Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson (balance), TN, United States

Lipscomb University
Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson (balance), TN, United States

Lipscomb University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The campus is located in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville between Belmont Boulevard to the west and Granny White Pike on the east. Student enrollment for the fall 2013 semester is 4,593 which includes 2,897 undergraduate students and 1,696 graduate students. It also maintains a location in the Cool Springs area of Williamson County called "Spark." Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has selected the best universities and colleges in Tennessee for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-backed data, 37 four-year schools made the list, with Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Christian Brothers University, Aquinas College and Union University earning highest overall scores. 15 two-year schools also made the list, with Chattanooga State Community College, Nashville State Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Roane State Community College and Volunteer State Community College ranked as the best five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Projections show Tennessee’s job market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, which is great news for people interested in earning a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have demonstrated their value to students who want to enter the workforce well-prepared by providing the high-level education, career and employment resources that lead to post-college success.” To be included on Tennessee’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment and academic services offered, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Tennessee” list, visit: Tennessee’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Aquinas College Austin Peay State University Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Christian Brothers University Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Johnson University King University Lane College Le Moyne-Owen College Lee University Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Martin Methodist College Maryville College Middle Tennessee State University Milligan College Rhodes College Sewanee-The University of the South Southern Adventist University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan College The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville The University of Tennessee-Martin Trevecca Nazarene University Tusculum College Union University University of Memphis Vanderbilt University Welch College Tennessee’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Chattanooga State Community College Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Dyersburg State Community College Jackson State Community College Motlow State Community College Nashville State Community College Northeast State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Remington College-Nashville Campus Roane State Community College Southwest Tennessee Community College Volunteer State Community College Walters State Community College William Moore College of Technology ### About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

News Article | April 26, 2017

Lisa Feldman, director of culinary services for Sodexo, the campus dining partner for both universities, hand-crafted a tasting menu to test the popularity of the little-known superfood that packs a big nutrient punch. "We're constantly developing dishes that walk the line between on-trend flavors and nostalgia," explained Feldman. "Plant-forward and blended protein approaches are huge market trends, so we wanted to take a non-familiar product like jackfruit and marry it with a nostalgic product like pulled pork barbecue to honor the best of both worlds. What better way to figure it all out than staging a limited-time pop-up in the heart of the south?" The pop-up dining events were held during lunch at Belmont University and during dinner at Lipscomb University. At the free events, which were open to all members of the campus community, guests were invited to sample char siu pork and jackfruit barbeque sandwiches with Thai red curry coconut sauce. The sandwiches were accompanied by sweet potato fries with blackberry sriracha ketchup. The "You Don't Know Jack" events represented a collaborative effort between Sodexo and a variety of suppliers. Sodexo chefs Andreas Ortner at Belmont University and Darry Huntsman at Lipscomb University led the on-site culinary teams. One major goal of the events was to engage students with a fun experience that showcased culinary innovation and leveraged recent dining trends. Pop-up dining continues to gain popularity for its unique, quirky nature, and it was the perfect way to get students excited to try something new. As a global leader in providing onsite foodservice and facilities management, Sodexo continuously strives to find new ways to introduce innovative concepts and connect with consumers by leveraging the latest trends in dining and technology. At both events, guests were encouraged to provide immediate, real-time feedback via myDtxt, the company's text-based communication platform. Students' feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with three out of four respondents raving about the flavor and nutritional benefits of the dish. "I really enjoyed my jackfruit barbeque sandwich," reported one student. "I'd never had the fruit itself before, so that was really tasty to experience for the first time." "I think jackfruit is a great low-cost way to add fruit and flavor to dishes," remarked another student. "The sandwich is delicious, too!" Due to the success of the two sampling events, Sodexo is working to introduce the recipe at other partner campuses in the near future. Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations. Learn more about Sodexo at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hashed Health, a healthcare innovation company leveraging blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for transformation in the healthcare industry, announced Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy as the first academic organization to join its consortium. Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy is partnering to educate, innovate and build healthcare technology solutions on blockchain and distributed ledger platforms. This partnership with Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy is the university’s initial entrance into the blockchain space with curriculum, classes and internships on blockchain technology along with professors conducting research. Nashville is the center for healthcare and boasts more than 4,000 healthcare businesses. A recent report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, found ”. . . the Nashville area possesses important expertise relevant to HIT, including in clinical care, disease management, behavioral health and wellness, diagnostic testing, data management, and the management of physician transactions.” One of these new areas is blockchain. “We see tremendous opportunity to update and streamline pharmacy operations through the blockchain,” said Roger Davis, Dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences at Lipscomb University. “This partnership is a stepping stone into leveraging the blockchain and distributed ledger technology to be at the forefront of healthcare improvements.” Joining Hashed Health supports the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy’s larger vision around managing healthcare big data. Earlier this year, Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy became the first college of pharmacy in the nation to provide student pharmacists a competitive edge for the future by providing full access to IBM WatsonTM Analytics for smart data discovery. “Our goal for Hashed Health is to redefine how people including students view healthcare technology,” said John Bass, CEO of Hashed Health. “With the combination of Hashed Health’s expertise on the intersection of healthcare and blockchain technology, and the research capability of Lipscomb University’ College of Pharmacy, we are driving the next revolution in healthcare.” Founded in 2007, the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and offers a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Its graduates place in the top 10 percent of all colleges of pharmacy with their most recent NAPLEX scores at an average of 96.10 percent pass rate. Its students have also achieved an overall 97 percent pass rate on the MPJE exam. In addition, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate. Last month, the college’s graduate program in health care informatics was ranked No. 11 in the nation by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs. For more information, visit Hashed Health is a healthcare innovation firm focused on accelerating the meaningful development of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. To empower its partner clients, Hashed Health provides value-added services such as product management, product development, regulatory guidance, and technology support services for blockchain solutions and blockchain networks. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Hashed Health’s healthcare experts focus on making sure the business problem drives the appropriate technical solution. We help members launch new industry level solutions more effectively and at lower cost. We also provide exposure to existing networks who are actively exploring, piloting, or using blockchain solutions. More information can be found at or by emailing

