Dissemination of science – Templo Do Conhecimento http://templodoconhecimento.com/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 23:49:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://templodoconhecimento.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Dissemination of science – Templo Do Conhecimento http://templodoconhecimento.com/ 32 32 Global politics in dangerous territory https://templodoconhecimento.com/global-politics-in-dangerous-territory/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/global-politics-in-dangerous-territory/

While Russia’s deep and transformational invasion of Ukraine on February 24 fundamentally reshaped and reinforced the controversial trends and contours of Asia’s geopolitics and geoeconomics, it did not define a new direction. in world politics. The international system had already crumbled over the past decade, underpinned by geostrategic rivalry and competition between the United States and China. Given deteriorating patterns and trends, the international environment is entering dangerous territory where what seemed unthinkable not so long ago may soon become entirely conceivable.

Prior to President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation”, international trust and working trust between states had visibly slipped, been gripped and shaken by the US-China confrontation, pitting Washington’s assertive Indo-Pacific strategy under the former and current Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden. against China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative under President Xi Jinping. The 2020-21 pandemic has exacerbated geostrategic tensions between the two superpowers as each has handled Covid-19 in its own way with distinct and mutually exclusive approaches and means, notably in the development and dissemination of vaccines.

By early this year, the United States had fully reopened its economy and reemerged, while China’s borders remained relatively closed with quarantine restrictions still in place. To the extent that China has not fully re-engaged abroad due to a lingering pandemic crisis at home, Covid-19 is significant because it has given the United States a temporary geostrategic advantage and window limited to outwit and take Beijing to task on major battlefields from the East China Sea and Taiwan Strait to the South China Sea and wider Southeast Asia. As China feels more insecure and defensive about Washington’s assertiveness, including US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei early last month, Beijing has lambasted by leading military exercises around Taiwan, accompanied by fiery rhetoric against the United States and its allies and partners.

Moreover, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and China’s defensiveness in Asia in the face of its lingering pandemic slump have tightened the Moscow-Beijing axis. Global politics is unmistakably aligned and polarized between the United States and its allies in Asia, the European Union and NATO on the one hand and China, Russia and their like-minded partners on the other.

This escalating confrontation has profound ramifications for ASEAN, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, India, Australia and New Zealand, among other states in the region. Medium and small powers in the Indo-Pacific are increasingly under pressure to choose sides and manage superpower rivalry and competition for their own sovereignty and national interest. Yet there are deep divisions between these Indo-Pacific states.

Over the past decade, the South China Sea has been a divisive issue for Asean, with Cambodia and Laos siding with China while the Philippines and Vietnam have challenged Beijing’s militarized man-made islands. . The coup in Myanmar and the ensuing civil war from February 1, 2021 further polarized ASEAN as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore called for the restoration of the democratic process while the rest of the Southeast Asian bloc remained on the sidelines. Russian aggression further weakened Asean’s cohesion and regional centrality as Laos and Vietnam refrained from condemning Moscow while the rest of the group took a tougher line. Even India, a member of the “Quad” countries which also includes Australia, Japan and the United States, has taken a softer stance towards Russia because New Delhi needs the energy resources and of Russian defense cooperation.

Although these geopolitical tensions are fueled by the US-China confrontation and Russia’s war in Ukraine, the geoeconomic competition from energy security and free trade agreements to natural resources and technological innovations is also pushing global politics towards greater of tension and conflict. As global prices rise and inflationary pressures mount in every country, the economic adversity felt across the board will only inflame geopolitical tensions.

What is different and dangerous now is that the new confrontation between the United States and China is direct and face-to-face, even if it has so far remained non-military and focused on trade and technology.

In fact, some strategic thinkers in Washington seem to think that if there is going to be a war with China, the sooner it takes place, the better chance the United States has of winning. Waiting too long will allow China to acquire military strength and capability that could prevent a US victory. Such dangerous thinking in the US capital goes hand in hand with growing Chinese nationalism at home.

Mitigation institutions and mechanisms, such as the bureaucratic system known as the UN, are ineffective. The collapse of multilateralism is further compounded by Covid conditions that decouple US-China economic entanglement and integrated supply chains.

All in all, the ongoing global mess driven by Russia’s revanchism, China’s belligerence, US assertiveness, the EU’s overriding concern for its continental affairs, the internal divisions of the ‘Asean and a wide fracture of interstate relations in Northeast Asia is ringing the alarm. Unless both sides of the New Cold War step back and step back from the edge of the abyss, the risks will increase that we will witness a global conflict that we hitherto thought impossible in our lifetime.

