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• Tennova Healthcare recent Nursing Excellence Awards honorees included Andrea Skinner with Turkey Creek Medical Center and Tiffany Long, of North Knoxville Medical Center.

• Six scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently were named Battelle Distinguished Inventors in recognition of obtaining 14 or more patents during their careers at the lab: Claus Daniel, who manages ORNL’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy program; Sergei Kalinin, an ORNL corporate fellow at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and UT-ORNL Bredesen Center faculty member; Vilmos Kertesz, a staff scientist in the Biosciences Division; Huimin Luo, a senior research scientist in the Manufacturing Science Division; Thomas Potok, section head for Data and Artificial Intelligence Systems Research in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division; and Xiao-Guang Sun, a senior research scientist at the Chemical Sciences Division.