September 25, 2020

1. Call for Submissions: UTRF Technology Maturation Grant

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for its 13th annual maturation program. The UTRF Technology Maturation Grant aims to assist innovators in advancing new technologies on the path to market by awarding up to $15,000 in direct costs to the highest ranking proposals. The program is open to researchers, faculty, staff, and students across all University of Tennessee campuses and institutes. All proposals are due to your designated campus research office by 5:00 pm on October 23, 2020.

For additional information, please see the Daily Digest post.

Applicants must complete and submit the official UTRF Technology Maturation Grant Proposal form.
2. Apply Now: OED Diversity Passport Program

UTHSC’s Office of Equity and Diversity presents the Diversity Passport Program experience for the 2020-21 academic school year. The Diversity Passport Program allows members of the UTHSC community to see, participate, taste, learn, listen, read, and immerse themselves in a diverse and inclusive Memphis!

The Diversity Passport Program runs from October 12, 2020 – April 2, 2021.

For more information or to apply, visit:

3. Vision 2020 at the UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute

The UTHSC Hamilton Eye Institute will be hosting a virtual continuing medical education (CME) meeting entitled, Vision 2020 on October 9 – 10 via Zoom. This event has 7 available credit hours.

On Friday, the meeting will provide information on current basic and translational science research, artificial intelligence, and drug development/research including special presentations from the FDA’s Supervisory Medical Officer in the Division of Ophthalmology and the FDA’s Director of Ophthalmic, Anesthesia, Respiratory, ENT, and Dental Devices. On Saturday, the speakers will provide information on innovation in clinical care.

This event will be covering key topics important to all healthcare providers, including the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in ophthalmology, glaucoma, corneal infections, digital health in the field of ophthalmology, the role of genetics in vision loss, regulatory issues for drug and device development, DMEK, macular degeneration, evaluating new ophthalmic innovations, presbyopia, and vision changes during space travel.

Vision 2020 is free to UTHSC faculty, staff, and students!

For more information, visit the Vision 2020 website.
Register for Vision 2020

4. Health Disparities Webinar: Neighborhoods and the Built Environment

Join us Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm for a conversation via Zoom with Dr. Kendra Hotz about Neighborhoods and the Built Environment and their influences on health outcomes. Kendra Hotz, PhD, is the Robert R. Waller Chair of Population Health and Director of the Rhodes College Health Equity Program. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff at UTHSC. Please RSVP via UTHSC Engage and click “I will be attending.”

For more information, please see the Daily Digest post.

If you would like to be enrolled in the SDoH Co-Curricular Certificate, please indicate your interest on this Curricular Pathway Interest Form.

5. Faculty and Staff: Open Enrollment Begins October 1
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