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News Article | April 17, 2017
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The University of Utah has become one of the first US colleges to offer eSports scholarships. It makes it the most high-profile entry into competitive college gaming in the United States. The university is creating its own varsity eSports team to play League of Legends and compete in Riot Games' collegiate league. There are plans to expand it to more games and make money through marketing deals. ESports is already a huge industry and is expected to be one of the top five most popular sports by 2020. Collegiate eSport teams are still quite rare, but a growing number of US colleges are beginning to recognise their student gamers. The University of Utah is part of the "Power Five", the richest sports universities in America. Gamers will receive partial scholarships to start with, but once they start playing more games competitively they will be able to sign up for marketing deals. The university is hoping to eventually offer full scholarships for 35 gamers. Utah is the most high-profile US college to offer eSports scholarships, but the Universities of California and Irvine have recently built eSports arenas on their campuses. "We want other schools to join us," said A.J. Dimick, who will run the new eSports programme in Utah. "Let's move this along together." Funding for the student gamers will come from Utah's entertainment arts and engineering department, which is known as a leader in video game design. Find us on Instagram at BBCNewsbeat and follow us on Snapchat, search for bbc_newsbeat


— The “Cochlear Implants Market - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, 2017” report provides comprehensive information on the pipeline products with comparative analysis of the products at various stages of development. The report reviews major players involved in the pipeline product development. It also provides information about clinical trials in progress, which includes trial phase, trial status, trial start and end dates, and, the number of trials for the key Cochlear Implants pipeline products. Browse the 66 Tables and Figures, 16 Companies, Spread across 54 Pages Report Available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/contacts/discount.aspx?name=958617. Scope of the Report: Extensive coverage of the Cochlear Implants under development The report reviews details of major pipeline products which includes, product description, licensing and collaboration details and other developmental activities The report reviews the major players involved in the development of Cochlear Implants and list all their pipeline projects The coverage of pipeline products based on various stages of development ranging from Early Development to Approved / Issued stage The report provides key clinical trial data of ongoing trials specific to pipeline products Recent developments in the segment / industry Companies are mentioned: Advanced Bionics, Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inactive), Hannover Medical School, Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Labyrinth Devices, Northwestern University, Oticon Medical AB, OtoKinetics (Inactive), Sonova Holding AG, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, The University of Utah, Trinity College Dublin, University of Michigan, University of Michigan Pediatric Device Consortium and University of Wisconsin Madison. Place Order to This Report at http://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=958617. Cochlear Implants Market- Recent Developments : Feb 20, 2017: Announcing Health Canada approval of the New HiRes Ultra Cochlear Implant 34 Nov 14, 2016: First Half Results 2016/17: Sonova with Strong Foundation for Further Growth 34 Oct 11, 2016: Sonova announces appointment of Group Vice President Retail 38 Sep 29, 2016: Cochlear launches the world's thinnest, full length perimodiolar electrode for cochlear implants 38 Sep 29, 2016: Cochlear: Retirement Of Chief Financial Officer 39 Sep 20, 2016: UNC hearing loss experts lead clinical trials of FDA-approved hearing implant 39 Sep 20, 2016: NEO Tech Offers Microelectronics Miniaturization for Medical Implantable Device OEMs 40 List of Tables Table 1: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Stage of Development Table 2: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Segment Table 3: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Territory Table 4: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Regulatory Path Table 5: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Estimated Approval Date Table 6: Cochlear Implants - Ongoing Clinical Trials Table 7: Cochlear Implants Companies - Pipeline Products by Stage of Development Table 8: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Stage of Development Table 9: Advanced Bionics LLC Pipeline Products & Ongoing Clinical Trials Overview Table 10: Hires Fidelity 120 Pediatrics - Product Status List of Figures Figure 1: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Stage of Development Figure 2: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Segment Figure 3: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Territory Figure 4: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Regulatory Path Figure 5: Cochlear Implants - Pipeline Products by Estimated Approval Date Figure 6: Cochlear Implants - Ongoing Clinical Trials Complete Table of Content is Available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/958617-cochlear-implants-medical-devices-pipeline-assessment-2017.html. About Us: ReportsnReports.com is your single source for all market research needs. Our database includes 500,000+ market research reports from over 95 leading global publishers & in-depth market research studies of over 5000 micro markets. With comprehensive information about the publishers and the industries for which they publish market research reports, we help you in your purchase decision by mapping your information needs with our huge collection of reports. For more information, please visit http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/958617-cochlear-implants-medical-devices-pipeline-assessment-2017.html


Test case integrates R&D, OEMs, contractors and subs to efficiently employ AM processes, expand markets and increase resiliency -- ADAPT, the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a research consortium focused on developing technologies to accelerate the certification and qualification of 3D printed metal parts, in cooperation with the University of Utah, has received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense for the first phase of the Mountain West Advanced Manufacturer's Network (MWAMN). From the approximately $2.7 million in funding, roughly $1.5 million will go to Colorado School of Mines and ADAPT."This program creates a new manufacturing platform to advance economic and workforce resilience in response to changes in defense spending," said ADAPT Technical Director Aaron Stebner. "Enabling manufacturers to efficiently deploy additive manufacturing processes helps diversify their product offerings, expand into non-defense markets, and provide resilient employment and value to their communities and the economy independent of defense spending."The MWAMN leverages ADAPT's existing data infrastructure built with funding from a State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Advanced Industries Accelerator grant and funds from founding member companies. This data infrastructure will help inform product and material change-overs;create new innovations and diversification;accelerate product development;and reduce reliance on the defense industry while improving the ability respond to new Department of Defense requirements.Other network members include Citrine Informatics;Carnegie Mellon's NextManufacturing Center; and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership organizations from Colorado and Utah, Manufacturer's Edge and the MEP Center at The University of Utah."Additive manufacturing holds the promise of enabling manufacturers to quickly adapt to changing market needs compared to traditional manufacturing methods," noted Heidi Hostetter, ADAPT industry board chair. "Today, building new parts or switching materials with this technology takes too long. MWAMN is focused on radically shortening that time, lowering costs, and reducing the negative economic impact on companies and communities when defense programs and spending changes."Together, members will network past, present, and future defense-supported metals manufacturers directly with advanced manufacturing research and development centers via a centralized, artificially intelligent database. This platform will enable defense manufacturing contractors to efficiently use AM processes to shorten product development cycles, expand product mix, enter new non-defense markets, increasing economic diversification of their businesses along with economic and workforce resilience.The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) is a research and development organization dedicated to the creation of next-generation data informatics and advanced characterization technologies for additive manufacturing technologies. ADAPT uses these tools to help industry and government qualify, standardize, assess, and optimize advanced manufacturing processes and parts. Several levels of membership to the ADAPT consortium are available. Founding industry members include Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Faustson Tool, Lockheed Martin, Citrine Informatics. Grant funding from the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) was provided to Manufacturer's Edge and The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. For more information, find ADAPT at http://adapt.mines.edu , LinkedIn,Facebook, or Twitter.


GOLDEN, CO, May 12, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ADAPT, the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a research consortium focused on developing technologies to accelerate the certification and qualification of 3D printed metal parts, in cooperation with the University of Utah, has received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense for the first phase of the Mountain West Advanced Manufacturer's Network (MWAMN). From the approximately $2.7 million in funding, roughly $1.5 million will go to Colorado School of Mines and ADAPT. "This program creates a new manufacturing platform to advance economic and workforce resilience in response to changes in defense spending," said ADAPT Technical Director Aaron Stebner. "Enabling manufacturers to efficiently deploy additive manufacturing processes helps diversify their product offerings, expand into non-defense markets, and provide resilient employment and value to their communities and the economy independent of defense spending." The MWAMN leverages ADAPT's existing data infrastructure built with funding from a State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Advanced Industries Accelerator grant and funds from founding member companies. This data infrastructure will help inform product and material change-overs; create new innovations and diversification; accelerate product development; and reduce reliance on the defense industry while improving the ability respond to new Department of Defense requirements. Other network members include Citrine Informatics; Carnegie Mellon's NextManufacturing Center; and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership organizations from Colorado and Utah, Manufacturer's Edge and the MEP Center at The University of Utah. "Additive manufacturing holds the promise of enabling manufacturers to quickly adapt to changing market needs compared to traditional manufacturing methods," noted Heidi Hostetter, ADAPT industry board chair. "Today, building new parts or switching materials with this technology takes too long. MWAMN is focused on radically shortening that time, lowering costs, and reducing the negative economic impact on companies and communities when defense programs and spending changes." Together, members will network past, present, and future defense-supported metals manufacturers directly with advanced manufacturing research and development centers via a centralized, artificially intelligent database. This platform will enable defense manufacturing contractors to efficiently use AM processes to shorten product development cycles, expand product mix, enter new non-defense markets, increasing economic diversification of their businesses along with economic and workforce resilience. About ADAPT The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) is a research and development organization dedicated to the creation of next-generation data informatics and advanced characterization technologies for additive manufacturing technologies. ADAPT uses these tools to help industry and government qualify, standardize, assess, and optimize advanced manufacturing processes and parts. Several levels of membership to the ADAPT consortium are available. Founding industry members include Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Faustson Tool, Lockheed Martin, Citrine Informatics. Grant funding from the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) was provided to Manufacturer's Edge and The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. For more information, find ADAPT at http://adapt.mines.edu, or on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.


News Article | May 9, 2017
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SANTA BARBARA, CA, May 09, 2017-- Helen H. Gordon, EdD, is being celebrated as a Marquis Who's Who biographee with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, contributions to her field, and prominence in her career are all taken into account during the selection process.Marquis Who's Who, in this special anniversary year, is proud to name Dr. Gordon a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gordon celebrates many years' experience in her career as an English professor, and has been noted for outstanding teaching ability, professional development through degrees and credentials, and leadership qualities she has demonstrated in her field.Dr. Gordon currently excels in her dual roles of President and Publisher of Anacade Publishing Company, specializing in educational books and games. She is a charter member of the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), active since 1996, participating in their conferences and newsletters. She is also a frequent contributor to the online searchable research site Academia.edu.Previously, Helen served as an Editor and Technical Writer in the Department of Computer Engineering at UC Santa Barbara (1999-2006), Professor and Counselor (1974-1995), Articulation Coordinator (1992-1993) and Coordinator of Women's Studies (1977-1978) at Bakersfield College; Associate Professor and Counselor (1967-1974) and Chair of the Language Arts Division (1971-1974) at Porterville College (1967-1974); Teacher at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento (1965-1966) and as a 28-year-old sophomore, she worked as a part-time Instructor in Remedial English at The University of Utah (1960-1961). In tandem with these roles, Dr. Gordon spread her wings as Director of the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges for Region V from 1990 to 1992. Dr. Gordon served as the Founding President of Writers of Kern, established in 1993. She also served as a guest member of The Bakersfield Californian's editorial board.As an author, Helen Heightsman Gordon has produced award-winning historical novels, text books, nonfiction on Shakespeare, nd educational games. These include "Malinalli of the Fifth Sun: The Slave Girl Who Changed the Fate of Mexico and Spain" (2011), "The Secret Love Story in Shakespeare's Sonnets, 2nd Edition" (2008), "Anagrams, Anagrabber and Other Word Games" (1999), "Love Lyrics in Light and Shadow" (1999), "Age is a Laughing Matter: How to Laugh Through the Second Half of Your Life" (1999), "Life, Love and Laughter" (1998); "Voice of the Vanquished: The Story of the Slave Marina and Hernan Cortes" (1995), "First Captured, Last Freed: Memoirs of a P.O.W. in World War II Guam and Japan" (1995) [for the latter, she edited the memoirs of her uncle, Edward Hale], "Interplay: Sentence Skills in Context" (1991), "Wordforms, Book I & II, 2nd Edition" (1990), "Developing College Writing" (1989) and "From Copying to Creating, 2nd Edition" (1983). Her books are available on Facebook or at Anacade Publishing.Dr. Gordon has been associated with numerous academic, professional and civic organizations. She served as President (1997-1998) of the American Association of University Women, and was Founder, President and Program Chair of the Bakersfield Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. She is a life member of the National Education Association, California Teachers Association, and Faculty Association of California Community Colleges. She was President (2008-2011) of the Santa Barbara Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, an educators' honor society. Other organizations that hold a special place in her heart include the National Council of Teachers of English, National Writers Union, Shakespeare Authorship Roundtable, Shakespeare Oxford Society, The Rosicrucian Order, and Supreme Grand Lodge of AMORC. She strongly supports the League of Women Voters; she served as President of its Bakersfield chapter from 1981-1983 and 1989-1990. She also maintains contact with Nova Southeastern University in Florida.In recognition of her scholarly achievements, Dr. Gordon was honored with the Faculty Colloquium Award by Bakersfield College's Levan Center for the Humanities, in which she presented her research, "Sleuthing the Shakespeare Mysteries."A State of California Certified Teacher and Licensed Counselor, Dr. Gordon holds an EdD from Nova Southeastern University, an MA in English literature, and BA in English with a minor in Education from CSU Sacramento. She also completed scholarship coursework in the Honors program at the University of Utah over a three-year period before moving to Sacramento.She received a 1-year grant from the California Fund for Instruction to develop curriculum materials, and a 3-year grant for vocational programs when she was Articulation Coordinator (1993). Her innovative methods of teaching using controlled composition ("From Copying to Creating") and vocabulary building ("Wordforms: 5-at-a-time") became the focus of her well-received first three textbooks. She participated in many conferences presenting her innovations and teaching methods.She has also been featured in a number of Marquis publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women.About Marquis Who's WhoSince 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has partnered with the University of Utah to address a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians within the university’s health care system. The university will offer tuition-paid Career Step training to current employees interested in becoming pharmacy technicians with the end goal of hiring them upon graduation. “We are very excited to be able to bring the University of Utah Pharmacy Department this program, which will grow and develop their employees and contribute to the overall health and success of the entire hospital system,” said Dr. Denis Petersen, Director, Professional Education at the University of Utah. “Professional Education Pharmacy Tech certificate holders will have the skills needed to excel in entry and mid-level jobs in many different departments in the system.” The partnership, which launched Feb. 1, involves Career Step and three groups within the renowned medical university: Professional Education at the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Care Human Resources Department and the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Through this program, the University of Utah will cover tuition for current employees and provide program participants with opportunities to fulfill the required externship within the University of Utah Health Care system. Once graduated, the students will have jobs waiting for them within the system; the university hopes to fill 60 positions by the end of 2017. The partnership boosts Career Step’s existing relationship with the university’s Professional Education department, which already offers six Career Step courses, including the recently augmented Pharmacy Technician program. “We have a longstanding relationship with Professional Education at the University of Utah, and they trust the quality of the education as well as the value we provide their students,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “When we showed them the updated Pharmacy Technician program, they said it exceeded their expectations. Their initiative to pay for employees to train with the program speaks to its quality, and we look forward to helping the students thrive as they prepare for their exciting new careers.” Career Step enhanced its Pharmacy Technician program earlier this year to meet the accreditation requirements of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This involved adding 115 hours of new curriculum and a mandatory 200-hour externship. The course can be completed in as little as six months with full-time study; students have up to 12 months to finish the program. Upon graduation, students receive a voucher to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The University of Utah is not alone in facing a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 9 percent from 2014 to 2024. Although this tuition-paid partnership is exclusive to University of Utah employees, anyone can take the Career Step Pharmacy Technician course through the university’s Professional Education department. To learn more about Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program and other courses offered through the University of Utah, please visit https://continue.utah.edu/proed/academy/certificate/pharmacy-technician-training-certificate or contact the University of Utah Professional Education Department at proed(at)continue.utah.edu or 801-585-1780. About Career Step Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.


