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Ruffner Appointed UTHSC Interim Dean of
impact is felt on the state level as well through his position as a trustee in
the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA).
He represents the TMA as a member of the TennCare Stakeholder Group and
is also an appointee to the Governor’s Safety Net Study Committee. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr.
Ruffner was assistant dean of the UTHSC Chattanooga College of Medicine from
1997 to 2004. He continues as chairman
of UT Physicians, a clinical practice group in
appreciate Dr. Blankenbaker’s contribution to the UT Health Science Center and
wish him the best as he pursues ongoing grant research,” said Michael R.
Caudle, MD, vice chancellor Health System Affairs at the
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission
of education, research, patient care and community service, all in support of a
single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range of
postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus, which includes six
colleges, is located in
This study quantifies the economic impact of the UTHSC on the economy of the state of Tennessee for FY2010.
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