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The American Deposit Management Co. Manages Federal Funds for Covid-19 Pandemic Relief


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The American Deposit Management Co. will ensure that these grant dollars are fully protected and receive the highest return possible in our community bank network.

The American Deposit Management Co. (ADM), a Milwaukee-based financial services company, was chosen by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to manage the $75 million We’re All In Small Business Grant.

Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the We’re All In Small Business Grant Program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses to assist with the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salary, rent, mortgages and inventory.

“We are proud to have been chosen by the WEDC on this initiative,” said Kelly A. Brown, CEO of The American Deposit Management Co. “By working with the community banks, ADM will ensure that these grant dollars are fully protected and receive the highest return possible.” Since 2009, ADM has been protecting cash for its clients nationwide. “As a Wisconsin-based business, to be part of helping our fellow businesses in this way is truly special,” said Brown.

The WEDC began accepting applications online for the $75 million We’re All In Small Business Grant (WSBG) program June 15, 2020. “Small businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic,” said Missy Hughes, WEDC Secretary and CEO. “The We’re All In Small Business Grants are intended to provide the ‘starter fluid’ to get these economic engines running again.” Grants will be paid to approved applicants in the coming days.

Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, The American Deposit Management Company offers comprehensive array of products and solutions for financial institutions and finance managers across the Midwest.

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John Lee, MD, Named Chief Medical Information Officer for AHN


John Lee, MD, Named Chief Medical Information Officer for AHN

“AHN’s commitment to investing in a robust, leading-edge IT strategy and system that drives better healthcare value, outcomes and experiences for patients has been extraordinary,” said Dr. Lee.

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) today announced that John S. Lee, MD, has been appointed as the organization’s new Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), effective immediately. Dr. Lee succeeds Robert White, MD, who announced his plans for retirement earlier this year. Dr. White will stay with AHN through the end of the year to help support a seamless transition.

Dr. Lee joins AHN from Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, based in Naperville, Ill., where he has served as CMIO since 2016. At AHN, Dr. Lee will assume oversight of the network’s electronic health record integration and optimization as well as direct all strategies and technological solutions related to the convergence and utilization of telemedicine, population health management and health care analytics. In this capacity, he’ll work closely with network and Highmark Health clinical and executive leaders in assessing, designing and implementing clinical support systems that maximize quality, safety, patient engagement, and process improvement.

In 2019, all eight of AHN’s acute care hospitals were recognized as Most Wired® providers by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Most Wired® is the industry-leading survey and recognition relative to IT implementation, integration and innovation in health systems across the country. AHN is one of the nation’s largest health system’s with a singular electronic health record (Epic) that integrates all affiliated sites of care, including now 12 hospitals, five large Health + Wellness Pavilions and other outpatient care facilities, and hundreds of physician practices.

In addition to implementing systems such as Epic, Most Wired® designated organizations are those that have deployed technologies and strategies such as population health and cost-of-care analytics, telehealth, and patient portals, to expand access to care and improve clinical and efficiency outcomes.

“Information technology has been the foundation of our success in building a transformative, physician-led and patient-centered model of care for our region,” said Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN president. “It takes exceptional talent and visionary leadership to sustain and continuously advance the IT systems we deploy, and we could not have found a more accomplished and qualified physician executive to take those reigns for our organization than Dr. Lee.”

An undergraduate of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from the Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, and completed residencies at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. His professional affiliations include fellowship in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Last year, Dr. Lee was named the Physician Executive Leader of the Year by both HIMSS and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS).

“AHN’s commitment to investing in a robust, leading-edge IT strategy and system that drives better healthcare value, outcomes and experiences for patients has been extraordinary,” said Dr. Lee. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help build upon the program’s success and to shape its future course as part of a blended health and wellness enterprise.”

About the Allegheny Health Network:

Allegheny Health Network (AHN.org), a Highmark Health company, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is composed of 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, Health + Wellness Pavilions, multiple employed physician organizations, home and community based health services, a research institute, and a group purchasing organization. The Network provides patients with access to a complete spectrum of advanced medical services, including nationally recognized programs for primary and emergency care, trauma care, cardiovascular disease, organ transplantation, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, women’s health, diabetes, autoimmune disease and more. AHN employs approximately 21,000 people, has more than 2,500 physicians on its medical staff and serves as a clinical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus Donates Over $190,000 in Personal Protection Equipment to U.S. Government Agencies


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As we continue our fight against COVID-19, we want to express our steadfast support for healthcare workers and first responders.

Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus, an Ocean Springs, Mississippi-based wholesale pharmaceutical distributor, is pleased to announce its donation of more than $190,000 in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Virginia Department of Health and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As extreme medical shortages continue to plague the nation’s communities and healthcare facilities, GCPP hopes these supplies can help alleviate this need.

In light of growing concerns over the past weeks regarding the lack of proper PPE for healthcare workers, Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus made a concerted effort to secure supplies and contribute critical PPE to government agencies who can efficiently redistribute them to points of need. These donations include Face-Safe protective visors, exam gowns, and single-use, N95, and KN95 masks— all of which are some of the most in-demand supplies at this stage of the pandemic.

“As we continue our fight against COVID-19, we want to express our steadfast support for healthcare workers and first responders,” said Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus President Ken Ritchey. “These people are doing everything in their power to ensure our health and safety during this crisis, so we want to do everything in ours to help.”

This donation is one of many substantial contributions Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus has made towards aiding healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19, including $30,000 worth of PPE to assisted living facilities, VA centers and state hospitals in the state of Mississippi and $38,000 worth of PPE to healthcare facilities, military bases, and health departments across the United States.

Besides regularly donating PPE and other medical supplies to healthcare facilities, Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus supports a number of charities and non-profit organizations throughout the country, including the Wounded Warrior Project, St Jude Children’s Hospital, Jackson County Animal Shelter, Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County, MS, and Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.

About Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus

Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus (GCPP) is a comprehensive pharmaceutical distributor for many of the leading U.S. Pharmaceutical companies, delivering products quickly and accurately to a network of hospitals, pharmacies, and physician practices across the United States. Over the past 20 years in business, Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus has become one of the most reliable distributors of medical supplies in the nation through its quick delivery, excellent customer service, and access to over 25,000 healthcare products. Learn more about GCPP products and services at http://www.gulfcoastpharmaceuticalsplus.com, and get the latest on company news by visiting its Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

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Numbers up but COVID Spikes May Impact Economic Recovery


nTIDE info-graphic with employment statistics

“For the second consecutive month, we are seeing indications that people with and without disabilities returned to work as businesses opened up,” said John O’Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation.

Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report—featuring the nonprofit National Organization on Disability, which guides business in best practices for diversifying workplaces with employees with disabilities    

June job numbers marginally improved for Americans with and without disabilities, but the future remains uncertain as many states report recent spikes in COVID-19 cases, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

nTIDE COVID Update (month-to-month comparison)

In the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Jobs Report released Thursday, the employment-to-population ratio for working-age people with disabilities increased from 27.7 percent in May to 28.4 percent in June (up 2.5 percent or 0.7 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the employment-to-population ratio also increased from 65.2 percent in May to 67.7 percent in June (up 3.8 percent or 2.5 percentage points). The employment-to-population ratio, a key indicator, reflects the percentage of people who are working relative to the total population (the number of people working divided by the number of people in the total population multiplied by 100).

“For the second consecutive month, we are seeing indications that people with and without disabilities returned to work as businesses opened up,” said John O’Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. “However, keep in mind, these statistics are for the week of June 7th through 13th and thus do not reflect recent re-openings and closures of businesses as COVID-19 continues to affect the U.S,” he added.

The labor force participation rate for working-age people with disabilities increased from 34.2 percent in May to 34.4 percent in June (up 0.6 percent or 0.2 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the labor force participation rate also increased from 74.8 percent in May to 76.2 percent in June (up 1.9 percent or 1.4 percentage points). The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the population that is (a) working, (b) not working and on temporary layoff, or (c) not working and actively looking for work.

“While these numbers are positive, there are continuing concerns that the longer closures last, the more workers will lose their jobs permanently after being on furlough, and will stop looking for work and thus exit the labor force,” explained economist Andrew Houtenville, PhD, research director of the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability. “With the recent surge in identified COVID-19 cases, we will need to continue to monitor the employment situation of people with disabilities.”

nTIDE July COVID Update – Friday, July 17 at 12:00 pm Eastern

Stay tuned for more about the employment of people with disabilities as we follow the impact of COVID-19 and look at the numbers in more detail.

Traditional nTIDE Numbers (comparison to the same time last year)

The employment-to-population ratio for working-age people with disabilities decreased from 31.0 percent in June 2019 to 28.4 percent in June 2020 (down 8.4 percent or 2.6 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the employment-to-population ratio also decreased from 74.9 percent in June 2019 to 67.7 percent in June 2020 (down 9.6 percent or 7.2 percentage points).

The labor force participation rate for working-age people with disabilities increased from 33.9 percent in June 2019 to 34.4 percent in June 2020 (up 1.5 percent or 0.5 percentage points). For working-age people without disabilities, the labor force participation rate decreased from 77.8 percent in June 2019 to 76.2 percent in June 2020 (down 2.1 percent or 1.6 percentage points).                

For reference, in June 2020, among workers ages 16-64, there were 4,152,000 workers with disabilities, which is 3.1 percent of the total 133,634,000 workers in the U.S.

Beyond the Numbers

The abrupt onset of the COVID economy has stressed every aspect of employment for people with disabilities – individuals striving to work, caregivers striving to provide support, businesses striving to maintain staff, and service providers striving to maintain their connections with clients and employers. To maximize the inclusion of workers with disabilities in the new economy, organizations that support disability employment are monitoring the changing landscape and resetting their priorities.

The private nonprofit National Organization on Disability (NOD) provides expert guidance to businesses seeking to meet their human resource needs with talented jobseekers with disabilities. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the U.S., NOD’s Disability Employment Professional Services adapted to meet employers’ needs to cope with new challenges to their inclusive workforces. Among the top priorities – the need to expand digital accessibility to accommodate remote work and collaboration. Expanding access through communications technology may benefit businesses longer term, creating new opportunities and fostering greater diversity in the workplace, according to NOD’s Corporate Leadership Council. Employers also cited mental health issues and caregiver stress, both exacerbated by pandemic restrictions, among the pressing challenges they need to address with their workers with disabilities.

Through its COVID-19 Emergency grant program, Kessler Foundation also identified technology and services for remote access as a top priority among recipients of their national and community employment grants. Many grantees faced overwhelming challenges to continuing their job programs. “As we mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the pandemic is uncovering new disparities that hinder equal access for people with disabilities,” said Elaine E. Katz, MS, CCC-SLP, senior vice president of the Center for Communications and Grantmaking at Kessler Foundation. “Focusing on technology that facilitates remote access will help people with disabilities compete effectively for jobs in the COVID era economy and connect with health care and community services,” she added. “To continue to move forward, however, means prioritizing the needs of individuals with anxiety and depression, and their caregivers who provide essential support.”

Ask Questions about Disability and Employment

Join our nTIDE Lunch & Learn series today, July 2, at 12:00 pm Eastern. This live broadcast, hosted via Zoom Webinar, offers attendees Q&A on the latest nTIDE findings, provides news and updates from the field, as well as invited panelists to discuss current disability-related findings and events. Charles Catherine, special assistant to the president of the National Organization on Disability joins Dr. Houtenville, Dr. O’Neill, and Denise Rozell, Policy Strategist at AUCD. Join live or watch the recordings at: ResearchonDisability.org/nTIDE.

NOTE: The statistics in the nTIDE are based on Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers but are not identical. They are customized by UNH to combine the statistics for men and women of working age (16 to 64). nTIDE is funded, in part, by grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (90RT5037) and Kessler Foundation.

About Kessler Foundation

Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility, and long-term outcomes — including employment — for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Kessler Foundation leads the nation in funding innovative programs that expand opportunities for employment for people with disabilities. For more information, visit KesslerFoundation.org.

About the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. For information on the NIDILRR-funded Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, visit ResearchonDisability.org.

For more information, or to interview an expert, contact:

Carolann Murphy, 973.324.8382, CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org.

