Two Female Founders Start a Mental Health Training Organization After Losing Their Friends to Suicide

Female founders Kelly Marzoli and Juliet Meskers (L>R).

Female founders Kelly Marzoli and Juliet Meskers (L>R).

After losing friends to suicide, these female founders started Mental Health Global Network to increase mental health education and prevent suicide.

800 thousand lives are lost each year to suicide. People are struggling in silence, and community members aren't trained to help. We are changing that narrative.”

— Juliet Meskers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After losing a loved one to suicide, Kelly Marzoli and Juliet Meskers founded Mental Health Global Network (MHGN) to help organizations prioritize mental health on an equivalent level to physical health through education.

"As we mourned the loss of our friends, conflicted with guilt and confusion, we realized we were never formally educated on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide," says Co-Founder and COO, Kelly Marzoli. Marzoli and Meskers' personal experience with mental health has led them on this journey to start their organization. "We grew up with health class and learned about how to maintain positive physical wellness, but no one ever taught us about depression, anxiety, or even suicide. This lack of education creates a stigmatizing culture, standing as a pervasive barrier that prevents individuals from seeking out mental health treatment," says Co-Founder and CEO, Juliet Meskers.

The Co-Founders received training and certifications in instructing mental health intervention and suicide prevention. After working and training in the mental health space, the two teamed up with psychologists to create Mental Health Intervention Training – an annual, virtual certification course for businesses, schools, and other organizations who are looking to improve mental health responses within their space. It's like CPR, but for mental health!

This evidence-informed course is a bystander intervention training on how to intervene in a crisis situation until professional help arrives. The participants will learn how to identify mental health issues and warning signs of suicide and connect individuals to treatment. MHGN also offers the first-ever Mental Health First Aid Kit, providing participants with coping tools for anxiety, stress, and sensory overload, so they can be equipped to deal with their own mental health issues as well.

The founders are now working towards passing a bill to mandate mental health education within institutions the same way sexual harassment training is mandated.

Contacts:

Juliet Meskers Kelly Marzoli

Mental Health Global Network Mental Health Global Network

Co-Founder / CEO Co-Founder /COO

203-923-3899 / juliet@mhgn.org 908-655-8635 / Kelly@mhgn.org

To plan a training for your organization please contact info@mhgn.org.

Website: www.mhgn.org. Instagram: @mentalhealthglobalnetwork Twitter: @mentalhealthglo

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Roz Stevenson, Trailblazing Publicist to the Stars Anchors Closing BHERC Sistas Film Showcase Panel with 2021 Directors

Sistas Panel Apr. 11, 2020

Sistas Panel Apr. 11, 2020

Roz Stevenson, Trailblazing Publicist

Roz Stevenson, Trailblazing Publicist

2021 Sistas Films 2

2021 Sistas Films 2

Intimate and inspirational Q and A with legendary publicist added to the closing panel discussion with the 2021 Black Women Directors of “Sistas” Film Showcase.

The community here and abroad needs to know and support our “Sister Sheroe filmmakers” as they tell our stories. This is an opportunity and a platform to do just that! To experience new voices.”

— Sandra J. Evers-Manly, President & Founder, BHERC

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announced today the addition of trailblazing and legendary publicist Roz Stevenson to the panel discussion at the closing of the BHERC 28th annual “Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves” Short Film Showcase, Sunday, April 11, 2021, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (PDT). This is the second year that the popular film showcase has streamed online on BHERC.TV due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, and continues to stream through midnight April 11, 2021. The panel is included in the admission price of the showcase register here at www.BHERC.TV.

In addition to the vital Q and A with the talented directors selected from 570 entrants this year, BHERC is excited to present what is certain to be an illuminating experience. A conversation with Roz Stevenson. As one who believes that it is never too late to pursue your passion — noting that she did not find her purpose until she was forty years old — Roz Stevenson won the hearts of celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives. She built a solid career as a pioneering motion picture publicist whose understanding of the African American moviegoer resulted in box office gold for such classics as Breakin', Cry Freedom, Jungle Fever, Life, The Best Man, The Hurricane, Bring It On, Fast and Furious, The Nutty Professor, Inside Man, Coach Carter, American Gangster, and Ray. After 20 years with MGM/UA and Universal, she became the President/CEO of Roz Stevenson Public Relations, launching more than 100 successful movie campaigns with Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Fox Searchlight, Screen Gems, and HBO. Now retired, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Robert Louis Stevenson, a pioneering, and Emmy Award-winning film hairstylist.

