Dascena Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with Key Appointments and Promotion

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Dascena Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with Key Appointments and Promotion Local NewsBusiness HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Dascena, Inc., a machine learning diagnostic algorithm company that is targeting early disease intervention to improve patient care outcomes, today announced it is expanding its leadership team with the C-suite appointments of Jim Wingrove, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer and David H. Ledbetter, Ph.D., as Chief Clinical Officer. Jonathan Roberts has been awarded the title of Chief Growth Officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Jim and David to the Dascena executive leadership team. In addition, Jonathan has earned this promotion through his leadership and significant contributions in helping advance Dascena to where we are today. As we build out our predictive algorithm roadmap, they each will play an integral role in our future success,” said Ritankar Das, Chief Executive Officer of Dascena. “Jim’s expertise in research and lab leadership will position Dascena for significant growth and execution in diagnostics and overall scientific strategy. David’s disciplined clinical strategy and research experience will be essential as we continue to explore the application of our algorithms and the impact they may have on healthcare systems and patients around the globe.” Jim is responsible for the management of Dascena’s R&D and CLIA labs, as well as for guiding overall scientific strategy. Jim brings over 25 years of experience in molecular genetics and genomics. Prior to Dascena, Jim was Vice President of R&D at DotLab, where he established the company’s R&D and CLIA labs. Prior to DotLab, Jim was Vice President of technical operations at CardioDx, where he was a co-inventor of the company’s lead diagnostic product and led multiple groups, including R&D and the company’s CLIA/CAP/NYS lab. Jim was a Life Science Research Foundation Fellow in the biochemistry and biophysics department at UCSF and completed his doctoral research in biochemistry at UCLA. He is an author of numerous scientific publications, including articles in Cell, Science and Nature. David is a clinical strategy leader at Dascena focusing on new products, health systems partnerships and research. David joins Dascena from Geisinger where he was the founding Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President and built one of the largest genomics and precision health programs in the world. Prior to Geisinger, David was a professor of human genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. Earlier in his career, he was a professor and founding chair in the department of human genetics at the University of Chicago’s School of Medicine and Branch Chief, Diagnostic Development Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. David is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics as a clinical laboratory geneticist and is a highly accomplished researcher, authoring over 300 peer-reviewed publications. He completed his undergraduate work at Tulane University and his Ph.D., in psychology (behavioral genetics) at The University of Texas at Austin. About Dascena Dascena is developing machine learning algorithms to enable early disease intervention and improve care outcomes for patients. For more information, visit dascena.com. Follow us on LinkedIn. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005203/en/ CONTACT: Dan Budwick, 1AB [email protected] KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SCIENCE SOFTWARE RESEARCH MANAGED CARE HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY GENETICS SOURCE: Dascena, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005203/encenter_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter Previous articleInsurity Releases “Workers’ Compensation Industry Trends” Report Based on Valen Data Consortium InsightsNext articleLively Releases 2020 Data Showing Volatile Healthcare Spending Due to COVID-19 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter TAGS  last_img read more

Miami Beach lawyer works tirelessly to eliminate barriers

first_imgMiami Beach lawyer works tirelessly to eliminate barriers Miami Beach lawyer works tirelessly to eliminate barriers From where Edward Resnick sits in his wheelchair, the world can be pretty insensitive to the plight of the disabled and downright ignorant of the law. During Christmas of 1954, four years after graduating from the University of Florida law school, as he tells it, “I came down with polio at the age of 28.” In his hometown of Miami Beach, this banking and real estate lawyer routinely was thrown out of movie theaters with his child and her friends, because his wheelchair blocked the aisle. To enjoy the exciting renaissance of South Beach’s dilapidated old hotels into glitzy night spots, he would have to depend on the heft of four waiters to carry him up the steps so he could dine in an Ocean Drive restaurant with his wife. When the Lincoln Mall went through its extensive rejuvenation, as chair of the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Barrier Free Environment Committee, he went to all the government’s public meetings. He spoke on the importance of making sure access for the handicapped was included in renovation plans, only to watch one restaurant after another open with tables so close together he couldn’t maneuver his way around or restrooms impossible for him to roll to. Finally, in 1998, he grew impatient trying to work through slow or unresponsive government and put his legal expertise to use bringing lawsuits that force businesses and corporations to abide by the Americans with Disabilities Act that passed in 1990 and went into effect in January 1992. With Phyllis Resnick, his wife of 50 years, at his side, together they run a “mom and pop” not-for-profit corporation called Access Now, Inc., from their Miami Beach apartment. Five days a week, they serve as unpaid volunteers, providing oversight to nine law firms who agree to take on class-action lawsuits on a contingency basis. “This will pave our way to heaven, if there is one,” Edward Resnick says of his highly personal pro bono work. “It’s an overwhelming satisfaction to go down the street and see places you’ve managed, through one way or another, to make compliant, and know that anyone who wants to go there and is disabled will find that it finally complies with the ADA.” Phyllis Resnick, who is not a lawyer, says she loves the law, adding, “We’ve settled every case we’ve filed. We’ve never had to go to trial.” “The lawyers do a very good job,” said Edward Resnick, a member of the Bar’s Public Interest Law Section. “We use only the brightest and the best.” Currently, there is one class-action lawsuit certified against HCA hospitals (formerly known as Columbia) seeking to get approximately 450 hospitals nationwide in compliance with the ADA. Another recent victory was when the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that their lawsuit against Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ship lines could go forward, with the finding that the ADA does apply to cruise ships, even though they are foreign-flagged. Shocked to find out that areas of Disney World in Orlando do not have wheelchair ramps to restrooms, they’ve taken on Mickey Mouse, as well as Dade County’s Pro Player Stadium. And they are currently negotiating with Burdine’s and Macy’s in Florida and Lord and Taylor throughout the nation to bring the large department store chains into compliance. To the lawyers out there reading this, Edward Resnick sends this message: “The most frustrating thing I find is the lack of knowledge and professionalism on the part of lawyers who represent the defendant. They don’t know anything about the ADA. “If they don’t know anything about the ADA and don’t send the case to someone who does, they do nothing but build up fees which do nothing for anybody. One of my consultants who is one of the best in the country always says, `An ADA matter costs just as much to comply as the defendants want it to.’ If you’re sued, get your inspection report, sit down with the plaintiff and settle it.” While suing and settling cases to bring businesses into compliance with the ADA is their immediate goal, the Resnicks say their ultimate goal is this: “To sufficiently spread the word whereby public accommodations will make the necessary alterations on their own to comply with the law, instead of the prevalent attitude of waiting for someone to catch up with them.” To learn more the Resnicks’ work, take a look at their website: www.adaaccessnow.org. September 15, 2000 Regular Newslast_img

SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $69,959 INTO THURSDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL PROJECTED TO EXCEED $250,000

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2016)–There were no winning Pick Six tickets on Sunday at Santa Anita, creating a Pick Six carryover of $69,959 into Thursday.  Track officials project Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $250,000.With no live racing in Southern California on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, first post time for a nine-race program on Thursday is at 1 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.comlast_img read more

Chelsea v Sunderland: Terry starts

first_imgJohn Terry starts for Chelsea in the Blues captain’s farewell at Stamford Bridge.Terry, who is leaving at the end of the season, is partnered at the back by David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta for the newly-crowned champions’ final home match of the campaign..Gary Cahill is on the bench, as are Pedro and Nemanja Matic. Diego Costa is among those returning to the starting line-up.There is no Jermain Defoe for relegated Sunderland, who are without 11 injured players and make a number of changes.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Terry; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Costa, HazardSubs: Begovic, Zouma, Cahill, Chalobah, Matic, Pedro, Batshuayi.Sunderland: Pickford, Jones, Manquillo, Rodwell, Oviedo, Lescott, Larsson, Cattermole, Januzaj, Borini.Subs: Mannone, Asoro, Love, Maja, Embleton, Gibson, Gooch.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA small claims courts on the increase

first_img26 April 2013 South Africa has set up 67 new small claims courts since April 2010, including 16 new courts in the last 12 months, bringing to 263 the total number of such courts in the country, says Justice Minister Jeff Radebe. Small claims courts handle minor civil disputes involving claims of not more than R12 000 in an informal manner without representation by an attorney, allowing the public easier access to justice. Responding to a question in the National Assembly in Cape Town earlier this month, Radebe said the government aimed to establish a small claims court in each of the country’s 387 magisterial districts. “This is a strategic approach we embarked on several years ago, and it has been very successful in extending access to justice to all the people in South Africa – even those in remote rural areas,” Radebe said, adding that 77% of small claims courts had been set up in rural areas. Last week, the Cabinet welcomed the establishment of a small claims court at the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto, describing it as “a significant milestone in our quest to ensure access to justice for all South Africans”. Since its first sitting in August, the Protea Small Claims Court has received 550 applications and finalised 181 matters. Other small claims courts set up in the last year include courts in Aberdeen, Fort Beaufort, Kirkwood, Motherwell and Victoria East in the Eastern Cape, Brandfort and Jagersfontein in the Free State, Westonaria in Gauteng, Alfred, Glencoe and Ntuzuma in Kwazulu-Natal, Malamulele and Northam in Limpopo, Carolina and Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga, and Koster in North West province. Radebe said Deputy Justice Minister Andries Nel had recently approved the establishment of new small claims courts in Elliot in the Eastern Cape and Ngotshe in KwaZulu-Natal, and was considering courts for Madikwe in North West, Middledrift in the Eastern Cape and Msinga in KwaZulu-Natal. He added that the department was using community outreach activities in conjuction with community radio stations to educate the public about the small claims courts. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Opportunities for profit in 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Trade, currency and geopolitical issues are putting much uncertainty in an already wavering commodity market, but one analyst says he still believes there will be opportunities for farmers to use the black pen this year when looking at their bottom line. Finalizing crop insurance will be a major factor in getting to that positive outcome.“Farmers need to utilize these products to protect themselves and get to a profitable level,” said Mike Zuzolo from Global Commodity Analytics. “The last thing a farmer wants this year is to have more uncertainty and worry after they plant, versus before they plant.”That is why Zuzolo is advising his clients to make hedging a priority. He says that seed technology, fertilizer and weed control are all very important to the farm plan, but marketing needs to be right at the top of the list.“The U.S. dollar is going to be even more important this year, in terms of what commodity upside we could have,” Zuzolo said. “A year ago, the soybeans were in the midst of a sharp rally because the dollar was going down, crude oil was sharply higher, we had South American weather and China was rebuilding their hog herd after severe flooding. We have some of those elements again this winter, but not all of them.”Early talks about the 2017 planting decision are pointing to corn needing to buy back acres, or more currently about soybeans selling some. Zuzolo believes the majority of the corn acres never left in the first place.“West of the Mississippi River I am seeing a massive discount on basis, up to 75 to 85 cents negative in the western Corn Belt,” Zuzolo said. “There is just no way that cash flows, so corn is still holding on to acres, especially given the recent soybean slide.”Looking well past 2017, China’s new Silk Road Initiative is also on Zuzolo’s mind. This move will look to strengthen Chinese trade, investment and infrastructure with more than 60 countries across Asia, Europe and East Africa.“I think this will become a very powerful, potentially strong demand-consumption initiative that is going to span the next 30 years,” Zuzolo said. “The Chinese are looking to spend $8 trillion in trying to develop those neighboring markets with commodity-intensive infrastructure projects and it’s certainly something that I will be keeping an eye on.”Zuzolo spoke in northwest Ohio at crop insurance meetings hosting by Williamson Insurance in early February.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Mike Zuzolo about if he believes there are profit opportunities for 2017.Zeus Articlelast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Irving debuts Kyrie 3 ‘Celtics’ in season-opener

first_imgIrving donned what happened to be the first Celtics-inspired colorway of his third Nike sneaker and it featured shamrocks on the green toebox.Kyrie Irving laces up the “Shamrock” Nike Kyrie 3 PE during @celtics shootaroundFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout🎥 @NBA pic.twitter.com/tP0DRdeWcs— B/R Kicks (@br_kicks) October 17, 2017 CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics tries to get around Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPKyrie Irving has fully embraced the Boston lore.In the Celtics’ season opener against Irving’s former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, a new player exclusive of the Nike Kyrie 3 emerged.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president San Sebastian forces three-way tie for last Final 4 berth BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City A gold Swoosh brings the pop on the primarily black shoe while electric green pods appear on the outsole.Irving once said that Boston is a “real, live sports city” as per the Associated Press.“A lot of different cultures, food, and people. You get it all, especially in Boston. You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contact

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse says he left baffled by the ref’s decision to wave away a penalty claim in defeat to Manchester City.With the scores level and half time approaching, Ward-Prowse was denied a penalty when he was nudged by City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko in the box, before cruelly deflecting Raheem Sterling’s low cross past Alex McCarthy just moments later.“I was disappointed not to get it,” he said of the spot-kick. “It was a good ball from Jack (Stephens) and I knew that if I took my first touch across him I could get into the box.“When there was contact and it’s impeding my chances of scoring, I had to go down. “The referee says there was contact but didn’t give the penalty, which didn’t make any sense. He’d have to book me for simulation, which he didn’t, so no decision was made.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWatching Pogba? Man Utd striker Lukaku: France didn’t deserve to reach World Cup final

first_imgWatching Pogba? Man Utd striker Lukaku: France didn’t deserve to reach World Cup finalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku admits Belgium’s World Cup semifinal defeat to France still burns.Lukaku has no doubt they blew a great chance of being world champions last summer.”We did not have room in the system that we played at that time. The final whistle was terrible. We lost the game of our lives against a team that did not really deserve to move on to the final,” said the 25-year-old to RTBF.”Yes, they became world champions, congratulations, but actually it was the moment to play the final for this generation.” TagsWorld CupAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more