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1. Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to Republicans, Obama said congressional obstinacy would only embolden him to take even more aggressive actions on his own.

2. UTHSC Researcher Gets Neonatal Project Grant -

Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi, assistant professor in the physiology department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.

3. UTHSC Researcher Gets Neonatal Project Grant -

Dr. Adebowale Adebiyi, assistant professor in the physiology department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health.

4. UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences Gets New Name -

Come fall, nearly 600 students will be enrolled in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions – and that will be a first because on July 1, that became the new name for what formerly was known as the College of Allied Health Sciences.

5. Oak Ridge Launching Imaging Institute -

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., has launched the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, which aims to accelerate the development of new materials that can be used to produce more efficient solar cells, batteries and other products.

6. Cosmic Caffeine: Astronauts Getting Espresso Maker -

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

Astronauts of all nationalities – but especially the Italians – have long grumbled about the tepid instant coffee served in pouches and drunk with straws 260 miles above Earth. The pouches and straws aren't going away, but at least the brew will pack some zero-gravity punch.

7. Oak Ridge Launching Imaging Institute -

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., has launched the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, which aims to accelerate the development of new materials that can be used to produce more efficient solar cells, batteries and other products.

8. I’ll Be Back -

MEMPHIS FROM THE BEACH. I’m on vacation, but I’ll be home soon, and here are some thoughts about that I first shared a couple of years ago.

Right now, I’m probably on the beach, keeping the sand out of my beer and helping my dogs stare at the ocean. It’s a big ocean – big enough to help you forget whatever you were so worried about a couple of days ago. Staring at it properly is a big job – big enough that making sure you don’t miss the next dolphin breaking the surface or the next crab making a break for it is more important than whatever you were doing last week. That’s pretty much the way the dogs look at it, too. We don’t miss a thing.

9. Prime Urgent Clinic Rebrands as MedPost -

Prime Urgent Medical Clinic, located in Cordova, has a new name: MedPost Urgent Care.

The center becomes part of a new and growing national network of urgent care centers launched by Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital. The MedPost network currently consists of 23 urgent care centers in eight states.

10. Alexander Addresses Device Tax Frustrations -

When U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander came to Bartlett in March to talk with leaders of several local biotech companies, he had a specific issue in mind – the medical device tax that is part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

11. Prime Urgent Clinic Rebrands as MedPost -

Prime Urgent Medical Clinic, located in Cordova, has a new name: MedPost Urgent Care.

The center becomes part of a new and growing national network of urgent care centers launched by Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital. The MedPost network currently consists of 23 urgent care centers in eight states.

12. Owens Named MERI Executive Director -

Jason K. Owens has been named executive director of the Medical Education & Research Institute. Owens previously served as education/research planning manager of the nonprofit medical teaching and training bioskills laboratory, and has led cross-functional initiatives specific to the MERI’s strategic education and research planning, mobile education development and operational management.

13. Norris Defends Rape Kit Backlog Approach -

State Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville says the Tennessee Legislature wants to know the size of the statewide problem of untested rape kits, an explanation of why it happened and a credible plan for eliminating it before coming up with funding to deal with the problem.

14. Sherman Breath of Fresh Air for Sportswriters -

I have waited for San Antonio point guard Tony Parker to take a shower, dress, whip a winter scarf around his neck and then say something so boring that my tape recorder yawned.

15. Harmonyx Diagnostics Earns Accreditation -

Memphis-based Harmonyx Diagnostics has earned accreditation from the College of American Pathologists after the organization’s inspectors made a recent inspection and site visit to the automated genetic-testing laboratory.

16. UTHSC Seeks Surgery Department Chair -

Timothy C. Fabian, professor and chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Surgery, will step down from his position as chair once his successor has been named.

Fabian has been chair of Surgery at UTHSC for more than 14 years. After he steps down as chair, he will continue to serve as a professor in the department.

17. UTHSC to Conduct Search for Surgery Department Chair -

Timothy C. Fabian, professor and chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Surgery, will step down from his position as chair once his successor has been named.

