Publisher: Daily Memphian


Gene therapies help lung cancer victims — but not if they aren’t tested

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Dr. Neil Hayes, director for the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, expects the numbers will look similar in a national accounting, saying that the “factors at play are factors that will scale nationally.”


Zak Osmo on how music, art can heal the brain

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For Zak Ozmo, music is not just his profession and his love, it’s also something that helped him heal. A refugee from Bosnia and Herzegovina during the civil war in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, Zak turned to music to help heal from the trauma of that experience.


Movers & Shakers

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Following a national search, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has named Dr. Jessica Snowden as its new vice chancellor for research, effective Sept. 1.


Forever young: Seniors prove you’re never too old for prom

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Shelby County government and ShelbyCares partner with area senior centers each year to provide transportation to the prom. ShelbyCares is a partnership between Shelby County government and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. ShelbyCares encourages healthy living through free education classes, public events, group workout activities and health and nutritional coaching from… Read More


NASA taps Regional One doc to improve space travel safety for astronauts

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Dr. Tony Alleman, a hyperbaric medicine expert from Regional One Health, has been tapped by NASA to join a team of doctors working to make space travel safer for astronauts.


Jon McCullers steps down from UTHSC administrative roles

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Dr. Jon McCullers has resigned from his roles as chief operating officer of clinical affairs and senior executive associate dean at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine.


Memphis medical company partners with NY firm to control Lyme disease

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US Biologic co-founder Dr. Maria Gomes-Solecki invented the vaccine. She’s a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where her research focuses on understanding the transmission of Lyme disease from ticks to mammals.


Harris wants Baptist and Methodist involved in Regional One project

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris says he has been talking with Baptist Memorial Health Care and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare leaders about possibly contributing to the rebuilding of the Regional One Health campus and its transition into an academic medical center.