Helen Torley recognized among outstanding business leaders in San Diego | NuVasive announces leadership changes in finance team | Studies show rifampin effective, safe for drug-resistant canine staph infections
NuVasive has announced the appointment of Lisa Pecora, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Carling Communications, as vice president of global commercial finance. The company also has tapped former Alere executive Tristan Ribar to serve as vice president of corporate finance and treasury and Marc Rosenbaum, who has been with NuVasive for over four years, as corporate controller.
Karen Ho, a third-year dermatology resident at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine, presented two studies at the recent North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum, winning first place for her research on the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic effects of rifampin in dogs and second place for research on the interaction between rifampin and four Staphylococcus isolates in dogs. Rifampin performed well with no significant adverse effects as a short-term treatment for antibiotic-resistant staphylococcal infections in dogs, Dr. Ho said.
Fewer teenage girls than boys report meeting recommended exercise levels, and the disparity widens after high school, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds. Seventy-eight percent of high-school girls say they are physically active, but only 62% of young women say they are, compared with 88% of boys and 73% of young men, respectively, and the researchers say cultural norms and distribution of resources may be factors.
A study shows men will interrupt women more often than other men, so women should be prepared to persist, writes Eleanor Beaton. Strategies to stave off interruptions include maintaining eye contact, speaking concisely and sitting in the center of the meeting space, she writes.
Ensure the format of your cover letter is simple and legible and don't start it with "To Whom It May Concern," Jillian Kramer writes. Be personable and explain why you are interested in the job, career coach Hallie Crawford says, and use bullet points to list your competencies and credentials.
You should feel confident enough to speak your mind without apologies, needing to justify your position or soften your speech with qualifying words, Okta executive Krista Anderson-Copperman says. Know your strengths and be prepared to confidently defend your point of view, Intel's Paula Tolliver advises.
In a remote webinar, ensure the video is set up properly and engage your audience by maintaining eye contact with the camera, Dorie Clark writes. Get familiar with the software, and decide in advance your format for taking questions and comments.
Rob Wright, co-chair of the 2018 BIO education program planning committee, had the opportunity to see the annual conference through the eyes of an aspiring scientist: biomedical engineering student Miriam Massaad. She writes that she felt like a child at an amusement park, had the first networking experience of her nascent career, felt inspired to continue in her chosen field and felt comforted that she has other options.