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Good Press: AARC Members in the News

November 17, 2009

See who’s been making news lately—

Rob Holst

Diana Lane

Barry Johnson

Dian Slavens

Deb Pierce

Mich Oki

Amber Galer

John Riggs

  • Rob Holst talks about the challenges students face when applying for student aid in this article in the Napa Valley, CA, Register. Rob is the student trustee and president of the Beta Beta Sigma Chapter at Napa Valley College.

  • Lynn Lenz is featured for her role in getting her students involved in a research project in this article in the La Crosse, WI, Tribune. (Stay tuned to AARC Times for more on how it all came out.)

  • Thomas Campo explains how and when National Respiratory Care Week was first celebrated in this article in the Lehigh Acres, FL, Citizen.

  • Diana Lane comments on the important role ventilators play in a pandemic in this article in the Ukiah, CA, Daily Journal. Her hospital recently received a donation of seven vents from a local air ambulance company. “Having these extra vents makes us very well prepared for the flu season,” she was quoted as saying.

  • Gay Wilkinson shares his passion for anvil shooting in this article and video on the CBS web site. Gay was featured for his unique hobby on the Evening News with Katie Couric. (We’ll have more on Gay in an upcoming issue of AARC Times as well.)

  • Barry Johnson comments on a Congressional bill aimed at eliminating competitive bidding for home care in this article in Home Care Magazine. Barry is president of the Texas Alliance for Home Care Services.

  • Gail Marrapese emphasizes the importance of hand washing to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu in this article in the Providence, RI, Journal.

  • Brian Walker is one of the go-to people for information on pulmonary embolisms in this article in the Columbia, MO, Missourian.

  • Our member who is serving in the Michigan Legislature, Dian Slavens, talks about an event to test toys for toxic materials in this article on the Associated Newspapers of Michigan web site. “Prolonged exposure to toys containing chemicals like lead, mercury and arsenic can greatly hurt our children’s health and development,” she was quoted as saying. “That’s why I encourage folks to take advantage of this free testing to make sure that the toys your kids are playing with are safe.”

  • Deb Pierce and her unique pulmonary rehab program are the topic of this article in the Battle Creek, MI, Enquirer. The story mentions Deb’s program was also featured in a recent issue of AARC Times.

  • Mich Oki and Amber Galer comment on the use of medical simulators to teach allied health students to work together in this article in the Ogden, UT, Standard-Examiner.

  • Stephen Carter talks about his love of tennis in this article in the Natchez, MS, Democrat, noting, “Tennis is a sport you can play all your life. That is really the appeal of it for me.” Stephen was a member of the top 20 ranked tennis team at Copiah-Lincoln Community College while he was a student.

  • John Riggs receives kudos for being named a 2009 Fellow of the AARC in this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times. John will receive the honor at the AARC Congress in San Antonio, this December 5-8. 

  • Lori Newberg is noted for speaking on exercise induced asthma at a local running clinic in this article in the Manitowoc, WI, Herald Times Reporter.

  • Katy Guillory is featured for taking part in a health care career fair in this article in the Rapid City, SD, Journal.

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