University of Utah leverages Career Step's program to fill pharmacy technician shortage by covering tuition for current employees interested in a career change -- Career Step (http://www.careerstep.com/?uid=pub170215), an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has partnered with the University of Utah to address a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians within the university's health care system. The university will offer tuition-paid Career Step training to current employees interested in becoming pharmacy technicians with the end goal of hiring them upon graduation."We are very excited to be able to bring the University of Utah Pharmacy Department this program, which will grow and develop their employees and contribute to the overall health and success of the entire hospital system," said Dr. Denis Petersen, Director, Professional Education at the University of Utah. "Professional Education Pharmacy Tech certificate holders will have the skills needed to excel in entry and mid-level jobs in many different departments in the system."The partnership, which launched Feb. 1, involves Career Step and three groups within the renowned medical university: Professional Education at the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Care Human Resources Department and the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.Through this program, the University of Utah will cover tuition for current employees and provide program participants with opportunities to fulfill the required externship within the University of Utah Health Care system. Once graduated, the students will have jobs waiting for them within the system; the university hopes to fill 60 positions by the end of 2017.The partnership boosts Career Step's existing relationship ( http://www.careerstep.com/ uofu?=pub170215 ) with the university's Professional Education department, which already offers six Career Step courses, including the recently augmented Pharmacy Technician program."We have a longstanding relationship with Professional Education at the University of Utah, and they trust the quality of the education as well as the value we provide their students," said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Academic Partnerships. "When we showed them the updated Pharmacy Technician program, they said it exceeded their expectations. Their initiative to pay for employees to train with the program speaks to its quality, and we look forward to helping the students thrive as they prepare for their exciting new careers."Career Step enhanced its Pharmacy Technician program earlier this year to meet the accreditation requirements of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This involved adding 115 hours of new curriculum and a mandatory 200-hour externship. The course can be completed in as little as six months with full-time study; students have up to 12 months to finish the program. Upon graduation, students receive a voucher to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.The University of Utah is not alone in facing a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 9 percent from 2014 to 2024.Although this tuition-paid partnership is exclusive to University of Utah employees, anyone can take the Career Step Pharmacy Technician course through the university's Professional Education department.To learn more about Career Step's Pharmacy Technician program and other courses offered through the University of Utah, please visit https://continue.utah.edu/ proed/academy/ certificate/ pharm... or contact the University of Utah Professional Education Department at proed@continue.utah.edu or 801-585-1780.Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com (http://www.careerstep.com/?uid=pub170215)or 1-800-246-7836.


Career Step Partners with University of Utah to Train Employees as Pharmacy Technicians University of Utah leverages Career Step’s program to fill pharmacy technician shortage by covering tuition for current employees interested in a career change. Lehi, UT, February 16, 2017 --( “We are very excited to be able to bring the University of Utah Pharmacy Department this program, which will grow and develop their employees and contribute to the overall health and success of the entire hospital system,” said Dr. Denis Petersen, Director, Professional Education at the University of Utah. “Professional Education Pharmacy Tech certificate holders will have the skills needed to excel in entry and mid-level jobs in many different departments in the system.” The partnership, which launched Feb. 1, involves Career Step and three groups within the renowned medical university: Professional Education at the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Care Human Resources Department and the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Through this program, the University of Utah will cover tuition for current employees and provide program participants with opportunities to fulfill the required externship within the University of Utah Health Care system. Once graduated, the students will have jobs waiting for them within the system; the university hopes to fill 60 positions by the end of 2017. The partnership boosts Career Step’s existing relationship with the university’s Professional Education department, which already offers six Career Step courses, including the recently augmented Pharmacy Technician program. “We have a longstanding relationship with Professional Education at the University of Utah, and they trust the quality of the education as well as the value we provide their students,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “When we showed them the updated Pharmacy Technician program, they said it exceeded their expectations. Their initiative to pay for employees to train with the program speaks to its quality, and we look forward to helping the students thrive as they prepare for their exciting new careers.” Career Step enhanced its Pharmacy Technician program earlier this year to meet the accreditation requirements of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This involved adding 115 hours of new curriculum and a mandatory 200-hour externship. The course can be completed in as little as six months with full-time study; students have up to 12 months to