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VOL. 36 | NO. 46 | Friday, November 16, 2012

Reimschisel is new director of VUMC LEND program

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Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., has been appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s LEND Training Program, effective January 1, 2013.

The mission of the Vanderbilt LEND is to reduce and prevent neurodevelopmental and related disabilities in children and youth and to increase access to family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, interdisciplinary services.

The LEND program focuses on preparing health professionals to assume leadership roles and develop interdisciplinary team skills, advance clinical skills, and research skills, in order to meet the complex needs of children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities. The Vanderbilt LEND works closely with a variety of university, family, and state agencies partners to provide workshops, conferences, and distance education at the community, state, regional and national levels.

Reimschisel continues as assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, director of the Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development, and associate director of the Pediatric Residency Program. He is succeeding LEND director Terri Urbano, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., professor of Clinical Pediatrics, who is retiring.

Reimschisel joined Vanderbilt Pediatrics in 2008 to head the newly formed Division of Developmental Medicine, after serving on the faculty of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine.

Bass, Berry & Sims hires new associates

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has added five new associates to the firm’s Nashville office. They are:

Jennie Brooks joins the Corporate and Securities Practice. Brooks earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.S. in political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Stefanie Polauf Carter joins the Healthcare Practice. Stefanie earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She earned a B.S. in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University.

John C. Eason joins the Litigation Practice. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a B.A. in government from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the firm, Eason served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Anita Brody on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Anna E. Gernert joins the Commercial Practice (real estate and financial transactions). She earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a B.B.A. in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia.

Brad L. Hart joins the Corporate and Securities Practice. Hart earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Kentucky.

Colliers International hires 2 for local office

Colliers International Nashville has added Bart Johnston and Brandon Hoop to its team.

Johnston, a Nashville native, has more than a decade of commercial real estate experience. He has participated as a principal in more than $100 million in transactions in the last five years. He has experience in office, retail and multifamily asset classes as an owner, broker, manager and financier of commercial real estate.

Previous experience includes structured finance at Q10/Vista Commercial Mortgage Group, and Cumberland Advisors, LLC.

Hoop brings a background in construction and development after heading Nashville Conveying for seven years. He specializes in office tenant and landlord representation and investment sales.

Waddey & Patterson adds patent attorney

Attorney Bethany Whelan has joined Waddey & Patterson, P.C. as its newest associate. Whelan also passed the patent bar examination, and is now a registered patent attorney. Whelan’s practice areas include nutraceuticals, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, bioengineering and life sciences.

Whelen earned her J.D. at Vanderbilt University Law School, where she served as a MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project research assistant and was part of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Association. Her undergraduate work in chemistry also was completed at Vanderbilt, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2007. As an undergraduate, she was honored with the Martin Williams Literary Award and served as the American Chemical Society Treasurer.

Jamison joins LBMC as senior manager

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC has added Amy Jamison in its Brentwood (Nashville) office. Jamison, a CPA, is a senior manager in the Tax Division and will be working with businesses and individuals, primarily in the real estate industry, providing tax planning and compliance services.

Originally from Lewisburg, Jamison earned her B.B.A. in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University.

VUMC’s McCulloch named to board

George McCulloch, deputy chief information officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named to the board of trustees of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

He has been an active member since joining the organization in 2005, serving on the CHIME Membership and CIO Forum Planning Committees. He is heavily involved with the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program, serving as a participant in the item writing process, and most recently the CHCIO Governing Board.

McCulloch will start his three-year term on Jan. 1, 2013.

McNeely Pigott & Fox adds staff associate

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has hired Sarah Shea as the firm’s newest staff associate.

Shea, of Madison, Ala., graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications, majoring in public relations with minors in English and Spanish. She served as a student editor of Platform Magazine, the university’s nationally recognized PR publication, and spent a semester abroad at the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid.

Before joining MP&F, she completed several internships, including at international firms Weber Shandwick and Finn Partners in Chicago, where she coordinated blogger campaigns and tracked traditional and social media efforts.

First Freedom adds customer service Rep

Margaret East Massengille has joined First Freedom Bank as a customer service representative in the bank’s Lebanon office. She brings several years of customer service and planning experience to the position, and was most recently was the operations planning coordinator for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency.

In that role, she established transportation contracts with several area colleges and worked to secure federal grant funding for the agency. From 2008 until 2011, she worked in the agency’s billing department and provided quality customer service to clients.

Fifth Third Bank hires personal bankers

Fifth Third Bank has added two new employees to the Tennessee affiliate’s retail division:

Panousack “Lucky” Sundara joins Fifth Third as a personal banker for the Bell Road Banking Center. He has 13 years of experience in the financial industry and was previously employed by US Bank. Sundara is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.B.A. in office management.

Ben Collier joins the bank as a personal banker for the Northlake Village Banking Center in Hermitage. He was previously employed at SunTrust Bank in Memphis. Collier has worked in banking for two years and the hospitality industry for four years. He is a graduate of Cumberland University with a degree in Business Administration.

VUMC’s Putnam, Merrill elected to board

The American Board of Thoracic Surgery has elected two Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons to its 17-member board of directors.

Joe B. (Bill) Putnam Jr., M.D., chair of Thoracic Surgery, and Walter H. Merrill, M.D., professor of Cardiac Surgery, were appointed to six-year terms, effective through 2018.

The American Board of Medical Specialties, which now represents 24 broad areas of medical specialties, including thoracic surgery, was formed in 1933 to establish and maintain high standards in surgery and promote lifelong learning.

Putnam is the Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, program director of resident education in Thoracic Surgery and professor of Biomedical Informatics.

Before coming to Vanderbilt in 2004, Putnam served as deputy chairman and professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is also a retired captain of the Medical Corps of the United States Naval Reserve.

Merrill is chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital. He came to Vanderbilt in 1983 as assistant professor of Surgery in the then-combined department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, ultimately serving as the department’s interim chair and chief of Surgical Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Nashville Medical Center.

Before returning to Vanderbilt in 2012, Merrill served as chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Sibrel joins Fairview Crye-Leike office

Bellevue Resident Diana Sibrel obtained her real estate license and has joined Crye-Leike’s Fairview office.

Sibrel’s prior work experience includes experience as an apartment leasing agent and manager.

She also has many years of customer service and sales experience, working in both the retail and food service industries.

Sibrel has resided n Bellevue since 1987.

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