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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Tennessee Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 15 items )  

American Farm Bureau Federation: Top Food & Ag Groups Release Consumer Research Measuring Market Potential for Gene-Edited Products
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 11 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: The FMI Foundation in partnership with the American Seed Trade Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Farm Foundation, released a consumer research study measuring market potential for gene-edited products. The nationwide survey examined U.S. consumers beliefs, awareness, and understanding of gene editing in food and agriculture, and their willingness-to-pay for gene-edite  more

American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B - Neuropsychiatric Genetics Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee, March 11 -- The American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B - Neuropsychiatric Genetics, a journal that says it provides a forum for experimental and clinical investigations of the genetic, epigenetic and protein signaling mechanisms underlying neurologic and psychiatric disorders, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Morphological characterization of newborns in Kinshasa, DR Congo: Common variants, minor, and major anomalies *   more

Cayla Petree Named 2020 United States Marine Corps/WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year
LILBURN, Georgia, March 12 -- The Women's Basketball Coaches Association issued the following news release: Cayla Petree, head coach at South Plains College in Texas, has been named the 2020 United States Marine Corps/WBCA Two-Year College National Coach of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced. Petree will be presented with the Pat Summitt Trophy, named for the late legendary University of Tennessee coach and awarded annually to the United States Marine Corps/WBCA Nat  more

Country Music Association Foundation Honors 30 Music Teachers From Across the Nation With Music Teachers of Excellence Awards
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 10 -- The Country Music Association Foundation issued the following news release: The CMA Foundation, a national music education nonprofit and the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, is honoring 30 music teachers from across the country as Music Teachers of Excellence. Now in its fifth year, the annual program was created in an effort to recognize those educators who are having the greatest impact on their students, using music as a vehicle for change  more

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Issues Research Articles in March 2020 Edition
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 14 -- The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology that offers information on mental health topics to psychiatrists and other medical professionals, published research articles on the following topics in its March 2020 edition: Meta-Analysis: * Exercise Intervention for Late-Life Depression: A Meta-Analysis Review Article: * The Prevalence and Correlates of Self-Harm in the Perinatal Period: A  more

La Jolla's Terri Bamford Named 2020 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 10 -- The Women's Basketball Coaches Association issued the following news release: Terri Bamford, head coach at La Jolla Country Day School in California, has been named the 2020 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced. Bamford will be presented with the Pat Summitt Trophy, named for the late legendary University of Tennessee coach and awarded annually to the WBCA National Coach of the Year  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on Committee Passage of Permitless Carry
MANHATTAN, New York, March 11 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by McFadyen-Ketchum, volunteer with the Tennessee chapter: The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement after the House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee voted to advance HB 2817/SB 2671, a permitless carry bill that would allow people to   more

Moms Demand Action: Opposition to Permitless Carry Grows Ahead of Tennessee House Committee Hearing
MANHATTAN, New York, March 11 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Volunteers with the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action will testify against HB 2817/SB 2671, permitless carry legislation, at a House Constitutional Protections Committee hearing at 4:30pm CST. Last week, 300 Moms Demand Action volunteers traveled to the Capitol to urge lawmakers to oppose this bill. In the week since Governor Lee announced supp  more

Nashville Symphony Announces 2020 Curb Concerto Competition Winners
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 12 -- The Nashville Symphony Association issued the following news release: The Nashville Symphony has announced the winners of the 2020 Curb Concerto Competition, which annually distributes thousands of dollars in prize money to students between the ages of 14 and 18. A total of 19 promising music students from the region participated in this year's competition, with the winners being selected following adjudicated performances at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Feb  more

St. Jude Finds Cancer Drug Resistance Genes and Possibly How to Limit Their Effects
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, March 10 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital issued the following news release: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a gene associated with about half of glucocorticoid resistance in children with the most common pediatric cancer. Researchers have also identified a drug that may counter resistance. The research appears in the journal Nature Cancer. St. Jude researchers developed a novel strategy to identify genes that cause leukemia cells to  more

Tennessee Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition Canceled
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 13 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following statement by Executive Director Joycelyn Stevenson: The 2020 State High School Mock Trial Tournament that was scheduled to take place on March 20-21 in Nashville has been canceled. After monitoring recent developments related to COVID-19 from local, state and federal agencies, Tennessee Bar Association officials concluded that the safety of students, coaches, judges, family and friends required the cancelation.  more

Tennessee Bar Association/Humana Association Health Plan Response to COVID-19
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 13 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: The TBA/Humana Association Health Plan is waiving out-of-pocket costs associated with testing for COVID-19 (where allowed within state and federal law) for patients who meet CDC guidelines at approved laboratory locations. For the next 30 days, Humana is allowing early refills on prescription medicines so members can prepare for extended supply needs. Members enrolled in the TBA Health Insurance program  more

Tennessee Bar Association: Additional Cancellations, Changes in Procedures Announced
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 14 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: Legal organizations across the state continue to evaluate whether to go forward with events scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. The TBA's Coronavirus Information Center has updates today about the Tennessee Bar Foundation's Fellows Dinner and the Knoxville Bar Association's Law Practice Expo, which have been cancelled, and the Nashville Public Library's event with U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appea  more

Tennessee Bar Association: Court Suspends In-Person Judicial Proceedings in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 14 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: The Tennessee Supreme Court suspended all in-person judicial proceedings through March 31 in an order issued to guide courts operating during the COVID-19 outbreak. All Tennessee courts will remain open during this period. "Each day across the State of Tennessee, thousands of people attend court proceedings in-person when they come to the courthouse as jurors, witnesses, litigants, or in another capacity  more

The Beryl Institute Announces Reformatting of Patient Experience Conference 2020
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 14 -- Beryl Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Organization transitions in-person gathering to virtual learning opportunity in active response to - coronavirus outbreak *** The Beryl Institute announces its annual Patient Experience Conference 2020 will not be held as an in-person gathering as planned in Orlando, Fla. this year due to concerns about the rapid spread of coronavirus globally. Instead, reinforcing the value and need for connectio  more