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Intus Care Closes $14.1M Series A to Advance Adoption of First-of-its-kind Predictive Analytics Platform for Geriatric Populations

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Intus Care, developer of an innovative predictive analytics platform aimed at improving geriatric care outcomes, today announced the close of its Series A, securing over $14M led by Deerfield Management. Other undisclosed investors contributed to the raise through additional cash investments and conversion of existing debt. Founded in 2019 by Brown University undergraduate students, Intus Care’s mission is to empower geriatric care providers through data to deliver more effective patient management and treatment for dual-eligible seniors -- some of the most socially vulnerable and clinically complex people in the U.S. “We are extremely impressed both by the impact that Intus Care’s technology is poised to have on patient outcomes, and by the passion and dedication of its team,” said Dr. Julian Harris, operating partner at Deerfield Management. “We are proud to invest in a company we believe will be vital to revolutionizing geriatric care.” Intus Care’s technology platform enables care providers to mitigate preventable high-utilization events, track quality interventions, and equip healthcare management teams with vital actionable insights to make informed decisions for senior patients to improve their health outcomes. Its digital healthcare platform integrates with electronic health records, claims, and accounting software to highlight clinical risks in patients and display organizational data. This offers a holistic view of each patient in an organization, allowing healthcare teams to better plan, manage, and provide quality care to the most vulnerable senior populations in our communities. “To have an investor as esteemed in the healthcare industry as Deerfield Management recognize our value enough to lead our Series A is truly humbling,” said Robbie Felton, CEO and co-founder of Intus Care. “As a child, I watched my mother – then a geriatric social worker in Detroit – navigate the obstacles of caring for a disadvantaged population. Today, it makes me extremely proud to be providing caregivers with predictive analytics technology that will allow them to make more informed decisions for their patients that may lead to better outcomes.” Intus Care currently works with over 25 PACE Programs in 13 states who are utilizing its first-of-its-kind predictive analytics platform and entered a Letter of Understanding with the National PACE Association to pursue a strategic partnership. “Robbie and I are proud to be impacting the elder care space, and also hope to inspire other young entrepreneurs of color,” said Evan Jackson, COO and co-founder of Intus Care. “We are very appreciative to have earned the support of Deerfield Management and our other investors and are excited by the possibilities that their investment will enable us to actualize.” The latest investment round will position the company to maximize greater technological opportunities through data, honing product strategy that will support a major scale-up of their current service offerings. They also plan to grow their human capital by attracting, hiring, and retaining strong talent committed to their mission. About Intus Care Intus Care synthesizes data to improve care and reduce hospitalizations for some of the most socially vulnerable and clinically complex patients in today’s healthcare system – senior citizens. The company has created a unique data-driven predictive analytics platform designed for organizations such as PACE programs, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and home care agencies. It easily integrates with existing electronic health records, claims, and financial software to automatically extract and analyze data. By highlighting participant risk and care-focused information, the Intus Care software empowers clinicians, nurses, and other care providers by informing decisions that improve outcomes and reduce unnecessary costs. Learn more at intuscare.com. Contact Details SVM Public Relations Jordan Bouclin +1 401-490-9700 intuscare@svmpr.com Company Website https://www.intuscare.com/

November 02, 2022 10:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Winners of the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 recognised at Resorts World Sentosa

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SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 November 2022 - The prestigious black-tie soirée, the Wine Pinnacle Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 2022 celebrated 18 winners of the second edition of Wine Pinnacle Awards presented by Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). The most coveted title of ‘Technical Committee’s Choice’ was presented unanimously to Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Family Wines. Technical Committee Members of the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 presented by Resorts World Sentosa. From left to right: Oz Clarke, Doug Frost MW & MS, Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Kenichi Ohashi MW, Andreas Larsson. The distinguished event at RWS Resorts World Ballroom in Singapore hosted nearly 500 leading figures and luminaries in the wine world which included distinguished winemakers, top wine professionals, and wine enthusiasts. The much-awaited celebration was the finale of a five-day programme that featured exclusive wine dinners, masterclasses, and a two-day symposium. Mr Tan Hee Teck, CEO of Resorts World Sentosa, said “It’s a pleasure to see a great variety of guests from all over the world represented here tonight. The diversity on display – both in terms of attendees and the geographical origin of the nominees – beautifully demonstrates the dedication of Wine Pinnacle Awards to celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and excellence. Leading a business, let alone a vintage, to triumph can be an uphill battle, and, as such, we are eager to shine the spotlight on the commitment, ability, and sheer hard work of our deserving nominees and winners. I wish them the best of luck for the future and congratulate them on their win in these prestigious awards.” A Celebration of Excellence The 18 winners were celebrated while guests enjoyed an exquisite eight-hands, four-course collaboration dinner, by four internationally renowned chefs: chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier (2 Michelin stars, Maison Dunand Bangkok), chef Cedric Vongerichten (Wayan, New York), chef Guillaume Galliot (3 Michelin stars, Caprice Hong Kong) and chef Olivier Bellin (2 Michelin stars, L’Auberge des Glazicks). Each course was meticulously paired with exceptional wines from Domaine de Montille, Château Léoville-Las Cases, and Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm. The full list of winners can be found in the Annex. EDITORS’ NOTES High-resolution photographs can be downloaded here: PRESS RELEASE ANNEX All photographs are to be attributed to Resorts World Sentosa (圣淘沙名胜世界) unless otherwise stated. The winners list is published at www.winepinnacle.com ANNEX WINE PINNACLE AWARDS 2022 WINNERS MATURE WINES Best 2002, 2004, 2008 Vintage Champagne 2008 Louis Roederer, Cristal Millésimé Brut Best 1999, 2002 Vintage Burgundy Red 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole Best 1996, 1998, 2000 Vintage Bordeaux Red 1996 Château Latour Best 2001, 2004 Vintage Piedmont Red 2001 Giacomo Conterno, Monfortino Barolo Riserva DOCG Best 2004, 2006 Vintage Tuscan Red 2004 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia Bolgheri BEST RECENT RELEASES Best Recent Release: Sauvignon-Blanc 2018 Château Margaux, Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France Best Recent Release: Riesling 2019, Joh. Jos. Prum, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese, Mosel, Germany Best Recent Release: Burgundy White 2019 Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Best Recent Release: Chardonnay (ex-Burgundy) 2018 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australia Best Recent Release: Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA Best Recent Release: Pinot Noir (ex-Burgundy) 2018 Tolpuddle Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Tasmania, Australia Best Recent Release: Rhone Red 2016 Château Rayas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France Best Recent Release: Spanish Red 2010 Vega Sicilia, Unico Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero, Spain COMFORT WINES Comfort White < 40 Euros 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm, Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany Comfort Red < 40 Euros 2019 Domaine Jean Foillard, Morgon, Beaujolais, France Comfort Rosé < 40 Euros 2020 Château Miraval, Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France BEST FRIEND OF THE EARTH Best Friend Of The Earth (Winery) Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace, France PANDEMIC HERO Pandemic Hero (Personality) Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Family Wines ABOUT RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is home to world-class attractions including Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Dolphin Island and Adventure Cove Waterpark. Complementing the adventure and adrenaline of its theme parks and attractions are six unique luxury hotels, the world-class Resorts World Convention Centre and a casino. RWS also offers world-class entertainment as well as award-winning dining experiences and exciting cuisines from around the world across its acclaimed celebrity chef restaurants. RWS has been named “Best Integrated Resort” since 2011 for the 10th year in a row at the TTG Travel Awards. Contact Details Danny Cham +65 6577 9758 danny.cham@rwsentosa.com

November 02, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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XPOINT VERIFY LIVE WITH MOJO

