Medical School chooses Robert Satcher Jr. as Class Day speaker

first_img Read Full Story Robert Satcher Jr., an alumnus of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology and a NASA astronaut, will be this year’s Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Harvard School of Dental Medicine Class Day keynote speaker on May 28.Harvard Commencement and HMS Class Day ceremonies will be held virtually this year to ensure the health and safety of the university and Quad communities during the coronavirus pandemic.“We are committed to making [the ceremonies] special and memorable for our graduates and their loved ones,” said HMS Dean George Q. Daley.“Dr. Satcher is a dynamic role model to so many of us and embodies exactly what leadership is all about,” said Fidencio Saldaña, HMS dean for students. “We know that students, faculty and staff alike will be proud, encouraged, uplifted and inspired by hearing from Dr. Satcher, while his words will help send the graduates into the world of medicine with strength and poise for the challenges ahead.”Satcher M.D. ’94, the first orthopedic surgeon to travel in space, journeyed to the International Space Station on space shuttle Atlantis, took two space walks, repaired ISS equipment and served as the crew’s medical doctor during an 11-day mission in 2009.“This year’s graduation is notable because it is the first to be held virtually and because the future is more uncertain than most are accustomed to,” said Satcher. “There has never been a more obvious need for our profession. Not only in caring for those afflicted from coronavirus but also in providing leadership in how to best strategize to manage health care as we move forward.”Satcher is now an associate professor of orthopaedic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, specializing in the treatment of skeletal metastatic disease, soft tissue sarcoma technology applications for improved surgical outcomes, teleoncology and intraoperative navigation. He is working on building a cancer center in sub-Saharan Africa.“Here in Boston is where I got my love of discovery and exploration,” he said last October at the School’s Spotlight on Medical Education event, adding that he struggled at first with whether he should even attend medical school.Fortunately, he said, “HST discovered me.” Following the Columbia shuttle disaster in 2003, Satcher said he decided to apply to the U.S. shuttle program and was surprised to get a call sometime later asking if he was still interested. He joined the NASA class of 2004.Born in Hampton, Virginia, Satcher graduated from high school in Denmark, South Carolina. He received a BS in chemical engineering in 1986 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1993 from MIT. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships at MIT and the University of California, Berkeley; an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Florida, Gainesville.He has served on the faculty of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Satcher co-founded the eHealth Research Institute, which brings together physicians and academic and industry researchers to improve access to specialized health care using the latest in research and technology.last_img read more

Board okays rules change proposals

Board okays rules change proposals April 15, 2002 Regular News Board okays rules change proposalsThe Bar Board of Governors has endorsed two emergency rule changes proposed by the Rules of Criminal Procedure Committee.The first change, according to committee member Wendy Berger, matched the rules to a recent state law that prohibits execution of mentally retarded inmates. It includes procedures for when inmates refuse to cooperate with mental health experts evaluating them.The second change extends the time from three to five years that prior offenses can be used under sentencing guidelines for determining punishment for a new offense.The rules now go to the Supreme Court for review. read more

