People on the move 6/28/10

Monday, June 28, 2010

Landess named director of physician practices

Saint Francis Medical Center has appointed Teresa Landess as director of physician practices. Landess is responsible for fostering, developing and facilitating the improvement of Saint Francis' physician practices. She will work with the vice president of medical affairs and physician recruiter in coordinating recruitment and retention efforts for the medical center.

SEMO professor receives grant for nano-biotech research

Dr. Santaneel Ghosh, assistant professor of physics at Southeast Missouri State University, has been awarded a two-year Cottrell College Science Award to conduct nano-biotechnology research. The $35,000 grant from the Research Corp. for Science Advancement will allow Ghosh to investigate the feasibility of using specially designed nano-robots to enhance axon growth after a nervous system injury. Axons are a part of a nerve cell through which impulses travel away from a cell body. Southeast students will participate in the project and will be involved in significant research in the area of nano-materials, nano-biotechnology and neuroscience.

Caruso earns neonatology board certification

Southeast Missouri Hospital neonatologist Dr. Paul A. Caruso has earned board certification in neonatology from the American Board of Pediatrics. He is certified in pediatrics as well. Caruso received his MD in 1994 from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed a pediatrics internship and residency at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis. He also completed a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of California-Davis.

Hibbett sports manager recognized at annual meeting

Cape Girardeau Hibbett Sports manager Nole Curry was awarded the $300,000 Increase Award at this year's annual Hibbett Sports managers' meeting in April at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Curry has been with Hibbett Sports for almost two years. The award honors Hibbett Sports stores that have accumulated sales dollar increases of $300,000 or more for the previous year. This year's Hibbett Sports manager's meeting hosted about 500 people from both the stores and the corporate office.

Elite Travel's Thompson completes training

Shannon Thompson, a certified destination wedding and honeymoon consultant for Elite Travel Inc., 354 S. Silver Springs Road, Suite C, in Cape Girardeau, recently completed training from Apple Vacations Agent Academy. Thompson was awarded the distinction of Vacation Specialist. Elite Travel Inc. was founded in 1992 and has been awarded the Funjet Vacations 500 Club award 13 years in a row.

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