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Building Our Future Together

UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE Dean, College of Health Professions Stephen E. Alway, PhD, FACSM Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration Paul Edwards, MBA, MAcc

Table of Contents

Interim Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs MaryAnn Clark, EdD

Letter from Dean Alway..............................................................................................2

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Richard Kasser, PhD, PT Chair, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology Ashley Harkrider, PhD Chair, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Kathleen Kenwright, EdD, MLS(ASCP)SI, MB Chair, Department of Health Informatics and Information Management Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA, FAHIMA Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L Chair, Department of Physical Therapy Carol Likens, PT, PhD

Report from the Chancellor.......................................................................................3 Blueprint for the Future.............................................................................................. 4 By the Numbers .............................................................................................................6 PT: Cross-College Research in Mobility Issues ................................................8 HIIM Creates Doctoral Program.............................................................................10 OT: Making a Difference in the Community..................................................... 12 Tamika Catchings Inspires, Gives Back to ASP............................................... 14 “Queen of Heme� Retires.......................................................................................... 16 COHP Briefs .................................................................................................................... 18 Campus Briefs............................................................................................................... 22

Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs Love Collins, III, MBA

Student Profiles............................................................................................................ 24

Associate Vice Chancellor for Development Bethany Goolsby, JD

Student Leaders Honored....................................................................................... 35

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs Tim Lanier

1911 Society Donor Recognition............................................................................36

Associate Director of Alumni Program Kristin Attaway Assistant Director of Development Michelle Nixon Senior Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services Jada Williams Senior Director, Alumni Programs Chandra Tuggle

Congratulations 2017 Graduates.......................................................................... 32

Golden Graduate Homecoming 2017................................................................ 40 Where Would You Be Without UTHSC?...........................................................42 Faculty Publications and Presentations............................................................44 In Memoriam...................................................................................................................49 Legacy Society ............................................................................................................49

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing Sally Badoud, MBA Editor Peggy Reisser Contributing Writers Peggy Reisser Amber Carter Jackie Denton Sue B. Hume, PhD, CCC/SLP Designer Adam Gaines Photographers Allen Gillespie Brandon Dill Natalie Brewer Jackie Denton Thurman Hobson Peggy Reisser

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Letter from Dean Alway I am deeply honored and excited to become the Dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I am equally excited to work with the outstanding and committed faculty, students, and alumni, as well as the greater campus community to continue to provide world-class education and clinical outreach, and to develop new and stimulating research programs that provide opportunities for our students and our faculty to be engaged in nationally impactful research. We have challenging times ahead in higher education. Across the nation, our academic institutions have typically seen reductions in state funding, and this has impacted educational opportunities at those institutions. However, our Tennessee legislators have supported our academic institutions, because they know and value the impact our students and programs make in our communities. We appreciate their continued support. Nevertheless, if we are to grow, as we can and must, we will need a wider base of support. We will need to expand our clinical operations and the training opportunities for our students. We will also need to develop and foster a research infrastructure that supports and grows world-class research and discovery. Furthermore, we will need to develop undergraduate training opportunities and scholarships for new undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in health care. To this end, we will be developing a new educational undergraduate program, which will prepare students (with a BS degree) for graduate training in health care fields. To raise our national visibility and ranking, we will need to invest in research. This will be done in part by developing a PhD degree, which will prepare students for careers in academia, industry, or other opportunities in health care delivery that investigate new ways to prevent or treat disease or improve rehabilitation outcomes. We will be recruiting world-class researchers, building state-ofthe-art research facilities, and partnering with research institutes on and off campus. We will also be seeking your help as we identify resources to create our research programs and scholarships, particularly for students from underrepresented groups, to work in these research training programs, and in doing so, put the College of Health Professions on the international map. Our goal is to partner with our alumni, community, and state, to impact health care for our citizens in Tennessee and beyond. As a college, our true self is best reflected in our values — effort, curiosity, inquiry, respect, accountability, and appreciation. It is with these core values that we stand strong, as we embark on a new vision in the College of Health Professions. I stand resolved in knowing that an education is of lasting value. Our college family demonstrates this every day, and this will only grow stronger as we increase the impact and effectiveness of our teaching, our research, and our health care initiatives, and in service to our communities. Let’s build our future together.

Stephen E. Alway, PhD, FACSM Dean, College of Health Professions

UTHSC Chancellor Lauds Performance; Issues Challenge for Future The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s academic and clinical performance in 2016-2017 was “at a national caliber level,” Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD, said during his annual State of the University Address. Revenues were the highest ever for the university, and student recruitment and performance continued an upward trajectory.

current dental building, and offering a more attractive façade, as well as additional clinical and academic space.

“I think we’ve concluded a very strong year,” he said. The progress pushes the university steadily toward the goal he set several years ago to move into the top quartile of academic health care institutions.

“We are steadily and reliably bringing faculty, staff, and students best-in-class practice facilities,” Dr. Schwab said.

Dr. Schwab said the university has continued to expand its reach across the state with clinical programs in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. “We truly are a state-spanning institution,” he said. UTHSC generated $357 million in clinical revenue; $257 million in sponsored programs (non-clinical grants and contracts), the largest in the UT System; $17 million in philanthropy; $141 million in state appropriations; and $86 million in tuition. “This is the most revenue we’ve ever had, and it finds us in a very strong go-forward position to carry out our missions,” he said. Dr. Schwab pointed to the unprecedented construction on campus as a tangible sign of progress. He cited the new Delta Dental Building planned for the Memphis campus, describing it as a glass-and-steel structure wrapping the

Impending renovation on the Historic Quadrangle will return students to the center of campus for the first time since the 1970s. Renovations to the Nash Building and Nash Annex will yield an additional 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research space in Memphis.

The Center for Health Care Improvement and Patient Simulation soon to open in Memphis is a reflection of this. It will allow students from all six colleges to train together in simulation settings. Enrollment continues to climb to a total of 3,201 students and 1,496 residents and fellows, he said. “Our graduation rates are spectacular.” The most recent graduation rate is at 97 percent, and the first-time board pass rate is at 94 percent. Dr. Schwab cited the College of Dentistry for its reaccreditation and its expanding statewide clinical practice program. “It’s a credit to have that group here,” he said. He commended the UTHSC faculty and staff for their work, and encouraged an even stronger performance in the future.



A Bright Future Ahead Dean Stephen Alway comes to UTHSC with a clear goal – to guide the College of Health Professions to a slot among the top 20 colleges of Health Professions in the country by 2025. That’s the long-term objective. The immediate focus, however, will be on growing research, expanding programs, increasing the college’s impact on the community, and raising its national and international visibility, he said. Accomplishing these, will move the college toward his ambitious seven-year goal. “Our college has a vision for education, research, clinical practice, and public service. We are very strong in our educational profile, our clinical output and our service are doing very, very well. Research will become our primary focus over the next little bit, so we can bring that up to the level that the other areas already are,” he said. He’s committed to making investments in infrastructure, in personnel, and in building new spaces for research, which will then attract strong, recognized researchers to this campus. “The idea is that we want to create a really strong researchfocused, educationally integrated, clinical output factory basically, so our students are well versed in state-of-the-art clinical research and service components,” he said. Dean Alway, who joined UTHSC in mid-December 2017, is well versed in building programs to achieve national recognition. He previously served as chair of the Division of Exercise Physiology, executive chairperson of the Department of Human Performance and Applied Exercise Science, and senior assistant dean for Research and Graduate Studies at West Virginia University School of Medicine. During his 12-year tenure as chair of Exercise Physiology, the program grew to become the largest undergraduate degree-granting program at West Virginia University and the premier pre-medical training program at the university. 4


“I came here because we have a strong potential for growth in programs and departments, and to really make an impact, so that the citizens of Tennessee can benefit from the visibility of the research and clinical service we are going to be adding,” the dean said. Dean Alway said he believes the college must evolve and redefine its goals. “The mission and vision of the COHP will be accomplished by developing a culture that embraces research, clinical care, and education as one, not separate, missions,” he said. He believes moving from a primary focus of educating students in a didactic fashion to engaging them in cutting-edge research will propel the COHP into national prominence. “This change will make an important and lasting impact in health care delivery at the regional, state and national level,” he said. For 30 years, Dean Alway has studied gerontology and the mobility and balance issues aging can bring. He said he hopes to develop research at UTHSC that focuses on helping people age well. He also envisions research in exercise as a tool to reverse muscle wasting brought on by aging and many diseases. “We want to go well beyond the point of bringing a person back to normal function,” Dean Alway said. “We want them to be better going out the door than they ever thought possible.” He said the emphasis will be more holistic in understanding what is causing issues and how to prevent them. “We are an academic institution, and we are here to train students to be the best clinicians and researchers and educators that we can, but if everything that we do at the end of the day stays inside the confines of these walls, then we haven’t accomplished our jobs,” the dean said. “Our jobs are ultimately to translate that into making the lives of citizens of our state and nation better.”

Innovations Ahead With the vision defined and the missions mapped out, Dean Alway offers some specific steps for the near future and the longer term.

Education • Develop a BS degree program in Biomedical Health Sciences to prepare students for any field in health care. Multiple tracks will prepare students with prerequisites to compete for further training in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab sciences, occupational therapy, etc. A new department will be added to house this program, along with new faculty.

• Develop a college faculty health plan for clinical service. Establish a “one-stop” clinical care lab that will include all clinical departments and faculty on the Memphis campus, providing the greatest opportunity for generating collaborative pilot data from the faculty. New clinical research laboratories will collaborate so patients coming to the clinic can be easily enrolled in research trials. • Partner with community based programs to develop community outreach using the clinical treatment labs as a base of outreach. Establish satellite community outreaches in churches, schools, community centers, and other environments to extend health care to people who are unable to come to campus. • Identify new clinical internship service opportunities for training students.

• Develop a PhD in Rehabilitative Sciences program with strong links to other UTHSC colleges and potentially colleges at other institutions. • P  erform assessments to determine which accredited programs can and should grow. Curriculum will also be evaluated. • Add programs that increase the breadth of health care training in the College of Health Professions.  evelop links and agreements with community • D colleges to encourage students to finish their BS degree in the COHP.

Long-term Plans • Begin planning for a new building for COHP, or fully renovate an existing building on the Memphis campus. • S  trengthen college collaborations and develop a sense of partnership with other colleges at UTHSC. Seek partnerships with other institutions. • E  stablish scholarships and funding opportunities to train underrepresented groups.

