Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


In the Media

$45 million UTHSC dental college redevelopment to bring special needs clinic, more students

The Commercial Appeal

Work has begun on the transformation and expansion of the college of dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center that will deliver state-of-the-art dental techniques laboratories, more teaching space and the ability for the school to expand, educating more future dentists in a state in desperate need of them.  


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Shelby County likely to drop mask mandate, business restrictions next week; issue recommendations

The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County officials said Tuesday that they plan to remove business restrictions and make the county’s mask mandate and health directive primarily “recommendations” rather than requirements next week.


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Memphis People in Business: April 15, 2021

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Cathy Sanchez was named director of Financial Aid in Enrollment Management for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she’ll provide leadership by developing and implementing financial aid programs for students, maintaining the strategic vision for Enrollment Management, and executing the procurement of aid funds from federal, state, and private sources.


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White House to open mass vaccination site in Memphis to combat racial disparities in distribution

The Commercial Appeal

White House officials announced Wednesday morning a new federal mass vaccination site would be set up in Memphis. It will be the first federally-run, mass vaccination site in Tennessee, Andy Slavitt, White House Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response, said in a press briefing Wednesday morning. Federal personnel have already been deployed to Memphis, and the site… Read More


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For Memphis synagogue, Passover marks light from COVID-19 darkness

The Commercial Appeal

Last Passover was a difficult time for members of the Baron Hirsch faith community. COVID-19 had arrived just one-month earlier in Memphis. The city and state were under “safer at home” orders. Passover is a time for family and friends to gather together, but instead, members of the community found themselves isolated. As an Orthodox… Read More


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Memphis People in Business: March 25, 2021

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The Office of Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center named Kyle Johnson Moore as its new director of the Office of Scientific Writing. In this role, Johnson Moore will assist research faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students in the writing of successful research grants and scientific manuscripts. Lyndsay Pittman last month was named… Read More


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The cold killed Marilyn Bridgeforth. But was neglect its accomplice?|Weathersbee

The Commercial Appeal

Nine years. Nearly a decade. That was how long Marilyn Smith Bridgeforth survived in her Whitehaven home with no running water, no gas and no electricity. In a house with walls, but no water and no warmth. Yet warmth was what she needed to protect her from the subfreezing temperatures that barged through those walls… Read More


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A closer look: How two children received the COVID-19 vaccine in Memphis

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Two children were vaccinated Feb. 3 at a vaccine site run by the City of Memphis and University Clinical-Health, which is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A mother was able to make appointments for herself as well as her 13-year-old and 8-year-old children at the Appling Road Emissions vaccination site, said… Read More