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					                                   The University of Tennessee Health Science Center                           October 20, 2005

2005 Employee and Family Appreciation Day
     Make plans to attend the Employee and Family Fall Festival, which will be                 Boo Flu
 held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Libertyland from 6 to 10 p.m.
     T-shirts and wristbands are already available and can be obtained on sched-             Coming Soon
 uled days in the Madison Avenue Plaza Building. Employees will need to bring
 their ID or driver’s license to receive the wristbands.
                                                                                                   Free Flu Shots
     Each family member over the age of 3 will need a wristband to enter the                     Professionals with University
 amusement park. Individually, each employee will receive a total of six wrist-             Health Services are hoping to scare
 bands. The wristbands allow unlimited access to the rides. Tailgating is set to            the flu away before it hits by offering
 begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Libertyland parking lot, and departments are encour-             free vaccinations.
 aged to organize their own tailgate parties.                                                    “Boo Flu” will provide all inter-
     For additional information about the Fall Festival, paste the following link           ested UT faculty, staff and students
 into your browser:                          with a flu vaccination on:
                                                                                                  Friday, Oct. 28
     Prices are as follows:                      T-shirts will be sold on a first-come,
                                                                                                 (Tentative Date)
     (tax included)                         first-serve basis at the Madison Avenue
     • Child: Small - X-Large = $6          Plaza Building on the following days:             Lobby of Plaza Building
     • Adult: Small - X-Large = $7          • Friday, Oct. 21 -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.             8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     • Adult: 2XL = $8                      • Thursday, Oct. 27 -- 10 a.m. to 1                 (IDs are required)
     • Adult: 3XL = $9                      p.m.                                                The service is sponsored by the
     • Adult: 4XL = $10                                                                     Office of Student Life, the Student
     • Adult: 5XL = $10.50                                                                  Government Association Executive
     (The short sleeve T-shirts are hunter green,                                           Council, University Health Ser-
 while the long sleeve jerseys are dark gray. The                                           vices, the College of Nursing and
 long sleeve shirts cost an additional $2.)                                                 the College of Pharmacy.
                                                                                                If you have questions or need
                                                                                            any additional information, contact
                                                                                            University Health Services at 448-
        The left graphic                                                                    5630, or send an e-mail to cdeiss@
        depicts the front                                                         
     right-side of the T-                                                                       For more information on flu
   shirt, while the right                                                                   vaccines visit:
   graphic displays the
      back of the jersey.

                      United Way Needs Help from UTHSC Employees
     The UTHSC United Way Campaign           at, will be              “Chancellor William Owen, Jr., MD
is building momentum as the campus           updated weekly with campaign informa-        and the leadership of UTHSC are very
steering committee works to generate         tion, links to the Mid-South United Way      supportive of this year’s campaign, and
employee enthusiasm for giving to this       website and weekly donation totals.          we hope more employees will find a
great cause.                                     Campaign organizers hope employ-         way to give back to their community
     The steering committee has distrib-     ees will visit the website to learn more     through a donation or through payroll
uted pledge forms to all employees and       about the many agencies of United Way,       deduction,” said Sharon Richardson,
is keeping them up-to-date on campaign       and about how they can help in provid-       UTHSC’s campaign coordinator. For
progress through a campus website.           ing basic services to those in need in       more information, call Sharon at 448-
     The website, which can be found         Memphis and the surrounding areas.           4939 or visit the website.
On-line Bulletin Board
    Now Available
     Do you need to publicize an event or
want to share information with the cam-
pus? Now you can do it yourself through
a new feature on the UTHSC website: a
campus-wide bulletin board.
     Faculty, staff and students are en-                                                                          Airport
couraged to use this option for posting
Hurricane Katrina disaster relief infor-
mation, announcements, events, etc.
     The bulletin board is designed to
disseminate information that may not
                                                                                                                  & Safety
be best served by using the campus
listserves. It may be accessed at www.                                                                             Expo and is located in the bottom
right hand corner where it says “UTHSC                 The College of Nursing saluted the 30th anniversary of the Memphis
                                                  International Airport’s Dorothy L. Bobbitt Health Station by hosting a health and
                                                  safety expo on Friday, Oct. 7. The station is one of the college’s nursing faculty
                                                  practice enterprises. Pictured is an airport employee participating in one of the many
     The Record                                   free health screenings that were available throughout the main lobby area.

 Rebecca Ennis
                                                   Directory Update - Check Your Information
 448-5544                                             The 2006 Campus Telephone Direc-         the process. Updates made through the                               tory is currently in the production stages,   end of October will be included in the
                                                 and assistance is needed to ensure that       directory.
 Communications and                              faculty and staff listings are correct.            Refer questions about this process
      Marketing Team:                            Employees may check their individual          to: Rebecca Ennis at 448-5544, Brian
 Anne Manning                                    listings located in the alphabetical sec-     Wiuff at 448-4954 or Elizabeth May-
 Brian Wiuff                                     tion in the front of the directory.           nard-Garrett at 448-4957.
 Elizabeth Maynard-Garrett, APR                       To verify a listing and make chang-           Information for updating college
 Thurman Hobson                                  es, go to the UT Directory Check under        and departmental listings will be sent
                                                 quick links on the main page of the UT        to business managers and other admin-
 William F. Owen, Jr., MD                        Health Science Center website, which          istrative personnel during the month of
 Chancellor                                      is                             October for their review. In advance,
                                                      The information under UTHSC              thank you for helping to make the 2006
           Mission Statement
                                                 Directory Check guides users through          directory the best one yet!
 The mission of The University of Ten-
 nessee Health Science Center is to              Impressions Program to Host High School Students
 improve human health through educa-
                                                     The College of Dentistry’s chapter of the Student National Dental Association
 tion, research and public service, with
 an emphasis on improving the health of          will hold its first “Impressions” program on Thursday, Nov. 10.
 Tennesseans.                                        The “Impressions” program is designed to increase the number of applications
                                                 and acceptances of minority and underserved students into dental school. The first
 The Record is published by the office           “Impressions” program will consist of 50 high school students from East High
 of communications and marketing bi-             School. For more information, contact Dr. Waletha Wasson at 448-6380.
 monthly. The edition published on the
 first of each month is printed in hard
 copy. The mid-month edition is pub-
                                                       Few Days Left for Art of the Motorcycle
 lished online at                                  Presented by Wonders, Memphis
 E070401-010-05 (1016)                                The Office of Equity and Diversity is selling tickets for The Art of The
                                                  Motorcycle exhibit, which runs through Oct. 30.
 The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/            Ticket can be purchased at a reduced rate — $10 for adults and $4 for
 Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA
                                                  children — if the acquisition is through the Office of Equity and Diversity. For
 institution in the provision of its education
 and employment programs and services.            more information call 448-2112.
     Daniel Goldowitz, PhD, the Meth-         1960s that this award has been received     Tennessee Comprehensive Cancer Con-
odist Hospitals Foundation Professor          by a resident at UTHSC’s Department         trol Program Coalition and has been ap-
for Neuroscience, has been awarded a          of Surgery.                                 pointed chair of the Skin and Melanoma
five-year grant totaling nearly $4 million                                                Workgroup.
by the National Institute of Child Health          Tai-June Yoo, MD, PhD, chief of
and Human Development. Dr. Gold-              the allergy and immunology division and         Kathy Ryder, MD, associate pro-
owitz is the principal investigator on        professor in the College of Medicine,       fessor in general internal medicine, has
the grant, which will support a research      has been selected as the 2005 Il-Chun       published an article, “Magnesium Intake
team that will study the genes involved       Award laureate by the Korean Society        from Food and Supplements Is Associ-
in the development of the cerebellum, a       of Molecular and Cellular Biology.          ated with Bone Mineral Density among
part of the brain that is critical to move-        The Il-Chun Memorial Lecture and       Healthy Older White Subjects,” which is
ment and has been implicated in autism,       Award is given to a noteworthy candi-       highlighted in the Journal of American
schizophrenia, and other important neu-       date once every two years. The award        Geriatric Society. Dr. Ryder’s article is
rological disorders.                          will be presented to Dr. Yoo during the     featured as part of the journal’s publicity
                                              2005 annual meeting in Seoul, South         promotion campaign.
     Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD, professor          Korea, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, where he
of physiology, was recently awarded his       will give the keynote address.                   Raza Dilawari, MD, professor in
third National Institutes of Health (NIH)                                                 general surgery, was honored with the
grant. The nearly $1.5 million four-year          Edward Chaum, MD, PhD, re-              Methodist Healthcare Foundation’s
grant, awarded by the National Heart,         cently was awarded a $1.62 million          Living Award Saturday, Oct. 15. Dr.
Lung and Blood Institute, will focus on       National Eye Institute grant to develop     Dilawari and four others were honored
the earliest events in the process of ath-    computer-based methods for diagnosing       for their leadership and commitment to
erosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).     blinding eye diseases.                      the hospital.
