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University of Vermont,Vermont Business Magazine Frederick Morin, MD, announced today that next year, he will step down as dean of The Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine at The University of Vermont once a successor has been named. Morin became the College’s 17th dean 10 years ago, on August 25, 2007. “Rick Morin’s accomplishments at UVM are truly extraordinary,” said UVM President Tom Sullivan. “His creativity, persistence, and strong leadership have created a legacy for the Larner College of Medicine that will last for generations. I will be forever grateful for his remarkable leadership of the College and his many contributions across the University.”Among Morin’s many achievements over the past decade are his work in philanthropy, which resulted in an unprecedented commitment of $100 million in lifetime giving from late alumnus Robert Larner, M.D.’42 and his wife Helen, and related naming of the College in Dr. Larner’s honor. Morin’s service on the board of trustees of the UVM Medical Center, the board of the UVM Health Network, and the board of the UVM Health Network – Medical Group (the faculty practice plan) has strengthened ties with the College’s primary clinical teaching partner and facilitated expanded educational opportunities for our students across the region.“I want to thank Dean Morin for his leadership in our shared goal of educating health care professionals to the highest standards in patient care, education and research,” said John Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of the UVM Health Network and CEO of the UVM Medical Center. “He has been an important and steadfast source of support throughout a period of enormous change in health care, and we will miss having the benefit of his guidance.”Morin also played a critical role in helping the College develop new clinical training sites to ensure medical students have exposure to greater diversity of patients, and most recently the College has been recognized nationally for its active learning initiatives. In addition, Morin oversaw growth in the College’s research enterprise from $65.9 million to $90 million between 2007 and 2016, and facilitated the revitalization of several College buildings, laboratories and medical education spaces, including the Larner Learning Commons, which opened in 2017.Nationally, Morin has played an active role in the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Council of Deans and has been an invited speaker to present on medical education and the training of primary care physicians, including a presentation to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Council on Graduate Medical Education.The group received a $90,000 grant from NEH. As part of its Challenge Grant program, the agency requires the partners to raise a matching amount. “I am proud of what this College has accomplished in the last ten years, across all of our missions,” said Morin. “It has been an honor to serve as Dean, and the capstone of my career.”A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine, Morin began his career as a pediatrics resident at Stanford University and completed a research fellowship in neonatology at University of California San Francisco. Prior to joining UVM, he served on the faculty of the University of Rochester (N.Y.) and subsequently the University at Buffalo, where he rose to full professor and vice chairman of research. He was named chair of pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and also served as interim vice president for health affairs at University at Buffalo and interim dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.Information regarding the establishment of a committee for a national search for Morin’s successor is expected in the near future. Source: UVM 8.30.2017VBM vermontbiz.com
Related XTERRA Wetsuits & XTERRA Boards, respectively, one of the world’s most worn wetsuits in triathlon and a leader in the inflatable stand-up paddle board category, will be exclusive sponsors of the 2015 Wildflower Triathlons for both wetsuits and stand-up paddle boards.This latest sponsorship deal follows hot on the heels of Diamondback becoming the official bike sponsor of Wildflower, which takes place on 1 May at Lake San Antonia, California.Offering fast and flexible wetsuits, with a high level of visibility and share in the key US market, XTERRA Wetsuits are engineered for maximum buoyancy, flexibility and speed while supporting the swimmer’s body in the correct horizontal swimming position. XTERRA Wetsuits will be at Wildflower providing swim support for athletes, training tips and a free swim clinic prior to the event.XTERRA Boards are designed with convenience, durability and functionality in mind. XTERRA Boards are positioned as a great alternative for cross training during the off-season, enabling a focus on core and endurance training. XTERRA Boards will be at the Wildflower expo, but also in the water on race day mornings providing lead out support, as well as safety support for all triathletes racing.“We were excited to partner with a company that believes great customer service is not just a goal, it’s a passion,” said Colleen Bousman, President of Tri-California Events. “At Wildflower, the race experience is a priority to us, so having partners with the same vision and dedication to innovation and focus on the athlete is very important to us.”First held in 1983, the Wildflower Triathlons are swim-bike-run races that take place on the first weekend in May at Lake San Antonio on California’s Central Coast. Known by many as ‘The Woodstock of Triathlon’, Wildflower offers participants a half-Ironman distance course, an Olympic-distance course, and a short or sprint mountain-bike course, which are all known for their grueling hills.Wildflower is one of the largest triathlon events in the world and can bring in up to 7,500 athletes and 30,000 spectators each year.“At XTERRA, we want to be involved within our community whenever and wherever possible. I am excited to be working with an event that has such energized spectators and volunteers,” says Brandon Hearn, President of XTERRA Wetsuits & XTERRA Boards.“I started XTERRA Wetsuits and Boards to be able to work with great events and people that represent the pure spirit of triathlons, which is something that Wildflower perfectly encapsulates,” added Keith Simmons, founder of XTERRA Wetsuits and Boards.XTERRA Wetsuits strives to make athletes swim faster with comfort. XTERRA Wetsuits offers aim to offer ‘the highest performing wetsuit at the best value in the triathlon community.’ Active since 2001, XTERRA Wetsuits ‘produces the fastest and most buoyant suits in the industry, tested and approved by professional athletes.’Born in San Diego – the birthplace of triathlon, XTERRA Wetsuits are designed with four key components in mind – comfort, speed, buoyancy and value. XTERRA Wetsuits sells directly to the customer and eliminates the middleman. According to the company, this means lower prices for high performance triathlon wetsuits.XTERRA Boards uses the highest quality materials. XTERRA boards are easy to transport and simple to inflate in under 5 minutes. Each inflatable board comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. The boards are lightweight and ‘provide the same amount if not more structure and balance on the water then any other stand up paddle board.’ When fully deflated they fit into a large carry-on backpack, which is easy to carry and convenient for travel on boats, RVs or airplanes.Tri-California Events is an event management company producing triathlon, swimming and running races throughout California including the Wildflower Triathlons, Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim, The Triathlon at Pacific Grove, and Scott Tinley’s Triathlon.In addition, Tri-California serves as the race production company for the Nike Women’s Marathon and The San Francisco Giant Race. At Tri-California, the company’s goal is to motivate individuals of all ages and fitness levels to lead a healthier lifestyle by ‘exercising with purpose’ and participating in an endurance race.www.xterrawetsuits.comwww.xterraboards.comwww.tricalifornia.com
Related Italian accessories specialist Rudy Project has joined forces with the TOUGHMAN Half Triathlon Series as the official helmet and sunglasses sponsor.The 10 race event series travels across the United States, giving athletes of all ability levels the chance to conquer a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.“We are excited to partner with Rudy Project as our official eyewear and helmet provider. Offering TOUGHMAN athletes an opportunity to train and race with proven, quality, innovative technology is a win-win,” said Stefanie Wertovitch, Brand Manager of the TOUGHMAN Triathlon Series. “Both TOUGHMAN and Rudy Project are aligned to provide an unparalleled athlete experience throughout North America.”“Triathlon is in our DNA and we’ll work in every way possible to help grow the sport,” said Paul Craig, President and Co-Founder of Rudy Project North America. “By partnering with TOUGHMAN, Rudy Project will continue our commitment to advancing the science, diversity and spread of multisport activities, while ensuring these athletes have access to the best possible equipment to keep them focused, fast, cool and cool-looking.” This year TOUGHMAN will visit Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tupper Lake, Washington State, Minnesota, Alabama, Utah, New Mexico and New York. The 2015 event series begins in March, and concludes with the TOUGHMAN Half Iron Championship Race in September at Croton Point Park. This race is also home to the 2015 USAT Aquabike Championships.The TOUGHMAN Half Iron Triathlon Series is USA Triathlon sanctioned and racers must be at least 17 years of age. Kids and teens are encouraged to participate in the TOUGHTEEN and TOUGHKids triathlon events.Rudy Project designs and manufactures performance-oriented helmets, sunglasses, goggles and Rx/prescription eyewear solutions by applying ‘advanced science, cutting-edge technology and innovative aesthetics’.Designed and crafted in Italy since 1985, Rudy Project has grown quickly as a premier brand throughout North America. Rudy helmets were recognized as the number one most worn aero / time-trial brand at the IRONMAN World Championships Presented by GoPro in Kona, Hawaii for the last four consecutive years, and have been designated the Official Helmet of IRONMAN for North America. Rudy Project aims to offer ‘unparalleled customer service backed by a Lifetime Replacement Lens Guarantee and an industry-leading three-year frame warranty’.www.toughmantri.comwww.rudyproject.com
At the 2020 NAB Show New York, Black Box will highlight a robust array of KVM switching, extension, control and visualization solutions that interoperate smoothly to enable greater workflow optimization and management, provide support for more advanced formats, and ensure exceptional security for on-premises and remote work scenarios. The company’s NAB profile is available here. Black Box is pleased to provide guests free access to the show using promo code NY0172.Remote App for Black Box Emerald Unified KVM Platform The Remote App for the Emerald® Unified KVM platform is a first-of-its-kind software-based solution that gives authorised users simultaneous remote access to one or more sources — PCs, servers or virtual machines — across an Emerald KVM network. This enables cost savings as well as greater flexibility, ease of access and efficiency. Supporting multiple, simultaneous connections and industry-leading performance for full-HD video up to 45 fps, the Emerald Remote App is ideal for tasks such as remote process and applications monitoring. With authentication against the award-winning Boxilla® KVM network manager from Black Box, the Remote App offers users a convenient list of connections and provides access quickly and easily, just like a standard hardware-based system. However, because the Remote App is not tethered to a fixed location, users can access the Emerald KVM network from anywhere using their own computers or laptops.Black Box Emerald Unified KVM PlatformBlack Box will highlight its Emerald® Unified KVM platform, which provides broadcasters and others with the exceptional flexibility and network security essential to state-of-the-art KVM extension and switching. The low-latency, high-performance Emerald HD and 4K transmitter-receiver pairs connect workstations with remote computers and servers over distances up to 10 kilometres over single-mode fibre, or even farther over IP, while the Emerald Remote App facilitates convenient anywhere-anytime access without the need for additional hardware receivers. With uniquely robust capabilities for reliable extension and switching of video, audio, USB and serial signals across any number of physical and virtual servers, Emerald lowers users’ cost of ownership, enables greater workflow optimization and helps preserve existing IT investments.Emerald PE High-Performance, IP-Based KVM ExtendersThe new Emerald® PE line of high-performance, IP-based KVM extenders is tailored to the demands of applications including HD video and audio editing, live production and broadcast playout, as well as 3D and graphic design. Emerald PE transmitters and receivers enable extension and matrix switching of pixel-perfect HD DVI video (up to 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz) and transparent USB 2.0 and bidirectional analogue audio — over a dedicated or existing IP network, or even the internet — between any number of users and computers, servers or virtual machines. The IP-based KVM solution features built-in system redundancy with dual network ports and can be deployed as a point-to-point KVM extender, connecting the user to a remote computer or, when scaled up, serving as a managed KVM matrix switching system.Black Box Quote:“2020 NAB Show New York offers a great platform to get a firsthand look at our wide range of powerful, flexible solutions for broadcast, including our highlighted Remote App for our Emerald KVM unified system. As interest in IP workflows, virtualization and remote work continues to grow, our customers count on Black Box for essential functionality, security and reliability.”— John Hickey, Senior Director of R&D and KVM Systems at Black Box
The Wall Street Journal:When 14-year-old Brian O’Neill of Washington, D.C., wanted to find out what his friends had been up to over summer vacation, he did something radical: He asked them. Unlike most kids his age, Brian isn’t on social media. He doesn’t scroll through his friends’ Instagram shots or post his own, nor does he use Facebook or Snapchat. “I don’t need social media to stay in touch,” he says.…In a study published this spring in the journal Psychological Science, researchers created an Instagram-like program and then used fMRI scans to measure teens’ reactions to the photos that received more or fewer likes. What they discovered was a process of “quantifiable social endorsement,” with teens using what received likes on social media “to learn how to navigate their social world.” But such cues can be adaptive or maladaptive. The researchers found that adolescents “were more likely to like a photo—even one portraying risky behaviors, such as smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol—if that photo had received more likes from peers.”Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal
COUNTY News:Los Alamos County Council will consider the adoption of multi-year increases to the Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) water and sewer rates at two public hearings. Beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, the public hearings will be conducted during the council meeting in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.The Board of Public Utilities voted Oct. 16 to approve the rate increases, giving the green light to forward ordinances 02-299 for water rates and 02-298 for sewer rates to the Council for possible adoption. Both ordinances are structured to increase rates yearly over the next three years. Specifically, water rates would increase each year 5, 4.25 and 4 percent respectively. Sewer rates would increase each year 6, 3 and 2 percent respectively.“These complex water and sewer infrastructure systems are essential to the economic prosperity and public health of our community,” Utilities Manager Philo Shelton said. “These increases will allow us to replace our aging infrastructure, especially the White Rock wastewater treatment plant.”To educate the community on the need for these rate increases, the DPU aired a documentary on Los Alamos PAC 8 regarding the troubled condition of the water and sewer infrastructure nationwide. Additionally, two public meetings on Los Alamos’ infrastructure challenges were held in White Rock and the Los Alamos townsite in October. More information, including the draft ordinances and frequently asked questions are available on the DPU website at https://ladpu.com/2019Infrastructure-Rates.Direct questions to the Customer Care Center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.
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