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Black doctor speaks out about decreasing number of African American physicians and the need for more

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Did you know only 5% of the doctors in the United States are African American men? Local 24 News Weeknight Anchor Katina Rankin spoke to one Black doctor who says the narrative must change. He offers some solutions. Plus, two colleges have joined forces to offer free scholarships to African American students that want to… Read More


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Dustin Fulton, EdD, Named Assistant Dean for Admissions in College of Medicine

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Dustin Fulton, EdD, has been named assistant dean for Admissions in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Fulton has served as interim assistant dean since May 2020. Fulton most recently served as associate director in Student Affairs and Community Engagement, and previously held the position of senior equity assurance… Read More


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College of Medicine Inducts Inaugural Class of Academy of Master Educators

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has inducted its inaugural class to the Academy of Master Educators. The academy recognizes and celebrates contributions to education by dedicated physicians and other medical educators.The academy, which was formed in 2019, is being led by Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP, assistant dean for Medical… Read More


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For Memphis synagogue, Passover marks light from COVID-19 darkness

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Last Passover was a difficult time for members of the Baron Hirsch faith community. COVID-19 had arrived just one-month earlier in Memphis. The city and state were under “safer at home” orders. Passover is a time for family and friends to gather together, but instead, members of the community found themselves isolated. As an Orthodox… Read More


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‘Orleans Station’ project to bring hundreds of apartments, retailers downtown

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Downtown Memphis may be home to hundreds of new residents and retailers very soon. A development project on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus is one step closer to construction. If approved, the area will be renamed Orleans Station after the trolley stop outside the entrance of the project.


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Memphis People in Business: March 25, 2021

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The Office of Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center named Kyle Johnson Moore as its new director of the Office of Scientific Writing. In this role, Johnson Moore will assist research faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in the writing of successful research grants and scientific manuscripts. Lyndsay Pittman last month was named… Read More


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Health check: Universities delve into medical debt, stress and well-being

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Millions of people have long-term health care debt on their credit reports that keeps them from being able to advance. And tens of millions more have stress related to their poor health. But little is known about how these conditions, combined or separately, affect people’s sense of well-being and potentially their ability to recover from… Read More


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COVID-19 task force discusses opening vaccines for all of Shelby County

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The Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Joint Task Force held a press briefing on the current COVID-19 situation and vaccine distribution. As of March 22, Shelby County hit a milestone, surpassing 90,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Currently, Tipton County has 7,075 cases, Fayette County has 4,762 cases, DeSoto County and Mississippi have 20,245… Read More