     Dr. Tigyi joins four other UTHSC             The project is a three-year collab-
faculty members who each have three           orative research program among Dr.              Harry Papodopoulos, DDS, an
or more active NIH grants running si-         Chaum, of UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye              oral and maxillofacial surgeon, began
multaneously.                                 Institute, Ken Tobin Jr., PhD, of the Im-   his private practice at the University
                                              age Science and Machine Vision Group        Dental Practice at the 910 Madison Av-
     Daniel L. Baker, PhD, assistant          at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and       enue Building in September.
professor in the College of Medicine,         Karen Fox, PhD, interim vice chancellor         Dr. Papodopoulos practices the full
has received a four-year $260,000             of community affairs.                       scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery
American Heart Association National                                                       from removal of teeth to cleft and cra-
Center grant.                                      Malak Kotb, PhD, A. C. Mullins         niofacial surgery. Call 448-6476 for an
     “We will examine the distribution        Professor of Surgery and Molecular Sci-     appointment.
and formation of LPA (lysophosphatidic        ences and director of the Translational
acid) within human lipoproteins, and          Research Program in the College of               Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, as-
characterize the factors that influence       Medicine, will be honored at the next       sociate professor in hematology, spoke
its biological activity within the vascular   Annual General American Society for         on “Workup, Prognostic Factors and
system,” said Dr. Baker, explaining that      Microbiology meeting as the society’s       Markers” at the National Comprehen-
he hopes the research will help to iden-      2006 Immunology Division lecturer and       sive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) Clini-
tify novel targets for the prevention and     award recipient.                            cal Practice Guidelines in Oncology
treatment of cardiovascular disease.               The meeting will be held in Orlando,   Symposium on Monday, Oct. 10. The
                                              Fla., May 21-25. Dr. Kotb had previ-        University of Tennessee Cancer Institute
    Manuel Caceres, MD, thoracic res-         ously chaired the Immunology Division       is a member institution of NCCN.
ident in the Division of Cardiothoracic       of the society.
Surgery in the College of Medicine’s                                                           Surya Shah, PhD, professor of
Department of Surgery, has received a             Lawrence M. Pfeffer, PhD, Muir-         occupational therapy and neurology,
resident traveling fellowship grant from      head Professor and vice-chair of the        presented a one and a half hour interac-
the American Association for Thoracic         Department of Pathology and president       tive lecture at a symposium in Paducah,
Surgery. This is the first time since the     of the Faculty Senate, has joined the       Ky. on Saturday, Oct. 1.
  People                                                                                    Nursing News
                                                                                             • Carolyn Driscoll, graduate
     The University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently received a five-year     research assistant in the College of
$3.2 million grant as one of eight National Institutes of Health (NIH) Coopera-          Nursing, was an invited presenter at
tive Research Centers. The grant, which funds multiple projects and investigators        the North American Transplant Co-
directed at a common health problem, will focus on hepatitis C.                          ordinators Organization (NATCO)
     Program director for the grant, Tony Marion, PhD, professor in the Depart-          2005 Annual Meeting. Her topic was
ment of Molecular Sciences, is also the project leader on one aspect of the research:    “Management of Hepatitis C in Re-
to understand the reason for the poor immune response to the hepatitis C virus in        nal Transplant Patients: Who Should
chronically infected patients, particularly African-Americans. Lawrence Pfeffer,         be Treated Prior to Transplant.”
PhD, Muirhead Professor in the Department of Pathology and interim deputy direc-
tor at the UT Cancer Institute, is project leader to determine why African-Americans          • Patricia Cowan, PhD, an as-
are particularly unresponsive to therapy. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein, MD, associate           sistant professor in acute and chronic
professor of gastroenterology, will direct all clinical activity related to the grant.   nursing, was an invited speaker at
                                                                                         the North American Transplant Co-
   Recent Grants -                          Library Gets Grant                           ordinators Organization (NATCO) in
                                                                                         August. Her topic was “From Weight
   $5,000 or more                                The Health Sciences Library is one      Watchers to Bariatric Surgery: Man-
         Gary Keyes, PhD                    of a number of institutions, in part-        aging Obesity in the Transplant
       Whitaker Foundation                  nership with Johns Hopkins Medical           Population...What Works, What
   “2005 Bioimaging Symposium”              Library, to be awarded the prestigious       Doesn’t”
              $5,000                        Institute of Museum and Library Ser-
                                            vices (IMLS) grant.                              • Carol Thompson, PhD, pro-
        Lisa Tang, PharmD                        More than $21 million in grants         fessor in acute and chronic nursing,
       American Foundation for              were awarded to 37 library organizations     has been appointed to two commit-
      Pharmaceutical Education              from across the country.                     tees in the Society of Critical Care
      “Pre-doctoral Fellowship”                  The grants are designed to help         Medicine. They are the Audit Com-
               $6,000                       recruit and educate a new generation         mittee and the Finance and Invest-
                                            of librarians, while offsetting a current    ment Committee.
         Keith English, MD                  shortage of librarians.
