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Janet Purkey, MD Named a 2024 Remarkable Women Finalist

Dr. Janet Purkey, an Associate Professor and Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine at UTGSM, has been named a 2024 Remarkable Women Finalist, a testament to her extraordinary dedication and contributions. Beyond her role in medicine, Dr. Purkey is the co-founder of the East Knox Free Medical Clinic, where she tirelessly serves those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Her selfless commitment to providing healthcare to underserved communities has spanned over a decade, impacting countless lives. Dr. Purkey's humility and compassion extend beyond the clinic walls, as she also dedicates herself to mentoring students and even founded Zazzy Bandz, a patented invention that not only solves a practical problem but also supports charitable causes. Her unwavering dedication to serving others truly embodies the spirit of the Remarkable Women initiative, making her a deserving finalist.

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Posted: March 21, 2024


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