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Daemen College is a liberal arts college in Amherst, New York. It is a non-sectarian four-year liberal arts college that also offers graduate programs in business, healthcare and education. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 8, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below. “New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adelphi University Alfred University Barnard College Canisius College Clarkson University Colgate University College of Mount Saint Vincent Columbia University in the City of New York Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY City College CUNY Hunter College CUNY Queens College Daemen College D'Youville College Fordham University Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobart William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Iona College Ithaca College Le Moyne College LIU Post Manhattan College Manhattanville College Marist College Molloy College Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Pace University-New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York Siena College St Bonaventure University St John's University-New York St Lawrence University Stony Brook University SUNY at Binghamton Syracuse University Union College University at Buffalo University of Rochester Vassar College Yeshiva University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adirondack Community College Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Clinton Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Kingsborough Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Schenectady County Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | June 2, 2017
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Many consider athletic trainers (ATs) to be the premier providers of sports health care and each spring athletic trainers and supporters work together to promote sports safety and recognize the athletic training profession during National Athletic Training Month (NATM). Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who work under the direction of physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical evaluation, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and related medical conditions, and uniquely understand the critical issue of sports safety. In order to help promote sports safety and the role ATs play, NYSATA and various other AT organizations in NYS celebrate NATM each March and recognize ATs for their efforts. In 2017, NYSATA held their annual Video Contest for AT students in NYS, as well as a new Meme Contest. The fifth annual Athletic Training Program (ATP) Student Video Contest drew entrees from five of the eleven accredited ATPs in NYS. The overall contest winner for 2017 was the Ithaca College ATP (video by Samantha Brown, Alessandra Marenzi, Aaron Silverstein, Tony Cosby Jr., Ben Meehan, Emily Brumfield, Bridget Coonan & Daniel Son. As one of only two schools with five consecutive years in the contest, The College at Brockport ATP (video by Megan Graff & Kyle Winder) finished in a close 2nd place this year. Stony Brook University ATP (video by Andrew Denmark, Mark Marron, Marissa Eng & Crystal Hong) rounds out the top three place finishers. Honorable mention goes out to Marist College ATP (video by Aricia Cabral, Sonia Hau, Melanie Snyder, Brendan Luba, Sara Nestrowitz & Theresa Knips) – who has also participated all five years in the contest, and Daemen College ATP (video by Mallorie Larson, Caleb Earl, Krista Mau, Conner Lorenzo, Phil Macleod, Rebecca Delahunty, Jacob Habermehl & Luke Alioto) – who has entered the past four years. The contest drew over 7,600 total votes in two weeks of public voting – nearly 1,000 more than last year. You can still view this year’s NATM ATP videos on our website! In addition to a monetary award toward AT-related student development, the winning ATPs will be recognized at the 2017 NYSATA Conference this weekend in Cortland, NY. NYSATA’s first annual NATM Meme Contest drew thirteen submissions via its Facebook page. Phil Stamatis, AT for John Jay High School (Hopewell Junction, NY), was the winner of the inaugural event. In addition to the NYSATA-sponsored initiatives, there were various other NATM events held around New York State. The Stony Brook University (SBU) ATP again organized an NATM trip to NYC on March 3, 2017. This year they had a presence inside the studio for Good Morning America, as well as a coordinated group with NATM signage on the The TODAY Show Plaza. The Daemen College MSAT Program held its 2nd annual AT “See one, Do one, Teach one” simulation event in conjunction with NATM on March 24, 2017 to engage current students with incoming students. Thanks also to Stephanie Woleben, MS, ATC and Cleon Clayton, MS, ATC for hosting educational and promotional events at Jamestown Community College and the surrounding area. NYSATA, founded in 1976 and incorporated in 1989, stands to advance, encourage and improve the profession of athletic training (AT) by developing the common interests of its membership for the purpose of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the physically active in New York State. Comprised of over 1,200 certified and practicing athletic trainers, NYSATA is the state-wide affiliate of the regional Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) and District Two of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).


