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UTHSC researcher leads local participation in diabetes study

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher Dr. Karen C. Johnson is among principal investigators on a six-year nationwide diabetes prevention clinical trial that released findings today at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.


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UTHSC plans to lobby state for campus operations funding

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The chancellor for the University of Tennessee’s health sciences college in Downtown Memphis wants more operational funding from the state. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Advisory Board met Monday, May 20, and approved its fiscal 2019-2020 budget proposal of $571.2 million. The budget includes $389,600 earmarked for infrastructure needs since UTHSC is not… Read More


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Memphis needs to get on the bus

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Public transit has taken a back seat in Memphis for far too long. With Memphis 3.0 promising to build up and not out, now is the time for serious investment in Memphis transit. Memphis institutions need to make policies that promote bus use and become advocates for the Memphis 3.0 Transit Vision. It is time… Read More


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Run, hide, fight: Local colleges, universities bolster security as campus shootings persist

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The director of Police Services and Public Safety at Southwest Tennessee Community College even carries a weapon when she goes to church. “It’s very sad that these are the times we live in, where people feel like they have to be armed everywhere they go. I don’t go to church without at least one weapon,”… Read More


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New Eats: Soi No. 9

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In September, Tim Vimonnimit and his wife, Mai Mittrakul, won $10,000 on Food Network’s “Big Food Truck Tip” when Andrew Zimmern picked their basil chicken and khao soi as his favorites when the show filmed in town. Soi No. 9, the food truck, is still operating, but last month the couple opened a permanent location… Read More


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Students balance pressures of medical school through creative writing

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In situations of life and death or pain and suffering, it can be cathartic to put those feelings and emotions down on paper. For doctors, it is their job to make life-and-death decisions and face the pain and suffering of their patients. Narrative Medicine, the practice of combining health care and literature, has gained popularity… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine hosting inaugural African-American alumni reunion

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Black graduates of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine will gather in Memphis for a reunion this weekend for the first time, not just to renew acquaintances and network, but to formally christen a new scholarship fund that will provide financial help for future black students there.


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Boyd says University of Tennessee needs ‘generational leader’

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During two visits to UT Health Science Center in recent months, University of Tennessee interim president Randy Boyd asked students what they wanted to see for the Memphis campus – including any big, ambitious goals they had. Boyd, who took office in November, says what he heard was “just making their environment better, just making… Read More