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High School Scholars from Underserved Communities Nationwide Recognized for High Achievement in College Courses Offered by Nation's Top Universities

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Educational Equity Lab (Ed Equity Lab), an education justice nonprofit that works to bridge the gap between high school and college for students from historically marginalized, low-income communities, today announced over 750 inductees selected for its 2023-24 Honor Society nationwide - from Albuquerque, Baton Rouge, and Flint to Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

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  • "We're grateful for the passionate commitment of our high school and university partners, who are expanding opportunities for these scholars to advance and demonstrate their vast talent. "
  • Scholars in this year's Honor Society will be recognized in a ceremony tonight, February 15, featuring university professors, high school teachers, district leaders, family, and members of the National Education Equity Lab board.
  • "Scholars from 16 of our high schools are among the top performing scholars in the nation in these college courses — propelling their skills, confidence, and college and career opportunities.
  • The following schools participating in the Ed Equity Lab all have students inducted into this semester's Honor Society:
    Glenview College Prep High School, Principal Ecton
    Aspire Vanguard College Preparatory Academy, Principal Saldana
    Birmingham Community Charter High School, Principal Bennett
    Diego Rivera Learning Complex Green Design STEAM Academy, Principal Chavez
    Huntington Park Senior High School, Principal Garibaldi
    Marquez High School of Social Justice, Principal Guzman
    San Pedro Senior High School, Principal Aubele
    Thirty-Second Street USC Performing Arts, Principal Kehrley
    Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences, Principal Hanock
    Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Principal Verbera
    Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School, Principal Ramirez
    Miami Central Senior High School, Principal Sands
    Miami Coral Park Senior High School, Principal Weiner
    Miami Norland Senior High School, Principal Gaines-Miller
    North Miami Beach Senior High School, Principal Milliken
    South Dade Senior High School, Principal De Armas
    South Miami Senior High School, Principal Penton
    Southwest Miami Senior High School, Principal Bulnes
    William H. Turner Technical Arts Senior High School, Principal Feazier
    The SEED School of Miami, Principal Thomas
    Thornton Fractional North High School, Principal Rucinski
    Thornton Fractional South High School, Principal Gourley
    George Washington Carver High School, Principal Byrant
    KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, Principal Clarke
    Duplin Early College High School, Principal Smith

Gain Therapeutics Announces 2024 R&D Update on Parkinson’s Disease with KOL & Analyst Insight

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

“Beyond Symptomatic Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: Gain Therapeutics R&D Update with KOL & Analyst Insights 2024”

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  • “Beyond Symptomatic Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: Gain Therapeutics R&D Update with KOL & Analyst Insights 2024”
    GBA-associated Parkinson’s Disease & other Synucleinopathies: current unmet medical needs and needed therapies.
  • Discussion of recent in vivo data for GT-02287 as a best-in-class small molecule, for the treatment of GBA-Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
  • His research interests are focused on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • He is Chair of the Task Force on the Biological Definition of Parkinson’s Disease of Internation Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Dr. Hilary Link and Tracy Futhey Join Affinaquest Board of Directors

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

RESTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Affinaquest, the market leader in constituent engagement, data management, data enhancement, and predictive analytics for higher education and collegiate athletics, announced today that Dr. Hilary Link, president of Drew University, and Tracy Futhey, Chief Information Officer at Duke University, have joined its Board of Directors.

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  • RESTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Affinaquest, the market leader in constituent engagement, data management, data enhancement, and predictive analytics for higher education and collegiate athletics, announced today that Dr. Hilary Link, president of Drew University, and Tracy Futhey, Chief Information Officer at Duke University, have joined its Board of Directors.
  • "Hilary and Tracy's addition to the Affinaquest Board of Directors adds an invaluable depth of expertise and perspective to its already diverse and highly experienced leadership team," stated David Marr, CEO of Affinaquest.
  • "I am excited to be joining the Affinaquest Board at this inflection point in the company's trajectory," says President Link.
  • "I'm eager to join the board and contribute to their continued progress."

New Appointee Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee As Member Representing General Public

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Mint announced today that the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury has appointed Annelisa J. Purdie to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

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  • Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Mint announced today that the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury has appointed Annelisa J. Purdie to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).
  • Purdie is one of three members appointed to represent the interests of the general public.
  • She replaces Dr. Lawrence Brown, whose four-year term on the CCAC expired on January 30, 2024.
  • She serves on the Public and School Libraries Committee, where she advises on collection development, raising literacy awareness, and the annual Best of the Best booklists.

Smith+Nephew announces commercial launch of its AETOS™ Shoulder System for anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement at AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology company, today announces full commercial availability of its AETOS Shoulder System in the US, along with 510(k) clearance for its use with ATLASPLAN◊ 3D Planning Software and Patient Specific Instrumentation for total shoulder arthroplasty.

