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Jacksonville University

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Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States

Jacksonville University is a private university in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The school was founded in 1934 as a two-year college and was known as Jacksonville Junior College until 1958, when it shifted its focus to four-year university degrees and adopted its present name. It is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business . Its sports teams are known as the Jacksonville Dolphins. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shutts & Bowen announced today it has opened its eighth office, with the addition of five attorneys from the Jacksonville office of Gillis Way & Campbell. Joining Shutts & Bowen are H. Timothy Gillis, who was named managing partner of the Jacksonville office, partner Jason E. Campbell, partner Catrina H. Markwalter, of counsel Sue VanLeeuwen and associate Morgan Foster. “Shutts is a 107-year-old statewide firm with an established client base in Northeast Florida. We are a full service commercial law firm and some of the key areas in which we practice are banking and financial services, corporate, real estate and land use, taxation, intellectual property, insurance, health law and life sciences, commercial litigation and construction litigation. We have considered opening a new office in Jacksonville for quite some time, and we think this is the right fit at the right time,” said Micky Grindstaff, statewide managing partner of Shutts & Bowen. “We are excited to open the new office anchored by Tim Gillis and his existing team.” Gillis said, “With our client mix, our scope of work and our community ties, it made sense to join forces with Shutts & Bowen. We are particularly excited about Shutts’ statewide platform and the firm’s excellent reputation within the legal community.” Established in 1910, Shutts & Bowen also has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Gillis, a 1995 graduate of Jacksonville University, received his law degree from Florida State University in 1998. He holds a Master of Laws in taxation from Georgetown University and served as a law clerk in the United States Tax Court. Gillis holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating in Corporate Law, Business Law and Taxation from Martindale-Hubbell, and is a former adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Gillis is a past President of the Association for Corporate Growth, North Florida Chapter, was Chairman of the 2012 and 2016 AGC Florida Capital Connection, is a past chair of the Transactional Law Section of The Jacksonville Bar Association, and is currently chair of the JBA’s Corporate, Business, and In-House Counsel Committee. Campbell, a 1992 graduate of the University of Virginia, received his law degree from Florida State University in 1997. Campbell focuses his practice on corporate, business law, real estate and commercial leasing. He has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in various industries including domestic and international franchise matters. Campbell has also represented credit unions in all facets of their operations. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar Business Law Section and the American Bar Forum on Franchising. Markwalter is an SBA-approved litigation attorney whose practice specializes in both 7(a) and CDC/504 SBA loan litigation, complex commercial litigation and business matters. Markwalter represents secured and unsecured creditors in state and federal courts. She also represents businesses and individuals from a wide range of industries in matters primarily related to business formation, contract negotiations and disputes, entity restructuring, business torts and financial disputes. A graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law, Markwalter is active in the Jacksonville Bar Association and in the business law and the real property and probate sections of the Florida Bar. She was selected as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016. VanLeeuwen is a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida and a 2009 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. VanLeeuwen focuses her practice on corporate and healthcare law. She earned Phi Kappa Phi, International Honor Society; Golden Key, International Honor Society; and Treasurer of the Alpha Kappa Delta Sociological Honor Society. She also earned a Book Award in Legal Drafting in Fall 2007. Foster graduated from the University of Florida and received her law degree from Florida State University. She is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association. About Shutts & Bowen LLP: Established in 1910, Shutts & Bowen is a full-service business law firm with more than 260 lawyers in offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Mary Kate Smith, RN, BSN, MSN, LNC, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Mary Kate Smith is a Staff Nurse currently serving patients within the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. With over two decades of experience in nursing, she is a specialist medical/surgical and oncology nurse, and is an expert in progressive care. Mary Kate’s career in nursing began in 1995 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Jacksonville University. An advocate for continuing education, she attended Benedictine University, gaining her Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Administration in 2013. Mary Kate holds additional certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Life Support. Alongside her work as a Registered Nurse, Mary Kate is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. She attributes her success to her passion for nursing, as well as the satisfaction she gets from seeing her patients get better. When she is not working, Mary Kate likes to relax with needlepoint. Learn more about Mary Kate Smith here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4136109/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


