Steven Goodman
Vice Chancellor for Research Steven R. Goodman

UTHSC Awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to Fund Innovative Proof-of-Concept Center

The funding will help connect innovative medical researchers and their technologies to business and entrepreneurial expertise via a partnership with Memphis Bioworks. It will also support collaborative efforts with the UT Research Foundation with the goal of offering novel solutions for regional health challenges, and contribute to job creation and economic development in the region and state.

Research

Doctor Daniel Sumrok
Daniel Sumrok, director of the Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine at UT Health Science Center, has decades of knowledge and experience in treating the devastating consequences of substance abuse.
Photo by Jane Pate, UTHSC

UTHSC’s Center for Addiction Science Recognized as First Addiction Medicine Center of Excellence in the Country

The Center for Addiction Science was founded to address the untreated addiction epidemic, providing clinical treatment services across all demographics. The center is also training physicians to offer alternate forms of pain therapy to avoid over-prescription of opioids.

Outreach

Group photo of four men in a corporate office
Hubble Telemedical, a start-up company launched by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was recently acquired by medical diagnostic device manufacturer Welch Allyn. Pictured (from left) are UTHSC’s Edward Chaum, ORNL’s Ken Tobin, Mike Sherman of MB Ventures, and Chuck Witkowski, director of Telemedical Imaging Solutions at Welch Allyn.

Forward Seeing

Hubble Telemedical, a start-up company launched by researchers at ORNL and UTHSC, was acquired by Welch Allyn in 2015. Now renamed RetinaVue Network, the idea will help diabetic patients worldwide with low-cost diagnostic vision screenings.

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UTRF Startup Day 2016

Innov865 Week Showcases Knoxville as a Startup Star

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other partners are joining together to present Innov865 Week from Sept. 19–23. This observance is a week-long series of events showcasing Knoxville as a prime destination for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Activities kick off with the Kauffman Foundation’s Mayors Summit on Entrepreneurship on Monday, September 19, and end with the signature event, Startup Day, on Thursday, September 22.

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