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Researchers featured in Medical Research Journal for Artificial Intelligence Studies

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A paper written by Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor, and Nariman Ammar, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow, both at the Center for Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Informatics. The paper discussed how… Read More


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Pipkin Building will be vaccination site through early summer

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When supplies of vaccine stabilize, the Pipkin Building at the former Mid-South Fairgrounds will be open for shots through June, eliminating the quandary for many who were vaccinated last week and don’t know where second doses will be given.


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The Memphians Cracking the Covid-19 Code

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As 2021 dawns, COVID-19 still ravages the land, and Memphis is in much the same straits as the rest of America. In mid-December, the time of this writing, the Shelby County Health Department reported record high case rates for practically every consecutive week in the past month and half. We’ve averaged more than 500 new… Read More


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Hamilton Eye Institute receives $300,000 RPB Challenge Grant

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The Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded an RPB Challenge Grant by Research to Prevent Blindness to continue vision research initiatives conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology at UTHSC. The $300,00 grant will be distributed over four years.


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Relatively high proportion’ of patients with diabetes experience rapid CKD progression

Approximately 10% to 17% of patients with type 2 diabetes and newly identified chronic kidney disease had their condition worsen within 2 years, according to a study published in the Clinical Kidney Journal. “A relatively high proportion of patients were observed with disease progression over a short period of time, highlighting the need for better identification of… Read More


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Tennessee leads Mid-South for COVID-19 vaccination rate, according to nationwide tracker

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The United States has given more than 4.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far and Tennessee is one of the states doing the best. But there are issues. “The most shots we can get into arms quickly, the better,” said Dr. Scott Strome, Executive Dean at the UTHSC College of Medicine.    


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Young ER doctors risk their lives on the pandemic’s front lines. But they struggle to find jobs.

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New contracts have vanished with the “significant shortfall” in hospital and physician practice dollars, she said. The result is that after four years of medical school and up to four years of residency, some new doctors have no place to go. “It’s by far the tightest job market in emergency medicine that I’ve ever seen,”… Read More


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‘There’s hope for 2021’: Medical workers across Memphis get first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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The first COVID-19 vaccinations in Shelby County have begun as medical workers at all of the Memphis-area hospital systems — including the county’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient — started to receive the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week.