People: Alumni


UT Health Science Center ‘State of the University’ Presentation Feb. 21

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Peter Buckley, MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will deliver his State of the University presentation Wednesday, February 21, at 11 a.m. CST, on the Memphis campus in the Mooney Library, Room 201.  The theme of the presentation is “Tennessee is Our Campus,” emphasizing UT Health Science Center’s statewide presence and impact.… Read More


UT Health Science Center to Welcome Dr. Alvin Crawford, First African American Graduate, to Celebrate Release of Autobiography

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Alvin Crawford, MD, the first African American to attend and graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, will return to his alma mater Monday, February 26, for a celebration and book signing of his recently published autobiography, a presentation on his research, and visits with students. A 1964 College of… Read More


College of Pharmacy Alumni Contribute to “Everywhere You Look, UT” Mural Campaign

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Five University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy graduates created a local landmark on one of their West Tennessee pharmacies with an “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural. Derek Holyfield, PharmD ’02, along with partners Jennifer Hopper, PharmD ’98, Greg Emison, PharmD ’02, Brian Whitby, PharmD ’05, and Kelly Weaver, PharmD ’04, founded a… Read More


Memphis’ First Lady, UT Health Science Center Nursing Alumna Encourages: “See the Good in Our City”

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Memphis native and University of Tennessee Health Science Center alumna Jamila Smith-Young, DNP, MPH, CPNP-AC, was always involved in the community during her years growing up in the city’s Cherokee neighborhood. “My parents instilled in me and my sibling to give back. Even in church, we were always involved in things community-wise with my pastor.… Read More


UT Health Science Center Building on Momentum and Awareness in 2024, Recognizing Dedicated Partners

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Last year was a time of building for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, told the university’s Advisory Board during its winter meeting Friday. New leaders were recruited, a state-of-the-art-dental building opened, and a five-year strategic plan was adopted. This year, he said, UT Health Science Center will continue building… Read More


2023 Pharmacy Magazine Shows College’s Growth Over 125 Years

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Pharmacy Magazine celebrates 125 years of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center by remembering the past and looking forward to a bright future continuing to train Tennessee’s pharmacists. Through the Years Learn how pharmacy education at UT Health Science Center grew… Read More


Alumna, UT Board of Trustees Member Committed to Serve Statewide

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Shanea McKinney, PharmD, points her grandmother’s experience with chronic conditions and the pharmaceutical care she received as the inspiration behind her journey into the profession of pharmacy. “My grandmother, Mary Katherine Chandler, saw doctors regularly, but the health care professionals that she interacted with more often were her pharmacists,” Dr. McKinney said. “She trusted their… Read More


College of Medicine Magazine Emphasizes Efforts to Advance Women in Medicine

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The Fall 2023 issue of the College of Medicine Magazine pays tribute to the women of the UT Health Science Center’s College of Medicine by sharing how their achievements, leadership, and dedication have helped shape the future of medicine. Supporting Women Scientists The Women in Science Initiative is helping bridge gaps by supporting female faculty… Read More