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Shelby County COVID update: Progress made but not time to relax

According to Dr. Jon McCullers — an infectious disease expert who serves as a member of the Memphis/Shelby County Joint COVID-19 Task Force; as Pediatrician-in-Chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; and as the COO of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center — having the tripwires and a response framework in place was more… Read More


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University of Tennessee Health Science Center and FDS, Inc. Form Partnership to Study the Impact of Community Pharmacy Driven COVID-19 Testing on Public Health

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FDS, Inc., a leading pharmacy software company, announced today a partnership with University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy to mobilize community pharmacies as COVID-19 testing sites and to study the impact on public health.


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UTHSC professor receives $4.5M for links in kidney, cardiovascular disease

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Adebowale Adebiyi’s lab in the Coleman Building, 956 Court St., spills over two floors now and is in the process of growing again. Adebiyi, who became a full professor in July, this summer also received $4.5 million from the National Institutes of Health for two projects that in 10 years have defined his life’s work… Read More


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In harm’s way is now a way of life for John James Jr.

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Barely two years out of nursing school, John James Jr. found his way onto the pages of The New York Times, as part of an expose’ titled “In Harm’s Way.” The article spotlights healthcare professionals all over the country, featuring their reflections on caring for COVID-19 patients.     Also: New Pittsburgh Courier  Black Facts … Read More


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Will Memphis-area schools alert all families of COVID-19 cases? It depends on the school

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In Tennessee, state officials have acknowledged that COVID-19 transmission will occur in schools. But how will families and staff know? Communication methods vary across the seven public school districts in Shelby County. Some schools plan to report cases of COVID-19 schoolwide, as many would if another infectious illness, like measles, was found in the school.


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Column: These psychiatrists wrote an open letter to Michelle Obama about her low-grade depression. ‘We stand in solidarity with the vulnerability you expressed.’

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As soon as Northwestern psychiatrist Aderonke Bamgbose Pederson heard Michelle Obama say she’s experiencing “low-grade depression,” Pederson knew she wanted to affirm and amplify the former first lady’s words.


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Adebiyi awarded $4.5 million from the NIH for vascular, kidney dysfunction research

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Despite a plethora of treatment options, the burdens of cardiovascular and kidney disease still pose significant challenges to public health and the economy. Efforts to reduce cardiovascular and kidney disease include scientific investigations into the mechanisms that underlie alterations in the function of blood vessels. These efforts include the research done in the laboratory of… Read More


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Six months in, we’re all living in ‘COVID World’

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For months now, all of us have been looking at life through the lens of COVID-19. Our world, says Shelby County Health Director Alisa Haushalter, is “COVID-tinted.”So, we speak a coronavirus language, describing this strange, semi-quarantined, existence as the “new normal.”