Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


In the Media

UTHSC developing $20 million drug-manufacturing center

The Commercial Appeal

In an unmarked warehouse set amid a cluster of nondescript buildings on the south edge of the Medical District, Ken Brown and Harry Kochat slip on hair-net caps and shoe covers before entering pods equipped with special gadgetry and ventilation systems to prevent contamination. These are called “cleanrooms,” but they’re more than just clean. They’re… Read More


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UT Health Science Center on taking on substance abuse, bringing health care to all

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Memphis is a vibrant city with diverse people, great attractions, growing industry, and a strong health care sector. Its challenges as a city are the real problems of poverty and crime. With poverty comes many issues of ill health and a disproportionate exposure to substance abuse and addiction. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center… Read More


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UT Med treating opioid crisis as medical, not moral

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When you think of a drug addict, who do you see? A criminal who is mentally weak, morally deficient or recklessly irresponsible? Or a child or spouse or friend or neighbor who is physically ill? Dr. David Stern, dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine in Memphis, is trying to get us to see… Read More


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One Year Later: Mobile Stroke Unit Saving Time, Lives in Memphis

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A year after a mobile stroke unit hit the streets of Memphis, officials say it is saving lives by cutting the time it takes to treat stroke patients. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center began using the 14-ton ambulance last year as part of a three-year controlled study. The unit has a CT scanner that can X-ray images of… Read More


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Shooting, evacuation delays do not deter Rachel’s posthumous graduation

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Rachel Kay Stevens got her master’s degree in occupational therapy Friday afternoon. Even though an unrelated shooting at a Downtown hotel caused police to cancel the graduation ceremony next door at the Cook Convention Center. Even though hundreds of graduates and their families had to evacuate the convention center’s ballroom 15 minutes after the ceremony was to… Read More


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Chinese Scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis

The Commercial Appeal

You’ve heard of Botox. You’ve heard of artificial hips and knees. You’ve heard of transplants. Now you’re going to hear about living a longer time. This isn’t a story about Memphis scientists coming up with a way to live well past 80 years of age. But it’s kind of like that. Let’s say you bruise… Read More


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Forum on black-on-black-crime set for Thursday

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Experts in fields that include criminal justice, psychiatry and corrections will discuss black-on-black crime in Memphis on Thursday during a panel discussion at LeMoyne-Owen College. Panelists include Dr. Altha Stewart, president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, William Gupton, director of the Shelby County corrections division and Harold Collins, county crime commission vice president of community engagement.


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Largly white opioid epidemic highlights black frustration with drug war

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The circle of patients gathered for group therapy at a doctor’s family practice in McKenzie, Tenn., could well represent the face of the state’s opioid epidemic. They were in a small city in a rural county, fertile ground for prescription drug addiction, though they traveled from as far as Nashville and Missouri. They were young… Read More