ScripHessco Releases a Look at Medical Conditions that Chiropractors Treat


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“From migraines to anxiety to fibromyalgia, chiropractors have proven experience in providing treatment methods for people with certain medical conditions,” according to the company.

ScripHessco has announced the release of their newest infographic: A Look at Medical Conditions that Chiropractors Treat.

“From migraines to anxiety to fibromyalgia, chiropractors have proven experience in providing treatment methods for people with certain medical conditions,” according to the company.

Sourced from physician recommendations on WebMD, US News, and Advanced Houston Chiropractors, the graphic covers more than half a dozen of the most common reasons patients visit chiropractors, complete with specific treatment possibilities.

While some of the most common reasons seem obvious such as lower back pain or a herniated disc, chiropractors also treat some non-traditional symptoms as well such as migraines and a weakened immune system.

To find out if you have symptoms that can be treated by a Chiropractor, visit ScripHessco here.

About ScripHessco:

For over four decades we have been a trusted resource to health care practitioners. Throughout the years our company has evolved considerably, but our mission has remained simple. We will treat our customers like family, offering them the largest selection of equipment and supplies at the best value possible. Our commitment to this mission has driven us to carry an expansive line featuring over 10,000 products and made us the largest distributor of reconditioned adjusting tables in the world.

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California Safety Manager Awarded National Occupational Safety and Health Recognition


Eric Simmons was chosen as the 2020 Outstanding Safety Professional of the Year by Columbia Southern University.

“I have always had a passion for learning and teaching others. The safety profession provides an excellent opportunity to do both of those things,” – Eric Simmons

Columbia Southern University (CSU), a leading safety educator, recently awarded its annual Outstanding Safety Professional of the Year Award to Eric Simmons of Temecula, California.

CSU’s occupational safety and health faculty members selected Simmons from more than 250 nominations. Simmons, who holds a master’s degree in occupational safety and health from the university, is the corporate safety director for Helix Electric in San Diego.

“I have always had a passion for learning and teaching others. The safety profession provides an excellent opportunity to do both of those things,” said Simmons. “I enjoy the variety within the safety profession, both in terms of the things we do and the people we meet and interact with on a daily basis.”

His enjoyment is reflected in the numerous construction safety awards he has earned including the Board of Certified Safety Professionals’ 2019 Construction Health and Safety Technician Award of Excellence. Simmons has licenses in 17 states and serves on national safety committees including the American Society of Safety Professionals, the National Safety Council and the National Fire Protection Association.

CSU’s occupational safety and health faculty members chose two student runners-up this year for the award: Bill Toms of Asheville, North Carolina, and Scott Gable of Cecil County, Maryland.

Toms, a safety director with MB Haynes Corp., began working in occupational safety and health after suffering a traumatic injury in 1997 as a lineman. He earned his associate in occupational safety and health from CSU in 2015. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree with CSU as well.

“The incident resulted in the amputation of my right hand and right foot. Since I would no longer be able to do line work, I was excited when my company asked if I would like to come back to work in safety. It was then that I realized that I could make a difference in the lives of others by encouraging them to work safely and avoid making a serious mistake as I did,” explained Toms.

Since 2011, Gable has risen in ranks of the safety world and now works as an occupational safety and health specialist with the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights in Washington D.C. Gable earned his bachelor’s in occupational safety and health from CSU this year.

“My favorite thing about what I do is the abundance of opportunity to serve others in various capacities,” said Gable. “Between the people whom I have been able to save from unsafe acts and taught along the way, to the families that I have comforted and provided closure to during times of hardship, nothing will ever compare.”

The Outstanding Safety Professional Award was established by the university to recognize National Safety Month, observed annually in June, and to celebrate its occupational safety and health students and graduates for their commitments to safety, professionalism and their accomplishments.

CSU salutes Simmons, Toms, Gable and others who participated in this effort to honor all those who are committed to protecting the lives of workers. This is especially of note as the world deals with a global pandemic and the good health of workers is paramount.

