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  • Thereasa Abrams, assistant professor in the College of Social Work, has developed an app called the Bridge to help burn victims heal faster. She also founded a multidisciplinary team to enhance the app to serve the unique needs of burn survivors nationally and internationally.

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Governors Chair program, a joint project of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

George, who will hold the title of Governor’s Chair for Advanced Alloy Theory and Development, becomes the 15th joint faculty member in the program, a cornerstone of the UT-ORNL partnership.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” said George, who has decades of experience with both ORNL and UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. “There is already tremendous synergy between ORNL and UT in advancing materials research, and I cannot wait to help build even more momentum.”
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won a $15,000 scholarship from the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood to pursue biofuel research.

A team of UT law students won second place and second-best brief in the national Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, besting thirty-four other law school teams from throughout the country.

Suzanne Lenhart, a professor of mathematics and a passionate advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, has been selected as a James R. Cox Professor.

According to the New York Times, Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor and director of Creative Writing, will collaborate with astronaut Scott Kelly on a book about his yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station.

Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation announced by the White House in 2015, the MIT partnership, named Advanced Functional Fibers of America, won a national competition for federal funding to create a Manufacturing Innovation Institute designed to accelerate innovation in high-tech U.S.-based manufacturing.

This latest Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the eighth established to date and the fourth involving UT, is focused on highly functional advanced fibers and textiles for the defense and commercial markets.
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