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VOL. 124 | NO. 83 | Wednesday, April 29, 2009

UTHSC Professor Dagogo-Jack Appointed A.C. Mullins Chair

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack
Kristina Beuckens
CeCe Glenn
Lauren McDaniel
Barbara Weir
Pam Turman

Samuel Dagogo-Jack has been appointed to the A.C. Mullins chair in Translational Research, an endowed professorship, at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. Dagogo-Jack has also been named chief of the Division of Endocrinology for the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine.

Since joining the Department of Medicine in 2001, Dagogo-Jack has served as program director for the Fellowship Training Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and associate director of the General Clinical Research Center. He also served on the faculty of Washington University for 10 years.

Kristina Beuckens has been promoted to vice president of Cadence Bank and Carter Aldinger has been promoted to assistant vice president. Beuckens has worked as a bank officer, credit analyst and the assistant vice president for commercial lending at Candence Bank. Aldinger previously worked as a construction loan officer and real estate credit analyst.

Don Higgins and CeCe Glenn have joined BenchMark at Southwind LLC Realtors. Higgins specializes in churches, commercial and resident properties and Glenn specializes in residential properties.

St. Agnes Academy has been named the Jefferson Awards’ “Memphis Regional Recipient for Outstanding Service by a High School.” The award is given to the participating Jefferson Awards Youth Service Initiative high school that meets and exceeds the program’s mission and goals.

LEDIC Management Group has been named to the National Multi-Housing Council’s list of Top 50 Apartment Mangers in the United States. LEDIC moved up four spots on the list to number 44 for 2009. LEDIC was previously number 48 in 2007 and 2008.

Charles Pickard has been awarded the 2009 Paul Gruenberg Award by Memphis Heritage. Pickard, a principle at CM Design, was honored for his work on the historic Lowenstein Bros. Building and Court Square Center.

Lauren McDaniel has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account specialist. McDaniel previously served as an intern at Obsidian. She is a Memphis native and graduate of Mississippi College, where she received a bachelor of science in communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in journalism.

Barbara Weir of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc. Realtors has been named to the Leading Edge Society for 2008 by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services Inc. The honor recognizes residential sales professionals who exemplified great sales measures in closed residential gross commission income, commercial gross commission income or closed 35 residential units for the year. This is the third consecutive year for Weir to receive this honor.

Pam Turman has joined Weichert Realtors-Chapman & Associates. Turman has been a real estate professional since 2000 and holds licenses in Tennessee and Mississippi. She also holds the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation and the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation.

Dr. Michael K. Brawer has been appointed Executive Director of Medical Affairs and Clinical Development at GTx Inc. Brawer will assist in educating the medical community about disease states of interest to GTx and will also participate in the development and execution of clinical research. Dr. Brawer joins GTx from Tokai Pharmaceuticals where he served as Chief Medical Officer in 2008.

Chris Bowers has joined Renasant Bank as senior mortgage loan officer. Bowers is responsible for the mortgage financing and planning needs of clients in the Memphis area. He is a certified mortgage planner, and is a member of the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bartlett and is the past president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Memphis.

Landers Nissan at 371 E. Goodman Road in Southaven has received the 2008 Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence from Nissan North America. The award recognizes Nissan’s top dealers in the United States.

PROPERTY SALES 110 110 19,224
MORTGAGES 125 125 22,175
BUILDING PERMITS 116 116 39,432
BANKRUPTCIES 62 62 12,310