Clinical Outreach and Service

• E  ncourage faculty and students to engage in national service and compete for national awards to assist in elevating national visibility and graduate student recruitment.

• Increase contact with community stakeholders.

• Obtain resources for endowed chairs.

• S  upport the relocation of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology into the new building on the Knoxville campus.

• Identify new space and expand the COHP to Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

• Identify and renovate new clinical lab space for a new integrative clinical facility. UTHSC COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS | SPRING 2018


By the Numbers





BS MLS: 27 MS CLS: 20 MCP: 10







DPT: 173 ScPT: 1

BS IN ASP: 58 MS IN SLP: 83 AUD: 64






PT Department Contributes to Cross-College Research in Mobility Issues In a newly equipped physical therapy research lab in the lower level of the 930 Madison Building on UTHSC’s Memphis campus, investigators from two disciplines are melding their expertise to conduct an innovative study aimed at improving the lives of people with impaired mobility due to stroke, neuropathy, or traumatic brain injury. Kunal Singhal, PhD, PT, assistant professor in the Physical Therapy Department, and Phyllis Richey, PhD, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, have been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study the effectiveness of new robotic exoskeletal technology for use with military service members and veterans who have limited mobility due to a neurologic injury. Dr. Singhal focuses on mobility issues and movement science. Dr. Richey, who also has an appointment in the PT Department, is an exercise physiologist, who has specialized in clinical trials for healthy lifestyle interventions. They are conducting two Department of Defense grants totaling approximately $3.5 million, and have formed a cross-college research team that aims to secure more grant funding for mobility research in the future. “We are aiming to establish our research group as a leading mobility improvement group, improving the overall function and quality of life,” Dr. Singhal said. The team also includes additional researchers from the College of Health Professions and the College of Medicine. Dr. Richey, is co-principal investigator on an earlier $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to study whether a computer controlled prosthetic foot improves mobility of amputees better than a traditional prosthesis. Dr. Singhal is a co-investigator on that grant. That study, Veterans Advancing Lower-limb Orthotic Research (VALOR), is ongoing. The latest grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity has Drs. Richey and Singhal as co-principal investigators conducting the Veterans and Active Duty Service Members Leading Orthotic Research (VALOR II) study at UTHSC. The aim of the study is to determine if a powered ankle-foot orthosis (PAFO) will



improve function for the typical service member or veteran who has a suffered neurologic injury resulting in lower extremity impairment. Titled, “The Effect of a Powered Ankle Foot Orthosis (PAFO) on Function, Safety, and Quality of Life in Military Service Members and Veterans Who Wear a Prescribed Orthosis,” the project will be funded over three years. The traditional fixed ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) generally prescribed for people who have lower limb impairment (foot drop) resulting from a neurologic injury has not had major innovation for more than 30 years. This orthotic holds the ankle in a relatively fixed position when a step is taken, which alters normal walking pattern, throwing off balance, and increasing the risk of falling in comparison to those without foot drop. The newest orthotic technology, the PAFO, allows the affected ankle to move, both lifting the toe and providing push-off as steps are taken. The research will look at whether this updated technology improves functional performance, walking ability, safety, and quality of life. Recruitment for the study is expected to begin in the summer. Sixty-four participants will be sought, half will receive the PAFO, and half will continue to wear their prescribed AFO. All will receive eight weeks of physical therapy and be compensated up to $250 for participation. “We are very excited about this second Department of Defense award and cross-college collaboration to enhance patient outcomes through improved mobility,” Dr. Richey said. “With this project, I am very interested to see if the PAFO may actually improve long-term function in these patients, and potentially carry over to when it’s not being worn.” Dr. Singhal said it is rewarding to see this research recognized and funded at the federal level. “It will be interesting to see if we can not only improve the quality of movement, but also bring about meaningful changes in overall patient function through the use of technology often not available to this subset of the population,” he said.

Drs. Kunal Singhal (right) and Phyllis Richey are collaborating on research to improve the quality of life of those with mobility issues. They are pictured in their lab with a new projection screen/treadmill used for assessing gait.

HIIM Creates Doctoral Program to Develop Advanced Data Skills The era of Big Data demands an army of experts — not just data inputters, IT techs, and number crunchers, but highly skilled professionals trained to translate the mountains of data produced into the meaningful information that will shape the future of health care. The Department of Health Informatics and Information Management in the College of Health Professions has developed a doctoral concentration to fill this need. The new HIIM doctoral track embeds health informatics and information management into an existing health policy program to help inform and influence health policy research and outcomes.



Students gain in-depth experiences with data analysis, data modeling and data mining. Courses provide an overview on clinical health care delivery systems, telehealth and mobile health, privacy and security of health information, ethical health informatics challenges and opportunities, and health care innovation. The HIIM faculty saw the need for this program, and worked with the College of Graduate Health Sciences to develop and obtain approval, said Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA, CHPS, chair and professor in the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management. It is currently offered through the Health Policy and Outcomes Research doctoral program in the College of Graduate Health Sciences.

The evolution of the program started in the spring of 2016 with three courses, and expanded in the fall of 2016 with five courses, when the doctoral concentration was approved. This is an innovative step for the department’s faculty, as HIIM programs traditionally are taught at the bachelor’s and master’s level, Dr. Reynolds said. “Not many universities have doctoral programs like this, although there is a huge demand from the industry, both from health care, as well as insurance and academic and research entities,” said Sajeesh Kumar, PhD, interim director of the program. “Currently, the U.S. health care system is going more and more digital,” Dr. Kumar said. “This needs a high level of management.” Professionals must be highly skilled not only in data management and analysis, but in privacy and security issues as well, he said.

The doctoral program has accepted its first cohort of four students. The concentration is expected to take approximately 4.5 years to complete, depending on whether a student is full or part time. Dr. Kumar pointed out that UTHSC has a strong history with distance learning, and the program, with its online component, is well placed so its students can benefit from faculty and research being done across the university. “Also, we have a good collaboration with the University of Memphis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so students have access to courses from these places, as well as research and faculty resources,” Dr. Kumar said. The HIIM department offers a master’s degree in Health Informatics and Information Management and a certificate program in HIIM.



OT Department Making a Difference in the Community The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center is a tangible example of the College of Health Professions’ dedication to community service. Launched in February 2016 by the students and faculty of UTHSC’s Occupational Therapy Department, the center is the only pro bono, pediatric clinic in the area providing OT services to children and their families who are uninsured or underinsured. It was founded in memory of Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) student Rachel Kay Stevens, who died suddenly, shortly after starting her training at UTHSC. To further honor her memory, the OT Department awarded her a posthumous degree at spring commencement. Her parents, Randy and Katrina Stevens, accepted the degree. The center is managed and staffed primarily by MOT student volunteers, under the direct supervision of UTHSC faculty. It has served roughly 290 clients since it opened. More than 60 percent of initial visits are screenings, many of which might not have been possible without the center. MOT students and faculty not only staff the center, but are committed to helping fund it.



For the second consecutive year, they will host a community art auction to raise funds for the center. The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center Art Show and Auction is set for May 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Madison Plaza Building on the Memphis campus. Admission is free, and the public is invited to view and bid on the pieces done primarily by children who are receiving OT services or are enrolled in resources or special needs classes in the community. Macy Porter, a second-year MOT student who is chairing the event, said the auction perfectly displays the value of occupational therapy and of the center. “I absolutely loved last year’s inaugural art show and seeing each participants’ unique artistic abilities,” she said. “The auction is a fun way to bring in funds and raise awareness about the center. More importantly, this event allows children with special needs to showcase their talents and make a difference in the community.” MOT students have reached out to local schools, pediatric clinics, hospitals, and private practices to solicit the artwork to be displayed and sold. “Art is something that anyone can participate in,” Porter said.

Sharing the dream

The event themed, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” is expected to feature up to 75 pieces for auction or sale. Organizers are working with local artist group, The Artist Commons, which is donating five pieces and collaborating on several projects. “We are excited to be able to have the art community more involved this year,” Porter said. All proceeds go to the center, which provides developmental screenings, evaluations and occupational therapy treatment for children, as well as parenting education classes. Students also perform outreach initiatives to improve the lives of children and families in the community. Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, chair and an assistant professor in the OT Department, said the center has been a win/win for the university and the community. “Not only are underserved children and families in our community receiving much-needed therapy services through the UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, our students are gaining valuable hands-on clinical learning experiences that will directly translate to their future careers as occupational therapists.” The students and faculty of the Occupational Therapy Department are grateful for all donors who have made gifts to support the work of The Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center. If you would like to make a gift, please go to

Shani Henley A scholarship has also been created in memory of Rachel Kay Stevens. It is awarded to a UTHSC MOT student with an interest in working with the pediatric population after graduation. Preference is given to Arkansas students. The 2017 recipient of the scholarship was Shani Henley, a third-year MOT student, who was a childhood friend of Rachel. Henley served as chair of the student board for the center last year. “The Rachel Kay Stevens Scholarship has made a great impact on my education by providing financial support so that I may follow my dream of becoming an occupational therapist,” Henley said. “It has been beneficial to receive this scholarship, not only financially, but also in a more personal way, as I am being supported by those who lost a loved one who shared my dream of being a pediatric OT.”



