In the Media Tag: Altha Stewart

Live At 9: Interagency Board Looks to Develop School Safety Programs in Memphis and Shelby County


Tennessee’s Governor recently signed an executive order aimed at enhancing school safety efforts across the state. Local leaders are now developing those kind of programs as well as addressing the root of the violence. Two members of the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Justice Board, Gwen Wright and UTHSC’s Altha Stewart, MD. spoke with Live… Read More

2 from UTHSC receive UT President’s Awards

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Two innovators at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center received the annual President’s Award Friday from UT president Randy Boyd. The awards were announced at the UT board of trustees quarterly meeting in Memphis. Colleen Jonsson, endowed Van Vleet Chair of Excellence in Virology at UTHSC, is a national leader in research, immunology and… Read More

Memphis health leaders discuss solutions to youth violence

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It’s Children’s Mental Health Week. Thursday, health leaders took this opportunity to have a conversation around youth violence and the impacts of it. Memphis police say in 2020, 38 children died and 30 of them were murdered. In 2021, 10 children have died due to violence so far.The most recent is a 16-year-old who was… Read More

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

Improving Treatment Outcomes Includes Increasing the Diversity of the Psychiatric Workforce

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As practitioners, we are well aware of the need for new and better treatments for our patients, but we must not overlook others in the population who would benefit from existing treatments and yet, for various reasons, are neglected. New treatment development must be based on the understanding of underlying pathophysiology, which directly depends on… Read More

When Katty Met Carlos: America’s loneliness epidemic

Carlos Watson and Ritula Shah explore loneliness among American’s with leading experts Dr. Altha Stewart, former head of the American Psychiatric Association, senior associate dean for Community Health Engagement in the UTHSC College of Medicine, associate professor of Psychiatry and Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Half of Black adults won’t take the COVID-19 vaccine, study shows

My Fox Memphis

A new nationwide poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation and ESPN’s The Undefeated shows 49 percent of Black adults wouldn’t take a COVID-19 vaccine once it’s available, even if the vaccine is free and considered safe.

More teens committing violent crimes, DA wants to see more immediate intervention

My Fox Memphis

Shelby County’s District Attorney says the number of teens committing violent crimes is on the rise. “How do we make sure our kids stay off the wrong path? And if they put one toe that wrong path how do we get them off their quickly to save their lives and the lives of others in… Read More