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Hershel P. Wall Named Chancellor Emeritus of UTHSC


UT President Joe DiPietro recently named Hershel “Pat” Wall, MD, Chancellor Emeritus of UTHSC.

Memphis, Tenn. (August 7, 2012) – The University of Tennessee
President Joe DiPietro recently named Hershel
"Pat"Wall, MD, Chancellor
Emeritus for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The
appointment reflects unparalleled service and dedication to UTHSC during a
professional career that spans more than 52 years.

"It is a truly humbling experience to be named Chancellor
Emeritus," said Dr. Wall."It
continues to be a great honor and pleasure to teach medical students, meet with
donors and alumni, and serve the institution at which I have spent nearly my
entire professional life."Outside
of military assignments in Europe, Dr. Wall has been part of the UTHSC
community since he enrolled in medical school some 55 years ago. As Chancellor Emeritus, he will continue to
support development and alumni relations initiatives
for UTHSC.

A UTHSC alumnus who graduated from the College of Medicine in 1960,
Dr. Wall has served the Health Science Center in a wide variety of roles. For the past three years, he focused on fundraising,
capital development and alumni relations with one year as a special assistant
to the UTHSC chancellor, and two years as a special assistant to the UT
president (2009 to 2011).A longtime
UTHSC faculty member and administrator, Dr. Wall has served as UTHSC chancellor
(April 2007 through September 2009), interim dean for the UT College of
Medicine, associate dean for admissions and student affairs, and division chief
of General Pediatrics.In September
2008, UTHSC established the
Hershel P. Wall, M.D., Legacy Society to honor the distinguished
alumni and special friends who have made a commitment to the UT Health Science
Center through a planned gift arrangement.

"Pat Wall embodies the spirit of the UT Health Science Center
in its education, research and outreach capacities," said President DiPietro."As
a proud graduate of the UT College of Medicine, he is as passionate today about
the work of the Health Science Center, its faculty, students and alumni as the
day he became a pediatrician and taught his first students."

During his career at UTHSC, Dr. Wall has won numerous awards,
including the Outstanding Public Service Award and the Outstanding Alumnus
Award from the UT College of Medicine Alumni Association, and Board Volunteer
of the Year by Volunteer Memphis.He
has been recognized twice by the American Academy of Pediatrics as Pediatrician
of the Year and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare honored him as one of its
Living Awards for Physician Community Inspiration in Faith and Health.

As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of
the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring
the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human
health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing
an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public
service. In 2011, UT Health Science Center celebrated its centennial: 100 years
advancing the future of health care. Offering a broad range of postgraduate
training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and
includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health
Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The UTHSC campus in Knoxville
includes a College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and an Allied Health
Sciences unit. In addition, the UTHSC Chattanooga campus includes a College of
Medicine and an Allied Health Sciences unit. Since its
founding in 1911, UTHSC has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care
professionals on campuses and in health care facilities across the state. For
more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.