Basketball Star Tamika Catchings Inspires, Gives Back to ASP “I try not to look at my impairment as a disability, and it gives me a sense of appreciation when I hear stories from parents and kids — with or without disabilities — who look up to me for the struggles I’ve been through,” former Lady Vol, WNBA standout, and four-time USA Basketball Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings, who was born with a hearing impairment, wrote in an article for ESPNW in 2011. As a child, she was ashamed of being different and just wanted to fit in with everyone else. “Now that I’m older, I appreciate the way God has made me,” she wrote. “I love the fact that I’m able to reach out to so many people and be an inspiration.” A scholarship dinner held last fall in Knoxville for the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, which helped her years ago, illustrates just how much of an inspiration she is. The event, “Dinner with Tamika Catchings,” raised a total of $83,000. Catchings personally donated $50,000 to the Tamika Catchings Endowed Scholarship for students pursuing graduate degrees in audiology and/or speech pathology at UTHSC, who plan to work with individuals with hearing loss. The remaining proceeds were divided evenly, with half going into the Tamika Catchings Endowed Scholarship Fund and half into the Tamika Catchings Amplification Assistance Fund. The Amplification Assistance Fund will help qualified individuals with such things as new hearing aids, repairs to broken equipment, and replacement parts. Catchings had no way of knowing at the time that her decision in third grade to throw her hearing aids into a field would so deeply impact her life. According to her article, her parents would not replace her hearing devices. “I’d sit in the front row in each of my classes,” she wrote. “I’d read ahead in our textbooks, so that I’d know what was going on, and I’d stay after class to talk to the teachers about anything I might have missed during class.” When she got to UT-Knoxville, Catchings’ trainer, Jenny Moshak, and her coach, Pat Summitt, encouraged her to not only wear hearing devices, but to seek help and access



resources from the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology on the Knoxville campus. Catchings did so, and also began attending speech therapy. Catchings wears a variety of hats in her life after basketball. She is the director of Player Programs and Franchise Development with Pacers Sports & Entertainment; the new owner of a tea shop, Tea’s Me Café, in Indianapolis, Indiana; co-founder with her sister, Tauja, of Catch the Stars Foundation, established in 2004; a commentator for ESPN’s SEC Network; and does countless speaking engagements around the world. Through all of her success, Catchings has never forgotten the impact the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology had on her life. She shared her inspiring story at the scholarship dinner. “We are overwhelmed by Tamika’s generosity and her desire to give back to our department, our students, and the patients we serve,” said Julie Beeler, MA, CCC-A/SLP, program liaison for the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. “She’s an excellent ambassador for the university. Her testimony of her personal journey with hearing loss and her challenge to attendees to ‘Dream Big, Believe, Inspire, and Seek Greatness’ deeply touched everyone there.” Catchings matched an Olympic basketball record for men or women, while earning her fourth Olympic gold medal last summer, according to her bio. The 12-time All-WNBA recipient and 10-time WNBA All-Star helped lead the Indiana Fever to a league-record 12 consecutive playoff appearances, 13 overall. The 2011 league MVP and 2012 Finals MVP, she is the leading rebounder in WNBA history, and its No. 2 all-time scorer. She was named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year an unprecedented five times. Catchings continues to serve as a national and international ambassador for the NBA and WNBA, and was recently named to USA Basketball’s Women’s Developmental National Team Committee.

Former Lady Vol Tamika Catchings presents a $50,000 check to Dr. Ashley Harkrider, UTAA Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology.

After Four Decades in Medical Laboratory Sciences, “Queen of Heme” Retires “Never stop learning.” This is the final message that accomplished medical technologist and educator Leilani “Lani” Collins would like to share with her students, as she transitions into retirement. Collins, who has served in her profession for more than four decades, most recently has been an associate professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the College of Health Professions. Born in Washington, D.C., Collins, known as the “Queen of Heme” (hematology), by her UTHSC students, is a selfproclaimed military brat, who calls El Paso, Texas, her hometown, since she and her family were stationed there the longest. Collins came to Memphis for a short term, while her father was deployed in Korea. She would later return to attend Rhodes College, where she received a degree in biology. Still feeling she had no marketable skill, Collins attended and graduated from the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology in September 1971.

accolades include Excellence in Teaching Awards from the UTHSC Student Government Association Executive Council (2005, 2014), and an Outstanding Alumna Award from Baptist Memorial Hospital. Collins authored the chapter on body fluid analysis in the four editions of Rodak’s Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications, which is considered the quintessential instructional and reference book in the discipline of hematology throughout the United States. Other publications consist of case reports and articles in esteemed peer-reviewed journals.

Upon graduation, Collins would go on to serve Baptist Memorial Hospital as a bench technologist, lead technologist, and eventually, supervisor and instructor of the hematology laboratory section of the Department of Pathology, before coming to UTHSC in 2001 to teach courses in hematology and urinalysis. Collins has always had a love for medicine and lab sciences. “Hematology is an ever-growing field, so there is always something new to learn,” she said. “Helping to diagnose and monitor treatment of patients with hematologic problems and teaching students about it has been my favorite aspect of it.” When she made the decision to pursue academia full time, Collins became an innovator and example for others. In addition to earning her Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences with a focus on laboratory utilization from UTHSC in 2001, she was among the first instructors to use the Blackboard Learning System. Her course on venipuncture earned her a Best of Practice at UT Award in 2001. The course was also selected as a model interactive learning project by the Association of Academic Health Centers Learning Object Initiative in 2004. Other



Collins in her college years.

Leilani “Lani” Collins, center, said the best part of her 40-year-career in medical laboratory sciences has been “helping to diagnose and monitor treatment of patients with hematologic problems and teaching students about it.”

“Lani has a national reputation as an expert in hematology and body fluids,” said Kathy Kenwright, EdD, MLS(ASCP) SI, MB, associate professor and chair of the UTHSC Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. “She is a local legend, and has taught hundreds of medical laboratory scientists in the city. On a personal note, I will miss her quick wit and sense of humor.” Linda Ross, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, associate professor and former chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, recruited Collins to UTHSC in 2001. “As a hematologist, Lani finds beauty in cells. She is the quintessential medical laboratory scientist who puts

patient care first. She will be greatly missed by UTHSC colleagues, friends and students.” She has been a dedicated member of the faculty senate and the ADA/504 Advisory Council at UTHSC, advocating tirelessly on behalf of academia and people with disabilities. Although she, too, has a disability and uses a wheelchair, she chooses not to let it define her life, deciding to instead become a true champion for the cause. Other professional affiliations include the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the International Society for Laboratory Hematology.



College of Health Professions Briefs SGAEC Honors COHP Faculty James Lewis, PhD, (top, right) assistant professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Linda Ross, MS, (bottom, left) associate professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, were among recipients of the Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC) Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2017.

Blog Star A blog started in 2011 by Anne Zachry, PhD, OTR/L, chair and assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Department, has been recognized by Feedspot as one of the top 12 pediatric OT blogs. Dr. Zachry’ “Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tips,” drzachryspedsottips. provides information on a variety of topics, including sensory processing, fine motor skills, handwriting, and evidencebased occupational therapy practice.

A Warm Welcome The College of Health Professions rolled out the welcome mat on February 23 with its annual Open House. The event, held this year in the Student-Alumni Center on the Memphis campus, allows potential students and parents the opportunity to learn about health professions and career opportunities, get information about specific programs offered in the college, speak to faculty, tour teaching labs, and meet representatives from the university’s financial aid and admissions offices.



Testing Canine Hearing Collaborative research by the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and UT College of Veterinary Medicine focused on testing hearing in puppies. Ashley Harkrider, PhD, department chair, and Erin Plyler, AuD, partnered with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine to test the hearing of puppies using otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) and brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAERs). Both methods offered similar results. Traditional BAER units cost more than handheld OAEs systems, which require a shorter test time and may be more easily accessible to community veterinarians. “There aren’t too many amplification options (hearing aids) available to canines with hearing loss,” Dr. Harkrider said. “Knowledge is power, and once a dog is identified with hearing loss, owners will be less likely to characterize their dog as stubborn, dumb, or inattentive to their verbal cues. Dogs are smart, and most can be taught hand signal commands as a more optimal communication method.”

HIIM’s Reynolds Named to National Committee Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA, CHPS, chair of the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, has been elected to serve on the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management. The commission is part of the American Health Information Management Association. Dr. Reynolds will serve for three years.

COHP Grad Joins CLS Faculty Two-time UTHSC graduate Sheila Criswell, MS, MLS(ASCP) CT, HTL, MB, SH, has joined the faculty of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department as an instructor and histotechnology education coordinator. Criswell is certified by the ASCP Board of Certification in cytotechnology, histotechnology, medical laboratory science, and molecular biology, and is a specialist in hematology. She is a graduate of the MLS and the cytotechnology programs at UTHSC.



College of Health Professions Briefs HIIM Gives Girls Tech Skills Health Informatics and Information Management partnered with Girls Inc. of Memphis over the summer to teach information technology skills to teenage girls. Charisse Madlock-Brown, assistant professor in HIIM, helped the girls learn the basics of website design. They also met with successful women on campus to learn about careers in health care. “I think with the new connection with UT Health Science Center, we’re getting to the root of what we’re teaching the girls — it’s all about STEM,” said Tim Green, Jr., STEM coordinator for Girls Inc. of Memphis. “If we have a partner like UTHSC and the girls actually see women doing those jobs, it makes it something achievable for them.”

Lancaster Launches OT Podcast Stephanie Lancaster, MS, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS, an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, has launched a podcast for people interested in learning about the profession of occupational therapy. The first episode launched Sept. 1 on iTunes and Stitcher. A new episode is released every other Friday, with updates and more details available at and on Twitter OnTheAirPodcast.



CLS Leaders Named to State Board Kathy Kenwright, EdD, MLS(ASCP)SI, MB, chair of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Keisha Brooks Burnett, MS, CT(ASCP), MB, assistant professor of cytotechnology, serve on the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board.

Rite of Passage White coat ceremonies were held in various departments in COHP, marking students’ passage from didactic learning to clinical experience. The 2017 White Coat Ceremony was held for UTHSC’s 20 new Doctor of Audiology students in August outside the UTK football stadium. Each year, the UT chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association purchases and presents the coats. Prior to their first clinical experiences, CLS students received their white coats from their mentors In October. This is a new tradition for the CLS students. The OT Department also held its first white coat ceremony in 2017. The PT Department awarded white coats to its students in April.

MOT Student Recognized by Network on Aging Master of Occupational Therapy student Allison Deal received the Professional Network on Aging’s Student Scholarship. She is the first MOT student to receive the scholarship. The organization recently expanded its awards beyond nursing and social work master’s-level students. The scholarship is for students who have a passion for working with the geriatric population and plan to remain in the Mid-South.

Camp Helps Kids Communicate The annual Volunteer Your Voice Summer Camp put on by the Hearing andCamp Speech Center, part of theCommunicate Helps Kids UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, provides a The fun way forVolunteer children toYour develop annual Voice Summer Camp put on by the Hearing and their communication skills. The one-week Speech Center, part camp of the for UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech children ages 8 to 15 with speech,provides language, andway for children to develop their communication Pathology, a fun hearing impairments gives a skills. the Theparticipants one-week camp for children ages 8 to 15 with speech, language, and traditional camp experience, helping them hearingwhile impairments giveswork the participants a traditional camp experience, on their speech and language skills.them The 2017 while helping workcamp on their speech and language skills. The 2017 camp took place in early June. The firstintwo days were atfirst two days were at the Hearing and Speech took place early June. The the Hearing and Speech Center on the Knoxville Center on the Knoxville campus. A three-day, two-night stay at the Great campus. A three-day, Smoky two-night stay atInstitute the Great Mountain at Tremont followed. Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Smoky Mountain Institute Tremont followed. Now campatwill be June 4 through 8. in its fifth year, the 2018 camp will be June 4–8.