Ms. Stevenson recently wrote and published LOOK AT GOD! MY HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAITH an inspirational memoir about her life and career. In the book she shares what she calls her “miraculous journey” that spans four decades in the film industry, exploring from her initial struggles and failures at the bottom to her many triumphs and successes at the top. The book has been endorsed by luminaries such as Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Ava DuVernay; Academy Award-nominated actor, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tony Award-nominated actor, LaTanya Richardson Jackson; the 35th President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs; as well as Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Lee Daniels and is available at www.esowonbookstorecom or www.rozstevensonbook.com.

The 2021 class of “Sistas” Short films explores the worlds of mental health, romance, drama, and fantasy. The films and filmmakers are:
Compassionate Release – Lynn Dow, Director, New York, NY: The tragic death of her husband has set Carol and her two daughters on an unexpected and heartbreaking journey. How will she navigate their changing lives with one who sees the world through the eyes of an elitist and the other as a defeatist.

Twisted Dreams – Yvette (Karamell Jones) Walters, Director, Philadelphia, PA: Dreams and reality collide and sparks fly when the mystery woman Gregory Jones, 28yr old, architect, has been dreaming about becomes his new client in real life. His Fiancé’s patience has worn thin.

Blackbird, Fly – Jay Winters, Director, Oak Creek, WI: A short fantasy film about Raven Wilkinson seen through the mind of a young girl named Gabby. The first in a series called “Medusa Girls” featuring women throughout history, pictured as girls that dared to dream!

Misfits – Ciani Rey Walker, Director, Los Angeles, CA: When two sisters and leaders of the Black Panther Party learn their friend has kidnapped a cop on the night of MLK Jr.’s assassination, they must set aside their differences to navigate one of the most turbulent nights in history.

La Dernière Danse (The Last Dance) – Fatoumata Diallo, Director, Tambacounda, Senegal:
Noor is dying and receives a visit that offers her a choice from three proposals that expire at midnight … With the help of her best friend Oumar, she gets down to it. It will change their lives forever.

Evidence – Laurie Gardiner, Director, Texas-Los Angeles, CA: While working the night shift in downtown LA, a rookie cop finds himself at a crossroads when pressured into a life-altering decision.

The Appointment – Marlena Neal, Director, Baltimore, Maryland: A short experimental film surrounding the stressors of a doctor's appointment during COVID.Head Hunters – Cherrelle e’Lan, Director, Los Angeles, CA: Three Women Interview to Become the Next Corporate CFO, a job normally targeted toward the "ole boys network”. Only one can be chosen!

Intoxicant – Natashia Bobbitt, Director, Los Angeles, CA: Simone Hoperight, a prominent therapist battling depression from the sudden death of her newborn, seeks comfort in an activity that could cause her to lose it all. Will she regain her focus and seek help, or succumb to the comfort the drug provides her?

Coffee – Melissa Jones, Director, New York, NY: It's a new normal Saturday in Brooklyn, with the rule six feet away from humanity. Rules are made to be broken even if it leaves you breathless. Meet two strangers

This 28th year continues an opportunity for participants around the globe to screen films online at BHERC.TV. Past "Sista” filmmakers and participants have included Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball, Shots Fired, The Old Guard), Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou, Harriet), just to name a very few. Many of these filmmakers have received high honors and recognition for their achievements and breakthroughs in filmmaking. Screenings take place at www.BHERC.TV Saturday thru April 11, 2021, with a Q and A session with the filmmakers and Roz Stevenson on ZOOM at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 11th, 2021. Log on to www.bherc.TV to register. Admission to the Showcase is $10.00. Please note: Access to the panel is included with the admission to the showcase. For general and festival information, please call 310-284-3170, email John Forbes at John@bherc.org, or visit the website www.BHERC.TV. For more information about BHERC log on to www.bherc.org.

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StoreSMART’s COVID-19 Medical and Vaccine Card Holders: Better Option than Lamination

Clear plastic vaccine card, behing held by a hand, next to a purse.

Clear Plastic Pocket for Medical and Vaccine Cards

Two clear plastic pockets with a vaccination card inside

Clear Plastic Pockets to Protect Your Vaccine Card

A hand holding a vaccine card inside a pocket, with a purse in the backgroud

Easily tucks away and keeps your card safe

What’s the best way to keep these important vaccination cards safe?

Some cards could be damaged by lamination. Information might need to be added to the card. StoreSMART’s plastic pockets avoid either problem. Cards remain safely protected and easily accessible.”

— Reenie Feingold, CEO and founder of StoreSMART

ROCHESTER, NY, USA, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Millions of vaccinated Americans have been handed small paper cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control that document their immunization records. The little cards hold data that may be key to resuming work, travel, school, and leisure activities. So, what’s the best way to keep these important little cards safe?

StoreSMART has come up with a simple and inexpensive method—the Medical and Vaccine Card Holder—a clear plastic pocket that keeps proof of vaccination cards protected, easily visible, and free from destructive accidents and spills. Just slip the card into the plastic pocket and conveniently remove it when necessary.

“There has been some discussion around the desirability of laminating a proof of vaccination card,” says Reenie Feingold, CEO and founder of StoreSMART. “It’s been pointed out that some cards, printed on thermal paper or having thermal labels, could become damaged and made illegible by lamination. It’s also been suggested that, at some point, additional information about a booster shot might need to be added to the card. StoreSMART’s durable plastic pockets avoid either problem. Once slipped inside the clear, lightweight pocket, cards remain safely protected while they are easily accessible and can slip in and out quickly, whether in a purse, backpack, or pocket.”

Vaccinated individuals might want to take a few additional steps to safeguard their records. Feingold echoes recommendations by the CDC and other health professionals that vaccinated individuals take a picture of their card and e-mail it to themselves, plus store a photocopy of the card safely in home files.

StoreSMART’s Medical and Vaccine Card Holders have additional practical uses, too. They can help organize insurance information, social security cards, medical information, or appointment cards; or safely hold credit cards, driver’s licenses, tickets, cash, and other small items.
The 3 3/8” x 4 3/8” pockets have a 3” x 4” interior capacity. They are made of 8-gauge crystal clear vinyl for ultimate visibility and open on the short side with a ¼” lip.

To obtain FREE samples for review by your publication, contact Stan@Storesmart.com or call 800-424-1011 x 9208. See www.StoreSMART.com/Press for high-resolution publication Images.

StoreSMART has been creating and marketing quality products and services for storage, organization, display, filing, and distribution since 1971. The StoreSMART catalog is brimming with new products to help everyone get—and stay—organized. For more information, visit StoreSMART.com or call 800-424-1011.
Contact: Stan Feingold StoreSMART 180 Metro Park, Rochester, NY 14623
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Lafe Jones Joins Louisiana Central.

Louisiana Central welcomes Lafe Jones, Executive Director of Industry Relations.

ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Louisiana Central is pleased to announce that Lafe Jones will join us as Executive Director of Industry Relations effective April 6, 2021. Jones will focus on business retention and expansion and will also have a leadership role in Louisiana Central’s education and workforce development initiatives.

Jones is the owner and principal consultant for Lafe Jones & Associates, a planning, marketing and management firm based in Alexandria, LA. In addition to serving 15 years as CEO for a regional company with multiple locations and more than 100 employees, Lafe is also an Accredited Public Relations (APR) professional. Lafe is not only an expert in consulting and strategic planning services, he is also a specialist in coaching and training teams as well as a seasoned public speaker, having given presentations at management and marketing conferences at the local, regional, and national level for decades.

“We are excited to have Lafe join the Louisiana Central team. Lafe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position and our organization. We look forward to having him engage with our existing industries to help grow our opportunities for success in Louisiana Central!” said Executive Vice President, Larkin Simpson.

About Louisiana Central:

Louisiana Central acts as catalyst, leader, and connector to build a knowledge- and innovation-driven economy throughout the region of Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes. Our vision is for this region to grow into a uniquely creative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial place.

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bWyse Internet Marketing Presents Social Media Masterclass – Post COVID Social Media Strategies

Social Media Masterclass - Post COVID Social Media Strategies

Social Media Masterclass – Post COVID Social Media Strategies

bWyse Internet Marketing

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Redmond, WA – Wendy Ogryzek of bWyse Internet Marketing will present FREE Webinar on April 14th, 2021 at 10:00 AM and featuring DIY information and resources.

In my opinion Wendy and June are exceptional teachers and mentors. I can honestly say that before their webinars I had no clue how to optimize websites, how to blog, how to do videos.”