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Xpoint’s partner portfolio has increased again with the addition of Mojo, the sports stock market led by visionary founders Marc Lore, Alex Rodriguez, Vinit Bharara, and Bart Stein, that is live now in New Jersey. This latest announcement marks another major step in the growth and development of Xpoint as it establishes itself as the geolocation technology specialists of choice for sports betting and iGaming operators across North America. Xpoint’s real-money gaming product, Xpoint Verify, is powering Mojo’s geolocation technology services in New Jersey where both Mojo and Xpoint are state licensed. Mojo is live now, giving sports fans a new way to cash in on their sports knowledge and passion. “Being licensed in New Jersey enables us to work with world-class companies like Mojo, and we’re honored to be part of their team as they take their revolutionary product to market,” commented Marvin Sanderson, Xpoint CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re expecting to see a very busy end to 2022 for our team, and even more so as we look towards 2023 and beyond as we continue to grow, and add more partners to the world-class list of companies we’re already working with.” “Xpoint has been an integral part of our recent launch in New Jersey,” added Vinit Bharara, Co-Founder and CEO of Mojo. “We’re pleased to partner with Xpoint as our geolocation technology provider as we bring our first-of-its-kind sports stock market to fans.” Xpoint Verify is Xpoint’s real money gaming geolocation product, and is offered alongside Xpoint Lite, the go-to option for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operators. Embedded within partner platforms (web and apps), Xpoint Verify provides operators with state-of-the-art geolocation technology which helps ensure they meet North American regulatory and compliance standards, and uses location data to help them unlock the true potential of their geolocation investment. For more details, please go to xpoint.tech and follow Xpoint on social media via LinkedIn. ABOUT XPOINT Xpoint provides essential geolocation security solutions and intelligent location-based marketing insights to the global sports betting and iGaming industries. Xpoint’s innovative Verify and Lite platforms ensures partners meet their regulatory geo-compliance obligations, and deliver enhanced value through the generation of location-based data that can drive marketing programs. Recently nominated for two 2022 SBC North America Awards, Xpoint was founded in 2019 and officially unveiled in Las Vegas in 2021, and is led by the company's CEO and Co-Founder Marvin Sanderson, a global sports betting and iGaming industry leader. With North American offices in Toronto, Canada and Miami, Florida, Xpoint is changing the global geolocation market, bringing innovation to an industry that has, to date, viewed geo-compliance as a utility, not a new business opportunity. For more information, visit xpoint.tech and follow LinkedIn and Twitter for regular updates. ABOUT MOJO Mojo is the sports stock market that lets fans use their knowledge and intuition like never before. Mojo gives you the opportunity to make real money bets on an athlete’s career prospects, with real-time price changes and instant liquidity, meaning users can enter or exit their position at any time, just like a stock. The company was co-founded by MLB legend Alex Rodriguez and serial entrepreneurs Marc Lore, Vinit Bharara and Bart Stein. Contact Details Xpoint Tom Webb +1 512-952-9369 tom.webb@xpoint.tech Company Website https://xpoint.tech/

November 02, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GoBubble and World-Cup Winner-backed Striver Launch Partnership to Tackle Online Abuse

