Cameron Young, a fourth-grade student in Simmons Elementary's Gifted and Talented Education program, will be walking in the 2010 Arthritis Walk September 18 in Louisville. Young, age 9, suffers from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and receives weekly injections in both knees as treatment. Juvenile Arthritis affects almost 300,000 children in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics says there are 218 practicing pediatric rheumatologists in the U.S., one specialist for every 1,376 patients. To support Young and his team of "Cameron's Crusaders," please visitkintera.org/faf/search/searchParticipants.asp?ievent=312168 and enter Cameron's name.
Midway pharmacy school names leaders
The Midway College School of Pharmacy recently announced the members of its leadership team, Lanny E. Foss, founding dean; Barry Bleidt, senior associate dean for academic affairs; Emily Coleman, assistant dean for student affairs; Patricia E. Johnson, director of experiential education; Ajoy Koomer, director of assessment; David Matthews, chair of pharmacy practice and assistant dean for interprofessional education; and Martha J. M. Wells, chair of pharmaceutical sciences and assistant dean for research. Two additional positions for the Midway College School of Pharmacy have also been filled, Amir Akhlaghi, administrative assistant to the dean, and Jason Kretzer, technology coordinator.
The Midway College School of Pharmacy, located in Paintsville, was formally announced in January 2010. The college is currently taking applications and will accept up to 80 students per year and will serve 320 students annually when fully operational.
Midway names Roach Scholar
Midway College has announced that Taylor Wade has been selected as the 2010 Ruth Slack Roach Scholar recipient.
Taylor, the daughter of Rick and Debbie Wade of Versailles, is a graduate of Woodford County High School majoring in education, is a member of the Midway Eagles softball team, and serves as Student Government Association president.
One Midway College student is selected as the Ruth Slack Roach Scholar each fall based on academic performance and a spirit of service.