Harris is the managing director and senior client advisor at financial services giant Morgan Stanley. The author of the book "Expect to Win: Proven Strategies for Success from a Wall Street Vet," she is considered to be among the most influential women in the financial services sector. Harris plans to share with conference attendees some of the valuable lessons learned during her 20-plus year career on Wall Street. WLC 2017, themed "Women Inspiring Women," is designed to inspire attendees to seek their highest level of personal and professional growth by presenting participants with role models, varying perspectives and strategies for development. For more than a decade, Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk. She worked on the initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. "From Harvard to Wall Street to Carnegie Hall, Carla Harris's career path is intense, impressive and inspiring, and we're excited to feature her on our main stage," said Dawn Christensen, the conference's organizer and director of National Diversity Relations for MGM Resorts. "Whether working in a highly competitive environment that's still a mostly male-dominated field to being a best-selling gospel artist, WLC attendees will benefit greatly from Carla's pearls of wisdom." At Morgan Stanley, Harris is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. Harris has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women's Business Council. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), A Better Chance, Inc., and St. Vincent's Hospitals, and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Mark Howell Singers. Harris is co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and was a member of the Board of Overseers' Committee on University Resources, Harvard University. In 2015, she was named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Additionally, Harris has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women's Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards. Harris began her career with Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions department in 1987.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Harris received from Harvard Business School an MBA, Second Year Honors and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. She has also received Honorary Doctorates of Laws, Humanities and Business from Marymount Manhattan College, Bloomfield College, Jacksonville University, Simmons College, the College of New Rochelle, St. Thomas Aquinas College and Fisk University, respectively. Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazine's list of "The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America", U.S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise's Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), to Black Enterprise Magazine's "Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street" (2006 – 2011), and to Essence Magazine's list of "The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World", Ebony's list of the Power 100 and "15 Corporate Women at the Top" and was named "Woman of the Year 2004" by the Harvard Black Men's Forum  and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men's Forum. In her other life, Harris is a singer, and has released her third gospel CD "Unceasing Praise" (2011), her second CD, a gospel album titled, "Joy Is Waiting", was featured on BET Nightly News while her first CD entitled, "Carla's First Christmas", was a bestseller on Amazon.com in New York and in record stores, and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his "American Dream" segment.  She has performed five sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall. WLC 2017 will also feature CNN International anchor and broadcast journalist Natalie Allen as a returning host. The conference is open to women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, locally and nationally, and the men who support them. The MGM Resorts Foundation is the conference's presenting sponsor. Each year, after costs, proceeds from the event are donated to a nonprofit organization devoted to the welfare and development of women and children in Las Vegas. Dress for Success Southern Nevada, the local nonprofit that provides gently used professional clothing and career counseling services to empower women to achieve economic independence, recently received a $25,000 gift from the 2016 conference. Registration costs $485 and includes the full conference and all workshops and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand. Time is also allotted for attendees to build key professional relationships with other women attending while enjoying the hospitality and entertainment of MGM Grand and other MGM Resorts International destinations. Participating sponsorships are available to organizations or companies who share the vision and goals of this conference. Current sponsors include: The Coca-Cola Company, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Southwest Airlines, Bank of America, R&R Partners Foundation and McCarran International Airport. For more information about WLC, please visit mgmresorts.com/womensleadershipconference. About MGM Resorts International MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company opened MGM National Harbor in Maryland on December 8, 2016, and is in the process of developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and is developing MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com. About The MGM Resorts Foundation The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carla-harris-one-of-essence-magazines-top-50-women-who-are-shaping-the-world-to-speak-at-mgm-resorts-foundations-wlc-2017-300452480.html


Bates E.R.,University of Michigan | Lau W.C.,University of Michigan | Angiolillo D.J.,Jacksonville University
Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Year: 2011

Multidrug therapy increases the risk for drugdrug interactions. Clopidogrel, a prodrug, requires hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP) metabolic activation to produce the active metabolite that inhibits the platelet P2Y 12 adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor, decreasing platelet activation and aggregation processes. Atorvastatin, omeprazole, and several other drugs have been shown in pharmacodynamic studies to competitively inhibit CYP activation of clopidogrel, reducing clopidogrel responsiveness. Conversely, other agents increase clopidogrel responsiveness by inducing CYP activity. The clinical implications of these pharmacodynamic interactions have raised concern because many of these drugs are coadministered to patients with coronary artery disease. There are multiple challenges in proving that a pharmacodynamic drugdrug interaction is clinically significant. To date, there is no consistent evidence that clopidogreldrug interactions impact adverse cardiovascular events. Statins and proton pump inhibitors have been shown to decrease adverse clinical event rates and should not be withheld from patients with appropriate indications for therapy because of concern about potential clopidogreldrug interactions. Clinicians concerned about clopidogreldrug interactions have the option of prescribing either an alternative platelet P2Y12 receptor inhibitor without known drug interactions, or statin and gastro-protective agents that do not interfere with clopidogrel metabolism. © 2011 American College of Cardiology Foundation.


