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Pope-Davis to leave ND

first_imgNotre Dame’s vice president and associate provost Don Pope-Davis will leave the University in July to serve as provost at DePaul University, according to a Wednesday press release. Pope-Davis was elected to his current position in 2007 and worked closely with undergraduate scholarship and research throughout his tenure, the release stated. He is the second Notre Dame vice president and associate provost to leave the University in the past two years to accept a position as chief academic officer at another Catholic university. “From his research accomplishments to faculty support, diversity initiatives, leadership in graduate education and athletics, and resolute commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission, Don has made significant contributions to the life of our University over the past 13 years,” Notre Dame provost Thomas G. Burish said in the press release. “I am immensely grateful to him and know that he will serve DePaul well as its chief academic officer.” Pope-Davis also serves as a professor of psychology and oversees the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services. He implemented the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor and is involved with the University’s ROTC programs, the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, the Office of Disability Services, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the Snite Museum of Art, First Year of Studies, the Institute for Church Lif, and the Center for Social Concerns, the release stated. Pope-Davis headed the Provost’s Office’s efforts to address various faculty concerns.Before his election as vice president, he spent five years leading the Graduate School. He was assistant vice president from 2002 to 2004, associate vice president from 2005 to 2007 and interim dean of the Graduate School for one year. During his time at Notre Dame, Pope-Davis coordinated the Multicultural Research Institute, directed the TRIO programs to mobilize students from disadvantaged backgrounds and led the Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. He chaired Notre Dame’s Faculty Board on Athletics for three years and served as its NCAA faculty athletics representative.iHis specific interests lie in the development of cultural and racial identities, cultural competency training, development and assessment. Pope-Davis earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford University and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and theology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.last_img read more

Allen Hinkle named Vermont Blue Cross’ chief medical director

first_img(End) Allen J Hinkle, MD, who has developed acclaimed medical quality and cost management programs for several of the region’s largest and most respected health plans, has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont as it Chief Medical Director. Dr. Hinkle has responsibility for the Plan’s Medical Services Division, and will lead its overall medical cost management programs.“Allen is recognized across the industry as an innovator in helping health plans and employer groups manage their medical costs and improve the overall quality of health care,” said Don George, BCBSVT’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted that he has agreed to bring his experience and his leadership skills to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.”Dr. Hinkle, who is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist, most recently served as senior vice president and chief medical officer at Tufts Health Plan, a Massachusetts-based managed care company. He redesigned Tufts’ medical management strategies, achieved significant medical cost reductions and led major improvements in the quality performance of the plan.Prior to joining Tufts in 2004, he served as vice president of health care quality and innovation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts (2001-2004), and as chief medical officer and senior vice president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire (1995-2000). Using clinical data to identify and address practice pattern variations and working with providers to implement “best practices” processes, he achieved significant cost reductions and quality improvements at each plan.“As a small, locally based health plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has the opportunity to build on the well integrated medical cost management programs that it has in place and work closely with the state’s health care providers to achieve even better results for its customers and members,” Dr. Hinkle said.“It also is engaged in a pioneering partnership with Vermont state government to expand the BluePrint for Health program and improve the way health care is delivered to people with chronic conditions. This is an exciting time for the state and for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, and I’m thrilled to be part of the team here.”Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest health insurer, providing coverage for about 160,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.Source: BCBSVT. 5.6.2010last_img read more

Blending yesteryear with now

first_img39 McKillop St, Belgian GardensThere is a bathroom on each level while three of the bedrooms are on the top floor and the fourth is on the ground floor. There are two covered entertaining areas while the deck is fitted with lighting and fans.Owner Robyn Newwit said the Queenslander charm of the property originally attracted them to the house.“We just love that Queenslander style so when we renovated we also kept that look,” she said.“When we first walked in we just felt it was such a lovely house and then we just added to it so it could fit more people.”Ms Mahoney said the home was on an established block with backyard access. “The gardens are just beautiful and because it’s on a corner block they had room for a shed plus extra car accommodation,” she said. 39 McKillop St, Belgian Gardens“They have worked on this house for 25 years and it’s been their long- term family home after they bought it from an elderly person,” she said.“It’s got a big deck and an enclosed front veranda but then when they raised it they had an amazing breezeway on the ground floor.“They have enclosed part of it in fretwork and you have this big wide pathway area before you enter the lounge and dining area downstairs.“There are also bedrooms on both levels.”The traditional timber home has tongue and groove walls, polished timber flooring, a decorative central arch and a sleep-out to the front of the house.The character features blend with the modern ones to create a comfortable and elegant house.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The modern kitchen has plenty of storage including a walk-in pantry as well as a dishwasher, electric stove and gas cooktop. 39 McKillop St, Belgian GardensA METICULOUSLY renovated Queenslander in the sought-after suburb of Belgian Gardens has come on to the market.39 McKillop St will be auctioned on February 12.The property has four bedrooms and two bathrooms spread over two levels as well as four-car parking and is on a 908sq m corner block.Agent Julie Mahoney said the owners had extensively renovated the house while retaining the Queenslander features. 39 McKillop St, Belgian Gardens 39 McKillop St, Belgian GardensMs Mahoney said Belgian Gardens had remained popular with families and she expected a family to snap up this property.“It’s usually family focused buyers looking in Belgian Gardens and the local school there is also a big drawcard,” she said.“It’s in walking distance to Rowes Bay and coffee shops. It’s alway been mainly owner occupiers. There aren’t many rentals there.”last_img read more