Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


In the Media

‘We were so damn lucky to find this’: Tennesseans close to developing radiation exposure drug

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Scientists in Tennessee are developing a promising drug they desperately hope will never be used. It’s a treatment that could rescue people from gastrointestinal acute radiation syndrome. In blunt terms, radiation poisoning. “We were so damn lucky to find this mechanism that nature invented for us,” said Dr. Gabor Tigyi, a cell biologist and cancer researcher… Read More


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Memphis People in Business: April 21

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John Schorge on April 1 joined the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as the chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He comes from Tufts Medical Center in Boston where he he was employed for nearly three decades of experience.


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As Ukraine war raged outside hospital, Memphis doctor helped save children’s lives inside

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For Dr. Bill Novick, performing complex pediatric heart surgeries while air raid sirens blare isn’t too unusual. For almost 30 years, the Memphis doctor and University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor and his colleagues have traveled the world performing these surgeries. At the same time, they work to build the capabilities in each community for… Read More


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After 50 Years of Taking Calls, Memphis Crisis Center Preps for 988 Suicide Hotline Implementation

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Starting in July, anyone across the United States experiencing a mental health crisis or in need of suicide prevention services will only have to dial a simple, three digit number: 988. And in Shelby County, that number will be answered by someone local, someone who knows the community and the resources offered in Memphis. “Most… Read More


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Could Memphis be the source of improved health for Tennesseans? This UTHSC chancellor says so.

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In the artwork, he was explaining, the boy had jettisoned the usual superheroes, Batman and Spiderman. “They’re in the trashcan,” Peter Buckley, the new chancellor at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, was saying about the Zoom meeting background he’d chosen. “Instead,” Buckley said about the boy in the artwork, “he has a nurse.”


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Young Dolph was shot multiple times in head, neck, torso in homicide, per autopsy

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Adolph Thornton Jr., known as rapper Young Dolph, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head, neck and torso when he was killed at a Memphis bakery in November, according to details in an autopsy report. Investigation and autopsy findings support the cause of death as a homicide, according to the report, completed by the West Tennessee Regional Forensic… Read More


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Leadership Memphis honors 10 Change Makers for 2022

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Dr. Jon McCullers, pediatrician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, COO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health and Science Center.


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Memphis People in Business: March 3, 2022

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Dr. Andrew Griffith, senior associate dean of research for University of Tennessee Health Science Center‘s College of Medicine, was awarded the David D. Coleman Endowed Professorship. Griffith joined the College of Medicine in July 2020 after 22 years at the National Institutes of Health. As senior associate dean of research, Griffith manages the growth of the research… Read More