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Ross University students engage in their first community effort by volunteering at the Grand Bahama Health Expo - Apr 1, 2009 - 1:19:01 PM

Grand Bahama Island – In an effort to build and partner with their new community over 60 Ross University Medical students along with 4 faculty members and even some spouses, took time away from their studies to volunteer at the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church’s 4th Annual Grand Bahama Health Expo on Sunday, March 29th. The students ran three shifts and manned four booths on diabetes, hypertension, eye and ear health and examination and breast heath and examinations.  The booths were supervised by four faculty members: Dr. Veerabhadra Gowda, Dr. Janice Johnson, Dr. Lyudmyla Golub and Dr. Jennifer Cannon.

The Expo was under the theme, "Your Health and You", and also offered vegetarian dishes, a Kids Corner, massage demos, weight and health assessments. Education on nutrition, health supplements, meat substitutes, growing your own vegetables, and how do conduct a breast exam was also offered...

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(VIDEO) The 4th Annual Grand Bahama Health Expo - March 29th - Mar 28, 2009 - 9:18:09 AM

Grand Bahama Island - The entire community is invited out to the 4th Annual Grand Bahama Health Expo at the Shiloh SDA church grounds on Sunday, March 29th from 11:30am to 6pm.

Shiloh SDA Church Health Department is joining with Ross University School of Medicine under the theme, "Your Health and You".  There will be something for the entire family, and it is a FREE expo!

In this video you will hear from Dr. McMillan from Shiloh, SDA; Timothy Yu, President of Ross University Student Governmenet Association; Dan Lowe, Elder of Shiloh SDA: and Aaron James, a student of Ross University Medical School; and Alexis Bell, Health Ministries Director at Shiloh Church.

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Ross University School of Medicine Succeeds Where Others Fall Short, According to Standards Established in New Report - Mar 24, 2009 - 5:50:33 AM
North Brunswick, NJ  - According to a new report sponsored by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, the United States is in dire need of more physicians. But while U.S. medical schools are working to rectify the problem, the report points out that the issue cannot be solved simply by increasing the number of schools or expanding existing schools.

"What medical education needs to recognize is that it has a fundamental social mission to train future physicians for a rapidly changing healthcare system that seeks different competencies than in the past," says George Thibault, MD, president of the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

For more than 30 years, Ross University School of Medicine has educated qualified students who show the commitment and determination to submit to the rigors of a medical education

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Ross University to participate in the 4th Annual Grand Bahama Health Expo - Mar 22, 2009 - 5:12:58 PM

Grand Bahama Island - The entire community is invited out to the 4th Annual Grand Bahama Health Expo at the Shiloh SDA church grounds on Sunday, March 29th from 11:30am to 6pm.

Shiloh SDA Church Health Department is joining with Ross University School of Medicine under the theme, "Your Health and You".  There will be something for the entire family, and it is a FREE expo!

Keynote speaker Mrs. Sharon Williams, Hospital Administrator of the Rand Hospital and  guest speakers Dr. Tamara Burke-Moree and Dr. Alvira Higgs.

Vegetarian dishes, Blood pressure screening, Blood glucose screening, Dental exams, Kids Corner, Eye & Ear testing, Cholesterol testing, Weight and health assessments...

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Part Two - Official Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting of the Ross University Bahamas Academic Facilities (VIDEO) - Mar 4, 2009 - 9:25:44 PM

Grand Bahama Island -  Enclosed is Part Two of The Bahamas Weekly coverage of  the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of the Ross University Bahamas academic facilities on Friday, February 20, 2009. Dr. Mary Coleman, Dean Ross School of Medicine was Mistress of Ceremony and Bishop Sobig Kemp offered the invocation.

In  this video you will see and hear remarks made by Dr . Thomas C. Shepherd, President Ross University; Daniel Hamburger, CEO DeVry Inc.;  Dr. Nicholas Fox, the first Bahamian graduate of Ross University; and Timothy Yu, President, Student Government Association for Ross University...

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Remarks by GB Port Group Chairman & Bahamas Prime Minister Ingraham at Ross University Ribbon Cutting (VIDEO) - Feb 28, 2009 - 11:00:56 AM

Grand Bahama Island -  Enclosed are remarks made by the Chairman of the Port Group Limited, Mr. Hannes Babak's  at the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of the Ross University Bahamas academic facilities on Friday, February 20, 2009. Mr. Babak provides information on how Ross University chose Grand Bahama Island for their new campus and how he was directly involved in such. Mr. Babak is introduced to the podium by Dr. Mary Colemen, Dean of the Ross University School of Medicine and Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.   

Also in this video are remarks made by the Prime Minister to The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham. The Prime Minister is introduced by Senator Kay Forbes-Smith.



