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FDA Gives COVID Drug with Memphis Ties Fast-Track to Emergency Use

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Veru Inc., a company with deep ties to Memphis, has received the green light to seek permission from the FDA for fast-track emergency approval of a drug that more than cut in half deaths of people hospitalized for serious respiratory issues caused by COVID. To speed up the process, the FDA will not require Veru… Read More


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Memphis pop-up clinics to help children get up to date on immunizations

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With the COVID pandemic causing many parents to fall behind on their children’s regular childhood immunizations, several local organizations are partnering to help parents catch up. Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has partnered with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Memphis-Shelby County Schools and Shelby County Health Department to offer free… Read More


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Memphis will host International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference

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Memphis will host this year’s International Experimental Biology and Medicine Conference, marking the first time the conference will take place in the United States. From Friday, April 29, through Sunday, May 1, the Central Station Hotel will serve as the venue for the eighth annual gathering of scientific minds.


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Movers & Shakers: Marie Chisholm-Burns

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Marie Chisholm-Burns, dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy, has received several prestigious honors recently. She is the recipient of the 2022 American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Outstanding Dean Award and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Board of Directors Distinguished Leadership Award for 2022.


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Memphis scientists instrumental in new, landmark COVID drug

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The next possible landmark COVID drug is so rich in Memphis DNA that if approved by the FDA, patent royalty checks will immediately flow to town, a legacy of the defunct GTx pharmaceutical company and scientists at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center who created the structure. Sabizabulin was originally created as an anti-cancer… Read More


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Four local colleges, four new leaders

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The region’s colleges and universities are undergoing an extraordinary transformation in leadership, virtually all within the same time frame, raising big questions about what’s next for higher education in the area. The Daily Memphian quizzed several new leaders on their plans, and some common themes emerged. Each mentioned opportunities for collaboration with each other, economic… Read More


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COVID-19 numbers trending down, but telehealth is here to stay

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Telehealth is being leveraged for chronic disease management, medication management, case management, breastfeeding support and other types of therapies, said Dr. Sarah Rhoads, professor and chair of the department of community and population health for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) College of Nursing.


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UTHSC’s new chancellor talks opportunities in inaugural address

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The new chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center signaled a fresh start for the Memphis-based school during his inaugural address Tuesday, Feb. 22. Dr. Peter Buckley described abatement of the COVID-19 pandemic and new opportunities for growth Buckley took office Feb. 1, 2022, after being confirmed unanimously by the medical system’s board… Read More