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Carroll Publishing launches GovSearch API™

November 7, 2018:Carroll Publishing announced the launch of GovSearch API™, a government contact data service that allows subscribers to connect server-to-server via HTTP and quickly develop a functional application or integrate into an existing web site or CRM application. Learn more.

Norman Sharpless appointed Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

March 19, 2019: Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless has been appointed as the Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Sharpless, 52, succeeds current FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is scheduled to resign from the office in April, 2019. Sharpless was officially sworn in as the fifteenth Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on October 17, 2017. Before he started working in that position, Sharpless was the Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he held since January, 2014. Sharpless was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and he received his undergraduate degree in mathematics. He went on to pursue his medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine, and he graduated in 1993. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, both at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. After two years on the faculty at the Harvard Medical School, he joined the faculty of the UNC School of Medicine at the Departments of Medicine and Genetics in 2002. He as named as the Wellcome Professor of Cancer Research at UNC in 2012. Sharpless is a member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), and he was a Member of the ASCI council from 2011 to 2014. Sharpless was an associate editor of Aging Cell and a deputy editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has written more than 150 original scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters, and is an inventor, with ten patents. He cofounded two clinical-stage biotechnology companies: G1 Therapeutics and HealthSpan Diagnostics. In addition to working as NCI Director, Sharpless is the Chief of the Aging Biology and Cancer Section at the National Institute on Aging’s Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics, where he continues research on the biology of the aging process that promotes the conversion of normal self-renewing cells into dysfunctional cancer cells. NCI is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Brynja Booth appointed Maryland Court of Appeals Judge for First Appellate Circuit

  
March 19, 2019: Brynja M. Booth was appointed as a Maryland Court of Appeals Judge for the First Appellate Circuit by Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The First Appellate Circuit includes Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties. Booth is a lawyer and he works at Booth, Booth, Cropper and Marriner, P.C. She was previously a Law Clerk for Maryland Circuit Court for Talbot County Judge William Horne. Booth is the president of the Maryland Municipal Attorneys Association. She received her B.A. degree from Bucknell University, and she received her law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Erin Schaible hired as Fairfax City, Va., Police Chief

  
March 19, 2019: Erin Schaible has been hired as the Fairfax City, Va., Police Chief. Schaible was previously the Deputy Chief of Patrol for the Fairfax County ,Va., Police Department. Schaible spent the last decade of her twenty-eight-year tenure at the Fairfax County Police Department working at the department’s administrative offices near the Fairfax County Courthouse. In Fairfax City, Schaible succeeds Carl Pardiny, who retired on Dec. 1, 2018, after thirty years at the Fairfax City Police Department. Schaible retired from the Fairfax County Police Department on Dec. 28, 2018. Schaible’s Fairfax County Police career included tenures as a school Resource Officer, a school Liaison Commander, the Commander of Organized Crime and Narcotics, and Deputy Chief of Administration. After she started as a Patrol Officer, Schaible later worked as an Assistant Commander at the McLean and Reston District Stations before she was promoted to Captain at the Franconia District Station. When she retired in December, 2018, Schaible had spent the previous five years as the Deputy Chief of Patrol, and she had reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Schaible graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in fashion merchandising and design. Schaible took office as the Fairfax City Police Chief on Feb. 19, 2019.

J. D. Hummingbird hired as Martinsburg, W. Va., Fire Chief

  
March 19, 2019: J. D. Hummingbird has been hired as the Martinsburg, W. Va., Fire Chief, effective on Monday, March 25, 2019. Hummingbird has more than thirty years of emergency management and leadership experience. Hummingbird most recently worked as the Fire Chief in Artesia, New Mexico. Before he took that position, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after working for twenty years as a Firefighter. In Martinsburg, Hummingbird succeeds Paul Bragg, who resigned in December, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters assigned as Commander, U.S. European Command

  
March 19, 2019: U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters has been appointed as the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and he has been assigned as the Commander of the U.S. European Command. Officials at the U.S. Department of Defense announced the assignments on Friday, March 15, 2019. Wolters is also currently the Commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe; the Commander of U.S. Air Forces Africa; the Commander of the Allied Air Command; and the Director of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre.

Edward Wells appointed as Maryland Court of Appeals Judge, At-Large

  
March 19, 2019: Edward G. Wells was appointed as an At-Large Judge at the Maryland Court of Appeals by Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Wells was most recently a Judge at the Maryland Circuit Court for Calvert County since 2012. Before that appointment, He was a Maryland District Court Judge, representing three Southern Maryland counties—Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s. He also worked as a Master for Domestic Relations and Juvenile Causes for Calvert County. Wells has worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of the Attorney General. Wells received his B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary, and he received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Jasiel Correia re-elected as Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts

  
March 19, 2019: In a special election held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the residents of Fall River, Mass., voted Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II out of ffice—but they also voted him back in, by a small plurality—on the same ballot. Correia, Democrat, was in his second two-year term when he was charged in 2018 with thirteen criminal counts of wire fraud and filing false tax returns. He has denied the charges, but the City Council called for him to resign. He refused, and that prompted a March 12 recall election. On March 12, 7,829 residents voted to recall Correia, and 4,911 voted to keep him in office, according to the Fall River Election Commission. But on the same ballot, voters were asked to choose among five people for the Mayor’s job. Correia’s named was included on the ballot. There, he won a plurality—with about 35 percent of voters voting for Correia. The runner-up, Paul Coogan, a Democratic school committee member, lost by less than three-hundred votes. He conceded in a speech on Tuesday, March 12, but he said that he hoped to run in the mayoral primary election in September, 2019. The general election for the office is scheduled to be held in November, 2019. Fall River is located in southeastern Massachusetts.