         Morgan Foundation                       TaJuana Redmond, assistant direc-           • Cynthia Russell, PhD, associ-
   “Mechanisms of Cholangiocyte             tor of Health Careers Opportunity Pro-       ate professor in acute and chronic
  Activation by Bacterial Products”         gram at UTHSC, will assist the library       nursing, was asked to serve as a
               $67,949                      in carrying out its grant.                   manuscript reviewer for two journals
                                                                                         of which she is not on the review
                                                                                         boards: The Canadian Journal of
                                                                                         Nursing Research for its upcoming
                                                                                         edition on aboriginal health and The
                                                                                         Journal of Nursing Education.

                                                                                              • Rita West, second year docto-
                                                                                         rial student in nursing administration,
                                                                                         presented her poster titled “Reducing
                                                                                         Cost of Home Health Congestive
                                                                                         Heart Failure Patient Care Using
                                                                                         Interprofessional Evidence-Based
                                                                                         Practice” at the Sigma Theta Tau Nu
                                                                                         Lambda Chapter of Union Univer-
                                                                                         sity’s conference on Leadership and
                                                                                         Learning: A Workshop for Leaders
                                                                                         and Teachers in Nursing on Friday,
                                                                                         Oct. 7.
    UT Celebrates Grand Opening of Hamilton Eye Institute
                                                                       On Monday, September 26, UTHSC celebrated the grand
                                                                  opening of a dream…the second phase of the Hamilton Eye
                                                                       With this addition of the pediatric and adult patient care
                                                                  clinics and new educational facilities, the Institute now offers
                                                                  patient care, research and teaching resources in one location
                                                                  to serve the region. Located in the 930 Madison Avenue
                                                                  Building, this new facility has more than 60,000 square feet
                                                                  devoted to laboratory facilities, examination rooms, educa-
                                                                  tional and academic facilities, and administrative offices.
                                                                       Included in the clinical space is the Glaucoma Center,
                                                                  a general adult eye care clinic, subspecialty care clinics,
      Ralph Hamilton, MD, Memphis ophthalmologist and             a pediatric eye clinic, a wet lab for surgical instruction, a
 UT faculty member, (center) prepares to cut the ribbon at the    distance learning suite and an ambulatory surgery center.
 opening of the second phase of the Hamilton Eye Institute,       Medical libraries and resource centers for both physicians
 which was named in his honor.
                                                                  and patients are also included.
      From left to right, UTHSC Chancellor William F. Owen,
 Jr., MD, College of Medicine Dean Hank Herrod, MD, Barbara            The educational facility, located on the third floor, con-
 Howell Hamilton, wife of Dr. Hamilton, Barrett G. Haik,          tains a 99-seat auditorium, which is handicapped accessible,
 MD, UT Hamilton Professor and chair of the Department of         and has display cases filled with historic ophthalmology
 Ophthalmology, and Rob Carter, executive vice president and      equipment and memorabilia.
 chief information officer of FedEx Corporation, join in the           The Institute will also house a surgery center dedicated to
 ceremony on Monday, Sept. 26.                                    ophthalmology and is scheduled to open in January 2006.

Organizers Taking Saturday Science                                       Three Receive UTHSC
Academy Applications from Area Youth                                   Outstanding Alumni Awards
     Area youth will soon have a new reason to look forward
to the weekend – UTHSC’s Saturday Science Academy will                Three exceptional alumni were chosen by the College of
begin in January. But students must apply this month to be-       Medicine Alumni Council to receive the UTHSC College of
come eligible for the program.                                    Medicine’s 2005 Outstanding Alumnus Award.
     This academy, which is offered by UTHSC’s Health                 Presented annually, the award was created to give special
Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), provides more than            recognition to UTHSC graduates who have distinguished
just a normal classroom experience. Designed for disadvan-        themselves in their medical practice, their profession and in
taged students in Shelby and Fayette Counties, the academy        their community. Charles Edward Allen, MD (1954), Robert
provides interactive, hands-on experiences for youth who are      E. Tooms, MD (1956), and Lawrence D. Wruble, MD, (1958)
interested in the health profession. The program is designed      were presented the awards during a luncheon at the 2005
to target fifth through twelfth graders.                          Medicine Alumni Weekend, on Friday, Oct. 14.
