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Final Call To Apply For The 2022 Biocodex Microbiota Foundation $50,000 U.S. Research Grant

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Monday, September 26, 2022

BEDMINSTER, N.J.,  September 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With the submission deadline approaching, the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation is calling for final grant applications from early-career investigators studying gut microbiota in human health and disease, including Covid-19, sleep disorders, the brain-gut axis and other evolving gut health research. The $50,000 research grant, now in its 6th year, is juried by a panel of medical and scientific experts in the field and can be applied to a new or existing study. The application can be downloaded here and deadline for entry is October 1, 2022, 5PM EST.

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  • This is the sixth consecutive year the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation has awarded the $50,000 US grant, which aims to advance research and understanding of human microbiota.
  • Other Biocodex Microbiota Foundation $50,000 grant recipients include:
    The Biocodex Microbiota Foundation's annual call for grant applications is part of a multi-year research initiative to recognize the interaction between microbiota and different pathologies.
  • To learn more information about Biocodex Microbiota Foundation and the 2022 US grant program, click here .
  • About the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation:
    The Biocodex Microbiota Foundation's mission is to support research into microbiota and its interaction with various pathologies.

Duncan NRI at Texas Children's Hospital Accelerates Neurological Research and Therapies with Historic $10M Gift from The Blue Bird Circle

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Friday, September 23, 2022

HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital today announced it received a $10 million donation from The Blue Bird Circle.

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  • HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital today announced it received a $10 million donation from The Blue Bird Circle.
  • This historic donation is being made to commemorate the Blue Bird Circle's upcoming centennial anniversary and brings the organization's gifts to Texas Children's to over $25 million which will help advance life-changing neurological research at the Duncan NRI.
  • At Texas Children's Hospital Blue Bird Clinic, Blue Bird volunteers log more than 5,000 hours a year in administrative assistance the equivalent of three full-time employees.
  • The volunteers' time, effort, and donations help support The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children's Hospital.

Covalon's Dual Antimicrobial Surgical Site Dressing Adopted by Leading US Pediatric Hospital's Congenital Heart Program

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Advanced post-operative dressing is now used to prevent post-operative infections in patients with congenital heart conditions from birth through adulthood.

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  • Advanced post-operative dressing is now used to prevent post-operative infections in patients with congenital heart conditions from birth through adulthood.
  • Healing and prevention of surgical site infection are paramount for patient outcomes.
  • Using a Transparent Antimicrobial Soft Silicone Dressing to Prevent Surgical Site Infections After Congenital Heart Surgery.
  • Sochet AA, Cartron AM, Nyhan A, Spaeder MC, Song X, Brown AT, Klugman D. Surgical Site Infection After Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery:Impact on Hospital Cost and Length of Stay.World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.2017 Jan;8(1):7-12.

Houston Children's Charity Welcomes I W Marks Owner, Brad Marks, To Board of Directors

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

HOUSTON,  Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Houston jewelry store owner and local philanthropist Brad Marks has joined the Houston Children's Charity Board of Directors, alongside renowned leaders in business, nonprofit and public services.

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  • HOUSTON, Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Houston jewelry store owner and local philanthropist Brad Marks has joined the Houston Children's Charity Board of Directors, alongside renowned leaders in business, nonprofit and public services.
  • Brad Marks and his wife, Joanna, are no strangers to serving the Houston community.
  • The Marks also work closely with The Women's Fund of Houston, BEAR Houston, Snow Drop Foundation, The Mission of Yahweh, the Houston Humane Society, and Rice University athletic scholarships.
  • About joining the team at Houston Children's Charity, Marks said, "The work they do is incredibly important and makes an impact with thousands of Houston families each year.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Selects Vizzia Technologies for Advanced RTLS

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vizzia Technologies , a leading software and managed service provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for healthcare organizations, was selected by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as their asset management platform at an existing and a new state-of-the-art medical facility.

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  • ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vizzia Technologies , a leading software and managed service provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for healthcare organizations, was selected by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as their asset management platform at an existing and a new state-of-the-art medical facility.
  • Vizzia participated in an extensive two-year national evaluation process to provide the industry's most advanced RTLS solutions.
  • "Vizzia is honored tocollaborate with Children's on this transformative project," said Dave Wiedman, Chief Commercial Officer of Vizzia Technologies.
  • Vizzia is a software and managed service provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) and advanced process improvement solutions for healthcare organizations.

