A prolific author with an increase of than 50 articles, she wrote an AACN Practice Alert on oral treatment also.. AACN to provide Flame of Excellence Award to VCU researcher The American Association of Critical-Treatment Nurses will present the Flame of Excellence Award to noted researcher and educator Mary Jo Grap, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor, College of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Grap shall receive the award at the 2011 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Chicago, 30-May 5 April.By Allergan, Inc. Serica is a growth-stage medical device organization centered on the development of biodegradable silk-based scaffolds for make use of in cells regeneration in many therapeutic areas. Following the acquisition, Serica became a possessed subsidiary of Allergan wholly. Serica Stockholders received an upfront money payment plus equity in a new company, Alacer Biomedical, Inc. The value of the transaction had not been disclosed. To the acquisition Prior, Serica had raised less than $24M in equity funding from a syndicate that included Morningside, Prism, Ivy, and various individual investors.