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Employers Holdings, Inc. Appoints Steve Sorenson to Board of Directors

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HENDERSON, Nev., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Employers Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: EIG) today announced the appointment of Steve Sorenson to the Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2024.

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  • HENDERSON, Nev., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Employers Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: EIG) today announced the appointment of Steve Sorenson to the Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2024.
  • “We are very excited to welcome Steve Sorenson to the Employers Holdings, Inc. Board,” said Katherine H. Antonello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Employers Holdings, Inc. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in areas including transformational leadership, insurance operations, and insurance product development and distribution.
  • EMPLOYERS® and America’s small business insurance specialist® are registered trademarks of EIG Services, Inc.
  • Insurance is offered through Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Cerity Insurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company.

Gross-Wen Technologies Welcomes Ken Rubin as its first President, Elevating the Company's Strategic Leadership

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In this role Ken will report directly to Dr. Martin Gross, CEO and Co-Founder of GWT.

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  • In this role Ken will report directly to Dr. Martin Gross, CEO and Co-Founder of GWT.
  • His wealth of experience and strategic insights have played a crucial role in shaping the company's direction, making him the perfect fit for this new executive role.
  • "Ken brings a wealth of experience to his new role as President of Gross-Wen Technologies," says GWT's CEO Martin Gross.
  • The addition of Ken Rubin to its executive team reinforces Gross-Wen Technologies' commitment as an industry leader advancing environmental solutions and driving sustainable growth.

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

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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

State-of-the-Art Vascular Surgery Practice Expands Its Physician Partners

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Both Dr. Arous and Dr. Lancaster take a comprehensive approach to vascular health, and their commitments to advancing patient outcomes have earned them reputations as thoughtful leaders in the field.

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  • Both Dr. Arous and Dr. Lancaster take a comprehensive approach to vascular health, and their commitments to advancing patient outcomes have earned them reputations as thoughtful leaders in the field.
  • Including Dr. Arous and Dr. Lancaster as partners underscores TVCG’s dedication to staying at the forefront of vascular surgery and medicine.
  • Chan School of Public Health, and underwent vascular and endovascular surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Dr. Lancaster serves as the chief of Vascular Surgery and other leadership roles at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Politicians Honor Code - Take the Pledge Campaign an Opportunity Lost in New York's 3rd Congressional District

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"Similar campaigns will play out nationwide throughout the election cycle," said Michael Doorley, founder of the Politicians Honor Code and Take the Pledge Campaign .

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  • "Similar campaigns will play out nationwide throughout the election cycle," said Michael Doorley, founder of the Politicians Honor Code and Take the Pledge Campaign .
  • He recommended we join the Take the Pledge Campaign and demand candidates and elected representatives take the pledge, and not be viewed as insane.
  • The Politicians Honor Code Pledge, founded in 2022, is a nationwide, nonpartisan, nonaffiliated, grassroots initiative that proactively addresses politicians' honesty.
  • He founded the pledge due to misleading statements about the U.S. national debt and speaks to groups.

Hippocratic AI Launches Nurse Advisory Council to Help Guide Development of Safety-Focused Healthcare LLM

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hippocratic AI today announced the launch of its Nurse Advisory Council, comprised of registered nurses (RNs) from leading healthcare systems and digital healthcare enterprises.

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  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hippocratic AI today announced the launch of its Nurse Advisory Council, comprised of registered nurses (RNs) from leading healthcare systems and digital healthcare enterprises.
  • The Nurse Advisory Council, alongside Hippocratic AI’s Physician Advisory Council , will help shape the company’s safety-focused Large Language Model (LLM) for healthcare and ensure that it is ready for deployment.
  • The Nurse Advisory Council is the latest in a string of collaborative initiatives designed to ensure that Hippocratic AI’s LLM is as safe and impactful as possible.
  • “We designed Hippocratic AI’s Nurse Advisory Council to ensure that their expert insight plays a critical role in our LLM development.

Canada’s entrepreneur shortage is impacting the economy — here’s one way to fix it

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This is alarming, as the vast majority of jobs in Canada — 98 per cent — are created by small business entrepreneurs.

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  • This is alarming, as the vast majority of jobs in Canada — 98 per cent — are created by small business entrepreneurs.
  • My recent study with my colleagues Shasha Liu and Brock Smith at the University of Victoria offers a way forward.

Daydreaming reality into being

  • These possible selves play a crucial role in shaping the actual identities we assume.
  • If we don’t develop an entrepreneur-possible self, we are unlikely to develop the mindset that fosters entrepreneurship.
  • It’s about letting your mind freely wander through creative musings, wondering, considering and thinking.
  • Substantive-play involves physically acting to learn more about the possibility of being an entrepreneur.

