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University of Science, Arts, & Technology, Montserrat British West Indies College of Medicine, Health Care Professionals to Bachelor [MBBS] and Doctor of Medicine, Colleges of Education, Arts & Sciences, CAM, & Graduate Studies 11 June 2011, 3 to 5 PM
USAT is based in the beautiful Caribbean Paradise of Montserrat, British West Indies, an overseas territory of the UK. The University was formed the UK in 2001 and licensed and relocated to Montserrat in 2003, at which time the activities and operation of USAT were approved by Parliament and signed into law by the Chief Minister and the Attorney General for Montserrat. USAT is listed by the International Medical Education Directory, the prevailing authority for licensure of graduates of foreign medical schools in the USA. USAT owns and occupies a large campus, comprising approximately 10 acres and 9 buildings, and overlooking the Caribbean Sea a few hundred feet to the West. USAT is listed by CAPER (Canada), IMED/FAIMER (USA), AAHEA (USA), AIEA (USA), IPSP (Italy), NARIC (UK), and ISO 2001/9001. Owing to the fact that Montserrat has a live volcano, the USAT license permits the University to operate ‘off-island’ whenever the volcano is active.
Reception to Follow
Miami Airport Hilton Gardens West, 3550 -74th Ave NW Miami, Florida 33122
SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS FOR 2010-2011
Prof. George Przybyl-Einstein, Doctor of Science, HonorIs Causa
Dr George Przybyl-Einstein has earned International acclaim for his pioneering research and teaching in the field of applied medical physics during an extended professional career in the USA and abroad for many years. Dr. Einstein earned his academic credentials at some of the world’s most acclaimed academic Institutions in Poland: He was awarded the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering [BSME] from the College of Engineering, Bydgoszczd, followed by the Master of Science in Electro-Mechanics Technology, University of Cracow, and the the PhD in Medical Physics at the University of Warsaw. Professor Einstein has achieved a distinguished international career in teaching and research. He is former US Navy scholar and consultant for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] and the Tennessee Valley Authority in the USA. Dr. Einstein’s research expertise and interests include: medical treatment instrumentation, biophotonics immune stimulation treatment, and bionics. He also designed and developed medical and environmental robots. Since 1998 Dr. Einstein's research has explored manipulating human cells by photon energy using instruments he has developed and patented, called the Einstein Immune Stimulation Matrix Treatment This procedure can be applied to the treatment of blood borne diseases, including HIV/Aids, hepatitis, malaria and autoimmune system disorders. This study is part of his research in Mathematical Function of Human Bio-energ in the Environment of Viruses, Bacteria, Cancer Free Radicals and Toxins. Presently he is developing the non-invasion methods of treatment of viral infectious diseases. He holds 21 international patents to date, and he has published extensively in his areas of expertise in numerous International Journals, where his writings include hundreds of peer reviewed abstracts, manuscripts, chapters, books, and invited scientific presentations at research conferences including TV presentations, scientific programs, and print media interviews periodicals in the biomedical sciences worldwide. On the basis of his considerable scientific achievement in an important, emerging area of the Medical and Biomedical Sciences, the University of Science Arts and Technology is deeply honored to award Professor George Przybyl-Einstein the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causea.
agricultural finance and management. Most recently the Minister of Agriculture, Land, Housing and the Environment, Meade has held positions as the Montserrat Director of Development, director and project manager of L&M Construction and Member of Parliament and leader of the opposition from 1997-2006. President of the Montserrat Cricket Association, Meade was awarded the Montserrat Certificate and Medal of Honor for his assistance during the disaster of Hurricane Hugo in 1990. On behalf of his exceptional contributions to public service, The University of Science Arts and Technology is deeply honored to award the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to the Honorable Rueben T Meade, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a public official.
