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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Tennessee Newsletter for Sunday April 19, 2020 ( 19 items )  

ACLU: Emergency Lawsuit Filed in Tennessee to Keep Abortion Accessible During Pandemic
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 15 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on April 14: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Tennessee, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America challenged a Tennessee order effectively banning abortion procedures in the state. The April 8 or  more

ACLU: Federal Court Says Tennessee Abortion Providers Can Resume Procedures, Blocking State's Order Restricting Abortions During Pandemic
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 18 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: At the request of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, a federal district court in Tennessee granted an emergency motion  more

Alliance Defending Freedom Files Suit to Challenge Chattanooga Ban on Drive-In Church Services
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, April 18 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Chattanooga church filed suit in federal court Thursday to challenge the city's ban on drive-in church services. Originally, the city and its mayor, Andrew Berke, tailored its COVID-19 restrictions to a statewide order that allows for drive-in church services but abruptly reversed course to specifically to prohibit them. On April 9, Berke pos  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Court Blocks Tennessee's COVID-19 Ban on Most Abortions
NEW YORK, April 18 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: At the request of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee -- a federal district court in Tennessee granted an emergency motion, allowing clinics to resume procedural abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision comes after Gov. Bill Lee issued a state order limiting "non-em  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Emergency Lawsuit Filed in Tennessee to Keep Abortion Accessible During Pandemic
NEW YORK, April 15 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: A Tennessee order effectively banning abortion procedures in the state was challenged by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. The April 8 order, issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, limits "non-emergency" health care procedur  more

Direct Relief: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Deadly Tornadoes Sweep Through U.S. South
SANTA BARBARA, California, April 14 -- Direct Relief issued the following news: More than two dozen people were killed after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes swept through the South that began Sunday and continued into Monday. The storms left more than 1 million people without power across eight states, and deaths were reported in Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and South Carolina. Damage from the storms was also reported in part of Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and North Carolina. Covid-19 Co  more

Exploring the Presidential Pipeline in CUPA-HR Administrators in Higher Education Annual Report
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, April 17 -- The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources issued the following news release: As colleges and universities strive to create a more equitable and representative workforce, there has been increased emphasis on recognizing and exploring the pipeline that leads to leadership positions. The 2020 CUPA-HR Administrators in Higher Education Annual Report, released, highlights data collected on the pipeline for three key positions: instituti  more

Institute for Justice: New Lawsuit Asks Whether State Agents Can Trespass and Place Cameras on Private Land in Tennessee
CAMDEN, Tennessee, April 15 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: Terry Rainwaters lives, farms and hunts on the 136 acres he owns along the Big Sandy River in rural Tennessee. It's clear that the farm is private property, with a "no trespassing" sign on the gate. Yet agents of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) ignored that warning, entering his property to set up and retrieve cameras that they used to watch for hunting violations. Now, Terry and another p  more

Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee, April 14 -- Neuropsychopharmacology, a scientific journal from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology that says it focuses on clinical and basic science that advance understanding of the brain and behaviour, published research articles, including the following topics, in its April 2020 edition: * Addiction is driven by excessive goal-directed drug choice under negative affect: translational critique of habit and compulsion theory Article: * Effects of intranasal  more

Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee, April 17 -- Neuropsychopharmacology, a scientific journal from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology that says it focuses on clinical and basic science that advance understanding of the brain and behaviour, published research articles on the following topics in its May 2020 edition: * "Chasing the first high": memory sampling in drug choice Articles: * A time-dependent role for the transcription factor CREB in neuronal allocation to an engram underlying a fear  more

New Phytologist Journal Issues Research Articles in Part 2 of May 2020 Edition
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, April 18 -- New Phytologist, a journal that says it features plant science and its applications, published research articles, including the following topics, in Par 2 of its May 2020 edition: * Oaks: an evolutionary success story * Oak symbolism in the light of genomics Research: * Environment-dependent introgression from Quercus dentata to a coastal ecotype of Quercus mongolica var. crispula in northern Japan * Fibre-specific regulation of lignin biosynthesis improve  more

Oak Ridge Associated Universities is Part of Titan Alpha Team, Winner of 10-year, $1B Contract Vehicle to Support Modernization, Transformation of Veterans Health Administration
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, April 16 -- The Oak Ridge Associated Universities issued the following news release: ORAU is pleased to announce the organization is a member of the Titan Alpha team, which won a 10-year, multiple-award Veterans Health Administration (VHA) contract to support an integrated healthcare transformation (IHT) effort to provide Veterans nationwide with seamless, high-quality healthcare. Titan Alpha is a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Atlas Research.   more

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Names Kenneth Tobin as Vice President of ORAU's University Partnerships Office
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, April 18 -- The Oak Ridge Associated Universities issued the following news release: Kenneth W. Tobin, Ph.D., has joined ORAU as the vice president of the university partnerships office. In his new role Tobin will develop, direct and strengthen programs to create collaborative research and education partnerships among universities, national laboratories and private industry. He will also manage the contractual relationships between ORAU, sponsors and universities that gov  more

Patient Advocacy Council of the Beryl Institute Honors Ashley Egan as 2020 Ruth Ravich Patient Advocacy Award Recipient
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 17 -- Beryl Institute issued the following news release: The Patient Advocacy Council of The Beryl Institute presented Ashley Egan, Patient Advocate, Kaiser Permanente, with the2020 Ruth Ravich Patient Advocacy Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the field of patient advocacy and to fellow patient advocates.Egan was honored with the award at a virtual ceremony on April 14, 2020. Egan is passionate about her mission to expand patient advocacy i  more

Power to Decide: More Than 400,000 Women in Tennessee Live in Contraceptive Deserts
WASHINGTON, April 14 -- Power to Decide issued the following news release: According to data released by Power to Decide, an estimated 405,580 women living at or below 250% of the poverty level in Tennessee live in contraceptive deserts, counties in which there is not reasonable access to a health center offering the full range of contraceptive methods. Nationally, more than 19 million U.S. women in need live in contraceptive deserts. "More than 400,000 women in Tennessee who are struggling to  more

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Discovering the Secrets of the Enigmatic Caspase-6
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, April 16 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital issued the following news release: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified previously unknown functions of the enigmatic enzyme caspase-6. The findings show that caspase-6 is a key regulator of innate immunity, inflammasome activation and host defense. Modulation of caspase-6 could be beneficial for treating viral diseases like influenza and other inflammatory diseases including cancer. The work appea  more

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Global COVID-19 Observatory, Resource Center for Childhood Cancer to Serve as Hub for Sharing Information
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, April 17 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital issued the following news release: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in partnership with the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), launched the Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer. The website offers health care providers around the world a space to share the latest information, insights and best practices in treating pediatric cancer patients who are infected with SARS-Co  more

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Network of Protein-RNA Interaction Guides Phase Separation
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, April 17 -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital issued the following news release: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators are studying the details of how phase separation leads to the formation of RNA granules, assemblies of protein and RNA that are not bound by a membrane. Their findings show that central nodes in a network of protein-RNA interactions drive phase separation for RNA granules, or condensates, called stress granules. The work appears in Cell. L  more

Tennessee Bar Association Online Membership Renewal Now Open
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 15 -- The Tennessee Bar Association issued the following news: The Tennessee Bar Association's online renewal for 2020-2021 is now open! During these difficult times it is important to remain connected with your colleagues and your profession. Your TBA membership provides that. Renew your membership to continue having easy access to pandemic and other CLE programming with three pre-paid credits, free online legal research through Fastcase and timely information thro  more