The Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in attacks on its own people is raising questions in the research community about the need to counteract such activity, according to two experts at the University of Tennessee. The Knoxville News Sentinel recently interviewed Jeremy Smith, a governor’s chair researcher at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the director of the UT/ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics, and Howard Hall, also a governor’s chair and director of the Institute for Nuclear Security at UT. Both experts expressed a need for more research on counteracting these chemical weapons.
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The Health Innovation Technology and Simulation Lab in UT’s College of Nursing has received provisional accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT’s College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge to help burn patients heal faster.
Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.
Lockheed Martin—one of the world’s premier aerospace and propulsion companies, with research and development impacting civil, military and space flight—recently solidified its position as a charter-level member with IACMI.
UT’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is hosting a camp for high school-age females.
Governor’s Chair for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Uday Vaidya has been named the Society of Plastics Engineers Composites Person of the Year.
Center for Transportation Research director David Clarke recently spoke to the Associated Press about the rail disaster in New Jersey.
Members of the Shull and Wollan families recently gathered in Oak Ridge for the rededication of the Shull Wollan Center—A Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences.
Four UT professors are serving as Fulbright Scholars this academic year—Micah Beck, Sarah Eldridge, Krista Wiegand, and Songning Zhang. Funded by the US government, Fulbright Scholars are chosen based on their leadership and their abilities to teach, conduct research and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns.