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Mediwelcome Announced 2022 Interim Results

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Friday, September 23, 2022

HONG KONG, Sept 23, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - A China's leading provider of digital medical service solutions - Mediwelcome Healthcare Management & Technology Inc. ("Mediwelcome" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (Stock Code: 2159), announced the unaudited consolidated interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022 (the "Reporting Period" or the "First half of 2022").

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  • HONG KONG, Sept 23, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - A China's leading provider of digital medical service solutions - Mediwelcome Healthcare Management & Technology Inc. ("Mediwelcome" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (Stock Code: 2159), announced the unaudited consolidated interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022 (the "Reporting Period" or the "First half of 2022").
  • In the first half of 2022, Mediwelcome has narrowed in revenue and other aspects to varying degrees due to the continuous lockdown in many provinces in response to the severe pandemic in the PRC.
  • In the first half of 2022, Mediwelcome's revenue decreased by approximately 49.2% to approximately RMB172.5 million YoY.
  • To strengthen the Group's conference management capabilities, Mediwelcome has launched the Conference+ App for medical NGOs and pharmaceutical companies to submit onsite conference requests and monitor conference implementation.

MARY BIRD PERKINS CANCER CENTER ANNOUNCES CEO SUCCESSION PLAN

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center announces that Jonas Fontenot, Ph.D., M.B.A, will begin serving as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2023. Fontenot currently serves as chief operating officer and the Dr. Charles M. Smith chief of physics. The transition is the culmination of a succession plan adopted by the Board to succeed Todd Stevens, the Cancer Center's longtime CEO. Stevens will transition his time to concentrate on strategic business development and growth opportunities to advance Mary Bird Perkins' mission across its regional network. "Managing the largest cancer care organization in the state requires a thoughtful and orderly succession planning process," said Tom Meek, M.D., past Board chair, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. "We built the foundation of today's announcement almost a decade ago and I am certain that Dr. Fontenot is the absolute right choice to lead Mary Bird Perkins into the future."

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  • "Managing the largest cancer care organization in the state requires a thoughtful and orderly succession planning process," said Tom Meek, M.D., past Board chair, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
  • Dr. Jonas Fontenot will begin serving as Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center President and CEO in January.
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is planning a series of events to celebrate Mary Bird Perkins' progress during Stevens tenure as CEO.
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for more than 50 years.

The London School of Economics and Political Science Partners with edX to Launch Stackable Pathway to Undergraduate Degree with First MicroBachelors® Programs and MOOC

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and LONDON, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a member institution of the University of London, and edX, the global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), today announced the launch of LSE's first two MicroBachelors® programs in Statistics Fundamentals and Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals as well as An Introduction to Pre-University Mathematics, its first Massive Open Online Course. LSE is the first university to expand its degree partnership with 2U to launch a series of edX microcredentials that provide learners with a flexible, stackable pathway towards pursuing a fully online undergraduate education. Enrollment is open at edx.org/school/lse.

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  • LSE is the first university to expand its degree partnership with 2U to launch a series of edX microcredentials that provide learners with a flexible, stackable pathway towards pursuing a fully online undergraduate education.
  • MicroBachelorsprograms deliver immediately transferable skills while providing a pathway towards pursuing a full Bachelor's degree.
  • It will also teach the competencies required to succeed in university-level courses, including LSE's new MicroBachelors programs.
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is aninternationally renowneduniversityspecialisingin the social sciences.

The London School of Economics and Political Science Partners with edX to Launch Stackable Pathway to Undergraduate Degree with First MicroBachelors® Programs and MOOC

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and LONDON, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a member institution of the University of London, and edX, the global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), today announced the launch of LSE's first two MicroBachelors® programs in Statistics Fundamentals and Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals as well as An Introduction to Pre-University Mathematics, its first Massive Open Online Course. LSE is the first university to expand its degree partnership with 2U to launch a series of edX microcredentials that provide learners with a flexible, stackable pathway towards pursuing a fully online undergraduate education. Enrollment is open at edx.org/school/lse.

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  • LSE is the first university to expand its degree partnership with 2U to launch a series of edX microcredentials that provide learners with a flexible, stackable pathway towards pursuing a fully online undergraduate education.
  • MicroBachelorsprograms deliver immediately transferable skills while providing a pathway towards pursuing a full Bachelor's degree.
  • It will also teach the competencies required to succeed in university-level courses, including LSE's new MicroBachelors programs.
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is aninternationally renowneduniversityspecialisingin the social sciences.

