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: www.utmem.edu/oed/2005LibertyLandAnnounce.htm. with a flu vaccination on:
Friday, Oct. 28
Prices are as follows: T-shirts will be sold on a first-come,
(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 utmem.edu.
right-side of the T- For more information on flu
shirt, while the right vaccines visit: http://www.cdc.gov/
graphic displays the
back of the jersey.
United Way Needs Help from UTHSC Employees
The UTHSC United Way Campaign at www.utmem.edu/unitedway, 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
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
be best served by using the campus
listserves. It may be accessed at www. Expo
utmem.edu 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.
Directory Update - Check Your Information
448-5544 The 2006 Campus Telephone Direc- the process. Updates made through the
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.utmem.edu. October for their review. In advance,
The information under UTHSC thank you for helping to make the 2006
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 www.utmem.edu/record. 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
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,
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 email@example.com. 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,
utmem.edu. 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
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
Ruchika Sharma, MD Claude Nahmias
Mojdeh Dehghan, DDS Instructor Professor
Assistant Professor Family Practice Clinic-St Francis Imaging Research
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
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
Jacqueline Newson Damon Jones
Financial Aid Specialist Olga Bridges Security Officer
Financial Aid Lab Animal Technician Campus Police
Elisheva Reese Li Lu
Research Assistant Susan Conner Research Associate
Ophthalmology Program Coordinator Pharmacy
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
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
Coordinator Gerre Harrell
College of Nursing Child Training Assistant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 volunteermemphis.org. 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.
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 email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
12-1:30 p.m., GEB A-304
More info: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon, Link Auditorium
More info: email@example.com 3-4 Memphis Bioimaging Symposium
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., GEB A-304
More info; email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rennolds Ostrom, assistant professor,
Department of Pharmacology “Palette of Grief Workshop”
12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Link Auditorium Barbara Rubel
More info: email@example.com 6-8:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Communion,
4645 Walnut Grove Rd.
“Drug Addiction” Common Circuits and More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 9 a.m.-Noon, Christ United Methodist Church
4488 Poplar Ave.
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org