VOL. 118 | NO. 148 | Wednesday, August 18, 2004
VA Medical Center Physician Recognized
Complete Leadership Program
The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following
Memphis attorneys have completed the TBA Leadership Law program: Karen
Campbell, Gary K. Smith & Associates PLLC; Bruce McMullen,
Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC; Melanie Murry, University of Memphis Office of Legal Counsel; Caren Nichol, Stokes, Bartholomew, Evans
& Petree PA; Amy Pepke,
Armstrong Allen PLLC; and Leah Speed, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell
& Berkowitz PC.
Dr. James B.
Dale recently was recognized by the Journal of the American Medical
Association for his role in the development of a Group A streptococcal vaccine.
Dale co-authored a paper that appeared in the journal describing phase one
clinical trials of the Group A streptococcal vaccine
that was invented at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of
Tennessee in Memphis. Dale is associate chief of staff for education at the VA
Medical Center and chief of infectious diseases at the University of Tennessee.
State Sen. Mark Norris, R-Collierville, was named one
of Tennessees best lawmakers for business by Business Tennessee magazine.
Norris, a senior member of law firm Armstrong Allen PLLC, serves on the Senate
Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.
Dr. Warren O.
Haggard joined the University of Memphis Herff College of
Engineering as professor and Herff Chair of Excellence in biomedical
engineering. Haggard previously served as vice president of advanced technology
with Wright Medical Technology Inc.
Laboratories International announced that Waverly McFarland recently
earned the status of International Association of Facilitators-Certified
Professional Facilitator. McFarland is marketing manager for Buckmans Formulator Chemicals group. He earned the
designation after successfully completing an evaluation given by the IAF.
The Tennessee Health Care Education Foundation awarded
scholarships to the following individuals: Marcia A. Bryant, Shontel Y. Murphy and Jessie Balfour.
Khan M. Iftekharuddin was named a fellow of the International
Society of Optical Engineering. Iftekharuddin is an
associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of
Memphis Herff College of Engineering. He was recognized for achievements in the
areas of optoelectronic computing, optical processing and digital and optical
Association of Health Underwriters announced the election of the following new
officers: Tracy Bradford, president; Donna Hines,
president-elect; Nancy Donohue, secretary; Josh Paxton,
treasurer; Mitch Roy, education; Kris Bizjack,
media relations; Dottie Lankford and Jeff Goldsmith, membership; Bill
Ervin, legislative; Tiffany Gray, communications; Dennis Marin, community
service; James Dettman, programs; Susan
Garcia, fund-raising; Brent Fowler, golf tournament; Jennifer
Jordan, special events; and Joel Harvey, Web site.
Brenda Tillison was named to the Memphis and Mid-South
affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation board of directors. Tillison will serve a
three-year term as treasurer. She is director of finance for Ballys
Dr. John E. Delzell Jr. was awarded a grant from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services
Administration. The grant, titled Residency Training in Primary Care, will
provide Delzell funding for a three-year period to
enhance the Saint Francis Family Medicine Residency program, of which he serves
as director. He is also an associate professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.