About Columbia Southern University

For more than 25 years, Columbia Southern University has been a leader in occupational safety and health education. Taught by experienced safety experts, CSU’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in occupational safety and health are recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as Graduate Safety Practitioner® Qualified Academic Programs. CSU’s occupational safety and health degree programs meet the educational requirements mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the Associate Safety Professional designation (ASP®) and the Certified Safety Professional designation (CSP®). Visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu or call (877) 347-6050 to learn more.

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Car Insurance Mistakes That Drivers Should Avoid Committing


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“When applying for coverage, drivers should bring the relevant documents, be honest and ask questions about the policy’s terms and conditions”, said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company.

Cheapquotesautoinsurance.com has launched a new blog post that presents top car insurance mistakes that will cause problems to drivers seeking coverage.

For more info and free quotes, visit https://cheapquotesautoinsurance.com/costly-auto-insurance-mistakes/

Not having the right documents will prevent drivers for getting coverage. This is one major mistake that can be easily avoided. Make a call and ask what documents to bring. Drivers should prepare the car’s papers and provide them it when asked. Furthermore, bring proof of homeownership, graduating defensive/refresher courses, receipts for custom parts, VIN number and other documents needed to provide coverage and discounts.

Buying coverage without fully understanding the terms of the contract is another big mistake. Carefully read each page of the contract and require additional explanations.

It is recommended to get quotes before negotiations. Compare prices from multiple carriers and determine the average value. Now it is easy and fast to get online quotes. It only takes several minutes.

For more car insurance info, money-saving tips and free online quotes, please visit http://cheapquotesautoinsurance.com

Cheapquotesautoinsurance.com is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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Deadline Rapidly Approaches for the Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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The response has been remarkable, we’ve received submissions from 25 U.S. states and three countries.

The entry deadline for the Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship rapidly approaches on July 5, 2020. The prize competition is a joint collaboration between the Ted and Doris Lee Family Foundation and the Lee Business School at UNLV and aims to speed entrepreneurs in the development of innovations necessary to address the urgent problems facing the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries resulting from COVID-19.

“The response has been remarkable, we’ve received submissions from 25 U.S. states and three countries,” said Leith Martin, Executive Director of the Troesh Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UNLV Lee Business School. “After speaking with hospitality executives nationwide, it is clear that we need solutions in real time.” Martin went on to say that those executives noted challenges they’ve encountered in their first weeks of operation after the shut-down that they would like to see solved. Some of those challenges included “intricacies surrounding seating people safely in stadiums, going cashless in casinos to eliminate the need to clean chips, contact tracing for employees and attendees at large group events, wearable body sensors that monitor more than temperature, and much more.”

A committee comprised of the Deans of UNLV’s schools of Business, Science, Engineering and Hospitality, along with renowned industry experts, will judge submissions and select prize recipients. The Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the Lee Business School will then prepare those entrepreneurs to accept investments from the Lee School Prize. Winners will be announced on August 14, 2020.

Prize winners will then use the Lee School Prizes to develop and bring their concepts to an investor marketplace made up of leading corporations, private equity firms, and angel investors. The pairing of innovators with industry leaders will speed up successful outcomes, allowing hospitality employees a safe and comfortable environment in which to work and give guests the ability to travel and seek entertainment with confidence. To assure this quick outcome, products and solutions must be brought to market within twelve months.

For more information about the Lee School Prize, criteria, or to submit a proposal, please visit: http://www.LeePrize.com.

About the Lee Business School at UNLV:

Established in 1967 as the College of Business, the now Lee Business School is one of the largest schools at UNLV with approximately 3,500 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, and 100 faculty and staff and offers the only accredited business program in Southern Nevada. The school offers ten undergraduate majors, 14 minors and five graduate degrees, including the MBA and Executive MBA programs. Lee Business School is among the top 5% of business colleges and schools worldwide to hold international dual accreditation in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business and management education. In addition to its scholastic endeavors, Lee Business School is home to three centers that bring together faculty and students with business and industry. These include the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), and Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies. With more than 20,000 graduates, the Lee Business School Alumni Chapter is one of the largest alumni chapters on campus.

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Temprian Therapeutics Finalist in Nature Merck Spinoff 2020 Competition


Caroline Le Poole, PhD, CSO (above center), Paul Burton, JD MBA, VP Strategy (below, left) and Kettil Cedercreutz, PhD, CEO (below right) form the core leadership team of Temprian Therapeutics Inc.