Faculty and Student Awards
Professors Robinson, Karam
2 The Hippocratic Oath (Modern Version) “ I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures that are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery. I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God. I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick. I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure. I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm. ”
The Honorable Rueben T Meade, Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism, Montserrat, British West Indies. Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, (In absentia)
Mr..Rueben T Meade, Honorable Chief Minister, Montserrat, British West Indies had earned International Recognition the throughout CARICOM for his leadership and expertise in Governmental administrative management both during the economic recovery since 2009, and during the immediate aftermath of the Volcanic Eruptions in Montserrat from 1995-1997. A veteran economist and highly successful businessman in Montserrat, Mr Meade saw the need and met the leadership challenge for the highest elected office of his country. Reuben Meade was elected as Honorable Chief Minister and Minister of Tourism on September 8, 2009. Mr. Meade currently oversees all of the Montserrat Tourist Board product development initiatives and niche development and marketing of Montserrat. It is the second time the renowned economist has been appointed Chief Minister of the British Overseas Territory, having held the position previously from 1991 to 1996. In his acceptance speech Meade spoke about Montserrat’s natural resources and popularity as a destination for ecotourism. Said Meade, “I am humbled by the fact that the people of Montserrat have the confidence in me to lead this team and take the island forward..We have a unique tourist destination that appeals to villa, eco-adventure and cultural heritage tourism. The future will see us strongly focusing on new developments, while at the same time respecting and valuing our natural and cultural environment.” Mr. Meade holds a degree in economics from the University of the West Indies and has completed studies in management, agricultural economics, marketing management, project preparation and appraisal and
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
History of The Hippocratic Oath
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BCE), or by one of his students and is usually included in the Hippocratic Corpus. Classical scholar Ludwig Edelstein proposed that the oath was written by Pythagoreans, a theory that has been questioned due to the lack of evidence for a school of Pythagorean medicine. The phrase "first, do no harm" is often, incorrectly, attributed to the oath. Although mostly of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in some countries, although nowadays the modernized version of the text varies among the countries. The Hippocratic Oath (orkos) is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards. Little is known about who wrote it or first used it, but it appears to be more strongly influenced by followers of Pythagoras than Hippocrates and is often estimated to have been written in the 4th century B.C.E. Over the centuries, it has been rewritten numerous times in order to suit the values of different cultures and times influenced by Greek medicine. Contrary to popular belief, the Hippocratic Oath is not required by most modern medical schools but is recommended by many. The original text of the Hippocratic Oath is usually interpreted as one of the first statements of a moral of conduct to be used by physicians, assuming the respect for all human life, even unborn. Most Christian tradition interprets the original Hippocratic Oath as a condemnation of abortion and infanticide. Noted Historian and Sociologist Margaret Mead once stated: "For the first time in our tradition there was a complete separation between killing and curing. Throughout the primitive world, the doctor and the sorcerer tended to be the same person. He [the doctor] with the power to kill had power to cure, including specially the undoing of his own killing activities. He who had the power to cure would necessarily also be able to kill... With the Greeks the distinction was made clear. One profession, the followers of Asclepius, were to be dedicated completely to life under all circumstances, regardless of rank, age or intellect – the life of a slave, the life of the Emperor, the life of a foreign man, the life of a defective child, all with equal right to life." . Translation of Original Version of the Hippocratic Oath I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement: To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art. 1. I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion, but I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts. 3. I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art. 4. In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves. 5. All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal. 6. If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot. Figure above Left: Engraving of Hippocrates by Peter Paul Rubens, 1638
Schedule of Events Invitation and Opening Remarks …Professor Orien L Tulp, President, USAT Introduction of Students and Faculty ……………………Professor David Karam Acknowledgement of Family …………………….. Professors Tulp, Karam
Presentation of Venia Docendi ………………………Professor Bruce Kaufmann Special Recognitions for academic achievement ….Professor David Karam Administering the Hippocratic Oath ……………………………………………. Faculty Award of Degrees Proferssors Tulp, Hudson, Karam, Robinson, Gramazio, Kaufmann. College of Education ……………….................... Professor Bruce Kaufmann …………………………… Professor David Karam
College of Graduate Studies
College of Complementary and Alterative Medicines - including Oriental Medicine ……………………………………………….Professor M ichael Gramazio College of Medicine … Professors Orien Tulp, Perry Hudson, & Bruce Robinson Closing Remarks …………………………………………………. President Orien L. Tulp
Reception follows in Foyer and rear of meeting room
*Venia Docendi Recipients for 2010-2011: Bruce Kaufmann, J.D. , Bruce Robinson, MD, David Karam, MD, PhD, George Einstein, PhD, Stephen R. Barnhart, EdD; Eduardo Garcia, MD, JD, and Anoop Chaturvedi, MD, MBBS. 2010 Commencement Committee: LeAnne Delice MS III/IV, (Refreshments and flowers), Theresa Clarke, MS III, (arrangements), Anna Northrop, Bona Sylva, and Karyl Kaufmann, (Gowns), Howard Stoller (Photography), and Flavio Souza-Campos (AV), and others too numerous to count. Special Thanks to Carla M. Konyk (Faculty Advisor);
College of Graduate Studies Master of Science, specializing in Biomedical Sciences
Jose C. Barrios, Summa cum laude * Leanne Delice, Cum laude Marie Fleurgin, Cum Laude Kenneth Antonio Gourgue, Cum laude Jean Marie Hafer, Magna Cum Laude** Sylvia Hyman, Cum laude Marie Louissaint Rachel Louissaint Margarette Pierre-Louis, Cum laude Wilchel Polynice, Cum laude
Professor David Karam, Director
3 List of Graduates College of Education: Prof Harry Cotton, Director
This is an Internationally recognized Program, with students and tutors based in some 87 Nations around the World. Professor Cotton, a neurolinguist, developed the program, to improve teacher skills in underdeveloped nations and personally oversees the International program. The program is based on the Main Campus in Montserrat. The program received significant support from donors, in the form of scholarships. This program is conducted in cooperation with the Canadian Institute of English.
