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Launching of an American Medical College in the Middle East: Educational Challenges in a Multicultural Environment

David P. Hajjar, Antonio M. Gotto
2013 International Journal of Higher Education  
Weill Cornell Medical College-NY (WCMC) resides.  ...  The establishment of WCMC-Q is part of a larger strategy to promote education and develop science policies in Qatar and other areas of the Gulf Arab States.  ...  Weill, Chairman of the WCMC Board of Overseers, and a Cornell University alumnus, who had the foresight to believe that this global educational experiment could successfully work to train a whole new generation  ... 
doi:10.5430/ijhe.v2n2p67 fatcat:6cyvul3j2zaybloru4ev6hioli

Exporting the Western university

2008 Nature Neuroscience  
Although WCMC-Q has focused solely on producing top-notch physiciansthe first class graduated this springthe school very recently announced the launch of a "worldclass biomedical research program," underwritten  ...  Instead of funding scholarships for their citizens to acquire a prestigious education abroad, some countries have launched ambitious programs to entice overseas universities to their own shores.  ... 
doi:10.1038/nn0808-853 pmid:18660833 fatcat:nwlsf7sql5fptcwu4lebbvjdxe

Introductory Emergency Medicine Clinical Skills Course: A Daylong Course Introducing Preclinical Medical Students to the Role of First Responders

Hina Ghory, Wallace Carter, Lyuba Konopasek, Yoon Kang, Neal Flomenbaum, Jeremy Sperling
2017 MedEdPORTAL  
To address this gap, in 2002 we incorporated this expanded first-responder course into the first-year doctoring class at WCMC. The course includes a morning of lectures followed by related workshops.  ...  During that tragedy, many Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) preclinical students were eager to volunteer at Ground Zero and in the emergency department, yet it was clear they were not prepared for even  ...  This course is, for many students, a first exposure to emergency medicine as a specialty and the launching ground for pursuing further medical school exposure and postgraduate training in this field.  ... 
doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10533 pmid:30800735 pmcid:PMC6342227 fatcat:5kd6niij6fcsdf66cdcqhz43pe

Knowledge for conservation—new technology, new players and a new approach

Mark Collins
2000 Oryx  
As an illustration of this, the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre's (UNEP-WCMC) Web site, launched in September 1994, now receives 205,000 visitors per month, making  ...  In a radical new proposal, BP-Amoco and Rio Tinto are working with UNEP-WCMC to create a public access portal to their environmental datasets.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0030605300031124 fatcat:easheb6grnclhctogyyfhwsgr4

Family medicine's rapid establishment and early leadership role in Qatar's health care system

Mohamud Verjee, Mariam Ali Abdulmalik, Michael Fetters
2013 Journal of Healthcare Leadership  
Launched in 2012, the newly formed Primary Health Care Corporation prioritizes prenatal, childcare, and well women clinics in addition to providing general care.  ...  Academic outcomes at both teaching sites in New York (WCMC-NY) and Doha (WCMC-Q) show good correlation.  ... 
doi:10.2147/jhl.s43715 fatcat:phkeujsdnjdo7inoezk65qzxvu

Coral Babies versus the raging sea! Larval behavior, dispersal and population connectivity in the deep sea

Stefan Gary, Alan Fox, Arne Biastoch, S Cunningham, J Murray Roberts, Michael Wilde
2020 Zenodo  
Image credit top: Susan Lozier, et al., 2016, Oceanography. 12 cold water coral case study/launch sites • A computer with 34 cores and 400GB of RAM can be used for $3/hour (or $0.80/hour preemptible).  ...  ., 2017, UNEP-WCMC. Coral babies spend the first parts of their lives floating freely and eating. They eventually settle on a solid substrate and develop into adults.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3859998 fatcat:7mpkqfxkindrnmujqkugxus4sy

UNEP Concerned by Impacts of Global Climate Change in Mountain Areas

Roger Payne
2002 Mountain Research and Development  
The Mountain Watch report was launched at the BGMS.  ...  WAMI may be launched jointly with the World Economic Forum (WEF) during the WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2003.  ... 
doi:10.1659/0276-4741(2002)022[0392:ucbiog]2.0.co;2 fatcat:tflymxol4zeu5kvgtupmnaeehy

