Tennessee’s innovative clinical trials network is soaring just one year into operations, bringing growing benefits for Tennesseans and the advancement of health care across the state.
Rickey McCallum joined the UT Research Park as vice president on July 1. McCallum draws on his prior experience with the UT Foundation to help the park fulfill its mission to serve as a gateway for collaboration between the university and the private sector.
The inaugural clinical trial marks a significant milestone in the network’s effort to grow the clinical research base at UTHSC. The inaugural trial will be conducted at Saint Thomas Ascension in Nashville and is recruiting patients to investigate ways to predict heart transplant rejection.
Tom Rogers, who has extensive development experience in Oak Ridge and Knox County, has been named as president and CEO of the Cherokee Farm Development Corporation.
The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements made 2018 a record-breaking year at the annual Innovation Awards ceremonies, held December 4 in Memphis and December 5 in Knoxville.