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News Article | May 6, 2017
A new Seattle-area financial advisor firm led by CEO and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Norm Weaver has secured a contractor-based marketing services agreement with former Ameriprise Financial and UBS Wealth Management top producer Lori Cousineau-Weaver. In her role as marketing consultant for Pacific Point Advisors, http://www.pacificpointadvisors.com, Cousineau-Weaver will not work with client assets, instead focusing her nearly 30 years of financial industry experience to share thought leadership and marketing practices for the firm. “We’re pleased to have Lori’s tremendous experience to lean on as we develop our marketing efforts at Pacific Point Advisors,” said CEO & CCO Norm Weaver. “Our firm leverages a proprietary asset allocation model to help clients develop comprehensive and long-term investment strategies that provide a solid framework for portfolio construction. And we’ll rely on Lori to help create messaging that explains our unique offering.” “Through a blend of strategic and tactical asset allocation, the Pacific Point Advisors team seeks to achieve specific performance targets for clients with a corresponding emphasis on wealth preservation and risk management,” continued Weaver. “To identify the ‘best-in-class’ money managers, we follow a disciplined selection process that includes an in-depth analysis of each manager based on important quantitative and qualitative factors.” Pacific Point Advisors uses this quantitative analysis to focus on each manager’s performance, fee structure, and risk as measured against appropriate benchmarks and peer groups, while the qualitative analysis takes into account his or her philosophy, approach, and history of the funds managed. Pacific Point Advisors is located along Interstate 405 at Rainier Ave South, adjacent to the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center. Pacific Point Advisors, 15 South Grady Way, Suite 115, Renton, WA 98057, email@example.com, office: (425) 336-6400, fax: (425) 336-6405. ABOUT PACIFIC POINT ADVISORS The overarching investment philosophy of Pacific Point Advisors, led by CEO/CCO Norm Weaver, is to build diversified portfolios that seek to identify investment opportunities that correlate to each client’s targeted risk profile. By asking the right questions and carefully listening to client’s goals, the RIA firm constructs personalized solutions for clients. The core tenets of the company’s philosophy include a well-diversified portfolio across all economic environments and market conditions, utilizing an array of investment strategies and portfolio construction techniques to meet client needs. These approaches include but are not limited to: Active and passive investment strategies, tax aware and tax efficient portfolio construction, and multiple investment structures. ABOUT NORM WEAVER With almost 40 years in the financial industry, Norm Weaver has seen many of his clients achieve their dreams and goals. He uses a disciplined and integrated approach to his areas of focus including retirement, estate and tax planning, as well as wealth preservation. He is a graduate of Franklin University with a BA in Business Management and spent a large part of his career as a Senior VP with American Express and Ameriprise, before returning to a financial advisor role in 2001. Weaver is a husband and father to four sons. He enjoys boating, golf, and traveling; and is a member of the Seattle Yacht Club. ABOUT LORI COUSINEAU-WEAVER Separate from her marketing consulting role with Pacific Point Advisors, Lori Cousineau-Weaver is a women-in-business thought leader who is in discussions with publishing companies to write a book on her nearly 30 years of experience leading teams in the male-driven financial services industry. She is also considering regular columns in print and online publications as well as accepting requests for speaking engagements. You can follow her and get more information on her personal website at http://www.lori-cousineau-weaver.com.
