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Faculty in the Media 2020

December

Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years
NY Times
Featuring: Martha Earl and Jeff Keenan

Changed our lives': Tennessee baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo breaks record
Yahoo News
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

Tenn. Couple's Baby Sets New Record After Being Born from Embryo That Was Frozen for 27 Years
People
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

Changed our lives': Tennessee baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo breaks record
USA Today
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

This record-breaking baby is 27 years old - 2 years younger than her mom
NY Post
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

‘Changed our lives’: Tennessee baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo breaks record
InterNewsCast
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

Baby born from 27-year-old donated embryo sets record
NBC News
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

For the first time, all of Knox County's pandemic benchmarks flip to red. Here's why.
Knox News
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

East TN hospital ICUs are nearly full, putting every COVID-19 benchmark in the red for the first time
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

It's unbelievable': Mom delivers baby from 27-year-old frozen embryo
Today
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

27 Years After Embryo Is Frozen, Girl Is Born in Tennessee
MediaOne
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

Woman's record-breaking baby was born from a frozen embryo nearly as old as she is
Insider
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

Girl is born in Tennessee from embryo frozen for 27 years
ABS CBN News
Featuring: Martha Earl and Jeff Keenan

Knox County shifts contact tracing priorities as some area hospitals put off non-essential procedures
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray
, MD

UT Medical deferring in-patient non-essential procedures
WVLT
Featuring: Keith Gray
, MD

Not everyone with COVID-19 or their contacts will get a call from Knox County health staffers
Knox News
Featuring: Keith Gray
, MD

‘Help is on the way:’ Knox County hospitals expect vaccine delivery by Dec. 18
Charisma News
Featuring: Keith Gray
, MD

Gov. Bill Lee: We are ready to vaccinate 100,000 Tennesseans in two days
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray
, MD

Pro-Life Family Welcomes Second Daughter Through Miracle Embryo Adoption
The Epoch Times
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

LIST: Some East Tennessee hospitals are delaying non-essential procedures because of COVID-19 surge
WATE
Featuring: Keith Gray
, MD

Longest-Ever Frozen Embryo on Ice for 27 Years Makes It Full Term, Born to Tennessee Couple
East Tennessee Times
Featuring: Jeff Keenan

Meeting between local leaders & Knoxville hospital partners to discuss COVID-19 impact set for Wednesday
WVLT
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Collaborative Team Designs Virtual Health Care Simulation AppKnox County hospital leaders look to future amid pandemic
Knox News
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

Knox County hospital leaders look to future amid pandemic
WVLT
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

How a University of Tennessee epidemiologist became an unlikely hero to coal ash workers
Knox News
Featuring: Paul Terry, PhD

The COVID-19 vaccine is here. Now what?
Knox News
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

"It means hope" | First shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrives at UT Medical Center
WBIR
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

Like a security blanket': 5 UT Medical Center frontline workers vaccinated in Knoxville
Knox News
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

Knox County hospitals are on high alert as staffing shortages worsen
Knox News
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

COVID-19 Vaccine: Mild side effects are expected, allergic reactions rare but possible
WBIR
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

COVID-19 vaccines are a positive step, but could the holidays harm progress made?
Knox News
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Knox County gives first Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to health department workers
Knox News
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

November

Knox Co. Health Dept. benchmarks show worsening COVID-19 spread ahead of the holidays
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Knox Co. Board of Health approves blunted measures with 10 p.m. dine-in curfew, table size restrictions
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Knox County Oks strict restaurant, bar rules to blunt spike
Knox News
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Spine Wave announces upgrades to its Leva interbody device system
NS Medical Devices
Featuring: Christopher Gallati, MD

Knox County Board of Health to vote on potential further restrictions Monday
WVLT
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

University of Tennessee identifies COVID-19 cluster from an off-campus Halloween party
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

As case counts, isolations creep up, UT chancellor warns about need to take precautions ahead of holiday break
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Omecamtiv's Benefit in HFrEF Trial Gets Lukewarm Reception
MedPage Today
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

What you can do right now to slow the pandemic: 3 asks from local hospital leaders
Knox News
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

How Tennessee doctors are celebrating Thanksgiving safely
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Knox County Board of Health adopts new metrics to guide decisions on regulations
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

East TN medical leaders warn community to follow safety precautions as COVID-19 cases, deaths rise
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Coronavirus Tennessee: 3 Knox County Health Dept. benchmarks turn red as cases continue to rise
WATE
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

UT doctor says more testing and ‘Volunteers’ are needed for vaccine trial
WVLT
Featuring: William Smith, MD

Campus-wide COVID-19 testing will continue at University of Tennessee next semester
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

October

Knox County case count, death rate benchmarks changed to yellow
WVLT
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

UT Medical Center says the hospital is in a “yellow, but worsening” state
WVLT
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Knoxville leaders form COVID-19 recovery group to focus on health, economy
WATE
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Work begins to build UT Medical Center's new orthopedic center
WBIR
Featuring: George Baddour, MD

Active COVID-19 cases at the University of Tennessee have dropped. Here's why
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT reports new COVID-19 cluster in ROTC students on campus
WVLT
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Knox County Health Board addresses wide range of issues at Oct. 14 meeting
WATE
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

UTK Chancellor warns students of consequences if not participating in COVID-19 testing
WATE
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Wall awarded $385,000 grant to study amyloidosis treatment options
Eureka Alert
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Knox County leaders unite to improve COVID-19 communication, response
Knox News 
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Knox County, Knoxville, University of Tennessee leaders join together
Knox News
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

September

Only 25% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in ICU in Tennessee
WVLT
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Attralus secures investment to transform treatment for patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
Knoxville Daily Sun
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD, and Jonathan Wall, PhD

Coronavirus Tennessee: UT Medical Chief Medical Officer offers praise for collaboration, leadership during pandemic
WATE
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Most COVID-19 hospitalizations in East TN are due to breathing problems
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

University of Tennessee lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as active cases drop
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT pooled saliva tests find dozens of potential COVID-19 cases at two dorms
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT Medical Center holding virtual Parkinson’s Symposium
WVLT
Featuring: Christopher Tolleson, MD

Knox County's COVID-19 testing levels down significantly, suggesting purposeful avoidance
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD and James Shamiyeh, MD

Even with seven days left, September had already tied August in local COVID-19 deaths
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Are UT's low COVID-19 numbers a real indicator of progress?
WVLT
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

COVID-19 spread at UT is coming from social events and friends, not classes
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT: Decline in case counts good, but some students may be skipping testing
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

KCHD: Benchmarks show worrying signs of COVID-19's spread among the young
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Local Faith Leaders Church Initiative sponsoring weekend COVID-19 testing
The Knoxville Focus
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Medical imaging turns to teleradiology to handle COVID-19 outbreak
Aunt Minnie
Featuring: Mohammed I. Quraishi, MD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
California National News
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
Global Genes
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
Le Lezard
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
Biospace
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
The Health Care Sales and Marketing Network
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
The Monterrey Weekly
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
ADVFN UK
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

Attralus Launches with $25 Million Series A Financing from venBio Partners to Transform Treatment for Patients with Systemic Amyloidosis
PRNewswire
Featuring: Jonathan Wall, PhD

NFL referee, VFL Terry Brown shares journey with cancer
WBIR
Eric Carlson, DMD, MD

University of Tennessee turns to at-home and wastewater tests to help stop COVID spike
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

University of Tennessee identifies two new COVID-19 clusters at sorority houses
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT shifting to 'comprehensive' testing strategy across campus
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Care over competition: How Knoxville area hospitals worked together to lead COVID-19 efforts
Knox News
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Health Care Heroes: How COVID-19 affected maternity, labor and delivery units at hospitals
Knox News
Featuring: Robert Elder, MD

Knox County Board of Health stays the course on nightlife rules
Knox News
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Cases skyrocket, frustrations mount, but Knox County Board of Health stays the course
Knox News
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

University of Tennessee tops 2000 in COVID-19 isolation, 'everything is on the table'
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

University of Tennessee turns to at-home and wastewater tests to help stop COVID spike
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Two more University of Tennessee sorority houses named COVID-19 clusters - that makes 7
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

'These increases cannot continue': UT chancellor has a stark warning for students
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT arranges to use another hotel for infected students as virus counts rise
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Why are there COVID-19 clusters at UT sorority houses? Here's what we know
Knox News
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT SGA President says peer-to-peer accountability crucial to stop spread of COVID-19
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

UT reviewing all Greek plans for housing students in quarantine, self isolation
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

August

UT officials say testing protocol has not changed on campus despite CDC reccomendations
WVLT
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

University of Tennessee outlines processes - and consequences - for isolation and quarantine
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Not all COVID cases are alike. Knoxville's serious cases shed light on emerging symptoms.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

University of Tennessee identifies sorority house as second COVID-19 cluster
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Board of Health: Knox County mask mandate could be lifted before 2021
WBIR
Featuring: Jack Gotcher, DMD, PhD

UT identifies first cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to off-campus party
WVLT
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

University of Tennessee says it tracked COVID-19 cluster to student party
The Commercial Appeal
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

UT confirms 28 active COVID-19 cases, more than 100 in isolation
WVLT
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

Knox County Board of Health decides not to vote on social gathering regulation
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Knox County Health Department 'cautiously optimistic' about recent COVID-19 trends
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Knox County Health Department says it is too soon to tell if COVID-19 cases are plateauing
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

UT's COVID-19 testing includes surveillance program that monitors wastewater and checks saliva
WBIR
Featuring: Spencer Gregg, MD

July

Knox County Board of Health approves closing local bars starting Aug. 3 for two weeks
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Data shows mask mandate is working in Knox County
WVLT
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Why it matters that East Tennessee's confirmed COVID-19 cases are rising quickly
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Highest daily case jump expected Thursday for Knox County; more than 300 could be in regional; more than 300 could be in regional hospitals by September
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Knox Health Director reiterates schools won't close due to a set number of COVID-19 cases
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: Jack Gotcher, DMD, PhD

