VOL. 122 | NO. 207 | Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
Dr. Vasili Lendel
Timothy J. Moran
Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.
Dr. Lee Schwartzberg has been presented the 2007 American College of Physicians' Award for Volunteerism and Community Service. Schwartzberg is the medical director for The West Clinic, which he joined in 1987. He serves as chairman of the Baptist Centers for Cancer Care's Breast Cancer Research Committee and Cancer Genetics Program and is also the president of the Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network.
inferno has hired Paige Scheinberg as a production artist. Scheinberg holds a bachelor's degree in visual arts from York University in Toronto. She also attended the Art Institute of Toronto, where she earned a digital design diploma.
The University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club honored three alumni at its recent annual awards banquet: Michael Finger, Lynne Rooker and Bob Winn. Finger, senior editor of The Memphis Flyer and Memphis magazine, and Rooker, president and part owner of Chandler Ehrlich Advertising, received the Charles E. Thornton Outstanding Alumni Award. Winn, associate athletics
director for external affairs at the U of M and the athletic department's media spokesperson, received the Herbert Lee Williams Award.
Dr. Joan Chesney, the academic programs director at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, was named the 2007 Pediatrician of the Year at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Tennessee Pediatric Society.
Kate Trujillo has joined Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions as an online project manager. Trujillo has a bachelor's degree in communications and advertising from Clarke College.
Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC has announced the chair appointments for each of its practice groups: Mark Geller, Nursing Home Practice Group; David Hill, Mass Torts and Products Liability Practice Group; David Siegal, Catastrophic Injury Practice Group; Glen Vines, Trucking Injury Practice Group; and Ashley Ward, Workers Compensation Practice Group.
The Association of Women Attorneys has chosen its new board officers for 2007-2008: Shari Myers, president; Jennifer Hagerman, president-elect; Michele Howard-Flynn, vice president; Laurie Christensen, immediate-past president; Tonya Dalla Valle, treasurer; Vanessa Cross, secretary; and Tricia Tweel, historian.
MPACT Memphis has announced the winners of its annual MPACT Maker Awards: Jackie Nichols of Playhouse on the Square, Arts and Culture Promotion; Darrell Cobbins of Universal Commercial Real Estate, Business Achievement; Stacie Waddell of Blu Champagne, Community Involvement; Dr. Kia Young Tate of Star Academy, Educational Achievement; Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter, Political Achievement; Brad Leon of Teach for America, Newcomer of the Year; Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Organization of the Year; and Teresa Sloyan of Hyde Family Foundations, Role Model of the Year.
Bill Adelman has been named the operations manager for the Fire Museum of Memphis. Adelman, a retired watch commander, served the Memphis Fire Services Division for 30 years.
Timothy J. Moran of The UCL Financial Group has earned the executive certificate of financial planning from Christian Brothers University. Moran is a 1986 graduate of CBU, a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and a qualifying member of the Million-Dollar Round Table.
The Eyewear Gallery has hired optometrist Burton Bodan. He has practiced for 50 years at an office in Poplar Plaza, most recently known as Ultra Optics. He is therapeutically certified to treat glaucoma and eye infections.
Dewitt Maxwell, a librarian at Downtown Elementary School, has been recognized as one of the nation's most innovative educators in the 2007 ING Unsung Heroes awards program. Maxwell was one of 100 winners who received a $2,000 award.