News Article | July 19, 2017
A $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science study how to replace neurons lost through stroke, traumatic brain and spinal injury and brain diseases including Alzheimer's. The five-year grant was recently awarded to Daniel A. Peterson, Ph.D., director of the university's Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, and Robert Marr, Ph.D., Chicago Medical School associate professor of neuroscience, for the study "Reprogramming Cell Fate for Repair," a collaboration with co-principal investigators Oliver Brüstle, M.D., and Martin Schwarz, Ph.D., at the University of Bonn in Germany. "Our new reprogramming technology allows us to try to make neurons wherever they're needed in the brain for repair and we're having some success," Dr. Peterson said. "What we're still trying to figure out is how to make enough of them and how to make them connect with the existing circuit." Neurons in the brain and spinal cord are long-lived cells that are not replaced when damaged or lost. Recent advances in stem cell biology make it possible to introduce developmental genes into mature cells and direct them to change their fate by becoming a different type of cell. The study will use gene therapy approaches to directly reprogram rodent and human progenitor cells, which descend from stem cells to become neurons, and then evaluate the extent to which these newly engineered neurons connect with the rest of the brain. The findings could lead to new therapies for neurological injury and disease such as stroke, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- a long-term focus of the project. At present, there are few options to repair neurons lost through injuries such as stroke or TBI or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseases, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 1.7 million people per year suffer a TBI, many of whom incur permanent disability as a result. Mild TBI is one of the most common neurologic disorders accounting for approximately 90 percent of all brain injuries sustained. Such injuries are a common occurrence in athletes. Sport-related concussions number an estimated 2 to 4 million annually in the U.S. Dr. Peterson's team, which has also included researchers at DePaul University in Chicago, is investigating neuronal loss in an animal model of mild TBI with the goal of applying the reprogramming approach to replace lost neurons and restore function. The NIH award to Dr. Peterson originated from his successful proposal for the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, which supported his year as a visiting professor at the University of Bonn, Germany. His work with researchers there led to innovations and initial data that helped form the direction of a continued collaboration and the framework for the NIH grant. The sabbatical year yielded two scientific publications, including co-authorship on a paper in Nature Communications entitled "Whole-brain 3D mapping of human neural transplant innervation". "Programs like the Fulbright Scholar Program and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State are important for maintaining important connections and realizing the value of international cooperation," Dr. Peterson said. "I hope our grant through NIH further supports those international ties. We have more in common than divides us." In Germany, Dr. Peterson worked closely with Drs. Brüstle and Schwarz, leading experts in stem cell biology and neural circuitry, respectively. Dr. Brüstle is also director of the University of Bonn's Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, part of the university's Life & Brain Center, its translation hub and a key contributor to translational science in the German State of North Rhine Westphalia. The IRN participates in a number of national and European research consortia, including the 7 FP project Neurostemcellrepair, the Horizon 2020 project COSYN and several consortia of the Innovative Medicines Initiative. "This NIH award and the Fulbright Award-supported sabbatical that established the collaborative project, is a wonderful example of how government investment can help scientists extend their research in new directions," said Ronald Kaplan, Ph.D., RFU executive vice president for research. "The grant will support new discoveries by Dr. Peterson and his team with one goal in mind: improved health and well-being." Formed in 1912 as the Chicago Hospital-College of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education and biomedical research. RFU includes the Chicago Medical School, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and College of Pharmacy. More than 18,000 RFU degreed alumni are active throughout the United States and around the world. Learn more at rosalindfranklin.edu.
News Article | August 17, 2017
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science researcher Joanna Dabrowska has been awarded a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to investigate the role of the hormone oxytocin in stress-induced psychiatric disorders. Her findings could lead to urgently needed new drug therapies for generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders. Dabrowska, principal investigator for the study, and co-investigator Jeremy Amiel Rosenkranz, both faculty in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, will study "Modulation of the BNST activity by oxytocin -- role in stress, fear and anxiety." Because BNST, the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, a limbic structure in the forebrain, is key to the translation of stress into sustained anxiety, factors that regulate its activity have untapped potential as novel therapeutic targets. Oxytocin, which regulates a variety of social behaviors including maternal-infant and pair bonding, has garnered substantial interest as a potential pharmacotherapeutic agent for stress-induced mental disorders in humans, because it has repeatedly shown promising anti-anxiety effects observed in animal models. But despite its unique potential, the central sites and mechanisms of important oxytocin actions are poorly understood. "Uncovering the role of oxytocin in the BNST will be a key to understanding the mechanisms underlying the neurobiology of stress-induced psychiatric disorders," Dr. Dabrowska said. "As women are more likely to develop stress-induced psychiatric disorders than men, we will explore the role of oxytocin in both male and female brains. This will shed light on commonalities and differences in fear and anxiety circuitry between males and females." By refining cellular targets of oxytocin effects in the