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Methodist Healthcare ends partnership with West Cancer Center, plans new institute

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and West Cancer Center have formally ended their partnership, with each organization pursuing new plans for cancer care. MLH says it now plans to form the Methodist Cancer Institute, a comprehensive cancer center, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


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Vaughan working on funding for more medical residencies in rural areas

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With an eye toward offering quality health care in Tennessee’s poorest areas, state Rep. Kevin Vaughan is negotiating with Gov. Bill Lee’s office for state money to fund more medical residency slots. Vaughan is making the push with University of Tennessee interim President Randy Boyd, who told The Daily Memphian in an interview this year… Read More


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UTHSC brings food service in-house with food trucks, franchising

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When students, faculty and staff started voting with their feet, going off campus for lunch, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center began to re-evaluate its food services. Traditionally, the public medical school relied on third-party food and facilities management companies to run its food court and campus dining services. “We had reached a point… Read More


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1 million grant gives UT Mobile Stroke Unit more time to save lives

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he University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit received a more than $1 million grant on Friday. The unit was brought into service in 2016 with $3 million for three years of service. This new grant gives the unit more time to save lives. “The stroke I had I ought to been dead… Read More


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 UTHSC Receives $1 Million Grant From Assisi Foundation For Mobile Stroke Unit

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center received a $1-million grant from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis for its mobile stroke unit. On average, the mobile stroke unit is about 72 minutes faster at treating a stroke victim than a regular ambulance. As local 24’s Tish Clark explains, those minutes can be the difference between… Read More


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Mobile Stroke Unit gets additional funding

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In treating a stroke, minutes — and even seconds — matter to preserve neurons that are vital to motor function and preserving life. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Mobile Stroke Unit, a veritable “emergency room on wheels” with hospital-grade CT imaging technology, helps lessen the time period between when a call is… Read More


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UTHSC advisory board elects Phil Wenk chairman at inaugural meeting

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center advisory board unanimously approved Dr. Phil Wenk, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Tennessee, as its chairman during its inaugural meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, on the university’s campus in Memphis. The board was created by the University of Tennessee Focusing on Campus and University Success (FOCUS) Act,… Read More


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Strep A bacteria kill a half-million people a year. Why don’t we have a vaccine?

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Looking back, Otto remembers struggling to breathe when he was as young as four. Exertion would make him cough, and the coughing fits would go on and on. Growing up in a family of eight children in a village in northern Uganda, he would try to run and play with other kids. But usually he… Read More