State gifts millions in COVID-19 relief; Knoxville mayor asks for more leadership
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Coronavirus: Sneezing now a sin?
Ghana Web
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Tennessee won't require masks in polling places this fall
Tennesseean
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Tennessee won't require masks in polling places this fall
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Tennessee won't require masks in polling places this fall
Daily News Journal
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Tennessee won't require masks in polling places this fall
Jackson Sun
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Tennessee won't require masks in polling places this fall
The Leaf Chronicle
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Tennessee won't require masks in polling places this fall
Commercial Appeal
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Mask requirements for voting is a new political sticking point in the COVID-19 fight
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

UT Medical Center warns that younger COVID-19 patients are requiring hospitalization
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Listening to Recorded Classical Music Shown to Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure
Cision PR Newswire
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

Listening to Recorded Classical Music Shown to Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure
Yahoo! Finance
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

Listening to Recorded Classical Music Shown to Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure
Virtual Strategy Magazine
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

Listening to Recorded Classical Music Shown to Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure
BusinessInsider.com
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

Listening to Recorded Classical Music Shown to Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Failure
ADVFN Financial News
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

Board of Health: Rising virus rate concerns Knox County area hospitals, could create strain if it stays on pace
WBIR
Featuring: James Shamiyeh, MD

Knox County hits new red lights on COVID-19 benchmark
WVLT
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Knox County's COVID-19 death benchmark hits 'red' rating
Knoxville News Sentinel
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

'We are not overrun with COVID-19' | East Tennessee hospitals are filling up, but say they have room to spare
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Who can't wear a mask?
WBIR
Featuring: Clay Callison, MD

June

Dr. Brian Wiseman appointed VP of University of Tennessee Brain & Spine Institute
Becker's Orthopedic & Spine
Featuring: Brian Wiseman, MD

New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
CathLab Digest
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Coronavirus: Coughs, sneezes AND talking all cause spread
Angle News
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Scientists estimate the speed and distance of coronavirus transmission when people cough, sneeze, speak — and run
One World Media
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Scientists estimate the speed and distance of coronavirus transmission when people cough, sneeze, speak — and run
MarketWatch.com
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Expert tips for healthcare workers while treating Covid-19 patients
UAE News
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Expert tips for healthcare workers while treating Covid-19 patients
Vishva Times
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Expert tips for healthcare workers while treating Covid-19 patients
newKerala.com
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Tips for healthcare workers while treating Covid-19 patients
The Pioneer
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Expert tips for healthcare workers while treating Covid-19 patients
Webindia123.com
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Expert tips for healthcare workers while treating Covid-19 patients
Daijiworld.com
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
Medical Xpress
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
7thspace.com
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Does CPAP Aerosolize COVID-19? New Review Provides Evidence-Based Insights into How Certain Medical Devices Generate and/or Disperse Airborne Particles
Sleep Review Magazine
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Expert tips for healthcare workers while treating Covid-19 patients
British Asia News
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
Thoracic.org
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
EurekaAlert.org
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Researchers provide evidence-based review on COVID-19 respiratory transmission
News-Medical.net
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
Science Magazine
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
Bioengineer.org
Featuring: Rajiv Dhand, MD

Grassroots organization aids nearly 100 Knoxville churches with COVID-19 resources
WVLT
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

Perfect 10: Dr. Keith Gray and Doug Kennedy
WBIR
Featuring: Keith Gray, MD

May

Teleradiology adoption spiked during COVID-19 and is likely to continue
Health Imaging
Featuring: Mohammed Quraishi

Here are some tips on wearing a mask while working out, and other ways to stay active!
WBIR
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

UT Medical Center participates in COVID-19 plasma trial
WVLT
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

UT Medical Center participates in COVID-19 plasma trial
Crossville Chronicle
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

Physician working hard to keep community safe during pandemic
WATE
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

Many heart failure patients don't receive optimal medical therapy
Reuters Health
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

April

Tips Offered on How to Deal with Anxiety During the Pandemic
Overton County News
Featuring: Clayton Bell, MD

Investigators recommend expanding testing for Lynch syndrome
MDEdge OBGYN
Featuring: OBGYN Resident Courtney Riedinger, MD (mentored by Kristopher Kimball, MD and Larry Kilgore, MD
)

Water-only fasting may reduce chemo modifications, hospital admissions
MDEdge OBGYN
Featuring: OBGYN Resident Courtney Riedinger, MD (mentored by Larry Kilgore, MD)

University of Tennessee Medical Center plans to reuse masks in fight against coronavirus
Knox News
Featuring: Mark Rasnake, MD

February

UT Medical Center Cancer Institute receives $68,000 donation from family fellowship
WBIR
Featuring: John Bell, MD

Award Winning Hospitals Likely to be Penalized by Federal Value-Based Programs
Reuters Health
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

January

Cancer rates down across America, new therapy offers hope
WVLT
Featuring: John Bell, MD

Why Are Prescription Drug Prices So Insanely High - Even with Insurance?
Prevention Magazine
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

CVS Rang Up a Woman's 14-Day Course of Antibiotics for $1,400
Yahoo News
Featuring: Paul Hauptman, MD

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