ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS
Canon Solutions America, Inc | June 02, 2022
Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., joins the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) to announce that the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) earned the 2022 CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice.
CAHME is an accrediting body for academic programs that offer a professional master's degree in healthcare management education. Every year, the organization partners with Canon Solutions America to recognize educational institutions that strive to instill ideals of sustainability and social responsibility in future healthcare leaders with the Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice. This award signifies the critical role education plays in inspiring future healthcare leaders to enact positive change incorporating the ideals of cultural competency, community involvement, environmental focus, and sustainability.
"Receiving the CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice is a true honor for us, It really represents a true affirmation of the significance of the efforts we've put forth to enhance sustainability. In April of 2020, we released our five-year strategic plan, which included a call to promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are ensuring that our students have a solid foundation in understanding the root causes of health and healthcare disparities."
-Jean Abraham, PhD, professor and interim head, SPH Division of Health Policy & Management.
The Minnesota MHA program was recognized for its efforts to manifest sustainability ideals that contribute to student and community development, focusing on enhancing cultural competency, increasing community involvement, acquiring an environmental focus, and increasing access to healthcare services. The program was honored at the CAHME Award Ceremony on March 27 at the ACHE Congress in Chicago, IL.
"We are excited to join Canon Solutions America in awarding this honor to the University of Minnesota, Since 1968, Minnesota's graduate program in healthcare administration has provided students the training and support they need to become thoughtful, skilled, and effective leaders within healthcare."
-Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of CAHME.
CAHME serves the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master's degree in healthcare management. CAHME Accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers that ensure the integrity of healthcare management education.
About the University of Minnesota School of Public Health
The University of Minnesota School of Public Health improves the health and wellbeing of populations and communities around the world by bringing innovative research, learning, and concrete actions to today's biggest health challenges. We prepare some of the most influential leaders in the field, and partner with health departments, communities, and policymakers to advance health equity for all.
About Canon Solutions America, Inc.
Canon Solutions America, Inc. provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. Canon Solutions America, Inc. helps companies of all sizes discover ways to improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs in conjunction with high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America, Inc. is headquartered in Melville, NY and has sales and service locations across the U.S.
Cialfo | May 27, 2022
EdTech company Cialfo, which provides access to international higher education options for students globally, has today announced the formation of its inaugural University Advisory Board in the United States. The Board held its first meeting in Washington, D.C. from May 18th to 20th. Over time, the group will help guide the company's university business initiatives across America, which is the most sought-after destination amongst the 310,000 students on its platform, accounting for 80% of the applications since 2017.
"The perseverance and commitment to building exceptional classes amidst the great resignation and in the new, 'never normal' environment that I saw and felt from the university professionals I met in the U.S. earlier this year strengthened my commitment to supporting them as part of Cialfo's mission to make education accessible. There are several issues that they all share which can best - perhaps only - be solved together, and establishing this Advisory Board is an amazing step towards not only addressing today's challenges but creating new opportunities and paradigms in higher education for tomorrow."
-Cialfo CEO and Co-Founder Rohan Pasari
A global digital transformation leader in higher education and international student mobility, Cialfo intentionally invited enrollment management and international admissions professionals from various regions and institution types to inspire innovative thinking and address common challenges in the new, "never normal" environment. Each member is an industry thought leader in their own right, and, together, they will help accelerate their shared mission to empower learners worldwide.
The Board comprises International Education Consultant and Advisor to Cialfo, Clay Hensley along with the following higher education professionals:
Adrienne Amador Oddi, Vice President of Strategic Enrollment and Communications, Queens University of Charlotte; Andrew Palumbo, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Bryce Benton, Associate Director of Admission, Coordinator of International Admission, Denison University; Daniel Marschner, Ph.D., Director of International Admission, Loyola Marymount University; Holly (Moninder) Singh, Assistant Vice President, Academic Enterprise Enrollment, Arizona State University; John Wilkerson, Ed.D., Associate Vice President for International Services, Indiana University; Jose Aviles, Ed.D., Vice President For Enrollment Management, Louisiana State University; Joseph Montgomery, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success, Tuskegee University; Karen Kristof, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admission, Colorado College; Nancy Machles Rothschild, Associate Dean of Admissions, Syracuse University; Panetha Ott, Ed.D., Director of Admission, International Recruitment, Brown University; Patriece Campbell, Ed.D., Director of International Programs, Millersville University; Satyajit Dattagupta, Chief Enrollment Management Officer, Senior Vice Chancellor, and Special Advisor to the President, Northeastern University (starting this role in June 2022); and Yvonne Romero da Silva, Ed.D., Vice President for Enrollment, Rice University.
"I found it inspiring to talk about possibilities in using tech to facilitate deeper connections between students and universities, and to strategize with Cialfo staff who are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions in response to daunting challenges in the enrollment management space."
-Karen Kristof, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admission, Colorado College
The announcement reflects the significance of the market for international student mobility, continuing demand for hybrid recruitment strategies and solutions, and the company's significant momentum there following a month-long tour of the United States by Cialfo CEO and Co-Founder Rohan Pasari in Q1. After announcing a Series B extension led by Tiger Global, Rohan traveled to six cities across the U.S. to meet with K12 schools and high-profile universities. Portland State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined the roster of Cialfo University partners this year.
