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VOL. 121 | NO. 161 | Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Christensen Named to Top Posts At Leading Medical Facilities

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Elbert Mosby
Dr. David Rogers
John Lockett
John R. McCann
Michael L. Christensen

Michael L. Christensen has been appointed the Stevens Professor in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. Christensen also has assumed the directorship of the Pharmaceutical Department of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, as well as the directorship of the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at the Children's Foundation Research Center. He is a pediatric clinical pharmacist with expertise in clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pediatric therapeutics and pediatric clinical trials. The new Stevens professorship was established and funded by Mr. and Mrs. David Stevens.

John R. McCann has joined Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC as an associate. McCann focuses his practice in the areas of product liability defense, personal injury defense and related matters. Prior to joining Burch Porter, he was an associate with the firm of McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess and also is a certified public accountant. He received his bachelor's degree, master's degree in accounting and law degree from the University of Mississippi.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC's annual report, "momentum," recently was presented the 2006 Best Law Firm Publication Award given by The Association of Legal Administrators and The Burton Foundation at the annual Burton Awards program in Washington. The awards program was established "to reward effective legal writing that uses plain, clear and concise language and avoids archaic, stilted legalese." "momentum" is formatted like a magazine and recounts business success stories of Bass Berry clients.

John Lockett has joined 1st Trust Bank as vice president for commercial banking. Lockett most recently spent five years as a business banking relationship manager for National Bank of Commerce and SunTrust Bank in the retail and business banking divisions.

The University of Memphis' Environmental Health and Safety newsletter was awarded the 2006 Newsletter Award of Excellence from The Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), a division of the National Safety Council. Criteria included content, variety of subject matter and design, among others.

Dr. David Rogers has been named to the First Tennessee Chair of Excellence in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy. Rogers is associate professor and vice chair for research for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UTHSC. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy and the departments of Molecular Sciences and Pediatrics in the College of Medicine.

Linda Pettigrew Haywood has joined Mid-Delta Home Health and Hospice and Americare Home Health Inc. as vice president of sales and marketing. Haywood is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of combined experience in home health and public health. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1996 from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and a master's degree in public health in 2002 from Tulane University of New Orleans.

Elbert Mosby, executive vice president of Signature Marketing Solutions, has been elected industry co-chair of the Memphis Area Postal Customer Council. Mosby was first elected to the board in 2001 and previously served as vice co-chair.

New members named to the Exchange Club Family Center board of directors are Jim Brown, president of the Frayser Exchange Club; Marie Easterwood, president of the Trezevant Manor Exchange Club; Debbie Hooser, president of the Memphis Exchange Club; Chuck Hurt Jr., president of the Millington Exchange Club; Ed Mankey, president of the Bartlett Exchange Club; Wayne Palmer, president and CEO of Wealthmap Financial Network; Dr. Joel Saltzman, chief of pediatric anesthesiology, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital; Harry Smith, president of the East Memphis Exchange Club; and Len Townsend, president of the Germantown Exchange Club.

PROPERTY SALES 98 172 17,556
MORTGAGES 101 194 20,229
BUILDING PERMITS 223 349 36,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 115 11,279