There are a few things to know about Charisse Madlock-Brown before you know she is working on one of the biggest clinical databases in medical history. Of course, it’s COVID-19 related. And it’s come together in less than a year. She skipped her senior year of high school in Iowa City, Iowa, to start college… Read More
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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center partnered with the city of Memphis to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to a community commonly seen as a food desert. “It’s not just that there is a lack of food, but the produce may not be as good,” said Scott Strome, UTHSC. “Having folks know where their… Read More
The Shelby County Health Department says during the final six weeks of 2019, the Tennessee Department of Health laboratory tested more than 1,924 flu samples. These samples were sent in from hospitals around the state. But during the last 6 weeks of 2020, the state lab only tested 4 samples. “Tennessee if I remember right… Read More
Good health is the baseline. For everything. How we work, how we play, what we choose to eat, where (and how often) we travel. The Mid-South has an abundance of hospitals and clinics that exist for the shared mission of a thriving community: wellness. Within those institutions, though, are women who have made it their… Read More
Despite quickly distributing the vaccines the state sends it, Shelby County is moving through the vaccination stages slower than many other Tennessee counties. During a pair of news conferences this week, local officials discussed this phenomenon and the future of the county’s current business restrictions.
One of UTHSC’s data scientists is applying her extensive expertise in informatics to a national effort to leverage big data in the fight against COVID-19. Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS, a faculty member in Health Informatics and Information Management at UTHSC, is a co-lead for one of the clinical domain teams of the National COVID Cohort… Read More
Shelby County and counties across the nation are charged with making sure the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed equitably. Early numbers suggest the process is flawed, or at best, the basic reporting system needs work. Nearly a month after immunizations started in Tennessee, only 3.8% of the shots (9,349 doses) statewide have been given to Black… Read More
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.