Reducing Wildfire Risks for Better Management and Resource Allocation

As wildfires become deadlier, larger and more expensive, there is strong interest in better risk governance. Managing future wildfire risk requires an interface between human decision processes and knowledge about climate trends related to fire, as well as humans’ abilities to anticipate wildfire potential and mitigation approaches are critical. Several presentations at the 2019 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore analyses of past fire seasons, projections for the future and approaches for decision making aimed at mitigating risk.

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تقرير حالة: الخلايا الجذعية خطوة نحو تحسين الحركة والوظائف الحسية بعد إصابة الحبل النخاعي

تقدم الخلايا الجذعية المأخوذة من دهون المريض خطوة نحو تحسين – وليس مجرد استقرار – في الحركة والوظائف الحسية لمن يعانون من إصابات في الحبل النخاعي، وذلك وفقًا لبحث أولي أجرته Mayo Clinic.

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A fragile crust protects from dust

From June 2016 to August 2018, Perry traversed the playa by bike, researching how it contributes to dust in the Salt Lake Valley’s air. In a report prepared for the Utah Department of Natural Resources and Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management, Perry details the current dust source regions on the playa and explains how declining lake levels, as well as damage to the playa, could make the problem worse.

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A New Era of Care: The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to Open in January 2020

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today celebrated the opening of a $1.5 billion state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility with government officials, members of the Boards of Overseers and Managers, and staff. Opening for patient care next month, the 750,000-square-foot building is the institution’s — and the city’s — largest freestanding cancer care facility. The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a healing community dedicated to patient-centered care, made possible by a landmark donation and a pioneering vision that signifies a new era of cancer care.

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WashU Expert: U.S. faces looming ‘future drought’ in helium

In a Dec. 10 briefing on Capitol Hill, a Washington University in St. Louis expert testified that steep price increases and “supply shocks” in helium threaten basic research in academic settings and also broader health and industry applications.“Helium is ubiquitous in our lives,” said Sophia E. Hayes, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, in written remarks to a subcommittee of the U.

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UM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CELEBRATES LONGTIME BOARD OF VISITORS CHAIR MICHAEL E. CRYOR

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, kicked off a celebration and recognition of longstanding Chair of the UMSOM’s Board of Visitors (BOV), Michael E. Cryor, President of The Cryor Group and recognized strategic counselor and public leader, for his distinguished service to the UMSOM for the past 10 years. At the celebration, Dean Reece announced that current UMSOM Board Member Cynthia L. Egan has been selected as the new Chair of the UMSOM Board.

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