Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and Aruvant Sciences Forge New Partnership to Educate Around Gene Therapy

HANOVER, Md. and NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) and Aruvant Sciences are proud to announce a new partnership to create educational programs to increase awareness of gene therapy as a potential curative treatment option for sickle cell disease patients. This collaboration will help SCDAA continue to deliver on its mission, while assisting Aruvant in learning more about the needs of sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. Under the agreement, Aruvant will collaborate with SCDAA to host local and national educational events and develop materials for a public-awareness campaign.

“In partnership with SCDAA, we are working to educate patients about gene therapy, while gaining critical insights from the patient community for our ARU-1801 SCD development program,” said Will Chou, M.D., chief executive officer (CEO) of Aruvant. “Now is a perfect time to work with SCDAA to educate the community about gene therapy

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California Primary Care Association and Capital Impact Partners Launch $25 Million COVID Response Loan Fund for Community Health Centers | News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — California’s community health centers (CHCs) are facing significant lost revenue as a result of business disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, CHCs are incurring unforeseen costs to implement technology for virtual health consultations. The impacts of the pandemic have been further exacerbated for many CHCs by the wildfires plaguing the state.

To bridge this cash flow gap, the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and Capital Impact Partners have launched the $25 million CPCA COVID Response Loan Fund to provide flexible financing for CHCs. Fund investors include the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation, and UnitedHealth Group.

It is a vital need, as CHCs not only serve one-in-six Californians, but also a predominate number of patients who fall below the federal poverty level.  California CHCs

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California Primary Care Association and Capital Impact Partners Launch $25 Million COVID Response Loan Fund for Community Health Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — California’s community health centers (CHCs) are facing significant lost revenue as a result of business disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, CHCs are incurring unforeseen costs to implement technology for virtual health consultations. The impacts of the pandemic have been further exacerbated for many CHCs by the wildfires plaguing the state.

To bridge this cash flow gap, the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and Capital Impact Partners have launched the $25 million CPCA COVID Response Loan Fund to provide flexible financing for CHCs. Fund investors include the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation, and UnitedHealth Group.

It is a vital need, as CHCs not only serve one-in-six Californians, but also a predominate number of patients who fall below the federal poverty level.  California CHCs

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Rochester Education Association endorses school board candidates

The Rochester Education Association has endorsed three of the candidates running for the Rochester School Board.

The association is the union representing teachers of Rochester Public Schools. The endorsed candidates include Don Barlow, Jess Garcia and Karen MacLaughlin. Of the three, Barlow is the only incumbent.

“We had six very strong, strong candidates,” REA President Dan Kuhlman said. “I can’t say enough of how difficult a decision it was.”

Rochester School Board Candidate Dr. Jessica R. Garcia (Contributed photo)

Rochester School Board Candidate Dr. Jessica R. Garcia (Contributed photo)

The REA committee making the endorsements consisted of a handful of the organization’s members. As part of the endorsement process, the committee screened the candidates to learn about their positions and experience.

Kuhlman said the committee looked at the candidates’ ability to address student needs. He referenced Garcia’s work as a clinical psychologist and how that would be beneficial to the district’s stance on mental health. He referenced MacLaughlin’s work with

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NTT Training Announces New Partnership with International Association of Electrical Inspectors

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NTT Training is proud to announce a new partnership with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) which designates NTT as an approved nationwide training provider to deliver IAEI’s industry-leading content via Live Online Training. “IAEI trusts NTT with their content because they value our expert instructors and learn-by-doing philosophy,” says NTT Product Manager Cormack McCarthy. These new joint course offerings include:

  • Analysis of Changes-2020 NEC
  • Analysis of Changes-2017 NEC
  • Analysis of Changes-2014 NEC
  • Soares Grounding and Bonding Requirements
  • Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • One- and Two-Family Dwelling Electrical Systems
  • Motors and Transformer Installations
  • Article 680-Swimming Pools and Similar Installations
  • Common Code Calculations
  • Electrical Service Requirements
  • NFPA 70E-Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Electrical Requirements for Health Care Facilities
  • NEC Essentials (Overview of the NEC)
  • Photovoltaic (PV) System Requirements
  • Commercial Installations and Inspection Requirements

