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Stories of Healing, Education and Discovery

I am proud to introduce Paul Hauptman, MD, as the dean and chief academic officer of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM). His experience in medical education and research, as well as his clinical expertise in heart failure, will help open doors to new studies and new treatments.

Together The University of Tennessee Medical Center and UTGSM make up the region’s academic medical center. Our mission is threefold: to promote excellence through healing, education and discovery.

In this issue of Frontiers, we tell stories of hope, compassion and service. These stories show the benefits of having an academic medical center, right here in East Tennessee.

We hope you enjoy reading these stories. As always we welcome your feedback at

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Joe Landsman, President & CEO
University Health System, Inc.

Paul J. Hauptman, MD, Dean
UT Graduate School of Medicine


Stories of Healing, Education and Discovery

Conquering Colon Cancer

After a routine colonoscopy, Carolyn Richie was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer. Here’s how a compassionate care team and the right treatment helped her beat it.

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Welcoming a New Dean

In his role as Dean of UT Graduate School of Medicine, Paul J. Hauptman, MD, will help advance research and education across the medical center.

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The Gift of Living Donation

When Jenny Curry’s brother-in-law, Andy Cordle, was diagnosed with kidney failure, Jenny donated one of her kidneys to him.

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A Heart for Service

Michael Henry, nurse technician, turns his passion for helping others into a fulfilling, new career.

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