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August 26, 2015

Strep vaccine invented in Memphis moves closer to market
A medicine invented in Memphis to treat strep infection moved a step closer to commercialization.

August 19, 2015

Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize Awarded to Krishnakumar Kizhatil, PhD '00
The New York Academy of Medicine has awarded the 2015 Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize to Krishnakumar Kizhatil, PhD '00 of the Jackson Laboratory and Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his 2014 research paper, “Schlemm’s canal is a unique vessel with a combination of blood vascular and lymphatic phenotypes that forms by a novel development process.”

August 14, 2015

R. Lebron Cooper, MD '91, Appointed Chair of Anesthesiology
David M. Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the College of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named R. Lebron Cooper, MD, chair for the UTHSC Department of Anesthesiology. An alumnus of the UTHSC College of Medicine in Memphis, he will begin his new role on September 28.

July 30, 2015

UAMS Names Cowan '99 New Nursing Dean
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing has named Patricia A. Cowan '99 as its new dean.

July 27, 2015

Cindy L. Amundsen, MD '91 named Roy T. Parker Professor
The endowed professorship is the most distinguished award given to physician/scientist who has demonstrated extraordinary scholarly activity in advancing medical science and human health.

July 23, 2015

UTHSC files permit for drug manufacturing facility
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is about to start construction on a new drug manufacturing facility that will allow it to contract with the private sector on the aseptic formulation and compounding of clinical trial drugs.

June 11, 2015

Wendy M. Likes Named Dean for College of Nursing
Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, has been named permanent dean for the College of Nursing, after more than 10 months as interim dean. In this role, Dr. Likes will serve as the lead administrator for the college with responsibility for managing a team of more than 105 faculty and staff members.

May 28, 2015

Roy Thompson, DDS '78 Honored by Tennessee Dental Association
Murfreesboro dentist Dr. Roy Thompson received the Jack Wells Memorial Dedication to Dentistry Award during the Tennessee Dental Association's Music City Dental Conference, the TDA's 148th annual session, in Nashville.

May 27, 2015

Dean Wins Clinician of Distinction Award
Marie Chisholm-Burns, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, Dean and Professor of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received the Clinician of Distinction Award from the American Society of Transplantation (AST) at the recent 2015 American Transplant Congress in Philadelphia.

April 17, 2015

Michael S. Bronze, MD '82, MACP To Become Local Governor
Michael S. Bronze, MD '82, MACP will become Governor of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. His term will begin during Internal Medicine 2015 - the ACP annual scientific meeting in Boston, MA, April 30-May 2.

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