     “I think kids benefit mainly because of the amount of ex-        Each award winner has left an indelible legacy in his
posure they receive in such a short time frame,” said TaJuana     chosen specialty: Dr. Allen in internal medicine and cardi-
Redmond, assistant director of HCOP.                              ology, Dr. Tooms in orthopedic surgery and Dr. Wruble in
     From January through March, students will learn medical      gastroenterology.
terminology in foreign languages, participate in a health read-       Dr. Allen was the driving force behind the founding of
ing comprehension class, discuss the cultural components of       the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State Uni-
healthcare and perform virtual dissections on the computer.       versity (ETSU), which had a profound impact on the level of
     UTHSC family members are invited to request an ap-           healthcare in the Appalachian areas of Tennessee, Kentucky,
plication, as well as tell their friends and family about the     Virginia and North Carolina.
program. Coordinators will accept applications from Friday,           Dr. Tooms made a huge difference in the lives of ampu-
Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 28. HCOP only has 90 openings        tees by being instrumental in the development of a number
for students who want to participate in the program. While        of research projects that resulted in increased mobility for
the academy is in session, special lunch programs will be         handicapped individuals.
provided where parents can bring their interested children to         In 1970, Dr. Wruble established the Memphis Gastroen-
participate. For more information or to obtain an application,    terology Group, the first gastroenterology practice in the city
contact TaJuana Redmond at                    of Memphis. Currently, he serves as the group’s president.
  Two Events Set for First Week of November
 Annual Hypertension Research Day                                 Memphis BioImaging Symposium
    Plan now to attend the 2005 E. Eric Muirhead Hyper-               The Memphis BioImaging Symposium (MemBIS) will
tension Research Day (HRD) from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m on           be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Fogelman
Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the North Auditorium of the Coleman        Executive Conference Center on the University of Memphis
Building at 956 Court Avenue.                                    campus.
    Launched in 1987 as a symposium honoring Dr. E. Eric              Co-hosted by the UT College of Health Science Engineer-
Muirhead to commemorate his numerous contributions to            ing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Memphis
hypertension research and the medical community, the Hy-         BioWorks Foundation, MemBIS will provide a one-day com-
pertension Research Day has grown into an annual special         prehensive review of bioimaging technology and clinical ap-
event.                                                           plications. The state-of-the-art in CT, nuclear medicine, MRI,
    Presented by the Cardiovascular-Renal Center of UTHSC,       ultrasound and digital radiography plus two keynote lectures
the program offers front-line information in cardiovascular      on “Small Animal Imaging” and “Imaging in Therapy” will
research, stimulates collaboration between laboratories at       be presented by international experts in each of these areas.
UTHSC and the guest speakers’ institutions, and leads to new     The program also includes a poster session for participants
ideas for research, treatment and drug design.                   to present recent research activities and commercial exhibits
    This year, four outstanding speakers will present the cut-   by symposium sponsors.
ting-edge clinical and basic science lectures. The HRD has            St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has designated this
been approved for continuing medical education credit and        symposium as continuing education activity for physicians
has been designated for a maximum of four hours in category      with a maximum of 8.5 hours of Category 1 CME credit.
1 for the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. The event is             MemBIS kicks off Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. with “The
open to all health science professionals and students.           NIH Outlook for Imaging” presented by John Haller, PhD,
    For more information contact Easter Jenkins in the De-       representing the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging
partment of Physiology at 448-7088 or ejenkins@pysio1.           and BioEngineering. A reception, sponsored by Luminetx,                                                       and poster viewing will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. The agenda
                      Speakers & Topics                          for Friday is:
    • 8 a.m. - “Hypertension and Kidney Disease Progres-              7 a.m.       Registration and Continental Breakfast
sion” - presented by George L. Bakris, MD, professor and              8 a.m.       “Computed Tomography Imaging”
vice chairman in the Department of Preventive Medicine and                         John Haaga, MD, FACR
professor of medicine at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s                          Case Western Reserve University
Medical Center and at Rush Medical College in Chicago.                9 a.m.       “Nuclear Medicine Imaging”
                                                                                   Henry Wagner, MD
    • 9 a.m. - “Arterial Blood Pressure Regulations and                            Johns Hopkins University
Hypertension: Physiological Mechanisms and Genetic De-                10 a.m.      Break: Exhibits & Poster Viewing
terminants” - presented by Allen W. Cowley, PhD, professor            10:30 a.m. “Magnetic Resonance Imaging”
and chairman of the Department of Physiology at the Medical                        Gary Fullerton, PhD
College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis.                                            The University of Texas at San Antonio
                                                                      11:30 a.m. Keynote: “Small Animal Imaging”
    • 10:15 a.m. - “The Pathogenesis of Hypertension:                              David Piwnica-Worms, MD, PhD
Roles of Oxidative Stress and Nitric Oxide Deficiency”                             Washington University in St. Louis
- presented by Christopher Wilcox, MD, PhD, chief and                 12:30 p.m. Lunch: Exhibits & Poster Viewing
professor of nephrology at Georgetown University Medical              1:45 p.m. “Digital Radiography Imaging”
Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wilcox also is the director of                      James Dobbins III, PhD
the Cardiovascular-Kidney Institute and director of hyperten-                      Duke University
sion and renal disease research.                                      2:45 p.m. “Ultrasound Imaging”
                                                                                   Christy Holland, PhD
    • 11:15 a.m. - “An ALLHAT Update: What has ALL-                                University of Cincinnati
HAT Taught us about the Management of Hypertension”                   3:45 p.m. Break: Exhibits & Poster Viewing
- presented by William S. Cushman, MD, professor, Depart-             4:15 p.m. Keynote: “Imaging in Therapy”
ment of Medicine at UTHSC and chief of the VA Medical                              Lei Xing, PhD
Center Hypertension Unit in Memphis.                                               Stanford University
                                                                      5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
  Ferrara Named Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
     Following a nation-wide                            he was vice president for    with the University of Illinois in Chi-
search, the UT Health Science                           administration and busi-     cago and Urbana-Champaign.