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C.E.O. of DeVry Inc. attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Ross University Bahamas Academic Facilities (Photos) - Feb 25, 2009 - 9:10:06 PM

Grand Bahama Island - Although the Ross University academic facilities at Seahorse Plaza have been operational since the beginning of January 2009, an official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting took place on Friday, February 20th.  Prime Minister to The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and his wife, Delores Ingraham attended the momentous occasion, along with many government officials and local dignitaries.

Ross University was honoured to have DeVry C.E.O., Daniel Hamburger in attendance at this important occasion. 

DeVry Inc. was created in 1987 through the merger of DeVry Institutes and Keller Graduate School of Management, which comprise the company's largest division, DeVry University.  In May 2003, DeVry Inc. acquired Ross University.

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Prime Minister Ingraham Attends Ross University Official Opening, Freeport - Feb 21, 2009 - 2:17:27 PM

Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham brought remarks at the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ross University Freeport Campus; Sea Horse Plaza held on Friday, February 20, 2009.

Mrs. Delores Ingraham cut the ceremonial ribbon at the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Prime Minister, along with Mrs. Ingraham and Government Ministers viewed the work of Ross University students in the University's Simulation Room, during a tour of the academic facility.

Enclosed are the Prime Minister's remarks made at the ceremony....

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VIDEO Tour of The New Ross University Bahamas Campus & Interviews - Jan 26, 2009 - 11:42:48 AM
The Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you on an enlightening video tour inside the new Ross University interim campus at The Seahorse Shopping Plaza on Grand Bahama Island.  In this video you will see and hear from the president of Ross University, administrators, students, The Bahamas Weekly News Team and some of the Grand Bahama businesspersons that are benefiting as a result of the new Ross University campus being on Grand Bahama Island.

You will also see inside the state of the art Patient Simulation Center that enables students to work with lifelike computer controlled manikins that emulate a wide variety of life threatening human medical conditions.

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Ross University Bahamas Opens for Study - Jan 14, 2009 - 9:55:37 PM

Grand Bahama Island – The future looks bright for Grand Bahama as well as for the Ross University medical students who attended their first day of school on Monday, January 12th at the interim campus at Seahorse Plaza in Freeport.

The focus for day one was orientation and the beginning of classes, as all the students gathered in their conference area equipped with overhead screens, as the faculty and administrative team were introduced as well as policies and procedures explained.

“While these students are already familiar with the academic program, there is a lot to adjust to in coming to a new facility and a new country,” explained Sandi Cutler, Executive Administrator and Ross Vice President for Planning.   “Many students arrived over the weekend and are still sorting out the tasks of getting established such as setting up bank accounts, finding places to get their exercise, and getting used to the transportation system...”

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Ross University introduces Grand Bahama doctors to their Clinical Education Partnership - Dec 24, 2008 - 1:06:50 PM

Grand Bahama Island – Ross University invited all doctors in Grand Bahama to a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, December 16th to introduce the Ross faculty to the Island’s medical community. Senator, Kay Forbes-Smith was also in attendance.

The meeting provided the opportunity to introduce the Ross’ Clinical Education Partnership which will not only bring a rich educational experience to Ross students, but will enhance the professional growth of Bahamian physicians, thus improving the overall health and medical care system within The Bahamas.

On hand to lead the meeting was Dr. Mary Thoesen Coleman, Dean of Ross University School of Medicine, and newly appointed Director of Clinical Education, Dr. Desiree Cox. The doctors explained the history of the university, how it will operate in Grand Bahama, and the academic level of the students who will be starting at the new campus in January...

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Ross University provides free care to two local institutions in Dominica - Dec 14, 2008 - 12:23:16 PM
Portsmouth, Dominica - As part of its community outreach program, a dozen students of Ross University School of Medicine's Adventist Fellowship, recently visited the Stock Farm State Prison and the Northern District Home for the Aged, in Portsmouth, to donate their medical skills and time.

For the past three years, the group which is dedicated to caring for the underserved have visited the prison every semester to educate the inmates on health care issues, provide medical screenings, and donate books to the prison library.

During their visit on October 11, Ross students checked the blood pressure and blood glucose levels of 137 men, assisted with referrals, and replaced medical equipment including a glucometer for a diabetic inmate whose meter was no longer functioning...
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Bahamian, Dr. Desiree Cox appointed as Ross University’s Director of Community Clinical Education and as Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences - Dec 9, 2008 - 7:39:23 PM

Grand Bahama Island -
Ross University is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Desirée Cox,
of New Providence as their new Director of Community Clinical Education for the Bahamas campus set to open in January 2009.  

Dr. Cox will also be joining the faculty as their new Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences and will be involved in teaching Behavioral Sciences to medical students as well as some aspects of the Integration of Clinical Medicine courses. In her capacity as Director of Community Clinical Education, Dr. Cox will be working with the Grand Bahama medical community to facilitate student exposure to clinical cases and basic aspects of clerking patients...

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Ross University’s New Campus Will Be Ready with the Help of Bahamian Business Professionals - Dec 8, 2008 - 8:01:34 PM

Grand Bahama Island - Access to a rich pool of Information Technology resources is a key factor for any campus of Ross University School of Medicine, as the institution prides itself in being considered one of the most technologically advanced Medical Schools in the region.

For their interim campus at Seahorse Plaza which is set to open in Grand Bahama in January 2009, the specifications were no different, and the University is pleased to announce that all their technical needs were met through Bahamian vendors. Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), Cable Bahamas, and Nelson’s Lock and Key all played a vital role in bringing the campus up to par, and will continue to play a vital role in future expansion...

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Ross University Holds 5-Day Leadership Planning Retreat - Dec 3, 2008 - 9:15:07 AM

Grand Bahama Island - Ross University held a five day leadership planning retreat at its new campus from November 19th -23rd.


This retreat involved senior Ross University administrators from its New Jersey headquarters, Medical School leadership, and leaders from its Dominica and Miami campuses.


Also participating were current or future staff and faculty for the Bahamas campus.


“We are moving ahead as planned to open our interim campus for students the first week of January”, said Sandi Cutler, Ross VP for Planning and Business Development and Interim Executive Administrator of the Freeport campus...  

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Ross University Appoints Director of Student Services - Nov 19, 2008 - 8:36:40 AM

Grand Bahama Island - Ross University is pleased to announce and welcome Mrs. Meg Osman who will fill the position of Director of Student Services at the Bahamas Ross University School of Medicine opening in January 2009.


"We are very pleased to have Meg on board and welcome her to the Ross family.   I am confident that with Meg’s background and experience in higher education and focus on providing excellent customer service that she will be a great addition to our team," said Rose Reardon, Ross University's Sr. Director of Student Services.


"Meg will play an important leadership role in developing and implementing various student services activities and administrative functions,” Reardon added...

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Ross University appoints Director of Finance and Administration - Oct 22, 2008 - 11:22:45 AM

Grand Bahama Island – Ross University is pleased to announce and welcome Mr. Subir Das Gupta who will fill the position of Director of Finance and Administration at the Bahamas Ross University School of Medicine opening in January 2009.


Prior to this appointment, Mr. Das Gupta headed the Finance Department of the Penthouse Group, a privately-held group engaged in the hotel and property sectors.


Mr. Das Gupta is a member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Sloan Fellow, the equivalent to a Master of Management, of the London Business School of England...

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Ross University Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Medical Community - Oct 15, 2008 - 8:19:50 PM

Ross University is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary as one of the world’s preeminent providers of medical education.

Since opening in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine has graduated nearly 6,500 doctors. Located in Dominica in the Caribbean, medical school graduates of Ross have gone into virtually every specialty of medicine, including transplant nephrology, invasive cardiology, plastic surgery, pulmonary medicine, cardiovascular, neonatology, endocrinology, rheumatology, geriatric medicine, infectious diseases, and hematology/oncology. The success of Ross alumni is a true testament to the rigor of our medical training as well as a testament to the character and attitude of our students...

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Ross University appoints Director of Information Technology (IT) - Oct 6, 2008 - 3:44:42 PM

Grand Bahama Island - Ross University is pleased to announce and welcome Mr. Londell Albury who will fill the position of Director of Information Technology (IT) at the Bahamas Ross University School of Medicine opening in January 2009.


“We are very excited to have Londell Albury as part of our IT Management Team. Londell brings over 7 years experience in building and managing teams, directing large scale technology projects, and a wide range of technical skills in multiple platforms,” said Ron Spaide, Ross University’s Vice President, Chief Information Officer (Interim).


“Londell will immediately hit the ground running by assisting in managing the technology of our new campus; by creating IT policies and procedures; and by taking part in our overall IT strategic planning process. We are very much looking forward to having Londell on board!”...

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Ross University Hosts Luncheon to Update Community Leaders (VIDEO synopsis included) - Oct 3, 2008 - 11:51:04 PM

(Watch a VIDEO Synopsis on the progress of Ross University with Dr. Thomas C Shepherd within) Grand Bahama Island – In an effort to keep community leaders updated on the progress and future development of the Ross University Bahamas campus, the president of Ross University, Dr. Thomas C. Shepherd hosted an informal luncheon at the Westin Hotel on Wednesday, October 1st.  

Accompanying Dr. Shepherd were senior members of his management team, those being Dr. Nancy Perri, Vice-President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Mary Coleman, Dean, Ross University School of Medicine; Sandi Cutler, Vice President for Planning and Business Development; and Dr. John Daley, Campus Administrator.

Approximately 40 invited guests were in attendance to listen to a brief progress report by Dr. Shepherd, who touched upon...

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