MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Chattanooga-based High Point Climbing and Fitness has submitted plans with development officials to open a Memphis location adjacent to Christian Brothers High School in East Memphis. According to the plans, High Point Memphis LLC plans to erect a 31,600-square-foot rock climbing facility on a 2.7-acre tract of land that backs up to CBHS’ baseball field near Humphreys Boulevard and Walnut Grove Road. ….   MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Continue reading MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

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

WMC: Germantown unveils next steps in master plan for parks and recreation

WMC: Germantown unveils next steps in master plan for parks and recreation The City of Germantown unveiled its next step in the master plan for parks and recreation on Thursday. … Organizers said Thursday is the culmination of a 10-year study and was meant to give the public a chance to voice their input on things they would like to see when it comes to parks and recreation. … Officials said it is time for the city to finally have a master plan. … Gibson said the fact the city has 29 parks, or about one within a mile and a … Continue reading WMC: Germantown unveils next steps in master plan for parks and recreation

Fox13: Le Bonheur named among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Fox13: Le Bonheur named among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is one of the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Le Bonheur received recognition in eight specialties. This is the seventh consecutive year it has been included in the ranking. Some of the specialties it was recognized for include, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. “U.S. News is the gold standard for children’s hospitals for safety, strong clinical outcomes, technology and family-centered care,” said Le Bonheur … Continue reading Fox13: Le Bonheur named among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference Pharmaceutical industry representatives and regulators from 13 countries were in Memphis this week to discuss safety strategies for global pharmaceutical manufacturing, shipping and delivery. University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted 75 attendees from June 26-29. Agencies represented included the World Health Organization, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Merck and Co. Inc.; Pfizer; and Johnson & Johnson, and attendees came from countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Thailand and Switzerland. … UTHSC will open its new $16 … Continue reading MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum The sun umbrellas are on the way for the tables and chairs on the northern side of Peabody Place between Front and Main streets, and so is a temporary mural wall and some kiosks for a marketplace. A Times Square-meets-Broad Avenue experiment at the southern end of Downtown’s Main Street Mall got underway this week with reggae music, popsicles and, of course, bicycles. Most of that activity was on the last block of the 40-year-old Main Street Mall, but some of it also turned the corner onto Peabody Place. Angled parking … Continue reading MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors Known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues, Memphis attracts more than 10 million visitors annually. People visit from all over the globe to experience the culture, food, and history unique to Memphis—but there are plenty of opportunities to get in tune with nature, too. We put together this list of some of the best activities Hoop City has to offer to help you get started and get outside. 1. Experience the Big River Crossing One of the newest attractions in downtown is Big River Crossing: a … Continue reading RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis It’s been one year since the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Monday, the victims were remembered. … 49 people died and more than 50 others were wounded when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the popular gay club. … The on-call trauma surgeon that night at Orlando Regional Medical center says his training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis helped guide him in treating the dozens of victims that came through the emergency room. “We got 35,36 patients in about 30 minutes,” says … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis