News Article | October 28, 2016
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking a select group of students for a historic summer expedition that will send them from city to sea under the banner of the National Science Foundation. The one-time Northwest Passage Project, a climate and marine research and education program aimed at engaging diverse participants and audiences, is funded by a three-year, $3 million NSF grant. Set to begin in August 2017, students will join ocean scientists aboard the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, a 200-foot sailing vessel, for an excursion across the Canadian Arctic's remote Northwest Passage. The initiative is led by researchers from the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography's Inner Space Center, in collaboration with UIC and five other minority-serving institutions: California State University Channel Islands; City College of New York; Florida International University; Texas State University; and Virginia Commonwealth University. Other partners include the film company David Clark, Inc.; the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry; three science museums; and PBS NewsHour Reporting Labs. Scientists from the departments of biological sciences and earth and environmental sciences will select 15 - 20 UIC undergraduates -- about half from science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, and the other half from any major -- to participate in the expedition and on-shore support activities. UIC will be represented on the vessel by at least three undergraduates and one graduate student on two crews, each on a 17-day journey. At least four undergraduate student internships will be supported by NSF funds, the rest being supported by UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences programs. Students will learn about the changing Arctic as the ship travels; gain navigation and sailing skills; retrace lost expeditions to the passage; and work alongside the scientists as they conduct Arctic research. Participants will also contribute to 30 live broadcasts from the Arctic that will stream from the ship via satellite to the Inner Space Center, which will then send the transmissions to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Alaska Sea Life Center and UIC. Audiences will be able to interact in real time with the scientists and students aboard the ship during these broadcasts. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for UIC students, says Miquel Gonzalez-Meler, the faculty representative involved with the project. "Students will not only be part of pioneering research in the Arctic, but will also be able to place the science in the social context of a globalized world," said Gonzalez-Meler, professor of biological sciences and the college's associate dean for student academic affairs. "We've built a program where adventurous and highly motivated students will be able to observe the climate sensitivity of the Arctic and the social and climate repercussions of these changes to Chicago, Illinois, and the nation. And best of all, no experience is necessary." Max Berkelhammer, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, and other faculty mentors will also work with the UIC students. Some students not aboard the ship will participate in science telepresence or in the media production while based at the University of Rhode Island's oceanography institute. Other students will participate from UIC in support of onboard science activities, science communication and social media. All UIC students selected for the project will take a college-required course during the spring semester before their summer internships. An onboard film crew will capture the science discoveries and follow the students for a two-hour documentary, "Frozen Obsession," that will describe the history and implications - from climate to commerce - of the changing Arctic. In 2018, UIC's student team will host a screening of the film and other events related to the expedition. UIC undergraduates - seniors are excluded - interested in applying to the program can find more information and an application online. The deadline to apply is Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. ET. Selected students will be notified by the end of November to enroll in the mandatory topic course. Call (312) 413-7563 or email email@example.com for further details.
News Article | March 3, 2017
NASHVILLE, TN, March 03, 2017-- Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts, a leading provider of continuing medical education, is hosting a CME Conference for Nurse Practitioners, Physicians and Physician Assistants on May 23-26, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Student Life Center in Nashville, TN.The Nashville CME Conference is our newest conference location and sure to be one of the most popular and fastest growing CME events for NPs, PAs and Physicians. The Nashville CME Conference will include cutting edge medical education from passionate speakers that inspire attendees. Our conference is a great way to network with medical industry peers and learn in an intimate group setting. The topics for this CME Conference include Dermatology, Orthopedics, Women's Health, Emergency Medicine and Cardiology.Creator of Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts, Chuck Dillehay, says, "Our motto is "making medical meetings fun" and Nashville is the perfect place to do just that." Mixing business with pleasure is easy when you make the most of your free time with all that Nashville has to offer. Earn your CME or CE credits during the day, then have a blast during your off-hours exploring Music City! Whether you're a lover of music, the arts, food, shopping, or sports, Nashville has an eclectic mix of something for everyone!For additional information about our Nashville CME Conference such as hotel group rates, daily schedules, session descriptions, speaker bios and fun things to do, visit our website . If you can't make it to our Nashville event, then consider going to one of our other CME Conference locations . You can also choose from any of our world-class, "land" locations such as Myrtle Beach Orlando and Las Vegas , or you can join us "at sea" for a cruise to the Caribbean Producing over two decades of extraordinary continuing education for tens of thousands of healthcare professionals, Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts is one of the most popular and fastest growing events in the country. Life is short, budgets are limited. Make the most of your CME or CE experience! To learn more about our CME Conferences, visit www.skinbonescme.com or call us at 770.640.1022.
