UT-Baptist Research Park

UT Research Group Opens Office in Memphis

February 16, 2007

The Memphis Bioworks® Foundation today announced that the UT Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), an interdisciplinary center of excellence, has opened an office in the 9-story Dudley Building at the UT-Baptist Research Park at Dudley and Union in Memphis, just below the Foundation’s offices.

The organization’s mission is to conduct research that could translate scientific discoveries into clinical applications, to educate a cadre of professionals in all aspects of translational and clinical science, and to serve as a local, regional, state and national resource for advancing scientific discoveries from bench to bedside to practice. The CTSI is designed to provide support for all levels of translational and clinical research.
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The Memphis Bioworks Foundation is working to incubate new companies and attract other tenants that can grow and move to new buildings planned on the Research Park campus.

The Foundation leases other space in the building to the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE) for classrooms for the school’s 7th and 8th grade. The Memphis Bioworks Foundation started MASE in 2003 to train inner city students for future math, science and engineering jobs planned in the Research Park. MASE is the first charter school approved to operate in the State of Tennessee.
 

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