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  Greetings from Memphis February 2017  
Greetings from your UT Health Science Center! I trust you and yours had a wonderful holiday season and you are off to great 2017.

Since our last issue, we gained 135 new members of our alumni family at UTHSC Commencement in December. We were honored to have Kimbrough Dunlap, president of the UT Alumni Association, speak at the ceremony and welcome our new graduates to the UTAA!

Our local UTHSC Alumni Chapter staffed a hydration station for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in December, providing water and energy drinks for the runners. More than forty alumni and friends participated in this wonderful event. Rest assured, you are being represented well in Memphis!

We also work hard to build relations between our alumni and current students, with events such as the Resumé Roadshow, which provides an opportunity for our students to meet with UTHSC alumni in their particular field of study to gain insight on how to get started upon graduation. This year's event took place on February 23.

Resume Roadshow
Dr. David Solomon, '69, '70, meets with a student during the Resumé Roadshow.

As always, I want to thank you for representing the UT Health Science Center so well. We are fortunate to have such an active and engaged alumni base. We encourage you to come back to campus for a reunion when the opportunity arises. Please let us know if our office can ever assist you.


Tim Lanier
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs

  College of Health Professions News
Hear Us Run 5K

5K raises $32,000 for UT Hearing and Speech Center

The "Hear Us Run" 5K and 1-mile run for kids were held recently in Knoxville to honor Emerson Grace Doty, a child who receives services from the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Read more »
College of Health Professions

Annie Quarles soars above challenges to receive her DPT

Annie Quarles, '16, was herself delivered at 25 weeks with a congenital amputation of her left arm and weighed a mere one pound and ten ounces. Her biggest accomplishment is one that no one ever saw coming: she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Read more »

DENTISTRY: College clinics expand, address community needs »
MEDICINE: Making an impact on the health of the city of Memphis »
NURSING: Alumna recognized for thinking "outside the box" »
PHARMACY: Reeves-Sain Room opens in College of Pharmacy Building »
GRADUATE HEALTH SCIENCES: College has 100 percent employment rate after graduation »

  UTHSC News
Robert J. Kaplan, MD, '73, receives UT system's highest award

UT System President Dr. Joe DiPietro awarded Dr. Robert Kaplan the Jim and Natalie Haslam Presidential Medal during the 2017 University of Tennessee President's Council Awards Dinner at The Peabody. Read more »

UTHSC Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center moves closer to completion

The state-of-the-art facility will impact all colleges at the UT Health Science Center, providing a tremendous training environment for students from every program and encouraging collaboration among the colleges. Read more »

UTHSC co-sponsors LIVE! breast cancer summit for third year

As part of its commitment to improving community health, the UT Health Science Center was a key sponsor of the 2017 LIVE! breast cancer summit for African-American women. Read more »

 Giving to the UT Health Science Center
Be counted as a 2017 UTHSC annual donor—make your gift today!

There are many opportunities to renew your giving—or make your first gift!—throughout the year. Whether we reach you via mail, telephone or email, please take an opportunity to make a difference for our students, faculty, and researchers through a donation to the Annual Giving Program. Go to to make your secure gift before June 30. Any donor who makes a gift of $100 or more is honored as a member of the 1911 Society, and will receive special recognition at our events and in publications throughout the year.

Ways to give

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers a number of vehicles through which you can make a gift. Cash gifts can be made online, through mail, or over the phone. Other ways to give include: matching gifts, gifts of stocks or bonds, real estate, gifts in kind, and various planned giving options which can be incorporated into your overall estate plan. Each are excellent ways to support UTHSC!

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