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DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital announced today the formation of the Wright State University & Premier Health Partners Neuroscience Institute to speed the transfer of research discoveries from bench to bedside, improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders such as stroke. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Eric Fingerhut joined Wright State University and Miami Valley Hospital officials in making the announcement. This major public-private initiative partners the Dayton region's strongest biomedical research institution with the clinical resources of the region's leading hospital system to create the WSU & PHP Neuroscience Institute. Miami Valley Hospital has made a major investment of $4.35 million over five years to crea... (more)

OmniTI Helps Oregon Health & Science University Increase Web Site Performance with Apache Traffic Server

OmniTI a provider of web infrastructures and applications for companies that require scalable, high-performance, mission critical solutions, today announced it provided strategic consulting services and developed an Apache Traffic Server plugin for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). As part of the project OHSU contributed the Apache plugin back to the Open Source Community so that other companies can now benefit from the functionality it provides. The plugin accommodates for “stale-while-revalidate” and “stale-if-error” cache control extensions, reducing latency and improving content serving consistency. OHSU is a leading health and research university that strives for excellence in patient care, education and research, and community service. It cares for more than 235,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing ... (more)

Hundreds of Events and Activities Mark The Celebration of Men's Health Month in June

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National health leaders and local communities celebrate and promote June as Men's Health Month, which is a special awareness period to help educate men, boys and their families about the importance of positive health attitudes and preventive health practices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100604/DC16079LOGO) "We advocate and promote the health and well-being of men and boys in America and worldwide year around. However, the month of June highlights our mission the most, as many more organizations and groups of individuals turn their attention to the health of men and boys," said Ana Fadich, MHN Vice President. "We invite all men to take advantage of the many health screenings and other health directed activities, which are taking place in June in their communities -- if not for their own sake, then out... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Breast Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Divorce, More

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Online... (more)

Poarch Band of Creek Indians and University of South Alabama Launch Native American Studies Program; Tribal Leaders Donate $500,000 to Education of History and Culture

MOBILE, Ala., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of South Alabama and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians have announced the creation of a Native American studies program that will focus on the history, culture and modern life of the Tribe, along with others in the Southeast and across the United States. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Native American Studies Program will be funded, in part, by a $500,000 gift from the Escambia County, Ala., Tribe. "We are thrilled to make this opportunity available to USA students so they will be able to further their education in Native American studies," said Buford L. Rolin, tribal chairman of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. "The Tribal Council realizes how important quality education is, and for students to have the opportunity to learn about our history and culture at the University of South Alabama will only enhance... (more)

HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care Sponsors Continuing Medical Education Program at LifeBridge Health

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a program of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, is providing an educational grant to support a continuing medical education program for certified athletic trainers that has been developed by The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at LifeBridge Health (BSI) in Baltimore. The brainchild of Dennis Rivenburgh, MS, ATC, PA-C, of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program at the BSI, the workshops provide continuing healthcare education to the professionals who care for Baltimore-area high school and college student-athletes and professional athletes during practices and games. HeadFirst's sponsorship will allow LifeBridge Health to provide expert instructors to teach a variety of health and safety topics free of charge to local trainers, who will earn two c... (more)

Southwest Airlines Introduces Heart of the Community

DALLAS, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today a multi-year commitment to Placemaking – a movement that reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community. Through the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, the airline will revitalize and activate public spaces in the hearts of American cities in partnership with the pioneering nonprofit organization behind Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces (PPS). Building upon successful pilot projects in Detroit, Mich., and Providence, R.I., in 2013, Southwest and PPS will help transform multiple public spaces in 2014 with the intent to expand the Heart of the Community program and support dozens of public spaces through Placemaking projects in the years to come. For more than 30 years, Placemaking has sparked social, economic, and environmental benefits in communities... (more)

Equine Rescue Groups Compete to Help At-Risk Horses on ASPCA Help a Horse Day, April 26

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced participants in its 2014 ASPCA Help a Horse Day grants contest, a nationwide competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving year-round work they do to care for local at-risk horses who've been abused, neglected or find themselves homeless. Participating rescue groups will be competing for the chance to win one of five $10,000 grant prizes to assist their efforts to protect horses. Contestants will be judged on the creativity of their events, as well as their ability to engage the local community. "Equine rescues and sanctuaries that step in to care for these horses give them a much-deserved new lease on life," said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. "We were so ... (more)

NTT Communications to Host and Sponsor NANOG 61 in Bellevue, WA

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced it is the host of NANOG 61, taking place in Bellevue, WA, June 2-4. NTT Com has also committed to being a Diamond Sponsor of NANOG, extending its sponsorship support to upcoming events including NANOG 62 and NANOG 63, scheduled in Baltimore, MD, and San Antonio, TX, respectively. In recognition of NANOG’s 20th year celebration event, NTT Com is providing 100G connectivity to all attendees in a joint effort with other leading technology companies. This also marks a milestone for NANOG as it is the largest amount of bandwidth capacity ever to be delivered to one of NANOG’s largest events, with more than 800 registered attendees. The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is an association for Internet engineering a... (more)

Mississauga Dental Practice Expands Services by Adding Orthodontist to Team

MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/14 -- Meadowvale Dental Centre has recently added an orthodontist to the team of dental specialists at their Mississauga dental practice. Meadowvale Dental Centre is a Mississauga, ON dental office that offers a comprehensive range of oral health services, from cosmetic dentistry to dental implants and teeth extractions. In an effort to expand the beneficial treatments they provide, their team has recently been expanded by the addition of orthodontist Andrea Heckler, DMD, MSc, FRCD. Meadowvale's primary dentist, Dr. Vikas Soota is excited to welcome Dr. Heckler to his family of experienced dental professionals. He states, "With Dr. Heckler's background in orthodontics, we are able to offer patients in our community the benefit of an expanded list of high-quality oral health services, which now include treatments to address i... (more)

Nearly 12,000 Greyhounds Injured at Failing Dog Tracks in the U.S.

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Humane groups GREY2K USA and the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today released the first-ever national report on greyhound racing in the United States. The detailed report chronicles thousands of greyhound injuries and hundreds of greyhound deaths in the seven states where greyhound tracks still operate. The report, titled "High Stakes," is being mailed today to state lawmakers and opinion leaders to urge them to pass greyhound protection legislation and bring an end to this inherently cruel 'sport'. "For the first time, both the humane and economic costs of this cruel industry are documented for all to see," said Christine Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA. "Taxpayers are losing money, states are doling out millions in annual subsidies, and gentle greyhounds continue to die as p... (more)