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Vanderbilt Mobile Vaccine Program recognized by American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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Christian Ketel and Carrie Plummer, both associate professors of nursing, were recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for their stewardship and successful outcomes of the Vanderbilt Mobile Vaccine Program. These leaders have also received Vanderbilt’s 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, the Health and Wellness Award from the Hispanic Family Foundation and the 2022 John W. Runyan Community Nursing Award from the University… Read More


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Family, Friends Mourn Woman Killed in Midtown Shooting

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Those living in one Midtown neighborhood hope police find who is responsible for killing a 27-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her car. Family and friends are mourning the loss of Mallory Morgan after her life was taken too soon. When officers showed up at the Tuscany Midtown Place Apartments off Poplar… Read More


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FDA Gives COVID Drug with Memphis Ties Fast-Track to Emergency Use

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Veru Inc., a company with deep ties to Memphis, has received the green light to seek permission from the FDA for fast-track emergency approval of a drug that more than cut in half deaths of people hospitalized for serious respiratory issues caused by COVID. To speed up the process, the FDA will not require Veru… Read More


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Researchers Find Gene that Shapes Mutation Rate in Mice

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Every organism is born with a few mutations in their genome that differ genetically from both of their parents. Such changes in an individual’s genetic code create the diversity that allows nature to select advantageous traits that drive the evolution of a species. The type of mutations and the rate at which they appear vary… Read More


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Triaging the Nursing Shortage

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Nurses are the lifeblood of healthcare, but that blood supply has been at crisis-level for some time. If left untreated, the shortage could have dire consequences for the industry and for patients. The reasons for the shortage — from inconvenient shift hours to the threat of physical violence from patients angry about government mandates —… Read More


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How a mother-daughter nursing duo cares for their rural community

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NBC’s Harry Smith travels to Erin, Tennessee, where mother-daughter duo Robin and Piper Black shine a light on rural health care and provide care for their community. (Both are UTHSC College of Nursing Alumnae).


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Memphis pop-up clinics to help children get up to date on immunizations

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With the COVID pandemic causing many parents to fall behind on their children’s regular childhood immunizations, several local organizations are partnering to help parents catch up. Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has partnered with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Memphis-Shelby County Schools and Shelby County Health Department to offer free… Read More


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Memphis will host International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference

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Memphis will host this year’s International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference, marking the first time the conference will take place in the United States. From Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1, the Central Station Hotel will serve as the venue for the eighth annual gathering of scientific minds.