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KNOXVILLE — Researchers at the UT Graduate School of Medicine are studying cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, imaging patients using different technologies and improving delivery systems for medical care in the community.

Dr. Mitchell H. Goldman, assistant dean for research, professor, and chairman of the department of surgery at the UT Graduate School of Medicine will be speaking on “Research at UT’s Graduate School of Medicine” on April 15 at noon in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D. The program is free and open to the public; attendees are welcome to bring their lunches or purchase lunch at the CafĂ© at the Arena.

Goldman will overview translational research—taking problems that are seen in the clinic to the laboratory and looking for treatments, diagnostic tests, mechanisms, and impact upon the patient.

“We are translating from the patient to the lab to the patient,” Goldman said. Most of the people who attend the UT Science Forum are scientists and students.

“One goal of my lecture would be to offer students and scientists a way to work with the graduate school,” Goldman said. “We went to encourage collaboration and establish lines of communication with the UT Knoxville campus and ORNL.”

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

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

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, littmann@utk.edu or 974-8156, or Mike Clark, clarkgmorph@utk.edu or 974-6006.

C O N T A C T:

Whitney Holmes (865-974-5460, wholmes7@utk.edu)