Our treatment is designed to bring long-sought-after relief to the millions of people suffering from vitiligo

Temprian, a spinoff from Northwestern University, has a platform technology intended for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Its lead indication is vitiligo. Vitiligo patients develop progressive depigmentation of the skin. There is no cure for vitiligo at this time.

While vitiligo is equally prevalent in all ethnic groups, it is most visible and impactful in people with darker skin tones. Comorbidities include alopecia areata, hypothyroid disease and depression. The disease can bring heavy emotional stress. Patients are routinely subject to discrimination and prejudice, affecting personal relationships and job opportunities.

Historically, treatments for diseases that disproportionately affect people of color have received little attention or resources essential to moving them forward. Temprian’s selection as a finalist for the Nature Spinoff Prize provides hope for securing finances needed for a clinical trial.

The 12 finalists represent companies from the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Spain operating in such diverse fields as pharmaceuticals, predictive assays and medical devices.

Details of Temprian’s innovation are covered on the Nature website. The Spinoff Prize has been established by the journal Nature in partnership with Merck KGaA to showcase and celebrate global excellence in the commercialization of research through the creation of spinoff companies.

ABOUT Temprian Therapeutics Inc. The company is a spinoff from Northwestern University, established to develop DNA based treatments for autoimmune disease. Its lead indication is vitiligo. The Company has worked closely with the patient community in the development of a safe, non-invasive, market-oriented treatment for vitiligo. The HSP70-based drug is designed to temper autoimmunity, arrests the spread of the disease and trigger repigmentation.

ABOUT Nature, Merck KGaA and the Spinoff Prize 2020: The Spinoff Prize has been established by the journal Nature Research in partnership with Merck to showcase and celebrate global excellence in the commercialization of research through the creation of spinoff companies.

IP: The underlying patent “Mutant HSP70i to Prevent Autoimmune Disease” (Appl. No. 15/791,609) for Temprian’s platform technology was approved and issued by the USPTO on May 27, 2020.

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Sergio Negreira Joins Lowers Forensics International as Executive Vice President, Forensics and Latin America


Sergio Negreira Joins Lowers Forensics International as Executive Vice President, Forensics and Latin America

Sergio is a uniquely qualified forensic accounting professional who will bring value to our clients as they navigate issues ranging from suspected FCPA violations to elaborate money laundering schemes.

Lowers Forensics International is pleased to welcome Sergio P. Negreira, CPA, CFF, J.D. as Executive Vice President, Forensics and Latin America. Based out of the company’s Miami, Florida office, Negreira specializes in forensic investigative services, including occupational and financial statement fraud as well as bribery and corruption investigations. He also has extensive experience in performing FCPA and fraud risk assessments, providing and testifying on lost profit calculations, economic and market analysis as well as assisting clients with business interruption and fidelity insurance claims.

President of Lowers Forensics International, Marc Johnson, remarks, “Sergio is a uniquely qualified forensic accounting professional who will bring value to our clients as they navigate issues ranging from suspected FCPA violations to elaborate money laundering schemes.”

Combining nearly 50 years of industry excellence and leadership, Lowers Forensics works with clients worldwide to provide insurance claims accounting, litigation support, forensic accounting, and expert testimony.

Prior to joining Lowers Forensics International, Negreira was with Ernst & Young for over 25 years where he served as a partner within the forensics and disputes practice. He served as practice leader for the Latin America Disputes & Forensics region as well as the country practice leader for the Mexico and Central American region. Negreira also served as the QRM (Quality and Risk Management) leader for the Caribbean Disputes and Forensics practices. He is fluent in Spanish.

To reach Sergio Negreira call (786) 687-2942 or visit lowersforensics.com.

About Lowers Forensics International, LLC

Lowers Forensics International is a financial forensics firm offering expertise in insurance claims accounting, litigation support, investigative services, and expert testimony to support organizations worldwide. The company maintains offices across the globe to serve the needs of insurance companies, attorneys, and private and public entities in order to transform complex financial information into clear evidence. For more information about Lowers Forensics International, visit lowersforensics.com.

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