Kim Bush (BS 1973, Zoology) was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at the Alumni Board Awards dinner on Friday, October 2. Bush has devoted his life and career to the advancement of global health. After completing a highly successful thirty- three-year career at Baxter International Healthcare Corporation, he was recruited in 2011 to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he is the foundation’s director of Life Science Partnerships and serves on the Global Health Leadership Team, working to solve some of the world’s toughest healthcare issues.
The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is the single highest alumni award given and is reserved for alumni who have excelled at the national or international level. The purpose of this award is to recognize an alumnus of The University of Tennessee who has attained extraordinary distinction and success in his or her field of endeavor, whose achievements have brought credit to The University of Tennessee and benefit to his or her fellow citizens.