News Article | August 15, 2017
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The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Lisa Marandola as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters. “I’m pleased to welcome Lisa into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.” Self-motivated and results-driven to succeed, Lisa Marandola is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication. A Registered Nurse, Ms. Marandola is a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist at Kaleida Health. In her role, she works to ensure that every patient’s documentation is thorough and accurate. She accomplishes this by using her nursing skills, her expansive knowledge of documentation standards in the medical field, and her expertise in patient safety, healthcare management, communications and critical care. While she has more than six years of experience in documentation standards and guidelines for both adult and pediatric patients, Ms. Marandola now focuses on working with children, specifically neonates in the NICU, hematology/oncology and surgical floor. To realize her goal of constantly improving documentation of a patient from entry to discharge, she works closely with other departments and staff when it comes to analyzing reviews of clinical and coding data. Before joining Kaleida Health in 2010, Ms. Marandola held the position of General Duty Medical-Surgical Nurse at Erie County Medical Center for five years. Currently pursuing her Master’s in Psychology, Ms. Marandola holds a number of degrees, including a B.A. in Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University, a B.A. in Psychology from Daemen College and an A.A.S. in Nursing from Erie Community College. Awards & Accomplishments: Master’s Candidate, Psychology; B.A., Grand Canyon University, Nursing Leadership; B.A., Daemen College, Psychology; A.A.S., Erie Community College, Nursing; member of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Practitioners, AHIMA About NAPW NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.


New Features for Alertus Desktop™ Donation Initiative Now Available for the School Year Beltsville, MD, September 09, 2017 --( The new features, part of a recent software update, includes the capability for users to receive alerts through a locked computer screen. “The Alertus Desktop Donation Initiative offers schools the financial flexibility to improve their systems and better safeguard their campuses,” said Miles Harriger, Director of Higher Education for Alertus Technologies. “The new unlock feature will save our donation recipients valuable time during an emergency.” When activated, the Alertus Desktop Notification can immediately reach students, faculty, and staff spread across campuses of any size - even multiple affiliated campuses spread miles apart - with a full-screen pop-up alert message on all or select PC and Mac screens. The tool is activated through the Alertus Activation Software (included in the donation) or can easily integrate with existing third-party mass notification software. Higher education institutions and K-12 school districts that have benefitted from the Alertus Desktop Donation Initiative include North Carolina State University, Gordon College, Daemen College, Randolph Macon College, the College of William and Mary, Louisiana State University, Vanderbilt University, Burke County Public Schools, Grossmont Union High School District and the Chartwells Ottawa School District. “At Daemen College, our primary method of emergency notification was text and email alerts,” said Greg Nayor, Vice President of Student Affairs at Daemen College. “However, I want to reach as many people as I can and was able to add desktop notifications from the grant made possible by the Alertus Desktop Donation Initiative.” Today’s announcement comes as college and universities across the country acknowledge and participate in National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Initiated by the Clery Center in 2008, the public awareness campaign encourages public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at colleges and universities. Current donation recipients can access and view all update features by logging into their customer portal at my.alertus.com. To apply for a grant, schools and select non-profit organizations can visit www.alertus.com/donation. Alertus Technologies Media Contact Greg Smith, Public Relations Manager 202-ALERTUS (202-253-7887) ext 784 | gsmith@alertus.com About Alertus Technologies Alertus Technologies is a pioneer and market leader of emergency mass notification systems for large-area, high occupancy facilities. Since 2002 Alertus has engineered groundbreaking solutions for unified mass notification, in-building notification, outdoor notification, and personal notification. Alertus solutions have been implemented worldwide by thousands of organizations in multiple industries for any number of emergency situations. www.alertus.com. Beltsville, MD, September 09, 2017 --( PR.com )-- As students return to class, Alertus Technologies, a leader in providing emergency mass notification solutions, today announced new features to the Alertus Desktop™ Donation Initiative are available for the 2017-18 school year. The philanthropic initiative provides the Alertus Desktop™ Notification at no cost to higher education institutions and K-12 school districts.The new features, part of a recent software update, includes the capability for users to receive alerts through a locked computer screen.“The Alertus Desktop Donation Initiative offers schools the financial flexibility to improve their systems and better safeguard their campuses,” said Miles Harriger, Director of Higher Education for Alertus Technologies. “The new unlock feature will save our donation recipients valuable time during an emergency.”When activated, the Alertus Desktop Notification can immediately reach students, faculty, and staff spread across campuses of any size - even multiple affiliated campuses spread miles apart - with a full-screen pop-up alert message on all or select PC and Mac screens. The tool is activated through the Alertus Activation Software (included in the donation) or can easily integrate with existing third-party mass notification software.Higher education institutions and K-12 school districts that have benefitted from the Alertus Desktop Donation Initiative include North Carolina State University, Gordon College, Daemen College, Randolph Macon College, the College of William and Mary, Louisiana State University, Vanderbilt University, Burke County Public Schools, Grossmont Union High School District and the Chartwells Ottawa School District.“At Daemen College, our primary method of emergency notification was text and email alerts,” said Greg Nayor, Vice President of Student Affairs at Daemen College. “However, I want to reach as many people as I can and was able to add desktop notifications from the grant made possible by the Alertus Desktop Donation Initiative.”Today’s announcement comes as college and universities across the country acknowledge and participate in National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Initiated by the Clery Center in 2008, the public awareness campaign encourages public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at colleges and universities.Current donation recipients can access and view all update features by logging into their customer portal at my.alertus.com.To apply for a grant, schools and select non-profit organizations can visit www.alertus.com/donation.Alertus Technologies Media ContactGreg Smith, Public Relations Manager202-ALERTUS (202-253-7887) ext 784 | gsmith@alertus.comAbout Alertus TechnologiesAlertus Technologies is a pioneer and market leader of emergency mass notification systems for large-area, high occupancy facilities. Since 2002 Alertus has engineered groundbreaking solutions for unified mass notification, in-building notification, outdoor notification, and personal notification. Alertus solutions have been implemented worldwide by thousands of organizations in multiple industries for any number of emergency situations. www.alertus.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Alertus Technologies


