Medical research

Future of Cancer Prevention, Policy Outlined in a Special Behavioral Medicine Journal

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 6:41pm

As 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon declaring war on cancer, researchers from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research , in collaboration with the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Fox Chase Cancer Center published today a special edition of the Society of Behavioral Medicines journal Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research (TBM) .

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  • As 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon declaring war on cancer, researchers from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research , in collaboration with the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Fox Chase Cancer Center published today a special edition of the Society of Behavioral Medicines journal Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research (TBM) .
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    Michael Diefenbach, PhD, professor in the Institute of Health System Science at the Feinstein Institutes was one of the editors on the special edition of the journal.
  • From detection to diagnosis and survivorship, this collection of articles are meant to provide a roadmap for future investigators to expand on behavioral cancer research.
  • The overall goal of the journal is to create an impact on cancer prevention and control research, practice and policy over the next decade.

Canon Medical and Resoundant, Inc. Partnership to Provide Magnetic Resonance Elastography on Canon MRI Scanners

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 5:00pm

Canon Medical Systems Corporation and Resoundant, Inc. (Rochester, MN, USA) have signed a licensing agreement for the purpose of incorporating the advanced Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE), developed by Resoundant on the Canon MRI platforms.

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  • Canon Medical Systems Corporation and Resoundant, Inc. (Rochester, MN, USA) have signed a licensing agreement for the purpose of incorporating the advanced Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE), developed by Resoundant on the Canon MRI platforms.
  • Canon Medical and Resoundant have been working closely together to implement a seamless integration of the latest MRE technology on Canons newest line of MRI scanners.
  • MR Elastography was invented at Mayo Clinic and is the only MRI technology that has been validated for staging liver fibrosis.
  • Resoundant, Inc. is a medical technology company dedicated to improving patient care and diagnosis accuracy by making Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) available around the world.

Ocugen, Inc. Provides an Update on its Investigational New Drug Application with U.S. FDA to Initiate a Phase 3 Clinical Trial Evaluating COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate COVAXIN™ (BBV152)

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 12:01pm

The FDA plans to identify the specific deficiencies that are the basis for clinical hold and information on how to address those deficiencies.

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  • The FDA plans to identify the specific deficiencies that are the basis for clinical hold and information on how to address those deficiencies.
  • COVAXIN (BBV152) is an investigational vaccine candidate product in the U.S.
  • It was developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV).
  • COVAXIN is a highly purified and inactivated vaccine that is manufactured using a vero cell manufacturing platform.

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care earns HANYS 2021 Pinnacle Award for Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:30pm

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care was recognized for its implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) across its large-scale urgent care network.

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  • Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care was recognized for its implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) across its large-scale urgent care network.
  • Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care began an antibiotic stewardship program in 2019 to monitor and improve the way antibiotics are prescribed by providers and taken by patients.
  • Within the first year of the program, the network's 52 urgent care centers had shown a 21 percent drop in total antibiotic use, equating to 167,000 fewer antibiotic prescriptions.The stewardship program effectively safeguards patients from antibiotic resistance, side effects and medical costs.
  • Watch Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care's Pinnacle Award video profile to learn more about the organization's Antibiotic Stewardship Program.

Northwell Health’s Constellation Gala raises more than $3M to support healthcare innovation in Manhattan

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 6:34pm

More than $3 million was raised at Northwell Healths annual Constellation Gala, held virtually on November 9.

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  • More than $3 million was raised at Northwell Healths annual Constellation Gala, held virtually on November 9.
  • The event celebrates philanthropic support as the driving force of innovations throughout Northwell Health that are transforming health care around the country.
  • Attendees included New York City leaders from various industries and philanthropists and volunteer leaders who support Northwells Manhattan care sites.
  • The momentum and energy of Northwells presence in Manhattan is palpable, said Michael Dowling , president and CEO of Northwell Health.

Transgender Conference Educates Community, Focuses on Unmet Needs  

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 8:06pm
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    Charlie Arrowood, Esq., leads a workshop on name change and gender marker change at the Long Island, Transgender, Gender Non-Confirming, Non-Binary (TGNCNB) Conference.
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    The Center for Transgender Care at Northwell Health and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell kicked off Transgender Week by hosting the third annual Long Island, Transgender, Gender Non-Confirming, Non-Binary (TGNCNB) Conference on November 14 at Hofstra University.
  • More than 100 participants attended the conference, which was supported by the Northwell Health Transgender Community Advisory Board and an ongoing contribution for transgender education from Steven and Stacy Hoffman.
  • This years conference focused on medical care, social support and addressing unmet needs on Long Island for TGNCNB individuals both in adolescence and adulthood, as well as their parents and children.

NatGeo’s The First Wave Film Documents Pandemic From Northwell’s Front Line

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:59pm

And it captures what New Yorkers went through during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • And it captures what New Yorkers went through during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This incredible film takes us much deeper because we offered the crew full access to the life-and-death events that took place during the first wave at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
  • The result is a film that is true to the moment and captures the profound impact the virus left in its wake.
  • Northwell Health, the largest health care provider and private employer in New York State, bore the brunt of the first wave.

Frontline Workers and Patients Reflect on Two Years of COVID-19

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 9:46pm

David Battinelli, MD , senior vice president, led Northwell Healths initial response to the health crisis as it arrived in New York in March 2020.

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  • David Battinelli, MD , senior vice president, led Northwell Healths initial response to the health crisis as it arrived in New York in March 2020.
  • Our peak came on April 7th, 2020, when we treated 3,500 hospitalized patients.
  • It was truly inspiring to see every staff member mobilizing so quickly for the good of our patients.
  • For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and LinkedIn .

Knowesis Earns 2021 "Great Place to Work" Certification

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 3:23pm

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Knowesis Inc. (Knowesis) is proud to be certified by Great Place to Work.

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  • FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Knowesis Inc. (Knowesis) is proud to be certified by Great Place to Work.
  • The prestigious certification is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Knowesis.
  • As a result of the company-wide survey, 96% of employees said Knowesis is a great place to work 37 points higher than the average U.S. company.
  • "Great Place to Work certification isn't something that comes easily it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work.

American Century Investments And Nomura Launch Active ETF For High Yield Bonds

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 3:05pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global investment managers American Century Investments and Nomura Asset Management announced the launch of a new exchange traded fund (ETF): American Century Select High Yield (AHYB).

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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Global investment managers American Century Investments and Nomura Asset Management announced the launch of a new exchange traded fund (ETF): American Century Select High Yield (AHYB).
  • "In fact, in the last three years American Century Investments (American Century and Avantis Investors ) have launched 28 ETFs.
  • Quality Value (VALQ), American Century Diversified Corporate Bond (KORP), and American Century Quality Diversified International ETF (QINT)," he said.
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