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salutes the Engbretson Center for Women and the work of its three providers.

Dr. Malone graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis in 2007. She completed her OBGYN residency training at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2011. She is a member of IHI Committee Baptist Women’s Hospital here in Memphis.

The Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee will support clinical research efforts across the UT System. From left to right, Phil Cestaro, Karen Johnson, Chancellor Steve Schwab, Steven Goodman, Robert Davis, Bill Mason, and Ari VanderWalde.

UTHSC Launches Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has launched the Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee (CTN2). Operating as a separate 501(c) (3) subsidiary of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), CTN2 was created to enable UTHSC clinical research faculty to design, solicit, and conduct robust statewide clinical trials with the overarching goal of providing new therapeutics and medical devices aimed at improving the health of all Tennesseans. The Clinical Trials Network of Tennessee was the vision of Steven R. Goodman, PhD, vice chancellor for Research at UTHSC. “CTN2 will provide robust statewide clinical trials that will improve medical treatments, while providing UTHSC credit for the clinical trial contracts being performed by its faculty who are located at participating hospitals throughout the state,” Goodman said. CTN2 will allow UTHSC faculty to respond to opportunities for clinical trials at the speed of industry. The UT Board of Trustees committed $3 million in 2017 to support the first three years of CTN2 operations, and on March 23, 2018 the board agreed to release the first-year funds to UTRF, which will then fund CTN2. “Based on UTRF’s experiences supporting other projects across UT, we’ve established CTN2 as a nonprofit UTRF subsidiary and set up the bylaws to ensure that its governing board represents all of the stakeholders,” said Richard Magid, PhD, vice president of UTRF at UTHSC. Dr. Magid has also been elected to serve as the UTRF board representative for CTN2.



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Dr. Engbretson has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the Memphis area since 2007. She is in private practice but also focuses on underserved neighborhoods in the Memphis area via the Morning Center, a mobile maternity unity providing charitable prenatal care. Kathleen Behnke, FNP, has joined the Engbretson Center for Women as our nurse practitioner and will offer personalized care including a wide range of in-office patient care including well woman exams, and pre and post-natal care. Behnke received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2008.

Shannon Riedley-Malone, MD, Laura Engbretson, MD, Kathleen Behnke, FNP

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