Campus Briefs

UTHSC Leaders Named Health Care Heroes Two outstanding leaders from UTHSC were named 2017 Health Care Heroes by the Memphis Business Journal. The annual awards recognize the best and the brightest in Memphis’s health care community. Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, received the 2017 Health Care Heroes Award for Administrative Excellence. Altha Stewart, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and founding director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth, received the 2017 Health Care Heroes Award in the Health Care Provider (Physician) category. Dr. Stewart is the president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association.

Smoke-Free Campus UTHSC rang in 2018 by joining the more than 1,757 campuses across the country in becoming a smokefree campus. Effective January 1, the use of, advertising, sale, or free sampling of smoking products on university property, facilities, grounds, and controlled venues is prohibited. The policy spans the 55-acre Memphis campus, including sidewalks and parking lots adjacent to university buildings.

“We understand the health consequences of smoking,” said Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at UTHSC. “We believe this decision supports our other efforts to have a healthy environment for our students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.”

Student Government Association Donates New Learning Tool Students at UTHSC have a new interactive tool to help them learn anatomy, thanks to the Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC). The Anatomage Table, a 3D table that displays the human anatomy, became available on campus in the university library, after the SGAEC decided the table would be an essential learning tool. The organization funded the table through its campus improvement fund. “Our hope is that this new visual dissection table will help students use class and lab sessions more efficiently,� said SGAEC President Lee Pribyl.

UTHSC Wins Top Honors The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was named one of the 2017 Top Workplaces in the Greater Memphis area by The Commercial Appeal. It was the fourth consecutive year the university achieved the designation, which is based solely on employee surveys conducted for the newspaper. UTHSC was among 60 local employers to make the Top Workplaces list.



Career Switch Gives MLS Student New Opportunity to Help Others Before choosing to pursue a career in medical laboratory sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Christopher Justus served in the United States Air Force as a combat paramedic. It has been quite a switch, but the first-year MLS student likes the idea of bringing together his chosen paths of emergency health care, science, and technology. “I find the idea of indirect patient care appealing,” he said. “My history with direct patient care will allow me to see past lab equipment and test results and see a human face. I will know that human will have doubts, fears, worries that I am helping assuage. Also, having worked in both a pre-hospital and hospital environment, I am aware of the inherent hurdles that direct-care providers must overcome.” Justus was born in Chicago and moved to Tennessee for his father’s career. He graduated from Spring Hill High in Columbia, Tennessee, and joined the military a few years later. He served for five years. “I specifically did emergency base response, training and education, and emergency room medical care,” he said. Justus has worked in the civilian sector since 2007. He is classified as an EMT-Advanced. “In my roles, both civilian and military, I have been able to make a difference and assist people in their darkest hours and most vulnerable times,” he said. “It has been both rewarding and taxing.”

and from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. His emphasis was genetics and biotechnology. Justus chose UTHSC’s College of Health Professions because completing the MLS program will give him a master’s degree, and allow him to continue his education toward a doctorate degree. Justus is focused solely on his studies, but did enjoy his first round of clinicals. “I appreciated that we were able to get into a lab so quickly and put our knowledge to practice on actual patient care,” he said. “Learning theory is great, but actually applying it is better.” Justus has some helpful advice for incoming health professions students. “Life is a journey not a destination,” he said. “As you apply yourself to a task, situation or job, if you feel that you have given it as much as you are able or willing to, then it may be time to move on to something new. Becoming bored or disenchanted with your current situation is never a good thing. It’s never too late to make a change, and change can sometimes elicit a better attitude.” Beyond his academic endeavors, Justus is an avid gamer, enjoys scuba diving, and is an amateur beekeeper. After graduation, he plans to move back to the Nashville area, gain some job experience, and do some traveling. Ultimately, he hopes to get into medical research.

Justus graduated from Columbia State Community College in 2011 with an associate’s degree in science,



MOT Student Called to Serve Ellen Bermudez, a second-year Master of Occupational Therapy student, always knew she wanted to work with people. Fresh out of college with a degree in religion, her desire to serve and travel led her to AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in Nashville, and eventually to Nicaragua. “Through connections, I ended up in Nicaragua,” Bermudez said. “My desire to do work there came down to a desire for justice and equality, especially in populations I thought were particularly disenfranchised or at a disadvantage for having a good quality of life.” With an intermediate-level proficiency in Spanish, Bermudez originally planned to complete a five-month internship. Ultimately, she spent almost five years in Nicaragua, where she worked with women transitioning out of prostitution, early-years development programming and health initiatives, and as a house parent for a child protection center, a role she married into when she met her husband, who was serving as the house parent there for 11 teenage boys. A mural painting was among her favorite projects while working abroad. The mural allowed her to work with women who were the primary caregivers for their households. Often, these women were in jobs with really long hours and low wages. Bermudez encouraged the women to focus on something that was important to them, which led to a mural depicting gender equality in the community. “What really stuck out to me was the resiliency of the human spirit,” Bermudez said. “I met people who were in really desperate circumstances, but still retained a sense of humor, a sense of hope, and a desire to live their lives fully. Despite less-than-ideal living conditions, limited access to health care, education, and sometimes food, the way people lived their lives and carried on and fostered a sense of community was really inspiring.”



Through those experiences, whether it was improving their quality of life or doing the things they wanted to do, Bermudez noticed the effect and the healing power that engagement and participation had on the communities she served. “I saw a particular light go off and a sense of happiness, a spark of hope and believing in themselves in doing the things they wanted to do, and I feel like OT hones in on that,” Bermudez said. It wasn’t until she was planning for a group of volunteer OT’s from Canada to visit, that she learned a career in occupational therapy fit all the areas she was looking for in order to better serve disadvantaged populations. “As I was researching occupational therapy, my husband walked in and said, ‘What are you looking at? You should see your face right now,’ ” she said. “And I told him, I found what I want to do with my life.” The volunteers didn’t end up coming, but Bermudez had found her calling. When she moved back to the United States, Bermudez enrolled at UTHSC, and continues to work with underserved populations, including the immigrant and refugee population in Memphis. She also serves as chair for the UTHSC Rachel Kay Stevens Therapy Center, which provides pro bono, pediatric OT services. She hopes to tap into OT’s potential to enhance the capacity of nonprofit organizations to provide services to underserved populations. “The heart of OT is giving people a renewed sense of hope and belief that they can participate in their life,” Bermudez said. “In the end, it comes down to people being able to participate in their lives the way they need and want to, and it is really healing and meaningful when you are able to do all those things.”

ASP Student’s Animal Audiology Studies Span Dogs to Dolphins Bethany Watson has always loved animals. So when she learned of a new specialty program in animal audiology, she knew it was the perfect addition to her Doctor of Audiology studies in UTHSC’s Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The third-year audiology student’s interest was initially sparked when she learned of a previous collaborative study between faculty members, Ashley Harkrider, PhD, department chair, and Erin Plyler, AuD, and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Their study investigated the reliability of an otoacoustic emissions scanner to detect deafness in puppies. Watson’s interest led her to the University of Cincinnati, which offers a graduate certification program in animal audiology, the first program of its kind and one of only three in the country. She was able to concurrently enroll in UC’s program, since much of the academic coursework is online. Clinical practicum is provided through the Facility for Education and Testing of Canine Hearing and Laboratory for Animal Bioacoustics (FETCHLABTM) in Cincinnati. Although this requires Watson to make frequent trips from Knoxville to the facility, she doesn’t mind the travel or balancing two graduate programs, as the experience has provided her with a new perspective in detection and treatment of hearing loss. “My goal has been to fully immerse myself in the educational and clinical opportunities the program offers, which include working with exotic animals, as well as canines,” Watson said. The program is under the direction of Dr. Peter Scheifele, PhD, associate professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders and executive director of the animal bioacoustics lab. It provides training in brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) testing. This procedure is used as a screening for congenital deafness in puppies of breeds that are at risk. It has also become a routine procedure in the Cincinnati area for monitoring hearing

in service dogs that are prone to hearing loss due to long-term or noise-impact exposure. The procedure is equally effective as a diagnostic tool for detecting canine pathologies and for age-related hearing loss. Watson is excited about the opportunity to fill this need in animal care. BAER testing is very different in animals than it is in humans, and requires specialized training, not only in the procedure, but also in the handling of the animals. A crucial part of the procedure is performing it without sedation, which is safer and more humane for the animals. These factors, plus the expertise involved in interpreting results, prevent most veterinarians from routinely performing BAER. “Becoming certified in animal audiology will allow me to provide hearing services to a population most audiologists and veterinarians are unable to fully serve,” Watson said. Since enrolling in the program, Watson has participated in Canine Corps, which provides free annual hearing screenings for working canines from law enforcement and search-and-rescue agencies. She has also participated as a research assistant performing BAER testing on bottlenose dolphins, and hopes to test other exotic animals in the near future. Watson will complete her fourth-year audiology externship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, while finishing her certification and classes at UC. Although human audiology will remain her primary focus, she plans to incorporate animal audiology into her career as well. She sees this as a way to apply her clinical skills to a broader and currently underserved population. Watson is the first in the ASP doctoral program at UTHSC to seek this certification. She hopes to share her experiences to spark even more interest in animal audiology and to potentially have her own facility one day.



