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

Aklan police intensifies ops vs ‘illegal cockfighting’

first_imgKALIBO, Aklan – In line with thegovernment’s thrust to promote the “No Take Police” on gambling operations allover the country, the Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) has intensified itscampaign against illegal cockfighting in this province. Police chief inspector Bernard Ufano,chief of the APPO Intelligence Unit, was given the mandate to have supervisoryfunctions on the province’s campaign against illegal gambling operations. Ufano also added that out of all thetowns that been allowed to maintain cockpit operations, only the town of Malayis known to have two cockpit stations, although only one at this time has thelegal capacity to operate for business. In a media interview yesterday, Ufanosaid that out the 17 municipalities in this province, only 14 towns haveapplied for the renewal of their permits to continue operating cockpit stationsin their respective areas. “Right now, only the cockpit station inBoracay Island can legally operate since the cockpit station in mainland Malayis still in the process of its renewal,” he said. The municipalities of Ibajay, NewWashington, and Banga have not renewed their permits, hence, they have not beeninto cockfighting operations as of late.center_img Based on the data of the NationalStatistics Office, using the result of the 2015 census of population, the townof Malay, so far, has only a population of 52,973. “It is very unique and questionablereally why the town of Malay is maintaining two cockpit stations consideringthat its population can barely meet the needed number,” a resort owner whorequested anonymity said. Questions, however, are being raised onthe presence of two cockpit stations in that said municipality. According to PresidentialDecree 449, or the Cockfighting Law of 1974, it specifically mandates thatthere should be only one cockpit station that has to be established in a townwith a population of less than 100,000. Ufano, during the interview, did notcategorically answer the question to why Malay town has allowed to operate twocockpit stations but said “I understand the other cockpit station which isbased in the mainland Malay is pushing for the renewal of its business permit,but it’s already up to the LGU if they will approve it.”(Radyo Todo)last_img read more

England and Ireland share dull draw

first_imgEngland’s first trip to the Republic of Ireland in 20 years passed off without incident on the pitch and in the stands as the two neighbours played out a goalless bore draw at the Aviva Stadium. When then Republic manager Jack Charlton tried to quell the rioters 20 years ago, he was labelled “Judas” by the right-wing yobs in balaclavas who ruined that day for everyone. But on Sunday, the Englishman received a warm reception from all four corners of a sparsely-populated stadium when he was introduced on to the pitch before kick-off. With the pubs in Dublin shut until half an hour before the first whistle, there were plenty of sober heads inside the stadium and there was a strangely quiet atmosphere. Both national anthems were largely well-respected, and hush then fell on the stadium for most of the first half. It was easy to understand why the supporters were subdued, for they had to bear witness to one of the dullest halves of football in recent memory. Ireland had a couple of early corners, but Hart remained untested in the England goal. Rooney tracked back to deny David McGoldrick a shot on goal from Robbie Brady’s free-kick. Keiren Westwood lumped a ball long and Daryl Murphy wriggled free from his marker but shot wide. Up the other end, England offered nothing. John O’Shea and Marc Wilson kept Rooney quiet and Sterling, who has booed with every touch, could not get into the game. Jack Wilshere made a run into the box after laying the ball off to Adam Lallana but the Liverpool midfielder over-hit the return pass and the ball drifted out of play. It summed up England’s woeful lack of creativity in the lack of the final third and Wilshere shook his head in disappointment. Murphy wasted the best chance of the half nine minutes from the break when Brady swung the ball into the box but he headed wide after losing Phil Jones in the box. Republic coach Martin O’Neill brought on James McClean and Shane Long at the break, but little changed on the pitch. Both teams were still poor. Jordan Henderson nicked the ball off O’Shea and squared to Rooney, but his first touch let him down and the ball dribbled into Westwood’s arms. Hart nervously fumbled Brady’s free-kick at the near post but performed much better moments later when he stood strong to beat away Walters’ volley. With 65 minutes gone, Hodgson finally made changes, with Andros Townsend and Ross Barkley coming on for Sterling and Wilshere. It was the same old story on the pitch though. Barkley curled a shot wide and despite the introduction of the in-form Theo Walcott, England continued to toil. Townsend made an impact off the bench, drawing a save from substitute Shay Given and Chris Smalling also had a header saved, but there was to be no breakthrough and the fans’ misery ended with the final whistle. Press Association England’s 3,000 supporters inside the stadium respected the Football Association’s plea for good behaviour. Thankfully for all concerned, they refrained from singing the anti-IRA chants which marred England’s visit to Glasgow last November. England boss Roy Hodgson said on the eve of the game that he was expecting an “electric” atmosphere, but there was barely a flicker of excitement from the stands during the match due to the poor quality football on display. England started in an attacking 4-3-3 formation, but offered little up front with Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling particularly disappointing. Ireland, who are 47 places below England in the FIFA rankings, had the better chances. Daryl Murphy wasted two good opportunities to score in the first half and Joe Hart did well to save Jon Walters’ fierce shot after the break. England managed just three attempts on target all match. They will end the season unbeaten if they avoid defeat to Slovenia next Sunday, but their supporters will demand a much-improved performance. Ireland will also need to up their game when they host Scotland in their crucial Euro 2016 qualifier here on Saturday. It was clear from early in the afternoon that there would be no repeat of anything remotely like the shameful Lansdowne Road Riot of 1995. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgFord had been in charge of the Lions since 2014, when her husband, William Clay Ford, died. The 68-year-old Hamp has been one of the team’s vice chairmen during her mother’s ownership.ZANARDI INJUREDZanardi to remain in coma until at least next weekSIENA, Italy (AP) — Alex Zanardi will remain in a medically induced coma until at least next week. The Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist remains in “stable condition” following a fourth night in intensive care at Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital in Siena, Italy. The hospital says in a medical bulletin that “eventual reductions” of the coma will be “taken into consideration starting next week.” — Four players on French soccer team Toulouse have tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says the testing was conducted Monday to ensure the safety of players and staff ahead of the resumption of training. NFL-LIONS-FORDFord stepping down as Lions owner, daughter taking overDETROIT (AP) — Martha Firestone Ford is stepping down as principal owner of the Detroit Lions. The Lions announced that Ford’s daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, is taking over as the team’s principal owner and chairman. The 94-year-old Ford says it’s been a great honor for her family to be associated with the Lions and the NFL, and that Hamp will provide superb leadership. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTENNIS-DJOKOVIC-VIRUSNovak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirusBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. Associated Press The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive. Djokovic says “the moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. My result is positive.” Djokovic has been criticized for organizing the tournament and bringing in players from other countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.Djokovic found himself defending the lax arrangements of the exhibitions, which were meant to raise money to help those affected by the pandemic. The stands were packed and players casually interacted with fans and each other off the court. Djokovic and other players were seen hugging each other and partying in night clubs and restaurants.In other virus-related sports developments:— This year’s karate world championships have been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The World Karate Federation says the championships will now take place from Nov. 16-21, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Karate was set to make its debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but that event has also been postponed by a year. The karate worlds are held every two years. center_img Update on the latest sports June 23, 2020 Zanardi has been on a ventilator since he crashed his handbike into a truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on Friday during a relay event.last_img read more


first_imgA very special visitor arrived at Cooney’s Home and Garden store in Letterkenny this weekend.Huge crowds turned out at the store as Santa arrived at the biggest Christmas shop in the North-West.Simply click on the video to see Santa arriving as well as getting a look around the magical store. DDTV: SANTA ARRIVES AT COONEY’S HOME AND GARDEN was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas ShopCooneys Home and GardenletterkennySANTAlast_img read more