November 12, 2021

1. Chancellor Finalists: Watch the Presentations and Submit Feedback

The search committee for the next Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has narrowed the list to two outstanding finalists. The finalists just completed their visits to the Memphis campus and presented on how they plan to fulfill UTHSC's mission to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community. 

If you were unable to attend one or both of the finalists' presentations, you can watch the recorded presentations:

Your feedback matters! Please share your feedback about the two candidates with the search committee:

You can view the CVs and bios of the two finalists on the search website.

Dr. Peter Buckley
Dr. Alicia Monroe

2. "A Code-Switching Thanksgiving" to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month

The Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity and the Colleges of Health Professions and Pharmacy have teamed up to host a FREE panel discussion to commemorate Native American Heritage Month, "A Code-Switching Thanksgiving". This virtual event is open to all faculty, staff, and students at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 16.

This panel will be moderated by Drs. Eric Bailey and Stephanie Lancaster and will feature individuals to speak on their lived and/or professional experience working with Indigenous people. Invited guests include Dr. Lawrence Locklear (UNC-Pembroke) and Amanda Savage (UofM).

Register for a Code-Switching Thanksgiving

3. 2021 Employee Service Recognition Program

You are cordially invited to join our virtual ceremony on Wednesday, November 17, at 11:00 am CST honoring employees with 5 – 50 years of service and dedication to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center! Registration is required to receive the Zoom information.

The Employee Service Recognition Program may also be viewed in-person at the SAC Auditorium. Please register for the in-person event.

Register to View the Program via Zoom
Register to View the Program at the SAC

4. Collegiate Recovery Academy – December 2

UT has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to provide training for faculty and students to support the mental health and well-being of our students, including those in recovery from substance use disorder. This hybrid, event held on December 2, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST, includes Recovery Ally Training, Question, Persuade, and Refer Suicide Training, and information about stimulants. Key speakers include UT System President Randy Boyd, Marie Williams, Commissioner of the TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Monty Burks, TN Faith Based Coordinator, and Karen Pershing, Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition. You may join the in-person gathering to view the event virtually as a group in room GEB A104 on the Memphis campus or attend virtually on your own. Please click here for agenda and registration link.

Register for the Collegiate Recovery Academy

5. Visit Pimentos in the Food Court

Memphis-based Pimentos is now open in the Madison Plaza Food Court on the Memphis campus! Hours of operation are 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. This location offers a full menu with burgers, quesadillas, sandwiches, salads, and sides, as well as some pre-packaged salads, wraps, and to-go items. Daily specials are also on the menu!

Breakfast is available daily. Catering will be an option in the future. View the menu at

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