News Article | September 24, 2017
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Buffalo, NY, September 24, 2017 --( BryLin Behavioral Health System in Buffalo, NY, has hired Dr. Sanjay Gupta as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Gupta is an experienced physician executive with more than 30 years of healthcare experience in hospitals, medical groups, and health systems. Dr. Gupta also serves as a consulting adult and geriatric psychiatrist at the DENT Neurological Institute and is the Medical Director at Endeavor Health Services Clinic, formerly Mid-Erie Treatment Services, in Cheektowaga, NY. He also consults at multiple skilled nursing facilities and a PACE program. He has maintained clinical appointments at two medical schools as Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and SUNY at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He also serves as a psychiatry preceptor for Daemen College and D' Youville College physician assistant programs. In 2012 he was awarded the clinician of the year award by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists. His residency was completed at SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, NY followed by a fellowship at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Gupta is Board Certified in general psychiatry (1993) and geriatric psychiatry (1996). BryLin Behavioral Health System services include BryLin Hospital, an (88) bed psychiatric hospital where care is provided for children, adolescents, and adults, and BryLin Behavioral Health Center, where both outpatient mental health care and outpatient substance use disorder care is offered. The System serves the Western New York region and several counties in Central New York. BryLin’s mission is to be the first choice for healing, wellness and recovery through innovative and individualized care. Founded in 1955, BryLin Behavioral Health System is family owned and is Upstate New York’s only private provider of comprehensive behavioral health care. BryLin offers a variety of specialized mental health care and substance use disorder treatment programs for children and adolescents, adults, and older adults. Buffalo, NY, September 24, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Behavioral Health Leader in Western New York Selects Experienced Physician Executive to Provide Leadership for Clinical Operations as well as Medical ManagementBryLin Behavioral Health System in Buffalo, NY, has hired Dr. Sanjay Gupta as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Gupta is an experienced physician executive with more than 30 years of healthcare experience in hospitals, medical groups, and health systems.Dr. Gupta also serves as a consulting adult and geriatric psychiatrist at the DENT Neurological Institute and is the Medical Director at Endeavor Health Services Clinic, formerly Mid-Erie Treatment Services, in Cheektowaga, NY. He also consults at multiple skilled nursing facilities and a PACE program. He has maintained clinical appointments at two medical schools as Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and SUNY at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He also serves as a psychiatry preceptor for Daemen College and D' Youville College physician assistant programs. In 2012 he was awarded the clinician of the year award by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatrists.His residency was completed at SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, NY followed by a fellowship at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Gupta is Board Certified in general psychiatry (1993) and geriatric psychiatry (1996).BryLin Behavioral Health System services include BryLin Hospital, an (88) bed psychiatric hospital where care is provided for children, adolescents, and adults, and BryLin Behavioral Health Center, where both outpatient mental health care and outpatient substance use disorder care is offered. The System serves the Western New York region and several counties in Central New York. BryLin’s mission is to be the first choice for healing, wellness and recovery through innovative and individualized care.Founded in 1955, BryLin Behavioral Health System is family owned and is Upstate New York’s only private provider of comprehensive behavioral health care. BryLin offers a variety of specialized mental health care and substance use disorder treatment programs for children and adolescents, adults, and older adults. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from BryLin Behavioral Health System


