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Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center gets $700,000

first_imgThe 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/ —last_img read more

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Stresslines: Ten ways to feel better about life

first_img March 1, 2004 Regular News Stresslines: Ten ways to feel better about life Ten ways to feel better about life Dr. Karen D. Unger 1. Have reasonable expectations for yourself.2. Allow your self rating of your daily performance to just be “good enough.” Save the perfection standard for another day when you’re real old.3. Give yourself a compliment each day; it doesn’t cost anything and the benefits are great.4. When you feel overwhelmed, try to get another perspective. Ask yourself: How would someone from a war-torn country view my problem? Stop catastrophizing; it really is not helpful.5. Stop criticizing yourself physically, and financially. Do you really expect to look like a movie star, and earn $800K per week? Re-read number 1.6. Remember, bad stuff happens to everyone all the time. Life—it’s not a conspiracy against you.7. Tell yourself: “Know what? You’re doing OK.”8. Enjoy your pets — it decreases blood pressure and stress.9. Remove “should” from your vocabulary (Bet you can’t do it for a whole week).10. Get yourself an ice cream cone this week because you were real good. Dr. Karen D. Unger has a private counseling, and psychotherapy practice in Valrico and may be reached at (813) 684-1404 or at Kunger@tampabay.rr.com. This column is published under the sponsorship of the Quality of Life and Career Committee. The committee’s Web site is at www.fla-lap.org/qlsm. The Quality of Life and Career Committee, in cooperation with the Florida State University College of Law, also has an interactive listserv titled “The Healthy Lawyer.” Details and subscription information regarding the listserv can be accessed through the committee’s Web site or by going directly to www.fla-lap.org/qlsm.last_img read more

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NAFCU publishes FAQ on ADA to help CUs targeted by lawsuits

first_img continue reading » NAFCU published a new FAQ document to help association members and nonmembers with concerns about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and website accessibility. The document explains why credit unions are being targeted with legal action and what NAFCU is doing to help, among other useful information.Credit unions can download the FAQ from a message sent by NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger yesterday or by clicking here.The document includes questions and answers on strategic options under consideration, which credit unions are being targeted by plaintiffs’ attorneys and how credit unions are responding to demand letters regarding their website compliance with the ADA.NAFCU has myriad resources available online that can help credit unions better understand and manage recent litigation risk related to the ADA. Last week, Berger provided an update to members on NAFCU’s efforts thus far to put an end to meritless lawsuits concerning website accessibility under the ADA, obtain clear guidance on the issue and help those credit unions currently facing litigation. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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