Center welcomes Tony Ferrara,                           ness affairs at the Uni-          “Tony recognizes and has success-
CPA, MAS, as the new vice                               versity of Texas Health      fully dealt with the special challenges of
chancellor for finance and op-                          Science Center at San        an academic health science center and
erations.                                               Antonio where he was         we are quite fortunate he has elected to
     A certified public accoun-                         responsible for overall      join us,” said Ken Brown, UTHSC chief
tant, Ferrara brings to UTHSC                           financial and administra-    of staff and search committee chair.
a strong experience in financial                        tive management, as well          Ferrara earned a bachelor’s degree
forecasting and the development       Tony Ferrara      as overseeing finances       in accountancy and a master’s degree
of business plans. Most recently,                       for the physicians’ prac-    in accounting from the University of Il-
he served for four years as vice presi- tice group.                                  linois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as
dent for administration at Binghamton        The first 18 years of his career were   a certificate from Harvard University’s
University in New York. Prior to that spent in various leadership positions          JFK School of Government.

                       New Faculty and Staff Join UTHSC Family
   A number of new faculty and staff members joined the ranks of UTHSC during the months of August and September.
 UTHSC warmly welcomes these new employees, who are serving in the following positions and departments.
   New Faculty Hired in August                Khanh Nguyen, MD                       Hongwei Dong, PhD
  Marco Chavarria-Aguilar, MD                  Assistant Professor                     Assistant Professor
            Instructor                      Department of Radiology                Anatomy and Neurobiology
    Clinical Ed-Chattanooga
                                              Tommie Norris, DSN                      Gina Defranco, DO
       Dave Clarke, MD                         Assistant Professor                          Instructor
       Assistant Professor                 Nursing-Academic Programs                Clinical Ed-Chattanooga
                                             Freedom Perkins, MD                      Mark Murray, MD
      Benjamin Dart, MD                        Assistant Professor                          Instructor
            Instructor                              Pediatrics                      Department of Anesthesia
    Clinical Ed-Chattanooga
                                             Ruchika Sharma, MD                         Claude Nahmias
    Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS                             Instructor                              Professor
       Assistant Professor               Family Practice Clinic-St Francis             Imaging Research
      Restorative Dentistry
                                        James Aubrey Waddell, PharmD               New Staff Hired in August
     Kimberly Fortner, MD                      Associate Professor                    Supriya Bavadekar
            Instructor                      Department of Pharmacy                     Research Associate
     Department of Ob/Gyn                                                           Pharmaceutical Sciences
                                                Karen White, MS
      Max Langham, MD                               Instructor                         Tamera Brandon
            Professor                      Nursing-Academic Programs                 Sr. Research Assistant
        Surgery-General                                                               Preventive Medicine
                                         New Faculty Hired in September
     Veronica Mallett, MD                      Mark Branch, MD                       Angela Bridgewater
       Professor & Chair                            Instructor                      Administrative Secretary
    Obstetrics & Gynecology               Family Practice Clinic-Jackson           Anatomy & Neurobiology

        Rajneesh Nath, MD                          William Byrd, MD                            Emma Clayborne
         Assistant Professor                            Instructor                               Coordinator
        Medicine-Hematology                  Family Practice Clinic-St Francis                 Med-Hematology
                              Additional Staff Join UTHSC Ranks
          William Gallon                      New Staff Hired in September                   Sarah Hineyk
           Sr. Custodian                          Sharon Anderson                           Health Educator
         Custodial Services                            Specialist                         Preventive Medicine
                                                     Safety Affairs
          Michael Jones                                                                    Bridgette Holden
     Sr. Material Control Clerk                      Zachery Armour                      Lab Animal Technician
          General Stores                              Sr. Accountant                     Comparative Medicine
                                                    Business & Finance
          Misty McFall                                                                     Lawrence Hunter
     Graduate Dental Assistant                       Jasmine Bagay                         Business Assistant
          Orthodontics                            Computer Information                      Ophthalmology
                                                    Specialist Library