Master of Public Health
Shahriar H Mafee, Magna Cum Laude Thesis: : Public Health and Managing Diabetes through Disease Prevention Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Advisor: Dr Orien Tulp Elizabeth Ngassa, Magna Cum Laude Thesis: The prevention and treatment of Cholera: An integrated approach. Advisors: Professors DeBouno, Tulp School of Theology: Doctor of Ministry Walter Stallings Guerard, in absentia B Kaufman and B Bedford, co-directors.
Graduates, Bachelor of Education [B.Ed.]
Naoki Toyosawa, Japan Dustin Durham, USA, Rachel Kay Johnson, USA Diaz Mones, Juan Carlos, USA Myrna Childers, USA Ito, Yoko, Japan Cruz, Jeffrey Lee, USA Carl A. Dunn, USA Paul W Schmidt, USA Jason Leverance, USA Jo’ash Pala, USA Richard Clayton, USA Eddie Atkins, USA Dana Brewer, USA James Bulyszan, Canada Nagashima, Akimi: Japan Yoko Ito, Japan Satoko Iwano, Japan Navarette-Barr, Miguel, Canada Allison Cooper, USA Rebekah George, USA Brian Gattermaier, Germany Mark Parker, USA Aurora Bonaiuto, USA Ruriko Urano, Korea Joanna Geraci, USA Kathryn Hoff, USA Monica Murphy, USA Hayato Mori, Japan Keiko Yamahira, Japan Katsutoshi Toku, Japan Rebecca Fette, Canada Yoshinobu Sasaki, Japan Karen Byrd, USA Tomoyo Suzuki, Japan Luke Crandall , Taiwan Yu Son Yi, Korea Martha Thompson, USA Maureen McCullough, Ireland Jude Wilson, Korea Danica Lee Henderson, USA Master of Education Eddie Atkins, USA
Doctor of Science Frantz Sainvil. Thesis: Neuromuscular Junction Physiology, Physiology, Pathology, Treatment and GABAA Receptor Homeostasis. Advisors: Professors Tulp and DeBouno Program in Complementary Medicines Professor Michael Gramazio, Director Doctor of Oriental Medicine Samson Denis, Cum Laude Doctor of Nursing Practice Marlene Coachi, in absentia Miklos Major II, Magna Cum Laude Professor Bruce Robinson, Associate Dean
Doctor of Philosophy Marie Paula Eugene Tony, Magna Cum Laude. Thesis: Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia and rationale for early delivery of the fetus as the best therapeuric approach. Supervisor: Dr Orien Tulp College of Medicine Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (n=21) Alenay Rubio Acosta, Cum Laude Randy Banks, Cum Laude Sarlette Jean Baptiste, Cum Laude Marlene Cesar Berrouet, Summa cum laude* Marlene Coachi, in absentia Theresa Clarke, Cum Laude Jean Lourdes LeBond Davilmar Rudi Dimas, Cum Laude Lahbib El Mahdaoui, Cum laude Cindy Michele Fowler, in absentia Jean Marie Hafer , Magna Cum Laude Rachel Wanjiku Horeria, Cum Laude Professor Perry Hudson, Dean Kenneth Maxwell Jordon, in absentia Soccoro M. Mathews, Magna Cum Laude George Nazarecwicz, Cum Laude Marie Ludna Santos, Cum Laude Clover Jean Smith, Cum Laude Boris Schwartz, Cum Laude, effective 15 Dec 2010 Barry Strohman, Cum Laude Bob Kwasi Torgbede, Cum Laude CaSondra Webb Soto, in absentia
Doctor of Education Chantal Desir.Cum Laude. Thesis Impact of Education and Healthcare on Haiti’s survival, Advisor: Dr Bruce Robinson Nancy Durand, Cum Laude. Thesis: Health Education impact in Dominican Republic and Haiti
Bachelor of Science Dr. Carla M. Konyk, Director of Students Yisroel Eliyahu Bryski, Cum Laude; Diplomat Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Marie Baptichon, effective 20 August 2010
Doctor of Medicine [n=9]
Alenay Rubio Acosta, Cum Laude R. Keith Bailey, Cum Laude
Marlene Coachi, Cum laude, in absentia Jean Lourdes LeBond Davilmar, Cum Laude Cindy Michele Fowler, Cum Laude in absentia Rachel Wanjiku Horeria, Cum Laude Boris Schwartz, Cum Laude Clover Jean Smith, Cum Laude CaSondra Webb-Soto, Cum laude, in absentia
Special Awards and Recognitions Student Recognitions for Academic Achievement: TBA at ceremony Thomas E Ichim, PhD. Distinguished Achievement for a Young graduate. Professor of the Year: David Karam, MD, PhD
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