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Members Appointed To Two State Medical Commissions PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 January 2016 06:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Appointments have been made to two state medical commissions.

The North Carolina Medical Care Commission will seat two new members and one member has been reappointed. All will serve four-year terms.

The North Carolina Brain Injury Advisory Council will welcome three new members, along with one reappointment.

North Carolina Medical Care Commission

-- Dr. John Fagg has been reappointed. Dr. Fagg is a native of Winston-Salem. He received his M.D. degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University and did his post-graduate training in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

-- Dr. Robert Alphin is an anesthesiologist in Raleigh, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Rex Healthcare and WakeMed Raleigh Campus. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. He is one of 74 doctors at Rex Healthcare and one of 70 at WakeMed Raleigh Campus who specialize in Anesthesiology.

-- Dr. Devdutta Sangvai is associate chief medical officer at Duke University Health Systems. He is very active in the medical community and has served as President of the Medical Society, an assistant professor at Duke, Executive Director for Duke Connected Care Clinically Integrated Network, and various committees for Duke University Health System. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (University of Toledo).

The Medical Care Commission adopts statewide plans for the construction and maintenance of hospitals, medical centers and other health care facilities.
 
 
North Carolina Brain Injury Advisory Council

-- Jenny Still is a Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Representative for RK&K Engineering. Prior to starting this position, she worked in the leasing/real estate industry. Jenny's father suffered a brain injury as a result of encephalitis. He had a portion of his brain removed as a result of a mosquito bite. Still, along with her other siblings, have become her father's primary care givers.
 
-- Jean Andersen is a disability advocate and farmer at Meadowview Family Farm. She also serves as a member of the N.C. Stakeholders Engagement Group and on the Piedmont CFAC. This is a reappointment.

-- Tiffany Morones-Suttle faced every mother's nightmare in February when her 11-year-old son Michael attempted suicide after classmates bullied him for loving the cartoon "My Little Pony." She is still struggling with the effects of his suicide attempt. Her son is now in a persistent vegetative state, preventing him from communicating. Morones-Suttle recently founded a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the well-being of youth called The Michael Morones Foundation. Its focus is more pro-child than anti-bully.

-- Janice White is Director of Project Development at Neuro Community Care. She is a speech pathologist by training and has worked in direct service provision as well as in varied roles such as marketing and management for 30 years. She worked as a marketing representative and evaluator for Learning Services, a post-acute brain injury and rehabilitation program. This experience lead to her position as Program Manager for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury at HealthSouth Rehab Hospital in Columbia, S.C. White obtained her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.Ed. in Speech Pathology from University of Virginia.

The purpose of the council is to review how the term "traumatic brain injury" is defined by state and federal regulations and to determine whether changes should be made to the state definition to include "acquired brain injury" or other appropriate conditions.

 
Governor To Attend State Employees Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 January 2016 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State employees will have the chief executive with them for a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday.

Gov. Pat McCrory's office announced he will attend the Noon ceremony at First Baptist Church in downtown Raleigh. On Monday, state offices will be closed in honor of Dr. King's life.

Earlier Friday, the governor will attend a Gulf War 25th anniversary commemoration and proclamation Presentation. The 10 a.m. event will be held at the North Carolina Museum of History.

 The governor will be joined by service members and state officials to make a major announcement, according to this office.

Both events are open to the public.

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, January 14, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, January 14, 2016, as released by his office.

7 p.m.
N.C. Annual Commodity Conference
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Empire Ballroom
4700 Emperor Blvd.
Durham

PRESS:      OPEN to credentialed media.

 
Martin Luther King Commission To Award 2016 MLK Grants PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 January 2016 06:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In concert with the commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the MLK Commission will meet to discuss and award 2016 MLK grants.

The meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. in downtown Raleigh.

Approximately $5,000 in grants will be awarded and the commission expects to choose two or three recipients.

The theme of the 2016 grant program is "Content of Character."

Nonprofit groups have been asked to submit proposals that focus on educational projects to teach children under 14 about the philosophy of Dr. King.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is commemorated Monday, January 18.

 
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