Cloud-optimization company, Exotanium, secures $5M seed funding to offer customers cloud savings

Exotanium, a cloud resource optimization and management company, completed a $5 million seed funding round led by Walden International and Nepenthe Capital LLC. This latest round of funding builds on an exceptional year for Exotanium, which has seen an increase in demand for cloud-optimization solutions as organizations continue to shift their operations online and search for high-quality, budget-friendly cloud management solutions.

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Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel to Receive The Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico

This is the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican Government to individuals and organizations that have stood out for their work in favor of the empowerment of the Mexican diaspora and helped to “open the path” for the new Mexican American and Latino generations.

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UCI announces employee, student back-to-campus plans

Irvine, Calif., April 20, 2021 — Taking what it has learned from remote work and learning practices over the past 15 months, the University of California, Irvine will begin instituting back-to-campus plans for employees and students that will include hybrid workplaces and flexible coursework. The transition back to campus will be managed in phases starting July 1, with the university being fully operational in person by Sept.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Unveils New PhD Concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will offer a new PhD concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine (AIET) as part of its PhD in Biomedical Sciences program. Hayit Greenspan, PhD and Alan C. Seifert, PhD are the newly appointed AIET Co-Directors. Application will be open from late August through December 1, 2021 for enrollment in the fall of 2022.

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Virtual Health Pilot Program Expands for Salado ISD Students and Families

The innovative virtual health pilot program is designed to facilitate care for elementary and middle school students by connecting the school nurse, the child’s parent or guardian, and a Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center provider via a video visit.

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Registration Opens for ADCES21 Virtual Annual Conference: The Largest Conference Dedicated to Diabetes, Prediabetes and Cardiometabolic Care

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists opened registration today for the ADCES21 Virtual Annual Conference, taking place Thursday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 15. The four-day conference focuses on topics impacting diabetes, prediabetes and cardiometabolic care including COVID-19 management, diabetes technology and therapeutics, new models of care and self-management behaviors.

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CUR Health Sciences Division Announces 2021 Mentor Awardees

The Health Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Mentor Awards, which honor exceptional mentoring and advising by higher education faculty across all subdivisions of health sciences.

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CUR Health Sciences Division Announces 2021 NCUR Presentation Awardees

CUR’s Health Sciences Division announces the 2021 recipients of its NCUR Presentation Awards. The awards cover the cost of registration for undergraduates presenting original research at the 2021 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

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CUR Psychology Division Announces 2021 Psychology Research Awardees

The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Psychology Research Awards. The recipients are undergraduate students conducting original psychological research, who receive awards of up to $500 per project.

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CUR Arts and Humanities Division Announces 2021 Student Scholarship Recipients

The Arts and Humanities Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its student scholarships. The scholarships—a maximum of $300 each—support undergraduate student research and creative inquiry projects at any stage of development.

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CUR Social Sciences Division Announces 2021 Undergraduate Conference Presentation Awardee

The Social Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipient of its Undergraduate Conference Presentation Award. The recipient is an undergraduate student presenting original research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting.

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Montana State’s Gregory Young Selected as the 2021 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee

Gregory Young, professor in the School of Music at Montana State University in Bozeman, has been selected as the 2021 CUR-Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee. The award consists of a plaque and $1,000 for the recipient’s work with undergraduate researchers.

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Fetal intervention research team studies new regenerative patch as treatment for spina bifida

A fetal intervention team led by Ramesha Papanna, MD, MPH, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has received a $3.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for preclinical research on a new approach to repair spina bifida in utero.

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University of Colorado Inter-campus Collaboration Wins R01 Award for Salivary Gland Cancer

Two University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have received a five-year R01 Award for $497,893 per year from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a potential new drug treatment for salivary gland cancer. The award is part of an inter-campus collaboration between Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD, co-leader of the Developmental Therapeutics Program, and Tin Tin Su, PhD, co-leader of the Molecular and Cellular Oncology Program.

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Hal S. Stern is named UCI provost and executive vice chancellor

Irvine, Calif., April 16, 2021 — Hal S. Stern, former dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences and founding chair of the Department of Statistics, has been appointed provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, effective immediately. He will report to Chancellor Howard Gillman.

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UGA to establish national NIH-funded center to fight flu

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research (CIDER). The contract will provide $1 million in first-year funding and is expected to be supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, for seven years and up to approximately $92 million.

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Wake Forest School of Medicine Begins Study to Test New Mask for Healthcare Workers

Open Standard Industries, Inc. (OSI), manufacturer of the OSR-M1 non-valved reusable elastomeric face mask, is pleased to formally announce the launch of its first Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved user feasibility study. The trial is being led by the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. Recruitment in the study is underway, and enrollment is expected to be completed by May 28, 2021.

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UNC Researchers Receive $3.74 Million to Create Injectable Technology for Contraception, HIV Prevention

The lab of Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, has received a $3.74 million grant over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will fund the creation of an injectable that will provide long-acting protection for women against sexually transmitted pathogens and prevent pregnancy, but is also removable.

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Department of Energy to Provide $10 Million for Research on Data Reduction for Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for foundational research to address the challenges of managing and processing the increasingly massive data sets produced by today’s scientific instruments, facilities, and supercomputers in order to facilitate more efficient analysis.

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Ithaca College Launches High-Demand Physician Assistant Program for Fast-Growing Profession

Ithaca College is recruiting the first class for its new M.S. in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program, designed to attract students who come from undergraduate pre-health profession programs such as health sciences, exercise science, athletic training, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and psychology.

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Latest COVID Wave Fills Beds, Hammers Michigan ER Workers

Michigan Medicine’s adult and pediatric emergency rooms are experiencing a surge in positive COVID cases and hospitalizations. Younger patients are being admitted and Michigan is seeing a spread of the B.1.1.7 variant. Physicians are again asking the public for help to save lives and keep the ICUs from hitting capacity.

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MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY FELLOW

David C. Martin, the Karl W. and Renate Böer Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) “for the design, synthesis, and characterization of conjugated polymers for interfacing electronic biomedical devices with living tissue; and for service to the MRS and broader materials community.”

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Penn Medicine Awarded Nearly $7 Million for First Year of Contract to Study Influenza Viruses

Penn Medicine has been selected as one of five sites across the country to serve as a Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (CEIRR), with the goal of better understanding influenza viruses around the world along with learning about the viral strains that have the potential to cause pandemics. Penn Medicine has been awarded nearly $7 million in first-year funding.

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NCCN Foundation Announces Awards for Rising Cancer Research Leaders

National Comprehensive Cancer Network announces recipients of 2021 NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Awards; projects from early-career investigators to advance research in cancer prevention, racial disparities in screening, immunotherapy, new insights in radiotherapy, and CAR T-cell therapy.

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