C. Fay Raines, PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN; Washington). Most recently, Dr. Raines served for the past six years on the executive committee of the AACN board as treasurer from 2002-2005 and president-elect from 2006-2008.

John Cifarelli was named VP of sales for Peak Surgical (Palo Alto, California). Previously, Cifarelli was VP of sales at NeoGuide Systems. Peak Surgical is developing a new category of tissue dissection systems.