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KNOXVILLE – Tami Wyatt, who came up with the term “enginurse,” defines the word as “a combination of nursing skills and engineering skills to create innovative solutions that enhance health care.”

Wyatt, associate professor of nursing, will be speaking on the topic, “Enginurse: A New Breed of Nurse and Engineer Scholar,” at noon on April 1 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D. The program, part of the UT Science Forum, is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches or purchase lunch at the Café at the Arena.

An enginurse has the varied technology skills of an engineer to navigate complex health information systems while building solutions for the health care environment.

“For example, I have an engineer partner and between the two of us we build systems, multimedia and applications that improve outcomes for patients and those who care for patients,” Wyatt said.

The UT Science Forum is a weekly event at which academic, medical and research professionals share knowledge and unique insights from their fields. Different science topics will be discussed with a question-and-answer session at the end of each 40-minute presentation.

The UT Science Forum is sponsored by the UT Office of Research. Upcoming presentations include:

April 8: Gary Pulsinelli, associate professor of law, presents “Muggles vs. Goblins: Who Should Own Creative Property?”

April 15: Dr. Mitchell H. Goldman, assistant dean for research, professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery in the UT Graduate School of Medicine, presents, “Research at UT’s Graduate School of Medicine.”

April 29: Kristina Gordon, associate professor of psychology, presents “Shattered Relationships: Understanding Betrayal and Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships.”

For questions about the UT Science Forum, contact Mark Littmann, or 974-8156, or Mike Clark, or 974-6006.

C O N T A C T:

Whitney Holmes (865-974-5460,