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This forum is for WIT members who would like to become a mentor or those who would like to have a mentor. Remember, you must be a current member to participate. Put whether you are looking for a mentor or would like to be a mentor in the subject line and be sure to state the role (driver, logistics professional, safety, technical, etc.).
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Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physician
Dr. Jeffrey Durmer is a co-founder and serves as Chief Medical Officer. He is responsible for all patient care and medical decision making in the Fusion Sleep Medicine Program. Dr. Durmer directs the Sleep Medicine Fellowship, the Sleep4Safety Medical Program, the Fusion Sleep Center, the Fusion Sleep clinical research program, and he evaluates patients in the Fusion Sleep Clinic.
Dr. Durmer is one of the nation's leading experts in Sleep Medicine. He is board certified in Sleep Medicine by both the American Board of Sleep Medicine (D.ABSM) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (D.ABIM), and in Neurology by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (D.ABP&N). In addition he holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Durmer sits on the Medical Advisory Board for the Restless Legs Foundation and the Healthy Trucking Association of America and holds an appointment of adjunct Professor at Georgia State University, Department of Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Durmer directed the Emory University Sleep Laboratory and Egleston Children's Hospital Sleep Medicine program prior to his current role as the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Fusion Sleep.
Dr. Durmer has performed basic neuroscientific research on neural systems involved in arousal, alerting and sleep regulation in animals and humans over the past two decades. His work in phenotype analysis of Restless Legs Syndrome in children and adults with co-morbid conditions such as ADHD, iron deficiency and other neurological disorders resulted in the development of the first pediatric RLS standardized clinical interview tool for clinical research. He also directs clinical and translational research projects at Fusion Sleep focused on interventions for RLS, sleep disorders associated with Parkinson's disease, sleep apnea and insomnia. In addition, he collaborates with researchers from many different fields of neurology, circadian biology, oncology and pediatrics.
Member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (RLS)
Member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Healthy Trucking of America Association (HTAA)
Clinical science consultant and investigator with multiple pharmaceutical companies.
Adjunct Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
Past Assistant Professor, Emory University, Atlanta GA (2003 - 2006)
Past Director of the Emory Sleep Laboratory and the Pediatric & Adolescent Sleep Medicine Program.
Grants & Publications
RLS Foundation funding to study genotype- phenotype relationships of RLS, ADHD, and iron deficiency.
Authored an extensive list of papers and book chapters.
Received multiple training grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania.
M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Adult & Pediatric Neurology and sleep fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Board Certified in Neurology & Psychiatry (ABP&N)
Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Sleep Medicine (ABSM)
Durmer JS and Chervin R. Pediatric Sleep Medicine. AAN Continuum Series (in preparation) Durmer JS: Monitoring PLM in Children. Sleep Review, 6(4):49-51, 2005
Durmer JS and Dinges DW.: Neurocognitive consequences of sleep deprivation. Seminars in Neurology, 25:(1) 117-129, 2005.
Durmer JS and Rosenquist AC.: Ibotenic acid lesions in the pedunculopontine region result in recovery of visual orienting in the hemianopic cat. Neuroscience, 106:(4) 765-781, 2001.
Rosenquist AC, Ciaramitaro VM, Durmer JS, Wallace SF, Todd WE.: Ibotenic acid lesions of the superior colliculus produce longer lasting deficits in visual orienting behavior than aspiration lesions in the cat. Progress in Brain Research, 112:117-130, 1996.
Durmer JS. Restless Legs Syndrome, in Ferri's Clinical Advisor. FF Ferri, Ed. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, PA., 2004-2006.
Durmer JS. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, in Ferri's Clinical Advisor. FF Ferri, Ed. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, PA., 2004-2006. Durmer JS. Narcolepsy, in Ferri's Clinical Advisor. FF Ferri, Ed. Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, PA., 2004-2006.
Durmer JS, and Solomon D. Dizziness and vertigo in the older adult, in Clinical Neurology of the Older Adult. JS Sirven and BL Malamut, Eds. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA., 2002
2004 Associated Professional Sleep Societies, 18:251 Ambulatory measurement of periodic leg movements in children with and without restless legs symptoms. Durmer JS, Bliwise DL, Rye DB.
1996 Society for Neuroscience, 26:252.6 Small volume retrograde tracer injections into the superior colliculus of the cat reveal an anatomical substrate for recovery of visual orientation response in the hemianopic cat. Durmer JS & Rosenquist AC.
1995 Society for Neuroscience, 25:265.14 Visual orienting responses in the hemianopic visual field of the cortically blind cat can be restored by site-specific GABA-ergic disinhibition of the superior colliculus. Ciaramitaro V, Durmer JS, Todd WE, & Rosenquist AC.
1994 Society for Neuroscience, 24:485.16 Ibotenic acid lesions of the pedunculopontine nucleus restore visual orienting responses in the previously hemianopic visual field of the cortically blind cat. Durmer JS, Ciaramitaro V, Todd WE, & Rosenquist AC.
1994 Society for Neuroscience, 24:485.14 GABAa mediated disinhibition of the superior colliculus restores visual orienting responses in the previously hemianopic visual field of the cortically blind cat. Ciaramitaro V, Durmer JS, Todd WE, & Rosenquist AC.
2005 RLS Foundation Medical Bulletin / Children and RLS (See www.rls.org).
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I am in the process of finishing truck driving school here in Waterford, CT. I found your site and articles on safety and sexual harassment law to be informative and helpful. Thank you.
When we began this Recipes & Cooking forum, we mentioned it might be fun to do a WIT cookbook. Now the time is right to do it, so we will start compiling the book July 1st. The working title is Women In Trucking Association Cookbook & More. We will use the recipes you have contributed here with others if needed, along with interesting information about health, truck cleaning tips, and inspirational quotes throughout the book.
We would like to use your forum name and perhaps a short bio for the recipes you have posted. Please let us know if that is ok with you and provide a short bio; nothing too personal, just the state/province you live in, how long you have been driving, hobbies, etc. Please post any recipes you would like to have included in the cookbook, cleaning tips also.
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I am a professional truck driver who also owns my own business and I am proud to be a woman in trucking. I have accomplished many of my goals because of my professionalism, not because I am a women but as a women in trucking.
I enjoy what I am doing and take pride in a job well done. I have been out on the road for the past ten years and a team driver for the past five years in expediting in a straight truck with my husband, Bob. I have been a three time winner of the FedEx Custom Critical 4-Star Safety Award Trip, Chairperson of the FedEx Driver Custom Critical Council, write a Blog It's a Teams Life on Expedititersonline.com, I am a member of The Trucking Solutions Group, Chairperson of the Trucking Solutions Group Driver Health Council, member of the HTAA Driver advisory board, and I am an active OOIDA member.
My goal each day is to improve the imagine of trucking by holding myself up to strict standards. We drive a M2 2005 Freightliner with an AA 96" sleeper which allows us to stay on the road as long as we like. My special areas of interest are fuel mileage, spreadsheets, presenting a positive image, and living healthy on the road.
I have an abundance of interests and I look forward to enjoying the challenges of being involved with Women in Trucking.
Many carriers believe once CSA 2010 is rolled out they will be able to see the BASIC scores of their current drivers and they'll be able to order a report showing the BASIC scores of potential drivers.
Neither drivers nor employing motor carriers will have access to the drivers BASIC scores. At present, only enforcement personnel will have access. Generally, it will be used to identify and focus on drivers of carriers that are undergoing an investigation.
However, drivers and carriers will have access to driver data through the Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). The PSP provides a list of crash and inspection activity associated with the driver over the previous 3 years of inspections and 5 years of crashes.
PSP only provides a list, it does not compare or assess driver inspection/crash performance.
This fact is substantiated by FAQ #27 of the CSA 2010 website.
If you have a CSA 2010 question or concern please feel free to e-mail them to email@example.com or call Kelly at 417-451-0853
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Attention Members of Women In Trucking:
Our association has been contacted by a company that wants to produce a documentary series about female truck drivers. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Jaime; her email and contact information are below.
Essentially, we’re looking for 5 – 10 fabulous, fierce, fun professional female truckers who are based in the USA and are comfortable being on camera. At the heart of it, our series is “Ice Road Truckers” but with women and without ice! It’s less about the dangerous of driving, more about the drama of being a woman behind the wheel… their work, life & the balance of the two.
Anyone you find who’s interested in participating can contact me directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief description of themselves and a photo. (A photo of them & their rig or in the driver’s seat would be incredible but definitely not necessary!) We’d love to know where they’re located, what type of load they drive, what their relationship status is, and if they have a family or are 'flying' solo.
Here’s a little more about the show:
Today, there are thousands of women behind the wheel professionally, and according to the American Trucking Association, that number is growing by the day. In these tough economic times, women are taking control and hitting the road.
Some ride with their husbands or partners in teams, but more and more are driving solo, all while balancing their families, children, friends, lives, and loves from the road.
It’s not all eighteen wheels and a dozen roses behind the wheel of a big rig. There’s loading and unloading heavy cargo, days upon days of living out of a truck cab, flat tires, safety risks and of course, a big obstacle on the road… men. These women are constantly fighting for the respect, the independence, and the jobs that they deserve.
This enthralling docu-series will follow the lives of five to ten fabulous, fierce female truckers as they drive their trucks, their lives, their loves, their obstacles and their families – all while doing whatever it takes to stay in control.
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Subject: Dear Child of God.
Dear Child of God.
Calvary greetings in the name of our lord and personal saviour amen.
My name is Mrs Felica ***** ,from Cote D' Ivoire .I am married to late Mr. Ezekiel *****, who was a director of Sports under the government of the former head of state ( MR. HENRI KONAN BEDIE) of our country Cote D' Ivoire for Six years.
Before the death of my husband in the year 2008,after a brief illness that lasted for only five days.
We were married for many years with a son ( Jean-mark ) who later died in a motor accident. Before the untimely death of my husband,we were both born again Christians. Since after his death I decided not to remarry due to my often ill health . When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of Two Million,three hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$2.3m) in a General Trust Account with a prime bank in Europe . Presently,this money is still there with the bank in Europe.
Recently,Following my ill health, my Doctor told me that I may not last long due to my cancer problem.The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to someone that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein,according to the desire of my late husband before his death.
I want this fund to be used in Christain Activities like,Orphanages, Christain schools, and Churches for propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that "Blessed is the hand that giveth". I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision.
I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that "the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace". I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband's relatives around me always.I don't want them to know about this development.With God all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank in Europe. I will also issue you the documents that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the Church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and
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Contact me on this email address ( email@example.com ) as any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose.
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