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.

UMD Smith Experts Comment, Available on Elon Musk Eliminating Twitter’s ‘Days of Rest,’ Remote Work

In addition to mass layoffs, Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition reportedly includes elimination of the company’s “Days of Rest” — monthly days off for employees to recharge — and work-from-anywhere policies. Experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School…

4 science advances coming in the exascale era

To celebrate Exascale Day, Argonne highlights some of the projects poised to make scientific breakthroughs on the upcoming Aurora exascale computer. Their research explores the spread of cancer, fusion energy, brain mapping, particle physics and more.

Cleveland Clinic Names Michelle Kang Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Cleveland Clinic has appointed Michelle Kang Kim, M.D., Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition with Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute. Dr. Kim’s will start Aug. 1. She will succeed Miguel Regueiro, M.D., who has served as interim chair of the department since May 2021, following his appointment as chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute.

$1.3M to boost arts and humanities faculty in institutional leadership

The grant will expand the successful University of Utah Presidential Leadership Fellows pilot to Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University and Weber State University. The program aims to increase academic leaders from the arts and humanities who have been historically excluded from the ranks of chairs, deans and university presidents.

COVID-19 Pandemic Hastens Cleveland Clinic’s Unified Well-Being Strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for shaping a new future in healthcare. At the Cleveland Clinic, top priorities throughout the pandemic have been to support caregivers professionally and personally and to help them be their best for themselves, their fellow caregivers, patients, organizations, and communities.

UC San Diego School of Medicine Receives $2.6M for Health Equity Programs

UC San Diego School of Medicine receives $2.6M to fund their PRIME-Health Equity program and launch a new program on Native American health. These medical education programs provide financial support to medical students interested in addressing health disparities and serving local communities.

Northwestern Kellogg Professor on America’s Failure To Deliver Sufficient Vaccines Worldwide and Why It Will Cost The U.S. Its Global Leadership

MEDIA ALERT – AUGUST 23, 2021  EVANSTON, IL — “While the U.S. is trying to incentivize Americans to get vaccinated, people in developing countries are protesting a lack of access. The U.S. needs to step up its global vaccine sharing, not…

Maryland Smith Experts Available on Juneteenth’s Significance for Workplaces, Organizations

Leaders and experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to discuss Juneteenth’s significance for organizations and workplaces. They can address such underlying concepts as understanding and navigating ‘racial and gender overtones to professionalism”…

New APS Leaders Take Office for Coming Year

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce its new leadership: President Jennifer Pollock, PhD, FAPS, FAHA; President-elect Dee U. Silverthorn, PhD, FAPS, FAAA, FAAAS; and Councilors Lacy Alexander, PhD, FACSM; Margarita Curras-Collazo, PhD, FAPS; and Dexter Lee, PhD. The new officers were elected by APS membership and took office April 30, 2021.

A leader’s gender plays a role in local government sustainability policymaking

When it comes to local government, does the gender of a mayor or county executive matter in sustainability policymaking? Yes, but only in certain ways, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Study Aims to (re)Define Latino Manhood and Masculinity

Researchers explored how 34 Latino undergraduate male students defined masculinity and manhood based on their own life experiences and looked at gender socialization, leadership and transfer experiences. Study results suggest including the importance of an approach to research and practice that engages Latino undergraduate male students via leadership development and involvement that is reflective of the way Latino masculine gender identity and leadership performance is socialized within the social construct of “familismo.”