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February 11, 2016

Pro Bono Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center to Open
Rachel Kay Stevens had just started Occupational Therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center when she died in her sleep in January 2015 at age 21.

October 29, 2015

Perera (’01) Honored with Goldberg Award
Dr. Minoli Perera (’01) was honored with the Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award. The Goldberg Award was established by the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 1986 to honor a young scientist for accomplishments in the field of clinical pharmacology.

October 27, 2015

J. W. Hudson, DDS '76 Receives Gies Foundation Award
J.W. Hudson, DDS '76, Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, received the William J. Gies Foundation Award during the opening ceremony of the 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Washington, DC.

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.

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