Nancy Krieger receives prestigious American Cancer Society award

first_img Read Full Story Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was named recipient of an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award on April 2, 2015. It is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the organization.The Clinical Research Professor Award is for mid-career investigators who have made seminal contributions to cancer research and who are expected to continue providing leadership in their research area. The five-year award is highly competitive; no more than two candidates are appointed per year.Krieger works to challenge the mainstream approach to social inequalities in cancer, with the goal of establishing a sound scientific basis for the elimination of these inequalities. Among her priority areas: challenging the persistence of scientific work that present data on “race” with scant or no data on socioeconomic position, discrimination, or historical context, or trends in cancer inequities.last_img read more

Police arrest woman who allegedly procured child prostitutes for American fugitive

first_imgThe Jakarta Police have arrested a woman for allegedly procuring child prostitutes for American fugitive Russ Albert Medlin, who was recently arrested in Jakarta for suspected sex crimes against minors.“We seized her in Banten. She is now in Jakarta Police custody,” Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus told the press on Friday as quoted by tempo.co. “During the arrest, she fled to a nearby hill. It takes four hours to climb the hill from the closest district.”According to Yusri, the woman, identified as A, fled to Banten after the news of Medlin’s arrest surfaced earlier in the week.  A allegedly received Rp 6.3 million (USD$ 447.50) for each child she procured for the American. Police arrested Medlin at his residence in Jakarta on Monday, after questioning three minors who accused the American of sexually assaulting them.Medlin was charged under the 2002 Child Protection Law and could face up to 15 years’ imprisonment if found guilty.Police added that Medlin had twice been convicted of sexual assault against a minor by a district court in Nevada, the United States, in 2006 and 2008. He has been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) wanted list for crimes related to an investment scam in bitcoin stocks worth $722 million. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Thursday March 12th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Bishop Garrigan beat West Fork 66-52 in the Class 1A semifinal round of the boys state basketball tournament on Wednesday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Garrigan shot 54% from the field, including 13-of-17 in the second half, while West Fork only made 40% of their shots. Garrigan was led by John Joyce who had 17 points, Angelo Winkel with 16 and Cade Winkel with 13. West Fork coach Frank Schnoes says their goal of containing Garrigan’s top three scorers was a tough one to achieve.Schnoes says his team now has to rebound to this morning’s consolation game against Montezuma.Jakob Washington had 17 points while Brayden Vold added 12 to lead West Fork. You can hear the West Fork-Montezuma game this morning starting at 10:05 on AM-1300 KGLO. Garrigan will face Wapsie Valley in the 1A championship game tomorrow afternoon after beating Montezuma 57-42. TODAY:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — 1A boys consolation game — West Fork vs. Montezuma — pre-game 10:05, tipoff 10:20AM-1300 KGLO — Big Ten Tournament — Iowa vs. Minnesota — pre-game 12:30, tipoff 1:30 — 2A semifinals ThursdayBoyden-Hull 64, Camanche 49North Linn 79, Treynor 58 — 4A semifinals tonight6:30—#1 Ankeny Centennial (24-1) vs. #4 Waukee (22-2)8:15—#6 Ankeny (19-5) vs. #2 Cedar Falls (22-2) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Iowa State player and coach and current Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg left the school’s 89-64 loss to Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament because of a cold. Hoiberg was in visible discomfort on the Cornhuskers’ bench. Doc Sadler took over after Hoiberg left the floor near the end of the loss. Nebraska did not make any players or coaches available to the media after the game. Hoiberg was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. — 3A semifinals this afternoon2:00—#1 Norwalk (22-3) vs. #5 Ballard (19-6)3:45—#7 Clear Creek-Amana (20-5) vs. #6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (15-10) — 4A quarterfinals WednesdayAnkeny 68, Iowa City West 54Cedar Falls 64, Dowling 62 PORT HURON, MICHIGAN— If you planned on heading out to Michigan to watch the NIACC women’s basketball team at the national tournament, you will have to put your plans on hold. With the first cases of COVID-19 being detected in Michigan, the state has limited all public events to no more than 100 spectators. In order to comply with the Michigan protocol, the NJCAA has made the decision to limit the Division II women’s basketball tournament in Port Huron to student-athletes, coaches, team personnel and necessary college administrators. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Oklahoma State’s Isaac Likekele (likely) went coast-to-coast for the go-ahead layup with 3.8 seconds left, lifting the eighth-seeded Cowboys to a 72-71 victory over No. 9 seed Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday night. Likekele finished with 21 points for the Cowboys, who advanced to play No. 1 Kansas in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Cameron McGriff added 17 points and Yor Anei finished with 12 for Oklahoma State while Prentiss Nixon led Iowa State with 25 points. Michael Jacobson had 13 and Tre Jackson had 10 for the Cyclones.last_img read more