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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Tennessee Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Names Dr. J. Scott Miller as Senior Research Advisor
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, April 8 -- The Oak Ridge Associated Universities issued the following news release: J. Scott Miller, Ph.D., has joined ORAU as a Senior Research Advisor for the organization. In his new role, Miller will share extensive technical expertise and company-wide, cross-programmatic support for strategic growth in corporate programs and in bolstering the ORAU research enterprise. He will also provide technical consultation to senior management and develop advanced concepts, tech  more

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Experimental Anti-Malarial Drug Shows Promise in First Clinical Trial
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, April 8 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Malaria is a leading killer of children worldwide, and new drugs are needed. New research reports encouraging early clinical results with a new compound. * * * A fast-acting anti-malarial compound discovered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was well tolerated and showed promising anti-malarial effects in the first study in humans. The findings appear online first this week   more

Tennessee Association of School Librarians Receives American Association of School Librarians Chapter of the Year Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 8 -- American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) is the recipient of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Chapter of the Year Award. The $1,000 award recognizes the AASL Chapter most active and dynamic in achieving the goals of AASL at the state and local level. "TASL's application for Chapter of the Year was a st  more

Tennessee Bar Association: 2 New CLE Webcasts Set for Tuesday
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 11 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: TBA CLE is offering two new webcasts next week as part of the TBA's on-demand series "Navigating the Pandemic." The first, Remote Mediation and Ethics Issues, will take place Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. and offer one dual credit. Brentwood lawyer Rebecca Blair will discuss effective modes of remote mediation, preparing for a remote mediation, ethical issues to consider and determining whether it is worth  more

Tennessee Bar Association: Governor Issues Order Allowing Remote Notary and Witness
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 10 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: Gov. Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 26 suspending current law to facilitate remote notarization and witnessing of documents. The Executive Order temporarily suspends all statutes requiring a physical presence for a notary public and witness(es), under certain conditions such as real-time audio and visual communication including Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc., among others. With COVID-19 impacting more  more

Tennessee Electric Co-Ops Receive $11 Million in Broadband Grants
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 7 -- The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association issued the following news: More than $11 million of $19.7 million in broadband accessibility grants announced last week by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will go to Tennessee electric cooperatives. Ten of the 17 grant recipients were electric co-ops. "One of my top priorities is ensuring the success of rural Tennessee. With the assistance of these grants, communities across 21 counti  more

Tennessee Hospital Association Statement on Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee, April 7 -- The Tennessee Hospital Association issued the following statement on April 6: Earlier, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grant program, which will support facilities in rural communities across Tennessee as they grapple with the fallout of COVID-19. Following is a statement from THA President and CEO Wendy Long, M.D., regarding the announcement. "It's no secret Tennessee's rural hospitals have faced significant financ  more