Rhodes College alumnus and board member Dr. Ryan Mire has been named president-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP), representing internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students. His term began May 2 at the conclusion of ACP’s annual business meeting, and he will be formally installed as president in April 2022. Mire earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Rhodes in 1993 and serves on the Rhodes College Board of Trustees. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis College of Medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor on the UTHSC College of Medicine in Nashville and in a private practice in internal medicine.
Michael Alston, assistant vice chancellor for Equity and Diversity, Title IX coordinator and chief diversity officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been named to the new position of associate vice chancellor for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity at UTHSC. The appointment is effective June 30. Additionally, the Office of Equity and Diversity will become the Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity with the realignment emphasizing the importance of inclusion and diversity at UTHSC.