Publisher: The Memphis Business Journal


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Belz Foundation donates $2M to Methodist Le Bonheur’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

The Memphis Business Journal

Methodist Le Bonheur has received a sizable gift from a foundation tied to a prominent local name in commercial real estate. The Belz Foundation donated $2 million to support Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.


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SOMAVAC keeps startup momentum in place thanks to St. Jude, UTHSC docs

The Memphis Business Journal

In early 2020, Memphis-based SOMAVAC Medical Solutions Inc. was off to a fast start. The startup, which has an FDA-approved, modern surgical drain pump device, hired a VP of sales, John Flynn, in January.  


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Health Care Heroes In Unprecedented Times: Dr. Amber Thacker, UTHSC/Regional One Health

The Memphis Business Journal

For Dr. Amber Thacker, going into medicine was more or less second nature. As a kid, she would buy old medical and science textbooks. She set up a lab in her closet.  


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Health care heroes in unprecedented times

The Memphis Business Journal

Meet Health Care Hero Dr. Scott Strome of UTHSC. Strome has proved to be a leader during COVID as he led the efforts to set up the Tiger Lane testing site. He also directed UTHSC to produce a training video that established the protocols for testing.


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Health Care Heroes in Unexpected Times: Dr. Manoj Jain, UTHSC/Emory University

The Memphis Business Journal

It makes all the sense in the world that Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland asked Dr. Manoj Jain to advise him on COVID-19. Jain specializes in infectious diseases. He is also a noted writer, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Commercial Appeal.


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Health Care Heroes In Unprecedented Times: Dr. Jon McCullers, UTHSC/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

The Memphis Business Journal

As one of the local public faces of the fight against COVID-19, Dr. Jon McCullers has given it to us straight, reassured and scolded us. McCullers is a member of the Memphis/Shelby County Joint COVID-19 Task Force and the subcommittee of the Back to Business Task Force. He often appears at Health Department press conferences… Read More


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UTHSC’s Athena Starlard-Davenport awarded NIH grant to study potential sickle cell treatment pathway

The Memphis Business Journal

In a century’s worth of drug approvals, only four sickle cell disease treatments have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. A University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researcher hopes her work will help increase that number. Athena Starlard-Davenport, Ph.D., was awarded a three-year, $900,000-plus National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to serve as… Read More


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U of M, UTHSC collaboration selects COVID research projects to fund    

The Memphis Business Journal

A collaboration between local universities has selected pandemic-related research projects to fund. In July, the University of Memphis (U of M) and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announced a joint effort to facilitate SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research projects. August 5: EurekAlert! August 6: The Medical News