Insurer Delta Dental has written a check for $770,000 to Meharry Medical College that will go toward the building of a simulation center for students. The grant comes two years after another Delta Dental gift to Meharry and will enable the new center to open in January. The company also has helped fund a simulation lab at UT's College of Dentistry.
“It is of vital importance that dental students are being trained in environments that best prepare them for working with real life patients,” said Phil Wenk, D.D.S., president and CEO of Delta Dental. “We are proud to be able to help install this simulation center at Meharry so their students have access to such cutting edge technologies and the school has a more competitive edge when recruiting students and faculty.”
Vital Source, a unit of Ingram Content Group, has signed a contract to power the back end of the new digital options launched by Silicon Valley-based textbook rental company Chegg. Ingram Content boss Skip Prichard says the deal builds on the company's acquisition two months ago of VPG Integrated Media.
SEE ALSO: HuffPo's take on the news from Chegg's point of view
VitalSource Technologies, a unit of Nashville-based Ingram Content Group, has secured the contract to manage the e-textbook operations for a consortium of Brazilian scientific, medical and technical publishers. The venture will launch with a catalog of 4,000 titles.
HealthStream shares have ridden the escalator up since late last summer, more than doubling and topping $12. (Wonder if this story had anything to do with that.) But they've gotten ahead of themselves, said Noble Financial analyst Vince Colicchio Tuesday morning in downgrading the company to 'hold' from 'buy.' HealthStream's premium to its peers, he said, won't get any bigger. The results were instant: HealthStream (Ticker: HSTM) closed the day down 8 percent.
FBR Capital Markets' Patrick Scholes met with Gaylord executives Friday, but his note on the subject was overshadowed by the company's Colorado news Tuesday. Nonetheless, it's worth reading his thoughts on the Gaylord National resort outside Washington, D.C. There, the company (Ticker: GET) is expanding its waterfront offerings and should do well even if the Beltway types are tighening their belts a bit, he said.