Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic planned for UT Medical Center
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee Medical Center and Pat Summitt Foundation have formed a partnership to establish the Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic.
Pat Summitt Foundation officials announced plans Wednesday to raise at least $2.5 million over the next five years. Jim Haslam, chairman of the foundation's advisory board, said that "I will be the most disappointed person in the world if we don't over the next five years raise a lot more than $2 ½ million."
Haslam and Summitt attended a news conference in which the foundation presented an initial grant of $100,000.
The UT Medical Center already handles Alzheimer's treatment within its Cole Neuroscience Center, but this project will form a clinic solely dedicated to this purpose. Officials plan to recruit a full-time medical director for the new facility.
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