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GHHS 2019 Induction
Saturday, March 23, 2019
  March 23, 2019 Chattanooga, TN     11th Annual Induction CeremonyGold Humanism Honor SocietyUT College of Medicine Chapter   On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at a luncheon in the Walden Club overlooking downtown Chattanooga, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga hosted the 11th Annual GHHS Induction Ceremony welcoming 27 peer-nominated medical students who represent the top 15% of the College of Medicine Class of 2020 -- those who would be trusted most to care for their peers and their peers' family members.  In 2002, the national Arnold P. Gold Foundation established an international society to foster, recognize, and support the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine.  The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is committed to working within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture, and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for compassionate patient care.  The University of Tennessee established a GHHS Chapter in 2009 under the leadership of Dr. Mukta Panda and Dr. Owen Phillips with seed funding from the Gold Foundation.   Officials present  at today's event included R. Bruce Shack, MD (Dean, Chattanooga Campus), Robert Fore, EdD (Associate Dean/DIO, Chattanooga Campus), Mukta Panda, MD (Assistant Dean, Medical Student Education for the Chattanooga Campus and GHHS Chapter Advisor),  Renata Rosenthal, PhD (GHHS Co-Advisor, Memphis), James Lewis, MD (GHHS Co-Advisor, Knoxville), Michael Whitt, PhD (Interim Associate Dean for Medical Education, Memphis), and Muthia P. Muthia, MD (Student Selected Keynote Speaker - Memphis).  Student GHHS Chapter Leaders from the Class of 2019 also participated in the ceremony:  Noor Ashibli (M4) and Kamry Clark (M4).   Please join us in congratulating and honoring the following junior students who were inducted into the prestigious GHHS University of Tennessee Chapter today:   Sonia Ajmera Daniel Hamburger Erin Danielle Myers Hannah Allen Jackson Ross Hearn Jamie Myong Reece** Caroline Awh Ayub Khan Karwandyar Unsa Shafi Kristen Rae Booth Zara Latif Anna Maria Smith Louisa Chapoton Boyd Elizabeth Chandler Lee Nathan Russell Stanford   Charlie Rowland Boyle Phillip John Link Trent William Stethen Kimberly Keen Coca Bailey Diane Lyttle Sanhitha Valasareddy  Charles Jennings Freeburg         Morgan Sullivan Mayfield       Larissa Christina Wolf*** Victoria Ashley Godwin* Megan Theresa McGarel Tony Zibo Zhuang    *Memphis Student Liaison **Knoxville Student Liaison ***Chattanooga Student Liaison   As part of the event, faculty and residents who were selected by medical students rotating in Chattanooga during 2018 were also honored and received Teaching Excellence Awards:   UT College of Medicine Awards for Teaching Excellence - Residents              Department/Program Resident Name Emergency Medicine Residency Igor Tkachenko, MD, Chief Resident  Family Medicine Residency Jordan L. Kim, MD, Chief Resident  Internal Medicine Residency Suraj Shailesh Patel, MD, Senior Resident  Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Elissa P. Nagy, DO, Chief Resident Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Franklin B. Davis, MD, 3rd Year Resident  Pediatrics Residency Hannah E. Cox, MD, Senior Resident Plastic Surgery Residency Joshua J. Rivet, MD, 2nd Year Resident (PGY-7) Surgery Residency Victoria P. Miles, MD, 2nd Year Resident Urology Residency Nathan L. Jung, MD, Chief Resident     UT College of Medicine Awards for Teaching Excellence - Faculty Department/Program Resident Name Emergency Medicine Benjamin Smith, MD, FACEP, and Jessica Whittle, MD, PhD, FACEP Family Medicine Paul Dassow, MD, MPH, and Michael Shepherd, MD Internal Medicine Howiada Salim, MD, FACP Obstetrics & Gynecology Shanti Mohling, MD Orthopaedic Surgery Jeremy Bruce, MD Neurology Abdelazhim Sirelkhatim, MD Pediatrics  Wesley Davis, MD Plastic Surgery  Mark A. Brzezienski, MD, MS, FACS, and Jason Rehm, MD Plastic Surgery Jason Rehm, MD Psychiatry Audrey Hime, MD, and Joe Hime, MD Surgery  Robert A. Maxwell, MD, FACS Urology Amar Singh, MD, and Daniel Herz, MD   Updated 3/23/2019
Alper Humanitarian Awards 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
March 29, 2019 Chattanooga, TN   On Friday, March 29, 2019, The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga will sponsor the 12th Annual Alper Humanitarian Lecture and Awards, made possible through an endowment by the family of the late Harold Alper, MD, dedicated ENT Surgeon and Faculty member in the Department of Surgery.             The guest speaker will be Nancy Dickey MD.  Her presentation is titled "Can We Achieve Humanism in Medicine in a Snapchat World?".  After nearly 12 years of service as president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and vice chancellor for health affairs for The Texas A&M University System (January 2002 through October 2012), Dr. Nancy W. Dickey returned to the College of Medicine where she serves a number of roles both academic and administrative. During her tenure, the health science center grew the number of programs and number of graduates, expanded its research programs, and extended its service to the citizens of Texas. Currently, she serves as executive director of the Rural and Community Health Institute working with physicians and hospitals across the state of Texas to facilitate best practices in patient safety, enhanced quality of care, and physician excellence and demonstrating the importance of translation of sound policy and evidence-based medicine across the spectrum of practice sites and care delivery. Since July 2017, she has been the Department Head of the Department of Primary Care Medicine. Other roles at A&M include service as interim dean of the TAMHSC-College of Medicine (June 2000 until Dec. 31, 2001) and founding director of the TAMU Family Medicine Residency. Dickey was the first woman elected president of the American Medical Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards: Institute of Medicine (2007), Texas's Women's Hall of Fame (2010), and six honorary doctorate degrees.    Following Dr. DIckey's presentation, our Associate Dean and DIO, Dr. Robert Fore, and the Alper Family will recognize the nine nominees -- all residents in their final year of training in Chattanooga -- who have been nominated from their colleagues and faculty for the 2019 Alper Humanitarian Award:   Department 2019 Nominees Emergency Medicine Duane Jurma, MD, Chief Resident Family Medicine Alexandria Cooke, MD, Chief Resident Internal Medicine Byung Ban, DO, Senior Resident Obstetrics and Gynecology       Elissa P. Nagy, DO, Chief Resident Orthopaedic Surgery Ryan Voskuil, MD, Chief Resident Pediatrics Hannah Cox, MD, Senior Resident Pediatrics Nicholas Webster, MD, Senior Resident Surgery Gavin R. Wilks, MD, Chief Resident Urology Nathan Jung, MD, Chief Resident   At the conclusion of the announcement of the awardee, we will host a brunch in the Erlanger POB Conference Room to honor the Alper family, the speaker, the nominees, and the winner.   3/22/2019
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