Publisher: Daily Memphian


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Le Bonheur video game collaboration has kids jumping to exercise

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Living a healthy lifestyle takes more than one hour a week. Webb Smith, exercise physiologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is trying to come up with a way to start healthy practices, like exercise, early-on by introducing kids to video games that get them running, jumping and squatting. The concept began in 2015 when Smith… Read More


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 UTHSC to hold inaugural advisory board meeting in Nashville

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The newly created advisory board that will solely focus on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will hold its first meeting this week. The board is the result of the University of Tennessee Focusing on Campus and University Success (FOCUS) Act passed by the state Legislature in 2018, which reduced and restructured the University… Read More


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Fear, lack of insurance could be keeping Memphis-area women from mammograms

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A recent study has determined Shelby County has the medical capacity for all women to receive their yearly mammogram. Now, the question remains, with some of the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country, why aren’t they? Although white women are diagnosed with breast cancer more often, black women in the Memphis area are… Read More


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UT interim president wants more money for medical residencies

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University of Tennessee interim president Randy Boyd is considering seeking more state funding for medicine residencies, an effort to offset stagnant federal dollars and enable the UT Health Science Center to graduate more physicians. Boyd wants to see more residencies coming out of UTHSC, especially for family practice doctors, but he said those prospects depend… Read More


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Pilot program aims to keep kids out of juvenile justice system

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When the Shelby County Youth Assessment Center launches next year, it will be part of a cultural shift aimed at changing the way authorities respond to juvenile offenders. The center, operated by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will provide services like trauma informed care and referrals to community providers to help families find… Read More


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DiPietro goes out with head high

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During his tenure, the university system constructed or renovated more than 240 projects totaling 11.5 million square feet, some $300 million of which were done at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Combined, those projects reflect state investments of more than $727 million and $1.25 billion by the university system. Among his… Read More


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UTHSC research team among 2018 CORNET Award winners

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Researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among the 2018 recipients of The Delta Clinical and Translational Science Consortium’s Collaborative Research Network (CORNET) Awards. The awards give up to $75,000 per project in seed funding to collaborative research teams working to combat regional health inequities in the Delta South.


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UT Health Science Center completes strong year

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With finances in good shape, key positions filled and building projects reshaping the Memphis campus, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is wrapping up a strong 2018 and looks toward long-term major improvements such as a Biotech Research Park. “The Health Science Center just completed probably its most successful year ever,” says Dr. Steve… Read More