        Jacqueline Newson                                                                    Damon Jones
      Financial Aid Specialist                        Olga Bridges                          Security Officer
           Financial Aid                          Lab Animal Technician                     Campus Police
                                                  Comparative Medicine
          Elisheva Reese                                                                         Li Lu
         Research Assistant                           Susan Conner                         Research Associate
          Ophthalmology                            Program Coordinator                         Pharmacy
                                                   Preventive Medicine
         Cynthia Stanley                                                                     Leslie Musick
         Assistant Director                           Toshia Dixon                            Data Analyst
           Financial Aid                              Social Worker                       Preventive Medicine
                                          Center for Developmental Disabilities
              Shu Sun                                                                 Jeannette Rawlinson-Stubbs
       Sr. Research Assistant                       Leadra Edwards                         Assistant Director
           Pharmacology                      Assistant Lab Animal Technician            Development - Memphis
                                                  Comparative Medicine
           Clover Swift                                                                      Michelle Sims
           Sr. Custodian                             Joycelyn Gray                         Research Specialist
         Custodial Services                  Sr. Administrative Services Asst.                Physiology
                                                 Development - Memphis
         Natalie Williams                                                                   Cord Williams
        Research Specialist                        Jennifer Goshorn                          IT Specialist I
        Preventive Medicine                            Audiologist                          Computer Center
                                          Center for Developmental Disabilities
           Janet Wood
            Coordinator                               Gerre Harrell
         College of Nursing                       Child Training Assistant
                                                        Child Care

     Michael Alston has been named director of Equity and               UT College of Medicine
Diversity at UTHSC. In this role, Michael will continue to
manage employee relations and will also monitor institu-         New Faculty Orientation & Reception
tional compliance of federally mandated initiatives (i.e.,                  Thursday, Nov. 3
Affirmative Action, EEO-Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADEA,           UT Student Alumni Center
ADA) and the Geier Consent Decree. Michael is completing
work on a doctorate in leadership: higher education admin-        4 - 5 p.m. Orientation in Auditorium
istration from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University’s            5 - 6 p.m. Reception in Room 305
college of education and human development. He also has
                                                                     Please RSVP by e-mail to or
17 years of service within the UT System that includes stints
                                                                 by phone 448-1375.
at UT-Martin, UT-Knoxville and UTHSC.
 Conference to Mentor Youth Comes to Campus                                                 “Thank You” for Relief Efforts
     The UT College of Social Work and          for the event. Organizers invite con-
the Memphis Mentoring Partnership               cerned professionals, religious leaders
(MMP) have teamed up to present the             and students involved in the mentoring
First Annual Conference on Mentoring            field to join them.
in the Mid-South.                                    Attendance fee per person is $75
     The conference, “The Promise of            for non-MMP members, $50 for MMP
Mentoring African American Boys,” is            members and $25 for students and ac-
set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct.     credited MMP members.
21, at the UT-Randolph Student Alumni                For more information on mentor-
Center on Madison Avenue.                       ing or the conference, contact MMP
     A full day of workshops and presen-        at Volunteer Memphis by phone at
                                                                                                 Chancellor William F. Owen, Jr., MD,
tations on this topic of critical interest to   901-523-2425 or e-mail ashoenfeld@
                                                                                            thanks members of the UTHSC family for
Memphis and Shelby County is planned                         their contributions to Hurricane Katrina
                                                                                            Relief Efforts at a reception on Friday,
                   COMPLIANCE CORNER                                                        Oct. 7, in the GEB Lobby.
                                   By: Carolyn Moffitt
                           Billing Compliance/Privacy Officer
                                                                                                 A special edition of The Record,
   Test What You Know About HIPAA               might put in place may include: keep-       printed earlier this month highlighted
                 Questions                      ing information on sign-in sheets to        many of UTHSC’s relief efforts.