Cialfo is an award-winning digital transformation leader in higher education and international student mobility, connecting high school students, their counselors, and families with over 1,000 leading higher education institutions worldwide. Co-founders Rohan Pasari (CEO), Stanley Chia (COO) and William Hund (CPO) brought their personal experiences studying abroad - as well as their diverse professional backgrounds in education consulting, engineering and entrepreneurship – together with a shared passion for using the power of technology for good to form the company in 2017. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in the US, India and China, Cialfo has over 200 employees across the globe.
The American Society of Hematology | June 07, 2022
the American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced the institutions that have been selected for the ASH Hematology-Focused Fellowship Training Program (HFFTP), an innovative initiative to address the critical need to expand the hematology workforce. ASH has invested $19 million to launch 10 new hematology-focused fellowship tracks at nine academic institutions across the country.
Each institution will receive funding from ASH to develop a robust hematology training experience for up to two new fellows per year over five years to produce 50 new academic hematologists by 2030. The first cohort of 10 ASH-sponsored hematology fellows will begin in July 2023.
Hematology is a rewarding and rapidly advancing medical specialty. Classical hematology offers physicians opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research leading to life-saving discoveries and specialized patient care for adults living with sickle cell disease and bleeding and clotting disorders, among others. Millions of Americans are affected by blood disorders each year, and the need for hematologists continues to grow. Despite the need, over the past 25 years, hematology training has almost entirely intertwined with training in oncology, and the majority of fellows who choose a career in hematology ultimately focus on blood cancers. HFFTP will provide trainees who are interested in specializing in classical hematology with more fellowship options.
ASH conducted a series of workforce studies of U.S. hematology-oncology fellows and practitioners seeking additional insight into the growing shortage of hematologists, including perceptions of education, mentorship, the job market, and income potential in hematology. According to a 2019 study of 2,500 practicing hematologists, 46% reported a shortage in classical hematologists, while 31% reported a deficit in hematologists who specialize in blood cancers.
This disparity leaves critical gaps in medical care for patients with non-cancerous blood conditions like sickle cell disease and hemophilia, among many others. Trainees looking to study classical hematology also need more mentors to help them navigate the field. Of hematology-oncology fellows surveyed in 2021, only 30% of those in classical hematology reported having had mentors, despite mentorship being cited as the most influential factor in trainees' career decisions and perceptions of medical specialties.
As part of ASH's mission of fostering high-quality, equitable care, transformative research, and innovative education to improve the lives of patients with blood and bone marrow disorders, ASH is making a substantial commitment to address the shortage of hematologists through the ASH HFFTP, which will provide critical education, mentorship, and research opportunities for fellows interested in pursuing careers in hematology.
"ASH believes it's critically important to support the next generation of hematologists, This program will not only provide world-class medical training to fellows across the country but will also address growing gaps in medical care to help ensure the best care of patients with blood disorders. Through this strategic investment, ASH will expand the field of academic hematology and cultivate mentorship opportunities for fellows, We, along with the awarded institutions, remain committed to supporting hematology trainees and specialists throughout their educational and professional journeys"
-ASH President Jane N. Winter, MD, of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
The program is primarily targeting aspiring hematologists from internal medicine or combined internal medicine-pediatrics. The new tracks at the awarded institutions offer opportunities to pair comprehensive classical hematology training with career-enhancing education in transfusion medicine, sickle cell disease, and thrombosis, as well as fields like medical education, systems-based hematology, and outcomes research.
ICANN | June 13, 2022
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) marks the 15th anniversary of its flagship ICANN Fellowship Program, which has served as a gateway to participation in the Internet governance community for more than 800 fellows from 160 countries/territories. Launched in 2007 by ICANN, the international nonprofit that coordinates the Domain Name System and plays a key role in ensuring a global, interoperable, and secure Internet, the Fellowship introduces individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities from around the world to ICANN and the Internet governance community.
Fifteen years after its launch, the numbers highlight the enduring success of the ICANN Fellowship Program: More than 100 former fellows currently hold positions across the ICANN community and many more remain engaged within the broader Internet governance space. The goal of the program is for fellows to become active members of the ICANN community, thereby strengthening the diversity of the multistakeholder model that forms the bedrock of ICANN's technical Internet governance approach. It ensures that all relevant actors, from business, government, civil society, and other areas, work together in ICANN's consensus-driven policy-making process to maintain an open, secure, and resilient Internet. Through personal mentors and trainings fellows get acquainted with ICANN's multistakeholder model enabling them to participate in the technical Internet governance community.
"That many former fellows, all across the world, remain active members of the ICANN community speaks to the success of the Fellowship Program, Their dedication to ICANN's mission of preserving an Internet that is stable, secure, and global invigorates the ICANN community."
-Göran Marby, ICANN President and CEO.
ICANN Fellowships are awarded to selected applicants in conjunction with the three annual public meetings hosted by ICANN in different locations around the world. Fellows come from diverse backgrounds but have a shared interest in learning about Internet governance and ICANN's multistakeholder model.
"As the ICANN Fellowship Program turns 15, I am delighted that it has achieved the goals set a decade and a half ago, As it continues to evolve to meet future needs, I am confident that the program will keep providing opportunities for individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities to join the ICANN community and contribute meaningfully to the future of the Internet."
-Maarten Botterman, ICANN Board Chair.
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you have to type an address - a name or a number - into your computer or other device. That address must be unique, so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world.