The United Nations Environment Programme and IYM2002

Andrei Iatsenia
2002 Mountain Research and Development  
The Mountain Watch report was launched at the BGMS.  ...  WAMI may be launched jointly with the World Economic Forum (WEF) during the WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2003.  ... 
doi:10.1659/0276-4741(2002)022[0390:tunepa]2.0.co;2 fatcat:nkz43zxlvvhaflyr7vatm4eyre

Updates On The Abnj Deep Seas Project And The Marine Component Of Proteus

Juliette C Martin, Ruth Fletcher, Lauren V Weatherdon, Osgur McDermott Long, Marine Deguignet
2018 Zenodo  
This will be followed by the launch of Ocea [...]  ...  Through the Proteus Partnership, UNEP-WCMC has led work on improving the accessibility and visibility of marine and coastal datasets for decision-makers.  ...  biodiversity agenda • Identify locations where capacity development is required • Establish partnerships with key global biodiversity networks to strengthen our collective ability to monitor biodiversity • Launch  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1254473 fatcat:qy2is43gm5bbhjp3pnamf4i2si

Relocating: Middle Eastern promise

Quirin Schiermeier
2013 Nature  
In all, there are currently around 50 foreign postdocs at the WCMC-Q, up from 5 in 2009.  ...  In 2010, he asked about postdoctoral opportunities at the WCMC-Q, and Abu-Raddad invited him for a two-month summer internship.  ... 
doi:10.1038/nj7460-111a pmid:23908994 fatcat:omokzi5zyjfonkoh5wfijwcagu

High-resolution photoacoustic imaging with focused laser and ultrasonic beams

Fanting Kong, Y. C. Chen, Harriet O. Lloyd, Ronald H. Silverman, Hyung Ham Kim, Jonathan M. Cannata, K. Kirk Shung
2009 Applied Physics Letters  
Robert Dottin, Director of the Hunter College Center for Gene Structure and Function, to apply for funding to launch an interactive video educa- tion program with community faith-based groups.  ...  We're looking at the prospect of putting WCMC 'on the map' in neonatal neurology." Recent CTSC Events CTSC e-News PAGE 3 Monica N.  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.3073749 pmid:19529786 pmcid:PMC2682755 fatcat:lwdu2xqkvjevlpnapwmeouuula

World's coral reefs said to be at high risk

R. Showstack
1998 EOS  
Another use for this data set of monthly mean values has arisen with the impending launch of the (ERSTED satellite to measure the geomagnetic field.  ...  The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System is scheduled for launch in 2001 by NASA with coverage to 86°N latitude (see Web site http://utglas. csr.utexas.edu/glas).  ... 
doi:10.1029/98eo00259 fatcat:wgfunm5im5a4lppjbrgwogfp3a

Brazil Should Facilitate Research Permits

2009 Conservation Biology  
Brazil is home to more species of plants and amphibians than any other country on Earth, and it is among the four top-most species-rich countries for birds, mammals, and reptiles (UNEP-WCMC 2005) .  ...  To further assess this problem, we have launched a survey among scientists who have conducted or who have aimed at sought to conducting scientific research in Brazil (www.systbot.uzh.ch/static/brazil/questionnaire_form  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01300.x pmid:19765025 fatcat:vtnjjjcprzea7erwkizn3cv3ba

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: A Systematic Programme of Global Education

Sally Curry
1990 Environmental Conservation  
WCMC has the commitment, the necessary expertise, and, through the partnership it now has, the core funding to do the job.  ...  The framework for this much-needed world-wide communications network is already being created: the New Computerized World Information Service (NCWIS) was launched at an international meeting of nongovernmental  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0376892900032057 fatcat:qde422d36zcopc4xmuersy3nha

Page 22 of NRB: National Religious Broadcasters Vol. 22, Issue 6 [page]

1990 NRB: National Religious Broadcasters  
(NRB) — Com- munication students from Toccoa Falls College (TFC) launched their first television production at 2 p.m. on April 1.  ...  The program is produced under the call letters WCMC. The TV magazine portion of the program offers news stories, music videos, promos, and other magazine-type information.  ... 
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