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Einstein-Developed Treatment Strategy May Lead to HIV Cure

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6:06pm

"Although ART works remarkably well at keeping HIV in check indefinitely, it is a stalemate and not a checkmate," said co-corresponding author Harris Goldstein, M.D.

Key Points: 
  • "Although ART works remarkably well at keeping HIV in check indefinitely, it is a stalemate and not a checkmate," said co-corresponding author Harris Goldstein, M.D.
  • "It's unlikely that any treatment strategy can remove all latently infected T cells," said Dr. Goldstein.
  • "Our goal with synTac is a 'functional cure,' in which the powerful immune response induced by synTac suppresses HIV to undetectable levels even after they discontinue ART."
  • Next, the researchers intravenously injected synTacs specific for HIV or CMV into virus-infected mice with "humanized" immune systems that permit infection by viruses affecting people, such as HIV and CMV.

Training for health certificates dramatically boosted Hispanic employment and income

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:01pm

HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Short-term training programs for health care careers significantly boosted employment and income for Hispanics involved in a new study from Rice University, helping them overcome long-standing achievement gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Short-term training programs for health care careers significantly boosted employment and income for Hispanics involved in a new study from Rice University, helping them overcome long-standing achievement gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Most of the graduates entered health care fields like medical assisting, radiology, surgical technology and medical billing and coding.
  • This is about helping learners enter health care careers while giving back to their communities.''
  • It examined education and job placement outcomes among approximately 6,400 Hispanic students enrolled at CHCP, the largest provider of allied health care training in Texas, between 2012 and 2018.

Largest Donation in Morgan State University Athletics History Paves Way for Return of Division I Collegiate Wrestling, Following 24-Year Hiatus

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

The University has also been working with Baltimore-based nonprofit Beat the Streets to make the return of wrestling at Maryland's largest HBCU a reality.

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  • The University has also been working with Baltimore-based nonprofit Beat the Streets to make the return of wrestling at Maryland's largest HBCU a reality.
  • "We are extremely grateful to Mike Novogratz and HBCU Wrestling for this tremendous contribution to Morgan State University Athletics.
  • This gift is the largest in Morgan athletics history and believed to be one of the largest donations to any HBCU athletics program from a private donor."
  • The Morgan Bears have a rich and illustrious history in the sport of wrestling that began in the early 1950s.

Vaughn College Appoints Peter Vaughn as Chair of its Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

FLUSHING, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Vaughn College has announced the appointment of Peter Vaughn as chair of the board of trustees.

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  • FLUSHING, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Vaughn College has announced the appointment of Peter Vaughn as chair of the board of trustees.
  • Chair Vaughn joined the board in 2013 and is the third generation of the family to be actively involved in the institution.
  • Chair Vaughn succeeds Ken Stauffer '83, Vaughn College alumnus and co-founder of Technology Assurance Labs.
  • Francesca Marricco, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 7184296600, francesca.marricco@vaughn.edu
    Maureen Kiggins, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, 17184296600, maureen.kiggins@vaughn.edu

Healthcare Triangle, Inc. What Does Cloud Adoption Look Like in Healthcare? CHIME Survey Reveals Key Trends

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:49pm

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare Triangle Inc., (Nasdaq: HCTI) (HCTI or the "Company") a leading provider of cloud and data transformation solutions in healthcare and life sciences, reveals key trends in CHIME Survey.

Key Points: 
  • PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare Triangle Inc., (Nasdaq: HCTI) (HCTI or the "Company") a leading provider of cloud and data transformation solutions in healthcare and life sciences, reveals key trends in CHIME Survey.
  • An online survey of CHIME members conducted in July 2021 shows 61 of the healthcare IT execs surveyed have adopted a hybrid approach to cloud adoption.
  • But determining the value from healthcare cloud investments is still a work in progress.
  • With the healthcare cloud computing market expected to reach $64.7 billion by 2025 , ensuring the value of cloud investmentsfrom the selection of a cloud provider to managing the cloud platformis a key challenge for healthcare organizations, says Ashleigh Rogers, Vice President, Healthcare for Healthcare Triangle , a leading provider of cloud transformation solutions.

Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., appointed as inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research at UAB

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:33pm

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., one of the most respected minds in healthy aging research, as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research, enabling him to build on his pioneering legacy to establish Birmingham as a global epicenter for healthy aging research.

Key Points: 
  • The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., one of the most respected minds in healthy aging research, as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research, enabling him to build on his pioneering legacy to establish Birmingham as a global epicenter for healthy aging research.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211021005301/en/
    Stephen N. Austadt, Ph.D. has been named as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Health Aging Research at UAB.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Dr. Austad is an international trailblazer in the science of aging, and we are thrilled to see him named as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research at UAB, said Rich Bielen, president and CEO of Protective.
  • In addition to the Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research, Protectives total $2 million investment toward advancing the science of healthy aging also funds the Protective Life Healthy Aging and Research Acceleration and Innovation Fund.

North Park University and College of Lake County Partner on Transfer Student Guaranteed Admission

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:30am

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A partnership between North Park University (North Park) and College of Lake County (CLC), invites transfer students to complete their bachelor's degree at North Park.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A partnership between North Park University (North Park) and College of Lake County (CLC), invites transfer students to complete their bachelor's degree at North Park.
  • CLC students receive personalized counseling and academic planning to ensure a seamless transition into North Park.
  • In the last five years, 300 CLC students have come to North Park and completed their undergraduate degrees.
  • The agreement enables North Park to connect CLC students right from the start students will have clear academic goals starting as freshman at CLC to graduation at North Park.

Ancora Corporate Training to Manage CDL Training Program at Northern Virginia Community College

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:18pm

ANNANDALE, Va., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its work with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), Ancora Corporate Training (Ancora) will manage the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the largest public institution in Virginia and one of the largest community colleges in the nation.

Key Points: 
  • ANNANDALE, Va., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its work with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), Ancora Corporate Training (Ancora) will manage the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the largest public institution in Virginia and one of the largest community colleges in the nation.
  • VCCS selected Ancora during a competitive bidding process designed to identify the most qualified vendors to provide CDL training for its member schools.
  • Based in Arlington, Texas, Ancora Corporate Training is quickly becoming a notable player in the corporate training marketplace.
  • Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges.

Four Members Elected to the ATA Board of Directors to Help Advance Tinnitus Research and Management

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:00pm

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Tinnitus Association elected four members to its board of directors to further advance its mission to improve evidence-based tinnitus treatments, educate healthcare providers on tinnitus management, and research potential cures.

Key Points: 
  • VIENNA, Va., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Tinnitus Association elected four members to its board of directors to further advance its mission to improve evidence-based tinnitus treatments, educate healthcare providers on tinnitus management, and research potential cures.
  • The ATA Board of Directors guides the organization in its efforts to provide guidance on tinnitus management, educate physicians and other healthcare providers on evidence-based tinnitus treatments and management tools, and fund international research initiatives aimed at curing and treating tinnitus.
  • Newly Elected ATA Board Members:
    Sara K. Downs, AuD, is the owner of Hearing Wellness Center and Tinnitus Treatment Center in Duluth, MN.
  • Call the ATA at 1-800-634-8978, if you need general guidance on tinnitus management and finding qualified healthcare providers for care.

Texas Legislature Approves Nearly $45 Million to Fund Construction of New Agricultural Education Complex at TAMUC

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 4:00pm

Commerce, Texas, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A bill that includes almost $45 million in funding for the construction of an agricultural education complex at Texas A&M University-Commerce passed to the Governors desk on Tuesday.

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  • Commerce, Texas, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A bill that includes almost $45 million in funding for the construction of an agricultural education complex at Texas A&M University-Commerce passed to the Governors desk on Tuesday.
  • It approves the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at multiple public higher education institutions across the state.
  • The complex would provide A&M-Commerce with food processing labs, field labs, and space for educational conferences, agricultural expos and competitions.
  • A&M-Commerce features the fastest-growing agriculture program in Texas, having increased in size by 90% in the last five years.