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SIX UT FACULTY MEMBERS RECOGNIZED
AT HEALTH CARE HEROES AWARDS COMPETITION
Memphis, Tennessee (September 9, 2005) – As finalists in a field of outstanding Memphis area healthcare contributors, three University of Tennessee Health Science Center professors emerged as winners in the Memphis Business Journal’s annual Health Care Heroes Awards competition. Three others were recognized as finalists.
Sheldon Korones, MD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College of Medicine, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award; Ann Cashion, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Acute and Chronic Care Department in the College of Nursing, received the Health Care Provider (non-physician) Award; and Bob Moore II, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, took home the Health Care Innovations Award.
Three other UTHSC faculty were also finalists. Rex Amonette, MD, clinical professor of dermatology in the College of Medicine, placed in the Health Care Provider – Physician category; and Phyllis Richey, PhD, assistant professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics in the College of Medicine and Waletha Wasson, DDS, associate professor of restorative dentistry in the College of Dentistry, were both finalists in the Community Outreach category.
of these finalists has contributed significantly to UTHSC and to the health
care field. As the Lifetime Achievement
Award winner, Dr. Korones was recognized for establishing the
Cashion’s award recognized her role as a researcher and in improving the health
of individuals. As director of the UTHSC College of Nursing Center for Health
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Dr. Moore received the Health Care Innovations Award for his research and development of two compounds, one that reduces the loss of blood from traumatic wounds, and a second that is used to treat hemorrhagic shock. Through fast-track funding from the Department of Defense, Dr. Moore is working with Greystone Pharmaceutical, Inc. to deliver finished products to the military as soon as possible. The Memphis Business Journal’s assessment of Dr. Moore’s achievement states, “While the military is the first customer, both drugs should soon begin showing up in every ambulance and even industrial first aid kits, as they become the standard of care.”
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