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Department of Medicine News
Welcome to the Categorical Internal Medicine Class of 2018 and Preliminary Interns for 2016.
2015 Research in Medicine and AOA Student Research Day Winners
The Department of Medicine and AOA Student Research Day was held on Friday, February
20 with over 80 posters presented. First place presenters and second place recipients
were: (L-R) Joseph Cook, first place, Student; Ranjana Tripathi, first place, Post
Doc; Winston Okechukwu, M.D, Fellow, second place; James B. Dale, M.D, Keynote Speaker
and Gene Stollerman Endowed Professorship in Medicine; Philippe Prouet, M.D, first
place, Resident; Nick Hysmith, M.D, first place, Fellow, and Satish Singh, Ph.D, second
place, Post Doc. Not d Argun Can, M.D, second place, Resident.
Dr. Andrew Kang Receives 5-Year NIH Grant
Dr. Andrew Kang, Professor Emeritus, Division of Rheumatology, was recently awarded
a five-year NIH grant for $1,875,000 to examine whether Vitamin D may alter the immune
system to improve Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Dr. Seunghyun Kim Named 2014 Henry Christian Award Recipient
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Seunghyun Kim, Fellow in
the Division of Rheumatology, was selected as one of this year's recipients of the
2014 Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research. This
prestigious award is given to a trainee selected by a panel of peer reviewers from
scientific research papers presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American
Federation for Medical Research.
Department of Medicine Research Symposium
These were awardees (student, resident, post-doc fellow and fellow) at the Research
in Medicine Symposium, March 21, 2014. From left to right: F. Al Darazi, Argun Can,
Blake Siegel, Shannon Ziedermeyer, Zorica Janjetovic, Lindsay Meyers, Seunghyun Kim,
Cezary Skobowiat; Dorothy Kakoola (not pictured).
Department of Medicine Programs Achieve Five Year Accreditations
The Department of Medicine congratulates Program Directors Drs. Kim Huch, Sam Dagogo
Jack, Mohammad Ismail, Santhosh Koshy, Ray Osarogiagbon, K Ramanathan, Karl Weber
and Coordinators Susan Andrews, Margo Blake, Brenda Coleman and Carol Lipman for their
outstanding collaborative efforts that resulted in unusually long five year accreditations
for Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Internal Medicine
and Interventional Cardiology (two year accreditation).
According to Dr. Gene Mangiante, Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education,
a five year ACGME cycle "has been a most rare event."
Congratulations to all involved!!
Solomon Receives Founder's Medal
Solomon S. Solomon, MD, UTHSC Professor of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology, Memphis
Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center received the prestigious Founder's Medal by the
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) during the Southern Society's annual
meeting on February 25 -27 in New Orleans. The Founder's Medal is the highest honor
for research and academic achievement awarded by the society.
Dr. Solomon is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and educator. He has
authored more than 150 research articles. He is recognized for his innovative research
on insulin and diabetes. His work has helped to define the biochemical and molecular
basis of diabetic and the nature of insulin resistance in Type II diabetes.
Cushman on Blood Pressure and Diabetes
In the April edition of Internal Medicine News, UTHSC Professor Dr William C. Cushman examines the correlation between systolic
blood pressure and diabetes.