— Piper Mazarac

REDMOND, WA, UNITED STATES, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wendy Ogryzek of bWyse Internet Marketing will present FREE Webinar: Social Media Masterclass – Post COVID Social Media Strategies, taking place online on April 14th, 2021 at 10:00 AM and featuring DIY information and resources.

bWyse Internet Marketing is proud to bring Social Media Marketing Masterclass via ZOOM for our first of two free webinars in April 2021.

Due to COVID, everyone is spending more time on Social Media. Small businesses can leverage this opportunity to grow their brand exposure and sales. Join Wendy and June of bWyse to explore how to invest in relationships, customers and communities using Social Media. Register to attend our FREE WEBINAR to learn these Social Media marketing strategies that produce results!

At the end of our edutainment webinar, you will:
• Learn how to keep your audience engaged.
• Understand what content works.
• How to use social shopping strategies.
• To establish trust with your customers.
• and much, much more!

Discover how to change your marketing approach with a social media strategy. Understand the many social media platforms and learn a structure to be able to successfully incorporate social media into your business plan. Leave this fun, hands-on course with a strategy you can implement right away!

Register to Attend
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpdu6vrjksH9AqBySiyBzGGidWfbtHdaIH

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To view a sample of our webinars, please visit: https://youtu.be/TLWYMp3myvo

“In my opinion Wendy and June are exceptional teachers and mentors. I have learned so much from the many webinars I have taken over the last 3 years. I can honestly say that before their webinars I had no clue how to optimize websites, how to blog, how to do videos. So thank you for all you do for the community!” states Piper M., webinar attendee.

bWyse is your premier internet marketing solutions company of the Greater Seattle area. If you are a small business owner and are seeking to improve your internet online marketing for your business look no further – you've found the right company!

bWyse is a vibrant, fun and family-owned company that takes extreme pride in our Customer Service! Our goal is to make you a "client for life"! bWyse is a full-service internet online marketing firm. Our specialties include helping small businesses make or save money using the internet. Internet Marketing, Internet Marketing Strategies, Internet Marketing Services.

bWyse offers ZERO percent financing on all of our internet marketing services and they are designed for you to easily and quickly update your site yourself!

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Genius 100 Foundation Hosted First Ever Earth to Space Mind Experiment Performance by Master Mentalist Lior Suchard

Lior Suchard at G100 event, Montreal 2017

G100 Visionary Astronaut Dr. Soichi Noguchi aboard the ISS

At annual Genius 100 Foundation celebration of Einstein’s birthday in honor of welcoming Astronaut Dr. Soichi Noguchi as newest G100 Visionary

Since I was very young, I imagined myself successfully executing a special exercise, from earth to space, and it was one of the most profound things I have ever done”

— Lior Suchard, Master Mentalist

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Sunday, March 14th, 2021, Einstein’s birthday, a historic, once-in-a-lifetime event took place when Astronaut Dr. Soichi Noguchi (JAXA, Japan Exploration Agency) was inducted by Genius 100 Foundation (G100) as a Genius 100 Visionary.

This event made history for several reasons, one of which was the participation of master mentalist, Lior Suchard who performed the first ever experiment of its kind within the Milky Way galaxy, between Earth and Space.

How did this happen? On the afternoon of March 14th, Genius 100 Foundation was connected to a live feed at the International Space Station for a private G100 Visionary induction ceremony and conversation with Dr. Noguchi. There were many special guests, including fellow G100 Visionaries and global dignitaries, who attended to extend congratulations. Then, as a special honor for Dr. Noguchi, he participated in the first ever successful intragalactic, Earth to Space, mind experiment with Lior Suchard. Suchard was patched in from Israel, with Noguchi, in orbit on the International Space Station.

“Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution,” stated Lior Suchard. “Since I was very young, I imagined myself successfully executing a special exercise, from earth to space, and it was one of the most profound things I have ever done. It really pushed me beyond any boundaries… even literally. And to have the opportunity to do this with Genius 100 and join in the inauguration of G100 Visionary Dr. Soichi Noguchi was incredibly humbling and a tremendous honor.”

Noguchi and Suchard initially met in 2017, at a Genius 100 Foundation event in Montreal. It was there that Noguchi saw Suchard perform and was amazed by his remarkable talent. A bond of mutual respect and admiration formed.

When he learned G100 was planning to honor Dr. Noguchi and induct him into the G100 Visionary community, Suchard joined the event committee and began to develop the idea for this intergalactic experiment.

