On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Rohit Varma, M.D., M.P.H. was named as the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and the director of the USC Eye Institute. Varma was previously a professor at the Keck School of USC, as well as a director of the clinical trials unit, the glaucoma service, and ocular epidemiology.Rohit Varma, M.D., M.P.H. Photo courtesy of Van Urfalian.Varma will also be an associate dean with the Keck School of Medicine. He is known for his research in a multitude of eye studies, including the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) and the African-American Eye Disease Study. Varma is also known for his ability to work with new imaging techniques used in the treatment and detection of glaucoma.Varma has worked on developing imagining techniques to help with the early diagnosis of glaucoma caused by optic nerve damage. Varma was also a pioneer in developing implantable intraocular pressure (IOP) sensors and drainage devices used to control and possibly cure glaucoma. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma one of the leading cause of blindness.In addition, Varma has been published in more than 219 ophthalmic journals, and was a co-wrote Essentials of Eye Care: The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Handbook and The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma. He has been awarded the Glaucoma Research Foundation President’s Award and he was named a Sybil B. Harrington Scholar.Varma completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after receiving his medical degree from the University of Delhi in India. He also has a master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Varma also finished two glaucoma fellowships, one from the Wills Eye Hospital and one from USC.Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph.D. will continue as co-director for the USC Eye Institute, as well as the director of the Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics.
August 16, 2020
MORE: Watch NASCAR live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)Daniels was Johnson’s crew chief for his 2016 championship season and has been a member of Hendrick Motorsports since ’14. Meedering will move to a senior competition role with Hendrick.The move comes just one day after a disappointing 15th-place finish at Pocono Raceway in which Johnson won just the second stage of his career. Johnson currently sits in 17th position in the Cup Series standings, 12 points from Ryan Newmann in the 16th and final playoff position. The No. 48 has just three top-five and eight top-10 finishes this season. Having not won since June 2017 at Dover, the 43-year-old Johnson is currently in the longest winless drought of his 83-win career. Johnson parted ways with longtime crew chief Chad Knaus before last season after a 17-year relationship between the two. Knaus is currently the crew chief for William Byron who is 12th in the Cup Series standings.Fans of the No. 48 will get their first look at Johnson’s new team this Sunday at Watkins Glen for the Go Bowling at the Glen. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson had the same crew chief for 604 races. He’ll now have had two in the last 22.With just five races remaining in the Monster Energy Cup Series regular season and at risk of missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, Johnson has parted ways with crew chief Kevin Meendering and named Cliff Daniels to the position.
August 16, 2020
The football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina had its first loss in the qualifications for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.Last night in Zenica, the team of B&H with the coach Safet Sušić was defeated by Slovakia with 0:1. The only goal scorer was Viktor Pecovsky at the 77th minute.The football players of B&H failed to continue the winning streak. Slovakia was a better selection than the team of B&H, which with the last night’s win came in the game to win the second place in the group.The coach Safet Šusić after the game congratulated the Slovaks for the deserved victory.“We played well at some moments. In the first half of the match, we had some chances and if we had scored a goal by then everything would have been different. I wanted the victory at any cost, we took a risk and played openly, but there were canceled many players, especially from our offense. To us, there is no other choice but to fully win all the three games, but the situation is now far more difficult”, said Sušić after the match.B&H despite the defeat maintained the top position in the group, but now there are fewer chances to keep it until the end of qualifications. In the three games our team needs to reach all three victories, and the first test will be on Tuesday in Žilina against the same opponent.(Source: Fena)