Nine months into his tenure as the new chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Peter Buckley had his investiture ceremony Friday morning.
“We will work with our communities in collaboration to remove barriers to care and tackle the serious and pernicious social determinants of health,” Buckley said during his speech. “And we will also contribute new knowledge and science to improve the health of Tennesseans and we will work with our communities who wish to support our work, through enabling scholarships that will provide opportunities to great new minds and support our resources and programmatic growth. These things we must do, these things we can do and these things we can and must do together. Through our statewide presence, through our partners and communities across this great state, and friends, that is why we are here today.”