News Article | November 9, 2016
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Autism Learning Partners in collaboration with Daemen College are hosting Myths and Misconceptions About ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and Autism, an Educational Event on November 15, 2016, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Daemen College Room 120 RIC, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226. Admission and Parking are free Join Autism Learning Partners (ALP) & Daemen College for a Panel Discussion/Question & Answer session led by clinical experts in the field of Autism and related disabilities discussing Autism and the evidenced based practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). An impressive lineup of clinical subject matter experts include, Gina T. Chang, PhD, BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist CA #PSY 26473 and Chief of Clinical Operations, ALP, Rachael Schneider, MA, BCBA Licensed Behavior Analyst, Associate Clinical Director, Buffalo, NY, ALP and Vicki Madaus Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Licensed Behavior Analyst, Assistant Professor, Daemen College. This event is designed for Pediatricians, Social Workers, Service Coordinators, Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Parents who will learn about the growing epidemic of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that affects 1 in 68 children and is more prevalent in boys (1 in 4). Attendees will learn about ABA, an evidenced based treatment which has proven to be effective in ASD and in other developmental disabilities. Dr. Gina Chang, emphasizes, “Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of learning. Research has shown us time again of ABA’s incredible power to significantly change the lives of people with a variety of developmental disabilities, including autism. From teaching communication, critical social attention skills, and a myriad of other daily living skills, ABA when wielded in the right hands, has the capacity to truly set patients on a trajectory to a more independent and fulfilling life.” After attending this event, attendees, will be able to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder, describe the breadth of ABA therapy, understand myths vs. facts about ABA therapy, understand what ABA therapy looks like in the home setting, skills taught through ABA, and who should seek ABA therapy, recommend an evidenced based treatment (ABA) to patients, clients, or students with a diagnosis of ASD, and recognize the appropriate credentials for professionals overseeing ABA therapy programs. As the local Clinical Director in West Seneca, NY, Rachael Schneider is “honored to empower the New York community with awareness of Autism and navigate colleagues and families who work with children with ASD.” To RSVP for this amazing event please visit http://tinyurl.com/zp9c3f9. Space is limited. Early registration is highly encouraged but on-site registration welcomed. For questions contact the ALP Clinical Director for Buffalo, NY at RSchneider(at)autismlearningpartners(dot)com or call (716) 912-7094. For more information on Autism Learning Partners visit http://www.autismlearningpartners.com. About ALP: Autism Learning Partners (ALP) is a leading healthcare organization providing services across the country. ALP is heavily focused on supporting a comprehensive and coordinated approach to care delivery that addresses the whole child. ALP is a leader in the field and for close to 30 years, ALP has been supporting families with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


