The University of Michigan-FlintFlintMich.$577,938.00 OrganizationCityStateAward Amount The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonTexas$750,000.00 University of ArizonaTucsonAriz.$743,032.00 $9,715,241.00 D’youville CollegeBuffaloN.Y.$741,818.00 Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center in St Johnsbury, Vermont, has received $708,930, as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) today announced $9.7 million in awards to 14 new grantees to increase diversity in the health professions workforce through the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP). The funds will help develop an educational pipeline to enhance the academic performance of economically and educationally disadvantaged students, and prepare them for careers in the health professions.”These awards will play a key role in addressing health care disparities and increasing the diversity of the health professions,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N. “They will give students from disadvantaged backgrounds the support they need to enter the health professions, and help ensure the make-up of the health workforce better reflects our diverse population.”HCOP funds health professions training institutions to establish and expand programs that provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to gain admission to and graduate from health professions schools. HCOP helps to prepare students ‘ from elementary school through graduate school ‘ for success in health professions training programs by providing mentoring, counseling, academic enrichment programs, financial aid assistance and other tools and resources.A list of awards follows. Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMich.$650,656.00 The Research Foundation of State University ofNew YorkAlbanyN.Y.$621,557.00 Meharry Medical CollegeNashvilleTenn.$750,000.00 Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkN.Y.$690,369.00 The Regents of the University of California, U.C.San DiegoLa JollaCalif.$742,222.00 Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeWis.$677,873.00 Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education CenterSt. JohnsburyVt.$708,930.00 Howard UniversityWashingtonD.C.$737,693.00 St. Vincent HealthIndianapolisInd.$708,936.00 University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamAla.$614,217.00 Total Awarded ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
FARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 19) – A season that’s seen its share of highs and lows saw another high spot Saturday for Troy Cordes.Cordes topped the 30-lap Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds during the Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway. The win paid $2,000 and put him on the ballot for next September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.“I’d started second but fell back to about fifth. The car was too tight at the beginning,” he said. “The track was slick, which was unbelievable for the amount of rain they’d had.”Cordes got back to third following a lap 18 restart, then passed Jason Schueller and Kyle Brown for the lead and eventual checkers.Brown hung on to the runner-up position and became the sixth different driver to win the tour title in as many years the series has been held.He’d started the night with a four-point advantage over defending champion Mike Van Genderen, who finished 11th.Schueller, Justin Kay and Matt Gansen rounded out the top five.“This was definitely an up and down year for us, for sure,” said Cordes, who had won for the 100th time in his IMCA Modified career in May and clinched his sixth Benton County Speedway title with a top five finish on Sunday. “We struggled some early in the season and didn’t win as many as we’d have liked. The rainouts didn’t help, either.”Different drivers won each of the eight HDT events held in 2015, making for a second consecutive season in which no driver could win more than once.Feature results – 1. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 2. Kyle Brown, State Center; 3. Jason Schueller, Dubuque; 4. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 5. Matt Gansen, Zwingle; 6. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill.; 7. Chris Zogg, New Liberty; 8. Mark Schulte, Delhi; 9. David McClain, Potosi, Wis.; 10. Darin Duffy, Urbana; 11. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 12. Zach Less, Manchester; 13. Carter Van Den Berg, Oskaloosa; 14. Kenny Kostenbader, Freeport, Ill.; 15. Dan Roedl, Beaver Dam, Wis.; 16. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo; 17. Kyle Neels, Freeport, Ill.; 18. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 19. Brian Webb, Davenport; 20. Milo Veloz Jr., Colona, Ill.; 21. Dakota Hayden, Wilton; 22. Jed Freiburger, Dubuque; 23. Tyler Madigan, Dubuque; 24. Brad Dierks, Clarence.
Arsene Wenger has described reports that Arsenal are closing in on a £37million move for Schalke attacking midfielder Julian Draxler as an “illusion”. The Gunners are said to have made a renewed bid for German international Draxler as they seek to complete a deal before the transfer window closes. But Wenger, speaking after Friday night’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory over Coventry, denied a deal will happen. “That is an illusion. There is nothing happening, honestly no,” Wenger said. “We don’t need to take players on the flanks – we have 17 players on the flanks.” Wenger responded to criticism from Jose Mourinho on Friday by stating the Chelsea boss is entitled to his opinion. Mourinho declared that Wenger “complaining is normal, because he always does” after the Frenchman described the Blues’ sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United as unfair. The Portuguese also highlighted what he views as the Gunners’ favourable fixture list. “Look at Christmas and you tell me who had the best fixtures,” Wenger said. “We played on Sunday against Everton, on Wednesday in Naples and on Saturday morning at Man City. So we do have not the same assessment on that front. “What I said was not a complaint, it has nothing to do with Chelsea. It was just a suggestion of do you think it is right or wrong. “Everybody is free in life to have his opinion about people. I never speak about people. I speak about facts and ideas. Never about people.” Wenger had previously suggested Mata’s transfer was unfair as Chelsea have already played United twice this season and will not have to face Spaniard this term, unlike other title contenders. Wenger said on Friday night: “If we have a chance it is down to our performances. Only about that. That is what we have to focus on. “I was asked a question, I gave an honest answer. I am still naive enough to believe people are more interested in the ideas than about creating conflicts. But no, this is an illusion.” Lukas Podolski struck twice as Arsenal cruised into the fifth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Coventry, while Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla also scored. “Podolski can score goals. When you have a good chance you want him to have it because he is a clinical finisher,” Wenger said. “He has an unbelievable short and quick backlift and he is very accurate in his finishing. “He can score goals when he starts, when he comes on he is always dangerous.” Coventry manager Steven Pressley felt his Sky Bet League One club acquitted themselves well in defeat “I was exceptionally proud of that performance. I asked the players to be brave in possession and they truly were,” Pressley said. “Being 2-0 down at the Emirates it’s easy to go under, but we got after them and forced them back and were the more likely team to score. “In the end Arsenal’s quality shone through, they tired us out in the last 10 minutes. In the end 4-0 was harsh. We left nothing out on the pitch.” Press Association