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SPORTS stars and fans can safely interact thanks to a partnership with World Cup Winners, Striver, and global AI provider GoBubble. Striver, which is the brainchild of Entrepreneur Tim Chase and international football legends Gilberto Silva and Roberto Carlos, is a user-generated content platform that aims to change the way people use social media by creating a toxicity-free online environment that allows users to engage in meaningful discussions and share their progressing talents, without the fear of online abuse and bullying. Safety is the core ingredient and Striver selected global AI provider GoBubble after extensive market assessment. Online safety and protecting users from digital harm are of huge importance, ensuring that user profiles, user-generated content, and comments are moderated. GoBubble are pioneers in content moderation technology with their Emotion AI. Instead of keywords or context analysis, Emotion AI scans for UGB (user-generated behaviour) across multiple languages in text, image, video, audio, and emojis to identify and block toxic and potentially harmful content. Co-Founder and CEO at the majority female-run GoBubble, Danielle Platten, said: “We’re proud of the global impact Emotion AI is having in reducing revenue-harming experiences in platforms and saving the human cost of toxic content, for both users and the need for human moderators. “It’s wonderful to unveil the power of Emotion AI at Web Summit through its integration with Striver. We’ve already seen a massive impact from supporting clients in esports, gaming, sports, and corporates, so to be able to help future generations of football enthusiasts in this way is fantastic.” Tim Chase, Striver CEO, said: “For us, there was only one provider we wanted to work with, GoBubble. Their pedigree in innovation and the fact we can use their easy system to build our own content moderation AI meant we could achieve our ambition of changing the way people use social media, creating new ways for fans to interact with their heroes and giving users an online community where they can share their talents without the fear of being abused. Using GoBubble’s Emotion AI we have been able to gamify sentiment, allowing users to build a sentiment rating based on their positive interactions on the platform.” GoBubble’s global-patent-pending AI offers above 90% accuracy (market average is between 70 and 80%) and is fully bespoke to a client. They have the user-friendly building blocks to know they can shape their very own AI to support their commercial objectives. All this includes a personalised analytics dashboard for a deeper understanding of the sentiment within their platform. The technology was created to address the ever-increasing issue of online abuse, by experts in the field of digital safeguarding, law enforcement, online trust and safety, and big tech including Google, Facebook, and Twitter. About GoBubble GoBubble’s Emotion AI technology helps organisations around the globe to create safer, healthier, kinder digital communities. The company is majority female-run, with the Chair and CEO being Danielle Platten (Global Tech Entrepreneur and former Safety Advisor Member at Twitter) and Patricia Cartes-Andres as Board Advisor for Trust and Safety (former Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter, Facebook and previously Google). Facebook’s first Director of Public Policy, Tim Sparapani, is Board Legal Consultant and Co-Founder and Innovation Lead Henry Platten was previously a Police Sergeant and is a global digital safeguarding specialist and Safeguarding Advisor to the Global Esports Federation. Twitter @GoBubbleTeam LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/gobubble Instagram @GoBubbleTeam For GoBubble media enquiries or for more information about the tech, please contact GoBubble - Chief Communications Officer, Laura Watson at laura@gobubblehq.com or +44 (0)7379 388 110 (UK) Contact Details GoBubble Laura Watson - GoBubble - Chief Communications Officer +44 7379 388110 laura@gobubblehq.com

November 02, 2022 04:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AmeriLife Welcomes Southern Life Insurance Group to its Growing Distribution Network

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Southern Life Insurance Group. Southern Life Insurance Group, under the leadership of founders and owners Crystal and Nicholas Poe, is an independent marketing organization (IMO) with a legacy of training service-oriented agents and advisors to deliver on the holistic health and financial needs of their clients. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Today represents a watershed moment in the history of Southern Life Insurance Group,” said Crystal and Nicholas Poe in a joint statement. “We believe that in order to reach your potential, you should surround yourself with great, trustworthy leaders who hold you accountable and push you to new heights. We’re proud to call many at AmeriLife our friends and mentors, and excited for the future that we’ll build – together – on behalf of our agents and clients." Headquartered in LaGrange, Ga., Southern Life Insurance Group offers competitive life insurance and final expense products as well as annuities, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement solutions, and mortgage protection to beneficiaries across the Southeast as well as in Texas and Michigan. The company has built a strong reputation through its rigorous, four-week development program for new and experienced agents that emphasizes – in equal measures – mentorship, client relationship building, and in-depth product training. Now, with access to AmeriLife’s best-in-class technology, resources and distribution leadership, Southern Life Insurance Group is well positioned to accelerate its nationwide expansion efforts. “I’m pleased to welcome Crystal, Nicholas and the Southern Life Insurance Group family to ours,” said Mike Vietri, AmeriLife’s Chief Distribution Officer. “Their mission, values and approach on training agents, with a holistic perspective on their clients’ needs, is perfectly aligned with AmeriLife’s vision for the future of distribution. Their potential is limitless, and we look forward to helping Southern Life Insurance Group succeed and grow.” ### About Southern Life Insurance Group Southern Life Insurance Group has an unwavering commitment to providing the best personal service possible. We are responsive, offer quality products with solid financial backing by A-rated companies, helpful, friendly associates with extensive knowledge and experience. Our valued clients and their family members can rely on us to be there if and when they need us. We take these obligations very seriously. Everything we do is focused on fulfilling our commitments. As your “agent for life,” we genuinely want you to have the best experience possible every time you deal with Southern Life. For more information, visit SouthernLifeIns.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Media Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 jmaldonado@amerilife.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols +1 727-726-0726 pnichols@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

November 01, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Florida Franchise Owners Celebrate 15-plus Years in Business

