UTHSC Raises Nearly $7,000 for Pakistan Relief

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has raised nearly $7,000 to support the millions of flood victims in Pakistan. Nearly $3,000 was raised during a six-hour fundraising drive on the main campus.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has raised nearly $7,000 to support the millions of flood victims in Pakistan. Nearly $3,000 was raised during a six-hour fundraising drive on the main campus of the Health Science Center right here in Memphis. UTHSC faculty, staff and students brought cash and checks to the General Education Building at 8 S. Dunlap between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

UT Cancer Institute (UTCI), which is a part of UTHSC, raised more than $4,000 for Pakistan relief efforts over the course of four days, all through payroll deductions. With nearly 200 employees in 10 locations throughout Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, UTCI is a unique partnership between the UT Health Science Center and Boston Baskin Cancer Group. This singular association combines the research and teaching capabilities of a leading institution of higher learning with the patient care of the Mid-South’s largest cancer physicians group.

“The faculty, students and staff of the Health Science Center are committed to making a difference. That’s what the health care professions are all about,” said UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD.

As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center 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 training opportunities, the main campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC has additional colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy plus an Allied Health Sciences unit in Knoxville, as well as a College of Medicine campus in Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu.