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Upcoming Events
BSN Open House
 Friday, September 27, 2019
10 am – 1pm

.Student Alumni Center (SAC) Auditorium

Details can be found at the following link:
Alumni Board Fall Meeting
October 10-11, 2019

Drury Inn, Franklin, TN 
Golden Grad Open House
October 17, 2019
College of Nursing Room 1039
White Coat Ceremony
Monday, October 14, 2019
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location - TBD
UTHSC Fall Commencement
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Cannon Center 
Kate Fouquier, Professor
Concentration Coordinator of the
DNP-Certified Nurse Midwifery Option

 Acute & Tertiary Care Department
August 1, 2019
Sally Humphrey, Assistant Professor 
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Dept.
August 12, 2019

Janeane Anderson, Assistant Professor 
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Dept.
August 15, 2019

August Birthdays
Trimika Bowdre - August 8
Ansley Stanfill - August 17
Ramona Jackson - August 17
Sara Day - August 21
Muriel Rice - August 21
Bobby Bellflower - August 24
Carolyn Graff - August 28
Congratulations to Sara Day for winning the Healthcare Hero’s Award in the category of “non-physician.”
Sara received this recognition Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from the Memphis Business Journal.  According to the journal, the award honors a person, other than a doctor, in a health care occupation who shows exemplary performance in his or her given field; one who goes beyond the normal call of duty (

Congratulating Dr. Ansley Stanfill on the submission of two NIH grant proposals!

The first proposal is an R01 for four years totaling $2,358,058 titled “ Measurement of cognitive recovery and methylation changes post-concussion”.  Dr. Stanfill and Dr. Jack Tsao(neurology) are teamed with Co-Investigators Dr. Xueyuan Cao (CON), Dr. Brandon Baughman (Neurosurgery), Dr. Mark Brady (Emergency Medicine), and Dr. J. Richard Walker (Emergency Medicine).  The goal of the project is to more accurately identify concussion injuries and recovery with a focus on ensuring a safe return to activities.  An objective measurement of concussive injury and recovery will have a major impact on public health by increasing the accuracy of concussion detection, fostering appropriate concussion treatment, and reducing the risk for further injury and post-concussion sequelae. 

The second proposal is a supplement to Dr. Stanfill’s current R01 for one year of additional funding for $61,745 to add Dr. Xueyuan Cao as a Co-Investigator on the award titled “A Multivariate Predictive Model for Long-term Disability Post Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Caucasian and African Populations”.  The supplement will expand the previously funded R01 by adding genotype and gene expression data from brain tissues and blood held in the Common Fund Genotype-Tissue Expression dataset.  The combined work together forms the foundation for a long-term program of research in developing targeted interventions to reduce post-stroke disability and improve outcomes. 

Congratulations to  Mona Wicks she been selected to serve 2-year term on UTHSC’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC). Team members across the Health Science Center with knowledge and experience will serve in an advisory role with the aim of making recommendations to the Office of the Chancellor regarding how to better leverage diversity and inclusion as an advantage in pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. The DIAC will also contribute to successful implementation of the university’s Strategic Map to institutionalize cross-cutting diversity and inclusion excellence points of interest. Dr. Wicks serves on the American Academy of Nursing’s Health Equity and Cultural Competence Expert Panel.
Mona Wicks serve as an invited panelist at the UTHSC Clinical Research Opportunity titled Open and Run Your Own Clinical Trial: A Workshop for Sponsor-Investigators and Staff. Dr. Wicks was asked to share her experiences from the perspective of a Principal Investigator and related to experience working with and serving on the UTHSC Institutional Review Board. The workshop will be held on August 23, 2019.


Congratulations to Beth Paton she received notification that her abstract titled: It Doesn't Have to Hurt: Innovative Pain Strategies for Pediatric Patients undergoing Surgery has been accepted for presentation at the NAPNAP 41th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care to be held in Long Beach, Calif. from March 25–28, 2020.

Congratulations to Reba Umberger her poster presentation titled: Role of pre-existing immunosuppressive conditions in sepsis readmissions was accepted for poster presentation at the Chest 2019 Annual Meeting on October 21, 2019 from 2:30-3:15.
Congratulations Adrian

McLain, A. J., & Nelson, S. L. (2019). Reframing the affirmative action debate to move beyond arguments for diversity and interest convergence. Barry Law Review, 24(2), 83-111.  
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Congratulations to Sarah Rhoads in the funding of her PCORI proposal titled “Innovative Care model for Older Adults with Chronic Heart Failure (i-COACH): A comparative effectiveness clinical trial for improving healthcare systems”!  UAMS will head up the project as the lead applicant and UTHSC will receive a subaward for $235,689 over the course of 3 years.  Dr. Rhoads will work with UAMS hospital system to determine the best mHealth equipment to use for the study, train staff to use the equipment, facilitate electronic health record and mHealth software portal compatibility, and collaborate with the patient advisory board to implement their guidance on the study protocol, equipment, and deliverables.  Congratulations, Dr. Rhoads!
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