Creating entrepreneur-possible selves

  • One way individuals can do this is by engaging in daydream-play to imagine the entrepreneur they could become.
  • This can involve, for example, reading biographies of entrepreneurs, listening to podcasts with or about successful entrepreneurs or watching movies about entrepreneurial journeys.

Entrepreneurship support organizations

  • To encourage more focused daydream-play, these organizations can create resources for exploring entrepreneurship as a career, provide access to success stories and create an accessible database of entrepreneurs willing to have conversations with those interested in learning more.
  • Lastly, these organizations can create opportunities for hands-on experience by hosting or promoting hackathons, short-sprint entrepreneurship competitions, pitch events, maker spaces and side-hustle experiences.

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

  • Across the country, there are many entrepreneurship classes, summer camps and entrepreneurship youth experiences that foster daydream and substantive-play in children, including the UVIC Gustavson School of Business’ Kidovate program.
  • The takeaway is clear: building more opportunities for Canadians to create entrepreneur-possible selves will result in more Canadians who think and act based on believing they are entrepreneurs.


Claudia Smith does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Pharmaceutical Patents Leader Duke Fitch Joins Troutman Pepper's National Health Sciences IP Team

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BERWYN, Pa., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Fitch, a leading patent practitioner in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, has joined Troutman Pepper's Health Sciences Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner in its Berwyn, Pennsylvania office. Fitch joins the firm after spending more than two decades with the global pharmaceutical company GSK, including in his most recent position as vice president of Pharmaceutical Patents U.S.

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  • Fitch Boosts Firm's Patents Capabilities in Pharma, Biotech Sectors
    BERWYN, Pa., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Fitch , a leading patent practitioner in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, has joined Troutman Pepper's Health Sciences Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner in its Berwyn, Pennsylvania office.
  • Fitch joins the firm after spending more than two decades with the global pharmaceutical company GSK, including in his most recent position as vice president of Pharmaceutical Patents U.S.
    At Troutman Pepper, Fitch will assist clients in the life sciences and health care space with their intellectual property needs including patent portfolio development and management, licensing, and dispute matters.
  • "Duke is a known leader in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, and his expertise in patents will benefit our clients in these industries and beyond," said Sean Fahey, chair of Troutman Pepper's Health Sciences Department.
  • Troutman Pepper's leading life sciences and health care practice counsels clients at all stages of the health care continuum – from drug development to clinical care – from emerging biotech to global pharma.

Henry Schein Cares Foundation Launches ‘Prevention is Power’ Public Health Awareness Campaign

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Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced the launch of Prevention is Power™, a multi-year public health awareness campaign from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. (HSCF) to help improve health literacy and strengthen patient utilization of integrated, preventive care, with the goal of reducing incidences of chronic diseases as well as overall health care spending.

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  • Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced the launch of Prevention is Power™, a multi-year public health awareness campaign from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. (HSCF) to help improve health literacy and strengthen patient utilization of integrated, preventive care, with the goal of reducing incidences of chronic diseases as well as overall health care spending.
  • Chan School of Public Health, the Commonwealth Fund, and others, despite spending more on health care than any other high-income country, overall health outcomes in the U.S. trail those in its peer countries.
  • It is well established that patient utilization of routine preventive health care leads to better population health outcomes as well as lower overall health care costs.
  • The Gold Foundation, which champions the human connection in health care, is proud to partner with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation to expand access and address health inequities.”
    Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean of CUNY SPH: “We are thrilled to partner with two impactful organizations, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and NACHC, in this important work aimed at improving patient outcomes through education and engagement.

Sudden cardiac arrest survivors and loved ones find information and support through Cardiac Arrest Survivor Alliance

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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sudden cardiac arrest survivors and loved ones are finding information and support through Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation's Cardiac Arrest Survivor Alliance. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in community settings in the U.S., affecting about 1,000 people every day. About 10 percent of victims survive. Fortunately, the number of survivors has increased slightly over time, due in part to early intervention by people nearby who call 911, give CPR, and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

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  • Sudden cardiac arrest survivors and loved ones are finding information and support through the robust online community, Cardiac Arrest Survivor Alliance.
  • PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sudden cardiac arrest survivors and loved ones are finding information and support through Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation's Cardiac Arrest Survivor Alliance.
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in community settings in the U.S., affecting about 1,000 people every day.
  • To address this need, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (SCAF) established the Cardiac Arrest Survivor Alliance™, an online community for people affected by cardiac arrest, including survivors, loved ones, lay rescuers, and advocates.