UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Thereasa Abrams

Improving outcomes for burn patients and the standing of social workers on burn center teams. An estimated 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment every year – 40,000 of which require hospitalization, according to the American Burn Association. Around 30,000 of these hospitalizations are treated by medical professionals with specialized burn care training at any of… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Patti Little

A passion for innovation and improving patient outcomes. “I believe there is a scientist in each of us,” remarked the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Patti Little, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and physician at Regional One Health. “Need drives innovation. But so does thinking outside the box, extrapolating from what… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Uday Vaidya

Supporting and Expanding the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Ecosystem The University of Tennessee’s Uday Vaidya is a researcher, mentor, and director who serves as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing, the Director of the Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF), and the Chief Technology Officer at the Institute for Advanced Composites and Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).… Read More