Thitinan Pongsudhirak


Professor and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies at the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, he earned a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics with a dissertation award in 2002. Recognized for his excellence in writing of opinions by the Society of Publishers in Asia, his opinions and articles have been widely published by local and international media.

NIH awards $23 million for telehealth oncology https://templodoconhecimento.com/nih-awards-23-million-for-telehealth-oncology/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 14:23:28 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/nih-awards-23-million-for-telehealth-oncology/

The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has provided $23 million to four universities to develop telehealth centers for cancer care as part of the Centers of Research Excellence initiative in NCI telehealth.

As part of the federal Cancer Moonshot initiative, TRACE aims to determine how best to use and sustain telehealth to deliver cancer care.

There is growing interest in how to improve patient care experiences through the development of hybrid models that overlap with virtual care possibilities such as telehealth. Each center will study how telehealth supports cancer patients across a number of disciplines and factors.

“We need to establish an evidence base for using this technology to deliver oncology healthcare and integrate it into routine care. Additionally, these centers will explore opportunities for scalability and dissemination of their cancer-related telehealth interventions beyond their own health systems. Dr. Robin C. Vanderpool, chief of the Health Informatics and Communication Research Branch of NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, said in the announcement.

MSK explores telehealth for precision oncology

Thanks to its grant, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York launches the telehealth research center for the effective and safe delivery of cancer care at home to help patients with breast and prostate cancer receive routine oncology care at home through telehealth and other strategies.

Researchers will study the effectiveness of the hospital-at-home program to be called MSK@Home in its outpatient practice network to reduce in-person visits, improve patient experience, understand clinician experiences, and overcome barriers to the implementation of telehealth in oncology. .

Social factors, shared decisions and patient risk reduction

Other awards focus on how telehealth can help cancer patients who are veterans, have lung cancer, or need support to reduce cancer risk factors, such as nicotine.

“We award these Centers of Excellence to better understand how telehealth can help improve health outcomes across the continuum of cancer care,” said Katrina Goddard, director of the Division of Cancer Control and of Population Sciences from the NCI, in a statement.

The other rewards are:

  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York will lead the development of the Telehealth Research and Innovation Center for Veterans with Cancer to work with the Veterans Health Administration to examine how social factors such as race and ethnicity , poverty, and rural residence affect the supply of telehealth for cancer care.

  • Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois will lead the Scalable Telehealth Cancer Care Center which will focus on using telehealth to extend health services to cancer survivors to reduce risky behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity.

  • The University of Pennsylvania Telehealth Research Center of Excellence will focus on using communication science and behavioral economics to compare the effectiveness of several telehealth strategies on shared decision-making for the lung cancer screening and to improve timely access to comprehensive molecular testing for advanced lung cancer.

“With this new NCI grant, we aim to develop a new paradigm in oncology – precision delivery – with the ultimate goal of matching individual patients with the most beneficial combination of in-clinic or telehealth home care at the time. appropriate time,” said Dr. Michael J. Morris, Medical Oncologist and Head of Prostate Cancer Section for Genitourinary Oncology at MSK in a separate statement on MSK’s website.

Andrea Fox is the editor of Healthcare IT News.
Email: afox@himss.org

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Data shows gains in reading skills https://templodoconhecimento.com/data-shows-gains-in-reading-skills/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/data-shows-gains-in-reading-skills/

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  • The data @ncpublicschools received this month will help it establish a baseline to measure progress in implementing the state’s reading science law. #nced

  • “We still have a long way to go, but the results we’re seeing over the past year are clearly pointing in the right direction,” @CTuittNCDPI said of the data released earlier this month. #nced

The Ministry of Public Instruction received evaluation data this month that will help it establish a baseline for measuring effective literacy teaching as part of the implementation of the Education Act. the science of reading the state. Data shows that young learners in North Carolina significantly increased their foundational literacy skills between the start and end of the last school year.

According to a DPI statement citing data from the 2021-22 school year, K-2 students across the state showed favorable gains in five foundational skills – phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary , fluency and comprehension – compared to the national sample.

About a month ago, DPI began receiving data from Amplify, owner of the mCLASS assessment that is administered to elementary school students across the state at least three times a year (early, middle, and late school year). year). mCLASS is also administered to 1.6 million other children in approximately 35 states.

DPI’s release, released on Thursday, does not include raw data, but Amplify has confirmed the accuracy of the first sheet figures released.

The release also says third-graders showed gains, but it only provides percentages for K-2. DPI leaders said it was an intentional move to avoid confusion when end-of-year three test results are released next week. These can look very different because, while assessment data measures progress in acquiring literacy skills, EOG tests attempt to measure actual reading skills.

“We still have a long way to go, but the results we are seeing over the past year are clearly going in the right direction,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt said in the statement.

