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Touro College of Pharmacy appoints Zvi Loewy as interim dean

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — The Touro College and University System has appointed an interim dean for its school of pharmacy, the New York-based school said Thursday.

Touro announced the appointment of Zvi Loewy, professor and chairman of the Touro College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. Stuart Feldman stepped down as dean last week. Loewy’s experience includes more than 30 years in academia, pharmaceutical companies and biotech start-up companies; he also is published widely and holds more than two dozen patents.

"I am pleased that Dr. Loewy has agreed to undertake this significant assignment at this time," Touro president and CEO Alan Kadish said. "With his experience in the biological sciences and pharmacy education, research and private industry, as well as his proven commitment to the school and its mission, the college is well-served to have Dr. Loewy take the lead at this time. I wish him every success as he collaborates with the campus provost and CEO, Dr. Jay Sexter, in carrying out this new assignment." 

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International Diabetes Federation appoints Petra Wilson as CEO

BY Alaric DeArment

BRUSSELS — A former executive from Cisco has been appointed as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation.

The IDF announced Thursday the appointment of Petra Wilson, who formerly served as Cisco’s senior director of the European health and care business solutions team, working with the World Health Organization, the European Commission, governments and others.

"I am delighted to be taking up this challenging post," Wilson said. "Diabetes is one of the most pressing health challenges globally, which demands that people, organizations, communities and nations work together to create a better future for those affected by the disease. IDF has a deservedly high reputation as a forthright advocate for people with diabetes, and I look forward to being part of such a dynamic global movement."

Wilson also previously was director of the European Health Management Association and a scientific officer for the European Commission, where she was in charge of the European eHealth Action Plan. Prior to that, she was a professor at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, teaching in the university’s law and medical schools.

 

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Target stores in Chicago area to sponsor Bump Club and Beyond baby care events

BY Alaric DeArment

CHICAGO — Target will play host to a new series of educational events sponsored by Bump Club and Beyond, an event company focused on educating mothers and expectant mothers.

The company said it would pilot the events at three Target stores in the Chicago area on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. The events, called BCBasics for Moms and Moms-to-Be, will focus on car seat safety, strollers, baby carrying and wearing and the registry process. The events are open to the public and will take place in the baby sections of the stores. Baby Center also is participating in the events.

"BCBasics is the perfect opportunity to bring a sample of our signature events to moms and moms-to-be in the Chicago suburbs," Bump Club and Beyond founder Lindsay Pinchuk said. "We are thrilled to partner with Target and Baby Center to provide valuable education and resources while connecting with more Chicago-area moms."

The events will feature a 20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A with the editors of Babycenter.com and Safety Squad, and visitors will have the opportunity to browse baby brands, while the first 50 people will receive a gift bag with products from Huggies, Graco, Motorola, Ergobaby and others.

 

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