Public health informatics training program announced

first_imgJun 8, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A new program to provide training in the use of informatics to enhance disease detection and other public health functions is being launched with the help of a $3.68 million grant from a private foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today. The grant will support program development at the training sites along with stipends, tuition, and other expenses for trainees, the NIH said. See also: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will administer the grant. Training will be done at four institutions that already have informatics training programs supported by the NLM: Columbia University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Utah, and the University of Washington. The programs are scheduled to begin Jul 1, the NIH reported. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded the grant to train students in public health informatics, defined as the practice of integrating computer technology for managing information to enhance the work of public health professionals and others, the NIH said. “Informatics can help us make a huge impact on pubic health through disease surveillance,” said Charles Friedman, PhD, the NLM’s leader of the training initiative, as quoted in the news release. “By integrating health data from a range of sources—including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies—and applying sophisticated analysis tools, we’ll be able to detect disease outbreaks early, potentially saving lives and preventing an enormous amount of suffering.” Jun 8 NIH news release read more

Chelsea star Ben Chilwell leaves England training camp with foot injury ahead of Denmark clash

first_imgChelsea star Ben Chilwell leaves England training camp with foot injury ahead of Denmark clash Advertisement Advertisement Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell will miss England’s Nations League clash with Denmark (Picture: Getty)Ben Chilwell will play no part against Denmark after leaving England’s training camp with a foot injury. The 23-year-old Chelsea full-back missed England’s previous Nations League clash with Belgium after coming down with an illness and had been training alone at St George’s Park.Kieran Trippier started at left wing-back in place of Chilwell as Gareth Southgate’s side came from behind to beat Belgium at the weekend but the Atletico Madrid star has also left England’s camp due to a personal matter. Commentcenter_img The defender has been struggling with a pre-existing foot injury (Picture: Getty)According to Sky Sports, Chilwell’s foot injury is a pre-existing problem and the defender’s fitness now will be closely assessed by Chelsea ahead of an important few weeks for the west London club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Blues play host to Southampton when the Premier League gets back underway next weekend before kicking off their Champions League campaign at home to Sevilla.The absence of Chilwell and Tripper could see Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka make his first competitive start for the Three Lions.Saka played 76 minutes of England’s friendly with Wales last week as goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady and Danny Ings sealed a comfortable 3-0 win at Wembley. Saka made his England debut versus Wales last week (Picture: Getty)England captain Harry Kane is set to return to Southgate’s starting XI after recovering from a muscle injury.The Tottenham striker started on the bench for England’s 2-1 win over Belgium but came on as a substitute for Calvert-Lewin midway through the second half, shortly after Mason Mount’s winning goal.‘Well, medically, there’s been conversations, because that would always be the case,’ Southgate replied when asked whether he had spoken to Spurs about Kane’s fitness ahead of England’s clash with Denmark.‘He reported on the Sunday, we gave players that reported on Sunday, who weren’t involved in the Wales game for us, we gave them two days’ recovery.‘He started to train on the Wednesday, was a little unhappy with how he felt, so then worked with our medical team the next couple of days, we scanned just to be certain but it’s a muscular fatigue issue rather than an injury, so it just needed a bit more confidence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He knew by then he could push on a little bit, but he just needed a bit more confidence in it, and so his training week really wasn’t suitable to start the game.‘I think he’ll have gained more confidence from the spell he had against Belgium, and so all being well, we hope he’ll be good to start on Wednesday.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Joachim Low provides Timo Werner fitness update ahead of Germany’s clash with SwitzerlandMORE: Christian Pulisic assesses Chelsea’s title chances after summer transfer spree Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 13 Oct 2020 11:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.1kShareslast_img read more

OA President earns prestigious award

first_imgPictured with OA President Diane Laake (front) include Fr. Bill Farris, OFM, recipient of the Roger Bacon Award (front row), and Adam Gellenbeck, recipient of the Spartan Award, Tom Burke, President of Roger Bacon, and Dr. Donald L. Vieth, Astrolabe Award.Oldenburg, In. — The Roger Bacon High School Alumni Association honored Oldenburg Academy President Diane Laake ‘ 75 with the prestigious Amaranth Award at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. This award is given to a graduate of Our Lady of Angels High School who has lived her life in true Franciscan spirit and has demonstrated significant achievements and dedicated service to the larger community since graduation.The daughter of Russell (RB ’45) and Irene (OLA ’47), Diane (and her twin sister Donna) graduated from OLA in 1975.  Younger brother Larry would join their ranks as an RB grad in 1986. In 1979, Diane graduated from Xavier University, magna cum laude, University Scholars program/BS in Biology and began her teaching career at Mother of Mercy High School.  During her 33 years there, she served in many different roles including teacher, Admissions Director, Assistant Principal and Principal.  Among her accomplishments at Mercy, she is most proud of her work in securing grants for the school and individual teachers to pursue innovative and enriching professional development opportunities, initiating and leading an international student leadership program for over 25 years, serving as the chair of the National Blue Ribbon School Award team (received in 2002), and being a founding member of the INTERalliance (technology) Advisory Team and Board member of the Network for Mercy Education.  She received an M.Ed. in Science Education from Northern Kentucky University in 1987 and has 50 + additional graduate credits, including Administrative Certification.  She was hired in March of 2013 as President at Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception (IN), sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis – Oldenburg, where she continues to serve today, her 40th year in Catholic education.  There Diane has lead the Academy to its largest enrollment in over 35 years, launched an ambitious capital campaign resulting in the first major building project in over 50 years, and strengthened the network of relationships with the local community as well as the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.Diane also serves as a Board member for Franciscans Network since 1998.  This non-profit works closely with grassroots Franciscan women and men all around the world who are striving for justice and peace.  For ten years this included an alliance with Franciscans International and their home office at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, especially focusing on advocacy work for the landless poor in Brazil.  She was responsible for their annual donor/awards dinner and has led multiple pilgrimage programs to Italy, Brazil and Ireland.“During my high school years at OLA, I was blessed to become one of the earliest members of the New Jerusalem Community, an intentional Catholic lay community led by Franciscan Fathers Richard Rohr and John Quigley.  The teachings and shared community experiences over the next 30 years provided the vision and guiding principles for my faith journey ever since.  I am grateful for my strong Franciscan roots and delighted to finish my professional career ‘back home’ with the Sisters of St. Francis and the mission and values that have inspired and guided me most of my life.”last_img read more