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64 Mercy Medical Center Physicians Named Among Region's "TOP DOCTORS" in November 2021 Issue of BALTIMORE Magazine

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00pm

In addition, Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, was among several physicians photographed and profiled for the special edition.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, Kuldeep Singh, M.D., FACS, MBA, FASMBS, Director of The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy, was among several physicians photographed and profiled for the special edition.
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Taylor earned her medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Founded in 1874 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated hospital with a national reputation for women's health care.
  • Mercy is home to the renowned Weinberg Center for Women's Health and Medicine and the 20-story, $400+ million Mary Catherine Bunting Center.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

First United Bank & Trust Names Denise D. Phelps Director of Diversity and Engagement

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

She will take on the important responsibilities of executing our ongoing vision and leadership related to the diversity and inclusion strategies at the Bank.

Key Points: 
  • She will take on the important responsibilities of executing our ongoing vision and leadership related to the diversity and inclusion strategies at the Bank.
  • First United always strives to ensure that a wide range of perspectives be considered while advancing diversity and inclusion efforts within our market areas.
  • First United Corporation operates one full-service commercial bank, First United Bank & Trust.
  • Maureen T. Brewer, marketing projects coordinator, First United Bank & Trust, 301-533-2430, mbrewer@MyBank.com

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Boston Trust Walden Funds Elects New Independent Trustees

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:56pm

as Independent Trustees to the Boston Trust Walden Funds Board of Trustees.

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  • as Independent Trustees to the Boston Trust Walden Funds Board of Trustees.
  • Ms. Tantra and Mr. Hutt join three serving Independent Trustees of the Boston Trust Walden Funds Board of Trustees.
  • The Boston Trust Walden Funds Board of Trustees oversees all Funds in the Boston Trust Walden Fund family.
  • Lucia Santini, President of the Boston Trust Walden Funds, commented on the election of the new trustees: "We are delighted to welcome Dina and Lou to the Board of the Boston Trust Walden Funds, and look forward to benefitting from their expertise and counsel on behalf of the Funds and their shareholders."

New Culture Medium Supports Expansion of Natural Killer Cells for Cell and Gene Therapies

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 1:00pm

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific today announced the launch of Gibco Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) NK-Xpander Medium, a GMP-manufactured cell culture medium that supports large-scale growth and culture of functional natural killer (NK) cells with or without the use of feeder cells.

Key Points: 
  • CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific today announced the launch of Gibco Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) NK-Xpander Medium, a GMP-manufactured cell culture medium that supports large-scale growth and culture of functional natural killer (NK) cells with or without the use of feeder cells.
  • "With NK-Xpander Medium, manufacturers can reach the necessary scale they need for NK cell therapies while minimizing regulatory burden and risk."
  • NK cells grown in NK-Xpander Medium exhibit a greater rate of expansion when compared to NK cells grown in other media and demonstrate cell killing in in vitro and in vivo models.
  • Unlike autologous therapies, which are produced using a patient's own cells, allogeneic cell therapies are derived from healthy donor tissue, and are more conducive to cost-effective scale-up of cell therapy manufacturing.

Item 9 Labs Corp. Bolsters Marketing Team with Multiple Key Hires

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 3:18pm

She will also be leading events, demonstrations and ground-level marketing strategy to further support top-line corporate priorities and growth objectives.

Key Points: 
  • She will also be leading events, demonstrations and ground-level marketing strategy to further support top-line corporate priorities and growth objectives.
  • This consultantwhose name is withheld due to competitive considerationswill provide cannabis-specific brand experience design strategy, innovation, direct-to-consumer and brand-family integration expertise to round out the new marketing team hires.
  • and Item 9 Labs brands," said Item 9 Labs Corp.'s Chief Executive Officer,Andrew Bowden.
  • Item 9 Labs brings the best industry practices to markets nationwide through distinctive retail experience, cultivation capabilities, and product innovation.

Decibel Therapeutics Announces Publication of Foundational Study of Noise-related Inner Ear Damage

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:42pm

The studys aim was to generate an atlas of gene expression changes across inner ear cell types following noise damage.

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  • The studys aim was to generate an atlas of gene expression changes across inner ear cell types following noise damage.
  • The study represents the first comprehensive such analysis and provides a foundational dataset that can be mined for future studies of the inner ear.
  • Decibel has built a proprietary platform that integrates single-cell genomics and bioinformatic analyses, precision gene therapy technologies and expertise in inner ear biology.
  • For more information about Decibel Therapeutics, please visit www.decibeltx.com or follow us on Twitter .

$12 Million Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression Project Award Announcement

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:31pm

The dGTEx project will establish the first comprehensive public resource correlating gene expression and genetic variation in pediatric tissues from all major organ systems in the human body.

Key Points: 
  • The dGTEx project will establish the first comprehensive public resource correlating gene expression and genetic variation in pediatric tissues from all major organ systems in the human body.
  • NDRI is proud to partner with our esteemed collaborators and contribute our capabilities and expertise to the important goals of the dGTEx project.
  • NDRIs recognized world-leadership in biospecimen procurement, preservation and distribution methods will serve as a strong foundation for the dGTEx project.
  • The scope of the dGTEx project encompasses empowering the advancement of pediatric research, addressing ELSI challenges, and developing new clinical approaches to treat pediatric disorders.

Weinberg Foundation Promotes Aaron Merki to Role of Chief Program Officer

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:05pm

Baltimore, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation today announced the promotion of Aaron Merki to the role of chief program officer.

Key Points: 
  • Baltimore, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation today announced the promotion of Aaron Merki to the role of chief program officer.
  • Under his leadership, the Foundation has prioritized strategic and collaborative approaches to grantmaking focused on achieving measurable impacts within the communities the Foundation serves.
  • Before coming to the Weinberg Foundation, Mr. Merki served as the executive director of FreeState Justice, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Marylands LGBTQ citizens through legal services and advocacy.
  • About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of people experiencing poverty.