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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.

UWI STAT Mona Corps

Members of the UWI STAT Mona Corps Executive, as well as Ambassadors Designate, as a part of their National Visit mandate, were hosted by the Jamaican Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, the Hon. Alando Terrelonge. These visits aim to highlight this Corps of young leaders to the regional governments and the role of UWI STAT in enhancing the Mission of UWI, through national and regional mandates, as well as to promote the Climate Change Advocacy Network and to seek synergies with various government ministries.

UWI STAT Alumni Ambassador Mr. Tijani Christian appointed to the Global Board of Generation Unlimited

UWI STAT  Alumni Ambassador Mr.Tijani Christian has been appointed as a member to the Global Board of Generation Unlimited by Executive Director of UNICEF, Ms. Henrietta H. Fore. 

UNICEF and its partners launched Generation Unlimited (GenU) as a multi-sectoral global partnership to help young people aged, 10 - 24, become productive problem-solvers and members of society. By bridging secondary-age education and training to employment and entrepreneurship, the partnership has and will support every young person to thrive in the world of work. 

UWI alumnus Richard Byles: The New Governor of the Bank of Jamaica

As of August 19, 2019 Richard Byles is the Governor of Jamaica’s central bank, Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). He will head the Bank’s Board of Directors, as well as act in the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.

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