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Jennifer Lester is Director of Corporate Services and Facilities at the IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) appointed UWI alumna Ms. Jennifer Lester as Director of Corporate Services on February 18, 2020. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from The UWI.

Karen E. Bravo

Karen E. Bravo. Photo by Dave Jaynes

UWI alumna Karen E Bravo has been named Dean of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at   Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The UWI, Mona and she received her Master of Laws from the New York University School of Law and her Juris Doctor from the Columbia University School of Law.

Lisa Soares Lewis honoured

UWI alumna Lisa Soares Lewis honoured at World HRD Congress as a Most Talented HR Leader in Mumbai, India.

Dr. Paul Ramphal: improving the cardiology skills of medical students

UWI graduate, Dr Paul Ramphal, the inventor of a heart simulator as a cardiac surgery training tool for students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences reports on the progress of his invention. This simulator allows students to practice cardiac surgery procedures without having to practice on humans. The patent for the simulator is owned 50% by himself, Professor Daniel Coore and Dr Michael Craven, who helped him implement and develop it; and 50% by UWI. The technology has been licensed to KindHeart Ltd, a start-up based in Chapel Hill North Carolina, USA.

Dr. Ron Darbeau

Dr. Ron Darbeau who is currently Dean of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences, will step down on June 1, 2020 in order to serve as Provost and Vice President for academic affairs at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. He is a UWI graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The UWI, St Augustine campus, in his native Trinidad, followed by a Master of Science and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.

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