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UTHSC Advisory Board approves proposal to hold tuition flat for 2023 academic year

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The advisory board to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) on Wednesday, Jan. 12, decided not to raise tuition for the 2023 academic year for all programs at all campuses, for both in-state and out-of-state students.


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Gov. Bill Lee appoints new members to UT Board of Trustees, campus advisory councils

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Gov. Bill Lee has nominated two people for the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Shanea McKinney of Shelby County and David Watson of Hamilton County will join the UT Board, pending their approval by the Tennessee legislature.


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Esteemed Pediatrician Carolyn Whitney, MD Receives “Top Women in Medicine” Recognition For 2022

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Dr. Carolyn Whitney brings three decades of expertise to her patients and the families of Memphis, Tennessee. Her love and compassion for helping children, are reflected by five-star ratings and patient reviews. For her unwavering dedication to her patients and for exemplary care year after year, the Preferred Network has named Dr. Whitney among the “Top… Read More


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Local doctors urge expecting mothers to get vaccinated

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Dr. Erin Watson, pregnant and working full-time in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital, was an eyewitness to how pregnant women can be affected by COVID. So it is not surprising that Watson, who also practices post-acute care at Regional One Health, has become a fierce advocate for pregnant women to get the vaccine.  


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New Partnership Between Southwest, UTHSC Could Provide Opportunities for Prospective Nursing Students

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Shelby County Schools (SCS) partnered with Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) to launch the Medical District High School (MDHS) in fall 2021. Located on Southwest’s Union Avenue campus, the school offers courses that give students the chance earn an associate degree in general studies, allied health, or information technology, along with their high school diploma.… Read More


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COVID-19 testing site delays Thursday start time due to weather

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Winter weather is forecasted to move through the Mid-South Thursday, causing at least one COVID-19 testing site to delay its start time. The UTHSC/UCH COVID-19 testing site at 3 N. Dunlap on the UTHSC campus announced a delayed start for Thursday, Jan. 6.


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The 901: Omicron surge brings familiar challenges to Memphis-area businesses

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Good morning, Memphis, where a future state bill could potentially let city first responders live anywhere — ending a debate among Memphis City Council members. But, first, as the new COVID-19 variant omicron surges through Shelby County, bringing numerous cases, a familiar set of challenges comes to businesses and institutions whose employees face the public regularly. New COVID-19 testing site… Read More


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COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate Reaches Record High in Shelby County

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Shelby County’s COVID-19 test positivity rate is the highest it’s been all pandemic. This week, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reports more than 40 percent of all COVID-19 tests given are coming back positive. One infectious disease doctor says a COVID-19 test positivity rate at 41.4 percent is uncharted waters. Another says a positivity… Read More