BNST, the study will reveal new downstream substrates of oxytocin and can contribute to the identification of potential new targets for pharmacotherapy of stress-induced mental disorders. Chronic stress and the anxiety it produces can precipitate the onset of psychiatric disorders, including PTSD and phobias, and it also increases the risk of numerous other health problems, including diabetes, coronary vascular disease and autoimmune disorders. Current pharmacotherapies for anxiety have limited efficacy. Stress-induced abnormalities in neuronal activity can cause permanent changes in brain function that in addition to anxiety, can lead to depression, obesity and sleep and memory problems. Targeting the mechanisms underlying the effects of stress in sensitive brain regions could provide new insight for treatment. According to the NIH, 18 percent of the population struggles with anxiety disorders and nearly 23 percent of these cases are classified as "severe". Women are 60 percent more likely than men to experience anxiety over their lifetime. Approximately 37 percent of those with the disorder are receiving treatment. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive and negatively affect their day-to-day living. PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and specific phobias are among many medically recognized anxiety disorders that collectively are the most common mental illnesses affecting people in the U.S. PTSD can develop after exposure to trauma or the threat of trauma, including violence, combat or natural disasters. People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal, may experience sleep problems, feel detached or numb, or be easily startled. The NIH estimates that 4 percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from PTSD; about 50 percent are receiving treatment. "Rosalind Franklin University is committed to understanding the science behind psychiatric disorders, which pose such a heavy burden on our society," said Ronald Kaplan, the university's executive vice president for research. "Approaching stress and anxiety at a molecular and pharmacological level offers great hope for a healthier future." Formed in 1912 as the Chicago Hospital-College of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education and biomedical research. RFU includes the Chicago Medical School, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and College of Pharmacy. More than 18,000 RFU degreed alumni are active throughout the United States and around the world. Learn more at rosalindfranklin.edu.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC), a full-time online public career technical high school, has hired experienced educator Ms. Stephanie Chi as the school’s principal. Currently enrolling students statewide in grades 9-11, INCC will begin serving students in the fall of 2017 with a comprehensive online program including career exploration and relevant work-based experiences. The school will add 12th grade in its second year of operation. Chi brings with her a wealth of teaching experience in both the online and bricks-and-mortar classroom environments, as well as administrative experience guiding multiple online schools. Most recently, she served as an English teacher for Indiana Connections Academy, a full time online school, leading Advanced Placement courses and implementing personalized learning plans and instruction for high school students. “Throughout my experiences as an educator and administrator, I have learned invaluable lessons from both my students and colleagues,” said Chi. “I’m extremely excited to bring these learnings to life with a new online school focused on career and technical education, facilitating meaningful experiences and deep learning for students statewide as they explore their passions and career interests.” Prior to teaching with Indiana Connections Academy, Chi served as a regional academic administrator for an online education company, overseeing academic programs in eight schools and leading school improvement planning and professional development opportunities. She has experience developing curriculum, implementing teacher observation and feedback programs, and designing data-driven instructional initiatives to increase student academic success. A four-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Franklin University, Chi has over ten years combined experience teaching in online school classrooms and bricks-and-mortar classrooms in New York and abroad in Shanghai, China. She has also instructed at the collegiate level, as an adjunct faculty member and mentor teacher for Bard College. She began her career in the Peace Corps, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to students in rural community girls schools in Jordan for over a year. Chi holds a Master of Arts in English Education from Brooklyn College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Michigan State University. She is certified to teach secondary English in New York and Indiana, and holds an Indiana Building-Level Administrator License. A career technical program, Indiana Connections Career Academy will offer students pathways to employability, career, or postsecondary success. INCC will combine rigorous academic coursework, supportive personalized learning, and a continuum of career exploration and training courses to create a successful online learning program for students who want an individualized approach to education. The school plans to partner with local businesses to offer relevant work experiences aligned to the unique workforce development needs of Indiana. Enrollment for INCC is currently open for students in grades 9-11 statewide. Students and families interested in learning more about INCC are encouraged to attend one of the school’s upcoming virtual information sessions, or visit the school’s website at http://www.IndianaConnectionsCareerAcademy.com. About Indiana Connections Career Academy Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC) is a tuition-free statewide career technical virtual charter school for students in grades 9-12 (initially serving students in grades 9-11). The school is approved by the Ball State University Office of Charter Schools and will begin serving students in grades 9-11 in the 2017-18 school year. INCC will combine rigorous academic coursework, supportive personalized learning, a continuum of career explorations, and relevant work experiences to prepare students for employment in a chosen career or to further their skills at a postsecondary institution. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit http://www.IndianaConnectionsCareerAcademy.com.
