Maryland Press Release
|07/02/2020 - 09:40||
Michael Lapthorn Named as New Chief of Design for National Gallery of Art, Washington
Washington, DC—The National Gallery of Art announced today the appointment of Michael Lapthorn as chief of design. Lapthorn is currently the exhibition designer at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), where he has been creating innovative installations and exhibition design since 2014. Prior to Mia, Lapthorn was an exhibition designer and manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for nine years. When Lapthorn begins his tenure on July 20, he will become the Gallery's third chief of design since the museum opened in 1941 and will succeed Mark Leithauser, who retired on July 1.
|07/02/2020 - 09:04||
Blake Medical Center RNs Protest Unsafe Protections as COVID-19 Surges
With cases of the coronavirus pandemic surging across the state, Registered Nurses at HCA’s Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, FL will protest Friday to voice alarm at what they call unsafe protections for registered nurses, other health care workers and patients.
|07/02/2020 - 00:54||
FTI Consulting Expands Economic Consulting Segment with the Appointment of Two Senior Managing Directors in Germany
Mr Ziehms lives in London and will divide his time between London and the FTI Consulting office in Frankfurt . Dr Lohwasser will be based in Munich . At FTI Consulting , they will focus on expert witness services such as quantification of damages, complex valuations or accounting issues in the context of international arbitration and litigation proceedings, with an emphasis on the German market.
|07/01/2020 - 09:15||
Columbia and Penn to Offer Summer High School Coding Boot Camps in Partnership with 2U, Inc.
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA , July 1, 2020 / / -- This summer, Columbia Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies are offering the first online coding boot camps for high school students in partnership with Trilogy Education, a brand of 2U, Inc.
|07/01/2020 - 00:40||
FASEB Names Louis Justement President
Louis B. Justement, PhD, begins his term as FASEB President on July 1. Justement is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is also Director of the Graduate Biomedical Sciences Immunology Graduate Theme and the Undergraduate Immunology Program at UAB.
|06/30/2020 - 20:27||
IAM Urges Congress to Extend Airline Payroll Funding Program
The IAM is among several labor unions urging Congress to extend a provision of the CARES Act coronavirus relief law as an effort to thwart airline executives threatening to lay-off several workers in the fall.
|06/30/2020 - 20:01||
Howard Bank Names Impact Martial Arts the Winner of $10,000 in its Second Annual Keep It Local Contest
Selected from nearly 200 applicants, the Cecil County-based martial arts studio is voted the region’s favorite small business.
|06/30/2020 - 18:48||
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Action to Help Facilitate Timely Development of Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccines
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took important action to help facilitate the timely development of safe and effective vaccines to prevent COVID-19 by providing guidance with recommendations for those developing COVID-19 vaccines for the ultimate purpose of licensure. The guidance, which reflects advice the FDA has been providing over the past several months to companies, researchers, and others, describes the agency’s current recommendations regarding the data needed to facilitate the manufacturing, clinical development, and approval of a COVID-19 vaccine.
|06/30/2020 - 18:17||
Machinists Lead Call for 100% Buy America Defense Products
The IAM is again leading the charge to strengthen Buy American requirements for defense procurement.
|06/30/2020 - 18:17||
Ascend Debuts Three Road Trip-Ready Hotels Within Driving Distance Of Major Metro Areas
ROCKVILLE, Md. , June 30, 2020 / / -- The Shore Club Wisconsin , The Inn Hotel and The Penn Stroud have recently joined Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s (NYSE: CHH) Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels.
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|06/30/2020 - 13:06||
Hughes Launches High-Speed Satellite Internet Service for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Mexico
New HughesNet for Business Service Delivers Essential Connectivity to Small Businesses across the Country, Even in Places without Terrestrial Internet Access.
|06/30/2020 - 09:05||
Ian Wollman Joins FTI Consultings Office of the CFO Solutions Practice
Based in Chicago, Mr. Wollman brings 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and management consulting. He has deep expertise leading shared services, outsourcing and finance transformation initiatives. His industry experience includes technology, media, real estate, healthcare, life sciences, retail and consumer products.
|06/30/2020 - 03:11||
Smiths Detection to supply security-screening equipment to Kuwait International Airport
Smiths Detection, a leading threat-detection and security-technology company, will supply hold-baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2, which is currently under construction. The contract includes the installation of HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units for screening hold baggage.
|06/30/2020 - 02:27||
AOA, ACGME and AACOM Usher in New Era of Single Accreditation for Graduate Medical Education
CHICAGO, June 30, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) join this week to celebrate completion of the successful transition to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) in the U.
|06/29/2020 - 22:46||
CMS Proposes to Expand Coverage Policy for Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER) for Patients with Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to update its national coverage policy for a procedure known as transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) of the mitral valve to include patients with functional mitral regurgitation (MR). TEER is a less invasive treatment option that involves clipping together a portion of the mitral valve leaflets for patients with a condition where their mitral valves do not close properly.
|06/29/2020 - 11:56||
New Vice President of Research Administration
Berrien joined HJF in 2005 and was eventually promoted to the Director of the Joint Office of Technology Transfer and Director of Intellectual property. After several years as a consultant in technology and intellectual property management, Berrien returned to HJF as the Senior Director of Technology Transfer.
|06/29/2020 - 07:26||
Ciena Bolsters SK Telinks Transpacific Route
SK Telink , a South Korean network operator, has selected Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to upgrade its submarine network between Seoul, South Korea, Hong Kong and Los Angeles and provide a platform to deliver more differentiated customer experiences. Ciena’s Adaptive IP ™ solution enables SK Telink to build a converged packet network to pave the way for future IP-based services.
|06/28/2020 - 23:06||
FDA Approves Breast Cancer Treatment That Can Be Administered At Home By Health Care Professional
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Phesgo—a combination of pertuzumab, trastuzumab and hyaluronidase–zzxf—for injection under the skin to treat adult patients with HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, and for treatment of adult patients with early HER2-positive breast cancer. Patients should be selected based on an FDA-approved companion diagnostic test.
|06/28/2020 - 22:57||
Rebecca Medrano Named 2020 Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award Recipient
Baltimore, MD – June 29, 2020 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) has announced that Rebecca Medrano has been named the 2020 recipient of the Alan Cooper Leadership in the Arts Award (ACLA). Named after MAAF’s Executive Director from 1994 through April 2017, the Award honors an arts leader who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the arts sector within the mid-Atlantic region.
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|06/28/2020 - 22:51||
FDA Approves First-Line Immunotherapy for Patients with MSI-H/dMMR Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for intravenous injection for the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) colorectal cancer. This marks the first immunotherapy approved for this patient population as a first-line treatment and which is administered to patients without also giving chemotherapy.
|06/28/2020 - 22:04||
ANA's Membership Assembly Re-Elects Ernest Grant as National President
SILVER SPRING, MD – Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been re-elected to a second term as the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) national President. The voting representatives of ANA's Membership Assembly also elected four members to the 9-member board of directors. Terms of service will begin January 1, 2021.
|06/27/2020 - 21:39||
NABJ Statement on Black Sports Online and Inappropriate Conduct Accusations
WASHINGTON — The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is disappointed to learn of the reported harassment and mistreatment that women journalists have been experiencing as employees of Black Sports Online (BSO) and its CEO Robert Littal. The issue surfaced on Twitter after Tamantha Gunn, one of BSO's former employees, posted a series of tweets that included a string of inappropriate and insensitive comments from Littal, exposing a toxic work environment. The Twitter thread can be found .
|06/26/2020 - 15:25||
Virginia Withholds Key Permit for Header Injustice Project
Richmond, VA — Today, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) issued a preliminary ruling against a controversial fracked-gas expansion project referred to as the “Header Injustice Project” by affected communities. Under the terms of the decision, the utility may re-apply for a permit but must comply with certain conditions that could prove extremely difficult to meet.
|06/25/2020 - 21:23||
NAACP and Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP Renew Demand For Removal of Confederate Symbol from Mississippi State Flag
June 26, 2020 – Today, the NAACP and the Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP renewed their calls to the Mississippi State Legislature for immediate removal of the Confederate battle symbol embedded into the heart of the Mississippi flag. Both organizations have long opposed this flag, and their urgent demand comes as corporations, religious organizations and the sports industry join in unprecedented calls for its removal.
|06/25/2020 - 17:36||
HJF Supported Program Wins Award
The Uniformed Services University’s Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) was awarded the bronze medal in the International Serious Play Awards for an innovative tool to help behavioral health providers address deployment-related sleep disruption in service members and veterans. The award was accepted by HJF employee Dr. Kevin Galloway, the director of CDP's Training and Education component.