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UVM med school faculty take leading role in journal

first_imgUVM FACULTY TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES AT PEDIATRICS JOURNALBURLINGTON, Vt. – Three members of the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine department of pediatrics will serve in national editorial leadership roles as part of an upcoming change at Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and preeminent journal in the world in its field.Jerold F. Lucey, M.D., Harry W. Wallace Professor of Neonatology at UVM, and Pediatrics editor-in-chief for the past 34 years, will step down as of January 2009 and become editor-in-chief emeritus. His successor will be Ralph D. Feigin, M.D., professor and chair of the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Stepping up as the new deputy editor will be Lewis R. First, M.D., professor and chair of pediatrics and senior associate dean for medical education at UVM. In addition, Jeffrey Horbar, M.D., who is the Jerold F. Lucey, M.D. Chair of Neonatal Medicine at UVM, will become one of three new associate editors for the journal.”It has been an honor for the UVM College of Medicine, and for Vermont, to house the editorial office of this prestigious publication, and we are proud to have three of our faculty serving in these leadership roles,” said Frederick C. Morin, M.D., dean of the UVM College of Medicine. “We are particularly grateful to Dr. Lucey for his outstanding service to the journal, to the College, and to our community.”During his tenure at Pediatrics, Lucey has overseen numerous innovations, including the launch of foreign editions and Pediatrics Electronic Pages, which greatly expanded the journal’s scope and impact. A resident of Burlington who joined the UVM faculty in 1956, Lucey established Vermont’s first neonatal unit and pioneered several innovations in premature infant care, including phototherapy to control jaundice and surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress. He is also founder and president of the Vermont Oxford Network, a cooperative international program that links over 700Neonatal Intensive Care Units around the world, and organizer of the “Hot Topics in Neonatology” conference, which brings more than 1400 of the world’s newborn specialists to Washington, D.C. each year. He was elected a senior member of the Institute of Medicine in 2000. In 2004, he received the Vermont Medical Society’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2007 received the Alfred I. duPont Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Care in recognition of his significant contributions to improving the quality of health care delivered to children.First will continue as professor and chair of pediatrics and chief of pediatrics of Vermont Children’s Hospital, but as the Pediatrics deputy editor position requires a 30 percent time commitment, he will be stepping down from his position as senior associate dean for medical education at UVM as of January 2009.First joined UVM/Fletcher Allen as chair and physician leader of pediatrics in 1994, and was appointed senior associate dean in February 2003. He led the full implementation of the Vermont Integrated Curriculum starting in fall 2003. A member of the Executive Board of the National Board of Medical Examiners, First has played a significant role in ensuring that national exams measure appropriate levels of knowledge and competence. In 2007, he was the recipient of the National Education Award from the AAP and the Miller-Sarkin National Mentoring Award from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.”Dr. First has been a good friend, colleague and mentor, as well as a tireless advocate in our community, across the state, in the region, and around the nation,” said Morin. “We are grateful for his willingness to have served the College in so many important ways and look forward to his ongoing involvement with our students, our curriculum and our development of new clerkship sites, even if not in his role as senior associate dean.”A UVM/Fletcher Allen pediatrics faculty member since 1981, Horbar currently serves as online editor of Pediatrics. He is a neonatologist at Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen, a clinical scientist with extensive experience in clinical research and its application to the improvement of neonatal care, and also serves as a senior pediatrician for UVM’s Vermont Child Health Improvement Program and as chief executive and scientific officer for the Vermont Oxford Network.last_img read more

