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September National Suicide Prevention Month, Memphis Crisis Center Always on Call

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016 and more than 30 percent in half the states during that time, making suicide a leading cause of death in the United States. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but the Memphis Crisis… Read More


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UTHSC To Participate In Ride To Fight On! September 15

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Fourth-year medical student Peter Ketch got involved The Ride to Fight On! during his first year of medical school, after hearing about the West Cancer Center’s mission. “Professors, older students, and some physicians talked about it a lot and how much fun the event day was, so I had to sign up,” he said. “Each… Read More


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UTHSC Police Department Increases Impaired Driving Enforcement

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The UTHSC Campus Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign through September 3, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization increasing enforcement as a deterrent to impaired driving… Read More


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Report Shows UTHSC Contributed $4 Billion to Tennessee’s Economy in FY 2017

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center contributed approximately $4 billion to the Tennessee economy in Fiscal Year 2017, according to a new study designed to gauge the university’s total economic impact on the state. The 2017 Economic Impact Report was done by Cyril F. Chang, PhD, professor of economics at the Fogelman College of… Read More


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Teresa Hartnett Receives Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award from Network for Change and Continuous Innovation

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Teresa Hartnett, EdD, associate dean of finance and administration for the UTHSC College of Medicine, received the 2018 Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award from the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI). Dr. Hartnett is the immediate past president of NCCI. The Dr. Brent D. Ruben Award is named after one of the organization’s founders.… Read More


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Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program Joins Youth Leaders at Camp

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Twelve children and four advisers from the Shelby County Relative Caregiver Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined 490 youth leaders from across the state at the recent 2018 Tennessee Teen Institute (TTI) leadership and prevention camp. The five-day camp was sponsored by the Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency… Read More


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Back to School Family Affair Provides Services For 625 Community Children

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The 30th annual Back to School Family Affair held at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Student-Alumni Center July 14 provided free services to 625 children in the Memphis community. In addition to medical services, screenings and immunizations, participants also received backpacks filled with school supplies. Five hundred of them were donated by UTHSC.… Read More


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UTHSC to Host Second-Annual GoBabyGo! Memphis Rodeo July 21

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Alexis Phillips said she spent hours looking for a toy electric ride-in car to give her son, Wyatt, for Christmas, but she could not locate one he could safely use. Fate intervened, she said, when Wyatt’s physical therapist, an alum of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Physical Therapy (PT) Department, introduced her to… Read More