Sharma R.,Jacksonville University | Hudak M.L.,Jacksonville University
Clinics in Perinatology | Year: 2013

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) primarily affects premature infants. It is less common in term and late preterm infants. The age of onset is inversely related to the postmenstrual age at birth. In term infants, NEC is commonly associated with congenital heart diseases. NEC has also been associated with other anomalies. More than 85% of all NEC cases occur in very low birth weight infants or in very premature infants. Despite incremental advances in our understanding of the clinical presentation and pathophysiology of NEC, universal prevention of this disease continues to elude us even in the twenty-first century. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.


Our knowledge of the mechanisms of platelet-mediated thrombosis has increased dramatically over the last 40 years. This increased understanding has identified treatment strategies for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) by targeting key mediators of platelet activation and aggregation processes. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) monotherapy improves patient outcomes by irreversibly inhibiting the cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 enzyme in the arachidonic acid pathway. The later-developed thienopyridines, prodrugs that irreversibly inhibit the P2Y12 receptor, and therefore adenosine diphosphate (ADP) binding, further enhance platelet inhibition and patient outcomes. The thienopyridine clopidogrel has been the standard of care, but it is limited by variable response and treatment failure. A more potent thienopyridine, prasugrel, requires fewer hepatic metabolic steps for activation, and elicits significantly improved outcomes for patients with ACS. The increased potency of prasugrel is associated with an increase in Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI)-defined major bleeding compared with clopidogrel. Ticagrelor represents a new chemical class of agents called the cyclopentyltriazolopyrimidines. It interacts reversibly with the platelet P2Y12 receptor, and does not require metabolic bioactivation for activity. Data show a significant improvement in ischaemic outcomes, including mortality, for ticagrelor compared with clopidogrel, without an increase in overall major bleeding, although non-coronary artery bypass graft bleeding is increased. Glycoprotein IIbIIIa targeted agents (abciximab, tirofiban and eptifibatide) are also used in ACS patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions. These inhibitors utilize a different mechanism of action by preventing fibrinogen-mediated platelet aggregation. Other therapeutic strategies for platelet inhibition are being evaluated, including the investigative protease-activated receptor (PAR)-1 and thromboxane A2 antagonists. This review highlights the mechanisms of action of these agents, and the continuing evolution of ACS therapy. Adis © 2012 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved.


Capodanno D.,Jacksonville University | Angiolillo D.J.,Jacksonville University
Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Year: 2010

Antithrombotic therapy represents the mainstay of treatment for prevention of recurrent ischemic events in patients with atherothrombotic disease processes. Although the benefits of antithrombotic pharmacotherapy in the elderly are well established, the elderly are generally more vulnerable to the adverse effects of antithrombotic drugs. Such higher vulnerability may be related to distinct pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic responses in the late age of life, during which drugdrug interactions due to polypharmacy further enhance the risk of adverse effects associated with the use of antithrombotic agents. Given that the prevalence of atherothrombotic disease, as well as diseases with thromboembolic potential, increases exponentially with age and that the elderly population is in continuous growth, understanding strategies of antithrombotic management in these patients is of key importance. The present paper provides an overview of the current available evidence on the use of antithrombotic therapy in elderly patients with the primary focus on treatment of coronary artery disease. © 2010 American College of Cardiology Foundation Published by Elsevier Inc.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 625.67K | Year: 2014

The Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics (MEP) Scholars program at Jacksonville University is contributing well-prepared individuals to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce by providing an educational experience that emphasizes student discovery. This program is designed to increase enrollment of students, including those from underrepresented groups, and improve retention of scholars through graduation or transfer to an affiliated institution in engineering-related disciplines. The project can serve as a model for similar institutions, particularly those that utilize a 3 + 2 program with affiliated universities for students to earn an engineering degree.

