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• Caroline Glackin, an assistant professor in the department of management, marketing and entrepreneurship of Fayetteville State University’s Broadwell College of Business and Economics, has been named associate editor of entrepreneurship for the International Journal of Instructional Cases. Glackin will serve a three-year term.
• Interventional pulmonologist Adam Belanger has joined FirstHealth Specialty Services and Pinehurst Medical Clinic in practice with Michael Pritchett. Originally from Vermont, Belanger earned his undergraduate degree from Boston University and attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine as well as additional training in interventional pulmonology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
• Spring Lake Alderwoman Soña Cooper was elected to the board of directors of the N.C. League of Municipalities, representing District 7. Fayetteville City Councilman Johnny Dawkins is a board member representing large cities.
• Ulysses Taylor, a professor of accounting and chairman of the department of accounting, finance, health care and information systems, has been named interim dean of the Broadwell College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University. The appointment was recommended by Lee Brown, former dean of the college, who will become interim provost on Aug. 1. Taylor has been a member of the FSU faculty since 1992 and a department chairman since 1997. He is a former board member of the Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Fayetteville/Cumberland County Economic Development Alliance. He chairs the FSU Development Corp. and is a board member and treasurer of Capitol Encore Academy, a charter school. Taylor received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from FSU, an MBA from East Carolina University, and a law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law.
• Cape Fear Valley Health has been awarded $149,747 by the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation’s COVID-19 "Fill the Gap" Response Fund. The money will help fund behavioral health support for frontline health care workers, enhanced discharge support for underserved patients, and increasing nursing coverage to allow additional breaks in COVID-19 treatment units.
• Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear has received a $350,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health-Women’s Health Branch to improve maternal morbidity and mortality rates in Perinatal Care Region V. Funding supports the Perinatal Nurse Champion program, focusing on maternal health initiatives to identify guidelines and educate providers in the state’s birthing hospitals, community health centers, health departments and physician practices. The agency covers Cumberland, Robeson, Harnett, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, Moore, New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Montgomery, Richmond and Scotland counties.