Support of The Pat Summitt Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Research Initiative is critical to the advancement of early diagnosis, treatment, and one day, a cure. All philanthropic gifts remain in East Tennessee supporting The Pat Summitt Clinic team in research, education, treatment and care of patients and families in our community. Hope lies in the research.
The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center launched the Alzheimer’s Research Initiative as a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers and scientists across the academic medical center campus to do its part in advancing the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Inspired by Coach Summitt’s vision and with the support of The Pat Summitt Foundation, The Pat Summitt Clinic opened its doors in January of 2017. Today the clinic, which is the first and only of its kind in the region, serves approximately 3,500 patients in East Tennessee. That number is expected to increase to approximately 6,000 within the next five years.
For more than 100 years, scientists researchers and physicians have studied Alzheimer’s. While there have been advancements in the understanding of how the disease affects the brain, of the 10 leading causes of death, it is the only one that can’t be prevented, slowed or cured.
Learn more about our role in the fight against Alzheimer’s and how you can help.