“This was a truly phenomenal event to mark what is already a very special annual occasion for Genius 100 Foundation, as the organizations founding was inspired by Einstein,” states Hilarie Viener, CEO, Genius 100 Foundation US. “So many facets of this event showcased our community’s ability to make the impossible possible, we are filled with gratitude and more inspired than ever to share our strength and resources to support impactful global humanitarian and environmental initiatives.”

In addition to Suchard’s tremendous accomplishment, the event featured the first ever performance of “Planet 9", an opus G100 Visionary Maestro Marturet, of the Miami Symphony Orchestra. Marturet, in honor of Noguchi, composed the piece exclusively to be performed in Space. The opus included a special performance by G100 Visionary, electric guitarist Konstantin Batygin. Batygin is a world-renowned astronomer whom, amongst his many accomplishments, co-discovered the Planet 9.

About the Genius 100 Foundation
Genius 100, referred to as G100, was born out of the centennial celebration of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (2016). To honor this landmark occasion, 100 of the world’s greatest minds were researched, selected, and nominated to contribute their vision of the future to the publishing of the first 3D book” Genius: 100 Visions of the Future.”

Founded in Toronto in 2017, with a global footprint, Genius 100 Foundation US (G100) is a 501c3 non-profit with an active and engaged community of exceptionally imaginative and impactful human beings.

The Genius 100 Visionaries (G100V) are comprised of an extraordinary group of 100 globally recognized, accomplished, compassionate minds.

The Genius 100 Foundation brings together Visionaries, philanthropic impact investors and its extended global community, collectively and in collaboration, to re-imagine the future – implement creative initiatives to improve our world – raise the bar on what is achievable and make the impossible – possible.

Genius 100 Foundation Mission
We leverage the knowledge and resources of the G100 community to support impactful humanitarian and environmental initiatives through collaboration and funding structure.

Genius 100 Foundation is a registered Charity in Canada and 501c3 US.

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Ron Howell Announces Retirement After 29 Years as CEO of Washington Research Foundation

Howell led the expansion of WRF into one of the state’s largest private foundations

Thanks to Ron, WRF is on very solid footing as it moves forward with a primary focus on the support of life-science-related technologies.”

— Tom Cable, WRF co-founder

SEATTLE, WA, USA, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ron Howell, CEO of Washington Research Foundation (WRF) since 1992, has announced that he will retire at the end of April. Under Howell’s leadership, WRF earned over $445 million in licensing revenue for the University of Washington (UW), provided more than $113 million in grants to nonprofit research institutions in the state, and invested over $90 million in 112 technology focused local startup companies.

Howell joined WRF in 1989 to create a licensing strategy for the patented technology Expression of Polypeptides in Yeast, an invention by UW colleagues Benjamin Hall, Ph.D., and Gustav Ammerer, Ph.D., alongside partners at biotechnology company Genentech, Inc. The technology is widely used in the manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics, and Hall’s inventions are estimated to have improved the health of more than a billion people worldwide.

After becoming CEO, Howell led the expansion of WRF from primarily an intellectual property management organization into one of the largest private foundations in the state. He developed grant-making programs to support the most innovative research in Washington state’s institutions, and in 1994 created the Foundation’s venture investment arm, WRF Capital. WRF’s assets have grown from $13 million to $300 million under Howell’s leadership.

"I look forward to my retirement and look back with a lot of pride on what we've supported over the years," said Howell. "It's satisfying to know that we've helped the world's best researchers further their work. I love that I met so many great innovators and was able to learn about interesting science and engineering, then think creatively about its role, its value, and how we could help. It's a rush to see the excitement researchers get when they discuss their work, and to see the future we have with the students and postdocs. They are so bright, they work so hard, and they inspire me. The future is in good hands. Education changes lives, and research followed by application changes the world."

Tom Cable, who co-founded WRF in 1981 with Bill Gates Sr. and W. Hunter Simpson, described the Foundation’s evolution during Howell’s tenure.

“When we formed WRF, our goal was simple. We wanted to ensure that UW would benefit from the commercialization of intellectual property resulting from UW research. That was still the primary focus when Ron took over as CEO. Under Ron’s leadership, WRF has thrived and dramatically expanded its mission. Ron has assembled a terrific team of professionals with expertise in licensing of intellectual property, grant-making, venture investing and financial management. He has also established relationships with virtually all the major research institutions in the state. Thanks to Ron, WRF is on very solid footing as it moves forward with a primary focus on the support of life-science-related technologies,” said Cable.

