African Americans

Global Implantable Loop Recorders Market (2021 to 2026) - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:51pm

Increasing incidences of atrial fibrillation is one of the major factors driving the demand for implantable loop recorders.

Key Points: 
  • Increasing incidences of atrial fibrillation is one of the major factors driving the demand for implantable loop recorders.
  • Implantable loop recorders (ILRs) aid in improving the long-term ECG monitoring and the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation after a stroke.
  • Therefore, such patients undergo a minor surgery for implantation of loop recorders to reduce the consequences of atrial fibrillation.
  • Thus, in view of the above-mentioned factors, the implantable loop recorders market is anticipated to grow significantly over the forecast period in North America.

Vascular Surgeons are Embracing the Future of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Treatment by Transitioning to Outpatient Procedures

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Dr. Correa joins three other Vascular Surgeons who have left their practices in the last year and a half to join Modern Vascular, joining one in St. Louis and two in Texas.

Key Points: 
  • Dr. Correa joins three other Vascular Surgeons who have left their practices in the last year and a half to join Modern Vascular, joining one in St. Louis and two in Texas.
  • Dr. Correa is not alone among vascular surgeons; four of the last seven Managing Physicians to come to Modern Vascular have also been Vascular Surgeons.
  • Modern Vascular clinics specialize in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) through below-the-knee and below-the-ankle and pedal endovascular arterial reconstruction.
  • Modern Vascular procedures are also an important step in avoiding future limb amputation and extending life expectancy in diabetic, cardiovascular, and peripheral artery disease patients.

Springfield Museums Offer New Lecture Series on African Arts

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:21pm

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Springeld Museums is proud to present an exciting new lecture series.

Key Points: 
  • SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Springeld Museums is proud to present an exciting new lecture series.
  • Here +54: From the Smithsonian to Soweto, Arts of the African Americas and Africa , presented by Kymberly S. Newberry , begins September 28 and runs through November 16, 2021.
  • To register please visit: https://springfieldmuseums.org/program/54-smithsonian-soweto-arts-africa...
    This eight-part lecture series is an introduction to the visual art production of African American artists and makers, as well as an introduction to the visual art of the African Diaspora.
  • "Here +54" is an ode to African American art and the visual art and material culture of the 54 countries on the African continent, said Newberry.

Call for Submissions: The 2021-2022 Shell Science Teaching Award and the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and are calling for submissions for the Shell Science Teaching Award and the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award.

Key Points: 
  • Shell Oil Company and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and are calling for submissions for the Shell Science Teaching Award and the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award.
  • Created for K12 classroom science teachers in urban settings, the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award is designed to help strengthen quality science teaching and enhance teacher content knowledge.
  • Shell is proud to honor distinguished science leaders with the Shell Science Teaching Award, one of the most coveted science educator awards, said Dr. Frazier Wilson, Director, Workforce Development Diversity Outreach, Shell Oil Company.
  • For more information about The Shell Science Teaching Award or the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award, visit https://www.nsta.org/awards-and-recognition-program#tab .

Black-Owned FitTech Start-Up Aims to Fix Healthcare for African Americans

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:46pm

The start-up website boasts a sleek interface, vibrant logo, sophisticated font-type, and beautiful images, built on sophisticated software engineering.

Key Points: 
  • The start-up website boasts a sleek interface, vibrant logo, sophisticated font-type, and beautiful images, built on sophisticated software engineering.
  • Through social engagement, members of similar health conditions and body-types share fitness strategies and medical solutions to get fit.
  • JunBugg use algorithms that recommend relevant solutions to newsfeeds, the same technology that has allowed TikTok, Netflix, and Amazon to be successful.
  • The African American community was hit hard by COVID19, who stand to gain the most from JunBugg, for a higher quality of life.

Capital Impact Partners Expands Equitable Development Initiative to Increase the Development Capacity of Developers of Color Across the San Francisco Bay Area

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:42pm

This initiative is modeled after the successful program that Capital Impact launched in Detroit in 2018, and expanded into the Washington Metro area in 2019.