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  • Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology company, today announces full commercial availability of its AETOS Shoulder System in the US, along with 510(k) clearance for its use with ATLASPLAN◊ 3D Planning Software and Patient Specific Instrumentation for total shoulder arthroplasty.
  • “I’m thrilled with the stem fixation of the implant that the AETOS Shoulder System provides and believe it will be a noticeable, positive improvement for my patients,” said Dr. Matthew Ramsey, Shoulder and Elbow Specialist at Rothman Orthopaedics.
  • It is the latest addition to Smith+Nephew’s expanding Upper Extremity portfolio and complements our market-leading Sports Medicine shoulder repair solutions to enable biological healing.
  • To learn more please visit www.smith-nephew.com/aetos or visit the Smith+Nephew booth (#5469) at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2024 Annual Meeting from February 12-16 in San Francisco, CA.

THE LAWFARE PROJECT TOGETHER WITH CO-COUNSEL EISEMAN LEVINE LEHRHAUPT AND KAKOYIANNIS, P.C., FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lawfare Project (LP) together with co-counsel Eiseman Levine Lehrhaupt and Kakoyiannis, P.C., announced today that they have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Mackenzie Forrest, a Jewish student at Columbia University's School of Social Work (CSSW), who was allegedly forced out of an academic program after she requested religious and safety accommodations.

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  • Leading Pro Bono Jewish Legal Organization Represents Columbia Student Who Allegedly Was Subjected to Antisemitic Discrimination and Retaliation by University Faculty and Administration.
  • "Columbia University failed Mackenzie and decided to launch a retaliatory campaign instead of protecting her from Jew-hatred," said Brooke Goldstein, Founder and Executive Director of LP.
  • Columbia, like any other college and university, must protect the civil rights of their students and provide them with safe learning environments free of discrimination."
  • For more information about The Lawfare Project, please visit their website or contact James Lambert, Vice President at Rubenstein Public Relations, at [email protected] or at 212-805-3024.

Object First Appoints Andrew Wittman as Chief Marketing Officer

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Object First, the provider of Ootbi (Out-of-the-Box-Immutability) , the ransomware-proof backup storage appliance purpose-built for Veeam® , today announced the appointment of Andrew Wittman as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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  • Object First, the provider of Ootbi (Out-of-the-Box-Immutability) , the ransomware-proof backup storage appliance purpose-built for Veeam® , today announced the appointment of Andrew Wittman as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
  • A growth marketing expert with deep expertise in the enterprise technology industry, Wittman complements the expanding Object First organization and will help the leadership team propel the company to its next level of growth.
  • “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to our leadership team as he embodies all of that and more.
  • Prior to joining Object First, Wittman served as CMO at Axcient, Webroot, Okta, and CA Technologies.

Iambic Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team With the Appointment of Neil Josephson, MD as Chief Medical Officer

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Iambic Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics using its AI-driven discovery platform, today announced the appointment of oncologist and industry veteran Neil Josephson, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

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  • Iambic Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics using its AI-driven discovery platform, today announced the appointment of oncologist and industry veteran Neil Josephson, M.D., as its Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
  • Under his leadership zanidatamab achieved FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for previously-treated HER2 gene-amplified biliary tract cancer, with a subsequent positive readout of a registrational study for the same indication.
  • Prior to Zymeworks, he was vice president of clinical development at Seagen, working across early and late-stage candidates for programs in Hodgkin Lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
  • Dr. Josephson received his medical degree at Columbia University and earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College.

Altamont Capital Partners Announces Billy Medof as Operating Partner to Support Firm's Packaging Industry Investments

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont) today announced that Billy Medof has joined the firm as an Operating Partner.

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  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont) today announced that Billy Medof has joined the firm as an Operating Partner.
  • In his new role, Billy will accelerate Altamont's investment thesis within the corrugated packaging industry, drawing on his nearly 20 years of executive leadership experience in the industry.
  • Billy's industry expertise will allow Altamont to dedicate new focus and capabilities to the pursuit of partnerships in a growing and sustainable industry.
  • "I'm looking forward to working closely with Altamont as they continue building world-class businesses, particularly within the corrugated packaging market," said Billy.

College Consensus Unveils 2024 Consensus Meta-Rankings of the 50 Best Online Graduate Schools for 2024

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus, a leading authority in education rankings, proudly announces the release of its highly anticipated 2024 rankings of the 50 Best Online Graduate Schools for Master's Programs.

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  • HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus, a leading authority in education rankings, proudly announces the release of its highly anticipated 2024 rankings of the 50 Best Online Graduate Schools for Master's Programs.
  • This comprehensive guide serves as a compass for individuals seeking advanced education through master's degree programs available in various fields of study.
  • By bringing together the ratings of top education publishers with real student reviews, these rankings reveal the 'best of the best' online graduate schools according to those in position to know."
  • With over four millions annual visitors, College Consensus is a leading education resource that brings together expert reviews, student feedback, and key data to provide accurate and unbiased information about colleges and universities.