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  Greetings from Memphis June 2017  
It has been a busy spring at the UT Health Science Center!

Since the last Vital Signs in February, we have been involved with alumni activities in all of the colleges, including Dentistry and Nursing Alumni Weekends, various alumni receptions and meetings. In addition, as you read this we have just concluded May commencements for all of the colleges and announced our UT Alumni Association award winners. See more info on the award winners in this issue.

We were proud to have the following alumni leaders speak at their respective commencement ceremonies and welcome new graduates to the UT Alumni Association:
  • Dentistry – Cory Glenn, DDS
  • Graduate Health Sciences – Michael Herr, PhD
  • Health Professions – Logan Owens, DPT
  • Medicine – Leonard Hines, MD
  • Nursing – James Hutcheson, BSN
  • Pharmacy – Paula Hinson, BS Pharm
As always, I want to thank you for representing the UT Health Science Center so well, not only in your profession, but also in your community. We are fortunate to have such an active and engaged alumni base. We hope you will come back to campus whenever you have an opportunity.

We appreciate your support. Please let us know if the Office of Alumni Affairs can ever assist you.


Tim Lanier
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs

  College of Health Professions News
Scottish Rite check presentation

Knoxville Scottish Rite makes gift to ASP

Knoxville Scottish Rite (KSR) recently presented the UTHSC Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology with a $25,000 gift to be used toward speech-language services for children in need. Read more »
College of Health Professions

Rachel K. Stevens Therapy Center holds inaugural art show and auction

The student-run Rachel K. Stevens Therapy Center held its first art show and auction. The students hope to make this an annual event to honor Rachel K. Stevens, their friend and the clinic's namesake, who would have graduated with her class in May.

Spring commencement by the numbers

A total of 778 health care professionals are now graduates of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center following spring commencement ceremonies in Memphis and one in Knoxville. The graduates include 122 from the College of Dentistry, 31 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 242 from the College of Health Professions (including Cailin Shanahan), 160 from the College of Medicine, 64 from the College of Nursing, and 159 from the College of Pharmacy. View photos »

Save the Date: Dinner with Tamika Catchings, three-time gold medalist and NBA All-Star

Mark your calendar for Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at The Foundry in Knoxville. All proceeds benefit the Tamika Catchings Scholarship Fund and the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. Event details to follow.

DENTISTRY: College announces endowed professorship »
MEDICINE: Alumni Weekend date announced »
NURSING: NightinGala celebrates nurses during Alumni Weekend »
PHARMACY: College launches scholarship fundraising campaign »
GRADUATE HEALTH SCIENCES: Researcher receives $1M from NIH »

  UTHSC News
The changing face of UTHSC main campus

UTHSC is moving into the next phase of unprecedented construction that is changing the campus. Because UTHSC is an economic driver in the community, the improvements are drawing notice. Read more »

Office of Development and Alumni Affairs welcomes new vice chancellor

Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor for UTHSC and Rickey N. McCurry, president, University of Tennessee Foundation, have appointed Love Collins III as vice chancellor of development and alumni affairs. Read more »

Golden Graduate Homecoming

Have you reached the 50 year+ graduation milestone? We want to see you at our Golden Graduate Homecoming. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with friends and classmates! Learn more »

UT Alumni Association presents awards to five UTHSC faculty members

Awards were presented to five UTHSC faculty members during the annual banquet of the Student Government Association Executive Council. View the award winners »

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

As we take a moment to celebrate our recent graduates and newest health care leaders, know that the future of health care is in our hands. Your generosity allows us to carry out the four pillars of our mission—education, research, clinical care and public service—impacting health care today, and into the future.

Please partner with us and make your first gift to our annual giving campaign or renew your support before this fiscal year ends June 30. You may make a secure, online gift by visiting Donors of $100 or more each year will receive special recognition through our 1911 Society. To learn more about this special group, please visit

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