College of Nursing Honors Tami Bland with Gaylord Rodgers Pediatric Faculty Award

Tami Bland, clinical assistant professor in UT’s College of Nursing, was recently honored with the Gaylord Rodgers Pediatric Faculty Award.

Tami Bland

Tami Bland, clinical assistant professor in UT’s College of Nursing, was recently awarded the Gaylord Rodgers Pediatric Faculty Award.

The award provides financial support for an outstanding faculty member in the College of Nursing for pediatric teaching, research, and clinical efforts.

Bland joined the College of Nursing in 2007 and currently serves as program coordinator for the primary care pediatric nurse practitioner graduate program.

“Tami was chosen for this honor because of her commitment to children’s health and wellness through her work at the Vine Middle School Clinic as well as her dedication to excellence in teaching,” said Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing. “She was instrumental in advancing pediatric health care through technology, including the conversion to electronic medical records and the use of telehealth services in Knox County Schools.”

Bland’s teaching interests include pediatric advanced practice, school-based health care, telehealth, and public health.

“I am very honored to receive this award,” said Bland. “I love teaching and working with children and their families. I’m very fortunate to have found a position that allows me the opportunity to blend teaching and clinical practice so smoothly and look forward to advancing my teaching skills with the award funds.”

CONTACT:

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu