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director

 [dĭ-rek´ter]
a grooved instrument for guiding a knife or other surgical instrument.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·rec·tor

(di-rek'tŏr),
1. A smoothly grooved instrument used with a knife to limit the incision of tissues. Synonym(s): staff (2)
2. The head of a service or specialty division.
[L. dirigo, pp. -rectus, to arrange, set in order]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

director

A person responsible for an enterprise; one who directs. See Clinical director, Laboratory director, Medical director.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

di·rec·tor

(di-rek'tŏr)
1. A smoothly grooved instrument used with a knife to limit the incision of tissues.
Synonym(s): staff (2) .
2. The head of a service or specialty division.
[L. dirigo, pp. -rectus, to arrange, set in order]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

di·rec·tor

(di-rek'tŏr)
1. A smoothly grooved instrument used with a knife to limit the incision of tissues.
Synonym(s): staff (2) .
2. The head of a service or specialty division in a large dental or other health care facility.
[L. dirigo, pp. -rectus, to arrange, set in order]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Ebbs was a graduate of Brown P.S., B.S.S., University College of U of T, OCE; inductee of the U of T Sports Hall of Fame; and a teacher at Oakwood Collegiate, after which she assumed full-time directorship of Camp Wapomeo until retirement in 1975.
Department of Health and Human Services secretary Tommy Thompson commended Olden on his vision, outreach, and communication efforts during his directorship, stating, "He has been an articulate and compelling spokesperson on the need for better scientific information for making important public policy decisions." Olden's efforts in these areas have included conducting Town Meetings around the country to gain input on decisions regarding NIEHS research activities and his support of the NIEHS journal EHP.
IN THEIR REPORT on the overhaul underway in director compensation (see page 49), Sibson Consulting's Judy Canavan and Donald Gallo identify what they call a "potentially widening shortfall between the personal rewards of directorship and the demands of board service." Such a gap has serious ramifications: Talented executives may eschew board duty, fearful that there will be nothing to be gained (and everything to be lost) by accepting a board invitation.
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This could involve holding writing center roles that lead to the assistant directorship; ongoing training during the assistant directorship; development and use of resource material for graduate administrators; and/or appropriate coursework prior to the assistant directorship.
From 1990 to 1999 she held a directorship position with Canada Trust and CT Financial.
Surprisingly, directorship experience in other companies, a trait likely to enhance performance, also was not related to the chances of appointment.

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