JFK, IU Launch Dr. Sam Brisbane Fund

first_imgThe John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) and the Indiana University (IU) yesterday collaborated to launch the Samuel S. Brisbane Fund. Dr. Samuel S. Brisbane, who had spent nearly 50 years in the practice of medicine, was the first Liberian medical doctor to succumb to the deadly Ebola virus disease. He died Saturday, July 26, 2014 after contracting the virus from a patient who he selflessly attended to at the JFK Hospital. He died after a three-week battle with the virus.Dr. Brisbane spent a considerable portion of his career at the Firestone Medical Center where, from 1992 to 2003, he served as medical director. He later transferred to the JFK. He had already begun his medical practice at the JFK when he returned from medical studies in Germany at the turn of the 1970s.In his long career, Dr. Brisbane trained hundreds of Liberian medical students as well as many from foreign lands, who have gone on themselves to become medical practitioners. In his passing, Liberia lost an outstanding medical doctor, who was in good health, ready and able to continue for many more years serving his country in the vital field of medicine. Dr. Brisbane remained on the ground throughout the 15 year civil war making great sacrifices to fulfill his invaluable services to his people. As Liberia’s leading Internist, he headed the Emergency Unit at JFK and saw most patients coming there for various treatments.The FundAt the launch of the Fund yesterday, Mr. Samuel Brisbane, Jr., told the Daily Observer that the Brisbane Family, which had at least six members present at the program, was very honored for what JFK and the IU had done in their father’s memory. “His colleagues, who worked with him and had interactions with him, have really made me and my family proud to know that he has really been missed. It has also shown me that his dedication to his profession, was really remarkable,” Brisbane, Jr. said.He further stated that it was very hard for the family to take when their father died especially after living throughout the civil war years in Liberia. “Being a medical doctor, he always told us that his people needed him so he was not going to leave his people who really needed him,” said Brisbane.The JFK Board Chair, ‘Aunt’ Jennie Bernard, conveyed their sincere gratitude to the Brisbane Family. She stated that it was a wonderful experience working with Dr. Brisbane.The General Administrator of JFK, Dr. Wvannie Scott-McDonald, praised Dr. Brisbane for his work ethics and his vision to bring JFK back to its pre-war status. Dr. Scott-McDonald announced that the hospital’s next project would be to also launch the Abraham Borbor Fund.The objective of the Brisbane Fund, according to Chad Priest, the IU representative, is to build the emergency management, emergency medicine and infection control capacities at JFK. “We are going to do this in three ways: training and education, provision of technical assistance from experts from around the world who will come to Liberia and the newly announced fellowship that will bring a doctor and a nurse each year from JFK to the US for a brief period for advanced training to come back and train their colleagues,” he stated.The Fund will raise up to US$100,000 annually to carry out its objectives. Reminiscing on some fond memories with Dr. Brisbane, Priest said Dr. Brisbane put everyone before himself. “He was also very human and a great doctor. We are glad that we got to know him.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold pulls back to throw a pass during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. Pro day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) 18 Comments   Share   WATCH LIVE: Potential #1 overall draft pick, Sam Darnold, speaks to the media on Pro Day. #FightOn https://t.co/chmVa3HepR— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) March 21, 2018 ESPN’s Adam Schefter spotted all of the Cardinals’ big guns in Los Angeles. General manager Steve Keim, head coach Steve Wilks, offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich all took in Darnold’s workout.That’s peculiar considering not many other teams — that we know of — sent so many key leaders to Darnold’s workout.Related LinksA quarterback rich 2018 NFL Draft awaits the CardinalsThe Cardinals’ quarterback options could be limited by 15th pickDarnold isn’t expected to be available to many teams, and certainly not by the time Arizona would pick at 15th overall. He is a potential No. 1 overall pick after throwing for 4,143 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season for the Trojans.The Jets, Giants and Browns were all represented alongside the Cardinals on Wednesday. Those three teams own the four top picks (Cleveland has two picks at first and fourth).The Chargers, Seahawks and Saints also had personnel taking in Darnold’s pro day, according to College Football Talk’s Bryan Fischer. There were certainly others that went unreported on Twitter.But it makes you wonder: Could the Cardinals, who signed veteran quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon this offseason, be thinking about moving up in the NFL Draft to grab Darnold? It at least seems that the workout won’t deter Arizona or other teams in thinking about that possibility. Darnold, who didn’t throw at the NFL Combine, impressed despite working out in inclement weather. NFL teams have the deep personnel departments to spread out, put boots on the ground and fill their NFL Draft files full of useful information.At this point, they also have time to pool their resources and place bodies in one location if they think it’s worth gaining first-hand knowledge. Apparently, doing so at USC quarterback Sam Darnold’s pro day was the priority for the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more