Jeff Eby, CFO of WRF since 2002, will assume the role of acting CEO until a new leader is announced.

About Washington Research Foundation:

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) supports research and scholarship in Washington state, with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.

WRF was founded in 1981 to assist universities and other nonprofit research institutions in Washington with the commercialization and licensing of their technologies. WRF is one of the foremost technology transfer and grant-making organizations in the nation, having earned more than $445 million in licensing revenue for the University of Washington and providing over $113 million in grants to the state's research institutions to date.

WRF Capital, the Foundation’s venture investment arm, has funded 112 local startups since 1994. Returns from these investments support grant-making activities at WRF.

For additional information, please visit www.wrfseattle.org.

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Fibroid Fighters' Uterine Fibroid Awareness Reception in D.C. Focuses on National Women’s Health Crisis

Dr. Yan Katsnelson presenting keynote address at the Women's Health & Wellness Uterine Fibroid Awareness Reception

Yan Katsnelson, M.D., Founder and CEO, USA Fibroid Centers, was the keynote speaker at the event that was held in Washington, D.C.

USA Fibroid Centers Founder Dr. Yan Katsnelson Delivers Keynote Address on Women’s Right to Know That Non-Invasive Treatments Exist Over Hysterectomies

There needs to be better knowledge about treatment options, especially for women who are interested in preserving their uterus and fertility so they can choose what is best for them.”

— Dr. Yan Katsnelson, Founder and CEO, USA Fibroid Centers

NORTHBROOK, IL, USA, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Fibroid Fighters Foundation’s Women's Health and Wellness Uterine Fibroid Awareness Reception drew staunch support last week from community leaders who participated in an open forum about improving awareness, education and treatment options for fibroid disease. Yan Katsnelson, M.D., Founder and CEO, USA Fibroid Centers, was the keynote speaker at the event that was held in Washington, D.C.

"There needs to be better knowledge about treatment options, especially for women who are interested in preserving their uterus and fertility so they can choose what is best for them," Katsnelson said. “Uterine fibroids account for close to half of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the U.S., making them the No. 1 reason for surgical removal of the uterus.1 Non-surgical options, like uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), offer the complete preservation of the uterus and fertility, and need to be part of the conversation early on between healthcare providers and women.”

Film producer Erica L. Taylor also spoke at the event, sharing her harrowing experience with fibroid disease. Like many women, Taylor was unaware of fibroids.

“I had never heard of them,” Taylor explained. “The first thing I was thinking is cancer and that my life is over." After a sonogram, Taylor was told her fibroids were so large that a hysterectomy was inevitable. As the National Brand Ambassador for Fibroid Fighters, Taylor is working to encourage women to speak out about fibroids to raise awareness and advocate for improved health education and better access to healthcare.

The Fibroid Fighters Foundation is a dedicated supporter of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, which was introduced on March 18, 2021 by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-9). The bill will provide an estimated $150 million to the National Institutes of Health.
Katsnelson believes the bill is critical to educate the public about the health, social and economic damages caused by uterine fibroids. "We need to focus awareness on fibroids that can help us better understand and treat this disease," he said. "Women need to know they don’t need to suffer in silence and there are solutions to treat fibroids other than a hysterectomy."

"We know that between 20 and 30 percent of women of reproductive age have been clinically recognized as having uterine fibroids. The screening studies indicate that the prevalence of uterine fibroids, particularly in black women, may be much higher," said Congresswoman Yvette Clarke in a pre-recorded roundtable interview with Fibroid Fighters. "This legislation will provide research and education on uterine fibroids so we can find a way to combat a devastating public health crisis that we all face, particularly for women in their reproductive years.”

Fibroid Fighters is a public welfare organization created to advance the cause of women's health and the safe, effective treatment of fibroids. The foundation develops programming centered on education, advocacy and access to treatment.

Fibroid Fighters' new campaign "Let's Talk About U" encourages women to break the silence and share their uterine fibroid experiences by recording a virtual interview. These interviews aim to eliminate the taboo nature of talking about menstruation and the myth that dealing with fibroids is normal.
For more information, visit www.fibroidfighters.org.

About the Fibroid Fighters Foundation
The Fibroids Fighters Foundation is a public welfare organization created to advance the cause of women's health and the safe, effective treatment of uterine fibroids. Its mission is to educate the American public about the health, social and economic damages caused by uterine fibroids, focusing on research for and advances in fibroid disease treatment.

