Greetings from Memphis August 2015
Although the temperature outside reminds us it is still summer, the start of fall semester is in full swing now that the next classes of future health care professionals have arrived.

Your alumni office is preparing for a busy semester for our students, residents and alumni! I hope you will join us at upcoming events planned in your area. Our next event is Saturday, September 5, in Nashville. We are teaming up with the UT Knoxville Alumni Office for a tailgate at B.B. King's Blues Club before the UT vs. Bowling Green football game. A few seats are available online.

This issue of Vital Signs is a comprehensive update on the great progress in our colleges. My hope is you will find the information helpful as you continue your engagement. We always value your input, so please email me if I can be of service.

Thank you for your continued support!

Kris Phillips
Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs
College of Medicine News
R. Lebron Cooper, MD '91, appointed chair of Anesthesiology

Dr. Cooper is assuming responsibilities previously held by John Zanella Jr., MD, PhD, who retired from UTHSC in October. Read more »

Cindy L. Amundsen, MD '91, named Roy T. Parker Professor

The endowed professorship is the most distinguished award given to a physician/scientist who has demonstrated extraordinary scholarly activity in advancing medical science and human health. Read more »

2015 College of Medicine Alumni Weekend

Medicine Alumni Weekend is just around the corner! Have you signed up to join us in Memphis? You don't want to miss the Class Social & Recognition Dinner, our new signature College of Medicine reunion event! Join us at the world-class Memphis Zoo in Teton Trek, a beautiful two-story lodge, for this 2015 reunion celebration for all medicine alumni. Register now »


DENTISTRY: Healing Hands officially opens at a new location »
HEALTH PROFESSIONS: Dean Anderson wins highest award given by the ASHA »
GRADUATE HEALTH: UAMS names Cowan, PhD '99, new Nursing dean »
NURSING: Wendy M. Likes, MSN '99, DNSc '04, PhD '09, named Nursing dean »
PHARMACY: Dean receives prestigious health services research award »

UTHSC receives independent university accreditation

During its meeting on June 11, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees approved the accreditation of UTHSC as a separate university. UTHSC is now independent of the "Big Orange" conglomerate that includes UT Knoxville, the UT Institute of Agriculture, the UT Space Institute and UT's Institute for Public Service. Read more »

UTHSC files permit for drug manufacturing facility

On July 22, the University of Tennessee filed a $3.7 million permit with the Shelby County Department of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate 208 S. Dudley St. into a facility that will house pre-manufactured clean room pods for the manufacture and filling of clinical trial drugs. Read more »

UTHSC sponsors Ride To Fight On 2015

Join Team UTHSC on Saturday, October 3, in Memphis on a race through the city to raise funds and awareness for West Cancer Center in partnership with the University of Tennessee and Methodist Healthcare. To register for Team UTHSC, visit the Ride To Fight On website and click Join an Existing Team.

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