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Kids receive white coats from program that hopes to encourage careers in medicine

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Look at these future doctors! The University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted the annual “Determined to Be a Doctor Someday” White Coat Ceremony on Saturday. Seven kids ages 2 – 5 received their white coats for wanting to become a doctor after a six-month program. The program hopes to expose young people to careers… Read More


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‘Embrace the gift of life’: Mother accepts medical degree after son’s suicide

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Julian took his life just two months shy of graduating with a doctorate in medicine from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. JaQuette said he left a two-page letter addressing family members and his fellow classmates. In it, she said, Julian shared his battle with depression, as well as love for those he left behind.


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UTHSC set to open new $39M training facility

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center is set to open its new $39.7 million center for healthcare improvement and patient simulation.


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Confederate 901 rally in Memphis remains peaceful

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Demonstrations against the removal of the Confederate statues in Downtown Memphis included a small gathering and a ride around I-240 led by the Confederate 901 group, was originally supposed to be a rally. The protest remained peaceful and small, with police and media outnumbering the protesters.The four streets bordering Health Science Park were closed in… Read More


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Lights at Health Sciences Park haven’t been on since statue removal

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The lights at Health Sciences Park haven’t been on since the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue. WMC Action News 5 reached out to the City of Memphis, MLGW, and the park’s new owner Memphis Greenspace, Inc. to find out who is in charge of keeping the lights. For University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More


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Doctor lays out $1M plan to prevent, aid opioid abuse

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Shelby County Commissioners heard the first steps of a possible plan to combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the county and the state Wednesday. But the first move of the fight has a steep price tag. “I thought this was a good way to start and really look at what’s possible for us to do,” said… Read More


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UTHSC banning all smoking on campus

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New Year’s Day kicks off the year-round tobacco ban on University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus. It’s an idea that students pushed to have the university put into action. The days are numbered for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy a smoke or vape as they walk through campus. Come Jan. 1, 2018, the… Read More


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UT Health Science Center in midst of $20M security upgrades

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is in the midst of more than $20 million in state-funded security upgrades. “We went from about 300 cameras right now to about 1,200 cameras being installed campus wide,” UTHSC Police Chief Anthony Berryhill said. The enhancements will also include keyless locks on buildings and an emergency… Read More