About the Fibroid Epidemic
Every 10 minutes, 12 hysterectomies are performed in the United States. Even more astonishing, up to nine of them don’t meet the guidelines cited for a hysterectomy, making them medically unnecessary. Since patients are not always made aware of other options, up to 60 percent of these surgeries are performed to treat uterine fibroids.

Fibroid Statistics
One in three women are diagnosed with fibroids each year. About 80 percent of African American women have fibroids as compared with white women (70 percent) by age 50.2 About 300 hysterectomies each year are due to fibroids and 40 percent of all women diagnosed with fibroids are symptomatic.
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6193285
2.https://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2019/01000/Examining_Disparities_in_Route_of_Surgery_and.3.aspx

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State University of New York (SUNY) Successfully Join Its Vast Campus Infrastructure as One With CloudConnect.

Maintaining separate identities, Forsyte I.T. Solutions helps SUNY achieve its cross-organization collaboration goals.

CloudConnect uses B2B objects, Azure, and the University-wide tenant to allow SUNY users to work and collaborate in a much more secure fashion.”

— Ken Runyon

ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Beginning in 2019, State University of New York (SUNY) CISO, Ken Runyon had an idea. The idea centered around connecting the nation’s largest university system as one yet maintaining separate identities entirely. At the time, there was no simple solution to create such an environment without standing up intense infrastructure and absorbing enormous costs.

As SUNY began to consider its options, Runyon turned to Microsoft Gold Partner expert Forsyte I.T. Solutions for the solution. Working with Microsoft account executives and the directors of IT within the SUNY system, Forsyte asked the important questions that needed to be answered to create an effective connection. Understanding the importance of the connection and the reasons behind it, Forsyte developed an advanced cross-organization collaboration SaaS application called CloudConnect.

The first of its kind, CloudConnect gives SUNY the platform it needs to easily and securely connect its 64-campus entities as though one while maintaining separate identities. SUNY and Forsyte alike are proud of the invention and evolution of the powerhouse tool, CloudConnect, which leverages a multitude of advanced Microsoft technologies. SUNY continues to focus on security, productivity, and collaboration as it moves into its 74th year of supporting faculty, staff, and students on the road to success. Additional projects are in the works between Forsyte and SUNY, and we look forward to learning more about the ways they continue to drive technology innovation together.

Stefanie Dunn
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MagicWall – The latest AR experiential teaching tool set to transform early education in India

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Magic Wall, a simple, yet highly effective, AR-enabled product has been launched by HappyMongo, a Bangalore based edutech firm.

BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA, April 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — MagicWall, a simple, yet highly effective, AR-enabled product has been launched by HappyMongo, a Bangalore based edutech firm. Magic Wall combines technology and creativity to impart academic knowledge in an immersive manner to students from UKG till Grade 8. This concept, created and developed by HappyMongo involves colouring sheets which students fill in and a projection mechanism that casts the coloured in images on a wall, within an animated simulation.
Sivakarthikeyan, Founder & CEO of HappyMongo explains “MagicWall is a fascinating education tool that sparks students’ creativity and engages their interest in learning. Here’s an example: after students colour in images of vibrant marine life such as fish and coral, these images can be combined in a digital image and projected onto a wall or viewed on a device screen. We place a background simulation of scene depicting under the sea. Students are delighted to witness their drawings in an animated form against this environment!”
He/she adds, “Magic Wall is ideal in teaching students alphabets, numbers, names of animals, birds, planets, human organs and more. Students are able to grasp and retain information much better”.
The idea of introducing Augmented or Virtual Reality into classrooms is fast developing. Technology tools such as Magic Wall are offering an extra dimension to classroom teaching. AR is a definite differentiator that is helping schools get ahead of competitors. At the same time, the children are gaining knowledge in an fun and interactive manner.

About HappyMongo Online Solutions Pvt Ltd

HappyMongo, as an educational technology company, recognizes that each individual is different; we consciously design products at various levels to personalize the learning programs. Our unique combination of interactive digital workbooks, web apps, and mobile apps encourages children as young as five years to appreciate and embrace technology. Likewise, our remote classroom solution empowers educators by eliminating the need to organize a class and focus on only helping children achieve overall development in communication, aptitude, life-skills and personality.

Sivakarthikeyan Velayutham
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