In the new Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation, they’ll be able to hone their skills in virtual reality — using high-tech manikins (jointed, detachable models of humans) and other computer and robotic simulators — before experiencing the pressure of seeing actual patients. Formally opening on May 11, CHIPS, as the state-of-the-art center is… Read More
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Dr. Alan Blanton, who was diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea, 11 years ago, today is director of the William F. Slagle Center for Dental Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Kenneth Ataga, MD, has been named director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s new Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the College of Medicine. He will begin his new role July 1.
When Dr. Steven Goodman, vice chancellor for research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, arrived at the college more than two years ago, his ambition was to launch a statewide clinical trials network. That idea has now become a reality, with the creation of the Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee that’s operating as… Read More
The most common treatment for sleep apnea is the CPAP machine, but now there is a new option. Dr. Alan Blanton from the U.T. Health Science Center explains what it is.
As executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Kennard Brown believes UT “has a social responsibility to offer everybody an equal opportunity to contribtue to the greater good.”
Two medical students in the forensic medicine preceptorship program and a forensic pathology Fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) presented their research through poster presentations at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle last month. The Annual Meeting of the AAFS is the premier gathering of… Read More
Before local medical students can train with actual patients, they have to log time on a simulator. A very human-like simulator. Think a blinking, breathing, crying, baby-birthing simulator. Next month, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will officially open its latest project, the $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS).