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2014-07-24 23:14:11

Dr. Ram K Reddy, Medical Director of Reddy & Associates, appointed Assistant Professor at VCOM in the department of Geriatrics, discipline of Internal Medicine. Athens, GA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) announced the appointment of Dr. Ram K. Reddy as the Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics. This is a part-time, three year clinical track appointment effective June 11, 2014....

2014-04-22 08:33:26

RADFORD, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CCR (Commonwealth Care of Roanoke) is pleased to announce new leadership role for our respected principal. Deborah L. Petrine has been named CCR's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Deborah L. Petrine founded CCR and opened its first facility in 2001. From her hands-on start as a nursing home secretary and receptionist, Ms. Petrine has accumulated a list of distinguished achievements. She co-founded and served as President of...

2014-02-07 13:15:15

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available. The research opens new scientific areas in the fields of evolutionary biology and microbiology. The work also has broad societal implications as it allows scientists to better understand the production...

2013-01-29 12:48:32

The Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is expanding its ground-breaking research of testing football helmets to reduce the number of concussions to now include hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. The five-year plan will see the Virginia Tech research center, headed by Stefan Duma, rate helmets worn by hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse athletes in their ability to lessen the likelihood of a concussion resulting from a...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.