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Trusona introduces Authentication Cloud, delivering passwordless sign-ins without an app to improve business growth and profitability

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 1:00pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Trusona, the pioneering leader in passwordless identity authentication, today announced Trusona Authentication Cloud, the industry's first app-less passwordless MFA solution designed to improve business growth and profitability with a "tap and go" sign-in experience. Trusona Authentication Cloud delivers a simple sign-in experience that is multi-factor, does not require an app and delivers rapid time-to-value at low cost when deploying FIDO and WebAuthn. The solution is a low-code, cloud-based service that enables users to authenticate without a password using smartphones, laptops and desktop computers. It can also serve as a secure, low-cost replacement for SMS OTP (one-time passcode) authentication.

Key Points: 
  • Trusona Authentication Cloud delivers a simple sign-in experience that is multi-factor, does not require an app and delivers rapid time-to-value at low cost when deploying FIDO and WebAuthn.
  • Additionally, Trusona Authentication Cloud provides unprecedented visibility into the sign-in experience with metrics for all traffic across all authentication modalities delivered to a business's analytics systems.
  • To further support business needs, Trusona supports a range of authentication capabilities, including app-based passwordless authentication, app-less passwordless authentication using WebAuthn and username and password authentication for any users who may require it.
  • Key capabilities of Trusona Authentication Cloud include:
    To learn more about Trusona Authentication Cloud, please visit www.trusona.com/authentication-cloud .

Miami Cancer Institute Takes Action To Address Inequities in Cancer Care with Expanded COTA, Inc. Collaboration

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm

BOSTON, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- COTA, Inc. — an oncology real-world data and analytics company — and Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, announced today they are expanding their real-world data (RWD) and analytics partnership. Miami Cancer Institute will use COTA's Real-World Analytics platform (RWA) to better understand how certain patient demographics, such as zip code, ethnicity, or other socio-economic factors, contribute to unwanted disparities in patient outcomes.

Key Points: 
  • With this expanded partnership, Miami Cancer Institute will take concrete steps to address one of the most pervasive issues in healthcare: disparities in health outcomes perpetuated by uneven access to services.
  • Miami Cancer Institute is a leader in cancer care, providing a combination of cancer expertise, innovative technology, and compassion at its flagship facility in Miami and at sites in its distributed cancer care network in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
  • To date, COTA has partnered with Miami Cancer Institute to implement standardized, evidence-based approaches to care that lead to improved patient outcomes.
  • Recently, COTA's RWA was used by physicians to better understand BRCA testing patterns at Miami Cancer Institute between 2018 and 2019.

The University of Nottingham Drives 21st-Century Data Literacy with Gale Digital Scholar Lab

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:03am

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and NOTTINGHAM, England, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Group, is helping the University of Nottingham expand its digital research methods for teaching and learning digital humanities (DH). The university is using Gale Digital Scholar Lab (the Lab) within its Digital Transformation Hub (DTH) to support students in the widespread digital shift in humanities. The Lab makes digital research methods available to all of the university's students and researchers. This enables professors and researchers to look at large amounts of data without learning a new set of tools—and students to develop transferable 21st-century skills that they can use beyond college and in the workplace.  

Key Points: 
  • FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and NOTTINGHAM, England, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale , part of Cengage Group, is helping the University of Nottingham expand its digital research methods for teaching and learning digital humanities (DH).
  • The university is using Gale Digital Scholar Lab (the Lab) within its Digital Transformation Hub (DTH) to support students in the widespread digital shift in humanities.
  • For the past six years, the university has invested in its digital research capacity as it seeks to make a global impact.
  • Read more about the University of Nottingham's success with Gale Digital Scholar Lab.

Tulane University Expands Relationship with Noodle to Launch an Online Doctor of Public Health in Leadership, Advocacy and Equity

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 4:31pm

NEW ORLEANS and NEW YORK, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) announced today the expansion of its relationship with Noodle, the country's fastest-growing online learning network, to launch an online Doctor of Public Health in Leadership, Advocacy and Equity (DrPH).  The program is currently accepting applications for a Fall 2022 start.

Key Points: 
  • NEW ORLEANS and NEW YORK, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) announced today the expansion of its relationship with Noodle , the country's fastest-growing online learning network, to launch an online Doctor of Public Health in Leadership, Advocacy and Equity (DrPH).
  • The online DrPH is the first doctorate-level program that the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will provide fully online.
  • The program brings a unique focus to the themes of leadership, advocacy and equity not seen in other doctors of public health programs and prepares students for careers managing public health agencies and non-profits.
  • The Online DrPH expands on Tulane SPHTM's existing portfolio of online programs launched in collaboration with Noodle, its online innovation partner, including the Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences, the Master of Health Administration, the Master of Public Health in Disaster Management, and the Master of Science in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene.

Everspring Invited to Host DEIB Workshop at Northwestern's Upcoming TEACHx Conference

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 4:00pm

CHICAGO, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Everspring, a leading provider of higher education technology solutions and services to universities seeking to build market-leading and inclusive online programs, announced today that Dr. Kate Browne, director of Learning Design, Dr. Leah Howell, director of Learning Design, and Trish Lunt, QA manager and principal, will host a workshop for Northwestern's TEACHx Conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The workshop explores diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) as critical aspects of the online learning experience.

