People On The Move


December 12, 2007

Peacock named patient navigator

Rebecca Peacock has been named cancer patient navigator at Howard County General Hospital.

The new position is designed to help cancer patients facing confusing or frightening choices find help from hospital and community resources.

The position was created with support from the American Cancer Society, the Howard Hospital Foundation and the Horizon Foundation.

Peacock, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at age 17, spent several years as a volunteer and staff member of the Columbia-based Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. She also served as an American Cancer Society volunteer for five years, coordinating the Towson Relay for Life and speaking at survivor events.

3 chosen to board of foundation

Alan Davis, president of Princeton Sports in Columbia, Dr. Jerry Levin, vice president and medical director of Maryland Primary Care Physicians LLC in Columbia, and Creig Northrop, president of Creig Northrop & The Northrop Team PC-Long and Foster in Clarksville, have been named to the board of trustees of the Howard Hospital Foundation.

The foundation was established in 1992 as a not-for-profit organization charged with providing philanthropic support to Howard County General Hospital.

The organization coordinates fundraising activities for the hospital and is responsible for managing its endowment.

Life-science teacher an associate fellow

Amanda Richardson, a second-year life-science teacher at Glenwood Middle School, was named an associate fellow in the 2007 Amgen-NSTA (National Science Teacher Association) National New Science Teacher Academy.

She was one of 200 middle school and high school science teachers across the country selected to participate in the yearlong program.

During the fellowship, teachers will participate in an online learning community and other Web-based professional development activities; attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, to be held March 27-30 in Boston; participate in a research-dissemination conference or professional development institute; and receive online help from trained mentors in their disciplines.

The New Science Teacher Academy, co-founded by a three-year $3 million grant from the Amgen Foundation, is designed to encourage new middle and secondary school teachers to remain in the profession and support them in their first few years of teaching.

The fellows and associate fellows were selected for their strong interest in developing as professional science educators.

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