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Accumulus Synergy Announce the Appointment of Christopher Jeschke as Chief Technology Officer

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accumulus Synergy, a non-profit corporation working to develop an information and data exchange platform aimed at transforming how drug innovators and health authorities worldwide interact, today announced the company has appointed Christopher Jeschke as its chief technology officer (CTO).

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  • BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Accumulus Synergy, a non-profit corporation working to develop an information and data exchange platform aimed at transforming how drug innovators and health authorities worldwide interact, today announced the company has appointed Christopher Jeschke as its chief technology officer (CTO).
  • Chris joins Accumulus Synergy from Protenus, the nation's leading cybersecurity company focused on privacy, security, and compliance threats within our nations healthcare institutions, where he served as the CTO.
  • He is an experienced technical leader and an expert in engineering highly secure SaaS solutions for health and life science needs.
  • As Protenus grew, Chris was both the chief architect for the Protenus platform, and their executive responsible for all Engineering, R&D, Product and Security functions.

University of Maryland School of Medicine Neurology Chair Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD, Receives Prestigious Neuroscience Award

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:10pm

Senator Javits was a strong advocate for support of research in a wide variety of disorders of the brain and nervous system.

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  • Senator Javits was a strong advocate for support of research in a wide variety of disorders of the brain and nervous system.
  • The Javits Award will greatly augment our lab progress and productivity in these critical areas of research," he said.
  • Now in its third century, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States.
  • The School of Medicine works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world.

Marc Schneebaum Joins Avalyn Pharma as Chief Financial Officer

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:00am

Avalyn Pharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on development of improved therapies for life threatening pulmonary diseases, announced today that Marc Schneebaum has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer.

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  • Avalyn Pharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on development of improved therapies for life threatening pulmonary diseases, announced today that Marc Schneebaum has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer.
  • I am pleased to welcome Marc to Avalyn as our Chief Financial Officer, said Dr. A. Bruce Montgomery, CEO of Avalyn.
  • His specific skills in financing and financial strategy, corporate strategy and business development will be particularly important.
  • Prior to Madrigal, Marc was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Synta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company developing oncology drugs; President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Predictive BioSciences, Inc., a commercial stage oncology diagnostics company; President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc., an emerging medical technology company; Senior Vice President, Finance, Business Development and Administration, and Chief Financial Officer of Genetic Therapy, Inc., a biotechnology company (acquired by Sandoz/Novartis).

Northrop Realty Named "Official Real Estate Brokerage of the Maryland Terrapins"

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

CLARKSVILLE, Md., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company, announced a new partnership with the University of Maryland Athletics, and its multimedia rights holder, Maryland Sports Properties, a division of Playfly Sports (MSP) as the "Official Real Estate Brokerage of the Maryland Terrapins."

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  • CLARKSVILLE, Md., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company, announced a new partnership with the University of Maryland Athletics, and its multimedia rights holder, Maryland Sports Properties, a division of Playfly Sports (MSP) as the "Official Real Estate Brokerage of the Maryland Terrapins."
  • Our brokerage is extremely excited for this honor as we pride ourselves on supporting the communities in which we live, work, and play," said Creig Northrop, founder and CEO of Northrop Realty.
  • Northrop Realty is a hyper-local real estate brokerage whose success is exemplified by its community involvement and relationship-building events, its sponsorships, services, and donations to 50+ local charities and causes.
  • Northrop Realty has more than 30 years of experience in real estate and was ranked as the No.

Kim Drumgo named Geisinger's first Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 3:50pm

DANVILLE, Pa., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Furthering Geisinger's commitment to promote an inclusive and welcoming organization and community to all, Kim Drumgo has been named the health system's first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer.

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  • DANVILLE, Pa., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Furthering Geisinger's commitment to promote an inclusive and welcoming organization and community to all, Kim Drumgo has been named the health system's first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer.
  • She will provide systemwide thought leadership, strategic direction and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion-related programs and initiatives.
  • "With Kim in this new role, I'm confident that we'll move to new heights, prioritizing and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of our organization ultimately improving the health and well-being of our Geisinger family, patients, members and communities.
  • Drumgo brings over 15 years of experience in the diversity and inclusion field and has a strong track record setting DEI strategies, engaging stakeholders and driving results.

Unisys Names Roxanne Taylor to Board of Directors

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:58pm

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Roxanne Taylor has been elected to the Unisys Board of Directors, effective October 18.

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  • BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Roxanne Taylor has been elected to the Unisys Board of Directors, effective October 18.
  • Prior to her tenure at Accenture, Taylor served in corporate communications, investor relations and marketing roles for Reuters and Citicorp.
  • "I am passionate about technology and how it can be used to empower people to drive innovation," said Taylor.
  • "We are excited about her joining the Unisys board as we accelerate our progress with each of them."

IonQ to Keynote IEEE Quantum Week

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, today announced its participation at IEEE Quantum Week (QCE 2021).

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  • IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, today announced its participation at IEEE Quantum Week (QCE 2021).
  • Presentations include:
    Keynote speech, Approaching Quantum Advantage with IonQ Quantum Computers presented by Sonika Johri, Lead Quantum Applications Research Scientist at IonQ.
  • Im thrilled to be able to present our latest research in quantum applications at IEEE Quantum Week, said Johri.
  • IEEE Quantum Week is a multidisciplinary quantum computing and engineering venue that gives attendees the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers.

National Science Foundation Issues Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to The Wrightguard Innovations Corporation in Support of Novel Mouthguard Technology

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.

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  • The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.
  • TWGIC co-founder and UMSOD alumnus Dr. Wright said, "I am honored to receive this research grant on behalf of my team of co-developers.
  • We are confident and excited about this pivotal technology's potential to minimize injury risks to athletes at all levels."
  • The WrightGuard, the precursor to The WrightGuard Innovations Corporation (TWGIC) was established in 2011.

Ramin Younessi Joins Carpenter Technology’s Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 10:09pm

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carpenter Technology Corporation(NYSE: CRS) announced today that Ramin Younessi, who has over thirty years of progressive, global business leadership in the industrial, commercial vehicle and engine industry, has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors, effective immediately.

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  • PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carpenter Technology Corporation(NYSE: CRS) announced today that Ramin Younessi, who has over thirty years of progressive, global business leadership in the industrial, commercial vehicle and engine industry, has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors, effective immediately.
  • Mr. Younessi served as Group President, Construction Industries Group, of Caterpillar, Inc. before retiring in December 2020.
  • In addition, Mr. Younessi has been a Senior Advisor to Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), a leading private equity investment firm, and board member on several portfolio companies since 2013.
  • We welcome Ramin to Carpenter Technologys Board of Directors.

Classiq Research Reveals Big Demand For, and Broad Interest In, Quantum Training

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

New research from Classiq, which provides a breakthrough Quantum Algorithm Design platform, highlights the dramatic need for a trained quantum workforce, without which accelerated adoption of quantum computing is not possible.

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  • New research from Classiq, which provides a breakthrough Quantum Algorithm Design platform, highlights the dramatic need for a trained quantum workforce, without which accelerated adoption of quantum computing is not possible.
  • It also indicates that informed employees have a robust thirst for quantum training as nearly all professionals familiar with quantum computing said that they want more quantum education.
  • Half the survey group said that the lack of quantum experts has prevented quantum computing from becoming more popular.
  • Even though survey participants cited a familiarity with quantum computing, nearly all (94.9%) expressed interest in taking part in quantum computing training.