UT Tyler School of Medicine receives $400,000 gift from anonymous donor

UT Tyler School of Medicine receives $400,000 gift from anonymous donor

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine announced on Monday they received a $400,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship.

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The university said the purpose of the gift is to retain physicians in the East Texas region.

“What we do is the heart of medicine—caring for people,” Dr. Laura Ferguson, hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program director said. “Having compassion means you see someone’s suffering, you feel their suffering and then you ask, how can I help ease their suffering. This gift will enable us to meet East Texans’ health care needs and support their families, for now and the years to come.”

In a release, the university said the gift will support promotion of the fellowship and cover additional costs for fellows, including books and moving expenses.

“This support will not only benefit our fellows but also the patients and families they serve,” Dr. Brigham Willis, school of medicine founding dean said.

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