Fabian has been chair of Surgery at UTHSC for more than 14 years. After he steps down as chair, he will continue to serve as a professor in the department.

18. UTHSC Professor Awarded $1.58 Million Grant -

Professor Jonathan Wall of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a $1.58 million grant for amyloid disease research.

19. Harmonyx Diagnostics Earns Accreditation -

Memphis-based Harmonyx Diagnostics has earned accreditation from the College of American Pathologists after the organization’s inspectors made a recent inspection and site visit to the automated genetic-testing laboratory.

20. Midtown Medical Office Building Sells for $2.6 Million -

A partnership of two Utah-based companies has acquired a medical office building on Union Avenue near Overton Square.

Trivalis LLC and Novalis LLC, both based in Utah, acquired the medical office building built in 1967 at 2076 Union Ave., next door to the IHOP restaurant, for $2.6 million. The property, at the corner of Union Avenue and Florence Street, was appraised at $1.3 million in 2013, according to the Shelby County Assessor of Property’s office. The sellers, Missouri-based Roundabout Real Estate LLC and Visual Projects LLC, acquired the property in 2008 for $2 million.

21. Rape Kit Backlog Lawsuit Shifts Questions -

Since August, Memphis City Council members have been reviewing the numbers. Asking questions about them. Verifying them. Categorizing them.

It is the other numbers discussion at City Hall these days – the one about how many rape kits city agencies took on sexual assault victims that the Memphis Police Department never processed over a period of approximately 30 years.

22. Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Rape Kit Backlog -

A Memphis woman sexually assaulted in 2001 filed a “Jane Doe” lawsuit in Memphis Federal Court Friday, Dec. 20, against the city of Memphis over the city’s backlog of unprocessed rape kits going back to the 1980s.

23. Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Rape Kit Backlog -

A Memphis woman sexually assaulted in 2001 filed a “Jane Doe” lawsuit in Memphis Federal Court Friday, Dec. 20, against the city of Memphis over the city’s backlog of unprocessed rape kits going back to the 1980s.

24. Start Co. Joins Global Accelerator Network -

Start Co., the Memphis-based venture development group focused on grooming startup companies and their founders, is itself about to do some starting anew.

25. UTHSC Taps Davis to Lead Biomedical Informatics -

Dr. Robert L. Davis has been appointed as the founding director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Center in Biomedical Informatics and the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair in Biomedical Informatics.

26. Trumbull Labs Receives Pathology Accreditation -

Trumbull Laboratories LLC has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

27. Cancer Lab to Expand Operations in Franklin -

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – A cancer-testing laboratory is set to be built in Franklin – a $2.7 million investment by Nashville-based health care company DiaTech Oncology.

The Tennessean reported that the facility, which will be built over the next two years, will add 39 jobs to the company.

28. Trumbull Labs Receives Pathology Accreditation -

Trumbull Laboratories LLC has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

29. Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Reduce Workforce -

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to eliminate up to 475 jobs in an effort to cope with budget cuts and uncertainty about its financial picture in the future.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports ORNL Director Thom Mason announced a "voluntary separation program" to staff in a message on Thursday. He said financial incentives will be offered to those who willingly leave.

30. Intermodal Conference to Tackle Freight Issues -

The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute at the University of Memphis will host its seventh annual Intermodal Freight Conference at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus Tuesday, Sept. 24.

31. Endless Opportunities -

Although she didn’t think of it this way at the time, Desiree Evans proved as a little girl that she understood science had value on several levels, including monetary.

“I was 9 or 10,” Evans recalled, “and I asked my mom for a microscope for Christmas.”

32. Sci-Fi Moment Sparked Career Ambition for Bell -

For many children coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s, a viewing of the “Star Wars” trilogy led to afternoons of battling make-believe Stormtroopers with homemade light sabers in a backyard re-imagined as the Death Star.

33. Prescription for Success -

It’s been nearly a decade since the Memphis medical community and city leaders teamed up to create a master plan for what they called the Memphis Medical Center.

The district – which follows the main corridors of Union and Madison avenues and extends from Danny Thomas Boulevard to Cleveland Street and from Peabody Avenue to the Interstate 240 loop – already was home to more than 40 organizations that specialized in everything from clinical care to research. But the Memphis Medical Center organizers wanted to improve safety and promote overall economic development, including commercial, retail and residential real estate.

