Overview


As a non-profit teaching and training bioskills lab, the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) supports essential medical training for the greater good.

Our central U.S. location and off-site availability allow us to facilitate state-of-the-art, hands-on educational courses for physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals from across the country and around the world. Our unique ability to coordinate all aspects of training is made possible in part by our exclusive partnership with the Genesis Legacy Whole Body Donation Foundation.

 
Our Team


Founded in 1994 by Memphis neurosurgeon Dr. Kevin T. Foley, the MERI was created to promote health and welfare by supporting quality medical education and hands-on training, and to promote and foster research in all areas of medicine for healthcare professionals.

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Kevin T. Foley, MD

Medical Director/Chairman
medical.director@meri.org
(901) 725-8887

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Diana Kelly

Manager Institutional Development
dkelly@meri.org
(901) 725-8884

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Daniel Lawrence

Education Research/Planning Manager
dlawrence@meri.org
(901) 725-8877

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Robin Bozarth

Compliance & Quality Assurance Manager
rbozarth@meri.org
(901) 725-8861

 
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Jason Owens

Executive Director
jowens@meri.org
(901) 725-8860

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Tony Bernil

Operations Manager
tbernil@meri.org
(901) 482-0270
 

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tiffany reed

Program Coordinator
treed@meri.org
(901) 725-8876

 

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Nancy Roberts

HR Coordinator
nroberts@meri.org
(901) 725-8853

 
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Devonya Longino

Director of Finance
dlongino@meri.org
(901) 725-8855

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Brenda Daugherty

Genesis/Simulation Training Manager
bdaugherty@meri.org
(901) 725-8880

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Ruth Mangrum

Laboratory Manager
rmangrum@meri.org
(901) 725-8864

 

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Clarice Tucker

Executive Research Assistant
ctucker@meri.org
(901) 725-8887

 
Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors is made up of leaders from our charitable member organizations Baptist Memorial Health Care, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute. 


BAPTIST MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE CORPORATION

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Scott Fountain 

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care

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William A. Tuttle 

Vice President Planning
Baptist Memorial Health Care

 
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Bill Griffin 

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care

 
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Dr. Paul DePriest 

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care

 

METHODIST LE BONHEUR HEALTHCARE CORPORATION

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Matthew T. Ballo, MD

West Cancer Clinic,
Professor & Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Tennessee

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David M. Stern, MD

Executive Dean
UT College of Medicine, Vice-Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, UTHSC, Executive VP of Medical Affairs, Methodist Healthcare

 
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Chris McLean

Executive Vice-President & CFO
Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

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Nikki polis, phd, rn

Chief Nurse Executive
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

 


SEMMES-MURPHEY NEUROLOGIC AND SPINE INSTITUTE

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Kevin T. Foley, MD, F.A.C.S. 

MERI Medical Director/Chairman, Professor Dept. of Neurosurgery, UTHSC, Chairman, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute

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Frederick A. Boop, MD

Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, UTHSC, MERI Secretary, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute

 
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Adam S. Arthur, MD 

Associate Professor
Dept. of Neurosurgery, UTHSC, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute

 
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Jon H. Robertson, MD

Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, UTHSC, MERI Vice Chairman, Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute

 
Locations


What sets MERI apart is our ability to manage every aspect of a training scenario from beginning to end.

In conjunction with our Memphis facility, the Mobile MERI Team provides courses and support throughout the continental United States and Canada. Additionally, our unique Mobile Bioskills Lab (MBL) provides a fully functional bioskills lab inside a 560 sq. ft. vehicle that can travel to nearly any location.

 
Careers


Want to be on the cutting-edge of medicine, where the newest techniques and technologies are being developed and put into practice every day? Then come join us at the Medical Education & Research Institute.


OPEN POSITIONS AT MERI

The Medical Education and Research Institute is accepting applications for the following positions:

Receptionist

Mobile Transportation Lead

 

Apply

  1. Download the Application Form.
  2. Complete and submit to HR@meri.org with the job title in the email subject line.
  3. Submit at our office: 44 S. Cleveland, Memphis, TN
     

For more information, contact HR@meri.org MERI is an Equal Opportunity Employer