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VOL. 133 | NO. 117 | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Stackhouse Reportedly Joining Grizz Coaching Staff

Jerry Stackhouse has agreed to a contract to join J.B. Bickerstaff’s coaching staff with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to a report at espn.com.

Citing “league sources,” ESPN reported that Stackhouse is coming to the Grizzlies after taking a run at head coaching opportunities in New York and Toronto. Stackhouse led the Toronto 905 to consecutive G League Finals appearances, including the 2017 G League championship.

Stackhouse also spent one season as an assistant coach on Dwane Casey’s Raptors staff prior to taking over the G League team.

Stackhouse had an 18-year NBA career that included two All-Star selections.

– Don Wade

UTHSC Names Khan Chair Of Family Medicine Dept.

Dr. Muneeza Khan has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine. She previously served as interim chair.

Khan joined UTHSC in 2011 as an assistant professor and quickly took on leadership roles within the family medicine department. She served as clerkship director in 2012, fellowship director from 2013 to 2016, and interim clerkship director from 2015 to 2016. She also has served as the program director for the residency program since 2012.

“Dr. Khan’s commitment to the Department of Family Medicine and its core education commitment is unwavering,” UTHSC chancellor Dr. Steve Schwab said in a statement. “Her outstanding performance as program director predicts her performance as chair. I look forward to watching the department grow in all missions under her very capable leadership.”

Khan received her medical degree from Karachi Medical and Dental College in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed a residency in family medicine from Indiana University, serving as the family medicine chief resident. She later completed an advanced maternal care obstetric fellowship from Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, a primary care faculty development fellowship from Michigan State University, and a National Institute for Program Director Development Fellowship with the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

Khan said she chose family medicine because it allows her to take care of patients and their families, regardless of their age or health condition.

“I am able to provide acute, chronic, or preventive care, and help patients navigate the complex health care system,” she said. “I have the privilege of establishing long-lasting relationships with my patients as I deliver their babies, take care of them as they age, and everything in between.”

The Department of Family Medicine is made up of the Residency Family Medicine Center in East Memphis, a rural health clinic in Covington, Tennessee, and a faculty clinic in East Memphis. The department offers fellowships in advanced women’s health care, sports medicine, hospice and palliative care, and addiction medicine. More than 65 percent of graduates from its residency and fellowship programs continue to practice in Tennessee.

– Daily News staff

Little Writers Workshop To be Held June 23

For the third year, The Little Writers Workshop is helping youth ages 7 to 12 who are interested in writing stories or books hone their skills. The workshop will be held Saturday, June 23, at Encore Café. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and instruction will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Little Writers Workshop is led by its founder, author Jae Henderson. The cost is $25, which includes all materials and a light snack. Students must be registered to attend. The Encore Café is located at 726 North Parkway.

To get the most out of this experience, it is suggested that youth with a desire to participate have moderate to strong writing skills for their age. During the workshop, little writers will learn about the parts of a story, plot, setting, character development, descriptive words and more. They will also begin writing their own story and receive expert feedback to help make improvements.

The 2018 sponsor of The Little Writers Workshop is Sherman Brown Enterprises. For more information and to register, visit littlewritersworkshop.com.

Those with summer programs and youth groups who would like to host a Little Writers Workshop at their facility can reach out to Jae Henderson for more

information at 901-359-6629 or hendersonjae@gmail.com.

– Don Wade

Ring Container Technologies Partners With Ventura Foods

Fayette County-based Ring Container Technologies, a leading manufacturer of plastic containers, has collaborated with Ventura Foods on a glass-to-plastic conversion for Marie’s Refrigerated Salad Dressing.

Discussions for the glass-to-plastic conversion began years ago, when Brea, California-based Ventura Foods first expressed its desire to investigate a packaging change. Momentum picked up during the past 18 months as the company gathered more data. Several interactive engineering sessions followed, along with ideation and real-time design consultations where Ring produced 3-D models of the new Marie’s bottle.

“It was a collaborative design and development process throughout, which involved engaging teams from various departments at both Ring and Ventura Foods,” Tom Kerstetter, Ring Container Technologies’ senior director of food service sales, said in a statement. “Once the final designs were selected, both our local and product development teams worked closely to ensure a seamless qualification and transition to PET.”

Today, Marie’s product packaging is 100 percent recyclable and BPA-free. Additionally, it is lighter in weight, making it easier to stack and ship, and more efficient to transport. Marie’s can be found in the refrigerated produce section of retailers nationwide.

Based in Oakland, Tennessee, Ring Container Technologies is a multinational corporation that has grown to be one of the largest plastic container manufacturers in North America.

– Daily News staff

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