In a medical first, a toddler born without an airway and without a voice box now has both thanks to a surgery pioneered at Memphis’ Le Bonheur Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Jerome Thompson, an otolaryngologist with Le Bonheur and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, led a team of doctors who used two of… Read More
Publisher: The Memphis Business Journal
Tennesseans’ opportunities to access clinical trial drugs are more limited than other parts of the country. But, a year-old initiative out of a local university is getting the state’s residents enrolled in early drug and medical device access. “This network meets a huge need for University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) clinical research,” said… Read More
Scientific research often struggles to break through compartmentalization among individual labs and departments. A seed funding program focused on collaboration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) aims to change the limiting nature of “research silos.”
The partnership dissolution between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and West Cancer Center that began last fall now includes the transfer via sale of West’s east campus. In September 2018, West announced it would be joining three other independent community oncology practices to found OneOncology. Separately, Methodist has plans to create a new Methodist Cancer Institute… Read More
Building Memphis Awards: Best New Construction Finalists Large, projects over $20M.
In treating a stroke, minutes — and even seconds — matter to preserve neurons that are vital to motor function and preserving life. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) Mobile Stroke Unit, a veritable “emergency room on wheels” with hospital-grade CT imaging technology, helps lessen the time period between when a call is… Read More
The institute’s co director is in the process of evaluating surgeons currently affiliated with UTHSC and Methodist and who specialize in areas of interest to the new cardiac institute.
A trio of leadership hires has set the foundation for a new, “national-caliber” cardiovascular institute in Memphis. Dr. Chittoor Sai Sudhakar will be the UTHSC-Methodist Cardiac Institute’s co-director with Dr. John L. Jefferies. Dr. Zhongjie Sun, a cardiovascular researcher, will be its deputy director. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More