The data is good, but we can’t overstate it

North Carolina students in kindergarten, first and second grade each began last year to achieve lower assessment benchmarks than the national sample. North Carolina’s kindergarten and first-graders finished the year with better results than the national sample, and second-graders achieved the same results.

While the significant gains and gap closed by North Carolina students on the national sample is encouraging, said DPI Office of Early Learning Director Amy Rhyne, further study is needed to understand what exactly is happening.

The gains came after the state enacted the Excellent Public Schools Act, which requires early-grade literacy education to align with the science of reading – but Rhyne warned against too much reading in the calendar.

“We look at this data and be careful not to say that it directly correlates to LETRS training,” she said.

The Reading Act of 2021 changes a lot around the state’s approach to teaching reading. However, you have probably most often heard of Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). DPI offers LETRS training to teachers across the state. LETRS covers some research and asks teachers to practice research-aligned teaching on a sample of students during training.

The state has divided the districts into three cohorts, with teachers in the first cohort starting the two-year training early last year and the third cohort starting now.

According to Truitt, who saw some of the early breakdown of the numbers, students taught by teachers who started LETRS training first outperformed students taught by teachers who are just starting training now.

What the mCLASS assessment measures

Although it is too early to establish causal links between law reading science and assessment results, the data provides a baseline for PGD to measure future student progress over time. that the law is implemented. And the assessments, which measure both progress and risk for things like dyslexia, show how well students are doing in the skills that lead to competence.

“It’s about reading to learn versus learning to read,” Rhyne said, noting that assessments show where children are learning to read while EOGs test whether they can read to learn.

According to Amplify spokesperson Kay Moffett, mCLASS assessments provide teachers with data they can use to target instruction based on the reading skills students have or need to learn more fully.

It measures things like fluency in letters and phonemes (the sound segments that make up a word), as well as proficiency in reading words and vocabulary. Here is an example of what is measured:

According to Kelley Bendheim, implementation coordinator of DPI’s Read to Achieve, assessments become more complex as a student progresses through the beginning of the year. Indeed, students’ fundamental skills should progress throughout the year.

How DPI will use the data

Rhyne said she does not expect to see a significant impact on reading skills from the science of reading law for at least two years, and that soon-to-be-released EOG scores will likely still reflect the challenges facing students and teachers have faced during the pandemic.

However, digging into the assessment data will help the state identify who needs help the most and where the positive outliers are so it can look for best practices to spread more widely, Rhyne said. .

Amplify provides DPI with data disaggregated by subgroups, by race as well as by LETRS cohort. DPI will use the breakdowns to ask questions like whether well-performing districts assess students more than three times a year. It will also explore the impact of assessment data on teaching and interventions.

The Office of Early Learning partners with the Office of Recovery and Acceleration of Learning to further analyze assessment data. The two are partnering on the project with the North Carolina Collaboratory, which has issued a request for proposals to find an outside research partner. The RFP indicates that work will begin in October.

Rupen Fofaria

Rupen Fofaria is the Equity and Learning Differences Reporter at EducationNC. It exists to shed light, including telling stories about under-reported issues.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Earns Second Magnet Designation in Recognition of Excellence in Nursing https://templodoconhecimento.com/mayo-clinic-in-arizona-earns-second-magnet-designation-in-recognition-of-excellence-in-nursing/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 18:05:00 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/mayo-clinic-in-arizona-earns-second-magnet-designation-in-recognition-of-excellence-in-nursing/

News — PHOENIX — The Mayo Clinic in Arizona received its second Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, with nine copies noted. Examples are areas where the Mayo Clinic in Arizona has far exceeded Magnet standards for clinical excellence.

Mayo Clinic exceeded benchmarks in all nursing units for:

  • Post lumbar puncture headache.
  • Resistant to nosocomial methicillin Staphylococcus aureus infections.
  • Fall of the patient on an outpatient basis.
  • Four different measures of inpatient satisfaction.

Other examples included:

  • 89% of Mayo Clinic nurses hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Development of an innovative line stabilization device, by a Mayo Clinic nurse, for use during patient transport.

This new designation is particularly noteworthy because the data collection period for quality indicators and patient and nurse satisfaction extended from the second quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2021. This was when the hospitals and nurses were feeling the full impact of COVID-19. pandemic.

“To be recognized for exceptional nursing care when so much of the data period has occurred in the midst of a pandemic is nothing short of amazing,” says Marialena Murphy, RN, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, chief nursing officer. “This award is truly a testament to the commitment of our nursing teams and every member of the clinical team at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.”

Watch: Mayo Clinic in Arizona Earns Second Magnet Designation in Recognition of Excellence in Nursing.

