The beginning of February brings additional recognition and awards for UT faculty and alums: EECS Professor named director of National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office; College of Nursing clinical assistant professor selected for NLN Lead Program; UT staff member helped invent new solar technology; Aerospace engineering student earned a scholarship from the American Association of University Women; East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center employee honored with 2020 Director’s Award; Industrial engineering and mathematics major received Black Engineer of the Year Award’s (BEYA) Student Leadership Award; School of Art faculty exhibiting around the country; Five CEHHS alums and students received Teacher of the Year honors. Continue reading
Researchers Connect Over Coffee
In pre-pandemic days, the Office of Research and Engagement launched Coffee and Convergence, a series of casual gatherings focused on the University of Tennessee’s strategic areas of emphasis. Tom Zawodzinski, the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair Professor for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage, was among the first to participate, and he said the event helped him build new collaborations. Continue reading
Nursing Uses Collaboration to Strengthen Research Culture
To complement research development in the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE), some colleges take proactive steps to support faculty members’ research with targeted RD activities of their own. The College of Nursing is one of those, and it offers financial incentives to encourage participation. Continue reading
Healthcare Apps Provide High-Quality, Patient-Centric Care During COVID-19
COVID-19 is dramatically altering today’s healthcare environment. With many hospitals at risk of being overburdened and outpatient facilities encouraging social distancing measures, healthcare providers face an unprecedented crisis: How can they continue to serve their patient populations effectively without putting themselves or their patients at risk?
Two new healthcare apps created by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers may help answer this question. Neither app was developed with a pandemic in mind, but both inventors believe their technology can support individuals indirectly or directly affected by the pandemic.
Learn more about these apps at utrf.tennessee.edu.
Recognitions, April 15
The first half of April brings; five Goldwater Scholars to UT, ranking number one in the nation; eight UT students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships; a distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology receives more than $1.1 million in grants from the Army Research Office; two research projects selected to receive Engaged Scholarship Incentive Grants for fiscal year 2021; Tickle College of Engineering announces their 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards winners; and an interdisciplinary team from UT and the Firefighters Burn Center developed an app to meet recovery needs of burn center patients.