finish the program. Upon graduation, students receive a voucher to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The University of Utah is not alone in facing a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 9 percent from 2014 to 2024. Although this tuition-paid partnership is exclusive to University of Utah employees, anyone can take the Career Step Pharmacy Technician course through the university’s Professional Education department. To learn more about Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program and other courses offered through the University of Utah, please visit https://continue.utah.edu/proed/academy/certificate/pharmacy-technician-training-certificate or contact the University of Utah Professional Education Department at proed@continue.utah.edu or 801-585-1780. About Career Step Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace - improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836. Lehi, UT, February 16, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has partnered with the University of Utah to address a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians within the university’s health care system. The university will offer tuition-paid Career Step training to current employees interested in becoming pharmacy technicians with the end goal of hiring them upon graduation.“We are very excited to be able to bring the University of Utah Pharmacy Department this program, which will grow and develop their employees and contribute to the overall health and success of the entire hospital system,” said Dr. Denis Petersen, Director, Professional Education at the University of Utah. “Professional Education Pharmacy Tech certificate holders will have the skills needed to excel in entry and mid-level jobs in many different departments in the system.”The partnership, which launched Feb. 1, involves Career Step and three groups within the renowned medical university: Professional Education at the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Care Human Resources Department and the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.Through this program, the University of Utah will cover tuition for current employees and provide program participants with opportunities to fulfill the required externship within the University of Utah Health Care system. Once graduated, the students will have jobs waiting for them within the system; the university hopes to fill 60 positions by the end of 2017.The partnership boosts Career Step’s existing relationship with the university’s Professional Education department, which already offers six Career Step courses, including the recently augmented Pharmacy Technician program.“We have a longstanding relationship with Professional Education at the University of Utah, and they trust the quality of the education as well as the value we provide their students,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Academic Partnerships. “When we showed them the updated Pharmacy Technician program, they said it exceeded their expectations. Their initiative to pay for employees to train with the program speaks to its quality, and we look forward to helping the students thrive as they prepare for their exciting new careers.”Career Step enhanced its Pharmacy Technician program earlier this year to meet the accreditation requirements of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This involved adding 115 hours of new curriculum and a mandatory 200-hour externship. The course can be completed in as little as six months with full-time study; students have up to 12 months to finish the program. Upon graduation, students receive a voucher to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.The University of Utah is not alone in facing a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 9 percent from 2014 to 2024.Although this tuition-paid partnership is exclusive to University of Utah employees, anyone can take the Career Step Pharmacy Technician course through the university’s Professional Education department.To learn more about Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program and other courses offered through the University of Utah, please visit https://continue.utah.edu/proed/academy/certificate/pharmacy-technician-training-certificate or contact the University of Utah Professional Education Department at proed@continue.utah.edu or 801-585-1780.About Career StepCareer Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace - improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Career Step


News Article | February 16, 2017
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LEHI, UT, February 16, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has partnered with the University of Utah to address a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians within the university's health care system. The university will offer tuition-paid Career Step training to current employees interested in becoming pharmacy technicians with the end goal of hiring them upon graduation. "We are very excited to be able to bring the University of Utah Pharmacy Department this program, which will grow and develop their employees and contribute to the overall health and success of the entire hospital system," said Dr. Denis Petersen, Director, Professional Education at the University of Utah. "Professional Education Pharmacy Tech certificate holders will have the skills needed to excel in entry and mid-level jobs in many different departments in the system." The partnership, which launched Feb. 1, involves Career Step and three groups within the renowned medical university: Professional Education at the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Care Human Resources Department and the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Through this program, the University of Utah will cover tuition for current employees and provide program participants with opportunities to fulfill the required externship within the University of Utah Health Care system. Once graduated, the students will have jobs waiting for them within the system; the university hopes to fill 60 positions by the end of 2017. The partnership boosts Career Step's existing relationship with the university's Professional Education department, which