The Mayo Clinic in Arizona was first named as a Magnet organization in 2017, with four copies rated.

“Our Magnet status will help us continue to attract and retain top nursing talent, drive excellence in patient care, and drive organizational innovation,” said Richard Gray, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “Overall, this confirms what we already knew: our nurses provide exceptional care.”


About the Magnetic Recognition Program
The mission of the Magnet Recognition Program, an accreditation given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is “to continually improve patient care worldwide in an environment where nurses, in collaboration with the interprofessional team, thrive setting the standard of excellence through leadership, scientific discovery, and the dissemination and application of new knowledge.” As of June, 9.4% of hospitals in the United States had achieved this designation.

About the Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education, and research, and providing compassion, expertise, and answers to all who need healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for more Mayo Clinic news.

High number of invalid votes and low turnout prompt polling commission to organize voter education https://templodoconhecimento.com/high-number-of-invalid-votes-and-low-turnout-prompt-polling-commission-to-organize-voter-education/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 02:34:17 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/high-number-of-invalid-votes-and-low-turnout-prompt-polling-commission-to-organize-voter-education/

The Election Commission has decided to conduct in-person and virtual voting education programs for the upcoming House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections to reduce the number of invalid votes.

In the absence of an adequate budget, the commission had used mainstream media and social media platforms to disseminate voting information ahead of the May 2013 local elections, avoiding door-to-door campaigns, seen as the most effective means of educating the electorate.

Invalid votes reached 13% in Metropolitan City of Kathmandu, Metropolitan City of Chitwan and Metropolitan City of Biratnagar for mayorships in recent local elections, while the total number of invalid votes stood at 3%. . The turnout in local elections was 70.9%, lower than previous local elections.

The commission says it has prepared a broad plan for voter education to be conducted virtually and by physically mobilizing educators.

“We have decided to conduct an extensive voter education program this time around,” Surya Aryal, deputy spokesperson for the commission, told The Post. “We have requested around 550 million rupees from the Ministry of Finance for this purpose.”

According to him, the progress of the voter education program will depend on the amount of the budget that the ministry releases.

In its conceptual framework, the commission decided to broadcast public service announcements from national and local radio and television stations, publish advertisements in newspapers and online news media, and develop content for Youtube. . Likewise, it also plans to spread information through different social media platforms.

As many as 18 million Nepalese have registered with the Electoral Commission to vote in the November 20 elections, in which 275 members will be elected to the House of Representatives and 550 to seven provincial assemblies.

In the House of Representatives, 165 will be elected by direct ballot and 110 by proportional ballot. Similarly, 330 members for the seven provincial assemblies will be elected by direct ballot and 220 by proportional ballot. There will be four different ballots, one for the proportional system and one for the first-past-the-post system for the provincial assemblies and the House of Representatives.

Aryal, who also oversees the commission’s voter education department, said he assessed that virtual support might not be available to all voters and that in-person activities are more efficient, so the commission is preparing. to mobilize volunteers at the neighborhood level. Volunteers will teach voters how to vote to ensure their votes do not become invalid.

The commission plans to mobilize nearly 7,500 volunteers for more than a month. Volunteers will reach as many homes as possible from the last week of September through Election Day to deliver information about the proper vote.

“Our goal would be to increase voter turnout and reduce the number of invalid votes,” Aryal said. “We designed the voter education program accordingly.”

On average, a turnout of 74.16% was recorded in the local elections which took place in three phases in 2017. The highest turnout recorded since the 1991 elections took place during the second Assembly constituent in 2013, when 78.74% of registered voters exercised their right to vote.

Experts say it is necessary to teach people how to register to vote, stamp the ballot with the symbol of the candidate of their choice, and properly fold the ballot before putting it in the urn. In many cases, people don’t even know that stamping outside the box for the particular election symbol renders a vote invalid, they say.

However, voting information alone is not adequate, it requires good voter education, according to Kapil Shrestha, a professor of political science at Tribhuvan University.

“Giving information about how to vote is necessary, but voter education will be incomplete without telling people why to vote,” Shrestha, also chair of the National Election Observation Committee, told the Post. “Being able to enjoy the right to vote is a source of civic pride and an opportunity to elect the people to govern.

He said informing voters that every vote counts in elections and that their vote alone can be instrumental in whether a candidate wins or loses is the most important part of voter education.

Nepal’s invalid votes are several times higher than the normal threshold.

No less than 84 parties have registered with the commission for the November 20 federal and provincial elections.

Those who have worked as election observers say the commission was wrong not to conduct in-person voter education campaigns during local elections.

Pradip Pokharel, chairman of Nepal’s Election Observation Committee, said the commission appears to have realized the mistake and plans to mobilize the volunteers to reach voters this time.