34. Bayer CropScience Files Permit Application for Greenhouse -

Bayer CropScience is moving ahead with construction of its $17 million greenhouse near Agricenter International, filing a $2 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.

35. Bigger Joins TriMetis as Business Development Specialist -

Lauren Bigger has joined preclinical services company TriMetis, a subsidiary of Memphis Bioworks Foundation, as a business development specialist. In her new role, Bigger will work with the operations and scientific teams to drive new projects for the TriMetis specialized laboratory and manage the sales and protocol review processes.

36. ‘Process’ Keeps Alabama, Saban on Top -

The best coach in college football admitted that he – and everyone else at Alabama – was proud of the team’s recent accomplishments. You know, two straight national titles and, if you want to deal in ancient history, three in the last four years.

37. Mapping the Way to a More Fair Wait for New Livers -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Where you live can affect your chances of getting a liver transplant, and your risk of dying while waiting. The nation's transplant network says it's time to make the system fairer – and it may take a cue from how politicians redraw voting maps.

38. Organic Education -

Bethel Grove Elementary School of Memphis marked the opening of its American Heart Association Teaching Garden recently with a Plant Day Celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony that included garden crafts, music and physical activity education.

39. Editorial: School Year Signals New Education Era -

For those hoping the opening of the school year would be the end of the turbulence in public education in Shelby County, we have bad news.

We also have bad news for those who fervently believed the opening of the school year would simply be the end of public education in Shelby County, at least until suburban school systems are formed one year from now.

40. Advisory Board to Examine Community Health Needs -

Dr. David Stern, executive dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, has launched a unique effort to address community health needs in Memphis.

“It’s my belief that a medical school has a very unique opportunity to interact with the community,” Stern said. “I consider our community to be a very important laboratory – it is an underserved, minority community that is in ill health. The biggest contribution we can make is to move the needle on overall community health and to develop new methods that we can apply to other communities like Memphis.”

41. Haslam Names Richard Montgomery Parole Board Chair -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed former state lawmaker Richard Montgomery to be the new chairman of the Board of Parole.

42. Grizz Claw Into Conference Finals -

His team had just overcome a 17-point first-half deficit and beaten Oklahoma City in overtime to win Game 4 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series. So someone asked Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins if he was impressed.

43. Then and Now -

Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.

“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”

44. Cestaro: Lab Will be First of its Kind -

TriMetis president Phil Cestaro took a year off after he resigned from Nashville-based SCRI Global Services at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in 2011, where he was president.

“I didn’t know how much time I was going to take off, I just knew I was going to enjoy life and my family,” he said. “It was the best decision I ever made.”

45. Agriculture Boom Fuels Agricenter Expansions -

Agriculture is a promising business, especially considering the rapidly growing worldwide demand for food and fiber products by a ballooning international population.

That’s the backdrop for construction that’s set to begin soon on a state-of-the-art greenhouse and research laboratory at Agricenter International.

46. Agribusiness Companies Give Peek at New Facilities -

Two agribusiness companies have cut the ribbon on their respective facilities at Agricenter International where they are making investments totaling almost $20 million.

Executives from Bayer CropScience and Helena Chemical were on hand at the Agricenter Monday, April 1, to give a sneak peek at the plans for both facilities, which include a new laboratory and greenhouse facilities. Officials on hand for the announcement included Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., and at least one economic development official on hand noted informally that the Agricenter is well on the way toward becoming a major agribusiness hub.

47. Agricenter Breaks Ground on Two New Projects -

Bayer CropScience and Helena Chemical Co. have committed to separate investments at Agricenter International totaling nearly $20 million.

48. UTHSC, UT Medical Group Form Dermatopathology Lab -

A recently launched joint venture between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and UT Medical Group will bring an academic touch to the diagnosis of skin diseases.

UT DermPath, a new dermatopathology lab that opened Jan. 1, will give dermatology residents hands-on experience while assisting private clinicians.