Key Points: 
  • Everspring's learning design team will conduct a workshop at Northwestern's TEACHx conference on applying diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) best practices in online learning classrooms and beyond.
  • The workshop explores diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) as critical aspects of the online learning experience.
  • The workshop, entitled "Design for All: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Online Learning" begins at 10:45 a.m. CDT.
  • "Faculty understand the importance of accessibility for building inclusive classrooms both on-ground and online," said Dr. Kate Browne, director of Learning Design at Everspring.

2022 Bressler Prize Awarded to Dr. Sheila Nirenberg for Outstanding Accomplishments in Vision Science

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 2:12pm

New York, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lighthouse Guild , the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, announced today that Sheila Nirenberg, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Bressler Prize for her outstanding advances in vision science, including deciphering the retinas neural code which is the key to restoring meaningful vision in people who are blind from retinal degeneration.

Key Points: 
  • New York, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lighthouse Guild , the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, announced today that Sheila Nirenberg, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Bressler Prize for her outstanding advances in vision science, including deciphering the retinas neural code which is the key to restoring meaningful vision in people who are blind from retinal degeneration.
  • Lighthouse Guild is committed to improving the lives of people with or at risk for vision loss.
  • While the number of patients is still small, the consistency is very promising, with no safety concerns so far, said Dr. Nirenberg.
  • As the 2022 Bressler Prize winner, Dr. Nirenberg will receive a prize of $25,000, and also lead Lighthouse Guilds Annual Bressler Vision Science Symposium in New York City this fall, where she will be joined by other innovators who will present their work.

Danone North America Celebrates a Decade of Commitment to Exploring Impact of Gut Microbiome on Human Health

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 2:33pm

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Danone North America continues to show its commitment to furthering research, science, and education in the field of the Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics through their Fellowship Grant Program. The 2021-2022 program marks ten years and half a million dollars' worth of grants awarded to empower creative minds and nurture scientific advances. This year's esteemed honorees, selected by a committee of scientific experts, are Elena Kozlova at University of California, Riverside and Yannis Ntekas at Cornell University.

Key Points: 
  • "Danone North America has an unwavering commitment to funding research that helps us better understand how to maintain and improve health.
  • Both Elena Kozlova and Yannis Ntekas are poised to conduct successful studies and have impactful careers that will contribute to scientific discoveries and expand our understanding of probiotics, the gut microbiome, and human health."
  • The Danone Fellowship Grant was established in 2010 with the intention of providing funding for novel studies of yogurt, probiotics, and the gut microbiome.
  • Winners were chosen based on the quality of their proposals, faculty recommendations, and each of their studies' value to human health and wellness.

edX and University of Maryland Launch New Online Product Management Master's Degree

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 2:00pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), and the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering – ranked twelfth in the country in online engineering programs – today announced the launch of a new Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Product Management. This new degree from UMD, launched in partnership with edX, is one of the first fully-online product management graduate degrees available from an accredited non-profit college or university, and is offered at approximately $25,000.

Key Points: 
  • This new degree from UMD, launched in partnership with edX, is one of the first fully-online product management graduate degrees available from an accredited non-profit college or university, and is offered at approximately $25,000.
  • Following the success of its Product Management Professional Certificate program on edX, which has enrolled over 60,000 learners since it started in May 2020, UMD decided to develop and launch this competitively priced degree program with edX.
  • The online MPS in Product Management from UMD will combine a fully online learning experience with award-winning faculty and connections with the UMD community.
  • "I'm delighted to expand our partnership with the University of Maryland with this degree program, informed by the success of their Product Management Professional Certificate program on edX," said Anant Agarwal, edX Founder and 2U Chief Open Education Officer.

Splitit launches an innovative Installments-as-a-Service platform and announces OCM as the first merchant to fully adopt the technology

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 1:08pm

Splitit empowers the payments value chain, by integrating directly into existing acquirer gateways, simplifying merchant adoption of BNPL.

Key Points: 
  • Splitit empowers the payments value chain, by integrating directly into existing acquirer gateways, simplifying merchant adoption of BNPL.
  • NEW YORK, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Splitit unveiled a new way to drive installment payments through its merchant-branded Installments-as-a-Service platform.
  • Splitit unveils a new way to drive installment payments through its merchant-branded Installments-as-a-Service platform.
  • We like the Splitit white-label strategy," said Amit Gaur, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of OCM.

Liquid metal batteries for storing renewable energy: MIT Professor Donald Sadoway named European Inventor Award 2022 finalist

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 1:00pm

Sadoway is named as one of the three finalists for the European Inventor Award in the "Non-EPO countries" categorywhich recognises inventions developed outside European member states.

Key Points: 
  • Sadoway is named as one of the three finalists for the European Inventor Award in the "Non-EPO countries" categorywhich recognises inventions developed outside European member states.
  • The winners of the 2022 edition of the EPO's European Inventor Award will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 21 June .
  • "Our liquid metal batteries work just like conventional batteries, only their components are all liquid," he says.
  • "I use a low-density liquid metal on top, a high-density liquid metal on the bottom, and, in between, a molten salt.