UTHSC Leaders Honored for Support of Army Medical Recruiters

From left, Capt. Gary Miller, Staff Sgt. Martell Todd, Dr. Kennard Brown, Dr. David Stern, Lt. Col. Nancy Parson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Derise Miller

Pictured during the awards ceremony are, from left, Capt. Gary Miller, Staff Sgt. Martell Todd, Dr. Kennard Brown, Dr. David Stern, Lt. Col. Nancy Parson, and Command Sgt. Maj. Derise Miller

The United States Army 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion recognized several leaders of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for supporting its mission to educate students about the scholarship opportunities that exist in the Army and to recruit personnel in all medical fields to join the Army as medical officers.

Certificates of appreciation for exceptional leadership and support for Army medicine were presented to Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at UTHSC; David Stern, MD, executive dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine; and Irma Jordan, DNP, APN, FNP/PMHNP-BC, FAANP, an assistant professor and director of the DNP program in the UTHSC College of Nursing.

“We have a great relationship with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center,” said Capt. Gary Miller, with the battalion’s Medical Recruiting Center at 5909 Shelby Oaks Drive. “Dr. Brown has been a huge supporter of us being on campus and allowing us to educate the student body.”

Miller said Army medical recruiters visit the UTHSC campus weekly. In April, they staged “Medicine Meets Military,” an event to educate students, faculty and staff about Army medicine. A Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter with a forward surgical team, or mobile hospital, was set up in the Student-Alumni Center.