Annenberg students partner with online media site

first_imgThe Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism has partnered with AOL’s online news source, Patch.com, as part of a new PatchU program, which unites the site with 13 journalism programs at universities across the nation.Patch provides comprehensive hyperlocal news to cities that typically do not receive much media attention, said William Nance, vice president of developing business group at Patch Media.“We’re committed to being a member of the community. That’s how we build business up,” he said.The hyperlocal business model of reporting news in specific cities has helped Patch grow into a trusted news source for local issues in cities around the nation, Nance said.Since it began reporting in three cities in New Jersey in February 2009, Patch has grown to cover the news in numerous cities across 16 states and Washington, D.C. Patch launched a site in its 100th community in August, and AOL announced plans to expand to more than 500 neighborhoods in 20 states by the end of the year.To help reach out to a different kind of community, Patch began the PatchU program, where journalism students will work with Patch editors to report on local news in areas near their campuses.“Over time we expect to expand to other universities,” Nance said. “It helps us become a part of the discussions around the future of journalism.”Annenberg’s involvement with PatchU began when Marcia Parker, West Coast editorial director for Patch, collaborated with Sandy Tolan, an associate professor of journalism at Annenberg, after the two worked together on a state-wide investigative reporting project in March.“We talked about how we could do something that was really local but also had depth,” Tolan said. “I originally thought of the idea of having all the reporting for one class be in one square mile of a city.”Now a reality, Tolan’s “One Square Mile” launched this fall with eight students who cover one square mile of Westfield in Culver City.“It’s not really like a class; I consider it more of an editor-reporter relationship. It’s almost run as workshops that try to replicate what it’s like in the newsroom,” Tolan said.Students are responsible for hunting down stories about education, crime, entertainment and culture in the area, Tolan said. She and Parker edit the students’ stories before sending them to local Patch editors who cover Culver City.“We’re inventing this [project] as we go — the spirit of invention and innovation is at the heart of this,” Tolan said. “We’re among a group of schools that are trying to help lead students into an uncertain world of multimedia journalism.”School of Journalism Director Geneva Overholser said the partnership fits into a larger scope of collaborations between USC and other media organizations.“This class creates interesting journalism at a time when journalism is reinventing itself,” she said. “One of the most promising aspects [of new journalism] is collaborations.”Tolan agreed that this project is a way for Annenberg to help lead students into an uncertain world of multimedia journalism.Because Patch feels the pressure of the changes and challenges in the field of journalism, it has enlisted the help of the universities through PatchU, Nance said.“Annenberg is one of the top journalism programs in the U.S.,” he said. “We’ve got such a focus on good journalists; Patch wants to make sure they have good partnerships with good journalism programs.”So far, there are no set plans for Annenberg to continue with the PatchU program after this semester, Overholser said. Patch hopes, however, that this partnership will continue to benefit both itself and Annenberg, Nance said.“It helps [Patch] become a part of the discussions around the future of journalism [and] what content and economic models will work,” Nance said. “We want to be in a relationship where these conversations are occurring.”last_img read more

Broward Students Hospitalized After Eating Mystery “Candy” at School

first_imgAt least eight students from Renaissance Charter School in Cooper City had to be taken to a hospital after reportedly eating what one of them called “candy,” according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.Sergeant Donald Prichard says that one of the eight students brought the item onto campus.He adds,“Their conditions were not life-threatening. There was no indication anyone was poisoned.”The parents were notified and the students, who range in age from 10 to 12, were treated and released.It was not immediately known what the “candy” contained, although the Broward Sheriff’s crime lab will make that determination.No criminal charges have been filed, although Prichard adds that the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Hampshire regain the English counties’ crown after 21 years

first_img Hampshire are the English Men’s County Champions – recapturing the title after 21 years with top quality team golf at Trevose, Cornwall.The last time they won was in 1996 when Justin Rose was in their team. It’s been a long road back to the top in county golf – especially for playing captain Martin Young who has just completed his eighth County Finals; with the last three in consecutive years.News of the victory filtered back to Young as Tom Robson, Ryan Harmer and Billy McKenzie delivered the crucial 2.5 points in the singles to take the team over the line. Matt Wilcox and Colin Roope made it even better for Hampshire when they won their games to complete a 6.5-2.5 win over Staffordshire – and give the team a complete set of three wins in the championship.Young confessed to tears as he played the 17th and he was uncharacteristically speechless afterwards, although he did say: “This is so weird. I am so unbelievably happy.”His team, however, had a lot more to say about the win, fashioned in grim conditions of wind and rain, which gave them their much-prized victory.They went into the final day knowing a half would give them the title, but they wanted to win their third match outright. They grabbed the advantage in the foursomes with one big win from Young and partner Wilcox, who were three-under par when they finished 7/6; and one snatched point from Billy McKenzie and Tom Robson. McKenzie knocked their second on the 18th to 18in from the cup to set up a birdie and a 1up win.In the singles, Robson delivered the team’s first point on the 14th green and commented: “It’s my fourth County Finals in five years and this means everything.”Ryan Harmer quickly followed him with a grandstand finish against England international Gian-Marco Petrozzi on the 18th. Harmer had been two up with four to play, was pulled back to all square by Staffordshire birdies on 15 and 17 – but holed a 20-footer on the last for birdie and a 1up win.“This is incredible, something we have all wanted for so long,” he said. We have come so close in previous years but it’s always been a bit of a battle on the final day. But today is our day.”McKenzie was close behind battling Jack Gaunt, another England international, in a tight match which was peppered with birdies. Gaunt took the game down 18 when he birdied the 17th to get back to all square and the players went on to share the point providing Hampshire’s winning half to secure the title.“I knew everyone was well up so it made it easier coming down the stretch,” said McKenzie. “But getting the winning half point is fantastic, especially against Jack who is a great player.“I’ve had a good week, but it’s just great that I can play my part for the team,” he added.Wilcox was Hampshire’s biggest points scorer with five wins from six starts, while McKenzie and Robson both had 4.5 points from six games.In the other match Somerset were determined to give themselves every chance of an outside win. They knew that if Hampshire were beaten the result would be decided on countback so they set out to amass as many points as possible and they beat Northumberland 7-2.They were 2-1 up in the foursomes and dropped just one singles point, to Northumberland’s Matthew McClean. In the end it wasn’t enough but team captain Justin Lane said: “We knew we had to come out hard today and hope Staffordshire would do us a favour. But Hampshire just outplayed them and many congratulations to Martin and his team. I’m very proud of my players, everyone performed brilliantly.”Captions: Top, the winning Hampshire team. Back row: Matt Wilcox, Colin Roope, Mark Burgess and Tom Robson. Front row: Billy McKenzie, Martin Young and Ryan Harmer.Final placings: 1 Hampshire, 2 Somerset, 3 Staffordshire, 4 Northumberland.Images copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: competitions, County, County Championships, Hampshire 1 Oct 2017 Hampshire regain the English counties’ crown after 21 years last_img read more

Fernandez has 13 Ks, pitches Miami by Pirates 3-2

first_imgMiami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, right, reaches second base on double as Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (18) awaits the throw during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates managed only one win against the team with the NL’s worst record.They hope to fare better versus the team they’re chasing in the division.Gerrit Cole was outpitched Sunday in an all-rookie duel against Jose Fernandez, and Pittsburgh lost to the Miami Marlins 3-2.The Pirates went 1-2 in the series and 5-5 on a three-city trip, and they now head home for a five-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals, who lead the NL Central with the best record in the majors.“I think the Cardinal series has been on a lot of the fans’ dockets for some time now,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “I anticipate seeing a very faithful Pirate crowd there Monday.”The Pirates have the second-best record in the NL, but they’ve lost 12 of their past 22 games, and Fernandez (7-5) wasn’t inclined to help them get going again.The 20-year-old All-Star had a team rookie record 13 strikeouts, and allowed five hits and two runs in eight innings. He walked none and threw 97 pitches, 74 for strikes.Cole (5-4) was nearly as good. He allowed three runs and struck out eight in seven innings, but Giancarlo Stanton put the Marlins ahead to stay in the sixth with his 13th home run.“The home run was a bad pitch, and he deposited it like he should,” Cole said. “That pitch was really inexcusable there in a tie ballgame.”Stanton also doubled, walked and scored twice for the Marlins, who had six hits.Steve Cishek gave up a single and a walk in the ninth, but retired Garrett Jones on a grounder for the final out to earn his 22nd save in 24 chances.Fernandez’s strikeout total broke the Marlins’ rookie record of 12 held by Josh Beckett. He struck out every player in the starting lineup, and he fanned the side in the third and fifth innings.“This was kind of a statement game for him, where he knew he was going up against another solid pitcher, and he wanted to outdo him,” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.Like Fernandez, Cole was a first-round draft pick in 2011. He has allowed less than four runs in all nine starts.“He’s a great pitcher,” Fernandez said. “His stuff is good. I saw it hitting, and I didn’t like it.”Ditto regarding Fernandez, Cole said.“When you go up against a guy like him, you feed off each other,” Cole said. “He goes out and strikes out the side, and I’m going to out there and try to do the same thing. You love that competition and you want the best out of the other person. He was better today.”Fernandez improved to 5-2 with a 1.87 ERA over his past 10 starts, and lowered his ERA for the season to 2.71. When his face was shown on the video board before the ninth inning, the crowd of 24,207 roared, and he waved his cap from the dugout.“That was an impressive outing by him,” Hurdle said, “and an impressive outing for our guy.”The Pirates scored their only runs in the second inning. Pedro Alvarez led off with a single and came home on Russell Martin’s double. Martin stole third and scored on a two-out single by Clint Barmes.Miami made it 2-all in the fourth when Stanton walked, Logan Morrison singled, Ed Lucas singled home a run and Donovan Solano hit a sacrifice fly.Notes: Pirates C Michael McKenry, who tweaked his left knee Saturday, was awaiting results of a doctor’s evaluation. C Russell Martin was back in the lineup after suffering a minor injury to his left knee Friday. … Pittsburgh RF Jose Tabata started after being held out of the starting lineup for three games because of a sore right forearm. … Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen was given a rest. He pinch-hit in the eighth and popped out.last_img read more