In addition, NTT Training plans to offer these classes at

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Three MSU employees recognized by national professional and continuing education association

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Athena Owen Nagel (Photo by Russ Houston)
Studio portrait of Kiley Forsythe
Kiley Forsythe (Photo by Beth Wynn)
Studio portrait of Mark Jimerson
Mark Jimerson (Photo by Beth Wynn)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—One faculty member in Mississippi State’s Department of Geosciences and two employees in the Center for Distance Education are being honored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

UPCEA is honoring Athena Owen Nagel with this year’s UPCEA South Region Professional, Continuing and Online Educator Award. This award is given to instructors who have distinguished scholarship and notable applied research through outstanding programs and teaching. An MSU faculty member for 11 years, Owen Nagel has taught courses such as geographic information systems and geology online for the length of her tenure. She is also a university recipient of the Center for Distance Education’s 2020 Online Teaching Award.

Kiley Forsythe is the recipient of the UPCEA South Region Emerging Professional, Continuing and Online Education Leader Award, recognizing

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Black American Music Association and Voting Rights Are Civil Rights Initiative Align to Educate Minority Voters and Combat Voter Suppression

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Black American Music Association (BAM), has announced a partnership with the Voting Rights Are Civil Rights Initiative. The effort is specifically focused on protecting the vote in 14 swing states and 54 counties with high African American and Latino populations. 

BAM and the Voting Rights Are Civil Rights Initiative have aligned with several entertainment industry groups, community organizations, activists and former election commissioners. Together the coalition is focusing on three main initiatives – recruiting GenZ to help staff the polls; educating people on their legal rights so they can make sure their votes are counted and how to address voter suppression and intimidation. To accomplish this, they are recruiting and training poll workers; providing unique information from professional election administrators and providing information and tools to fight voter suppression tactics and intimidation. 

The first initiative, which is already underway, includes

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The BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION (BAM) has a partnered with the “VOTING RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS” initiative.


The objective is to protect the vote in the 14 swing states and 54 counties with high African American and Latino populations.


BAM Co-Founder DEMMETTE GUIDRY said, “In the past four months we’ve seen the power of the youth when they stand up and make themselves heard. This is the next step in harnessing the power of the streets in conjunction with the industry and artist community to not only make change on the national level, but also on the state and local levels.


“Something we are committed to pursuing over the next several years. Through working in coalition with our artists, industry executives and election officials we can transform our cultural relevance into community relevance

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National Association of Special Education Teachers Teams Up with Public Consulting Group to Improve IEP Goals and Objectives through EDPlanTM

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As schools grapple with increased federal mandates, reduced budgets, and compounding student needs due to COVID-19, Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) has partnered with the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) to offer an extensive bank of individualized education program (IEP) goals and objectives as a support to special education teachers and service providers across the country.

The announcement follows this summer’s launch of PCG’s most recent version of EDPlan. EDPlan is the most used special education data management and planning software in the United States. The NASET library, coupled with EDPlan’s tools, helps school professionals create compliant IEPs with S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goals.

“Given the impact of COVID-19 school closures and shifts in federal IDEA legislation in recent years, districts today face the challenge of more clearly demonstrating that

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Simpson’s paper accepted by North American Association for Philosophy of Education

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Tim Simpson, professor and chair of the Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education (FGSE) at Morehead State University, along with co-author and retired Hillsdale College professor Dr. Jon Fennell, had their paper, “Epistemological Foundations of Liberal Education for Democratic Life” accepted by the North American Association for Philosophy of Education (NAAPE) to be presented in Fall 2020 via remote session.  


NAAPE allows scholars worldwide that work in both education and philosophy a forum to address the practical challenges of teaching and learning.  


“We seek to explore the epistemological foundations of liberal education and the purpose and meaning of education for democratic life through the work of renown philosopher of education Harry S. Broudy and world-class scientist and philosopher Michael Polanyi,” Simpson said. “I am delighted to represent Morehead State University at a premier, national philosophy of

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