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Update from the Dean - September 2017
Strategic plan progress report. Research: Driving the development of innovative and precise drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Flu treatments; Tackling antimalarial resistance; Attacking hard targets; Plotting cell maps; Safer opioid pain killer; Cellular construction; New products through bioengineering; Regulatory science leadership; Tobacco burden in vulnerable populations; Economics of disease; Precision medicine. Education: Preparing leaders who think critically, work across fields, and lead in rapidly changing marketplaces.... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies: 2016 Annual Report
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 04/21/2017 This 16-page annual report reviews the Forum's 2016 activities, primarily three meetings that explored public health, health care, and emergency medical services (EMS) response during and in the immediate aftermath of a multi-site terrorist attack; key factors and challenges associated with domestic integrated vector management strategies employed to mitigate Zika virus; ongoing steps related to advancing the research and development of life-saving medical countermeasures to address emerging infectious diseases; and furthere...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

RTI Surgical taps director for CFO, fills out roster | Personnel Moves, Sept. 19, 2017
RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) said yesterday that it’s tapping a board member to be CFO and adding a pair of medical device veterans to its executive roster. Alachua, Fla.-based RTI said it named director Jonathon Singer as its finance & administration chief effective Oct. 2, replacing Robert Jordheim. Singer, who resigned his board seat to accept the CFAO role, is the former CFO of Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), Sargent Pharmaceuticals and radiation safety products maker Landauer. “As we continue to implement our long-term growth strategy, we need the right team to accelerate and solidify our progress,” CEO Ca...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News 3B Medical Bonesupport Haemonetics Obalon Therapeutics Organogenesis Inc. orthosalespartners personnel-moves rationalsurgicalsolutions RTI Surgical silktherapeutics Titan Spine Source Type: news

NIMH Research Education Mentoring Programs for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)
The goal of this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs and advance the priorities outlined in the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Annual Strategic Plan and the research program priorities of the NIMH Division of AIDS Research (DAR). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Management Essential Training Series
The series provides a fresh perspective and a broad introduction to three (3) topics critical to your success: 1) Strategic Planning, 2) Successful People Management, and 3) Fundamentals of Financial Management. This series is designed to enhance the skills of new local health officials (LHOs) to address the complex, real-world, issues facing local health departments on a daily basis. NACCHO encourages LHOs with one to three years of experience who are seeking additional management training to take these trainings. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Management Essentials Training for Local Health Officials
NACCHO has launched the Management Essentials Training Series, which is tailored exclusively for local health officials and provides a fresh perspective and a broad introduction to strategic planning, successful people management, and fundamentals of financial management. Classes begin on September 25, 2017. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Aids Council - New CEO Responds to Questions About His Past
[Daily Maverick] Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National Aids Council. His appointment follows the suspicious non-renewal of the previous CEO Dr Fareed Abdullah's contract and unsuccessful attempts to lure Eastern Cape head of health Dr Thobile Mbengashe to the post. The success of the new National Strategic Plan implementation and the long-term survival of a robust, relevant and ethical SA National Aids Council will depend on the new CEO. Spotlight put a range of que (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CollPlant raises $5m in private placement
Regenerative medicine company CollPlant said today it inked a $5 million private placement deal to support its plant-based rhCollagen technology for tissue repairs. As part of the private placement round, Israel-based CollPlant said it will pursue an up-listing of its ADSs on the Nasdaq exchange following the 1st phase of the transaction closing, which is slated for mid-September. “We are pleased to have signed a definitive agreement with this US investor. This transaction, once closed, and in combination with potential, additional funds from current investors, will increase our financial stability and allow us ...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine CollPlant Source Type: news

South Africa: Take On Government, Challenge It to Do More
[Daily Maverick] There are still many hills to climb and many obstacles to overcome. The role of civil society organisations like the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in making the National Strategic Plan work cannot be overstated. Organisations like the TAC have a major role in particular in influencing the provincial plans which are funded and led by provincial councils. They must challenge provinces to set bold targets and to lead inclusive responses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An AADR perspective on the 'Advancing dental education: Gies in the 21st century' project
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) In 1926, William Gies published the seminal report 'Dental Education in the United States and Canada,' however dental education is now challenged by a new set of issues. A national project was created to address these complex modern issues and develop a broad strategic plan for the future of dental education. This project is divided into three phases. AADR's response to the completion of Phase One is published in the September issue of the Journal of Dental Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trio of hires signal Pegasus ’ northern grit
Growth trend continues at ‘health first, sector second’ agency Pegasus, an Ashfield company, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has announced further growth of its Pharma and Life Sciences division with the appointment of three new team members to its northern base in Macclesfield. Kesha Tansey, Account Director, joins from within Ashfield. Formerly of Zoetic Science and GCC, she will lead integrated communications programmes with teams situated in both Macclesfield and at Pegasus’ Brighton HQ. She is joined by newly appointed Senior Account Executive, Trystan George, who moves from The Scott Partnership and Bi...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - August 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Where in the World of EMS are A.J. Heightman and Ryan Kelley?
The objective is to plan and coordinate future programs, projects and offerings for you, our readers, to help you take EMS to the next level of staffing, safety, education and operations. JEMS Sales representative Mike Shear, Managing Editor Ryan Kelley and Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, prepare for four days of intense meetings at the Margarita lounge. PennWell CEO Mark Wilmoth addresses the JEMS Editorial & Sales teams, along with other PennWell staff.  PennWell Vice President Paul Andrews, a seasoned EMS and Fire media specialist, addresses the JEMS/EMS TODAY Conference team and other PennWell staff on the...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Where in the World of EMS are A.J. Heightman and Ryan Kelley?
The objective is to plan and coordinate future programs, projects and offerings for you, our readers, to help you take EMS to the next level of staffing, safety, education and operations. JEMS Sales representative Mike Shear, Managing Editor Ryan Kelley and Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, prepare for four days of intense meetings at the Margarita lounge. PennWell CEO Mark Wilmoth addresses the JEMS Editorial & Sales teams, along with other PennWell staff.  PennWell Vice President Paul Andrews, a seasoned EMS and Fire media specialist, addresses the JEMS/EMS TODAY Conference team and other PennWell staff on the...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Malawi: St Luke's Nursing Launches Website, Strategic Plan
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -St Luke's college of Nursing and Midwifery of Zomba on Friday launched a website and a five year strategic plan which is aimed at helping the college to achieve its set goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Michael Teitell named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Michael Teitell, a renowned molecular immunologist and biochemist, has been named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and president of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation.Teitell, who was chosen after a national search, has been a member of the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 1999. He is the Latta Endowed Professor of Pathology and holds joint appointments in the departments of pediatrics and bioengineering. He serves currently as chief of the division of pediatric and neonatal pathology, with board certification in anatomic, clinical and pediatric pathology.His appoin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

G. Randall Green named chief of cardiac surgery
He will also co-direct the Upstate Heart Institute, a priority in the Upstate strategic plan, that calls for strengthening and expanding cardiovascular services. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Managing Editor for Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group - Liverpool, UK
The Department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Managing Editor to work in  the Cochrane Infectious Diseases GroupThe Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.   This includes the Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health, which houses the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), one of the first Cochrane Groups and highly successful, and well known for its exacting standards.As the Managing Editor of CIDG you will help organize review production across over 600 authors from some 52 countries. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 1, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Community health centers form partnerships to increase capacity, improve service
Community health centers, the leading providers of primary health care to the nation ’s poor and uninsured populations, need strong partnerships and effective strategies to strengthen the current health care safety net, and to prepare for what may happen in the future, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.The brief looks at a selection of Federally Qualified Health Centers, referred to as community health centers, in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and New York state that collaborate with other regional centers, local hospitals and health departments to improve an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cantel Medical to buy BHT Group for $60m
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMN) said today it inked a definitive agreement to purchase German endoscope reprocessor BHT Hygienetechnik Holding for $60.8 million. BHT Group has approximately 100 employees and provides automated endoscope reprocessing alongside related equipment, services and flexible endoscope repairs, Little Falls N.J.-based Cantel Medical said. Over the past year, BHT Group reported revenues of $24.5 million. “Establishing leadership in our international markets is a key component of our strategy and this milestone will help us achieve this goal. The addition of BHT Group will enable us to become the...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Pledges to Achieve 50 Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding By 2018
[Premium Times] The Federal Ministry of Health has reiterated its commitment toward achieving 50 per cent exclusive breastfeeding by 2018 in line with the provision of the National Strategic Plan on Nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 31, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

NuVasive shares drop amid mixed Q2 earnings, reorganization efforts
Shares in NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) fell today after the medical device maker posted 2nd quarter earnings that beat earnings per share expectations but fell short on sales with shrinking profits compared to the previous year, alongside announcing a number of changes to its executive roster. The San Diego, Calif.-based company posted profits of $12.7 million, or 22¢ per share, on sales of $260.6 million for the 3 months ended June 30, seeing the bottom-line shrink 58.1% while sales grew 10.3% compared with the same period in the previous year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 46¢, jus...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Nuvasive Source Type: news

Developing a Shared Vision for Your Medical Practice
Practices engaging in strategic planning should look ahead and create a vision of where it wants to be in three to five years. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 26, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Healthcare Careers Operations Overhead Source Type: news

Malawi: Ministty of Health Implements a U.S.$2.6 Billion Strategic Plan
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government through the Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday launched the US$2.613 billion five-year Health Sector Strategic Plan II (HSSP II) and the National Community Health Strategy toward universal health coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (July 2017)
Report provides a strategic plan for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases and define the processes by which VS will identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IntraHealth International to Lead $4.9 Million Health Workforce Strengthening Effort in Mali
Photograph by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth InternationalJuly 17, 2017Through a new $4.9 million, three-year award from the US Agency for International Development,IntraHealth International will partner with the government of Mali to strengthen its health workforce, scale up progress in maternal and child survival, and protect its citizens from emerging health threats such as Ebola and pandemic influenza.Mali has significantly reduced itsmaternal,newborn, andunder-five mortality rates in the last twenty years. But despite these efforts, the country continues to have some of the highest rates of preventable maternal and chil...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

London Info International in collaboration with Clarivate Analytics announces: What makes a world class university? Webinar
In this webinar Dr Jamil Salmi poses the question What makes a world class university? The importance of tertiary education for economic growth and competitiveness is increasingly recognized not just for middle-income and advanced countries, but also for low-income ones.  Access to a world-class curriculum helps develop a skilled and flexible labour force that can positively influence productive activities by creating, applying and spreading new ideas and technologies.  Research universities are emerging as the central institutions of the 21st century knowledge economies. In this context, the presentation will st...
Source: News from STM - July 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Training & Webinars Source Type: news

NIAAA Spectrum Highlights
The most recent issue of theNIAAA Spectrum is now available online athttps://www.spectrum.niaaa.nih.gov/.    Among other topics, the current installment includes: A feature about the Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment; A feature about the ABT-436 study; Announcements about the release of theNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Strategic Plan 2017 –2021 and a new addiction medicine certification for physicians; (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - July 14, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Launches the eHealth Center, the First Academic eHealth Centre in Southern Europe
This Wednesday, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) launched the first academic centre in southern Europe specializing in eHealth, the eHealth Center, at an act held in the Sala Europa of the Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona. The act was attended by Josep A. Planell, President of the UOC; Marta Aymerich, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Research at the UOC; Antoni Comín, the Government of Catalonia's Minister for Health; (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Balancing Water Stress, Human Crises and Innovation Under a Changing Dryland Climate
International Institute for Environment and Development. 12/2016 This four-page issue brief summarizes a study that explored the intersection of international environmental and crisis agendas in the context of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, with the help of international, national, and local practitioners. Findings confirm that strategic planning to avoid water stress is more difficult during crises. A new approach is needed from the international community to de-escalate and reorient both local and global drivers of water stress, which could build long-term resilience to climate change. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Council greets launch of new NIEHS strategic planning project
NIEHS kicked off a new strategic planning process at the June 6 National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

FDA unveils plan to eliminate orphan designation backlog
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency ’s existing orphan designation request backlog and ensure continued timely response to all new requests for designation with firm deadlines. The agency’s Orphan Drug Modernization Plan comes a week after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb committed to eliminating the backlog within 90 days and resp onding to all new requests for designation within 90 days of receipt during his testimony before a Senate subcommittee. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Unveils Plan to Eliminate Orphan Designation Backlog
June 29, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a strategic plan to eliminate the agency ’s existing orphan designation request backlog and ensure continued timely response to all new requests for designation with firm... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation
Two leading children ’s hospitals —UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and  Miller Children ’s& Women ’s Hospital Long Beach, part of  MemorialCare Health System— announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California.The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIST Reveals Budget Prioritization Process and New Strategic Planning Effort
At a meeting this month, top officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology provided insight into how they are grappling with the possibility of deep budget cuts while also seeking to better situate the measurement science and standards agency for the future. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 21, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Libya Water and Sanitation Institutions
United Nations Children's Fund. 01/2017 This 13-page report provides a common and shared understanding of emergency preparedness and response planning processes to help prepare a first draft of a water, sanitation, and health (WASH) emergency preparedness and response plan for Libya. The methodology of developing the plan includes understanding the response essentials; needs assessment and analysis; strategic planning for the top identified hazards; important cross-cutting considerations; and advocacy. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

DOE Urges National Academies Panel to ‘Be Bold’ in Fusion Strategic Plan
A National Academies panel tasked with developing a multi-decade strategy for magnetically confined burning plasma research held its first meeting on June 5. The head of the Energy Department ’s fusion energy sciences program urged the panel to “be bold” in its report, which will consider scenarios in which the U.S. remains in or withdraws from the long-delayed ITER fusion project. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - June 9, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: mhenry Source Type: news

New Report Calls for NSF to Develop Strategic Plan Specifying Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Research Priorities
The social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences make significant contributions to the National Science Foundation's mission to advance health, prosperity and welfare, national defense, and progress in science, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. NSF should undertake a systematic and transparent strategic planning process that defines SBE research priorities, the required resources, and how success in addressing SBE priorities will be evaluated over time. Although it is commendable that NSF consults with advisory groups and the broader scientific community to identify ne...
Source: News from the National Academies - June 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New report: Social, behavioral, and economic sciences contribute to advancing NSF mission
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences make significant contributions to the National Science Foundation's mission to advance health, prosperity and welfare, national defense, and progress in science, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. NSF should undertake a systematic and transparent strategic planning process that defines SBE research priorities, the required resources, and how success in addressing SBE priorities will be evaluated over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2017, MLA 2017: NLM Update PowerPoint Presentations
The NLM Update was held at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Seattle WA, on May 30, 2017. Four speakers presented on NLM and data science; NLM 2016-17 Strategic Planning; the National Network of Libraries of Medicine; and NLM-wide projects. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - June 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Renewing Commitment to SDGs: Private Sector Gets Active
By Paloma DuranUNITED NATIONS, Jun 6 2017 (IPS)Just last month business representatives from around the world joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund commemorate their work as part of the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG). For much of the last two years, the group has been collaborating with the Fund on how the business community can work towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN’s roadmap to promote inclusive economic growth, social justice and environmental protection.This group of businesses committed to sustainability has accomplished a number of goals since it was formed in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paloma Duran Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Eritrea: Moh Launches 5 Years Health Strategic Plan
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health has launched on 02 June health strategic plan of action for 2017-2021 in the presence of heads of different line ministries and national associations as well as representatives of the international organizations stationed in Eritrea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DJO Global names new surgical prez | Personnel Moves – June 1, 2017
DJO Global said this week that it hired Jeffery McCaully as global president of its surgical business, effectively immediately. McCaulley succeeded Brady Shirley, who was named DJO’s president & CEO in November last year. McCaulley previously served as president & CEO of Smiths Medical, as well as president of Zimmer Biomet‘s (NYSE:ZBH) global reconstructive unit, where he led 5 global business units. McCaulley has also worked as VP and GM of the Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) global diabetes unit. He began his career at GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE), eventually serving as president & CEO of GE Cl...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Wall Street Beat Companion Medical CytoSorbents Corp. Daxor Corp. DJO Global EnXray GE Healthcare Gecko Biomedical HeartFlow Insulet Corp. integer-holdings Medtronic Novartis Nuvasive Smiths Medical zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Five Ways Physicians Can Make Their Practice Successful Five Ways Physicians Can Make Their Practice Successful
How much do you know about strategic planning to make your practice successful? Take this short quiz and find out.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Pegasus unveils new brand identity as it celebrates a year as part of Ashfield
Managing Director, Simon Hackett comments: “Its strength is in its simplicity, and our compelling mission of ‘inspiring healthy decisions’ remains at its heart. It uses strong graphic devices alongside striking campaign imagery to bring to life our personality and creativity, all backed by the strength and experience of Ashfield.” The new brand is just one part of the agency’s continuous evolution. Fixed on its course to inspire healthy decisions through creative integrated communications, Pegasus has built a team of 110 people working with a ‘health first, sector second’ approach...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Edwards Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Climate Change May Force Millions Of Americans To Move Inland
In low-lying island nations like Tuvalu and the Maldives, the term “climate migrant” is all too familiar. Rising sea levels have already forced some Pacific Ocean communities to flee from their homes and there are fears that several whole islands will be underwater in just a few decades. But it’s not just island dwellers who need to worry about climate-related migration. As coastal areas are deluged over this century, millions of mainland Americans could be forced to flee inland, where they may overwhelm already crowded cities, according to new research from the University of Georgia. &ldqu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NIAAA strategic plan aims to advance alcohol research across a broad spectrum of areas
The new plan serves as a roadmap for optimizing the allocation of NIAAA ’s resources. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Integrate Palliative Care Into Health Care, Education Systems
[New Times] In 2011, Rwanda became the first African country to roll out a national palliative care policy, setting in motion a four-year strategic plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New NIAAA strategic plan aims to advance alcohol research across a broad spectrum of areas
(Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 12, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Maybe Colleges Should Take A Lesson From Zoos
By Michael Preston, UCF Forum columnist What would it take to create a more learning-efficient campus? What elements must we have, what culture must we extend to promote a more responsive campus to bolster student success? The answer may be in the seemingly unrelated work of Australian architect and zoo director David Hancocks. In his 2002 book, A Different Nature, Hancocks explored the paradox of the modern zoo. We traditionally have taken animals that were meant to live and thrive in the wild and placed them on display at zoos for the purpose of study and our own entertainment. We take these animals that are meant t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

ASCO's Plan to Encourage Diversity in Oncology Workforce ASCO's Plan to Encourage Diversity in Oncology Workforce
ASCO's new strategic plan aims to close the diversity gap between oncologists, patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news