FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Maynard-Garrett, UTHSC
Memphis, Tennessee (October 14, 2004) – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has established The Outreach Center, aimed at maximizing the use of innovative technologies to meet the healthcare needs of Mid-southerners.
According to dean of the
UT College of Medicine, Henry G. Herrod, MD, the center’s mission is to
establish a sustainable environment in which the
Dean Herrod commented, “The consortium has had significant success in demonstrating the value of outreach initiatives to community leaders, policymakers and university administrators. Because of this, we anticipate expanding our collaborative partners across the Tri-State area.”
To introduce the center’s concepts to the community, they will offer grants to stimulate the development of innovative research and educational or community service programs.
Center director will be Karen C. Fox, PhD, assistant dean of the UT College of Medicine. She has led the university’s telehealth efforts since it was founded.
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