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Standing O is at it again!
Goodbye, Mr. Chips: Dr. Richard Fogler is stepping down as senior veep and director of education at Brookdale.

East New York

Standing O, along with staff at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, bids a fond adieu to Dr. Richard Fogler, who will retire in March as senior veep of medical affairs and director of medical education.

Dr. Fogler was at the helm for the past 14 years, and has been a dedicated and caring physician and teacher for 45 years.

Many a talented young doctor has learned the craft under his tutelage, and he will be sorely missed by all, said Mark Toney, president and C.E.O.

“We appreciate his dedication to scholarship and teaching, as well as the delivery of medical care to all,” he said. “We applaud him for his leadership within the hospital, his care for our patients, and his mentoring to hundreds of former residents who passed through Brookdale during his tenure.”

Dr. Fogler is looking forward to the next phase in his career, but leaves knowing the hospital that he has loved is in capable hands for the future.

“It has been a labor of love,” he said. “That is how it has been for my 45 years here, and that it is what it should be going forward.”

Standing O wishes Dr. Fogler a very happy retirement.

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center [One Brookdale Plaza, at Rockaway Parkway and Linden Boulevard in East New York, (718) 240–5000].


The IT service has it

Resident students at NY Poly School of Engineering now have a direct Internet Technology connection between the school’s main building and St. George Residence in Brooklyn Heights, allowing them to enjoy the exact same network experience, whether at the School of Engineering or in the comfort of their residence.

That means students don’t have to leave their cozy dorm rooms on cold, wintry, icy days to cross the avenue through the woods to the main campus to complete their assignments. Ain’t technology grand?

Jeffrey Lynford, president and C.E.O. and N.Y.U. Polytechnic said the move was a win-win for students.

“We strive to find ways to satisfy their unique needs,” he said.

N.Y. University Poly School of Engineering [6 MetroTech Center, at Myrtle Avenue and Jay Street in Downtown, (718) 260–3600].

Cobble Hill

Security and safety first

Three cheers to PS 29 — the John M. Harrigan School — for receiving a $25,000 grant of cash, technology and professional services from Trend Micro, a global pioneer in security software.

The firm doled out more than $300,000 to schools around the country as part of its 25th anniversary celebration to educate students about online safety and prepare them for technology-focused careers.

Public School 29 was one of 12 national schools selected for their commitment and involvement in technology initiatives, said Lynette Owens, global director of the Internet Safety for Kids and Families Program,.

“Trend Micro is proud to equip the leaders of tomorrow with the resources they need to navigate social media and leverage technology for their benefit,” she said. “It is rewarding to have the opportunity to educate students about responsible online behavior, and how they can use technology to expand their horizons and fulfill professional aspirations.”

Standing O says, “Online safety is a good thing.”

PS 29 John M Harrigan School [425 Henry Street between Kane and Baltic streets n Cobble Hill, (718) 330–9277].

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