UTHSC Alumni Honor Three

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The UT National Alumni Association has named three UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) faculty members as its 2007 Outstanding Public Service and Teacher Award recipients.

The UT National Alumni Association has named three UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) faculty members as its 2007 Outstanding Public Service and Teacher Award recipients.

Allen O. Battle, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry, was selected for the Public Service Award by a UTHSC campus-wide faculty committee for his significant contributions to public service that go beyond the usual scope of his position. Dr. Battle was honored for his dedication to and involvement in UT, as well as for his extensive community involvement. He was cited particularly for his role as a founder of the Memphis Suicide and Crisis Prevention Center.

Dr. Battle received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and philosophy/psychology at Siena College in Memphis. He earned his master’s in clinical psychology and his PhD in clinical psychology and anthropology at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Barry M. Wall, MD, professor in the Division of Nephrology, and Nancy Farrell, MSN, clinical instructor in the Acute and Chronic Care Department were selected for the Outstanding Teacher Awards by students in their respective colleges of Medicine and Nursing.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in science from Southwestern at Memphis, Dr. Wall received his medical degree from UTHSC, where he also completed his internship and residency. A fellowship in nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham followed and afterward, he returned to UTHSC.

Farrell received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UTHSC and her master’s from Union University. In addition to her teaching position, she is a developmental specialist in the Clinical Education Services at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis.