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Grad Determined to Help Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women in East Tennessee

(Photography/Shawn Millsaps)

Their cries are soul-piercing. Their bodies writhe uncontrollably. Their addiction to drugs is passed on to them by their mothers. The disease is called neonatal abstinence syndrome, and physician and soon-to-be UT graduate Geogy Thomas is determined to help pregnant women in East Tennessee detox.

Health Care Reform: UT’s Physician Executive MBA Alums Improve Medical Care in Saipan

Two physician leaders from Asia, who met in 2008 as students in the Physician Executive MBA (PEMBA) program at UT Knoxville have partnered to improve patient care in Saipan. Dr. Takeo Tedoriya is a professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Showa University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Ahmad Al-Alou is an internist and medical director for a practice in Saipan.