“The higher percentage of invalid votes and lower voter turnout in recent elections show the need for an effective voter education program. The commission should not wait until the last moment to launch the program,” he told the Post. “Even political parties should conduct voter education by mobilizing their cadres and through mainstream media and social media.”

Parties and candidates can publish and broadcast their publicity materials in the media, but rigid provisions are in place in the electoral code of conduct prepared by the commission.

A political party may advertise advertising material up to one minute in length on both FM radio and television. Likewise, they can publish advertisements measuring 7 inches by 7 inches in a newspaper per day.

The same is true for election candidates.

“People can get a lot of information from advertisements. There must be restrictions on advertisements to stop extravagance,” Pokharel said. “However, these restrictions should not be so rigid that they discourage advertisements.”

Rethinking patient-oriented research | CMAJ https://templodoconhecimento.com/rethinking-patient-oriented-research-cmaj/ Mon, 22 Aug 2022 11:14:53 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/rethinking-patient-oriented-research-cmaj/

In my late teens, I worked in a foreign country with a community very different from mine. It was difficult, but I learned to love and appreciate the richness of the culture. This experience of immersion in a new culture led me to pursue a research-based master’s degree in medical anthropology, where I learned to think deeply and critically about the power structures inherent in the delivery of health care and value the subjective experiences of each individual. As an ethnographer, I learned the importance of human interaction and the nuances of cultural humility.

I pursued my goal of becoming a doctor. In medical school, I was re-educated in the tradition and culture of evidence-based medicine (EBM), which often clashed with my previous training in anthropology. In the traditional hierarchy of evidence as conceived by EBM, quantitative evidence like randomized controlled trials and cohort studies trump experiential knowledge imparted by methods like ethnography, which are often derided as anecdotal. I came to appreciate the value of both forms of knowledge and sought to marry them by subsequently pursuing a doctorate in health services research.

Around the time that I began my doctoral research training, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research launched their Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR)1. It has become a hot topic in health research circles as targeted funding competitions have been launched. I fully agreed with the need for such a strategy, but the practice was often somewhat disappointing. It seemed to me that a researcher, myself included, could turn any project into patient-oriented research with a few patient signatures and maybe a consultation or two. However, the anthropologist in me longed for a more authentic and meaningful dialogue with people who had lived experience. I recognized the need for a fundamental shift in the power dynamics of the search enterprise.


During my postdoctoral fellowship, I sought to empower patients more in a research project, as partners rather than as participants or subjects. Research participants contribute data to projects, but patient partners contribute questions, design, conduct, interpretation, and dissemination of research. In community-based participatory research (CBPR), the patient partners who do this work are called co-researchers. I chose to conduct a CBPR study because it seemed to me that these often underused approaches would be more in line with the values ​​behind SPOR than much of what I had seen and done before.

We faced a lot of adversity in the beginning. Many external organizations are unwilling to fund a project that does not have a research question; nevertheless, we obtained a small local grant from our institution. We then faced an ethics committee that had never seen such an open proposal and were unsure what to do with our protocol. This required many round trips and several modifications. Finally, some of our collaborators decided that the study was not feasible within the timeframe and resources available to us. However, others have agreed to take the risk of joining us on this atypical journey.

Once funding, ethics approval and collaborators were secured, logistical problems remained. Challenges included finding a friendly community space to host our group, finding food to share with co-researchers, and figuring out how to compensate people for their time, as well as questions about where to recruit co-researchers. potential researchers, how to train them, which methodologies to undertake and which questions to study.

Our efforts brought together a group of eight diverse, experienced and committed individuals who each had lived experience of diabetes and homelessness. We met with them weekly or bi-weekly, providing them with both diabetes education and research training. Over time, these individuals evolved from study participants to full-fledged co-investigators, who formed the Customers with Diabetes Action Committee (CDAC). Through respectful communication and deliberation, we found common ground and were able to work collaboratively toward a common goal: to improve the experience of people who are homeless and have diabetes.


During my research training, I had learned that success depended on meticulous planning and systematic research implementation. Giving up control didn’t come naturally and was very unsettling for me. On several occasions, I feared that our efforts would fail to materialize into a tangible product. I was afraid of not producing academic deliverables or not meeting the requirements of our funders. I even considered intervening. Over time, however, I learned to trust the process and the co-researchers. They showed me that their lived experience is as valuable as my own knowledge of theory, methods, physiology and drug therapy.

During our prioritization process, the group identified their top priority for diabetes management as the day-to-day issue of accessing, purchasing, and preparing healthy foods.2 This has initially was a blow to my ego, as I naively expected. that group members would prioritize their interactions with health care providers and the services we provide. It occurred to me that we may not be as important as we think.