News Article | May 9, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio for 2017. 50 four-year schools were ranked, with Ursuline College, Xavier University, Ohio Northern University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University coming in as the top five. Of the 29 two-year schools that also made the cut, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Sinclair College, Owens Community College and Columbus State Community College were in the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “Earning a certificate or degree can be a major stepping stone for career development,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools offer more than just educational opportunities, they represent Ohio’s best combination of education and employment resources that translate to strong post-college earnings for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, 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 Ohio” list, visit: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/ohio/ Ohio’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Capital University Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland State University Defiance College Denison University Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University Heidelberg University Hiram College John Carroll University Kent State University at Kent Kenyon College Lake Erie College Lourdes University Malone University Marietta College Miami University-Oxford Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University The College of Wooster The University of Findlay Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Toledo Ursuline College Walsh University Wilberforce University Wittenberg University Wright State University-Main Campus Xavier University Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Choffin Career and Technical Center Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Gateway Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Ohio Institute of Allied Health Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Owens Community College Remington College-Cleveland Campus Rhodes State College Sinclair College Southern State Community College Stark State College Terra State Community College University of Akron Wayne College Washington State Community College Zane State 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 | May 12, 2017
Seattle-area financial advisor firm Pacific Point Advisors has launched a new blog, which will include a quarterly report of the U.S. Economy’s Leading Economic Indicators. This recurring report will monitor the Top 15 leading and lagging indicators, curated into one blog for easy access by investors of all types by marketing consultant Lori Cousineau-Weaver. Cousineau-Weaver explained the thinking behind the new blog series. “Important data points and trends impact every investment strategy. While each investment has its specific indicators, the larger U.S. economy always plays some role. For this reason, Pacific Point Advisors wanted to start tracking these Top 15 economic indicators.” The firm’s CEO & CCO Norm Weaver commented, “I’m pleased to be sharing just some of the data we look at on a regular basis, and very glad these Top 15 Indicators will be accessible as a recurring blog series on our website.” The Top 15 Economic Indicators blog series will track seven leading indicators and eight lagging indicators. The leading indicators include: stock markets, manufacturing activity, inventory levels, retail sales, building permits, housing market, and new business startups, The lagging indicators include: Gross domestic product (GDP), income and wages, unemployment rate, consumer price index (CPI), currency strength, interest rates, balance of trade, and dollar-based commodities like gold and silver. The blog series will be available at the firm’s website, http://www.pacificpointadvisors.com. ABOUT PACIFIC POINT ADVISORS The overarching investment philosophy of Pacific Point Advisors, led by CEO/CCO Norm Weaver, is to build diversified portfolios that seek to identify investment opportunities that correlate to each client’s targeted risk profile. By asking the right questions and carefully listening to client’s goals, the RIA firm constructs personalized solutions for clients. The core tenets of the company’s philosophy include a well-diversified portfolio across all economic environments and market conditions, utilizing an array of investment strategies and portfolio construction techniques to meet client needs. These approaches include but are not limited to: Active and passive investment strategies, tax aware and tax efficient portfolio construction, and multiple investment structures. ABOUT NORM WEAVER With almost 40 years in the financial industry, Norm Weaver has seen many of his clients achieve their dreams and goals. He uses a disciplined and integrated approach to his areas of focus including retirement, estate and tax planning, as well as wealth preservation. He is a graduate of Franklin University with a BA in Business Management and spent a large part of his career as a Senior VP with American Express and Ameriprise, before returning to a financial advisor role in 2001. Weaver is a husband and father to four sons. He enjoys boating, golf and traveling and is a member of the Seattle Yacht Club. ABOUT LORI COUSINEAU-WEAVER Separate from her marketing consulting role with Pacific Point Advisors, Lori Cousineau-Weaver is a women-in-business thought leader who is in discussions with publishing companies to write a book on her nearly 30 years of experience leading teams in the male-driven financial services industry. She is also considering regular columns in print and online publications as well as accepting requests for speaking engagements. You can follow her and get more information on her personal website at http://www.lori-cousineau-weaver.com.
Rosenkranz J.A.,Franklin University
Journal of Neuroscience | Year: 2011
Neuronal membrane properties dictate neuronal responsiveness. Plasticity of membrane properties alters neuronal function and can arise in response to robust neuronal activity. Despite the potential for great impact, there is little evidence for a rapid effect of activity-dependent changes of membrane properties on many neuronal functions in vivo in mammalian brain. In this study it was tested whether periods of neuronal firing lead to a rapid change of membrane properties in neurons of a rat brain region important for some forms of learning, the lateral nucleus of the amygdala, using in vivo intracellular recordings. Our results demonstrate that rapid plasticity of membrane properties occurs in vivo, in response to action potential firing. This plasticity of membrane properties leads to changes of synaptic integration and subsequent synaptic plasticity. These changes require Ca2+ and hyperpolarization-activated ion channels, but are NMDA independent. Furthermore, the parameters and time course of these changes would not have been predicted from most in vitro studies. The plasticity of membrane properties demonstrated here may represent a basic form of in vivo short-term plasticity that modifies neuronal function. © 2011 the authors.
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Granberg R.,Franklin University |
Tseng K.Y.,Franklin University
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews | Year: 2016
Adolescence is defined as a transitional period between childhood and adulthood characterized by changes in social interaction and acquisition of mature cognitive abilities. These changes have been associated with the maturation of brain regions involved in the control of motivation, emotion, and cognition. Among these regions, the protracted development of the human prefrontal cortex during adolescence has been proposed to underlie the maturation of cognitive functions and the regulation of affective responses. Studies in animal models allow us to test the causal contribution of specific neural processes in the development of the prefrontal cortex and the acquisition of adult behavior. This review summarizes the cellular and synaptic mechanisms occurring in the rodent prefrontal cortex during adolescence as a model for understanding the changes underlying human prefrontal development. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd