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Syed Raza named Physician of the Year


THE WOODLANDS,TX–St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital named Dr. Syed A. Raza, general medicine, as its 2013 Physician of the Year on Wednesday, April 17.
“He was nominated along with John Fackler, M.D., surgery and orthopedic surgery; John Rossi, M.D., neuroscience and neurology; and Peter Shedden, M.D., neurosciences,” according to a hospital press release. “These St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital physicians were nominated for the award by the hospital’s management team and staff based upon their commitment to quality and excellence in health care, demonstrated level of patient-focused care and leadership among their physician peers and patient care staff.”

Kiran Syed honored as outstanding ROTC student

kiranSyedCHICAGO,IL–  Top achievers from Bolingbrook and Romeoville high schools in Illinois were honored at the annual Valley View School District 365U “Those Who Excel” luncheon at Bolingbrook Golf Club recently.

Hosted by the Board of Education, Those Who Excel has honored the “doers” and “achievers” in VVSD high schools since the early 1970s when several students were taken out to lunch by the school board president and district superintendent.

Among this year’s honorees is Kiran Syed who has been named as the Outstanding ROTC Student. Her long list of accomplishments include being named Illinois State Scholar, President’s Volunteer Service Award, The American Legion Scholastic Excellence Medal, AFJROTC Outstanding Cadet Medal, Wing Commander of BHS Unit IL-091st, and National Honor Society.  Speaking on her future plans she said, “I plan to attend Loyola University Chicago with a major in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience on the track of Pre-Medicine. I hope to go to medical school and be a pediatric neurosurgeon or a general surgeon.”

Ahmed Rubaie appointed as CFO and COO of Fortinet


SUNNYVALE, CA–Fortinet, a leading name in network security — announced the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Rubaie as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Rubaie is a highly accomplished executive with extensive financial, operational and global business management experience. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ariba Inc., a leading cloud-based business to business commerce company that was acquired by SAP in October 2012. Mr. Rubaie joined Ariba in August 2008, and played a key role on the management team in building a high-growth and highly-profitable recurring global business. He was engaged in all areas of the business and helped contribute to significant growth and an increase in shareholder value, with Ariba’s equity market capitalization increasing from approximately $400 million to over $4 billion at the time of the company’s sale.

Prior to Ariba, Mr. Rubaie spent nearly eight years at Avery Dennison , a manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials, where he held various senior finance positions, the last one being a global division CFO where he was involved in all aspects of the multi-billion dollar business. Mr. Rubaie also spent nearly six years in various global finance leadership roles at BHP Billiton, a large natural resource company. Prior to his corporate experience, he spent six years in public accounting with both Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Rubaie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College and a J.D. degree from University of Detroit School of Law.

Muslim community to open free clinic in Iowa

QUAD CITY,IA–Inspired by their faith and commitment to the area the Muslim community of Quad city area is planning to open a free clinic.

The MCQC Free Clinic of Iowa will be located at 2115 E. Kimberly Road in Bettendorf.

“We want to help the uninsured and the under-insured,” Dr. Farah Khan said in an interview to the Quad City Times.. Khan, who came up with the idea of the free clinic, is one of two managers of the program.

“There still are many people left without preventative care. We want to be part of the solution,” she added.

Nine physicians and a dentist will volunteer their services at the clinic, and there will be volunteer nurses and administrative staff, Khan said.

The initiative is a partnership with the Free Clinic of Iowa organization, which operates free clinics at 30 sites around the state. While an opening date has not yet been announced, the clinic will operate from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Ahmed Sublaban scores in Tri-City Athletic League

STOCKTON,CA–High school student Ahmed Sublaban is making a name for himself in the regional athletic field. At a recent match he won the discus with a personal record of 135-4.
In another meet last month he was a double winner in discus and shot put.


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