Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to All and a few words to ponder:
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. - Samuel Johnson

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

A major issue in Public Health and Public Policy is "What is the relationship between health and income?" Here is a brilliant presentation that combines in-depth statistical analysis, stunning presentation graphics, and a little Vaudeville to very fine effect. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fwd: FW: Sarah Gillett

Go, Sarah!

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From: "Henry, Deborah S." <>
Date: Dec 14, 2010 8:37 AM
Subject: FW: Sarah Gillett
To: "Benjamin Littenberg (" <>


Please join me in congratulating Sarah Gillett. Her abstract, "Inflammation and Risk of Cognitive Decline in Black and White Americans in the Reasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study," has been accepted for an oral presentation at the Joint Conference -  Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2011 Scientific Sessions, scheduled March 22 -25, 2010 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.


This is wonderful news. Congratulations Sarah!


Amanda G. Kennedy, PharmD, BCPS
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Director, The Vermont Academic Detailing Program
University of Vermont Office of Primary Care



Fwd: Potential Funding Opportunity - Forwarded on behalf of Dr. Charles Irvin

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From: "St. Gelais, Laurie A." <>
Date: Dec 13, 2010 3:04 PM
Subject: Potential Funding Opportunity - Forwarded on behalf of Dr. Charles Irvin
To: "Benjamin Littenberg (" <>

The following is forwarded to you on behalf of Dr. Charles Irvin:

From: Distribution List for COBRE Program Grantees [mailto:COBRE-L@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of Arora, Krishan (NIH/NCRR) [E]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 11:37 AM
Subject: Potential Funding Opportunity


FYI. Please share it with interested scholars and faculty in your programs. Thanks,

"The program will support a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions….." 



Krishan K. Arora, Ph.D.

Health Scientist Administrator

Division of Research Infrastructure

National Center for Research Resources

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

6701 Democracy Boulevard

Room 938 - MSC 4874

Bethesda, MD 20892-4874


Telephone: (301) 435-0760

Fax:          (301) 480-3770




Saturday, December 11, 2010


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From: Donna Silver <>
Date: Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM


Next week we will begin forwarding, via email, IRB correspondence from the InfoEd system.  To help you identify these emails, the subject line will begin with the word "IRB" followed by the protocol number.  Example below:

IRB Clarification for M10-001

IRB Continuing Review for M10-001 and so on

Please do not disregard these emails as we will not be sending hard copies of the correspondence that have been emailed to you.

You may reply via email to any correspondence that you have received via email from us. However, at this time, any new submissions of any type still require paper copies to be submitted for review due to limitations of the current version of our software. Paper submission instructions are located on our forms web page at:

Thank you and please don't hesitate to contact us with any problems or concerns. The earlier we are made aware of any problems with this process the sooner we can address them.

--  Donna Silver, Assistant Program Director University of Vermont Research Protections Office 245 South Park, Suite 900 Colchester, VT 05446 802-656-5040