The University of Texas at Tyler Launches Inaugural Innovation Day Event

Office of Marketing and Communications

October 31, 2022

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler’s new School of Medicine will host their Inaugural Innovation Day on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. 

Innovation Day will take place at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the UT Tyler Health Science Center Louise & Joseph Z. Ornelas Academic Amphitheater, located at 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler. The event is free for physicians and healthcare staff and will offer continuing medical education credit.* Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. A continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. 

 “The University of Texas at Tyler is proud to present this event to the health care community. It is the perfect occasion 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 will feature top medical innovators from around the nation including presentations from:  

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

“Innovation is about thinking ahead and addressing the needs of communities,” says Dr. Julie V. Philley, UT Tyler Executive Vice President of Health Affairs. “Our UT Tyler medical school plans to incorporate innovation into our DNA, and we are honored to host some of the brightest minds in medicine for this event.” 

For additional information or to register, visit Please note that seating is limited. For the agenda, visit 

*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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. 

With a mission to improve educational and healthcare 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 known as UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.