Oklahoma Technology & Science

Regional Shortage of Neurologists Revealed Across the U.S.

2017-07-16

Using population health data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Neurocern, Inc. developed an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Neurology Desert Index (ANDI), defined as the projected ratio of neurologists per 10,000 dementia patients. Results showed a great disparity in ANDI values between states by the year 2025. Twenty states were identified as dementia neurology “deserts” with a current dementia population of 1,638,800, which is projected to reach 2,068,000 by 2025. Wyoming, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota and Oklahoma were revealed as the five states with the most significant projected gap between the available neurology workforce and the health needs of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in 2025. “Our data highlights the importance of neurology education for clinicians, enabling them to have a more positive impact on people with dementia and their families,” said Dr. Anitha Rao, co-founder of Neurocern, Inc....

Blind and Vision-Impaired Teens Learn Independent Living and Job-Readiness Skills
Blind and Vision-Impaired Teens Learn Independent Living and Job-Readiness Skills

2017-07-12

Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 11, 2017 – ) – Teens who are blind and visually impaired are participating in NewView Oklahoma’s Keys to Work Transition Institute for two weeks in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  While participating in the program, 15 students will learn independent living and job-readiness skills while interacting with leaders from the Tulsa community. “The Keys to Work transition program was established to equip our students with job-readiness skills to lay a solid groundwork as they enter the professional world,” said Lauren Branch, president and CEO of NewView. “After graduating from our program, teens will be career ready and know how to advocate for themselves in a competitive job market.” “After graduating from our program, teens will be career ready...

Anchor Glass Container Corporation Appoints Nipesh Shah as Chief Executive Officer
Anchor Glass Container Corporation Appoints Nipesh Shah as Chief Executive Officer

2017-07-12

TAMPA, Fla., July 11, 2017 – Anchor Glass Container Corporation (“Anchor Glass”), a leading North American manufacturer of premium glass packaging products, announced today that Nipesh Shah has been named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shah will succeed Jim Fredlake, who informed the board of his intention to retire from Anchor Glass. The appointment is effective July 24, 2017, and from that date, Mr. Shah will assume responsibility for the ongoing operations of Anchor Glass and will join the Board of Directors. Mr. Shah joins Anchor Glass from Consolidated Container Company, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Consumer and Industrial Group. Previously, Mr. Shah held a number of senior positions at Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. from 2004 to 2014. Mr....

Nextep Puts Family First With New Policy
Nextep Puts Family First With New Policy

2017-07-07

NORMAN, Okla., July 7, 2017 — Nextep, a certified PEO based in Norman, Oklahoma, has unveiled a new family-positive policy that increases paid leave over 200 percent and allows more flexibility in the workplace. Taking a cue from best places to work, this policy goes even further, adding extended paid time off for life events. Highlights of the policy include expanded paid time off, paid time to care for a seriously ill family member, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, flexible schedules and work environments, and paid bereavement for up to one month. “We’ve always valued family and the commitments that go with it,” said Brian Fayak, Nextep President and CEO. “Now, we’re excited to have an official policy that puts that commitment to paper.” While businesses must honor the legal requirements for job-protected time off, increasing numbers additionally offer policies which protect the employee financially, providing pay during those leaves...

Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication
Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

2017-07-06

Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication Tahlequah, OK, July 06, 2017– Dr. Carol E. Parrish Harra of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has been honored as a VIP Member for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 45 years in the field of religious ministry. About Dr. Carol E. Parrish HarraDr. Parrish Harra is the Bishop of The Chapel of Love-Wisdom which is an international Church providing religious services. The Church also assists Ministers and church personnel. Dr. Parrish Harra provides ministry and tele-classes, utilizing her ministry experience and specialized training. To date, she has led 48 international teaching trips with students. She serves as a Bishop with Ascension Alliance for Spiritual Renewal Ministry and actively lectures on the national and international circuits concerning interfaith church...

Akonni Biosystems Elects Brian J. Morra as Executive Chairman of the Board
Akonni Biosystems Elects Brian J. Morra as Executive Chairman of the Board

2017-06-27

After joining Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2004, Mr. Morra was appointed as Sector Vice President and capitalized on his entrepreneurial expertise to lead several M&A actions and strategic equity investments in small businesses in the United States and abroad. His expertise in small businesses enabled him to serve on the board of directors of Northrop Grumman acquisitions and to guide those companies through their integration into the company. Mr. Morra also led half a dozen divestiture actions all of which delivered significant value, while improving Northrop Grumman’s portfolio focus. Mr. Morra’s entrepreneurial experience and expertise in strategic planning, M&A, divestiture, and strategic equity investments was used extensively across the entirety of Northrop Grumman and highly valued by the top leadership of the company. Mr. Morra served nine years as a regular officer in the United States Air Force, has a BA degree from the College of William and Mary, an MPA from...

Kathleen Forrest Of Metro Brokers Of Oklahoma Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by Real Trends, as Advertised in The Wall Street Journal
Kathleen Forrest Of Metro Brokers Of Oklahoma Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by Real Trends, as Advertised in The Wall Street Journal

2017-06-23

Kathleen Forrest Of Metro Brokers Of Oklahoma Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by Real Trends, as Advertised in The Wall Street Journal Forrest, of Edmond, OK, Had an Impressive $88,834,698 in Total Sales Volume and 188 Total Transaction Sides on her way to Becoming One of Oklahoma’s Top Real Estate Professionals Edmond, OK, June 23, 2017– Kathleen Forrest of Metro Brokers of Oklahoma was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. She is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Forrest is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.25 million Realtors® nationwide. The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 23, 2017, with four separate...

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees
College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees

2017-06-06

EUGENE, Ore., June 6, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees. http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-accounting-degrees/ The American Institute of CPAs, the profession’s official organization, has referred to a degree in accounting as “the one degree with 360 degrees of possibility.” This is because accounting is so basic to business. Whether you are interested in a career in an accounting firm, in government or entrepreneurship, or in finance or corporate management, accounting skills are paramount to good business and always in demand. “Completing a degree online is becoming increasingly common, and it isn’t difficult to find high-quality, accredited degree programs in accounting,” Christian...

Ananya Vinay Declared Champion Of The 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Ananya Vinay Declared Champion Of The 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

2017-06-02

This was Vinay’s second time participating in the National Finals. She tied for 172nd place in 2016. Rich Boehne, chairman, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, awarded Vinay the engraved championship trophy moments before ESPN signed off from its national broadcast of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee. “Ananya proved her depth of knowledge of root words and word origins to master round after round of some of the most challenging words in the English language,” said Boehne. “The entire week was an impressive showcase of talented students who have dedicated so much time and effort to this skill. They exude commitment and true grit. Scripps takes great pride in serving as steward of the nation’s largest and longest-running educational event.” Vinay represents sponsor The Fresno Bee and is in 6th grade at Fugman Elementary School in Fresno, California. The competition began Tuesday with 291 spellers who advanced to the Scripps National...

A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role
A guide to global warming, Paris pact and the US role

2017-05-31

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the international agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, what could that mean for the rapidly heating Earth? Here’s a guide to what’s in the Paris agreement, what’s going on with global warming, and what might happen if the rest of the world keeps fighting man-made climate change and the U.S. stays partially or completely on the sidelines. WHAT IS THE PARIS AGREEMENT TRYING TO DO? The 2015 agreement aims to prevent the Earth from heating up by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) since the start of the industrial age. But...

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