News Article | November 23, 2016
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A ranking of the top collegiate Vocational & Trade Education Programs in New York has been released by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) for 2016-2017. Comparing data on student success and support services, program variety and nearly a dozen other qualitative and quantitative measures, the site highlighted a total of 64 colleges and universities for excellence in trade and vocational education in the state. Top scoring schools include SUNY Canton, Trocaire College, Farmingdale State College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Touro College, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College and SUNY Broome Community College. “U.S. Department of Labor projections show many trade and vocational industries growing at a faster-than-average rate through the year 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “New York provides an excellent learning environment for trade and vocational learners; over five dozen schools in the state are on our list for providing a top-quality education and a jump-start to a job with career placement and other success support programs.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools sets strict criteria for their rankings. Schools must qualify for the list by being regionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. For the Best Trade & Vocational Education Programs in New York list, the site also required schools offer career placement and counseling services to students. All qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on additional school-specific data, such as student-teacher ratios and financial aid offerings. For more details on the data and methodology used to determine the Best Trade & Vocational Education Programs in New York, and to view a complete list of schools and scores, visit: Two-year schools recognized on the Best Trade & Vocational Education in New York, 2016-2017 list: Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Jefferson Lewis BOCES - Practical Nursing Program Kingsborough Community College Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College Niagara County Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Schenectady County Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College Four-year schools recognized on the Best Trade & Vocational Education in New York, 2016-2017 list: College of Staten Island CUNY Culinary Institute of America CUNY Medgar Evers College CUNY New York City College of Technology Daemen College Farmingdale State College Hilbert College LIU Post Maria College Marist College Medaille College Mercy College Molloy College Morrisville State College New York Institute of Technology New York University Pace University - New York Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Pratt Institute - Main Rochester Institute of Technology SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill SUNY College of Technology at Alfred SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Touro College Trocaire College Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Villa Maria College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Pamela Lynn Genkinger, RN, BSN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Pamela is a Registered Nurse with 14 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially teaching in a clinical setting, psycho motor skills, and evaluation. Pamela is currently serving as Clinical Coordinator in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, New York Pamela graduated with her Associate of Science Degree from Niagara County Community College, before completing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2002 from Niagara University. An advocate for continuing education, Pamela is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree at Daemen College, with a projected graduation date in 2017. Pamela is certified in Basic Life Support, has served in the Army Reserves as 2nd Lieutenant, and has received multiple recognitions, including a Certificate of Appreciation – Operation Nuevos Horizons, El Salvador, a Certificate of Training – Duty Appointed Retention NCO, an Army Achievement Medal, and a Certificate of Appreciation – JTF San Marcos New Horizons, Guatemala. Pamela keeps up to date with the latest advances and developments in her field through her professional memberships with the Niagara Society of Professional Nurses, the National League of Nurses, and the National Youth Sports Coaches Association. For her excellence, she was voted Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member in 2015, and is an active volunteer for school events for her children, such as Pendleton Athletic Boosters Association – Assistant Cheerleading Coach. Pamela attributes her success to her great role models. When she is not working, Pamela dedicates her free time to being with her family, as well as scrapbooking. Learn more about Pamela here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134032/info/ and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


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Dialog-based technologies play an ever-increasing role in our lives. The interest in conversational interfaces stems not only from their importance for universal access, but also because they can be used in settings in which traditional hands-on interface devices are not practical. Efforts are underway to extend the use of dialog systems into new roles, including: becoming companions to help seniors remain independent; moving some aspects of healthcare outside of the clinical setting; providing entertainment and interactive theater experiences; and improving disaster response. In many of these systems, the computer conversational partner is presented as a talking head or graphical persona. Although designers of dialog systems aim to make them simple and natural to use, major gaps in our understanding of human-computer interaction create obstacles to achieving this goal.

Some of these gaps are likely to be filled by examining recent psycholinguistic models of human conversational interaction. These models explore the time-course with which information coming from the context of conversation affects language processing. This context includes the shared information, or common ground, between interlocutors, as well as the processes by which reference to items in common ground is coordinated. One property of negotiated reference concerns the establishment of conceptual pacts, which are a (usually implicit) agreement to refer to an item in common ground from the same conceptual perspective. Recent psycholinguistic findings have examined whether conceptual pacts in conversation are speaker-specific, and how quickly this information is used during comprehension. To the extent that speaker-specific conceptual pacts have significant and immediate effects on the interpretation of reference in human-human interaction, dialog systems utilizing computer-based partners should take these characteristics into account in human-computer interaction.


Patent
Daemen College | Date: 2010-06-28

A method and apparatus for treating an appendage of a subject. The apparatus provides for exposing the appendage to an aqueous solution; and providing a pulsed current to the aqueous solution to treat the appendage.

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