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Senator Lamar Alexander says Vanderbilt’s Dr. Josh Denny to Lead NIH Precision Medicine Initiative

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced Vanderbilt’s Dr. Josh Denny will serve as the new chief executive officer for the All of Us Research Program, the centerpiece of the Precision Medicine Initiative:

“Dr. Josh Denny is an experienced team leader and has precisely the skills needed to finish the important job of collecting health information from 1 million people and using that information in a way that saves lives.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Captive Insurance Experts Michael Corbett, Jennifer Stalvey Named To New Leadership Roles

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Hodgen Mainda has announced that two longtime Tennessee captive insurance experts will assume new roles in the Department.

(L to R) Michael A. Corbett and Jennifer Stalvey.

(L to R) Michael A. Corbett and Jennifer Stalvey.

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Nashville Predators fall to the Dallas Stars 4-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, Tn — The Nashville Predators fell to the Dallas Stars tonight at Bridgestone Arena in an all too familiar fashion.  Lack of scoring and goal tending.  If this is any indication of what the upcoming Winter Classic will be like, then Nashville has a lot of work to do before the New Year’s day event.

Once again, the Predators outshot their opponent, only to fall short in scoring goals.  Nashville fired 38 shots on goal to just 22 for the Stars.  Pekka Rinne continues to struggle in net, giving up all four goals tonight.

Nashville Predators Hockey

Nashville Predators struggle in loss to the Dallas Stars 4-1 (Michael Strasinger)

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball defeats Alabama A&M, 67-61

 

APSU Women's BasketballHuntsville, AL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball junior Kelen Kenol came out aggressive in her season’s first start, propelling the Govs to a 67-61 victory on the road in a hostile environment, Saturday, against Alabama A&M. Kenol finished the day with a career-high 15 points, three rebounds, two steals, and a block.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball junior Kelen Kenol scores 15 points, highest of her career, to lead Govs on the road against Alabama A&M. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball junior Kelen Kenol scores 15 points, highest of her career, to lead Govs on the road against Alabama A&M. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Vols Basketball lose defensive match against Memphis, 51-47

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A rough shooting night plagued the No. 19 Tennessee Men’s Basketball, as the Vols dropped a low-scoring defensive battle to the No. 13 Memphis Tigers at a sold-out Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday, 51-47.
 
Tennessee’s 25 percent (15-for-60) shooting mark from the field was the lowest of the Rick Barnes era.
 
Despite the Vols’ scoring struggles as a team, freshman Josiah-Jordan James posted a career-high 14 points that led all scorers in the loss.

Tennessee Men's Basketball falls to Memphis 51-47 at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball falls to Memphis 51-47 at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital pharmacy leaders work to reduce pharmacy wait times

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) pharmacy leaders are working to help patients avoid extended wait time within two of their busiest pharmacy locations.

“Our goal is to reduce wait times for customers receiving services at our Town Center and Main hospital pharmacies,” said BACH pharmacy chief, Lt. Col. Michele Hudak. “We are implementing a mandatory call-in refill policy which will free up window time for processing new prescriptions. Currently, a quarter of the walk-up workload is for on-demand refills at our busiest pharmacy, the Town Center.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

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AAA says Gas Prices continue to slowly fall

 

AAATampa, FL – At $2.57, AAA says the national gas price average is a penny cheaper on the week. The majority of states saw minimal movement at the pump in the last week, several saw decreases of up to four cents while fewer than a dozen states saw gas prices increase.

“Since the end of October, gasoline demand has mostly decreased as gasoline stocks have mostly increased, paving the way for cheaper gas prices,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Gas prices look to continue their steady decrease. (AAA)

Gas prices look to continue their steady decrease. (AAA)

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Tennessee Vols Football begins preparing for Gator Bowl

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Vols football team began bowl game preparation on Friday on the indoor fields at the Anderson Training Center.
 
Inclement weather kept the Vols inside, but the team was still chomping at the bit to put the pads on following a nearly two-week layoff for finals. Tennessee will take a five-game win streak into the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, where they will face an Indiana Hoosiers squad, coming off an 8-4 campaign, on January 2nd at 7:00pm at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ TIAA Bank Field.

Tennessee Football running back Eric Gray going through drills at the indoor fields of the Anderson Training Center, Friday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Football running back Eric Gray going through drills at the indoor fields of the Anderson Training Center, Friday. (UT Athletics)

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House Passes Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray Bill to Simplify Federal Student Aid Application Form

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that 20 million American families, including 8 million minority students, fill out every year to qualify for federal student aid.

The legislation also permanently reauthorizes and provides $255 million in annual mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions and eliminates the bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennesseans to Remember Fire Safety Ahead of Winter’s Arrival

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With the first day of winter (December 21st) less than two weeks away, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Nashville Fire Department, and the National Fire Sprinkler Association are urging Tennesseans to remember fire safety this winter to help reduce home fires.

Representatives from all three groups gathered at the Nashville Fire Department Training Academy in Nashville to demonstrate the dangers of a Christmas tree when not properly maintained and the benefits of a working home fire sprinkler system.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office joined Nashville Fire and the National Fire Sprinkler Association to raise awareness of the importance of home fire safety and home fire sprinklers during winter on Dec. 11, 2019.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office joined Nashville Fire and the National Fire Sprinkler Association to raise awareness of the importance of home fire safety and home fire sprinklers during winter on Dec. 11, 2019.

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