Publisher: Memphis Business Journal


Biotech company US Biologic receives USDA licensure for Lyme disease vaccine for mice

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US Biologic has received conditional licensure from the USDA for its Lyme disease vaccine for mice, with the product meeting all conditional licensure requirements, including the unique addressing of an emergency condition and the demonstration of safety. The approval allows US Biologic to take the vaccine to market. It comes after the company took years… Read More


2022 Super Women in Business: Necole Jones, Nancy Knous, Bacarra Mauldin, Colby Midgett, Cynthia Saatkamp

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Nancy Knous is CEO of Benchmark Wealth Management. She and the firm she founded are no strangers to MBJ praise: Just last year, she was a finalist for the Small Business Awards Executive of the Year, and her company won the Micro category of Best Places to Work. She also works as a professor of personal finance at the… Read More


2022 Super Women in Business: Krista Johnson, Muneeza Khan, Jessica Lotz, Mary “MJ” McConner, Lydia Rosencrants

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Dr. Muneeza Khan is the first female chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Family Medicine. She also serves as physician leader for University Clinical Health’s quality programs housed at UT Family Medicine.


UTHSC hires new vice chancellor for advancement; expands College of Nursing partnerships

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The institution has tapped Brigitte Grant to be its vice chancellor for advancement. Currently the associate VP for development at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), she’ll start at UTHSC on May 1. She takes the place of Charles Deal, the vice chancellor of university advancement at the University of Tennessee at Martin,… Read More


Pillar of the University

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Long before Kennard Brown was spearheading transformational projects at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTSHC), he was just a kid in Chicago, being told by his grandmother to do his homework. A former sharecropper who couldn’t read or write, she understood, as much as anyone, the importance of education. And with Brown’s mother working night… Read More


UTHSC hires VCU exec Paul Wesolowski as its first vice chancellor of strategic partnerships

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has educational and clinical partnerships with an array of hospitals and medical groups, which have helped create a comprehensive local health care ecosystem. Now, the institution is looking to strengthen and expand partnerships like these throughout not just Memphis, but also the entire state — and it’s… Read More


UTHSC scores grant from Dept. of Defense to research treatment for a type of dementia

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can lead to the development of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the most common forms of dementia found in people under the age of 65. Actor Bruce Willis — who is 67 — was diagnosed with the condition recently, and currently, there is no treatment for it. A team of researchers at… Read More


Power 100 2023: Grantmakers: Ruby Bright, Robert Fockler, Barbara and Pitt Hyde, Kenneth Robinson, Jan Young

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Doctor, professor, Major General, and executive director: Dr. Jan Young has an impressive career helping those beyond herself. She leads one of the 10 largest granting foundations in the Mid-South. Young has a Doctor of Nursing Science degree and received outstanding and/or distinguished alumni awards from both the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the… Read More