Salesforce.com and Adobe: Applications Enriching The Platfom

first_imgRelated Posts Developers may create applications that are launched through a browser using Adobe Flash technology or on the desktop using Adobe Air.This is intriguing. We’ve seen a number of consumer application developed using Adobe Air, including Tweetdeck, the rich Twitter application that has grown immensely in popularity. The partnership with Salesforce.com means that developers may create similar applications through the integration of third-party API’s that may provide another means for enterprise customers to create their own social applications.We know there are any variety of ways to create applications for the enterprise but the relationship between Adobe and Saleforce.com demonstrates how easy it is becoming to create rich applications for specific, business purposes.The simplicity is evident in the way developers create applications using Adobe Flash Builder. It’s as simple as drag and drop to add such features as calendars, grids, charts, buttons and all the other elements to make the user interface compelling for the user.On the desktop, the data is synced to the Salesforce.com environment via an API, creating an integrated platform for users.Remember how third-party applications accelerated Facebook’s growth? A similar model is emerging in the SasS world. Applications are making SaaS platfoms rich integrated environments, tailored to the business user. Development is far easier than ever before, making it possible to create tools that can enrich the experience for the user by viewing data in ways that helps them take faster action without the need for an IT administrator or analyst to present it in a way that makes sense.The release preview for Adobe Flash Builder is available at force.com. The product will be fully available in the first half of 2010. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair alex williams Salesforce.com and Adobe have entered a partnership that allows developers to create rich Internet and desktop applications in the cloud. The partnership is just one more example of how an ecosystem is developing between Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors and application developers.In recent weeks Salesforce.com has partnered with a host of companies, including Box.net last week and an integration with Cisco earlier this month.The partnership with Adobe means that users may create enterprise applications on the Force.com platform. Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

10 months agoFulham striker Mitrovic named Serbia’s Player of the Year

first_imgFulham striker Mitrovic named Serbia’s Player of the Yearby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been named Serbia’s Player of the Year.He played a major role in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League by scoring 12 times in the Championship following a January move from Newcastle.”It’s nice when you are appreciated in the country where you play, but there’s nothing more beautiful than when you are at home, with your people,” Mitrovic told the Serbian FA’s website.Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and former Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov are among the previous recipients of the award. About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Canada to send team back to Mali to help Romania minimize gap

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian military plans to send a team back to Mali next month to work with Romanian peacekeepers and minimize a gap in providing medical evacuations to United Nations and Malian forces and civilians.Canadian peacekeepers will cease operations in Mali on Saturday and begin packing up their helicopters and equipment after more than a year in the sprawling West African country.Yet while their Romanian replacements have started to arrive, with help from Canadian Forces transport aircraft, the Romanians aren’t expected to be ready to fly missions until the middle of October.To ensure they are ready, Col. Travis Morehen, commander of the Canadian contingent, says some of his troops who returned home last month will be back for a week in September to teach their Romanian replacements the ropes.The 12-month Canadian mission was scheduled to wrap up all operations at the end of July before the federal government extended medical evacuations another month to the end of August.The UN had asked Canada to keep all its peacekeepers in Mali until the middle of October to prevent any gap between the end of the Canadian mission and the start of Romanian one.The Canadian Presslast_img read more