Career briefs

Jun. 27, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Allen Tate announces June ‘Winner’s Edge’ Triangle graduates
DURHAM -- The real estate company Allen Tate Realtors has announced several graduates from the company’s Winner’s Edge training in the region.
Virginia Hendricks and Cortney Lane of Chapel Hill/Durham graduated from the program, according to a news release.
Exclusively for Allen Tate Realtors, Winner’s Edge is a required, comprehensive real estate training program.
Since 1957, Allen Tate Realtors has focused on the needs of consumers by providing one-stop shopping with choices in branches located in communities throughout the Carolinas.

Sigma Xi executive director appointed dean
DURHAM -- Dr. Jerry Baker has announced his resignation as CEO from Sigma Xi, A scientific research society, which is effective July 31.
Since 2008, Baker has served as the Society’s chief executive officer, executive director, and publisher of its magazine, American Scientist.
Baker is leaving the society to become dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia.
This is a return to academia for Baker, who previously worked at Texas A&M University – College Station and University of Georgia – Tifton Campus.
The board of directors expects to recruit a new executive director by January. In the meantime, an interim executive director will be named.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is the international honor society of science and engineering.

Chimerix announces new board members
DURHAM – The Durham-based antiviral drug development firm Chimerix Inc. has five
new directors on its board.
Dr. M. Michelle Berrey, the company’s president and CEO since April 2014, was elected as a new class I director by stockholders at the company’s 2014 annual meeting on June 20.
James M. Daly, Catherine L. Gilliss, Dr. John M. Leonard, and C. Patrick Machado were appointed by the company’s board to fill vacancies in class II and class III on the board.
"I am pleased to welcome to our board these highly qualified directors, who have significant experience in the areas of biotechnology and health care,” Ernest Mario, board chairman, said in a prepared statement.

Dilweg Companies announces new asset manager
DURHAM – Commercial real estate investment company The Dilweg Companies has announced that John MacDonell has joined the company as asset manager.
“We are excited to have John join our team and look forward to leveraging his experience as we expand our presence in the Southeast,” Anthony Dilweg, CEO of the Dilweg Companies, said in a prepared statement.
Before joining The Dilweg Companies, MacDonell served as acquisitions/dispositions manager for SugarOak Properties and asset manager for properties owned in the Atlanta area. He was responsible for supervising and directing leasing strategy and property management.
MacDonell received a master’s of real estate development degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and commerce from Hampden-Sydney College.

RTI’s Graber serving as co-editor of medical journal
DURHAM -- RTI International researcher Dr. Mark Graber is serving as co- editor-in-chief of a new, open access, peer reviewed medical journal, Diagnosis, which he helped found, the nonprofit announced.
Although several existing publications address other aspects of patient safety, the journal is the first to focus on how medical diagnosis can be advanced and taught, and factors that influence diagnostic errors.
"Diagnosis provides a platform for authors and readers interested in improving diagnostic quality to exchange important recent research and ideas," said Graber, who is a senior fellow in RTI’s Health Care Quality and Outcomes Program a founder of the journal.
"Diagnosis" pulls together the academic and clinical aspects of quality and safety in healthcare for an audience that is interested in how diagnosis determines the quality of medical care.
Graber has more than 30 years of experience in academic medicine and health care research with a focus on quality of care and patient safety.

RTI’s Lewis named American Vacuum Society fellow
DURHAM -- Jay Lewis, director of emerging electronics technologies at RTI International, was named a fellow of the American Vacuum Society for his contributions to the development of nanostructured optoelectronic devices.
The American Vacuum Society is an interdisciplinary society that includes an international community of scientists, engineers and instrument manufacturers. The society promotes research and communicates knowledge in the areas of surface, interface, vacuum, and thin film science/technology.
At RTI, Lewis has conducted research in the areas of optoelectronics, organic electronics, flexible electronics and thermoelectric technologies. His research has been published in more than 30 peer-reviewed articles.
Lewis was also recently promoted to senior member in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world's largest professional association on the advancement of technology.