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UTHSC Graduates 36 New Health Care Professionals


UTHSC Graduates 36 New Health Care Professionals

Memphis, Tenn. (November 16, 2012) – For the “Greatest Generation,” December 7 is remembered as Pearl Harbor Day. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
proclaimed it “a date which will live in infamy.” But to 36 health care students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), this
December 7 will also be remembered as graduation day. The UTHSC winter commencement will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the O.D. Larry Dining Hall at the
Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue. Steve J. Schwab, MD, chancellor of UT Health Science Center, will preside over the ceremony and confer the

The 36 graduates are from four of the six UTHSC colleges.

  • 27 from the College of Allied Health Sciences;
  • 3 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences;
  • 2 from the College of Nursing and
  • 4 from the College of Medicine.

“As you, our newest graduates, take your places among the ranks of the many well-educated and superbly trained alumni working in health care, we ask
you to stay in touch with UTHSC,” Chancellor Schwab said. “Take time to share your career accomplishments and challenges with the faculty, mentors and
next generation that is following in your footsteps. It is through strategic alignments with partners, focused commitment to our mission, and support
from alumni and friends like you that we, as an institution, are able to pursue even greater achievements. We look forward to hearing about your
success and seeing you as visiting alumni soon.”

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. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and selected
baccalaureate 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. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or allied health students —
in addition to medical residents and fellows — at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100
years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 53,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities
across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.