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July 8, 2011 - Dr. Frye Retires After 17 Years of Service
The University of South Alabama Department of Surgery will be hosting a retirement reception honoring Dr. Karen Frye on July 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the USA Medical Center’s 10th floor dining room.

Dr. Frye retired March 31, 2011, after 17 years of service to the university. She was hired in 1994 as an assistant professor of surgery and was named associate professor in 2000.

“As a dedicated burn surgeon, Dr. Frye has worked tirelessly to not only provide the best care to patients, but to also involve herself in efforts to improve care,” said Dr. William Richards, professor and chair of surgery at the USA College of Medicine. “She has been a principal factor in the USA Regional Burn Center, providing care for both patients within the community and patients that are hundreds of miles away.”

Dr. Frye said she is grateful for the friendships that were created within the department. “The thing that I will miss the most is the people that I worked with,” Dr. Frye said. “They all have impacted my life throughout the years.”

Dr. Frye is currently moving to Nashville, Tenn., to teach physician assistant students at a private Christian university. “I have always loved teaching at USA,” Dr. Frye said, “and I look forward to teaching in Tennessee as well.”

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