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VOL. 118 | NO. 148 | Wednesday, August 18, 2004

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VA Medical Center Physician Recognized

Memphis Attorneys 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.


Buckman 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 pattern recognition.


The Mid-South 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 Casino-Tunica.


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.


PROPERTY SALES 89 339 12,708
MORTGAGES 42 227 7,982
BUILDING PERMITS 171 518 29,639
BANKRUPTCIES 32 129 6,029