PT Student Inspired to Help Older Population Charquita Lightfoot’s best friend influenced her to choose a career in physical therapy. “I used to call my grandfather my best friend,” she said. “When my grandfather was in the hospital and I saw how he benefited from inpatient physical therapy, it really drove me to want to be in the profession.” Now, a second-year student in the UTHSC Physical Therapy Department, Lightfoot has set her sights on bringing the benefits of physical therapy to older patients, like her grandfather, whose lives would be greatly improved by it. “I just finished my second clinical experience at a skillednursing facility and I loved it,” she said. “I love working with that patient population, and it’s very rewarding.” Lightfoot grew up in Southaven, Mississippi, and graduated from Southaven High School. Active in sports, particularly basketball and volleyball, she has had her own experiences with physical therapy for sports injuries. “That’s kind of what introduced me to physical therapy as a profession,” she said. “Once I decided that that’s what I wanted to do, I did my undergraduate at the University of Memphis as a biology major and got to see a different side of physical therapy.” While sports-related physical therapy piqued her interest initially, a different focus soon drew her attention. “Seeing



how PT can impact geriatrics kind of really opened my eyes to how we can help more people than just the sports community,” she said. Lightfoot chose UTHSC for many reasons, including the excellent board pass rates for physical therapy graduates. The university also got high marks from her brother-in-law, Elijah Lightfoot, a recent graduate of the MOT program. A few months before entering the PT program, she married Cody Lightfoot, a deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. The couple enjoys spending their precious spare time together going to the movies or watching their favorite shows on TV. In addition to her studies, the 27-year-old is active in the College of Health Professions, serving as president of the Honor Council. Though her grandfather, Robert Anderson, passed away in February 2017, several years after the hospital stay that sparked her career choice, he remains her motivation. “I’m excited to work in the field of physical therapy,” she said. “I’m hoping to work with some kind of geriatric population. That’s the ultimate goal.”

Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

SPRING COMMENCEMENT MASTER OF CYTOPATHOLOGY PRACTICE Carine M. Bah Lauren Denise Duke Jessica Leigh Hillyard Joel Joseph Lewis Shannon Mae Sanders Aaron Wayland Vancil BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE Keisha Nicole Holloway Rebecca Elizabeth Matthews Mary Keo Mariah Jeanetta Kimes Lauren Ashley Lester Christopher Ryan Powers Cassie Michelle Robles Jaleesa Wright Jing Zhang MASTER IN HEALTH INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Billy Barnett Robert W. Bruno Kaylyn Alyse Dougherty Catherine Hupf Justin J. Macklin Angela Marie Sanfilippo MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Karrah Marie Allen Emily Turner Ballard Lauren Tess Barnfield Whitaker Mark Brown Leah Burress Chambers Samantha Marie Childers Catherine Anne Cole Caroline Powers Dickey Devon Fitzpenn Glover Jennifer Ann Hale Shelby Paige Hendren Bryan Paul Jacobs Kevin Michael Kirkwood Margaret Ward Lawrence Elijah West Lightfoot Camille Renee Marsden Kelsey Paige McAdams Hannah Lynne Moore Erwin Rommel Murillo Anthony Basel Natour

Kathryn Anne Newman Hannah Kathryn Northam Brittany Catherine Pickney Carolyn Christine Pride Kate Marie Rodgers Toby Jo Rollheiser Ashley Elisabeth Selsted-Sianez Hannah Marie Smith Rachel Kay Stevens (posthumous) Rebecca Paige Troutman Amy Suzanne Wagner Kaitlyn Erin Webb Brittany Mae Whitfield Brittney Leigh Woods Ashley Tinsley Wright DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY Amanda Michelle Abbott Carlos Alvarado IV Allison Ruffin Ayerst Connor Ross Ballard Matthew Carl Baltensperger Jonathan Kwon Bass Jessica LaShun Brownlow Jordan Nicole Burroughs Christina Marie Cambron Cayla Paige Cannon Russell W. Carr Gary Dean Clouse James Morris Craven III Stephanie Carol Crawford Taylor Smith Crossfield Shaw Stanford Dickerson James Logan Drew Vanessa Marie Eddy Nicole Ashton Ervin Zachary Hunter Ervin Dacey Joy Fisher Mary Katherine Ford Corey L. Gaines Jacob Drew Gaskin Amir Maher Hakim Sarah M. Hall Amber Michele Hardy Calvin Henry Alyssa Herringshaw Douglas Brian Hill Mitchell Eugene Huelsing Kyle Daniel Huffman Kristan Rene’ Isbell Kelsey Cline Johnson Justin Michael Kilgore Katrina Leighanne Lakoff Amanda Carol Loos

Meredith Kelsey McCormick Rachel Anne Moore Katherine Frances Murrah Molly Catherine Noble Leighanne Nicole Otten Nicholas Bradley Petersen Stephen Taylor Richardson Kara Ashley Robinson Twila Marie Ruefer Tevis Wade Sherfield Tyler Drake Sherfield Cody Dylan Smith Jasmine Alexandra Sourdiffe Jonathan Phillip Springer Jorden Nicole Watson Carter Wyche West Cody Whitefoot Lauren Brooke Williamson Jordan Leigh Woodhouse DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY Casey Marie Allen Nicole Marie Bahamondes Caroline Benita Colón Alexa L. Del Tufo Emily Elizabeth Jones Jennifer Ann Kilgore Kelly John McElligott Jennifer Lyn Mock Emily Antoinette Morgan Amy Pierce Micayla Rae Sayers Cailin Marie Shanahan Cassandra Shea Smith Brittney Marie Tardy MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY Cathryn Martha Altdoerffer Danielle Beaudette Kelsey Marie Boone Kelsey Lee Boring Amanda Bowlds Ashley Marie Brooks Briana Burnett Michelle Marie Canterna Kaley Brooke Castle Katherine Wilson Clark Caroline Christianson Culwell Laura Michelle Speaks Davis Andria Danielle DeStefano Colleen Anne Donohue Emily Jean Eibl Paige Anne Fisher



Mallory Gruenenfelder Keri Lynn Hansen Ashley Nicole Harmon Courtney Lynne Hayes Christine Louise Hitch Martha Jane Jameson Kaitlyn Alexandra Janowiak Catherine Carter Jordan Tiffani Anne Kittilstved Sarah Ann Lawson Sara Michelle Lowczyk Lydia Lynn Lowe Cori Rebecca Luttrell Sara Moadi Ashby Claire Murray April Noelle Myers Emily Katherine Odom Caitlin Ann Pasternak Mary Katherine Pitsenberger Rachel Pittard Robbins Sarah Elizabeth Silverii Veronica Ariel Stout Shannon Whitney Swartz Catlyn Marie Taylor Elizabeth Ann Gomez White Abigail Ann Wood BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY Emily Finney Kara Amin Emma Francis Bailey Bailie D. Bartram Kirby Renee Bennett Caitlyn Victoria Bishop Erin Kathleen Byrne Emily Natasha Castro Rebecca Louise Conners Meredith Anne Copeland Megan Elizabeth Creel Madison Allen Crowder Nicole Kay Davidson Emily Jean Davis Jennifer Kathryn Dehart Kelsey R. Denton Mayar Mokhtar Desouki Brianna Fields Kaitlyn Nichole Fisher Brittany Nicole Frank Mallory Gray Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Bridget Colleen Haywood 34

Cory Headrick Kennedy L. Jones Rebekah Keith Rachel Maria Kirby Alisha K. Kukreja Sarah Larsen Ashley Danielle Lawson Rachael Erin Mackey Christa Anne MacNeil Marilyn Ruth Mays Meredith Virginia Moore Juliana Brooke Musick Katee Nall Shawnee Kate Osborne Madison Anne Pennington Jaclyn Poulis Seaton Emily Pritchett Carol Elizabeth Pugh Madeline D. Richards Logan Andrew Ricker Laura Bethany Roberts Sarah Elizabeth Ross Kalee A. Royster Molly Michelle Schaefer Lauren Elise Scharfstein Sydney Koren Sexton Courtney Shultz Laura Ann Skirius Teresa Marie Slade Hannah Logan Sluder Hannah Elizabeth Swanner Kirsten Taylor Nina Muraaby Thomas Melanie Paige Thorne Figueroa Stephanie Clair Vaughan Angela Lynn Weaver Emily Denise Webb Allie Nichole Woosley MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AUDIOLOGY Jacqueline Suzanna Rae Barry Thomas Paul Bushur William Neil Garrison Kyndal Alanna Gray Alexis Monimia Hickox Meredith Janet McGhee Alicia Kaitlyn Moore LeighAnna Virginia Morris Lorann Martha Potter Kathleen Stanford Abbey Caitlin Stigers Elizabeth Nora Tobener Bethany Lee Watson


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Daniela Santos-Oliveira

WINTER COMMENCEMENT MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES Lillian Bryant Christina Dudash Thuy Huynh Kouevi Kodjovi Jasity Murphy Joshua Paschall Kelsey Ray Ryleigh Taylor Ashley Taylor-Massey Shaniqua Williamson MASTER IN HEALTH INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Ashley Nicole Frakes Victoria Claire Hammond Catherine Hupf Kimberly Joyce Isom Nidhi Patel Taylor Woodroof Sue Xiong MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY Caroline Boccarossa Sarah K. Bodak Courtney Nicole Bowers Sarah Gray Jordan Ruchira Joshi BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY Sarah Crisp Juliana Brooke Musick Laura Ann Skirius BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE Deana Cail Dana Hunt Angela Nicole McDaniel Dominic R McLendon Shannon Lee Mincks Sarah Schremser Jennifer Ann Sere DeNisha Washington

Student Leaders Honored The College of Health Professions is proud to recognize these students, who were honored during commencement ceremonies.