The group completed a photovoice project where each co-researcher highlighted their experience of managing diabetes and homelessness, using a photograph and an accompanying story. clinical and research training. This unique approach to research was more valuable than anything I could contribute on my own.

CDAC’s work has been successful, resulting in peer-reviewed publications, media attention, and presentations at national and international conferences; co-investigators were recognized as authors and presenters.4 However, the impact the project had on those who participated in it appears to be the greatest success of all. Former CDAC members said they were not used to being treated as experts and that the CDAC experience was deeply meaningful. These stories, more than anything else, make this kind of college work worth my effort and stress.

My fellowship is over and the work of the CDAC is now complete, but the experience has cemented my commitment to true patient-oriented research and the need to give a meaningful voice to people with lived experience in our academic work. Building on the work we have done together, we have now established a similar group in Calgary to inform and guide our ongoing research program.

Although there are inherent challenges with CBPR, I am committed to continuing to prioritize the application of these approaches in each of my research projects and to making the voice of patients heard, from participants to co-investigators. I look forward to the many things that co-researchers, like those at CDAC, will still teach me.


  • Competing interests: David Campbell reports receiving support for the manuscript from the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, the University of Calgary, and Alberta Innovates, as well as grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Innovates, MSI Foundation, Alberta Health Services and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (all payments to facility).

  • This article has been peer reviewed.

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]]> Bonnie Carroll: Librarian to Successful Entrepreneur https://templodoconhecimento.com/bonnie-carroll-librarian-to-successful-entrepreneur/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 01:06:13 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/bonnie-carroll-librarian-to-successful-entrepreneur/ D. Ray Smith

Carolyn Krause gives us a glimpse of Bonnie Carroll, one of the most successful business owners, longtime supporter of Oak Ridge charities and good friend. I’m happy to bring you this information thanks to Carolyn’s research and Bonnie’s lecture at the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This “Historically Speaking” series will consist of two parts, first a more personal look at Bonnie and her company, Information International Associates, and second, a broader look at the world of information and her involvement in it.


One of Alvin Weinberg’s lesser known legacies was one of the most successful businesses started and owned by women in the Oak Ridge-Knoxville area – the former Information International Associates (IIa). He also left a long legacy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in science and scientific data management.

In the early 1960s, ORNL Director Alvin Weinberg was asked by President Kennedy to chair a special group of the President’s Science Advisory Committee on Scientific Information to examine the growing information challenge. The result of this study was the famous Weinberg Report of 1963 titled “Science, Government and Information: The Responsibilities of the Technical Community and Government in the Transfer of Information”.

Abivax announces a change in its governance https://templodoconhecimento.com/abivax-announces-a-change-in-its-governance/ Tue, 16 Aug 2022 19:17:07 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/abivax-announces-a-change-in-its-governance/

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PARIS, France, August 16, 2022 – 9:00 p.m. (CEST) – Abivax SA (Euronext Paris: FR0012333284 – ABVX), a Phase 3 biotechnology company developing novel immune-modulating therapies to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, viral infections and cancer, today announces a transition in the governance of its Board of Directors Directors.

Dr. Philippe Pouletty, MD, founder of Abivax and Chairman of the Board of Directors since the company’s inception in 2013, notified the Board of his intention to focus and allocate more time to other projects, including including companies listed on the stock exchange, and therefore to no longer assume the responsibilities of Chairman. Accordingly, Dr. Pouletty further notified the Board of his decision to resign as Chairman, effective immediately. Dr. Pouletty will however continue, after many years of successful leadership on the Board, to support the development of Abivax as a member of the Board.

Dr Pouletty said: “I am proud that Abivax is today one of the few European biotechnology companies to have a drug candidate, obefazimod (ABX464), entering phase 3 that addresses major medical needs in chronic inflammatory diseases. . Translating the radical innovation of great academic science into products that benefit patients has always been my goal. I am confident that Abivax will continue successfully under the new management.

Until a new permanent independent chairman is appointed, Ms. Corinna zur Bonsen-Thomas, currently an independent member of the board of directors, assumes the role of interim chairman of Abivax.

Ms. zur Bonsen-Thomas has over 30 years of leadership experience and has held various VP positions in the global pharmaceutical and medical device industry as well as digital health startups. She is co-founder and CEO of RetInSight, a digital health company, and has over 15 years of experience as a member of the supervisory board. Ms. zur Bonsen-Thomas has been a member of the Abivax Board of Directors since 2017.