Key Points: 
  • This initiative is modeled after the successful program that Capital Impact launched in Detroit in 2018, and expanded into the Washington Metro area in 2019.
  • As we are doing in Detroit and the Washington Metro area, our EDI program will begin to build a more equitable real estate development ecosystem here in the Bay Area."
  • A market analysis of the Bay Area region conducted by Capital Impact Partners further underscored the need for this program.
  • Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Capital Impact Partners operates nationally, with local offices in Austin, TX, Detroit, MI, New York, NY, and Oakland, CA.

Harmony Biosciences Announces Winners of Patients at the Heart and Progress at the Heart on Third Annual World Narcolepsy Day

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:05pm

Initiated in 2021, Progress at the Heart supports innovative programs that address disparities, injustice, and inequities in the rare disease and sleep disorder community.

Key Points: 
  • Initiated in 2021, Progress at the Heart supports innovative programs that address disparities, injustice, and inequities in the rare disease and sleep disorder community.
  • "We are so inspired by the diverse and inventive programs submitted for this year's Patients and Progress at the Heart programs," said Cate McCanless, SVP, Corporate Affairs and Public Policy.
  • The company chose to announce the winners on World Narcolepsy Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for this sleep disorder globally.
  • The first Patients at the Heart program awarded $65,000 to four organizations, which was increased to $74,000 in 2020.

Citi Trends to Participate in the Wells Fargo 4th Annual Consumer Conference

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN), a growing specialty value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American and Latinx families in the United States, today announced it will be participating in the Wells Fargo 4th Annual Consumer Conference to be held in Dana Point, CA.

Key Points: 
  • Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN), a growing specialty value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American and Latinx families in the United States, today announced it will be participating in the Wells Fargo 4th Annual Consumer Conference to be held in Dana Point, CA.
  • David Makuen, CEO and Jason Moschner, VP of Finance are scheduled to participate in a fireside chat on Thursday, September 23, 2021 which will be broadcast live beginning at approximately 12:20 p.m.
  • The webcast will be available online at the Company's website, www.cititrends.com , under the Investor Relations section.
  • Citi Trends, Inc. is a growing specialty value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends for way less spend primarily for African American and Latinx families in the United States.

HBCU Week Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Event Giving High School Students Opportunities for On-the-Spot College Acceptance and Scholarships

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 7:55pm

The highlight of HBCU Week is its signature College Fair, at which students have the chance to meet with HBCU recruiters from across the country and earn on-the-spot acceptances and scholarships.

Key Points: 
  • The highlight of HBCU Week is its signature College Fair, at which students have the chance to meet with HBCU recruiters from across the country and earn on-the-spot acceptances and scholarships.
  • This provides students an amazing opportunity to secure an early connection to college, community and culture at an HBCU.
  • In 2020, HBCU Week's College Fair delivered 803 on-the-spot acceptances and $7.3 million in scholarships, including 226 partial and 44 full-ride offers.
  • The most impactful event during HBCU Week is the HBCU College Fair.

Walmart and Global and Fortune 500 Companies Join Included Health Innovation Coalition to Address Health Disparities in the Black Community

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Developed using insights from an innovation coalition of Global and Fortune 500 companies, the product will be the first dedicated care concierge and healthcare navigation platform focused on improving the healthcare experience and advancing health equity for Black Americans.

Key Points: 
  • Developed using insights from an innovation coalition of Global and Fortune 500 companies, the product will be the first dedicated care concierge and healthcare navigation platform focused on improving the healthcare experience and advancing health equity for Black Americans.
  • The Black Community Innovation Coalition is comprised of EHIR members Accenture, Best Buy, Genentech, Medtronic, State Farm, Target, and Walmart.
  • The Black Community Innovation Coalition will work closely together to inform the product through a combination of targeted market research studies, employee-led focus groups, population health analyses, and product design workshops.
  • The Included Health coalition work will culminate with the full market launch of the product designed for the Black community in early 2022.