MDN: New St. Jude Grad School Welcomes Inaugural Class

MDN: New St. Jude Grad School Welcomes Inaugural Class Following years of planning, development of curriculum and recruitment of staff and faculty, the first class of a dozen students has begun studies at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s new Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. “It’s an idea that’s been in the incubator for probably 15 years at St. Jude,” said Dr. Stephen White, who came to the hospital 20 years ago to help set up the structural biology department. “It immediately became obvious to me then that this environment would be perfect for graduate education.” … In essentially creating a … Continue reading MDN: New St. Jude Grad School Welcomes Inaugural Class

MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker

MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker A group of Memphis researchers have identified a genetic marker that could detect high-risk flu patients. Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital discovered an inherited genetic variation that may help identify patients at greater risk for severe, potentially fatal flu infections and linked the gene variant to a mechanism that explains the increased risk. The scientific journal Nature Medicine published the study. Researchers screened 393 flu patients ranging from infants to age 70. Patients with a particular variation in a particular gene were more than twice … Continue reading MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker

MDN: National Cancer Institute Director Lauds St. Jude

MDN: National Cancer Institute Director Lauds St. Jude Dr. Douglas Lowy returned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, March 24, and praised the facility as being a worthy beneficiary of research funding that comes through his National Cancer Institute. Lowy, who a year ago took over as director of NCI, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has been to St. Jude on other occasions to present his research findings as an international scientist. He took a tour Friday to see some of the new technology at St. Jude and get briefed on its $1 billion expansion. … Continue reading MDN: National Cancer Institute Director Lauds St. Jude

MBJ: Shadyac: St. Jude’s strategic plan will create $3.5 billion annual economic impact

MBJ: Shadyac: St. Jude’s strategic plan will create $3.5 billion annual economic impact Though Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was in Memphis this week to announce the state’s commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the plan has actually been in the works for more than a year. Dr. James R. Downing, president and CEO of St. Jude, first revealed the hospital’s six-year strategic plan, which includes an expansion of up to $7 billion, in November of last year. … The plan is for St. Jude to increase patients on its Memphis campus by 20 percent, double the number of children … Continue reading MBJ: Shadyac: St. Jude’s strategic plan will create $3.5 billion annual economic impact

MBJ: St.Jude gets $37 million in infrastructure support

MBJ: St.Jude gets $37 million in infrastructure support The state is ready to do its part to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s $7 billion expansion. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday, Dec. 8, that the state will use $12 million in FastTrack funding to improve the public infrastructure surrounding St. Jude. “It’s not just the hospital but the community — the Pinch District — that is going to be transformed as a result of this project,” said Tennessee Economic and Community Development commissioner Randy Boyd. “Little if any of the money is going to be spent on the St. … Continue reading MBJ: St.Jude gets $37 million in infrastructure support

MBJ: ALSAC’s Shadyac hints at St. Jude’s Pinch plans

MBJ: ALSAC’s Shadyac hints at St. Jude’s Pinch plans In advance of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s visit to Memphis tomorrow for an announcement at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC president and CEO Rick Shadyac spoke about his vision for the Pinch District. At the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Annual Chairman’s Luncheon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, Shadyac said, “To those who have attended the Pinch District meetings, know you have a partner in ALSAC and St. Jude.” Shadyac said he envisions the Pinch District as a place for St. Jude employees and patients’ families, as well as a place where Memphians want … Continue reading MBJ: ALSAC’s Shadyac hints at St. Jude’s Pinch plans

CA: St. Jude lands state funds for expansion

CA: St. Jude lands state funds for expansion Gov. Bill Haslam committed $12 million today for the expansion at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Haslam announced the state committment during a news conference on the campus of the 5,000-employee research center in Memphis.is The City of Memphis is also investing $25 million for infrastructure work. … St. Jude is beginning a $1 billion expansion and had sought state assistance for infrastructure improvements around the site near Downtown. ALSAC, which says it is raising more than $1 billion to expand the world-renowned hospital, recently paid $950,000 for the northeast corner of … Continue reading CA: St. Jude lands state funds for expansion

ICYMI: CA: St. Jude plans $1.2 billion Memphis expansion

ICYMI: CA: St. Jude plans $1.2 billion Memphis expansion St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital plans a massive expansion in Memphis that in six years could add more than $1 billion in construction for its campus and swell its workforce by … Continue reading ICYMI: CA: St. Jude plans $1.2 billion Memphis expansion

HGN: Business solution competition to launch in the Memphis Medical District

HGN: Business solution competition to launch in the Memphis Medical District EPIcenter is working to connect local businesses to the purchasing power of the Memphis Medical District anchor institutions through a new competition, “Opportunity Operation Challenge.” The nine anchor institutions within the Memphis Medical District (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Regional One Health, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Southern College of Optometry and Memphis Bioworks Foundation) annually procure more than $1.2B in goods and services. Their purchasing power bolsters numerous industries throughout the Memphis region and can range from … Continue reading HGN: Business solution competition to launch in the Memphis Medical District

MBJ: St. Jude gets $4.4 million grant for sickle cell research

MBJ: St. Jude gets $4.4 million grant for sickle cell research A multimillion-dollar grant and a new agreement will further sickle cell research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute — part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — has awarded a six-year, $4.4 million grant to St. Jude to improve the use of prescribed medication by sickle cell patients. In addition to the grant, St. Jude has finalized a partnership with Methodist University Hospital to advance research and clinical care for adult sickle cell patients living in the Memphis area. St. Jude has … Continue reading MBJ: St. Jude gets $4.4 million grant for sickle cell research