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University of the West Indies Tests Rotavirus Vaccine

A new vaccine to protect babies against the rotavirus gastroenteritis is being tested at the University of the West Indies/University Hospital of the West Indies, Vaccines Infectious Diseases Centre. The local trial began in February 2002 and is being led by Professor Celia Christie, an Infectious Diseases specialist with international experience in clinical trials. Other members of the research team include Dr. Kirk Thame, a gastroenterologist, as well as research nurses Hyacinth Smith, Lavern Malcolm and Jasmine Brown.

BARBARA BAILEY PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Barbara Bailey, Senior Lecturer and Regional Coordinator, Centre for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) to the post of Professor with effect from May 28, 2003.

Corporate and Commercial Law Programmes

The Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies invites applications to its LL.M. and Advanced Diploma programmes in Corporate and Commercial Law, commencing September 2003 and January 2004. These are innovative graduate programmes designed to place students at the cutting edge of new developments in commercial law.

HELEN ASEMOTA PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Helen N. Asemota, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Biotechnology in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, to the post of Professor, with effect from May 28, 2003.

KATHLEEN COARD APPOINTED PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Kathleen Coard, Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus to the post of Professor in the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, with effect from May 28, 2003.

SENIOR MANAGERS TO DISCUSS PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT

Productivity Improvement: Managing for Quality Outcomes is the title of a two-day symposium to be held Thursday and Friday, July 24 & 25, 2003 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre at the UWI, Mona Campus. The Symposium is being organized by the Department of Government, Mona in conjunction with the Public Sector Reform Unit, Cabinet Office.

SEVEN APPOINTED TO HEAD DEPARTMENTS

Seven new Heads of Department have been appointed at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus for the three year period August 1, 2003 to July 31, 2006.

In the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Marjan deBruin, has been appointed Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication. Professor Claudette Fay Durrant is the new head of the Department of Library and Information Studies and Mr. David Williams will assume the headship of the Department of Literatures in English.

ZELLYNNE JENNINGS-CRAIG PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Zellynne Jennings-Craig, Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Development in the Department of Educational Studies, School of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Education, to the post of Professor with effect from May 28, 2003.

Brian Meeks promoted to Professor

The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Brian Meeks, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government, Mona Campus to the post of Professor in the Department with effect from February 5, 2003.

Dr. Paul Reese promoted to Professor at UWI

The University of the West Indies has promoted Dr. Paul Reese to the post of Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Mona.

Professor Reese’s appointment became effective October 9, 2002.


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