Publisher: Memphis Business Journal


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UTHSC taps UConn vet for high-ranking research role in high-achieving program

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Recently, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) tapped Wesley G. Byerly, PharmD, to be its new senior associate vice chancellor for Research and Administration. And while one can only assume that UTHSC leaders were impressed by his thick, bushy mustache, it’s his significant experience at high caliber institutions that likely helped him score the… Read More


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HR Impact Awards 2022: Leaders from Agape, ALSAC, Memphis Shelby Co. Schools, UTHSC, West Memphis honored

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is a massive operation, and Chandra Alston earns every bit of her title as associate vice chancellor of human resources.


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UTHSC team receives $3M grant for new study on managing obesity in disadvantaged groups

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A University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) research team has secured a $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to test health technology in managing obesity in disadvantaged groups. The team, led by Dr. Karen Johnson, endowed professor in women’s health and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at UTHSC, will receive… Read More


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Medical Device Startup Popcheck Forms Advisory Board, Seeks Investment

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Erika Dillard is the founder of local medical device startup Popcheck Technologies, and, for now, she runs it by herself. Awhile back, she was asked a stimulating question by an angel investor. “With you being the only person,” they said, “Who do you have, who has the expertise you don’t?” This got her thinking. With an… Read More


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New Partnership Between Southwest, UTHSC Could Provide Opportunities for Prospective Nursing Students

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Shelby County Schools (SCS) partnered with Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) to launch the Medical District High School (MDHS) in fall 2021. Located on Southwest’s Union Avenue campus, the school offers courses that give students the chance earn an associate degree in general studies, allied health, or information technology, along with their high school diploma.… Read More


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Board officially selects VCU dean as UTHSC chancellor; Schwab to transition to faculty

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It’s official. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has a new chancellor. On Nov. 23, UT System president Randy Boyd had recommended to the board of trustees that Dr. Peter F. Buckley be named the next leader of UTHSC. On Dec. 6, the board affirmed the recommendation during a special meeting, unanimously confirming Buckley’s appointment.


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Higher education in Memphis: Changing of the presidential guard

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Memphis’ largest and most prominent colleges and universities have had a flurry of changes at the top. With some positions filled, some filled in the interim, and some on the way to being filled permanently, MBJ gives a rundown of what the leadership situation is looking like at those institutions (see profiles below). And, also… Read More


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Memphis Mandates: Employers Navigate Conflicting State, Federal Vaccine Rules

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The University of Memphis announced on Nov. 16 that all faculty and staff would be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The bulk of local collegiate institutions had already announced vaccination requirements for both staff and students before the fall semester began. But the U of M’s announcement came amid conflicting federal and state laws,… Read More