OADN & AACN Secure No-Cost Access to COVID-19 Screening Solution Until Vaccines Become Widely AvailableRead more
The Federation of State Medical Boards is launching a virtual education program on topics of interest to the world of medical regulation. The series will feature six presentations from experts on topics such as physician sexual misconduct, consumer empowerment in health care, telemedicine developments as a result of COVID-19, physician stress and burnout, and implicit bias.Read more
Emerging data shows more risk of asymptomatic transmission and reinfection with COVID than previously thought. Experts will discuss these findings and what are the implications for managing the pandemic. Media are invited to attend and ask questions.Read more
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has appointed Barbara Harrison, who has 19 years of experience in recruiting, to a new position spearheading PPPL’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.Read more
The University of Texas at El Paso was awarded $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to shed light on how the combined function of neural circuits impacts specific behaviors in humans. The study will seek to identify and characterize glycinergic neurons in the basal ganglia, a brain area that participates in initiation of voluntary movements and cognitive functions such as emotion, vision and some forms of memory.Read more
The Dr. Philip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Health System launches newly named Skin of Color Division led by a three-physician team – all women of color. Only a handful of dermatology programs across the country have so many physicians specializing in skin of color care.Read more
Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc. (“TTCI”) will team up with McMaster engineers and biochemists to move a promising new food-safety technology from the lab to the marketplace.Read more
An interim chief executive officer (CEO) has been named for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center while a search is underway to replace John Fromhold, who recently announced his retirement. Tim O’Brien, Mountainside chief operating officer (COO), will serve as interim CEO beginning July 9.Read more
The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $65 million in grants to support research that will advance safe, reliable, and clean nuclear energy. Among those projects are two led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which received a combined total of $1.2 million.Read more
Polycraft World, a modification of the video game Minecraft, was developed by University of Texas at Dallas researchers to teach chemistry and engineering. Now the game that allows players to build virtual worlds is serving as the foundation for federal research to develop smarter artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
UT Dallas researchers received a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to use Polycraft World to simulate dynamic and unexpected events that can be used to train AI systems — computer systems that emulate human cognition — to adapt to the unpredictable. The simulated scenarios could include changing weather or unfamiliar terrain. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have added the threat of an infectious disease outbreak.
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Y. Rula, PhD, as the new executive director of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® (HPI). Dr. Rula will oversee HPI’s entire extensive research portfolio in the areas of utilization, health policy, access and quality, and alternative healthcare models.Read more
The National Institutes of Health has renewed a five-year grant for $5 million for the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation and Training (AR3T) to continue its work expanding scientific knowledge, expertise and methodologies focused on science and regenerative medicine.Read more