The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville


The Board of Visitors Welcomes New Members

The UT Graduate School of Medicine formed a Board of Visitors in 2009 to advise and assist the Dean in strategic planning, the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals, community outreach and service, and the garnering of financial support for education, discovery and healing. This year three new members were welcomed to the Board.

Patrick Birmingham
Patrick Birmingham is the president and publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel. He also has regional responsibilities for the Evansville Courier Press in Evansville, Indiana, and Anderson Independent-Mail in Anderson, South Carolina. Since moving to Knoxville three years ago, he has become an integral part of the community, supporting organizations committed to health and business development.

Lynn Ferguson, MD
Dr. Ferguson is a third-year resident in the UT Graduate School of Medicine Pathology program and the current chief resident. She received her medical degree from the UT Health Science Center, completing several rotations at UTGSM. As a resident, she has completed award-winning research pertaining to breast cancer. She hopes to complete a fellowship in general surgical pathology.

Dick Westerling
Dick Westerling recently retired as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Regal Entertainment Group. He has also been involved in local and national organizations dedicated to helping children, promoting medical research, and educating the public on topics of health and fitness

January 9, 2012



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