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J. Lacey Smith, MD, Named Interim Dean for the
Memphis, Tenn. (September 18, 2009) Steve J. Schwab, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced the appointment of J. Lacey Smith, MD, as interim dean for the College of Medicine, Memphis campus. Dr. Smith will assume the duties of interim dean effective October 1 as Dr. Schwab transitions to become interim chancellor of UTHSC.
Dr. Smith is the ideal candidate to fill this interim position because of the depth and breadth of his experience, and the respect he has earned from the faculty and administration on this campus, stated Dr. Schwab.
Smith serves as the associate dean of Clinical Affairs for the
Dr. Schwab noted that throughout his years at UTHSC, Dr. Smith has contributed greatly to sustaining the quality and excellence that the college embraces through clinical care, education and research.
I am honored to accept the responsibilities of the
interim position, Dr. Smith stated. I
am also aware of the challenges facing the
UT Medical Group (UTMG) is the private group practice affiliated with the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine faculty. A not-for-profit, non-tax-supported group practice, UTMG is dedicated to quality patient care, medical education, and medical research. With more than 350 clinicians, UTMG is the largest physician group in the region.
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
This study quantifies the economic impact of the UTHSC on the economy of the state of Tennessee for FY2010.
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