Publisher: The Commercial Appeal


In the Media

The hardship of trauma caused by gun violence must not become normalized | Opinion

The Commercial Appeal

In Jan., I returned to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional One Health with great excitement. Having completed my fellowship training here in 1998, I was well aware of the pioneering trauma care that was started at UTHSC by Dr. Timothy Fabian in 1983.


In the Media

Memphis People in Business: Feb. 18, 2021

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Dr. Gregg Mitchell has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in Jackson for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. He was serving as interim chair since 2015 and serves the department as both the program director and fellowship director. He assumed his new role in November. Mitchell received… Read More


In the Media

Should I send my child back to in-person school? | A Q&A with Dr. Manoj Jain

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Of the many studies, one study from University of Tennessee, Knoxville released a few weeks ago is most convincing. The researchers studied two schools during the fall of 2020 in the Southeast US, following cases closely and doing regular testing. Of the 3,500 students and staff followed 137 cases where identified and when detailed tracing… Read More


In the Media

Why it matters that a Brazilian variant has been detected in Shelby County

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Although a new strain of coronavirus has been detected in Shelby County, the head of the joint COVID-19 task-force virus sequencing group said Tuesday that it is the least worrisome of two worrisome Brazilian strains. Dr. Manoj Jain, who oversees and coordinates the efforts in Shelby County to genetically sequence 100 random positive tests a… Read More


In the Media

What to know about the new variant coronavirus strain | Q&A with Dr. Manoj Jain

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Last week a variant strain has been found where the mutations are identical to the United Kingdom variant, B117 strain. Now, the state health department is reviewing the data and confirming the findings.


In the Media

Their deaths stunned the city. A year later, killings of 3 Memphis kids still unsolved

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Those grieving remembered them in color, wearing mint green for 10-year-old Jadon Knox, pink for 6-year-old Ashlynn Luckett and blue for 16-year-old LeQuan Boyd. Their lives, snuffed out by shootings over one January weekend in 2020, were celebrated in crowded churches with overflowing pews.  


In the Media

Coronavirus, vaccine status in Memphis: Death rate continues to accelerate

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Memphis and Shelby County are experiencing the highest rates of COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations since the pandemic arrived in March 2020. Meanwhile, vaccinations in the community are off to a bumpy start, which health officials attribute to supply uncertainties.  


In the Media

The worst of the Memphis COVID-19 pandemic could be the next 2-4 weeks

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Throughout the first week of January, a record number of people were sick in Memphis hospitals with COVID-19. The first few days of 2021 saw more than 600 people in the hospital each day. On Wednesday, there was a record 661.