Publisher: The Memphis Business Journal


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U of M professor looks to help solve dental problem, using material derived from shellfish

The Memphis Business Journal

Annually, the average American eats over four pounds of shrimp, according to The New York Times. Yet few of us realize that on the exoskeleton of these creatures — and some of their crustacean cousins — is a material called chitosan, which has an array of potential uses. And a University of Memphis biomedical engineering… Read More


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MBJ’s 2022 Power 100, group one: From Adams (Kevin) to Gibbons (Bill)

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If it happens on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) campus, Dr. Kennard Brown was most likely involved. As the executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer, he oversees the day-to-day operations and management of the central administration of UTHSC’s 40-acre campus.


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Health Care Heroes 2021: Michael Whitt of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

The Memphis Business Journal

If your heart is strong, and you’re fully mobile, and you have all your teeth, you can thank your youth or your good genetics. Or, more likely, you can thank your doctor. A good doctor can see you through everything from minor aches and pains and major medical issues to mental struggles and chronic physical… Read More


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How UTHSC uses development and capital projects as a ‘quiet’ recruiting tool

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Kennard Brown, Ph.D., helmed the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) master plan, which has resulted in about $400 million in new development. New, high-caliber facilities, he believes, are crucial to luring in top faculty and students. UTHSC isn’t just competing with other schools in the state, even though the bulk of students come… Read More


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UTHSC has big year, rakes in $121.7M in research awards

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On June 30, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) capped FY 2021, and if the school’s research award numbers are any indication, the year was a success. The institution announced July 15 that it raked in $121.7 million in research grants and contracts in FY 2021, continuing a pattern of growth — though… Read More


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How UTHSC pulled off its $70 million project on the historic Quadrangle — and what could come next

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More than a decade ago, Kennard Brown, Ph.D., started taking Tennessee legislators through the Mooney Building at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).Brown, executive vice chancellor and COO of UTHSC, hoped to obtain state funding for renovations, as the facility had been vacant for 30 years. And what better way to score capital,… Read More


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Health Care Heroes 2021: Jessica Jiles Carwell with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

The Memphis Business Journal

If your heart is strong, and you’re fully mobile, and you have all your teeth, you can thank your youth or your good genetics. Or, more likely, you can thank your doctor. A good doctor can see you through everything from minor aches and pains and major medical issues to mental struggles and chronic physical… Read More


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Super Women 2021: Miska Clay Bibbs, Nancy Cheairs, and Karen Hasty

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Meet three of MBJ’s 2021 Super Women in Business: Miska Clay Bibbs of Teach for America Memphis and Shelby County Schools, artist Nancy Cheairs of Binder Projects and Flicker Street Studio, and Karen Hasty of UTHSC and the Memphis VA Medical Center.