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Casting call! UTHSC needs folks to take a sick day

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is looking for people from across the Mid-South who want to pretend to be patients. It’s part of simulation training where the student medical professionals learn to care for patients with a variety of problems. Those who take part do not have to be professional actors. It’s… Read More


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Memphis doctor born in Ukraine offering telemedicine for kids amid Russian invasion

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Russian airstrikes right now are an everyday reality for Ukrainians. This week, a children’s hospital was destroyed. It’s heartbreaking for Memphis doctor Anthony Sheyn, who works with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and is an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “Seeing playgrounds reduced to… Read More


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UTHSC student spots and overcomes cancer during first year of medical school

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Medical school trains those who will go on to save lives, but what happens when the doctor-in-training becomes the patient? Fortune is often defined by wealth. To Abraham Almatari, it is luck and chance. “I joined medical school fall of 2020. I knew I wanted to be a doctor. But I was… Read More


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UT Health Science Center is Getting Some Upgrades in Infectious Disease Research

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received $3.2 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to upgrade the equipment and infrastructure in the UTHSC Regional Biocontainment Laboratory to enhance the university’s research of infectious diseases like COVID-19.


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COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody treatment is in high demand in the Mid-South. So where can you get it? What does it do?

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If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are considered high risk for COVID complications, you may be able get a monoclonal antibody treatment, even if you have not tested positive for the virus.Earlier this month, the FDA authorized emergency use of REGEN-COV, an antibody therapy for people with known exposures. You can receive treatment… Read More


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Shelby County leaders tour Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital amid COVID-19 surge

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Friday morning, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Health Director Dr. Michelle Taylor, and Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Jones toured Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. In addition to the tour, they met with Dr. Nick Hysmith, Director of Infection Control, and Dr. Sandy Arnold, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the hospital.  


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Back-to-school backpack and supply giveaway

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is partnering with Omega Ministries to give away 500 free backpacks filled with school supplies to K-12 students in the Memphis community on Saturday, August 7. The drive-through event will be held on the UTHSC campus from 8 a.m. to noon at the Van Vleet Building, 3 N.… Read More


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Smile! UT Health Science Center opens new dental clinic (Video)

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Local Memphis: Smile! UT Health Science Center opens new dental clinic (Video)