For more than 40 years, the Memphis Crisis Center has provided much-needed counseling to those in distress through a 24/7, volunteer-staffed hotline. But in the last few years, whether because of the economy or the troubled times, calls to the confidential lifeline (901-CRISIS7 or 901-274-7477) have gone up dramatically, from 14,103 in 2011 to 17,629 in 2012. Suicide calls more than doubled last year, from 559 in 2011 to 1,264, and were at more than 600 for the first half… Read More
Memphis, Tenn. (July 19, 2013) – U.S. News & World Report rankings have once again recognized several core teaching hospitals for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as among the best in the nation. This year, four of UTHSC’s core teaching hospitals appear on the U.S. News list — Methodist University Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, both in Memphis, the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, and the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
Thanks to the generosity of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) and alumni of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), a legacy scholarship has been created. In this context, a legacy is a UTHSC student, who is the child/stepchild or grandchild/step-grandchild of a degree-holding graduate, from one of the UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, or Memphis. The first recipients of the six $1,000 scholarships will be announced in fall 2013. The scholarships were originally funded by… Read More