Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


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Column: Extending the bridge my parents built for me

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Dean reflects on her childhood and the lessons she learned from her parents which ultimately led to her being the first in her family to graduate from high school, college, and pharmacy school.


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How Memphis colleges are dealing with sexual assaults

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Area colleges are having more robust conversations about rape and rolling out new initiatives after several recent alleged off-campus sexual assaults involving University of Memphis students. “Students have asked for access to self-defense courses, and I met with university police to start that planning for those courses,” said Justin Lawhead, dean of students and associate… Read More


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UTHSC developing $20 million drug-manufacturing center

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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

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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