Department of Medicine
Established in 1911, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is the education and research hub of one of the nation's oldest and largest medical centers. As the largest Department on the UTHSC campus, we are committed to outstanding clinical care, education and research. Our physicians offer compassionate, cutting-edge patient care consistent with the latest medical evidence, as only a top academic health science center can provide. We are fortunate to have physicians who are renowned in their fields and widely acclaimed for their
expertise. Our professors educate the next generation of physicians with the best available scientific and clinical knowledge. Our medical scientists seek to discover
the causes of illnesses and to translate those discoveries into new therapies for curing and preventing disease. We are supported by a talented administrative,
clinical and research staff that is committed to excellence.
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Guy L. Reed, MS, MD
Department of Medicine News
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.