Ellison Institute Welcomes Dr. Reva Basho as new Director of the Women's Cancer Program

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine announced today the appointment of Dr. Reva Basho as the Institute's new Director of the Women's Cancer Program.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine announced todaythe appointmentof Dr. Reva Basho as the Institute's new Director of the Women's Cancer Program.
  • "We are thrilled to have Dr. Basho join our growing Institute team as both a highly skilled clinician and researcher," said Dr. David Agus, Founding Director and CEO of the Ellison Institute.
  • "I'm incredibly excited to join the Ellison Institute to help build a leading Women's Cancer Program," said Dr.
  • Dr. Basho joins the Institute from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she served as the Co-Director of the Women's Cancer Research Program.

TMC CEO unveils Plans for Growth of Texas Medical Center as a Leading Life Science Corridor

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

William (Bill) McKeon, President and CEO of Texas Medical Center , today shared plans for the continued strategic growth of the Texas Medical Center at the annual State of the TMC, hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership.

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  • William (Bill) McKeon, President and CEO of Texas Medical Center , today shared plans for the continued strategic growth of the Texas Medical Center at the annual State of the TMC, hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership.
  • With a vision to become the worlds most comprehensive life science ecosystem, TMC is anchored by four districts the TMC Medical Campus, TMC Innovation Factory, TMC Helix Park, and the newly announced TMC BioPort.
  • BioPort is TMCs newest initiative and will serve as the Texas Medical Centers biomanufacturing and medical supplies distribution engine.
  • About Texas Medical Center (TMC) Texas Medical Center (TMC)the largest medical campus in the worldis at the forefront of advancing life sciences.

The National Institute of Whole Health re-accredited by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), established in 1977, is pleased to announce the organization's re-accreditation by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) through August 31, 2026. ICE represents the international credentialing community, setting quality standards for credentialing and providing accreditation services.

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  • WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), established in 1977, is pleased to announce the organization's re-accreditation by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) through August 31, 2026.
  • ICE represents the international credentialing community, setting quality standards for credentialing and providing accreditation services.
  • Nurses and other licensed health professionals are in the forefront of patient education, a critical component to support patients to take greater control over their health.
  • For more information about the National Institute of Whole Health, its research, and curricula, please visit www.niwh.org or contact [email protected]
    For more information about the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, please visit https://www.credentialingexcellence.org/
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SESAME NAMES DAVID DEANE CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame, the company building a radically new healthcare system for uninsured and underserved Americans by directly connecting them to high-quality physicians at half the price, today named David Deane its first Chief Revenue Officer. 

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame , the company building a radically new healthcare system for uninsured and underserved Americans by directly connecting them to high-quality physicians at half the price, today named David Deane its first Chief Revenue Officer.
  • Bringing over twenty years of high-growth healthcare development experience to Sesame, Deane's role will be inclusive of channel and category segmentation, sales and go-to-market strategy.
  • "David's broad background, from payers and employers to chronic care management and tech-driven healthcare is a perfect fit for Sesame," said Goldhill.
  • Previously, Deane scaled rapid go-to market performance as Head of Growth and Strategy for Doctor On Demand, Chief Commercial and Growth Officer for TurningPoint and Vori, and as GM and VP Sales for HMS.

The world remains dangerously unprepared to meet skyrocketing food prices and hunger

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th edition of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) reveals a fragile global food system ill prepared to weather shocks like the war in Ukraine and this summer's heatwaves. The study from Economist Impact, supported by Corteva Agriscience, finds that insufficient investment and increasing volatility continue to drive the deterioration of the global food environment. This year's skyrocketing food prices and rising global hunger are not just the product of conflict and extreme weather; they are also the reflection of a worrying trend of declining resilience in our food system.

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  • This year's skyrocketing food prices and rising global hunger are not just the product of conflict and extreme weather; they are also the reflection of a worrying trend of declining resilience in our food system.
  • The world made big gains in food security from 2012 to 2015, with overall GFSI scores jumping by 6%.
  • However, structural issues and significant risks in the global food system subsequently led growth to slow, and for the past three years the trend in the overall food security environment has reversed.
  • "Recent shocks, like the Ukraine conflict and high food prices, are stressing an already fragile global food system."

Global Rare Disease Genetic Testing Market Report 2022: Ongoing Conferences to Raise Awareness About Rare and Ultra-Rare Conditions to Boost Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, September 19, 2022

The global rare disease genetic testing market size is expected to reach USD 2.52 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 13.94% over the forecast period, according to this report.

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  • The global rare disease genetic testing market size is expected to reach USD 2.52 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 13.94% over the forecast period, according to this report.
  • Effective regulatory plans to combat rare disease is one of the key drivers of the industry.
  • Ongoing conferences to raise awareness about rare and ultra-rare conditions are anticipated to boost the adoption of diagnostic kits and services.
  • Furthermore, the lack of awareness among patients and families about diagnosis and genetic testing has further impeded the industry's growth.