VOL. 124 | NO. 88 | Wednesday, May 6, 2009
U of M’s Preza Receives $740K Award for Research
By Taylor Shoptaw
Dr. Chrysanthe Preza
Henry B. Alsobrook Jr.
Anthony J. Correro III
Kelly M. Williams
Dr. Chrysanthe Preza has received a more than $740,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for her research to improve live cell imaging. Preza is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering.
Her work is designed to improve the ability to visualize structures at smaller scales and in new ways not available with current microscopes.
Preza joined the U of M faculty in 2006 and currently leads the Computational Imaging Research Laboratory.
Leo Bearman of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been named “Litigator of the Year” by the Tennessee Bar Association Litigation Section. The honor recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of litigation in the state of Tennessee by a member of the Tennessee Bar during 2008.
Best Lawyers has honored Adam and Reese LLP attorneys Henry B. Alsobrook Jr., Anthony J. Correro III and Joseph B. Walker for being listed in every Best Lawyer edition since the publication began rating lawyers in 1983. The three attorneys were among the 1,397 attorneys nationwide to be honored at Best Lawyers 25th anniversary event last month.
Bernie L. Cobb has been re-elected as the chairman of the board of directors for the Shelby County Federal Credit Union. Cobb has worked for nearly 30 years at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and is the executive officer of the Uniform Patrol Division. Also serving on the board are vice-chairman Bobby Simmons, Nadolyn Dunigan, Bernita Poole, Emily Perkins, Dolly Bugg, Edward Stanton Jr., Janice Mosley and T.A. Taylor.
Amanda S. LaMountain has been named director of education for the Children’s Museum of Memphis. LaMountain will be responsible for managing all education-related issues for the museum, including overseeing the program manager and staff, writing curriculum guides, working with local teachers and principals and editing the museum’s “Learning Journeys” newsletter.
Kelly M. Williams has been selected to receive a Fulbright grant to teach in Spain. Williams is a Spanish major at Rhodes College. As a Fulbright Scholar, Williams will teach English in Spain through the English Teaching Assistantship program during the 2009-2010 academic year. She plans to pursue a career in the field of international education or translation/interpretation.
Glankler Brown PLLC has been selected as a leading U.S. firm in the areas of real estate and litigation in the Chambers USA guide. R. Hunter Humphreys and B. Douglas Earthman are listed as leading attorneys in the area of real estate and secured lending and Saul C. Belz and Lee J. Chase III are listed as leaders in litigation. In other Glankler Brown-related news, R. Hunter Humphreys Jr. has been named a member of the founding board of directors of Veritas College Preparatory Leadership Academy. Ward Robinson has been named a member of the board of directors of the Phoenix Club. Grattan Brown Jr. has been honored at the Best Lawyers 25th anniversary event, and Mark C. Hill has joined the firm as a member.
Amy J. Amundsen has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which is a collection of highly skilled negotiators and litigators whose goal is to improve and elevate the standards of matrimonial law. Amundsen practices at the law firm of Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC.
Jacqueline Heyward and Lee Ann Stubbs have joined Unity Hospice Care as account executives.
Robert Lee Bates, an independent distributor for STEMTech HealthSciences, has been promoted to the executive director level within the company. He will focus on educating consumers on the health benefits of stem cell nutrition and marketing the company’s breakthrough stem cell nutrition products.
Ron Goldner has joined Wealth Strategies Group as a financial adviser.