UTHSC Welcomes New Media Relations Professional

Long-time freelance writer and reporter, Suzanne Thompson, has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Communications and Marketing Department as the media relations and communications specialist.

Memphis, Tenn. (August 1, 2012) – Long-time freelance writer and reporter, Suzanne Thompson, has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Communications and Marketing Department as the media relations and communications specialist.

“We are pleased to have Suzanne on our team. Her background and expertise are tremendous assets to our university community,” said Sheila Champlin, director of Communications and Marketing.

Thompson earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis. She began her career as a full-time reporter at The Daily News. Since starting her freelance career more than a decade ago, Thompson has written for many of the city’s most well-known publications, including The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Magazine, The Memphis Flyer and RSVP Magazine.

“This truly is my dream job. I look forward to coming to work every day. I want to help spread the word about the incredible advances in health care unfolding here at UT Health Science Center,” Thompson said. “Every day, researchers here are hard at work on potentially life-changing procedures and treatments.”

To contact Thompson with media inquiries, call (901) 448-4072 or e-mail her at sthompson@uthsc.edu.

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.