Under the direction of David Stern, MD, formerly Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, UTHSC has been at the forefront of addiction medicine. Dr. Stern, who is now the vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives at UTHSC, led the launch of the UTHSC Center for Addiction Science, which combines evidence-based… Read More
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David M. Stern, MD, has been named vice chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives, a new position at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He began his new role last month. In his previous role as executive dean and vice chancellor for Clinical Affairs, he amassed a long list of accomplishments including recruiting… Read More
Like the rest of the country, Tennessee hasn’t been a spared the opioid crisis. Between 2011 and 2015, over 6,000 lives were lost in the state due to overdose deaths from opioids. There are other longstanding addiction problems as well. For instance, alcohol is still the most commonly abused substance in Tennessee. About 1 in… Read More
Tennessee leads most states in taking hard hits from the opioid epidemic, but if Dr. David Stern gets his way, the state also will lead the charge in combating the crisis. As vice chancellor for health affairs for statewide initiatives at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Stern is proposing adding standardized… Read More
In making the appointment, David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, said UTHSC is “delighted and honored” that Dr. Shack will lead the college’s Chattanooga campus.
“We are essentially the equivalent of a stroke center delivered to the doorstep of the patient,” said Dr. Andrei Alexandrov, University of Tennessee Health Science Center neurology professor, chairman of the neurology department and medical director of the stroke ambulance.