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  Greetings from Memphis May 2016  
Greetings from the UT Health Science Center! My name is Tim Lanier and I am the new Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs at UTHSC. I have served as Director of Development for the College of Dentistry over the past 19 years and am very excited about my new role in Alumni Affairs.

The Alumni Affairs team (l-r): Stephanie, Chandra, Libby, Kristin and Tim

We have a great staff in the Office of Alumni Affairs:

Kristin Attaway, Associate Director of Alumni Programs
Stephanie Davis, Senior Alumni Assistant
Chandra Tuggle, Senior Director of Alumni Programs
Libby Wyatt, Director of Alumni Programs

Our staff is eager to assist you in any way. Please call or e-mail us if we can ever be of service. We hope to meet you at a class reunion or alumni event sometime soon.

Our goal for Vital Signs is to keep you up to date with your college and the Health Science Center in general. It is just one of the many ways we seek to engage our alumni with the campus. We would appreciate you completing a brief survey to help us better serve you through Vital Signs. The first 100 responses will be entered to win a $100 gift card for the VolShop!

Thanks for representing UT Health Science Center so well.

Tim Lanier
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs

  College of Graduate Health Sciences News
Saites honored for exceptional community service

Fourth-year student Louis "Nick" Saites has a love for science, research, and public service. Now, he is in a position that marries all three, and is being recognized for pursuing his passions. Read more »

Chung wins award with robot model for scoliosis brace testing

The technology behind the back brace used to treat scoliosis has not changed in 40 years according to UTHSC graduate student Chloe Chung. And that's too long, she says. Read more »

May 2016 graduate awarded prestigious fellowship with AAAS

Dr. Laura Eckard Lassiter has been selected for the one-year fellowship program beginning in September 2016. Read more »

College announces new concentrations in MS and PhD programs

The CGHS is proud to add three new concentrations to our existing catalog. Read more »

HEALTH PROFESSIONS: Pro bono clinic honors memory of student »
DENTISTRY: College expands statewide reach with new clinics »
MEDICINE: Dr. Mukta Panda named Outstanding Educator of Residents »
NURSING: UTHSC alumna takes helm of Shelby Co. Health Department »
PHARMACY: Alumni lead effort to honor former faculty member »

  UTHSC News
College of Medicine launches world's first Mobile Stroke Unit with advanced CT imaging capabilities

The Mobile Stroke Unit includes features and capabilities never before assembled for mobile deployment. The unit will serve the Shelby County community, which has a major stroke health problem. Read more »

UTHSC committed to improving, growing district around campus

There is increased focus on remaking the Memphis Medical District. UTHSC vice chancellor and COO Dr. Ken Brown serves as vice chair of the Medical District Collaborative. He says growth in the Medical District will be a plus for the entire community. Read more »

Progress continues on $24.1M Multidisciplinary Simulation Building

Students from all six colleges will train together in simulation environments to provide state-of-the-art team health care. Read more »

Register now for Golden Graduate Homecoming!

October 19-21 is the date for our next Golden Graduate Homecoming. Join us as we honor graduates of 1966 from all six colleges. Previous Golden Graduate honorees are invited as well. Visit our website or call (901) 448-5516 for more information.

 Giving to the UT Health Science Center
Be counted as a 2016 donor — Make your gift to UTHSC today

Our students, faculty and administrators are participating in education programs that prepare them to be leaders in the health care community. From our dental clinics to translational research programs to nursing research — our students and faculty are making a difference. This is possible in part because of the generosity of our alumni, faculty and friends. Your support for the future of healthcare is important and appreciated.

Please take this opportunity to make your first gift or renew your support before June 30 to partner with us again this fiscal year. You may make a secure online gift at Also, please remember that making your gift or fulfilling any outstanding pledges before June 30 will extend your 1911 Society membership for the coming academic year. To learn more about the 1911 Society, please visit

Thank you in advance for your continued support. Please contact us at (901) 448-5516 or if we may be of any assistance.

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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