February, often called the month of love, is also American Heart Health Month. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reminds us that “when we take care of our hearts as part of our self-care, we set an example for those around us to do the same.” For heart health information, please visit their website here: #OurHearts are Healthier Together.
While we are on the topic of hearts and love, we would love to recap January’s highlights and accomplishments.
We salute the following employees, who celebrated their work anniversaries in January:
- Natalie Springfield – 9 years
- Heather Free – 5 years
- VijayaSri Konam – 5 years
- Srivalli Vodnala – 5 years
- Jennifer Lin – 3 years
- Michelle Bishop – 2 years
- Teresa McClendon – 2 years
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new employees:
- Kurtis Cowman – Lead Statistical Programmer Analyst I
- Manu Puppala – Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst I
- Prathiba Paidi – Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst I
Our congratulations to Thirupathi Rao, Lisa Morton, and the 306 team for the truly wonderful feedback from our client. They were very impressed with the attention to detail and commitment to quality that has been exhibited by this team. We appreciate the great job that you are doing!
Many thanks to Luke Reinbolt for his long-term leadership, time, and extra effort in support of the CDISC Organization! We are excited about the progress of his CDISC/ADaM projects and look forward to his March 2nd presentation.
Our latest Employee Spotlight featured DataCeutics/Navitas Data Sciences’ Gary Shultz, Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst I. Gary is a colorful fellow and believes that gratitude is the path to positive change and growth. He tries to embrace life’s difficulties by looking for the lessons they may provide. We hope you take a few minutes to read about him: Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst I, Gary Shultz, Always Looks at the Bright Side of Life.
We extend a fond farewell to Matt Ferdock, co-founder, and CEO of DataCeutics. His contributions to the success of DataCeutics/Navitas Data Sciences for the past 29+ years are countless, and we will forever be in his debt for all he has done on behalf of all the employees as well as the growth of the company. We thank Matt from the bottom of our hearts for all his hard work and dedication and wish him the best in all future endeavors.
Haiti Nutrition Clinic Update:
As most of you are aware, DataCeutics/Navitas Data Sciences has sponsored the micronutrient program in Beaudois, Haiti, for the past five years to help the children in this poverty-stricken area receive proper nutrition through RHCC.
Although the usual volunteers were not able to make their annual pilgrimage to Beaudois, Haiti this year to conduct the customary 3-day clinic due to the global pandemic, they found a way to reach families in need. Here is an excerpt from Haiti Mobile Clinic Team Coordinator Taffy Bowman’s February 5th account:
The group of Haitian doctors and nurses you see in the photos were hired by Compassion International to conduct a clinic for the children at the Beaudois school. RHCC was then able to hire them for an additional day to see non-school children that would not have otherwise had the opportunity to be seen. They received Albendazole, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin A, and were given a blood test to check iron levels, among other things. I trust that our sponsorship of this work is a positive offshoot of the work we began with our clinic commitment 6 years ago. Even though we could not be there in person this year, I am happy at least some effort was able to go on.
The sponsorship cost of the small clinic was $2,000, which provided 100 children with evaluation, medication, nutrients, and lunch. If you are inspired to help support this work, contributions in all amounts are being accepted at www.rhccpa.org or may be mailed to:
RHCC - 1246 Buddies Place - Birdsboro, PA 19508
Our hearts are overjoyed that the children in Beaudois, Haiti were given the help they need despite COVID-19 challenges. It is also comforting to hear that the coronavirus seems to be under control in that area of Haiti.
February is known as The American Heart Health Month and is the perfect time to consider embracing these smart heart-healthy tips:
- Reduce salt intake.
- Consume less sugar.
- Limit saturated fats in your diet.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Eat more fish and less red meat.
- Stop smoking.
- Reduce alcohol intake.
- Be physically active every day.
- Aim for a healthy weight.
- Keep stress under control.
For more information visit the American Heart Association website.
We hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day and close with this lovely poem by Christina Rossetti:
My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is in a water’d shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit; My heart is like a rainbow shell That paddles in a halcyon sea; My heart is gladder than all these Because my love is come to me ...