The opportunity to &quot;learn under&quot; nationally recognized faculty and participate in leading edge research at UAH spiked Thomas K. Spain's ('06 BS Physics) curiosity and his drive to think outside the box. The UAH alumnus returns to the university on Thursday, Feb. 13, as a guest lecturer for Honors College. Spain's lecture &quot;All Hands on Deck: The Healthcare Ship is Sinking and We Need You on the Team,&quot; will be presented at 11:10 a.m., in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology room 107. The talk is free and open to the public. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he is completing combined residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics. Spain grew up in Huntsville and has been familiar with UAH since he was young boy. Both of his parents attended the university, and his dad, Dr. Thomas &quot;Kenny&quot; Spain worked here for 25 years, as a senior research associate. During his tenure at UAH, Kenny Spain conducted research on various energy programs at the Alabama Solar Energy Center, Johnson Research Center, and the Earth System Science Center.