Mercer S.L.,Lipscomb University | Coop A.,University of Maryland, Baltimore
Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2011

Chronic clinical pain remains poorly treated. Despite attempts to develop novel analgesic agents, opioids remain the standard analgesics of choice in the clinical management of chronic and severe pain. However, mu opioid analgesics have undesired side effects including, but not limited to, respiratory depression, physical dependence and tolerance. A growing body of evidence suggests that P-glycoprotein (P-gp), an efflux transporter, may contribute a systems-level approach to the development of opioid tolerance. Herein, we describe current in vitro and in vivo methodology available to analyze interactions between opioids and P-gp and critically analyze P-gp data associated with six commonly used mu opioids to include morphine, methadone, loperamide, meperidine, oxycodone, and fentanyl. Recent studies focused on the development of opioids lacking P-gp substrate activity are explored, concentrating on structure-activity relationships to develop an optimal opioid analgesic lacking this systems-level contribution to tolerance development. Continued work in this area will potentially allow for delineation of the mechanism responsible for opioid-related P-gp up-regulation and provide further support for evidence based medicine supporting clinical opioid rotation. © 2011 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

News Article | November 22, 2016

WPC Healthcare, a leading provider of data science solutions, together with Dr. Todd Gary of Middle Tennessee State University, has had their work to identify new approaches to the early identification and treatment of sepsis published in the International Clinical Pathology Journal, a peer-reviewed, open access journal. The paper highlights the fact that sepsis is not well understood, and there’s no standard approach to diagnosis and treatment. The authors look at the evolving definition of sepsis over its long medical history, the controversy over the current definition of sepsis, and the development of a sepsis screening tool. This year, the Journal of the American Medical Association, published a new definition for sepsis, sepsis-3, proposed by an international committee of experts. The WPC Healthcare paper is designed to assist the medical community in understanding the origins of the new sepsis-3 definition and proposes ways data science can help in the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. “Sepsis claims the lives of five million people worldwide every year,” says Mingle. “We’re looking for a way to better understand and predict, with a high degree of accuracy, who has or is likely to develop sepsis,” says Mingle. WPC initiated a Visiting Scholars Program earlier this year to foster exchange and innovation in data science through collaboration with Tennessee universities. Dr. Todd Gary, of Middle Tennessee State was the first recipient and is collaborating with WPC’s Chief Data Scientist, Damian Mingle. Data science approaches, such as machine learning, predictive analytics and data mining, are beginning to be applied to the large database of information available to researchers. The WPC approach to sepsis leverages non-clinical data and demographic information to create a sepsis screening tool that shows promise for the rapid identification and treatment of sepsis. “As a data science company, we know how to transform data into actionable insights that create, improve, and enhance processes,” says Ray Guzman, chief executive officer for WPC Healthcare. “Using data science to help clinicians identify who has sepsis, is likely to develop sepsis in the hospital or who might readmit with sepsis can significantly reduce costs and more importantly help save lives.” Along with Mingle and Gary, Dr. Ashwini Yenamandra, a graduate student in data science at Lipscomb University, and a scientist at Vanderbilt University, authored the paper. They submitted their extensive review of sepsis’ evolving definition to ICP in September; the journal published the entry on October 19. The swift publication, and the open access format of ICP is part of a larger trend shaping medical and scientific research. Open access journals allow researchers to post results at a swifter pace while still being peer-reviewed. WPC supports building the “information IQ” of every client to ensure healthcare is ready for whatever comes down the road – next month or next year. WPC Healthcare is the right partner to optimize business and technology processes fueled by accurate, organized data. WPC is an expert in healthcare data, including reimbursement, compliance, integration and predictive analytics. With the right mix of technologists, subject matter experts and data scientists, WPC offers payers, providers and health systems the decision support and business intelligence to transform data into understanding.