ALPHA ETA SOCIETY NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Sydney Adler Karah Marie Allen Matthew Carl Baltensperger Billy Barnett Katherine Clark Stephanie Carol Crawford Zachary Hunter Ervin Dacey Joy Fisher Devon Fitzpenn Glover Amber Michele Hardy Calvin Henry Allyssa Herringshaw Bryan Paul Jacobs Mariah Jeanetta Kimes Katrina Leighanne Lakoff Lauren Ashley Lester Lydia Lowe Camille Renee Marsden Jennifer Mock Erwin Rommel Murillo Stephen Taylor Richardson Kara Ashley Robinson Shannon Mae Sanders Cailin Shanahan Sarah Silverii Tyler Drake Sherfield Cody Dylan Smith Brittney Tardy Amy Suzanne Wagner Ashley Tinsley Wright SIGMA XI (International Society for Research) Billy Barnett Aaron Wayland Vancil Jessica Leigh Hillyard Caroline Powers Dickey Kelsey Paige McAdams Kate Marie Rodgers Amy Suzanne Wagner



Christina Marie Cambron Taylor Smith Crossfield Kelsey Cline Johnson Bryan Paul Jacobs Mariah Jeanetta Kimes Hannah Lynn Moore Hannah Northam Brittany Catherine Pickney Rebecca Paige Troutman

Outstanding Student Award: Dr. Matthew Carl Baltensperger, Dr. Kara Ashley Robinson Margaret and Perry “Stack” Ayers Scholarship Award: Dr. Taylor Smith Crossfield The Faculty Award: Dr. Stephen Taylor Richardson



Reagan Drake, Occupational Therapy Carine Bah, Cytotechnology

The Achievement Award: Camille Marsden


The Leadership Award in Occupational Therapy: Toby Jo Rollheiser

The Cyrus C. Erickson Award in Cytotechnology: Shannon Mae Sanders The Gerre Wells Gourley Award in Histotechnology: Joel Joseph Lewis MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AWARDS The Frances Guthrie Outstanding Student Award: Rebecca Matthews Holt The Alice Scott Hitt Faculty Award: Mary Keo

The Rosemary Batorski Community Service Award in Occupational Therapy: Caroline Powers Dickey The President’s Award in Occupation Therapy: Hannah Lynne Moore AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY AWARD One of three top 2017 graduates from UT Knoxville’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences: Teresa Slade

HEALTH INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AWARDS The Mary “Mamel” McCain Achievement Award: Billy Barnett The Tennessee Health Information Management Association Outstanding Student Award: Angela Marie Sanfilippo



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Coming Soon! The College of Health Professions will be rolling out an exciting new program this year in which donors with larger gifts will be able to name a new research or a teaching lab of their choice, according to Dean Stephen Alway. New opportunities to partner with the college are on the horizon. “Your help is greatly needed and greatly appreciated, as we strengthen and expand the research and training opportunities for our students,” he said. “Thank you for being a partner with our campus, our colleges, and our programs.”



Golden Graduate Homecoming 2017 Alumni from the six colleges at UTHSC traveled to Memphis to attend the 2017 Golden Graduate Homecoming October 11-13. Honoring the Class of 1967, the celebration included dinner at The Rendezvous, open houses at the various colleges, a tour of the new Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation on campus, and the Golden Graduate Ceremony and Dinner at The Peabody. The College of Health Professions was honored to welcome alumni Sherry Hay, Medical Technology, 1966; Jean Lawrence Jones, Medical Technology, 1967; Jim Keller, PhD, PT, Physical Therapy, 1967; and Diane Wyatt, Medical Technology, 1966. Kathy Kenwright, EdD, MLS(ASCP)SI, MB, chair of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program, and Richard Kasser, PhD, MS, associate professor of physical therapy, represented the college at reunion events.

Where would you be without ? Carlos Clardy, DPT, (COHP ’11) HOMETOWN: Germantown, Tennessee FAMILY MEMBERS: Charles Clardy (father) CURRENT POSITION: Physical therapist at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis HOBBIES: Reading, working out, watching sports

WHY DID YOU SELECT THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AT UTHSC? I am originally from Memphis and wanted to stay in Memphis to be part of a positive change within this city. My father graduated from the Physical Therapy Department at UTHSC in 1971. I was very familiar with the family atmosphere provided by the faculty and staff within the Physical Therapy Department at UTHSC. HOW ARE YOU CURRENTLY ENGAGED WITH UTHSC? I am currently the president of the UTHSC Alumni Memphis Chapter, an active member of the admission board for physical therapy, and a member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association Board of Governors. WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE UTHSC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION? I wanted to get involved with the alumni association to give back to the university that helped me become the person I am today. WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO OTHER ALUMNI ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED? We would not be the practitioners we are today without UTHSC. The only way UTHSC is able to retain its great reputation is by the support of the alumni network. WHAT ARE SOME NOTABLE MEMORIES FROM YOUR TIME AT UTHSC? My most notable memory at UTHSC is the faculty. Every faculty member took time and really cared about our education and increasing our knowledge base to help us become the best clinicians within the physical therapy field.

Faculty Publications and Presentations AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY Publications 1.

L  ewis, J.D. (2017). Comparison of transient-evoked otoacoustic emission waveforms and latencies between nonlinear measurement techniques. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 2(6): 4-16.

2. D  oettl, S., Plyler, P.N., and McCaslin, D. (2017). Artifact effects on pediatric oculomoter findings during videonystagmography: A retrospective analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 28(4), 314-324. 3.  D  oettl, S., Johnstone, P., McGhee, M., DuBose, F.H., France, J.M., Coble, J.B., Walford, G.V., Miller, L.F. (2017). Integrating human factors issues into critical portable detection usage. Proceedings of the American Nuclear Society. 4. McCarthy, J.H., Schwarz, I., Ashworth, M. (2017). The availability and accessibility of basic concept vocabulary in AAC software, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 33, 131-138. doi: 10.1080/07434618.2017.1332685. 5. McCarthy, J.H., Schwarz, I., and Cannon, L. (2017). An examination of speechreading and spelling accuracy with high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Speech, Language, and Hearing, 20(2), 71-83, doi: 10.1080/2050571X.2016.1213984. 6. Miller, C.W., Bentler, R., Wu, Y-H., Lewis, J., Tremblay, K. (2017). Output signal-to-noise ratio and speech perception in noise: Effects of algorithm. International Journal of Audiology. 7. Patten, E., Labban, J., Casenhiser, D., Cotton, C. (2018). Synchrony detection of linguistic stimuli in the presence of faces: Neuropsychological implications for language development in autism. Developmental Neuropsychology (in press). 8. Roman, A.S., Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., Faulkner, K.F. (2017) Some Neurocognitive Correlates of Noise-Vocoded Speech Perception in Normal-Hearing Children: A Replication and Extension of Eisenberg et al., 2002. Ear and Hearing. 9. Saltuklaroglu, T., Harkrider, A.W., Thornton, D., Jenson, D., & Kittilstved, T. (2017). EEG mu rhythm spectra and oscillatory activity differentiate stuttering from non-stuttering adults. Neuroimage, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.04.022 10.S  ims, M., Plyler, E., Harkrider, A.W., McLucus, K. (2017). Early Detection of Deafness in Puppies Using a Hand-Held Otoacoustic Emission Screener. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 53, 198-205. 11. Thornton, D., Harkrider, A.W., Jenson, D., and Saltuklaroglu, T. (2017). Sensorimotor activity measured via oscillations of EEG mu rhythms in speech and non-speech discrimination tasks with and without segmentation demands. Brain and Language. Doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2017.03.011. 12. Defenderfer, J., Kerr-German, A., Hedrick, M., Buss,A. (2017). Investigating the role of temporal lobe activation in speech perception accuracy with normal-earing adults: An event-related fNIRS study. Neuropsychologica, 106, 31-41. 13. McCarthy, J., Springer, C, Hedrick, M. (2018). Relations between speech production, speech perception, and spelling in children 44


with complex communication needs: A preliminary examination. Speech, Language, and Hearing (in press). 14. Plyler, P., Tardy, B., Hedrick, M. (2018). The effects of non-linear frequency compression and digital noise reduction on word recognition and satisfaction ratings in noise in adult hearing aid users. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (in press). 15. Finke, E.H., Davis, J.M., Benedict, M., Goga, L., Kelly, J., Palumbo, L., Peart, T. and Waters, S. (2017). Effects of least-to-most prompting procedures on multi-symbol comment production in children with ASD who use AAC. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Non Peer-Reviewed Publications 1. Grayless, B. (2017). Ringing In The Ears Comes in Two Types. The Best Times. 2. Hedinger, T., Barnes, V., Vaughn, T. (May 2017) Hosting a Successful Staff Retreat: Couches and Coffee Required. The ASHA Leader Blog. 3. Wilson, J. (2017, May). Training Job Readiness Skills in working with the University of Tennessee FUTURE program. Breaking Ground. 4. Doettl, S.M., McCaslin, D (2017). Pediatric Vestibular Evaluation. All Ears Column. ASHA Leader. 5. Doettl, S.M. (2017). 5 Fact About Dizziness You Need to Know. The Best Times, September Edition. National and International Presentations 1. Johnstone, P.M., Plyler, E., Robertson, V.S., Morris, L. Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children: Management and outcome measures. Annual Conference of the Texas Academy of Audiology, San Marcos, Texas, October 19-21, 2017. 2. Johnstone, P.M., Plyler, E., Robertson, V.S. Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children: Management and outcome measures. Annual Conference of the Kentucky Speech Language Hearing Association, Lexington, February 24, 2017. 3. Johnstone, P.M. Audiology and Public Health in the Workplace, Community, and the Home. United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Symposium, Category Day, Chattanooga, June 7, 2017. 4. Schwarz, I., and McCarthy, J. H. (2017, October). Teacher talk: The oral and text-based vocabulary used by kindergarten teachers. National Science Challenge – A Better Start: E Tipue Rea, Literacy and Learning Research Symposium, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. 5. Hamby, Ellen I. I’m Not Faking. It! Rising to the Challenge for Patients with Mild TBI. Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists. October, 2017. 6. Hedinger, Tricia. Stuttering: Just the Tip of the Iceberg. 2017 Mississippi State Speech and Hearing Annual Conference. March 2017. 7. Hedinger, Tricia. Below Sea Level: Addressing Attitudes and Beliefs in Children Who Stutter, 2017 Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists. October, 2017.

8. Barnes, V., (2017) Talking Should Be Easy, Right? Building Best Practices Early Intervention 2017 Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

22. Plyler, P.N., Easterday, M., Lang, R., and Humphries, N. (2017). Evaluating extended dynamic range in hearing aids. American Academy of Audiology Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana.

9. Barnes, V., (2017) Help! I’m an EI, not a Speech Therapist. Building Best Practices Early Intervention Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

23. Robertson, V.S., Johnstone, P.M., Mills, K. E. T., Humphrey, E., Yeager, K., Agrawal, S., (2017). The Effect of Wireless Microphone Technology on Familiar Word Recognition in Toddlers with Cochlear Implants. 15th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, San Francisco, California.

10. Binns, A., Casenhiser, D., Ceolin, A., Shanker, S., and Oram Cardy, J. (2017). Trampolines and Crash Mats or Pretend Food and Toy Cars? How Play Contexts Impact Language Production in Children with ASD. Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin. 11. Binns, A., Wang, D., Casenhiser, D., Shanker, S., and Oram Cardy, J. (2017). Developmental Social Pragmatic Parent Coaching Intervention Increases Language-Promoting Utterances in Parents of Children with ASD. International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, California. 12. Casenhiser, D., and Carpenter, J. (2017). Imitation in improvisational music therapy supports engagement in children with autism spectrum disorder. International Meeting for Autism Research. San Francisco, California. 13. Doettl, S.M., Plyler, P.N., and McCaslin, D.L. (2017). Artifact effects on pediatric oculomotor findings during videonystagmography: A retrospective analysis. Podium presentation at the American Balance Society annual meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona. 14. Doettl, S.M., Walford, G., Johnstone, P.J. (2017). Integrating Human Factors Issues into Critical Portable Detection Usage. INMM 58th Annual Meeting, July 16-20, 2017. 15. Doettl, S.M., Walford, G., Johnstone, P.J. (2017). Integrating Human Factors Issues into Critical Portable Detection Usage. 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2017), June 11-15, 2017, San Francisco, California. 16. Easterday, M., Plyler, P.N., Lewis, J.D., and Doettl, S. (2017). Auditory suppression of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Audiology Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana. 17. Erickson, M.L., Burnette, P., Johnstone, P.M., Faulkner, K.F. Perception of Timbre in Vocoded and Non-vocoded Synthetic Female Voices. Presented at the Voice Foundation annual symposium (June, 2017). 18. Hume, S. and Wegman, A. (2017). Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education and Prevention Program. ASHA Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 19. Irick, A., McCarthy, J., and Hedrick, M. (2017). At home listening check with the Ling 6 sounds – live voice or iPad? Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. Atlanta, Georgia. 20. Irick, A., Noss, E., Sanderson, A. (2017). Purposeful Play for Parents and Professionals. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention 2017 Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. Poster. 21. Ometz, B., Walston, R., Lewis, J.D., (2017) Efferent-Induced Changes to Synchronized-Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions. Annual meeting of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, Arizona.

24. Tardy, B. and Plyler, P.N. (2017). Effects of frequency compression and noise reduction on performance in noise. American Academy of Audiology Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana. 25. Walford, G., Doettl, S.M., Johnstone, P.J. (2017) New Hope Center Y12. 26. Yeager, K., Sanderson, A., Noss, E., Irick, A. (2017). Management of Minimal and Mild Hearing Loss: A Team Approach. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Annual Meeting 2017. Atlanta, Georgia. Poster. 27. Beeler, J., Grigsby, A., Potter, L., Tobener, E. (2017). An AuD Practicum Experience that Supports EHDI Program Follow-up Efforts. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Annual Meeting 2017. Atlanta, Georgia. 28. Vaughn, T. (Mar. 2017). Writing Social Stories for Young Children, presentation for Building Best Practice Early Intervention Conference, Murfreesboro Tennessee. 29. Vaughn, T (Feb. 2017). Developmental Milestones Through the Years, in-service presentation for Garden Montessori School faculty, Knoxville, Tennessee. 30. Vaughn, T, Holton S., (Dec. 2017). Introduction to Proloquo2Go and Advanced Proloquo2Go. Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology Conference, Franklin Tennessee. 31. Hogue, K., Mills, K., Humphrey, E. Hedrick, M., Faulkner, K. (2017). Relating ECAP measures with speech perception in adult CI listeners. Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses. Lake Tahoe, California. 32. Mills, K., McCarthy-Maeder J., Reilly, K., Faulkner, K., Werfel, K., Miller, R., Hedrick, M. (2017). Effects of spectral degradation and exposure on word learning in school-age children. American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California. 33. Jones, D., Lewis, J., Hedrick, M. (2017). Noise levels during recreational flight of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Acoustical Society of America Fall Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. 34. Defenderfer, J., Kerr-German, A., Hedrick, M., Buss, A. (2017). Investigating the role of temporal lobe activation in speech perception accuracy with normal hearing adults: An event-related fNIRS study. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, California. 35. McCarthy, J. H., Noss, E., & Schwarz, I. (2017). Preparing students and families to enhance the literacy outcomes of children. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.



Faculty Publications and Presentations (cont.) 36. McCarthy, J. H., & Barnes, V. (2017). Does picture type matter for preschool children with Autism who use AAC? Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology (TAAT) Annual Conference, Franklin, Tennessee.

48. Thornton, D., Saltuklaroglu, T., Jenson, D., Harkrider, A. W. (2017). Sex-Related Differences in Speech Perception: A Concurrent EEG/ fNIRS Investigation of Sensorimotor Processing. ASHA National Convention. Meritorious Poster Award.

37. McCarthy, J. H., Noss, E., & Schwarz, I. (2017). Preparing students and families to enhance the literacy outcomes of children. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California.

49. Kittilstvedt, T., Harkrider, A. W., Thornton, D., Jenson, D., Reilly, K. J., Saltuklaroglu, T. (2017) The Effect of Fluency-Enhancing Conditions on EEG Rhythm Oscillations in Speakers Who Are Typically Fluent. ASHA National Convention.

38. McCarthy, J. H., & Barnes, V. (2017). Does picture type matter for preschool children with Autism who use AAC? Tennessee Association of Audiology and Speech Pathology Annual Convention, Knoxville, Tennessee.

50. Harkrider, A., Saltuklaroglu, T., Thornton, D., Jenson, D., Bowers, A.L. (September 2017). Sensorimotor differences between stuttering and non-stuttering adults in speech and tone discrimination tasks observed in EEG mu rhythms. Poster presented at Oxford Dysfluency Conference. Oxford, England.

39. McCarthy, J. H., (2017). Let’s Read! Strategies and interventions for teaching literacy skills to children who benefit from AAC. Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology (TAAT) Annual Conference, Franklin, Tennessee. 40. Finke, E.H. (2017, November). Friendships for boys and girls with ASD: Using what we know to design effective interventions. Seminar proposed for presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Los Angeles, California.

51. Saltuklaroglu, T, Harkrider, A, Jenson, D, Thornton, Bowers, A. (2017). Sensorimotor differences between stuttering and nonstuttering adults before and during fluent speech production recorded in EEG mu rhythms. Poster presented at Oxford Dysfluency Conference. Oxford, England.


41. Kremkow, J.M.D. & Finke, E.H. (2017). Relocation impacts on service and family members for military families with children with disabilities. Poster proposed for presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Los Angeles, California.

1. Pifer, L., Hicks, W. (2017). Blood Transfusion Safety and the Challenge of Zika Virus : Medical Laboratory Professionals: J. Contin. Ed. Topics & Issues 19:2, 36-40.

42. Eck, A., Tabita, E. & Finke, E.H. (2017). Investigating the unique perspectives of girls with ASD and their parents on friendship. Poster proposed for presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Los Angeles, California.

3. Kenwright, K., Williams, J. (2017). A Chemistry Case: Pheochromocytoma or Renal Disease? Clinical Lab Investigations: Case Studies for the Laboratory Professional. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

43. Johnstone, P.M., Robertson, S., Yeager, K.R., Humphrey, E., Mills, K.E.T., Martin, K. (2017).The Effect of Wireless Microphone Technology on Familiar Word Recognition in Toddlers with Cochlear Implants, American Cochlear Implant Alliance: 15th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children. San Francisco, California.


44. Jenson, D, Thornton, D, Harkrider, AW, Reilly, K, Saltuklaroglu, T. (2017). Cortico-cortical connectivity across the speech network during speech perception. UTHSC Graduate Research Day. 45. Harkrider, A, Saltuklaroglu, T, Thornton, D, Jenson, D, Kittilstved, T, Bowers, A. (2017). Sensorimotor differences between stuttering and non-stuttering adults in speech and tone discrimination tasks observed in EEG mu rhythms. Oxford Fluency Conference 46.Jenson, D., Thornton, D., Harkrider, A. W., Saltuklaroglu, T. Dorsal Stream Connectivity (2017). Clarifies Role of Internal Modeling in Speech Perception. ASHA National Convention. 47. Jenson, D., Thornton, D., Harkrider, A. W., Saltuklaroglu, T. (2017). Dorsal Stream Connectivity in People Who Stutter During Speech Perception. ASHA National Convention.



2. Pifer, L. L. W. (2017). How the Medical Laboratory Witness can Supercharge Medical Malpractice Cases, The Expert Institute.

4. Vancil, A., Hillyard, J., Criswell, S. (2018). Helicobacter pylori stains and association between H. pylori and inflammation in gastric specimens. Journal of Histotechnology. 1. Pifer, L. (2017). Diagnostic Clinical Laboratory Error and Malpractice to the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA) Blog 2. Ross, L. (2017). Clinical Microbiology Case Studies, American Society for Microbiology Kentucky-Tennessee Branch Meeting, Cookeville, Tennessee. 3. Benstein, B., Burnett, K. (2017). Professional Growth Matters – Moving to a Master’s Level Profession. American Society for Cytopathology 65th Annual Scientific, Phoenix, Arizona. 4. Burnett, K. (2017). Communities of Practice and Social Interaction of Deaf Employees in the Workplace: Implications for Adult Education. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference. Memphis. 5. Kenwright, K., Pifer, L. (2017). Medical Laboratory Science – The Hidden Profession. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Xi State Initiation. Memphis.

6. Kenwright, K. (2017). Enhancing Career Satisfaction for Medical Laboratory Professionals. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. San Diego, California. 7. Ross, L. (2017). Medical Lab Mysteries, Alpha Epsilon Delta organization. University of Tennessee Martin. 8. Pifer, L.L.W. (2017) Greater Memphis Area Blood Bank Association; Zika Virus and Our Blood Supply, Lifeblood, Memphis.

HEALTH INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Publications 1. Kumar S, Collins T. Impact of ICD-10 Implementation on Medical Facilities. JSM Health Education and Primary Health Care. 2017 2(3): 1036. 2. Teresa W M, Kumar S. Acceptance of Neurology Telemedicine Technology in Emergency Department. Current Trends Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences. 2017; 4(4): 555642. 3. Sandefer, R., Sharp, M., et. al. 2017. HIM Reimagined: Transformation starts with you. Whitepaper. AHIMA 4. Reynolds, R. (2017). Book Chapters: The HIPAA Security Rule, Security Threats and Controls, Risk Management, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Medical Staff, Workforce Law in Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management 3rd Edition. Chicago: American Health Information Management Association. National and International Presentations 1. May 26-31, 2017 Health Informatics Teaching with Computerized Games Technology. ≈ Teaching with Technology Symposium (TWT), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas. 2. Kumar, S. Invited Presentation, Outcomes and Evaluation of Healthcare Information Technology. 8th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT. Mumbai, India. 3. Kinsler, S., Zeb M, Kumar S. ‘Librarians’ Gamification of Student Learning Assessment in an Online Graduate Level Health Informatics Course (2017). Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. 4. Sharp, M. (2017). Faculty Perceptions about Teaching Online, UTHSC Teaching and Learning Center, Journal Club, Memphis. 5. Sharp, M. and Reynolds, R. Blending Two Worlds: The Connection Between Andragogy and Online Education, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Memphis. 6. Sharp, M. and Reynolds, R. (2017). Blending Two Worlds: The connection between andragogy and Online education, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference, Memphis. 7. Reynolds, R. (2017). Legal Update for Health Informatics Professionals, Memphis Health Information Management Association fall update meeting, Memphis.

