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.

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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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Susan Fancher gestures on a touchscreen tablet in a hospital room
Susan Fancher, simulation director for the College of Nursing, demonstrates how the simulated electronic fetal monitoring app works.
Photos by Melissa Dos Santos

Fetal Heart Monitor App Helps Train Future Nurses

UT researchers worked to develop an app to create a more realistic experience to instruct future nurses in monitoring babies and their mothers during labor.

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