Category: Public Service


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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


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Omega Ministries and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition To Host Back to School Family Affair July 14

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Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition will host the annual Back to School Family Affair Saturday, July 14, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), offering free medical screenings, services, and immunizations to local students in advance of the new school year. Now in its 30th year,… Read More


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Law Enforcement Officers from Four States Gather at UTHSC for Innovative Training in Community Policing

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Approximately 60 police officers from jurisdictions in Florida, South Carolina, Colorado, and Tennessee were at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center this week for training in community policing, a strategy that focuses on building stronger relationships with the communities and institutions served as a way for law enforcement to become more efficient and eliminate… Read More


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Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon Gives Nearly 50 Patients The Gift of Sight

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For ophthalmologist Emily Taylor Graves, MD, of Duncan Eye, PLLC, the highlight of the second-annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) Friday and Saturday was watching the 100 volunteers who sacrificed their time to serve others and give the gift of sight. “That was my favorite… Read More


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University of Tennessee Alumni Association Announces 2018 Award Recipients

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The University of Tennessee Alumni Association (UTAA) named its 2018 recipients for their Outstanding Teacher and Public Service Awards. The awardees were recognized earlier this month during the UTAA Board of Governors Dinner at the Knoxville Hilton Downtown. The University of Tennessee Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Awards began in 1966. The Public Service Awards began… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute to Provide Free Cataract Surgery to More Than 50 Patients During Second Annual Ivan Marais Cataract-A-Thon June 15-16

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Tommy Fowler’s vision was reduced to a fog or a blur. “The light would have to be just right, or I couldn’t see. Still, Fowler continued to pursue his daily tasks, until he had a car wreck and knew something had to be done. Fowler, who’s from Rienzi, Mississippi, found help in 2017 through the… Read More


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UTHSC Campus Police Department Emphasizes Seat Belt Enforcement For Second Year During Click It or Ticket Mobilization

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For the second year, campus police at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” Participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nationwide mobilization, which runs through… Read More


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UTHSC Key Supporter in City’s New Bike Share Program

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Janine Twitchell is new to Memphis, but as an avid cyclist, she was happy to be part of the team from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center that took part in the inaugural bike ride today to kick off Explore Bike Share, the city’s new bike share program. “I love Memphis,” the administrative assistant… Read More