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Minuteman Press International is proud to acknowledge the following franchisees in Florida who are celebrating 15 years in business. Below you will find their insights on owning a business as well as their advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs and Minuteman Press franchise owners. Kathy Collier Alford Minuteman Press, Town ‘n’ Country, FL “I am not sure where 15 years has gone. Before I opened my shop in November 2007, I was in retail management for 25 years opening new markets all over the country. When I decided to do something different, all I knew is that I wanted to work for myself. Minuteman Press was in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and looked interesting. My brother originally brought Minuteman Press to my attention as I would have never thought about owning a print shop because I did not know anything about the industry. We contacted the Florida Regional VP, went on a few shop tours, and here I am 15 years later! In the beginning, Minuteman Press has a system for growing your business, and I followed it. You must get plugged in! I did not even know what networking meant. I joined and visited various local groups and met so many people in the beginning that I still print for today. I joined a Chamber of Commerce; I got involved in philanthropy groups that I never had time for in my corporate life. I got involved in the community around my shop, and all of these experiences have been super rewarding. I would never have thought that owning my own printing franchise could help me grow as a person. I learned about all of these amazing things that I did not even know were going on, and I feel super blessed. Minuteman Press also has systems in place to help with pricing and growing my customer base. The Minuteman Press FLEX software has helped tremendously; FLEX has taken us to a whole new level of technology, pricing, emailing, invoicing, etc. If I was to dole out any advice to a new owner it would be to: Teach your staff customer service and treat them right; you cannot do this alone (they are part of my family) Get to know your neighborhood, join groups, and get involved Do the things that have worked that Minuteman Press has already proven can work Build relationships and customer referrals (referrals are the best compliments you can get) Use SEO to your advantage Work hard and you will earn it!” Ken & Lisa Rose Minuteman Press, Clermont, FL Ken Rose is the former Co-Director of Training for Minuteman Press International. Ken and his wife Lisa moved to Florida and from Long Island and they have now owned Minuteman Press in Clermont for 15+ years. Ken shares the following advice that carried over from his time at Minuteman Press International that has helped him achieve success and longevity over the years as a Minuteman Press franchisee: No matter what is going on, you have to have a positive attitude Plan your day the night before and arrive early Do what you say you’re going to do, and do it (Roy Titus, co-founder, Minuteman Press International) Be proud of what you do & always tell people who you are & what you do (Roy Titus) Be active in the community through clubs and organizations, and be visible Pay yourself a fair wage (Roy Titus) Jeff Reich Minuteman Press, Cape Coral, FL Jeff Reich has been the owner of Minuteman Press in Cape Coral, FL for 15+ years. Short and sweet, the advice Jeff shares is as follows: Understand your customers' expectations and exceed them Be persistent Deliver great quality In congratulating these owners, Florida Regional Vice President Larry Trimble says, “I am thrilled to be able to celebrate these impressive milestones with Kathy, Ken & Lisa, and Jeff as well as all of the incredible Minuteman Press franchisees across Florida who have achieved such accomplishments. It is a pleasure to be able to support them with their businesses and I look forward to continuing to do so.” For more information on #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and to see more Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

November 01, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Black Women, Breast Cancer and the Tests That Can Save Lives

