Panel Recommends Ending Center

The board of directors of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Law, Medicine and Technology met Wednesday and voted to recommend that it be dissolved.

Dr. Dwayne McCay, UT vice president for research and information technology, said he and the university deans who make up the center’s board will recommend to Acting UT President Eli Fly that it not go forward.

McCay said now is not the time to pursue the center and that it would be difficult to attract the outside funding to make it effective. Issues the center would have explored are important, he said, and some will probably be studied in other areas of the university.

Voting unanimously with McCay to close the center were Thomas Galligan, dean of law; Dr. Henry Herrod, dean of medicine; Dr. Michael Blackwell, dean of veterinary medicine; and Dr. Michael Caudle, dean of the graduate school of medicine.