Information? 89th Annual AHIMA Convention, October 7-11, 2017. Los Angeles, California. 9. Toro, D.D, Kumar S. (2017). A qualitative analysis of the Health Informatics role in addressing the public health crisis of addiction and overall effectiveness of treatment. Healthcare Informatics. 4th International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics. Chicago, Illinois. 10. Woodard J, Kumar S. (2017). Barriers to using the Electronic Health Record in the Field of Behavioral Healthcare, 89th Annual AHIMA Convention. Los Angeles, California 11. Johnson, K., Kumar S. (2017). Are Bay County Florida Healthcare Facilities Ready for PAMA Imaging CDS Mandate? 2017. IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Orlando, Florida.

PHYSICAL THERAPY Publications 1. Alway S.E. (2017). Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Limit Adaptation to Stretch-Shortening Contractions in Aging. Exercise Sports Science Reviews. 45:194-194, 2017. 2. Haramizu, S., Asano, S. Butler, D.C. Stanton, D.A Hajira, A. Mohamed, J.S. and Alway S.E. (2017). Dietary resveratrol confers apoptotic resistance to oxidative stress in myoblasts. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 50: 103-115, 2017. 3. Alway S.E., McCrory J.L., Kearcher K, Vickers A, Frear B, Gilleland D.L., Bonner D.E., Thomas J.M., Donley D.A., Lively M.W. and Mohamed J.S. (2017). Resveratrol enhances exercise-induced cellular and functional adaptions of skeletal muscle in older men and women. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 72(12): 1592-1606, 2017. PMID: 28505227 4. Takahashi H., Y. Suzuki, Mohamed, J.S. Gotho, T. Edens, N. Pereira, S.L. and Alway S.E. (2017) Epigallocatechin-3-gallate Increases Autophagy Signaling in Resting and Unloaded Plantaris Muscles but Selectively Suppresses Autophagy Protein Abundance in Reloaded Muscles of Aged Rats. Experimental Gerontology. 92:56-66, 2017 PMID:28286171 5. Alway, S.E., Mohamed J.S. and Myers M. J. Mitochondria initiate and regulate sarcopenia. Exercise Sports Science Reviews, 45(2): 58-69, 2017. PMC5357179 (Featured on the cover of the journal.) 6. Clifft J.K., Meekins M, Coleman F.A., Bradford J, Hatten M. (2017). Reliability of physical therapists in performing ankle-brachial index measurements. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal. 28(4):128-135. 7. Hughes, E.S., Bradford, J.L., and Likens, C.C. (2017). Facilitating collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills in physical therapy education through technology-enhanced instruction: A case study. Tech Trends (accepted for publication 5-OCT-2017)

8. Hayes A, Kumar S (2017). Is Cloud Computing in Healthcare Providing a Safe Environment for Storing Protected Health



Faculty Publications and Presentations (cont.) 8. Williamson, T. W., Hughes, S., Flick, J. E., Burnett, K., Bradford, J. L., and Ross, L. L. (2017). Clinical experiences: Navigating the intricacies of student placement requirements. Journal of Allied Health (accepted for publication 27-NOV-2017.)

6. Nash, B. H., and Mitchell, A. W. (2017). Longitudinal study of changes in occupational therapy students’ perspectives on frames of reference. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7105230010.

National and International Presentations

7. Zachry, A. H., Hand, S. B., Nolan, S. K., and Slaughter, S. K. (2017). Infant positioning, baby gear use, and cranial asymmetry. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-8.

1. Alway, S.E. (2017). SIRT1 in Skeletal Muscle Repair. 206, pp. 74, FASEB J, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. 2. Brooks, M.J., J.S. Mohamed, S.E. Alway (2017). Satellite cell activation by voluntary wheel running is associated with improved recovery from muscle disuse in mice. pp 178; 551. 1082.9, FASEB J, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. 3. Stanton, D.A., S.E. Alway and J.S. Mohamed (2017). The Role of Sirtuin 2 in the Regulation of Myogenesis. 877.13, 372, FASEB J, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. 4. Tuntevski, K., S.E. Alway and J.S. Mohamed (2017). Transient cerebral ischemic stroke activates multiple catabolic signaling pathways in skeletal muscle pp. 459, 1021.14, FASEB J, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. 5. Myers, M.J., J.S. Mohamed, S.E. Alway (2017). Sirtuin 1 regulation of mitophagy and function in hindlimb muscles of aging mice. pp. 372, 877.12 FASEB J, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. 6. Bradford, J.L. (2017). Simulated patients versus peer role-play effect on physical therapy student clinical reasoning and selfefficacy. Poster presentation. Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference. Memphis. Nov 16-17, 2017. 7. Bradford, J.L. (2018). Think Aloud Standardized Patient Examination to measure clinical performance. Platform presentation. International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, California. Jan 13-17, 2018. 8. Bradford, J.L. (2017). An age comparison of gait mechanics while ascending an inclined surface. Proceeding of GSMAS, Salt Lake City, Utah.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Publications 1. Lancaster, S. B. (2017). Apps for Stress and Anxiety. Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology, Franklin, Tennessee. 2. Lancaster, S. B. (2017). Enhancing Learning through the Use of Tech Tools for Retrieval Practice. Paper presented at Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology, Franklin, Tennessee. 3. N Long, D., Chase, C., Mitchell, A.W., and Mineo, B. (2017). Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Students’ Beliefs about Knowledge and Knowing: A Cross-Institutional Snapshot. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit: Fort Worth, Texas. 4. Lancaster, S. B. (2017). Dissection of a Reflection: Enhancing the Reflective Writing Process as part of Debriefing Following a SIM Encounter. Paper presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference, Memphis. 5. Fabrizi, S., Riley, B., and Zachry, A. H. (2017). Building Partnerships with Pediatricians, OT Practice 22(13), 19-21. 48


8. Zachry, A. H., Nash, B. H., Nolen, A. (2017). Traditional lectures and team-based learning in an occupational therapy program: A survey of student perceptions. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5(2). 9. Weisser-Pike, O. (2017). Safe at Home: Living with Low-Vision. BrightFocus Foundation. 10. Weisser-Pike, O. (2017). Technologies for people with low visionPart 1. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(2). 11. Lancaster, S. B. (May 2017). Using Multi-Message Switches to Promote Participation in Children with Disabilities. OT Practice Special Interest Section Quarterly, 2(2), 7-9. Presentations and Invited Talks 1. Lancaster, S. B. (2017). Finding Their Groove: Factors Influencing Life Satisfaction in Four Young Women with Cerebral Palsy. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2. Nash, B. H., and Mitchell, A. W. (2017). A Longitudinal Study of Changes in Students’ Perspectives of Theory. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 3. Chase, C., Long, D., Mineo, B., and Mitchell, A. (2017). How Students’ Beliefs About Knowledge and Knowing Prepare Them for Learning: Teaching Students to Say “It Depends”. Short course presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4. Cocker-Bolt, P., O’Flynn, J., Barrett, K., Flick, J. E., and Honorat, D. (2017). The development of an OT educational program in Haiti: The impact of global partnerships. Short course, American Occupational Therapy Association: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 5. Weisser-Pike, O., Jacobs, K. and Kaldenberg, J. (2017). International Collaboration in Occupational Therapy Education on Low Vision Rehabilitation. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6. Sasse, C. (2017). Death Alive with Meaning: Exploring Occupational Therapy’s Potential Role as a Death Doula. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7. Sasse, C. (2017). A Different Sort of Midwife: Exploring the Emergence of a Midwife for the End of Life. Poster presentation, American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 8. Sasse, C. (2017). Please See Me! Using the Body to Access and Heal the Mind-A Relational Path to Health. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam

Leave Your Legacy


Have you thought about the legacy you will leave behind?

Mrs. Janice C. Tucker Ewing, New Jersey

With a Planned Gift, you can: 1957 Dr. William A. Bright Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1959 Ms. Mary E. Seals Knoxville, Tennessee

1961 Mrs. Carolyn M. Stout Loveland, Colorado


• Simplify your estate for your family • Reduce the tax burden applied to your assets • Benefit causes you hold dear

Legacy donors become members of the Hershel “Pat” Wall Legacy Society Dr. Wall’s 50 years of dedication as a student, faculty member, and administrator to UTHSC are unsurpassed. His legacy will live forever, as will the impact made by our donors. For more information about planned gifts to UTHSC and Legacy Society membership, contact Bethany Goolsby at 901.448.5516 or

Robert F. Shore Norfolk, Virginia

2005 Ms. Angela Marie Huss Pelham, Alabama

2014 Kelly N. Gaffney Jackson, Tennessee

Please note, the College of Health Professions and the Office of Alumni Affairs have worked to provide an inclusive and accurate listing. This listing is current through December 4, 2017. Please inform the UTHSC Office of Alumni Affairs of any errors or omissions at 901.448.5516 or If you would like to make a donation in memory of a classmate or friend, please contact Michelle Nixon, assistant director of development for the College of Health Professions, at the number above. UTHSC COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS | SPRING 2018


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SAVE THE DATE! 2018 GOLDEN GRADUATE HOMECOMING OCTOBER 10–12, 2018 | MEMPHIS, TN Honoring graduates of 1968 from all six UTHSC colleges. Join your classmates in Memphis for your 50th reunion celebration! Please watch your mailbox for a detailed event brochure.

THIS YEAR’S EVENTS INCLUDE: • Dinner at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous • College Open House and Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation Center Tour

For more information, contact Kristin Attaway at or 901.448.8580.

•O  ptional Memphis city bus tour led by Jimmy Ogle •G  olden Graduate Homecoming Ceremony and Dinner at the Peabody Hotel

UTHSC Health Professions Magazine-Spring 2018  
UTHSC Health Professions Magazine-Spring 2018