The project is recruiting annual cohorts of students based on academic ability and financial need and supporting them by the development of a Residential Learning Community (RLC), faculty mentors, tutoring, peer study groups, college survival skills training, and career development. The program is collecting information on how an RLC works as well as how the systemic implementation of the numerous support structures impacts the retention and graduation of STEM majors. Women and underrepresented minorities are being targeted in recruitment and retained via the social and academic support structures of an RLC. The program is being assessed based on enrollment, mid-term and final grades, attendance at extracurricular functions, career plans, resiliency, engagement of faculty and students, learning motivation, and learning strategies. Outcomes and knowledge gained are being broadly disseminated.

The participation by scholars in project-based courses, mathematical modeling contests, and enrollment in paired courses enables them to discover the connections between physics and mathematics. The scholars are being encouraged to participate in an annual mathematical modeling competition, undergraduate research, and internships with local government and industry partners. Support structures are scheduled within the targeted majors to deliver maximum impact to each student and to equip each student to succeed. Mentoring provides feedback and guidance and grounds students in their chosen disciplines. Undergraduate research, internships, and career development solidifies their learning and prepares them professionally. To ensure best practices in STEM teaching, a Learning Community (LC) is being created for the MEP faculty and tutors. Faculty and tutors are participating in workshops and regular meetings to discuss best practices in STEM education, teaching strategies, and the progress of the program.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ANTARCTIC ORGANISMS & ECOSYST | Award Amount: 57.95K | Year: 2015

There are a number of areas of Antarctic research by scientists from the United States where rebreather technology (which unlike normal SCUBA diving releases few if any air bubbles) would be valuable tools. These include but are not limited to behavioral studies (because noise from bubbles released by standard SCUBA alters the behavior of many marine organisms), studies of communities on the underside of sea ice (because the bubbles disrupt the communities while or before they are sampled), and studies of highly stratified lake communities (because the bubbles cause mixing and because lighter line could be used to tether a diver to the surface which would probably also cause less water column disruption). The latter scientific advantage of less mixing in highly stratified (not naturally mixed) lakes is also a significant environmental advantage of rebreathers. However, for safety reasons, no US science projects will be approved for the use of rebreathers until they are tested by the US Antarctic Program (USAP). This award provides funds for the USAP Scientific Diving Officer to conduct such tests in conjunction with other diving professionals experienced in polar diving in general and specifically with rebreather technology in non-polar environments.

A team of six scientific diving professionals will evaluate seven or more commercial rebreather models that are being most commonly used in non-polar scientific diving. This will be done through holes drilled or melted in sea ice at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. A limited number of test dives of the best performing models will subsequently be made in stratified lakes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.


The significance and importance of this project resides in the diversification and broadening of the STEM talent pipeline in cybersecurity in predominantly undergraduate and liberal arts schools (small institutions). This is achieved by the creation of a curriculum that accommodates students of different levels of computer literacy, that focuses on experiential learning, and that utilizes institutional collaboration via cloud computing. This project will mitigate the challenges small institutions currently face in the cybersecurity area, for example, a tight computer science curriculum and the inability to support the expensive infrastructure required for cybersecurity education. Integrated into this project is research as to whether using this new curriculum and the related online projects, students will attain the same, or an increase, level of cybersecurity learning.

This project will address the above challenges by creating a range of cybersecurity learning opportunities that emphasize hands-on and realistic experimentation for students in small institutions. First, this project will attract a diverse population of students by introducing cybersecurity topics through multiple paths of study and engagement. Students will be introduced to cybersecurity concepts through manageable, stand alone course modules and laboratory exercises. Interested students can study further by taking two cybersecurity focused courses and cybersecurity capstone projects created by this project. Using all these materials students can create a cybersecurity concentration. Second, the project will use the Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI) infrastructure in the development of empirical labs and the capstone project assignments. GENI offers an affordable cloud solution to small institutions that lack the infrastructure to support sophisticated computer labs. The learning impact of the new curriculum will be evaluated by quantitative competency assessments that are administered yearly. Student cybersecurity persistence will be assessed by a longitudinal study of the number of cybersecurity courses taken during a students course of study. Qualitative assessment of the curriculum will take the form of student interviews and focus groups to gauge attitude towards course modules, perception of learning gains and comfort level with the pedagogies employed. In addition to the collaboration of three college level institutions, this project will leverage relationships with local community colleges to further develop a cybersecurity workforce. This partnership provides a diverse set of students that will support the evidence-based evaluation of student cybersecurity learning via this approach.

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