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“These alumni have distinguished themselves and the UT Health Science Center in all areas of our mission: education, research, patient care and community service. We salute Drs. Anderson, Clifford, Hodges and Scheinberg as role models for our colleagues, as well as our students who are our future physicians,” said Steven J. Schwab, MD, executive dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine.
Garland Douglas Anderson, MD
Garland Douglas Anderson , MD, (Class of 1970) has distinguished himself as a leader in academic medicine, as well as in regional and international outreach efforts. He was appointed dean of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in October 2006. Prior to that he served for 17 years as the Jennie Sealy Smith Distinguished Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same university.
2007, Dr. Anderson received the Baden-Gibbs Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Texas Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology for outstanding leadership in
medicine in the state of
spearheaded the expansion of a 12-clinic satellite program into the
university’s highly successful Regional Maternal and Child Health Program. Today this network of 30 clinics provides
nearly 350,000 patient visits annually to women and children from more than 123
counties in medically underserved parts of
Rufus R. Clifford, Jr., MD
Rufus R. Clifford, Jr., MD, (Class of 1959) epitomizes
the practice of primary care medicine, a high priority mission of the UT Health
Science Center. A pediatrician in
A strong commitment to service is reflected in his involvement in community work throughout the years. Dr. Clifford served as a board member of the Columbia Boys and Girls Club, as Rotary president, and as a veteran Sunday School teacher. Most Columbians probably think of him in the context of team doctor and a faithful fan of the local high school basketball team.
John McIver Hodges, MD
John McIver Hodges, MD, (Class of 1963) has devoted
his career to academic medicine as both a professor and administrator. He has worked tirelessly to support the UTHSC
Department of Otolaryngology, serving as acting chair on numerous occasions. In 1978, he was appointed chair of the Otolaryngology
Teaching Program at
Dr. Hodges initiated seminars for teaching his surgical
skills in facial plastic surgery at both hospitals and at UTHSC. Perhaps he is best known
for sharing his knowledge on numerous medical mission trips to
Labe C. Scheinberg, MD, (Class of 1948) is being honored posthumously for his extensive contributions to the study and treatment of neurological diseases. Widely published, he investigated new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and is recognized today for developing the concept of a comprehensive care center for patients with chronic neurological disease. Dr. Scheinberg’s original MS Care Center became a prototype for similar centers around the world. He later organized the nationwide Consortium of MS Centers.
From 1956 to 1995, Dr.
Schneinberg served on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of
The UTHSC Outstanding Alumni Award caps a multitude of
earlier awards for Dr. Schneinberg, including the Silver Medal Award from
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission
of education, research, clinical care and public 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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