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Cookeville RAM Clinic saw large attendance, saved patients over $318,000

The recent Remote Area Medical Clinic hosted by the Upper Cumberland Community Host Group and organized by Tennessee Tech University students provided patients with over $318,000 of medical care at no cost to those individuals. 

The clinic served 570 individual patients, surpassing the number seen in past years, with 332 patients attending a RAM clinic for the first time. 302 patients traveled over 20 miles to the clinic, with 73 traveling over 100 miles and 19 of those driving over 200 miles to receive care.  

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Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to Chemistry Student

Brayden Copeland Goldwater Scholarship

Brayden C. Copeland, a sophomore student pursing degrees in Chemistry and Biology, with a minor in Honors, is one of the 417 outstanding college sophomore and junior students selected nationwide to receive the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship (up to $7,500, for up to 2 years). Brayden’s award comes 23 years after the scholarship was last awarded to a Tech student in 1999.

Brayden is conducting research in the Chemistry Department with Dr. O. Andreea Cojocaru, His research focuses on converting solid-state drugs into new dual functional liquid state drugs that would address issues faced by solid-state drugs such as polymorphism, limited efficacy and bioavailability while allowing for the development of new drug delivery strategies. Brayden has presented his research at National and Regional meetings and he is an author on a manuscript that was recently accepted for publication. Brayden’s goal is to become a practicing clinical physician and researcher.


Tech students help clinic save community health care costs

Volunteers from Tennessee Tech University helped the Remote Area Medical Clinic see 454 patients and provide over $318,000 worth of donated medical, dental, and vision services on March 19-20 at the Cookeville High School.  

“The clinic was a huge success, and our Tennessee Tech students were incredible,” Janet Coonce, chemistry instructor and faculty volunteer, said. 

Tech had over 50 student volunteers representing various clubs and organizations on campus. Tech Nutrition students helped to prepare three of the seven volunteer meals and pre-nursing and nursing students worked at the clinic.  

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Tech Students to take part in free medical clinic

Tennessee Tech University students will once again be volunteering at the Free Remote Area Medical Pop-Up Clinic on March 19-20.  This year's two-day clinic event will take place at Cookeville High School located at 2335 N. Washington Ave.  This year's clinic is the 6th clinic hosted by Tech students and their community partners, Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation.

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Tech students conduct Remote Area Medical Clinic

Ram clinic

Located in Rockford, Tennessee, Remote Area Medical provides free medical, dental, and vision care to hundreds of thousands of people through the operation of mobile medical clinics. The Cookeville RAM clinic was created by former Tech student Wade Seagrave six years ago and is being held at Cookeville High School for the fourth straight year.


Tech students inspire partnership with Doctors in Italy

Doctors of Italy
When students in Tennessee Tech’s spring 2017 global health class visited Italy for the study abroad portion of the course, they expected to learn about how health systems there work and to be inspired toward passionate careers in medically-related fields.

They got that, but they also left behind an impression on an organization called Doctors in Italy whose doctors were so impressed with Tech’s students that they are developing a medical study exchange program with Tennessee Tech as their first academic partner.

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Pre-professional students find path to health school programs at Tech
 Pre-Health Students

The steps Zachary Martin takes across the stage at Tennessee Tech’s commencement ceremony will not be his last as a scholar. He has been accepted to pharmacy program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and is among a growing number of Tech’s pre-professional health sciences students getting accepted into professional schools.

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Students help organize free dental, vision and medical care

For the second year in a row, Tennessee Tech students are organizing the collaboration of Remote Area Medical and multiple medical institutions to provide free medical services for the uninsured.

“The Tennessee Tech University pre-professional health science students are doing a terrific job coordinating with numerous local charitable organizations,” said Janet Coonce, chemistry department professor and Chem- Med faculty advisor.

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