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Alumnus Scott Pearson
Alumnus Scott Pearson

KNOXVILLE – A. Scott Pearson, author and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alumnus, will be the featured speaker at an event sponsored by the UT Office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association Knox County Chapter. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium on UT’s campus.

Pearson will discuss his first novel, “Rupture,” a medical thriller set in Memphis. A book signing will take place after the event, and Pearson’s book will be on sale. The meeting is free and open to the public. Guests are responsible for their parking.

The fictional book tells the story of a doctor on the cusp of a groundbreaking discovery. While investigating the suspicious death of a patient, he uncovers a “web of lies spun by his late father, a longtime professor of anatomy at Mid-South Medical College in Memphis.”

A West Tennessee native, Pearson received his undergraduate degree from UT Knoxville before receiving his medical degree at UT Health Science Center. For the last 10 years, he has been a member of the surgical faculty at Vanderbilt University, specializing in cancer research and the clinical practice of surgery and teaching the importance of the patient’s narrative in medicine.

The visit is part of the Accomplished Alumni program, which brings noteworthy alumni back to campus to honor their accomplishments and gives them an opportunity to share their stories, talents and career experiences with students and other alumni.

C O N T A C T :

Beth Gladden (865-974-9008,