Present and Future

UTHSC to Celebrate Centennial: 100 Years Advancing Health Care

Cover of UTHSC Centennial Book

Memphis, Tenn. (November 15, 2010) Founded in 1911 at the heart of what is now the Memphis Medical Center, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is rapidly approaching its centennial anniversary year -- 2011. Since its founding, UTHSC has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care professionals on campuses and in health care facilities across the state. UTHSC and its affiliated teaching hospitals provide more than one million days of inpatient services and more than two million outpatient visits annually.

To commemorate its historic first century, the university is planning a variety of special activities including a lecture series, Web site, commemorative book, 5-K run/walk, and a celebratory gala on the Memphis campus, which is set for Saturday, September 17, 2011.

In early December 2010, the centennial book titled -- The Legacy The Future: A Centennial Portrait of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center -- will arrive in the UTHSC Bookstore located at 930 Madison Avenue (plaza level) in Memphis.

"The centennial book is a well-photographed and meticulously written snapshot of our past and present as well as a glimpse of our future," said UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, MD. "Brief, thoughtfully crafted essays offer the reader a clear understanding of the milieu in which the Health Science Center was formed and insight into the expansion of each of our colleges. Coupled with the crisp, insightful text are vivid, engrossing photographs that draw the reader into our story and provide an overview of the impact and importance of our statewide academic institution."

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 applicable taxes and 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.