The University of Texas at Tyler has launched an innovation day event – Gilmer’s Mirror | So Good News


The event will feature presentations from top medical innovators

TYLER, Texas (October 31, 2022) — U.T. Tyler’s new School of Medicine will host its first Innovation Day on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Innovation Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UT Tyler Health Science Center Louise & Joseph Z. Ornelas Academic Amphitheater, located at 11937 US Highway 271 in Tyler. The event offers free continuing medical education credit for physicians and health care workers.* Participants need only claim credit based on their participation in the event. A continental breakfast and packed lunch are provided.

“The University of Texas at Tyler is proud to present this event to the healthcare community. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate how the School of Medicine can serve East Texas and bring new opportunities to the region,” said UT Tyler President Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP.

Modern Medicine on a Mission: Innovative Minds in Healthcare features some of the best medical innovators from across the country, including presentations on:

  • Dr. William E. Kohn is the owner of more than 90 patents and a leader in the development of the artificial heart.
  • Dr. Joe Cunningham is a native East Texan, founder of Santé Ventures and nationally known for his expertise in healthcare, physician associations and reimbursement models.
  • Dr. Nancy Dickey is a pioneer of female physicians and an expert in rural health and health policy.
  • Dr. Tom Krummel is a top 1% physician who has transformed Stanford University into a leading innovation engine.

Dr. Julie W. “Innovation is about thinking ahead and meeting the needs of communities,” says Filley, UT Tyler’s executive vice president for health. “Our UT Tyler School of Medicine plans to put innovation in our DNA, and we are honored to welcome some of the brightest minds in medicine to this event.”

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*The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center assigns this active activity to the max 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.

With a mission to improve education and health outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now called UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through coordination with the UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has combined these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Ranked as a doctoral research institution by Carnegie and as a national university by US News & World Report, UT. Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.


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