Asthana Appointed to President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Sept. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection announced today that PJM President and CEO Manu Asthana has been appointed to the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). Asthana was selected yesterday to join the NIAC, which was established to help reduce physical and cyber risks and to improve the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

Key Points: 
  • VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Sept. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection announced today that PJM President and CEO Manu Asthana has been appointed to the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).
  • Asthana was selected yesterday to join the NIAC, which was established to help reduce physical and cyber risks and to improve the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.
  • "I am honored to be appointed to this role at such a pivotal and transformational time in the energy industry's history," Asthana said.
  • It is the only executive council that examines critical infrastructure security and resilience and provides recommendations to the president.

Tina Modi, MBA, Joins BDC Advisors as Managing Director

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

MIAMI, Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Ziskind, M.D., Managing Director and CEO of BDC Advisors, a healthcare strategy consulting firm, announced today that Tina Modi, a healthcare innovation, transformation, and strategy expert, had joined the firm as a Managing Director.

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  • MIAMI, Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew Ziskind, M.D., Managing Director and CEO of BDC Advisors, a healthcare strategy consulting firm, announced today that Tina Modi, a healthcare innovation, transformation, and strategy expert, had joined the firm as a Managing Director.
  • Modi joins BDC Advisors from a position as President of the Three-Sixty Advisory Group which provides business growth and innovation, customer experience transformation, and operating model design for hospitals and health systems, as well as early-stage venture clients.
  • Tina spent nine years prior to North Highland as a partner in Accenture's Strategy practice serving public sector, telecommunications, and high-tech clients across the nation.
  • BDC Advisors is a national healthcare consulting firm headquartered in Miami, with professional staff in San Francisco; Los Angeles; Houston; Dallas; Denver; Cleveland; Washington, D.C.; and Nashville.

Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi Named Two of Fast Company's 2022 Most Creative People in Business

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company today announced its 14th annual list of the Most Creative People in Business, which recognizes individuals making a cultural impact via bold achievements that have never been accomplished before in their chosen fields, from entertainment to healthcare to food. These influential and diverse engineers, executives, filmmakers, activists, designers, research scientists, and founders, among others, are leading with creativity during one of the most challenging times in history.

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  • Hotez and Bottazzi have been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize for their research and vaccine development of COREBEVAX.
  • "Most Creative People represents Fast Company at its best," says Brendan Vaughan, Fast Company's Editor-in-Chief.
  • Introduced in 2009, the Most Creative People list quickly established itself as one of Fast Company'smost esteemed franchises.
  • Fast Company'sMost Creative People in Business issue (September 2022) is available online now here and on newsstands beginning August 16.

DISNEY AND STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION DELIVER COMFORT AND JOY TO TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PATIENTS

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney and the nonprofit Starlight Children's Foundation teamed up at Texas Children's Hospital to host a Spidey-themed delivery event to celebrate the launch of "Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends," season two. A highlight of the celebration was the opportunity for hospitalized patients and their families to be among the first in the United States to enjoy a pre-screening of the first episode of the hit series' new season, which officially launches Aug. 19 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Cast member Armen Taylor (voice of Hulk) made a special appearance at the event to meet with patients and their families. 

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  • "Today was a different experience versus our normal hospital visits," said Brenna Stelly, whose child, Everly, enjoyed the Disney experience.
  • Thank you to Disney and Texas Children's Hospital for the support in creating this positive experience that patients will carry with them long after they leave the hospital," Garone added.
  • "Thanks to Texas Children's established relationship with Disney and support from Starlight Children's Foundation, our patients and their families experienced pure Disney joy a most welcome reprieve from the many stresses that can accompany a child's hospital stay.
  • Texas Children's staff also receive colorful employee badges featuring beloved Disney characters with the goal of providing joy and comfort to patients and their families during appointments.

Texas Children's Pavilion for Women Celebrates the Completion of Phase One of its Multi-Year Expansion Plan

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The first phase of Texas Children's Pavilion for Women's $201 million expansion within the Texas Medical Center is complete, providing a more accessible entrance for patients arriving to the Pavilion.

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  • HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The first phase of Texas Children's Pavilion for Women's $201 million expansion within the Texas Medical Center is complete, providing a more accessible entrance for patients arriving to the Pavilion.
  • Based on the need to expand labor and delivery services, phase two of the plan focuses on increasing the number of hospital beds in the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.
  • It will add an additional 190,000 square feet to the hospital's footprint and will be connected to the Pavilion for Women via the new sky bridge.
  • Texas Children's is ranked second among the best children's hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report, and first in Texas.