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/13nWSPuDIAs The death rate from breast cancer continues to decline, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. But there's a wide, worrisome gap in Black women's outcomes that remains unchanged. Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. While breast cancer incidence rates among Black and white women are close, mortality rates are markedly different, with Black women having a 41% higher death rate from breast cancer. Black women are disproportionally affected by more aggressive breast cancers because of their biology. A recent study showed that Black women are significantly more likely to have genomically High Risk tumors compared to white women, despite having the same clinical factors. This means that, all other things the same – right down to their age and the size of their tumors – the Black women in the study were more likely to have a more aggressive type of cancer. The way we can address some of these disparities is through genomic tests like MammaPrint and BluePrint, which look at 150 important genes within a tumor to estimate the risk of recurrence of that cancer. The number of genes/RNA analyzed by MammaPrint and BluePrint is higher than any other test, and captures the diversity of pathways that allows for consistent results regardless of race and ethnicity. With that information, we as physicians can make more informed decisions with our patients about what their optimal treatment plan should be. There are a few available genomic tests utilized in the clinic to guide discussions around chemotherapy benefit. One example is MammaPrint/BluePrint which are the most comprehensive tests with the most consistent results across diverse groups of patients, compared to other tests. In addition, only the BluePrint test can catch tumor subtypes that may look less dangerous, but actually behave more like triple negative breast cancer when you further classify. This is a very aggressive kind of cancer, that is over-represented among Black women. It is very important the gene expression profiling result a woman receives about her tumor is consistent and reliable regardless of her ethnicity and race, like MammaPrint and BluePrint’s. Studies showing mis-categorization of risk in minority populations due to under-representation of these patients in genomic studies and clinical trials that lead to the approval of these tests is alarming. Every woman with breast cancer has the right to know the correct and clear biological information from her tumor, regardless of her skin color, so she can make timely decisions about her treatment with her care team. For more information about gene expression profiling, including resources that can help you talk to your doctor to make sure the test being offered will work best and most accurately for you, go to Agendia.com. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 01, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Franchise Brands benefiting from strong contributions by Filta North America and Metro Rod

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November 01, 2022 09:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Produces 'Change Makers'

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The next generation of mental health professionals - some 275 “change makers” were awarded master’s and doctoral degrees last Friday at two commencement ceremonies for the Washington, DC campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The graduates enter a profession dealing with severe shortages at a time when experts say as many as one-in-five people in this country suffer from a mental disorder, and only half of those who need help can get it. In addressing the graduates, Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy.D. President of The Chicago School, said “I hope that your time as a Chicago School student has lit a fire within you – a fire to provide empathetic support for those in need. I urge you to follow your passion for service as far as you can and to light the way for others.” Joining Dr. Nealon in awarding diplomas was Dr. Donald Schultz, Ph.D, Chief Academic Officer of The Chicago School and Dr. Thelma Day, Ph.D., recipient of an honorary degree for her contributions as a counselor-educator, organizational leader and college professor. One of two student speakers was Dr. Akshaya Parthasarathi, Ph.D., a data analyst at the federal Office of Minorities and Women Inclusion, tasked by the U.S. Congress to develop policies to ensure equitable treatment of all by the nation’s financial institutions. She shared her story as an international student who is grateful to her professors and fellow students. “What looked like a distant dream for a girl from India, to study abroad in an institution like this, was made possible because of each of you. Accepting me as I am--allowing me to be different--has let me grow into a global citizen with varied experiences and stories in my pocket,” she said. “My goal is to share these experiences with people of the world, to show the power of community, and the success one can achieve when people let you be you.” Another student speaker, Dr. Bethany Patterson, Ph.D., serves as clinical director at Helianthus Positive Behavior Supports, provider of counseling services to children and families in Virginia and North Carolina. She told her story, as she sought an institution that would support her role as a military spouse and mother of three. “I needed a school that was supportive and respectful of the military lifestyle because I had unique needs,” she said. “I found a place where the learning environment is optimized by active learners with diverse cultures,” she said. “Today I embody The Chicago School’s values of innovation, service, and community-- I am giving back by creating a space to encourage other military spouses to further their education.” The Chicago School serves a majority minority student body in which two of three students identify as individuals of color. The 43-year old non-profit institution has more than 6,000 students enrolled in 30 degree and certificate programs. About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Integrating theory with hands-on experience, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology provides education rooted in a commitment to innovation, service, and community for thousands of diverse students across the United States and globally. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit, regionally accredited university now features campuses in iconic locations across the country (Chicago, Southern California, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Dallas) and online. To spark positive change in the world where it matters most, The Chicago School has continued to expand its educational offerings beyond the field of psychology to offer more than 30 degrees and certificates in the professional fields of health services, education, counseling, business, and more. Through its engaged professional model of education, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an extensive network of domestic and international professional partnerships, The Chicago School’s students receive real-world training opportunities that reflect their future careers. The Chicago School is proud to be a part of TCS Education System, a nonprofit, integrated system of colleges and universities that works collaboratively to advance student success and community impact. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu. Contact Details Vivien Hao +1 323-893-4743 vhao@thechicagoschool.edu

November 01, 2022 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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