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$4 Million Gift

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The University of Texas at Tyler announced the second $4 million gift to its School of Medicine. The anonymous gift will support the School of Medicine scholarships and faculty research. “We are tremendously appreciative of this gift to our new School of Medicine,” said UT Tyler President Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP. “We continue to…

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Tyler’s New Medical School Location Announced

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The University of Texas System Board of Regents today authorized The University of Texas at Tyler to purchase land for its School of Medicine. UT Tyler intends to finalize the purchase of approximately five acres of land, located in the heart of the medical district in Tyler. “Acquiring land for the medical education building is…

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Dean for the School of Medicine Announced

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President Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, FACP, announced today that Brigham C. Willis, MD, has been appointed the founding dean of the new school of medicine at the Health Science Center at UT Tyler, an administrative unit of UT Tyler.   Dr. Willis, a longtime educator, scholar and leader in academic medicine, has been widely lauded…

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Monumental Donation to Cover Full Tuition for Inaugural Class

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  Every student enrolled in the inaugural class at the new medical school at The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) will receive a four-year scholarship to cover their full tuition thanks to a generous gift from the R.W. Fair Foundation. The R.W. Fair Foundation joined university leaders for the November 3 announcement that…

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