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Centennial Gala Photos
We have over 200 photos from the Centennial Gala. See if you can find yourself, or see what you missed.
Centennial Gala Highlights
Alys Lipscomb, M.D., pioneered the planning and implementation necessary for diagnostic and therapeutic appreciation and radio nuclides in Memphis.
After graduating from UT Knoxville, Alys Lipscomb was employed as a chemist in the university's hospital. Her interest in medicine grew with each year of her employment, and in the fall of 1940, she entered the UT School of Biological Sciences as a graduate student in physiology, and continuing through 1941. She entered the UT College of Medicine in 1942 and continued her graduate work in physiology, receiving an M.S. degree in 1944. Her performance in medical school was so outstanding that when she received her M.D. degree in 1945, she was awarded a three-year fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. The William E. Lower Prize, given each year for ... Read more about this discovery
Timeline & History
A glimpse from the 1910's...
1909 - Willis Cohoon Campbell opened the Campbell Clinic and helped organize the UT Medical Units. The use of sulfanilamide to prevent infections was his major innovation.
Born in Jackson, Miss., W.C. Campbell was part of the group of prominent Memphis physicians who founded the second Memphis Medical School, which formed a part of the 1911 merger into the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Present & Future
The centennial book titled - The Legacy The Future: A Centennial Portrait of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center - is available in the UTHSC Bookstore located at 930 Madison Avenue (plaza level) in Memphis.
The UTHSC centennial book can also be purchased online through the university bookstore Web site. The beautifully photographed, oversized coffee table book is priced at $60, but the advance, discount price is $50, plus shipping [$6.95 for the first book, $1.95 for each additional book shipped to the same address]. Plus, at no extra charge, the first 1,000 orders will include a free book - The University of Tennessee, Memphis, 75th Anniversary - Medical Accomplishments, written by James E. Hamner. This book is filled with stories and facts about the campus. Order early to get your free copy.
Be part of the centennial celebration by contributing historical photos, personal reflections, or artifacts you may have from your time at UTHSC for inclusion on the Web site or in special campus displays. Please contact Richard Nollan in the Health Sciences Historical Collections at (901) 448-6053, email@example.com.