Dr. Vinod Thourani | MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Vinod Thourani, MD will join the leadership team at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute as the chairman of cardiac surgery, effective Aug. 14. A nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher, Thourani brings with him extensive expertise in structural heart disease and valve surgery, specifically TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) and minimally invasive aortic and mitral valvular surgery. Thourani …

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Md. firm gets $23 million to develop antidote auto-injector

Emergent Biosolutions Inc., a life sciences company based in Gaithersburg, was awarded a contract worth about $23 million through a Department of Defense initiative. Under the five-year agreement, Emergent will develop a new multi-drug auto-injector for a nerve agent antidote, designed to be used in military situations and in civilian emergencies. Emergent must also demonstrate the device’s usability …

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Judge nixes Alabama law putting pregnant girls through trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge has struck down Alabama’s one-of-a-kind law that enabled judges to put minors seeking abortions through a trial-like proceeding in which the fetus could get a lawyer and prosecutors could object to the pregnant girl’s wishes. Alabama legislators in 2014 changed the state’s process for girls who can’t or won’t …

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Baltimore County schools turn to Md. company to build online courses

With the evolution of technology in the classroom, teachers can be stretched beyond their original mission of helping students learn the material. Baltimore startup CourseArc developed a content creation platform that simplifies the process of creating an online course to help alleviate that problem. “We wanted a tool for curriculum development that allowed our subject …

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Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Mohiuddin | UM School of Medicine

Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Mohiuddin has been appointed as professor of surgery and director of xenoheart transplantation in the department of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is an internationally renowned transplantation scientist specializing in cardiac xenotransplantation and related immunosuppressive therapies. In his new position, Mohiuddin will be responsible for establishing the …

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Levitan leaving Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership

Scott Levitan, a pivotal figure in the 88-acre redevelopment surrounding the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in east Baltimore, is leaving the partnership that has led the project. Levitan, development director of the Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership, has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation in North Carolina, Forest City announced …

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Whitney Harmel | United Way of Central Md.

Whitney Harmel has been named chair of United Way of Central Maryland’s Emerging Leaders United membership group. An ELU member since 2014, Harmel served as vice-chair in 2016. Information in Movers and Shakers is provided by the submitter. To submit a Movers and Shakers item, visit http://thedailyrecord.com/movers/.

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Parole for young lifers inconsistent across US

DETROIT — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It’s been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a judge in this building. He was 15 then, just out of eighth grade, answering for his role in the murder of a man …

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How far will Apple go to stop sleuths? Jamaica and Liechtenstein.

One of Apple’s most fiercely guarded secrets? The name of the next iPhone. It’s known that the device will launch later this year, complete with a stainless steel and glass body, a better screen and a speedy 3-D sensor that recognizes your face. It may be called the iPhone X to celebrate the iconic product’s …

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