News Article | August 27, 2016
« 2017 Chevrolet Colorado updated with all-new V-6 and class-exclusive 8-speed automatic; cylinder deactivation | Main | UTA study indicates air contamination near fracking sites result of operational inefficiencies, not inherent to the extraction process » General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned into fleece to make three products: Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers; insulation for The Empowerment Plan coats for the homeless; and air filters for 10 GM plants. The program engages a supply web of 11 organizations and reduces landfill waste. The resulting social impact contributes to the initiative’s progress and expansion. GM supplier Filtration Services Group involved the N.E.W. Life Center in Flint to make air filter panels from the 9,000 square feet of fleece created since Do Your Part launched in April. After at-risk individuals participate in programs dedicated to employment preparation or life change, this nonprofit training center employs them to further develop their skills. GM is donating enough insulation for The Empowerment Plan’s seamstresses—formerly homeless women—to make 6,500 coats that transform into sleeping bags that are given to those in need at no cost. The nonprofit trains their employees in lean manufacturing and teaches them soft and hard skills to propel them to bigger and better opportunities. Scott says GM’s insulation provides the warmth needed for the homeless to withstand cold nights. Each coat contains 31 water bottles. The GM Foundation also supports The Empowerment Plan, providing it with $220,000 since 2013. An estimated 1.2 million bottles from five GM facilities throughout metro Detroit and Flint supplemented the significant volumes coming from the Flint community. The company recently added its Romulus Powertrain plant to the program. While many employees bring reusable water bottles to work, all of GM’s facilities provide water bottle recycling.
News Article | February 23, 2017
BOSTON, MA and SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2017) - CloudHealth Genomics, Ltd., a leading genomics-based precision medicine solutions provider in China, presented data today on their unique business model, using open and disruptive innovation as a market strategy for precision medicine, wellness and longevity. In addition, data was presented as a by-product of the model, ImmuneSeq panel at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Third Annual Commercialization of Molecular Diagnostics, part of the 24th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference held in San Francisco, CA. ImmuneSeq is able to monitor immune responses, like T-cell activities for both cancer and non-cancer immunotherapies. CloudHealth Genomics recently presented data on their HealthySeq blood tests, but more data analysis are indicating, along with clients with cancer risks; markers for cardiac and neuro-degeneration diseases are high common among their small, yet growing cohort. And recent reports have indicated immunotherapies also play an important role in non-cancer diseases, such as sepsis, Alzheimer's and autoimmune diseases as lupus nephritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Winston Patrick Kuo, CTO of CloudHealth Genomics, presented today data on the 463-gene panel of ImmuneSeq Cancer. Dr. Kuo demonstrated that the association between tumor mutational load and clinical benefits to PD-1 blockade was observed using ImmuneSeq Cancer to estimate mutation burden in a pilot study of NSCLC patients and predictive of overall improved survival in patients with higher tumor mutational load. Dr. Kuo, added, "There is a need to establish a baseline for T-cell activity as it may serve as a predictive marker for optimal immune reconstitution during the monitoring of an immunotherapy for different disease-types, hence we developed ImmuneSeq." Immunotherapy has become a new trend in cancer treatment and demonstrated promising results compared with conventional standard of care; however, it is not effective in all patients and all cancer types, especially for patients in China looking for immunotherapy treatment. "Anti-PD1/L1 therapy clinical trials has just entered the China market, and to be cost-effective and cost-beneficial to the patients, while the results may not be positive in some cases, we have developed this ImmuneSeq Cancer to help identify patients suitable for particular immunotherapies, so we can guide our patients to either participate in local clinical trials or seek treatment overseas," stated Song Chao, Marketing Director of CloudHealth Genomics. "ImmuneSeq Cancer combines exome and RNA-sequencing data and prioritizes the recognition of neoantigens, a major factor in the activity of cancer immunotherapies," stated