On average, seven guests book non-hotel accommodation every second

first_imgOn average, seven guests book a holiday home, apartment or other unique accommodation facility every second, according to Booking.com data. BOOKING.COM LAUNCHES BOOKINGSUITE APP STORE. GAME CHANGER IN THE TOURISM SECTOR Group Opportunity Center: PN New Connectivity Tools: Reduce your workload with our new connectivity features that make it easier for you to manage your business through your software provider, from key collection to deposit in the event of a loss.Tools for presenting professionally managed facilities: Highlight the professional attributes of your property from the start with our new features, including a host rating, based on reviews for your other facilities, and an average rating from other sites, based on guest reviews from other verified sites. These ratings provide guests with security when booking accommodation in your professionally run facility and increase your visibility. We will also highlight your unique content such as the ability to contact 0-24, keyless login and more. Quality rating: Attract travelers and meet the expectations of guests with a new quality rating, which has not yet been seen in the industry for short-term rental accommodation. This rating is similar to the traditional way of rating a hotel, and is based on the location, size and facilities of your facility.Advisory Board: Know that we listen to your opinion. Our Advisory Board, a group of experts such as facility managers and connectivity service providers, is dedicated to advising Booking.com on its way to becoming a true partner within the short-term rental industry, to tailor our products and services to the specific needs of our partners. Launching new tools Based on partner feedback, Booking.com also announced the launch of new tools and upgrades to existing products specifically designed to facilitate day-to-day facility management and enable professional short-term rental partners to accommodate even more guests.  These are the following services:  And as according to Booking.com, non-hotel accommodation facilities are achieving higher growth than traditional options, they have decided to expand the offer of products and new tools just for professional managers of short-term rental facilities.center_img RELATED NEWS: You can explore all the products and tools HERE “Holiday homes, apartments and other unique accommodation facilities are still growing faster than traditional options, so we are excited to see what comes next in our development as there are many opportunities for joint growth.”Said Olivier Grémillon, Vice President of Global Segments at Booking.com. New tools use new technology solutions to help professional facility managers successfully promote their offer on Booking.com, simplify day-to-day processes, and maintain their revenue inflows.  BOOKING.COM FORECASTS TRENDS IN THE WORLD OF TRAVEL FOR 2020 last_img read more

Buyers still cautious as new term begins

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Luxury home between two golf courses comes with a golf buggy

first_img8035 Key Waters Sanctuary CoveTHIS Hope Island home is less than two minutes by golf buggy to local cafes and shops, according to owner Kevin Quirke.Located between two golf courses, the property at 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary Cove has a grand entrance but the swimming pool in the courtyard is the real showpiece. Featuring stepping stones, stylish pool lights and a stone water feature, the pool yard overlooks a timber deck and captures views across the canal. 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary Cove“We really adore the community so we are selling the house but we aren’t moving away.“We decided to downsize to be even closer to the golf course.” The home features a formal dining area and spacious lounge room with a fireplace. There is a pontoon big enough for a 40m vessel and a surround sound speaker system. 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary Cove 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary CoveMr Quirke, who kayaks to get his morning coffee, said his golf buggy was included in the sale.“The home came with a great lifestyle so the golf buggy needs to stay,” he said.“This was the first house we bought on the Gold Coast after moving from Sydney. 8035 Key Waters Sanctuary CoveMr Quirke said he and his wife Judy bought the home six years ago after the wide water views and golf course attracted them.“We get really beautiful sea breezes right through the house,” Mr Quirke said.“Outside there are two different entertaining areas so we tend to spend a lot of time outside.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We love catching crabs off the pontoon.” last_img read more

Curfew imposed on Guinea town after clashes

first_imgGuinea’s authorities have imposed a night curfew on Nzerekore after clashes broke out leaving one person dead.Fighting broke out on Saturday after a campaign visit from President Alpha Conde, who is running for re-election.Supporters of the president clashed with those of his rival Cellou Dalein Diallo in the hotly contested city.Opposition parties have called for Sunday’s election to be postponed over alleged irregularities in the process.Nzerekore is seen to be a stronghold of former military junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara, who recently attempted to return to Guinea from exile to run for president.His party has now entered an alliance with Mr. Diallo.Diallo won the first round in the 2010 election but lost in the run-off against Alpha Conde.In addition to the one fatality, more than 80 people were wounded by gunshots or stones in the fighting.President Conde is facing seven challengers in the second election since the death of the long-serving leader Lansana Conte.last_img read more

House raid nets guns, grenades

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the lockupfacility of the Tubungan police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition RegulationAct./PN The police conducted the raid on thestrength of a search warrant around 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 26. Two hand grenades and two 12-gauge shotgunswith bullets live bullets were recovered from 69-year-old Abraham Talamon and hisson Reynold, a police report showed.center_img ILOILO City – ILOILO City – Policeraided a house in Barangay Igpaho, Tubungan, Iloilo, leading to the recovery ofgrenades and loose firearms.last_img read more