already offers six Career Step courses, including the recently augmented Pharmacy Technician program. "We have a longstanding relationship with Professional Education at the University of Utah, and they trust the quality of the education as well as the value we provide their students," said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Academic Partnerships. "When we showed them the updated Pharmacy Technician program, they said it exceeded their expectations. Their initiative to pay for employees to train with the program speaks to its quality, and we look forward to helping the students thrive as they prepare for their exciting new careers." Career Step enhanced its Pharmacy Technician program earlier this year to meet the accreditation requirements of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This involved adding 115 hours of new curriculum and a mandatory 200-hour externship. The course can be completed in as little as six months with full-time study; students have up to 12 months to finish the program. Upon graduation, students receive a voucher to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. The University of Utah is not alone in facing a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 9 percent from 2014 to 2024. Although this tuition-paid partnership is exclusive to University of Utah employees, anyone can take the Career Step Pharmacy Technician course through the university's Professional Education department. To learn more about Career Step's Pharmacy Technician program and other courses offered through the University of Utah, please visit https://continue.utah.edu/proed/academy/certificate/pharmacy-technician-training-certificate or contact the University of Utah Professional Education Department at proed@continue.utah.edu or 801-585-1780. About Career Step Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace--improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Feb. 10, 2017 -- The University of Utah has awarded formal recognition to the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies (CDSS), the first academic center in the world dedicated to discovering, developing, communicating and applying knowledge pertaining to the quality of the night skies. The CDSS is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research group based in the College of Architecture and Planning at the U. The consortium of over 25 university, industry, community and governmental partners will research the global issue of light pollution, and the public health, economic and environmental impacts of the so-called "disappearing dark." "The importance of this issue reaches far beyond Utah's borders. The consortium addresses the global issue: how to preserve dark skies and reduce the planet's seemingly relentless increase, with multiple impacts, in light pollution," remarks Stephen Goldsmith, co-director of CDSS and associate professor of city and metropolitan planning at the U. "The related trans-disciplinary subjects of research, both abundant and complex, make the consortium a critically important resource for communities in the developed and developing world." A member of CDSS, the Natural History Museum of Utah recently earned a new International Dark-Sky Association Lighting Design Award, making the museum Utah's first dark sky-designed public building. The museum is located at the University of Utah and housed in the Rio Tinto Center, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range. "We so appreciate receiving this recognition for our dark-sky lighting design. The museum was conceived as an extension of the natural environment with integrated architecture, site and exhibitions," said Sarah George, executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah. "From the start of design, we knew we wanted our lighting to have minimal impact on our site, and today it is a great place to set up telescopes and stargaze in the city." "The Wasatch Range is a national laboratory. You have light from the metropolitan area in the front, but the backside is really dark. It's like a night and day comparison," says Dave Kieda, dean of graduate studies and professor of physics and astronomy at the U, and co-director of the CDSS. "There's a philosophical aspect to the night sky. Faced with the beauty of it all, you ask those big science questions to understand the world around you." Utah is uniquely positioned to host studies of the dark sky. The vast tracts of public land and concentration of national parks and monuments provide substantial night skies unpolluted by man-made light that represent a boon of research opportunities. The consortium's official status has already spurred international collaborations; the CDSS will partner with the leading international research group, ALAN (Artificial Light at Night,) to host the largest global conference to date examining the many aspects and impacts of artificial light. The ALAN conference will convene at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in November 2018. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has designated more International Dark-Sky places in Utah than in any other state, province or country in the world, making the state a leader in preserving the night skies. The opportunity to view the Milky Way galaxy draws dreamers and dollars to Utah and its gateway communities, says Janet Muir, head of the Ogden Valley Chapter of the IDA, and co-founder of the CDSS. The celestial sprawl is only visible in deeply dark skies, a resource that is slowly disappearing from the developed world. Light pollution blocks the view of the Milky Way for nearly 80 percent of North Americans. "Fewer than one percent of us are astronomers, but 99 percent have a strong cultural relationship to the dark sky," says Muir. "This is the first cross disciplinary center that studies not only the science, but the culture of dark skies." "One of the crises of our time is a crisis of imagination. We used to look up and ask, 'Who am I?' Instead of looking up, we're looking down at our phones, looking for constellations in our apps. Preserving the dark skies allows us to reconnect with our milky way," says Goldsmith. Find this release and a full list of consortium members at https:/

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