St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health: 20th Anniversary of Acute Rehabilitation Unit & One-Year Anniversary of Rehabilitation Partnership

“We are delighted to celebrate the one year anniversary of our rehabilitation clinical affiliation with St. Joseph’s Health,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Throughout the state, our rehab experts have been improving lives through their vast expertise in healing and restoring quality of life after a serious illness or traumatic episode. This affiliation has placed our advanced services closer to home for residents of Northern New Jersey.”

Argonne awarded $6 million to develop technologies for recycling nuclear fuel

Recycling used nuclear fuel makes the most of nuclear power’s carbon-free energy potential. Argonne has received major funding to develop technologies that may result in a sustainable fuel stock and a reduction in U.S. dependency on fossil fuels.

Distinguished Cancer and Stem Cell Biologist Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., Appointed Chair of Cell Biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ulrich Steidl, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in cancer and stem cell biology, has been named the chair of the department of cell biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Steidl assumes his new position as Arthur Skoultchi, Ph.D., who has led the department with distinction for 24 years, steps down from departmental leadership. Dr. Steidl is currently professor of cell biology, of oncology, and of medicine; interim director of the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine; and the Edward P. Evans Endowed Professor for Myelodysplastic Syndromes at Einstein; and deputy director of Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center (MECC) and co-director of MECC’s Blood Cancer Institute.

NIH-Funded Study Uses AI to Improve Language for Children with Cochlear Implants

A new multicenter study will use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze pre-surgical brain MRI scans to predict individual-level language outcomes in English- and Spanish-learning children up to four years after cochlear implantation. The long-term goal of the research is to customize therapy to maximize children’s hearing and language ability after receiving a cochlear implant.

United Nations Partnership – the Power of Education to Spread Mediterranean Diet as Framework for Urban Sustainable Growth – 600 School Partnership

Green Bronx Machine, Future Food Institute, Mayor of Pollica, President of ICCAR- UNESCO, and Italian coordination of the UNESCO Emblematic Communities announce LIFESTYLE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE to partner with 600 schools in Italy to promote human and planetary health via Mediterranean Diet.

Senta Georgia, PhD, Receives Hutton Rising Star Award From Fellow Beta Cell Researchers

The principal investigator in the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is being honored at WRISG—the Western Region Islet Study Group’s beta cell research meeting. Senta Georgia, PhD, first attended the Western Region Islet Study Group (WRISG) meeting as a graduate student in 2004.

Together with Missouri S&T, Saint Louis University Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Kidney Transplant Process

With a new grant that brings together engineering expertise from Missouri S&T and medical expertise from Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine, researchers are investigating how artificial intelligence can support matchmaking between donated kidneys and transplant centers to help more patients in need.

UC San Diego Awarded $8M to Expand Stem Cell Therapy Clinical Trials

UC San Diego Alpha Stem Cell Clinic awarded $8M to expand clinical trials of novel stem cell therapies. The CIRM award will advance partnerships between academic and industry experts in San Diego to expedite clinical trials for patients with difficult-to-treat diseases.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2023 AANEM Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona

American Association of Neuromuscular &
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce the 2023 AANEM Annual
Meeting, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge from
Wednesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 4, 2023. Association President, Robert W.
Irwin, MD, has chosen the plenary topic to be: Disability and NMDs: The Whole Enchilada.

Sharpen Your Ultrasound & EMG Skills at AANEM’s 2023 UltraEMG

The American Association of Neuromuscular &
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce the 2023 UltraEMG meeting,
which will be held February 14-17, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
Beach Hotel. Participants will enhance their knowledge of ultrasound (US) and
electromyography (EMG) at this exceptional event through front row, hands-on experiences.

Live From Space: USU Alumnus Astronaut Frank Rubio Takes Questions, Talks with Students

Uniformed Services University (USU) alumnus Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, a NASA astronaut, will answer a series of thought-provoking questions from students and military personnel live from the International Space Station as part of a NASA Downlink on Nov. 21.

UT Southwestern scientists among top 1% of highly cited researchers across the globe

More than 20 UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists are among the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers listed in the top 1% of researchers from across the globe

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and LifeBridge Health Partner to Establish a New Regional Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and LifeBridge Health have signed an agreement to establish a new Regional Medical Campus (RMC) for the GW SMHS MD Program. The new RMC will be based at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and home to a cohort of third and fourth year medical students who have opted to spend their clinical years there. The new campus will provide GW medical students the opportunity to train in a community-focused health system with strong emphasis on primary and continuity care in a population health environment. It is also anticipated that relationships built during their clinical training as students may lead to continued training in LifeBridge Health graduate medical education programs or as future as LifeBridge Health physicians.

Sanford Burnham Prebys selected for participation in National Cancer Institute Chemical Biology Consortium

For the third time, Sanford Burnham Prebys has been selected by the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, currently operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., supporting the NCI Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program as a Center for the Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC).

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation doubles down on commitment to end cancer with $10M gift

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a $10 million gift to the James P. Allison Institute from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation and Andrew “Andy” Sabin, a senior member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors (BOV). The gift is the philanthropist’s second multimillion-dollar commitment to MD Anderson in less than 10 years.