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Andrew Kerwin, MD, New Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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If Andrew Kerwin, MD, FACS, DABS, experiences deja vu as he comes to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to join the faculty of the College of Medicine, it’s because he trained at the university more than two decades ago. Now, however, he comes as the chief of the division in which he trained,… Read More


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Employees & others protest recently announced layoffs at UTHSC

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University of Tennessee Health Science Center employees took to the streets once again Thursday to protest recently announced layoffs. This time, some city council and county commissioners joined them. March 18: MLK50 March 18: Fox 13 News–5:30PM March 18: Fox 13 News–9PM March 18: Local 24 News at 6  


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Investigators: Incident report details how two Memphis children received COVID-19 vaccinations

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As hundreds of eligible Shelby County residents received their COVID-19 vaccine at the old Appling inspection station on Feb. 3, two children were also vaccinated that day. An incident investigation report shows a volunteer immunized the children “because they had appointments and completed consent forms.” After the children were vaccinated, the person running the Appling… Read More


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Police from throughout region hold ‘Sea of Blue’ to honor Memphis officer killed in crash

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Blue lights flashed and sirens filled the air in a loud, mournful cacophony as a long caravan of police motorcycles, cars and SUVs pulled onto the road Thursday night at Southland Mall in Whitehaven.The convoy of vehicles toured nearby roads and neighborhoods.


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Doctors concerned about potential Spring Break COVID surge as traveling increases again

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The CDC urges you to avoid any non-essential travel, but millions of Americans have been hopping on planes for spring break. Fortunately, more people are getting vaccinated, but doctors say young people, who are likely doing most of the traveling, haven’t had a chance to get that shot yet.


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A Shelby County health official claimed the CDC ‘exonerates us.’ Here are the facts.

The Commercial Appeal

Shelby County Health Officer Bruce Randolph claimed Thursday a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation into the county’s handling of vaccines “exonerates us.” March 18: Fox13 March 18: Fox13 News—5PM March 19: WKNO-FM March 19: Fox17 This Morning


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Giraffe genome holds keys to its peculiar body—and clues to hypertension treatments Mentions UTHSC

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“If indeed this is a major gene protecting humans from hypertension, it should have come up as a candidate in genomewide association studies,” which scan thousands of people for gene variants linked to a disease. “Talking about therapeutic approaches at this point would be premature,” agrees University of Tennessee Health Science Center nephrologist L. Darryl… Read More


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MIL-OSI USA: Congressman Cohen Announces $1.09 Million in Antifungal Research Grants to UTHSC

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Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will be receiving two major grants totaling $1,090,171 from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. Both grants are for antifungal research, including one looking at the species Aspergillus fumigatus.