Frontiers

Stories of Healing, Education and Discovery

Frontiers

Frontiers

Frontiers is our quarterly online magazine featuring stories of healing, education and discovery. Together The University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine make up the region’s academic medical center.

Frontiers stories serve to highlight the unique benefits UT Medical Center brings to the region as its academic medical center.

We hope you enjoy these stories, and we look forward to hearing from you at frontiers@utmck.edu.

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
865-305-9000 Find a Doctor Make an Appointment

Women Pushing the Frontiers of Research

The University of Tennessee Medical Center spotlights women’s research support through the Women in Science Initiative. Meet the first three recipients of the grant, and learn more about their research in the article below.

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Exceptional Care, Built Right In

A $6 million expansion to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit gives moms and babies the best possible care – and having their babies just down the hall makes families feel good.

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A NICU nurse watches over a premature baby

Leaving a Legacy

W. Bedford Waters, MD, a leading urologist and professor at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, exemplified excellence in medicine and leadership.

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W. Bedford Waters MD poses in blue scrubs in an operating room

Redefining Normal

After a spinal cord injury left 19-year old Mackenzie Johnson a paraplegic, instead of asking why, he and his family asked, “What’s next?”

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Mackenzie Johnson sits in a wheelchair holding a basketball

The Cancer Slayer

When Karisa Scott was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, she got treatment right here at home — with University of Tennessee Medical Center physicians, who teamed up to find a cure.

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Karisa Scott Kretschmer leans against a table in the medical library at UT Medical Center

20 Years of Growth

Two decades ago, University Health System was created to help the medical center better meet our community’s needs.

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Six light bulbs hanging in a row in perpetual motion

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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A Heart for Service

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

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Contact Info
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
865-305-9000 Find a Doctor Make an Appointment
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