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Ryan McGarry Honored for Inspiring ‘Hope’

2015-12-09

via Weill Cornell Medical College

Ryan McGarry has done a lot over the last decade. Since graduating from Penn State, McGarry ’05 has become a physician, directed the critically acclaimed documentary Code Black, and became an executive producer for CBS’ television adaptation of the film. In addition to all of that, McGarry – who we featured in our July/August 2014 issue – is a cancer survivor, having battled a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma while he was a student.

As someone who has “taken significant steps to raise awareness and has been personally impacted by childhood cancer,” McGarry will be the first-ever recipient of the Leah Still Award for Courage at The Hope Gala in March of 2016. The award is named after the daughter of former Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still ’11 who has battled cancer for more than a year.

“Surviving cancer has impacted my life in many ways, including my decision to pursue a medical degree, and my desire to support those who have also been affected by the disease,” McGarry said through a release.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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December 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Ryan McGarry Is Heading To CBS This Fall

via CBS.com

McGarry (center) is joined by cast members Melanie Chandra and Harry Ford (via CBS.com)

Back in our July/August 2014 issue, we told you about ER doctor-turned-filmmaker Ryan McGarry ’05, who directed the acclaimed documentary Code Black. In our last update, it looked like a dramatic adaptation of Code Black was headed for a prime-time TV run. Now, it’s confirmed: Code Black will debut on Wednesday, Sept. 30 on CBS, and will feature a loaded cast, including Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden.

Code Black made a cameo at Monday’s annual Television Critics Association event, where several of the show’s stars gave a brief overview of what we can expect. Harden called the medical drama “real” and “gritty,” while co-star Luis Guzman said “I’ve been doing this for a long time, but this show is different in that … you’re showing up to do a real shift,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Per The Reporter, the show “is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation, where the staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.” You can check out a preview right here.

Code Black

Oh, and McGarry was on his way to the TCA event Monday when he sent us this shot of a downtown L.A. billboard promoting the show. Pretty cool.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

August 11, 2015 at 10:52 am Leave a comment


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