Jason "Gang" Jin, MD, PhD, CloudHealth Genomics, Founder and CEO. He added, "ImmuneSeq will provide an additional value to non-cancer immunotherapies, since it too would minimize unnecessary exposure of patients to potentially life-threatening immune-related toxicities, as well as reduce the financial costs imposed on health systems by expensive drugs. We are delighted to be in collaboration with Hongjun Kang, MD and his group in identifying predictive biomarkers for patient stratification and selection for sepsis." "We are excited about ImmuneSeq for our patients suffering from sepsis (8.86% in China) and secondary multiple organ failure that eventually die due to their immunosuppressive state. This rate will increase with an aging population," stated Hongjun Kang, MD, Associate Chief of Critical Care Medicine, Chinese PLA (301) General Hospital. Dr. Kang added, "Bristol-Myers Squibb just recently conducted clinical trials of two different immunotherapy treatments for sepsis; one, Phase 1 trial of nivolumab and another drug called BMS-936559 in an ongoing Phase 1/2 trial. These drugs act on the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway, resulting in the activation of T cells." ImmuneSeq Cancer panel allows one to profile human immune responses in all cancer types, potentially accelerating the discovery and development of drugs, therapies and predictive biomarker signatures for immunotherapy treatment response. ImmuneSeq Cancer can be used on all sample types supported by CloudHealth Genomics sequencing infrastructure including Fresh Frozen, Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) and whole blood or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). CloudHealth Genomics, Ltd., based in Shanghai, is the leading company in China focused on whole genome tests and providing genomics-based precision medicine and scientific wellness solutions. The company prides itself in having a certified clinical genetic testing lab and a high throughput sequencing center (HiSeq X10 platform). CloudHealth Genomics is part of a larger CloudHealth Medical Group ecosystem, comprising of CloudHealth Life Center, CloudHealth High-End Clinic Center, CloudHealth Big Data Center, CloudHealth Genomics Research Institute, Academician Experts Workstation and CloudHealth Club of Medical Doctors. For more information, visit http://en.chgenomics.com (English) or www.CHgenomics.com (Chinese).
News Article | November 1, 2016
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - November 01, 2016) - Today, Tilly's Life Center (TLC) announces its partnership with Rastaclat to release limited edition bracelets that will directly benefit TLC, a non-profit organization that teaches teens the art of forgiveness and self-esteem. Rastaclat will donate 100% of the proceeds made from the bracelets to support TLC's mission to inspire today's youth to reach their full potential as productive, kind, happy and responsible individuals. Funds raised will allow TLC to expand the reach of its program to benefit teens in several school districts across Southern California and around the world. For a closer look at the collection and to learn more about TLC x Rastaclat, please visit: https://www.tillys.com/search?Ntt=Tilly%27s+Life+Center. "Tilly's Life Center and Rastaclat share the common belief that positive action can change lives, encourage confidence and unite us as human beings," said founder of Tilly's Life Center, Tilly Levine. "We're grateful for the opportunity to partner with Rastaclat and raise funds to create lasting changes in the lives of young people." Rastaclat founder and CEO, Daniel Kasidi, said, "Rastaclat was founded on the philosophy of doing good for yourself and others, this collaboration with TLC exemplifies that mantra. We are excited for the TLC bracelet to represent that symbol of positivity. We look forward to a great success to benefit a great organization." TLC x Rastaclat limited edition bracelets are now available for purchase in-store at Tillys and online at tillyslifecenter.org for $15.99. Every bracelet order comes in a special gift box and customizable card for holiday gifting. For more information on TLC x Rastaclat, please visit: https://www.tillys.com/search?Ntt=Tilly%27s+Life+Center and to stay connected, follow @tillyslifecenter and search these hashtags #TillysLifeCenter #TLCxRastaclat About TLC TLC aims to empower teens to overcome their own adversity and crisis through positive thinking. Through tested methodologies from globally-respected thought leaders, TLC teaches effective life tools that enable teens the confidence and self-esteem they need to take responsibility for themselves -- ultimately giving them the power to make positive changes in their own lives. To find out more, please visit www.tillyslifecenter.org.
