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I'd first like to say that our thoughts are with our alumni and friends affected by Hurricane Sandy. It is at times like this that we reflect on how thankful we are as individuals, a family and a community. More than that, I realize how grateful we at UTHSC are for our alumni.
As we rapidly approach the end of another year, there continue to be opportunities to engage with alumni and friends. We are looking forward to our alumni reception on November 9 in Knoxville. Please consider joining us and the nearly 100 UTHSC alumni who have already registered for the "Where Would You Be Without UTHSC?" reception.
When autumn ends, we will have celebrated successful reunions and alumni board/council meetings in Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. To get involved with these leadership activities or other alumni events, please complete a volunteer form. Giving of your time is one of the best things you can do for UTHSC.
Students continue to be an emphasis for our office. We hosted our first alumni/student networking reception this fall with 40 College of Medicine students attending and learning from current doctors. Several students also went to dinner as guests of College of Medicine Council members. This was a great mentoring opportunity for all.
As 2012 draws to a close, please remember your alma mater as you make your year-end charitable contributions. The need is real, and it is you, as a distinguished alumnus, who can invest in your degree and our future as state educational support dollars continue to decline. Giving is easy and occurs in many ways (see the story on Paul Penczner's art collection at right!).
Enjoy your holidays, and do not hesitate to contact me, if I can do anything for you.
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving
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College of Medicine News
2012 Outstanding Alumni Honored
Kelly Hunt (MD '86), Jon H. Robertson (MD '71), Bobby Higgs (MD '56), and Joseph A. Smith (MD '74) were honored at an Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. Read more››
Mark Your Calendars
College of Medicine Alumni Weekend will be August 15-17, 2013. More info soon at uthscalumni.com.
Nephrology Chair Gets $1.8M Grant
Darryl Quarles, MD, has learned that bones communicate with the kidneys, and a division of the National Health Institute has given Dr. Quarles $1.8 million to continue his studies.
Dr. Wall Honored with Scholarship
Alumni and friends have endowed a student scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Hershel "Pat" Wall, the recently named UTHSC Chancellor Emeritus.
New Cancer Institute Opens
The new 108,000-square-foot Cancer Institute at UT Medical Center will be a hub for cancer research for physicians and researchers at the medical center and at the UT Graduate School of Medicine.
UTHSC Alumni Reception in Knoxville
The UTHSC Office of Alumni and Annual Giving invites you to join UTHSC Chancellor Steve Schwab, UT System President Joe DiPietro and fellow UTHSC alumni for an evening of networking and celebration on Friday, November 9. Click here to RSVP to this free event by Thursday, November 1.
Penczner Art Sale to Benefit UTHSC
Late Memphis artist Paul Penczner's widow Jolanda Penczner donated a collection of more than 400 pieces of her husband's work, as well as his fine art studio in Midtown Memphis, to UTHSC. Proceeds from the sale of the collection will support an endowment named for Penczner in the Department of Physiology. A public reception will be Thursday, November 8, at the Memphis Botanic Garden.Works are available for viewing and purchase at http://uthsc.edu/penczner/.