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Greetings

Happy Holidays!

As another year comes to a close, we are pleased to welcome 105 new graduates to the alumni family on Dec. 12. I hope you will take a moment of reflection to remember the excitement of that day!

Looking forward to 2015, there is tremendous excitement here in Memphis as UTHSC embarks on the journey to put our campus master plan into place, even as it continues to evolve. We recently held a town hall meeting to unveil the plan to our community. Just as we communicated our vision to a packed room of key community partners, we are honored to present it to you.

You may view the plan online. On behalf of our campus leaders, I hope you will review it and provide us with feedback.

You and your fellow alumni continue to make a difference in health care. To say thank you, we will be launching a new online engagement opportunity in early 2015. The first UTHSC alumni professional directory was designed with you in mind to provide 24-hour concierge service for those seeking UTHSC health care providers across the country. To make sure your current, correct contact information is available on the launch date, update your profile!

Finally, as a part of our team's new year's resolutions, we would like to increase the number of Class Notes we have to share with fellow alumni. They want to hear about you ... life changes, professional updates, awards. It's easy to submit your update online.

If you need information about all things UTHSC alumni, we are a click away at uthscalumni.com.


Kris Phillips
Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs


   


College of Dentistry News

Mark Your Calendars

The William F. Slagle Dental Meeting, formerly the MidSouth Dental Congress, is celebrating its milestone 20th anniversary year in 2015. The Slagle Meeting will take place March 6-8, 2015, at the Memphis Hilton. In addition to the Slagle Meeting, special 20th anniversary events and reunions (class years: '75, '85, '90, '95 and '05) are scheduled. More information available soon at uthscalumni.com.

Outstanding Alumnus Award Recipient

The UT College of Dentistry Alumni Association has selected W. Mark Tucker, DDS '66, as the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award. The Alumni Association's highest honor is presented to Tucker in recognition of his contributions to his alma mater and the dental profession. Read more »



Pediatric OSA Symposium in April

Join us April 24-25, 2015, as we explore the differences in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric versus adult OSA. The most current research will be unveiled on dynamic non-surgical treatment for pediatric OSA. More details »

MORE NEWS FROM UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
» Chancellor's Holiday Party
Chancellor Steve Schwab and Professor Carol Schwab cordially invite you and a guest to celebrate the holiday season and to tour our new facility, The Translational Science Research Building, at the Chancellor's Appreciation Holiday Party. View invitation »

» Utensil University
It's competitive out there. A new graduate, even one with great grades and real-world experience, still has to make a good impression on a potential employer.



» New Buildings and Amenities at UTHSC
The UTHSC campus of the future will have at least 15 new buildings to meet expanding academic, research, clinical care and support needs.
 
 
 
College News

College of Graduate Health Sciences

» SCHOOL SYSTEM NAMES NEW HEALTH COORDINATOR
Laurie Stanton ('07), a former state health department program director, has been named the new health coordinator for the Maury County Public Schools.

» KAZUKO SAKATA, PHD, RECEIVES $375,000 GRANT
Grant funds will be used to study inflexible learning, the inability to change from one course of action to another by learning from a behavioral consequence.

College of Allied Health Sciences

» MCCAIN-BOWMAN SCHOLARSHIP CREATED
At the end of June, Elizabeth "Beth" Bowman, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, retired after 40 years in the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management.

» PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT WHITE COAT
On November 14, members of the College of Health Professions' first Physician Assistant Studies class held their white coat ceremony.

College of Medicine

» EXECUTIVE DEAN POSITION NAMED FOR DR. ROBERT KAPLAN
By virtue of his most recent contribution, UTHSC has named the college's top executive position after Dr. Kaplan.

» KAREN C. JOHNSON, MD, MPH '85, AWARDED PROFESSORSHIP
In August, Dr. Johnson, a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, was named to the Thomson Reuters list of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014."

College of Nursing

» BRANDY DEWEESE, DNP, FNP '13, SELECTED FOR AANP PROGRAM
This highly competitive program is dedicated to developing the leadership abilities of the NP profession.

» KRISTEN HEDGER ARCHBOLD NAMED ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH
Dr. Archbold comes to UTHSC from the University of Arizona, where she was a tenured research professor in the College of Nursing.

College of Medicine

»APhA-ASP CHAPTER WINS AWARDS
Atlanta was host to the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists Midyear Regional Meeting this year.

» EVANS APPOINTED TO UT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Governor Bill Haslam has recently appointed William E. Evans, PharmD ('73, '74), to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees.
 
 
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