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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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Local campus police cracking down on drivers for speeding, not wearing seat belts

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As summer traveling begins, campus police officers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be on the lookout for seatbelt violations. UT Health Science PD told FOX13 the number of seat violations have increased the last three years in their jurisdiction. Police said they take traffic violations very seriously in their area. They… Read More


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Black women more likely to die of breast cancer — especially in the South

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When Felicia Mahone was 27, she felt her breast and found a mass. Breast cancer had killed nearly all the women in her family – her mother, two aunts and two cousins. Her doctor, though, downplayed the lump, assuring her everything would be all right. For months, Mahone resumed her busy life. But she couldn’t… Read More


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Shaved Heads Result in Fellowship Grants

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a $175,612 fellowship grant to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a $5,000 Summer Fellowship grant to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). St. Baldrick’s is a not-for-profit organization based in Monrovia, California, and the nation’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.


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Black Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer — Especially in the South

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UNION CITY, Ga. — When Felicia Mahone was 27, she felt her breast and found a mass. Breast cancer had killed nearly all the women in her family — her mother, two aunts and two cousins. Her doctor, though, downplayed the lump, assuring her everything would be all right. For months, Mahone resumed her busy… 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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Students balance medical school, 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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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