News Article | December 6, 2016
CHARLESTON, SC, December 06, 2016-- The Steinberg Law Firm announced Friday that it has partnered with the Royal Baptist Church Foundation, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and The Links, Incorporated to co-sponsor the inaugural Charleston Youth Summit. The summit will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Royal Baptist Life Center at 4750 Abraham Ave. in North Charleston.The event is free and open to students in grade 7 through grade 12, as well as their families. Organizers expect 200 to 300 students to attend the summit, which serves as both a college fair and an opportunity for young people to express ideas and concerns about issues including education, social justice, violence in the community, relations between races and social media.The goal of the Charleston Youth Summit is to provide local students with a forum to discuss current events, make connections and share experiences with each other."This is the best community service event our firm has ever done," said David Pearlman, partner at the Steinberg Law Firm. "What began as a growing friendship with Senior Pastor Isaac Holt and the leadership at Charleston's Royal Missionary Baptist Church has transformed into an opportunity for us to bring together students from all religious, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds."Pearlman said that discussions at the summit will be "driven by ideas and concepts from the students," with a youth council of 25 students planning topics. In addition to discussions, the event will also have food, music and prizes.Students can pre-register for the Charleston Youth Summit online About the Steinberg Law FirmFor nearly 90 years, the Steinberg Law Firm has served injured and disabled clients in and around Charleston, South Carolina. For decades the practice has given back to the community through involvement with local nonprofits, church groups and other organizations, supporting causes such as education, public and workplace safety, greater knowledge of the legal system and more. Visit Steinberg Law Firm at http://www.steinberglawfirm.com/ Connect with Steinberg Law Firm:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteinbergLawFirmSC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SteinbergLawFirm Google+: https://plus.google.com/107724746597322527559 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-steinberg-law-firm Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlestonatty
News Article | October 28, 2016
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News Article | December 12, 2016
Empower Today's Youth, Pay It Forward and Stay Connected on TillysLifeCenter.Org IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 12, 2016) - Just in time for the new year, Tilly's Life Center (TLC) is pleased to announce its new identity and global website, refreshed and fully equipped to support its mission "to inspire today's youth to reach their full potential as productive, kind, happy and responsible individuals." With just a few easy clicks, discover how to bring TLC to a new school or community, how to get involved and what TLC's empowerment program is doing to create an enlightened generation of future parents, employees and leaders. To learn more about TLC's new identity and to explore the website, please visit: http://www.tillyslifecenter.org/. "I Am Me" TLC's "I Am Me" program empowers teens by teaching life skills that build confidence, inspire compassion, and encourage them to pursue their dreams by using experiential learning, including: journal writing, open discussions, and activities. TLC's "I Am Me" program can be modified to fit any timeline and schedule or given as a workshop or series of workshops. Get TLC Schools and educators can help empower and provide teens with effective life tools, helping them acquire the self-confidence and self-respect needed to make better life choices by signing up for TLC at: tillyslifecenter.org/get-tlc. Corporations can support TLC's purpose to educate teens and help expand its program into new schools by sponsoring a teen, high schools, after-school programs or TLC's operations. Fundraise Give someone the power to change their own life by fundraising or donating to TLC online, offline, by phone, in-kind donations or help by creating a campaign or pledging your birthday. With the help of its generous contributors, both public and private, TLC is able to provide for and empower the next generation of community leaders. For the latest news, ideas and inspiration from TLC, its students and supporters visit www.tillyslifecenter.org and stay connected by following @tillyslifecenter and searching these hashtags #TillysLifeCenter #TLC. About TLC TLC aims to empower teens to overcome their own adversity and crisis through positive thinking. Through tested methodologies from globally-respected thought leaders, TLC teaches effective life tools that enable teens the confidence and self-esteem they need to take responsibility for themselves -- ultimately giving them the power to make positive changes in their own lives. To find out more, please visit www.tillyslifecenter.org.
News Article | December 9, 2016
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Basketball Cop Foundation and court sponsor Fine, Farkash, and Parlapiano, P.A. are proud to announce the opening of a brand new basketball court at the Ignite Life Center here in Gainesville, Florida. Photo -...
News Article | February 23, 2017
COPPELL, Texas, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Life Center currently offers a wide variety of massage therapy services from its 2 Texas locations. Now, the company is opening up franchising opportunities to a wider area. Massage Life Center is currently seeking potential...