49. Health Care Decisions -

In the past four years, the health care premiums Courtney Liebenrood Ellett has paid for her 12 employees have risen about 70 percent.

Liebenrood Ellett, the founder and principal at Obsidian Public Relations in Memphis, has paid 100 percent of her employees’ premiums since 2009.

50. Bioworks Foundation to Launch TriMetis -

In May, The Memphis Bioworks Foundation will launch TriMetis, a for-profit research company that will be the first of its kind in the region.

Phil Cestaro, TriMetis president, says the company will operate the Memphis Specialized Laboratory, a facility designed to help medical device, pharmaceutical, industrial, biotech and academic institutions conduct research that will meet the quality levels and oversight required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

51. Agricenter Breaks Ground on Two New Projects -

Bayer CropScience and Helena Chemical Co. have committed to separate investments at Agricenter International totaling nearly $20 million.

52. Companies Investing $20 Million at Agricenter -

Bayer CropScience and Helena Chemical Co. have committed to separate investments at Agricenter International totaling nearly $20 million.

53. Phipps Named Vice President, COO at American Esoteric Laboratories -

Dr. Amber R. Phipps has joined American Esoteric Laboratories, the Mid-South division of Sonic Healthcare USA, as vice president and chief operations officer. In her new role, Phipps will oversee all operations for AEL, which includes nine laboratories and more than 800 employees in six states. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, Phipps most recently served as a medical operations officer stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

54. Administration Advances Brown for TVA Board -

The Obama administration has angered Tennessee’s U.S. senators by again nominating energy-efficiency expert Marilyn Brown for a full term on the Tennessee Valley Authority board.

55. Gun Ban Would Protect More Than 2,200 Firearms -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress' latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

56. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College -

Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.

57. Baptist to Highlight RN to BSN Program -

The Baptist College of Health Sciences is gearing up for a series of open houses over the next several months, with the first set for this Saturday and open to all prospective students. The following three open houses on Feb. 7, April 4 and June 6 will be designed specifically for people interested in the college’s RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, which is tailored for working adults. Students can complete their baccalaureate degree in 12 months.

58. Signs of the Times -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. called the Electrolux Memphis manufacturing plant a “monster plant” this week after a tour of the $266 million manufacturing center in Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park.

59. $1.8 Million Grant to Further Root Canal Breakthrough -

Dr. George Huang of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is attempting to develop a revolutionary new root canal treatment that would actually regrow infected and lost pulp tissue in the roots of diseased teeth.

60. Countdown to Reform -

The Obama administration recently took the next step in implementing the new health care reform by laying out more specific guidelines regarding the health insurance market reforms. The Department of Health and Human Services published the new regulations on Nov. 20.

61. Cutting-Edge Road Show -

Medtronic Inc. recently unveiled its new Catalyst mobile educational center, part of a small fleet of high-tech vehicles that the company uses to take hands-on training and education directly to spinal surgeons and other health care professionals across the country.

62. Le Bonheur Plans Obesity Research Center -

Dr. Jon McCullers unveiled plans for a Center for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at the recent Healthy Memphis Common Table Let’s Change Summit.

The new research center will be one of the largest of its kind in the country.

63. Things That Matter -

This morning I read in the news that John Gagliardi, the somewhat maverick coach of the St. John’s “Johnnies” Division III football team, is retiring after 64 years of coaching. In addition to holding the record for coaching longevity, there is one more little thing about Gagliardi that is worth noting. Let’s talk a little about football history.

64. Smalley Leads American Esoteric Laboratories During Growth Initiative -

American Esoteric Laboratories, the largest independent provider of esoteric and clinical laboratory services in the region, is poised for strategic growth as Dr. David L. Smalley takes the helm as the new president at its Memphis headquarters.

65. School Board To Meet On Merger Recommendations Next Month -

Countywide school board members will begin what several described as the “dirty work” of the schools merger to come at a special meeting Nov. 15.

At that meeting, the board will vote on many if not all of the recommendations from the consolidation planning commission that ended its work in July.

66. Evans Joins American Esoteric as Vice President -

Dr. Jess Evans has joined American Esoteric Laboratories as vice president of technical operations. In his new role, Evans is responsible for instrumentation, personnel, operational performance and quality assurance for the Memphis laboratory.

67. Grant Supports Optometry College’s Campaign -

Southern College of Optometry has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Plough Foundation to support a construction project that will provide the college’s 500 students with new classroom facilities and state-of-the-art instructional space at its Midtown campus.

68. School Serves Our ‘Public’ Very Well -

Kayla Larson, the head of the Public Health Student Association at the University of Memphis School of Public Health, got right to the heart of the discussion.

“If you’re going to be in public health, you need to be in the areas that need you most,” she said in this week’s cover story. “This area is where public health professionals need to be.”

69. Healing in a Hurry -

Urgent health care clinics are becoming increasingly attractive options for patients discouraged by long wait times and difficulty securing appointments with their overwhelmed primary care physicians.

70. Benevere Fills Pharmacy Niche By Compounding Medicines -

After his father was diagnosed with diabetes, Brett Wright – wanting to better understand treatment for the disease and a way to help patients like his father – decided to enroll at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy in Memphis.

71. New Coupons Aim to Keep People Off Generic Drugs -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers are betting Americans will stick with the name they know.

72. Expanding Care -

The Church Health Center, which serves uninsured working people and their families, continues to expand its outreach, recently unveiling a new, state-of-the-art dental clinic at 266 S. Cleveland St. at Linden Avenue.

73. Report: Generic Drugs Saved $193 Billion in 2011 -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Growing use of generic medicines has reduced U.S. health care spending by more than $1 trillion over the past decade, according to an industry-funded study released Thursday.

74. FDA Probes Safety Issues With Metal Hip Implants -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Metal hip replacements implanted in a half-million Americans may be failing earlier than expected, but it could be years before U.S. health regulators have a clear picture of the scope of the problem.

75. City Files $12 Million Permit App To Build Overton Square Garage -

2100 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Permit Cost: $12 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012

76. PHC Files $11M Loan to Build in Fieldstone -

PHC Real Estate LLC has filed an $11.5 million construction loan for 18.6 acres at the southwest corner of Tournament Drive and Hacks Cross Road in Fieldstone Planned Development.

77. Matters of the Heart -

To reflect its comprehensive line of services, the former Cardiac Care Center at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has been renamed The Heart & Vascular Center.

“We changed the name to encompass the full range of cardiac and vascular care that’s available here at Saint Francis,” said Michelle Britton, director of the Heart & Vascular Center. “We really wanted the name to fully reflect what we can offer here at Saint Francis for our patients.”

78. UTHSC Prof. Earns $1.5M Research Grant -

Dr. Gabor Tigyi of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, for research to develop a new class of drugs that could control the spread of cancers by inhibiting a key enzyme involved in metastasis.

79. FDA Reviews First Rapid, Take-Home Test for HIV -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.

80. CBU Hosts Open House For Physician Assistant Studies -

Christian Brothers University (CBU) at 650 East Parkway S. will hold an open house for its masters program in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center at Buckman Hall.

81. UTHSC Receives $1.5M National Eye Institute Grant -

Dr. Mitchell Watsky, professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling nearly $1.5 million from the National Eye Institute, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency

82. Steiner, GTx Inc. Prepare For Next Step of Journey -

Dr. Mitchell Steiner recently returned from a trip to Eastern Europe, where he visited hospitals participating in international clinical trials for the drug enobosarm, which is being developed by his Memphis-based public biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc.

83. Meeting Needs -

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is seeing record numbers of patients after unveiling its $34 million, 83,000-square-foot expansion earlier this month.

The hospital at 2986 Kate Bond Road, which opened in 2004 as a 100-bed facility, features a wide range of medical services, including emergency and intensive care, cardiology, oncology, vascular services, orthopedic and spine services, and a family birthing center.

84. Optometry College Preps for $9.4M Expansion -

Southern College of Optometry – an independent, nonprofit college founded in 1932 – soon will break ground on a $9.4 million expansion that will provide its students with new classroom facilities and state-of-the-art instructional space.

85. Cushing’s Day Gig for ‘Betterment of Humanity’ -

In February, senior research assistant Richard Cushing began working with the Pathology Department of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Tissue Services Core and Repository.

The repository is a warehouse of more than 3 million pieces of human tissue from hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers, as well as biopsies of various types of tumors. The samples are available to doctors, researchers and students to conduct studies on and compare to those of a patient’s.

86. Oxford Labs Opens New Facility -

Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories Monday, Feb. 27, unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, 35,000-square-foot facility at 5846 Distribution Drive, which is expected to bring as many as 40 new high-paying, highly skilled jobs to Memphis within the next year, and as many as 65 new jobs total in the future.

87. Oxford Diagnostic Labs Brings Jobs to Memphis -

Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories Monday unveiled its new state-of-the-art 35,000-square-foot facility at 5846 Distribution Drive, which is expected to bring a total of roughly 40 new jobs to Memphis within the next year, and as many as 65 new jobs total in the future.

88. ‘If Only’ Answer Is Balance -

A lot of you probably have to manage your fair share of “if only” employees. People who love to constantly and vocally proclaim, “I could do a better job if only I had this, or if only I had that. If only I had more people, or more time, or more money, or more whatever – I could make big things happen around here.”

89. McCullers Begins Role at UTHSC, Le Bonheur -

Dr. Jon McCullers has been appointed the sixth chair of the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and pediatrician-in-chief for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He will begin his role March 1, succeeding Dr. Russell Chesney, who served as chairman since 1988.

90. Logan New Director Of AHA Heart Ball -

Sarah Logan has joined the American Heart Association as director of the Heart Ball.

Hometown: Hernando, Miss.

91. Memphis Company Inks Major Miami Lease -

Memphis-based commercial real estate firm SMPO Properties Inc. has executed a lease with The Miami Herald Media Co. for the former U.S. Southern Command Headquarters building in Doral, Fla.

92. STCC Files Permit for Nursing Building -

Southwest Tennessee Community College this week moved closer to beginning its planned Nursing and Biotechnology Building at 693 Union Ave., according to a $14.6 million building permit application filed Monday with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.

93. $14.6M Permit Application Filed for STCC Nursing Bldg. -

Work is moving forward on Southwest Tennessee Community College’s long-planned Nursing, Natural Sciences, Biotechnology Building at its Union Avenue campus Downtown.

A $14.6 building permit application has been filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the three-story building, which also will include two mechanical penthouses. W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. is the project’s general contractor.

94. City Files $12M Permit Application For Mitsubishi Plant Infrastructure -

2865 Riverport Road
Memphis, TN 38109

Permit Cost: $12.1 million

Permit Date: Applied January 2012

95. Memphis Co. Buys Hacks Cross Acreage -

Memphis-based PHC Real Estate LLC has bought 18.6 acres near the southwest corner of Hacks Cross Road and Tournament Drive from CRM Central Properties Inc. for $1.2 million.

96. The MED's Clinical Lab Awarded Accreditation -

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis Clinical Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

97. Philanthropic Photography -

Whereas many people are accustomed to ignoring the homeless, photographer Bill Piacesi devotes himself to taking a closer look.

Black-and-white portraits capturing the weary, forgotten faces of Memphis’ most disenfranchised individuals adorn his workspace inside The Commons, a multi-tenant nonprofit center at 258 N. Merton St. in the city’s Binghampton neighborhood.

98. Permit Filed for $8M in Additions at SCO -

Plans are under way for additional classroom space at Southern College of Optometry.

Linkous Construction Co. Inc. has filed a $7.8 million building permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to add 6,800 square feet of first-floor space and 23,000 square feet of second-floor space, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

99. Permit Application Filed for $8M in Improvements at SCO -

Plans are under way for additional classroom space at Southern College of Optometry.

Linkous Construction Co. Inc. has filed a $7.8 million building permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to add 6,800 square feet of first-floor space and 23,000 square feet of second-floor space, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

100. Trumbull Labs Receives Pathology Accreditation -

The main laboratory of Trumbull Laboratories LLC in Germantown has been accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.