News Article | October 30, 2016

VeriFacts Automotive LLC is committed to excellence in collision repair and has made a name for itself in the collision repair industry. As a leading coaching, verification, Certification, and technology company, VeriFacts is helping to set the pace as the collision repair industry evolves. VeriFacts continues its commitment to excellence, and is pleased to announce new additions to our Executive Team due to our recent and planned growth. Chris Dismukes has joined VeriFacts following a 10-year career within the Property & Casualty industry. Dismukes serves as the Director of Sales for VeriFacts Automotive as he oversees all aspects of Marketing and Sales. He is a graduate from The University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in Public Relations and from David Lipscomb University in Nashville with a Master of Business Administration degree. Andy MacDonald joins VeriFacts with more than 20 years in the automotive collision repair industry. MacDonald serves as the Technical Director for VeriFacts Automotive, ensuring our technical operations exceed the highest quality standards. This includes managing our tech support team as well as enhancing our working relationships with existing OEM customers. He developed and ran the global repair programs for Aston Martin and Tesla. MacDonald graduated from Strathclyde University in Scotland with a Masters in Engineering and Business Management specializing in Aluminum, Adhesives and Advanced Composites. Well wishes to Mark Olson, one of the original founders of VeriFacts in 2002, as he departs the company for new endeavors. For more information about VeriFacts Automotive or any of its services, please contact Gregory Gray, VP of Sales and Operations, at (615) 828-4828 or gregory(dot)gray(at)verifactsauto(dot)com.

Richard Thompson J.,Lipscomb University
World Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2014

Until recently the traditional treatment for hepatitis C infection included pegylated interferon and ribavirin combination therapy. The sustained virological response (SVR) seen with this combination is poor and requires lengthy treatment to achieve. Additionally, significant side effects and numerous contraindications prevented many patients from being successfully treated with this therapy. In 2011, two new protease inhibitors, telaprevir and boceprevir, were approved for use with pegylated interferon and ribavirin in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These agents have significantly improved SVR rates; however significant problems with toxicity remain including severe skin rash and neutropenia. There are a wide range of compounds in late stage development for the future treatment of hepatitis C that exploit many different mechanisms of viral inhibition. Some of these compounds include additional protease inhibitors, like telaprevir and boceprevir, as well as inhibitors of other nonstructural proteins in the viral genome such as NS5A and NS5B, and compounds that target host proteins within the virus. Some of these agents are being developed for oral administration once daily and various combinations are being assessed for use without the need for pegylated interferon and ribavirin. This paper reviews agents in late phase development that may be commercially available within 1-2 years. © 2014 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.

An introductory, nonscience-majors chemistry course was converted to a Web-based course. The differences in student populations, teaching strategies, laboratory methods, and learning outcomes are described. Practical information is also given on the use of software and other online technology to implement course conversion. © 2013 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

Smith J.D.,Lipscomb University
Chemistry Education Research and Practice | Year: 2013

The idea of "flipping the classroom" to make class time more engaging and student-centred has gained ground in recent years. The lecture portion of General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II courses were pushed outside the classroom using pre-recording technology and streaming delivery of content, in order to make in-class time more interactive. This paper reports the results of surveys of student attitudes toward aspects of flipping the classroom, such as having lecture delivered outside the classroom, leaving more in-class time for questions and problem solving. Based on the survey results, the flipped classroom model will continue to be used for the foreseeable future. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 611.52K | Year: 2015

This project at Lipscomb University involves implementing a scholarship program to serve 30 undergraduate students. This project is motivated by the Tennessee Promise initiative which will provide free tuition at all state community colleges beginning in 2015. This initiative is projected to initially decrease rolls at the 4-year colleges in the state, therefore the project team will recruit community college pre-engineering program graduates directly into one of their three engineering major programs in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Lipscomb plans to graduate at least 20 of the scholars, thereby increasing the number of engineering graduates at Lipscomb and in the state of Tennessee and contributing to the pool of engineers needed nationwide. Lipscomb has proven very successful in preparation of engineering graduates as they reported 90% first-time passing rates for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and almost 100% placement of graduates into the workforce or graduate school.

Five cohorts of six students each will be selected from a pool of students at area community colleges chosen due to historic trends of students/graduates transferring to Lipscomb. The cohorts will benefit from a residential living and learning community and several activities intended to support their learning environment. Traditional student support and career development services will be available to all students including project scholars. Student support services include tutoring, academic workshops, study groups, and academic advising, etc. while career development services such as professional societies, service trips, design competitions employer networking, and mock interviews, etc. will also be available. A broader impact of this program is the potential to provide information to similar schools as it is anticipated more states will adopt plans similar to the Tennessee Promise. Program evaluation will focus on two research questions: 1) what are the effects of the program supports on student, faculty, and staff perceptions of known barriers to success for community college students and community college transfers interested in an engineering career and 2) what are the effects of the program on community college student interest, application, admission, enrollment, retention, and graduation from Lipscombs engineering program? In addition, the project will explore the impact of the program on transfer support services and engineering career pathways at the participating community colleges and Lipscomb, as well as the impact of the program on community college tracking of pre-engineering student outcomes.

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