Lady Eagles Set For Semistate Matchup

first_imgThe Lady Eagles will face Vincennes Rivet in the semistate game at Richmond on Saturday.The Lady Eagles will be in action Saturday as they look to soar into the state finals.No. 8 Jac-Cen-Del (19-3) will meet No. 4 Vincennes Rivet (21-4) for the Class A semistate game at Richmond High School at 1 p.m. Saturday.The winner will battle either Oregon-Davis or Lafayette Central Catholic for the state championship at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute on March 8.The path to the semistate started after the Lady Eagles defeated Hauser and South Decatur for a sectional championship. Last weekend, they beat Tindley 74-30 and then a narrow 53-52 victory over White River Valley netted them a regional championshipBefore the Lady Eagles leave for the big game, students and faculty will host at a pep rally at 2:30 p.m. Friday.A fan bus for students and adults will depart from Osgood Saturday morning. If anyone is interested in catching a ride to Richmond, contact Jac-Cen-Del Schools at (812) 689-4643. It is $5 for adults.Good Luck Lady Eagles!last_img read more

CDC warning the public about possible Listeria from hard boiled eggs

first_imgFood processors and manufacturers should not use these eggs to make ready-to-eat foods, such as egg salad, deviled eggs, or salads.These fresh hard-boiled eggs were packaged in plastic pails and have a 49-day shelf-life.Until we learn more, CDC advises that people at higher risk for Listeria infection throw away any store-bought hard-boiled eggs or products containing hard-boiled eggs, such as egg salad.If you have these products at home, don’t eat them. Throw them away, regardless of where you bought them or the use-by date.If you buy products with hard-boiled eggs or order or eat items with hard-boiled eggs at a restaurant:Before you buy, order, or eat, confirm with the store or restaurant that they do not use hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods.If they use hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods, don’t buy or order the product.If they don’t know where their hard-boiled eggs are from, don’t buy or order the product. CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to hard-boiled eggs.CDC is concerned that bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, are contaminated with Listeria and have made people sick. These products were packaged in plastic pails for use nationwide by foodservice operators. These products have not been recalled. However, because Listeria can cause severe infections, the CDC is warning against selling, serving, or using these eggs to make other food products.Retailers and foodservice operators should not use bulk hard-boiled eggs produced at the Almark Foods Gainesville, Georgia facility, regardless of the use-by date.These eggs were peeled, hard-boiled, and packaged in plastic pails of various sizes.last_img read more

HCAC names Mack as scholarship winner

first_imgBatesville, IN—Grace Mack, Batesville, has been selected at the 2020 Hispanic Community Advisory Committee Scholarship winner.  Mack, a 2020 Oldenburg Academy graduate, will continue her studies at Bellarmine University and study Global Languages and Cultures and be on a Pre-Med course of studies.  In the application, English teacher Mary Gehring wrote, “Mack has opted to take some of our most rigorous courses offered, and she has done and continues to do well in them… Furthermore, with her consistent commitment to others, I believe Grace will embrace her calling and be a successful doctor.”The HCAC Selection Committee credited Mack for her accomplishments while a student at Oldenburg Academy such as the student council, a Medical Mission trip to Haiti, an internship at Forefront Dermatology, and First Honors in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Students from Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del, and North Decatur applied as well.last_img read more

Do not judge Leicester on last four games, says Rodgers

first_imgLeicester City are enjoying a successful campaign and should not be judged on their string of poor results since the season’s resumption after the COVID-19 break, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.Third-placed Leicester have picked up just two points from their last three Premier League games and crashed out of the FA Cup last week after a 1-0 defeat by Chelsea in the quarter-finals. Rodgers told reporters ahead of Saturday’s visit from 12th-placed Crystal Palace: “We accept collectively we’re in an adverse moment.“We haven’t gotten the results we want and the main challenge is to come through that.“There’s got to be a sense of perspective.“Don’t judge the side based on the last four games, but over the course of the whole season.“We’re still in a brilliant position. “I wouldn’t swap it for any other.”Jamie Vardy, the league’s joint top scorer with 19 goals, has failed to find the back of the net since the Premier League’s restart, but Rodgers brushed off concerns over the striker’s form heading into the final six games of the season.He said: “I’m not worried about Vardy.“He’s been a breath of fresh air ever since I joined the club.“His talent and goal-scoring abilities are right up there with the best. “His form mirrors where the team is at.“When he gets opportunities, he will take them.“We’ve spoken about ways to get him more chances.”A spike in the city’s COVID-19 cases prompted police to institute a local lockdown on Monday, but Rodgers said his side had no concerns over taking the fieldRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians He added: “Nothing has changed.“It’s worth pointing out that the city’s been doing everything they can to adhere to local health guidelines and they deserve credit.”The Leicester boss confirmed playmaker James Maddison was still battling a hip injury and could miss Saturday’s clash.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Brendan RodgersCOVID-19Crystal PalaceFA CupLeicester Citylast_img read more