Our Priorities

The University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine accept donations for any and all of their programs, but are actively pursuing a number of priorities. These priorities include:

Each priority underscores our mission to serve through healing, education and discovery. To learn about the specific goals and progress of each of these priorities, read on below or select a link in the navigation bar.

Current Endowment Priorities

Anne Sprouse Pastoral Care Endowment 

Anne SprouseNamed in honor Chaplain Anne Sprouse, the purpose of this fund is to create an endowed oncology chaplain position, which will ensure continued support and care for the patients, families and staff served by The University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute. The funding goal is $1.5 million.

Donate Now to the Sprouse Pastoral Care Endowment or contact the Development Office at 865.305.6611 if you’d like to further discuss your support.

 

 

Cancer Research Endowment 

Recently created, this endowment will provide much needed funding to support lifesaving cancer research taking place on the medical center’s campus. Funds will help lead to the development of new procedures, technologies and therapies that will improve the lives of cancer patients in East Tennessee and beyond. The funding goal is $3 million.

Donate Now to the Cancer Research Endowment or contact the Development Office at 865.305.6611 if you’d like to further discuss your support.

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Center for Advanced Medical Simulation

The mission of the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation is to add a new dimension to the training of physicians, residents, medical students, and clinical staff of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The primary goal is for continuous improvement in patient quality and safety through education, practice, and assessment. Making state-of-the-art simulated training available to physicians and other healthcare providers across the region improves the quality of care for those in our community.

 

Learn more about Center for Advanced Medical Simulation or Donate Now and make an immediate impact on this important initiative.

 DR. WILLIAM M. BASS FELLOWSHIP IN FORENSIC DENTISTRY 

Named in honor of Dr. William M. Bass, Forensic Anthropologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, the purpose of this fellowship is to develop a training foundation for dentists interested in human identification. The funding goal is $500,000. Below are several examples of how this program may benefit communities everywhere: 

  • Crime scene and autopsy identification 
  • Human and non-human bite mark recognition and possible suspect exclusion
  • Mass disaster computer-based identification systems
  • Courtroom/expert witness verbal and demonstrative defense findings

Donate Now to the Bass Fellowship in Forensic Dentistry or contact the Development Office at 865.305.6611 or Development@utmck.edu

STEPHEN Y. COLEMAN FELLOWSHIP IN MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

With more than 22,800 people expected to receive a malignant brain or spinal cord tumor diagnosis this year (per The American Cancer Society), the fellowship in medical oncology is vitally important.With a funding goal of $500,000. the fund will support a fellow in the discipline of medical oncology.

Medical oncology is the treatment of cancer with medicine, including chemotherapy. This fellowship will offer specialized training in medical oncology, which is a 36-month program accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine. To honor the memory of Stephen Coleman, the Coleman Family of Maryville, Tennessee, initiated funding for the Fellowship in Medical Oncology. It is the first oncology fellowship on the UTMC/UTGSM campus. 

Learn more about fellowship opportunities at the UT Graduate School of Medicine, or Donate Now and make an immediate impact on this important initiative.

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