“We respect Dr. Pouletty’s decision and thank him for his many contributions to the company over the past few years. Together with management, the board now looks forward to the change in governance under the new management. » said Ms. zur Bonsen-Thomas, President of Abivax.


About Abivax (www.abivax.com)

Abivax, a clinical-stage Phase 3 biotechnology company, develops novel therapies that modulate the body’s natural immune machinery to treat patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, viral infections and cancer. Abivax is listed on Euronext compartment B (ISIN: FR0012333284 – Ticker: ABVX). Based in Paris and Montpellier, Abivax has two drug candidates in clinical development, to treat severe inflammatory diseases, and ABX196 to treat hepatocellular carcinoma. More information about the company is available at www.abivax.com. Follow us on Twitter @ABIVAX_.



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Preparedness for disasters and calamities in the Philippines https://templodoconhecimento.com/preparedness-for-disasters-and-calamities-in-the-philippines/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 03:27:55 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/preparedness-for-disasters-and-calamities-in-the-philippines/

As an archipelago located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and along the Typhoon Belt, the Philippines plays host to dozens of typhoons each year and is home to a handful of active volcanoes. This makes the Philippines highly prone to natural calamities and disasters, which requires strong disaster management and preparedness plans for national and local government units.

The devastating Bohol earthquake in October 2013, the world’s strongest super typhoon, Haiyan (local codename Yolanda), which hit Tacloban City in November 2013, and Typhoon Goni, which hit Catanduanes in November 2020 .

With years of calamities rocking the nation at close intervals, disaster preparedness has become a daily routine for some Filipinos, including those who live near faultlines and active volcanoes.

Disaster Preparedness by Albayanos: The Perfect Example

The Albayanos, who have more or less perfected disaster mitigation through foolproof evacuation plans and general preparedness, are leading the charge to shine a light on disaster preparedness. In fact, the United Nations (UN) has declared Albay its global role model in climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR), and Salceda, a multi-award-winning campaigner for the ACC and the RRC, as its main world champion. and spokesperson for CCA-DRR.

Albay, one of the most disaster-prone areas in the country, has pioneered CCA-DRR programs that have earned its awards and accolades from national and international institutions. These accolades include three Gawad Kalasag Awards and a National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Hall of Fame niche.

Albay has invested heavily in strengthening infrastructure to mitigate damage during calamities, as well as disaster preparedness products to ensure they are well equipped when calamities should occur.

His multi-billion peso Albay Guidacale (Guinobatan-Camalig-Daraga-Legazpi) economic township program was initially a geostrategic intervention to move people from at-risk areas to safer land, but it is quickly turning into a platform economic development to transform its 64,000 hectare area. in a sprawling business center.

The provincial government of Albay now conducts regular risk reduction trainings in schools and local communities and has put in place early warning systems and emergency management equipment.

What measures has the government taken for disaster and calamity preparedness?

In the face of growing concerns over causeless events, such as typhoons, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the government, through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), formerly known as the National Disaster Coordination Council, recognized the value of setting aside a designated period for people to focus their attention on the need to prepare for natural disasters. Some of the efforts of the government in place today include:

Government Agencies Earthquake Response Programs

According to Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, mandated government agencies are required to create programs to reduce the risk of earthquakes. These can include plans that address disaster vulnerabilities, the implementation of disaster risk reduction programs, as well as policy and socio-economic development planning.

DOST Geohazards Mapping

The Department of Science and Technology has developed maps related to earthquakes and volcanoes that aim to increase the online accessibility of crucial environmental and hazard information for Filipinos.

National Buildings and Structures Regulations

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology stressed the need for strict regulations on buildings and structures to minimize the impact of earthquakes, citing a study that found half a million residential buildings in the Metro Manila would be heavily or partially damaged if a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurs in the West Valley Fault, also known as the Marikina Fault Line, which crosses Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite and Metro Manila, as well as Quezon City, Pasig, Taguig and Muntinlupa.

In addition to these government plans and programs, various groups and individuals see the need to assess whether Filipinos have already complied with the requirements of the new Building Code and other relevant regulations, including the renovation of homes, buildings and other structures.

It is also necessary to check whether the country has enough essential resources in case of an earthquake, in the form of hospitals, disaster management centers, roads, audiovisual media, fire stations and ambulance and telecommunications facilities.

Proper dissemination of information is also necessary to properly prepare citizens for impending disaster. Through learning programs and even International Days for Disaster Risk Reduction, various government agencies and non-governmental organizations can reach out to Filipinos and ensure they have all the necessary information so they know how they will react for their own safety.

Has the Philippines managed to soften the blow of disasters and calamities?

Fortunately, thanks to the countless mitigation efforts of the Philippine government, as well as the efforts of non-governmental institutions to disseminate crucial information as well as to create disaster and calamity preparedness plans and systems, we have now begun to see palpable effects in our catastrophe. reliability. From falling death tolls to effectively distributing supplies to affected families, the Philippines has finally begun to prepare well for disasters.

In 2014 Typhoon Ruby hit Eastern Samar and Masbate. Thanks to early preparations and government efforts, we have had overall success in averting a massive death toll, showing that the Philippines has finally found a way to mitigate the damage inflicted by the storms. While Ruby was not as strong as Haiyan – one of the most devastating typhoons in the Philippines, there was no comparison in terms of loss of life.

This success has been widely attributed to three words: “Preventive Mandatory Evacuation”. Data from the National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management shows more than a million Filipinos were pushed out of Ruby’s path, compared to 125,000 who were forced to evacuate their homes when Yolanda approached the country in November 2013. Interestingly, the initial paths of the two storms were nearly the same.

“The government’s rapid evacuation response saved many injuries and even death,” UN Children’s Fund representative in the Philippines Lotta Sylwander said in a statement.

Executing an escape plan of this magnitude is not easy, by any measure. It requires tight coordination, from the top down to the person responsible for knocking on the doors of those who need to be moved. Supplies must be in place and protected from damage.

As our response to Ruby showed, we had a good system in place and people who implemented it correctly.

Mannheim Township School Board Considers Comprehensive Plan, Goal List and New Policies | Community News https://templodoconhecimento.com/mannheim-township-school-board-considers-comprehensive-plan-goal-list-and-new-policies-community-news/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 19:30:00 +0000 https://templodoconhecimento.com/mannheim-township-school-board-considers-comprehensive-plan-goal-list-and-new-policies-community-news/

When: Work meeting of the school board of the canton of Manheim, on August 11th. Board members Janet Carroll and Kim Romano were absent.

What happened: Jaclyn Dudzic, Health Services Supervisor, reviewed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan, as required by the American Rescue Plan Act and the Emergency Relief Fund for elementary and secondary schools. The first article states that wearing a mask continues to be welcome and optional for students and staff when participating in school activities. To see the full list, head to the August 11 agenda on mtwp.net.

new school year: Superintendent Robin Felty presented her 2022-2023 goals to improve student education, based on five standards: student growth and success, organizational leadership, district operations and financial management, communication and community relations, and human resource management. To read the full document, visit the district’s website.

Complete planning: Felty also presented the EDP’s overall Future Ready planning for the district for 2022-23 and 2024-25, beginning with 10 points summarizing key priorities for K-12, including “Increase competence on assessments reading and math scores from the Pennsylvania School Assessment System, particularly for various demographic groups. Three stages of goals and actions follow, culminating in the next steps. “We’re halfway there,” Felty said. Board member Nikki Rivera commended the committee made up of members from all nine school buildings for developing the plan, which will be posted on the district’s website after approval.

Planetarium Upgrade: Science teacher Dave Farina discussed the planetarium’s importance to education in the district and asked the board to allow Leer Electric to upgrade the 15-year-old high school’s planetarium, which is “beyond its expected useful life”, for $233,382. “Kids ask amazing questions,” Farina said. “We want to give them incredible answers.”

Performance Matters: Sharon Schaefer, director of curriculum and instruction, asked the board to approve the one-time $19,700 purchase of student assessment software that provides K-12 schools “a holistic view pedagogical gaps to support better student outcomes”.

Strategies: Felty asked the board to approve new policies on non-resident student eligibility, student discipline, student expression/dissemination of material, controlled substances/apparel, military leave for staff and employees and non-school organizations/groups/individuals. Details are on the site.

And after: The board will vote on the demands at its August 18 action meeting.

Fall Kickoff and Literacy Festival: “Reading with the Blue Streaks,” featuring athletic, music and fall performance teams, will be held at the high school stadium, 100 Blue Streak Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 17. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise, the family, food and fun reading festival will include a petting zoo with musical instruments, face paint and free pretzels. For more information, email ShaiQuana Mitchell at mitchesh@mtwp.net.

Salary increase: At a special meeting on July 21, the board agreed to amend a February 2020 agreement with Brightbill Transportation to increase the cost per vehicle resulting from increased pay rates for drivers and helpers, with 72 drivers from passenger buses earning a minimum of $25 per hour; nine van drivers, $20 per hour; sports and travel bus drivers, $20 per hour; and bus helpers, $17 per hour. Minimum annual costs for buses, based on 180 days, are $279 per day for vans with nine or fewer passengers and $342 per day for buses with a capacity of 36 to 72 passengers. Matt Gillis, director of transport, announced that thanks to much-needed new drivers, drivers will not be making double trips this year.