        1. True or False: The HIPAA             a minimum; making reasonable at-                 The following is an additional list
   Privacy Rule requires covered enti-          tempts to keep conversations quiet          of individuals who gave their time at the
   ties to eliminate all risk of incidental     when patient information is being           Dunn Elementary Shelter as they helped
   use or disclosure of protected health        discussed among employees; taking           care for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
   information (PHI). For example, a            patients to a private area when dis-             Faculty members:
   physician practice must ensure that          cussing protected health information             • Catherine Crill, PharmD
   patient information is not overheard         with the patient; not allowing visitors          • Stephanie Phelps, PharmD
   by another patient.                          to be unsupervised in the office; and            • Andrea Franks, PharmD
        2. True or False: Covered entities      taking precautions and using judgment            • Stephan Foster, PharmD
   may refuse to accept complaints from         when leaving appointment reminders               • Christie Green, MD
   patients and instead direct them to file     on answering machines.                           PhD student:
   their complaints directly with Health             One should never leave a message            • Kirk Hevener, PharmD
   and Human Services.                          regarding protected health information           Pharmacy students:
                  Answers                       with someone other than the patient              • Ryan McCallum
        1. False                                answering a telephone call.                      • Ritchie Longoria
        The Privacy Rule does not re-                2. False                                    • Brent Reed
   quire that every risk of an incidental            Covered entities are required to
   use or disclosure of protected health        establish internal complaint systems
   information be eliminated.                   for patients to be able to file com-            The College of Nursing will serve
        A use or disclosure of this pro-        plaints regarding breaches of their         as a local host school for the Southern
   tected health information is not a           privacy.                                    Nursing Research Society’s 2006 meet-
   violation as long as the covered entity           The entity must provide patients       ing, which was originally scheduled
   has adopted reasonable safeguards as         with a notice that explains how a           for New Orleans on Feb. 1- 4. Because
   required by the Privacy Rule, and the        patient may file a complaint, as well       of Hurricane Katrina, the meeting was
   information being shared was limited         as the process for filing complaints.       moved to the Peabody Hotel in Mem-
   to the minimum necessary.                    The entity is responsible for keeping       phis. UTHSC representatives will assist
        Covered entities such as physi-         documentation of any complaints filed       the original planning committee with
   cian practices are required to enact         for a six-year period. The entity may       the relocation. Also, College of Nurs-
   reasonable safeguards to minimize            not intimidate, threaten, coerce or take    ing Dean Donna Hathaway, PhD, who
   unintended disclosure of PHI.                any retaliatory acts against patients for   serves as president of this organization,
        Examples of some reasonable             filing a complaint with the entity or       will pass the gavel to a new president at
   safeguards that a physician practice         with the government.                        the meeting.
 OctOber-NOvember 2005

                                                         28    “Boo Flu - Free Flu Shots”
                 October                                       (IDs Required)
                                                               8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Lobby of Plaza Building
21   “The Promise of Mentoring African
                                                               More info: 448-5630 or
     American Boys”
     First Annual Conference on Mentoring
                                                         31    “Management of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia
     in the Mid-South
                                                               in the Hospital Part 2: Aggressive Strategies
     8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Randolph Student Alumni Center
                                                               that Work”
     More info: (901) 523-2425
                                                               Timothy Breedlove, MD; Karen Cabell, DO,
                                                               and Thomas Gardiner, MD
25   “Occupational Safety and Health
                                                               11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Coleman A-140
     for First Responders”
                                                               More info:
     Speaker TBA
     12-1:30 p.m., GEB A-304
     More info:                                       November
     “Evoked and Spontaneous Synaptic
     Vesicle Recycling”                                  2     Hypertension Research Day
     Ege Kavalali, PhD, Center for Basic Neuroscience,         Multiple speakers
     University of Texas Southwestern                          8 a.m.-Noon, Coleman North Auditorium
     Medical Center at Dallas                                  More info:
     Noon, Link Auditorium
     More info:                        3-4   Memphis Bioimaging Symposium
                                                               Multiple speakers
26   “Drug-Drug Interactions and Metabolic                     Thursday, 6-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
     Complications of HIV Infection”                           Fogelman Executive Center at U of M
     Various Speakers                                          More info:
     11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., GEB A-304
     More info;                       3     “Resiliency in Health Care: An Essential Skill in
                                                               Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue”
     “The Opposition of TGFß-Mediated Fibrotic                 Barbara Rubel
     Signaling by cAMP in Heart                                10 a.m.-Noon, GEB A-302
     and Lung Fibroblasts”                                     More info:
     Dr. Rennolds Ostrom, assistant professor,
     Department of Pharmacology                                “Palette of Grief Workshop”
     12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Link Auditorium                        Barbara Rubel
     More info:                            6-8:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Communion,
                                                               4645 Walnut Grove Rd.
     “Drug Addiction” Common Circuits and                      More info:
     Behaviors in Rodents and Humans”
     Medicine Grand Rounds                               4     “How to Respond to Traumatic Grief
     Burt M. Sharp, MD                                         Situations”
     8 a.m., Coleman North Auditorium                          Barbara Rubel
     More info:                               9 a.m.-Noon, Christ United Methodist Church
                                                               4488 Poplar Ave.
                                                               More info:

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