Intermountain Healthcare’s Leadership Institute Inaugural Course Begins in October

Charles Sorenson, MD

Esteemed faculty is comprised of accomplished experts in healthcare, leadership, business, and academia

We will also create a strong alumni association within the group, to encourage lifelong learning and collaboration.”

— Intermountain President and CEO Emeritus Charles W. Sorenson, MD, FACS

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, July 2, 2018 / — Led by President and CEO Emeritus Charles W. Sorenson, MD, FACS, Intermountain Healthcare is launching a new Healthcare Leadership Institute. The Institute is designed for experienced mid-career healthcare leaders who have the potential to make significant positive impacts on their organization’s culture, strategy, clinical and cost performance. Faculty include leaders from Intermountain, Harvard Business School, Notre Dame, and other leading institutions.

The Healthcare Leadership Institute will offer participants the opportunity to increase their effectiveness by strengthening key leadership principles, including vision, character, personal effectiveness, and selflessness. Participants will learn in an immersive and interactive environment from highly experienced and nationally recognized faculty and program peers, advancing both the skills and emotional intelligence to strengthen their ability to effectively lead change at the complex intersection of clinical and operational excellence. Live simulation will be used to assess and hone skills in real-time critical decision making and communication. Case studies and teamwork will engage participants in provocative debate and encourage the building of ongoing relationships. CME credits for participation are planned.

Curriculum will include such topics as:
• Engaging Physicians and Administrators in Evidenced-Based Care
• Clinical Programs that Drive the Quadruple Aim
• The Strategic Importance of Health System Capability for Managing the Health and Cost of a Defined Population
• Developing a Trusted Leadership Brand
• The Neuroscience of Optimal Leadership
• Empowerment and Positive Accountability

“We will also create a strong alumni association within the group, to encourage lifelong learning and collaboration,” said Dr. Sorenson. “Alumni will be eligible to join other graduates from leading health systems for continued learning through periodic meetings and online social connections.”

The 2018-2019 cohort of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute registration is now underway. There will be two, immersive week-long sessions (October and January 2019) held at the Intermountain Gardner Transformation Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

More information, including a curriculum overview, faculty bios and registrations information is available at

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

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Infojini Announced its Ranking in Top Mobile App Development Company in Maryland

Infojini ranked at #5 among top 10 mobile app development companies in Maryland by a leading directory for its service quality.

MARYLAND, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2018 / — Maryland, USA: Infojini Inc. is recognized as one of the top mobile app development companies in Maryland. The leading independent online directory of the best mobile companies listed us on #5 position among top 10 development companies for May 2018. It’s shortlisting was evaluated on the basis of the pre-decided quantitative and qualitative benchmarks. This listing got covered by a top news website, WhaTech in their tech story.

Evaluated on the basis of certain quantitative and qualitative criteria, Infojini ranked on 5th position among top 10 development companies in Maryland by a renowned online directory in their May 2018 edition.

Many evaluation parameters were taken into consideration while deciding the evaluation criteria includes level of domain knowledge, breadth of service offerings, client base and testimonials, ability to deliver scalable apps, data security effectiveness, core-competitive focus areas, ability to deliver quality mobile application on time, mobile application testing, support and maintenance services.

The company was evaluated on various core parameters like area of expertise, industry knowledge, domain experience, service offerings, clientele, client reviews, data security effectiveness, quickness and product quality etc.

Infojini drives digital engagement and business value for clients through software development, website & mobile app design and development, application support & maintenance, cloud, cyber security, systems integration, technology consulting and staff augmentation.

Infojini delivers app development and modernization, UI/UX design and development, Cloud and Staff Augmentation services to small and medium enterprises across several verticals like banking & finance, travel & tourism, medical and healthcare, government, education and many others.

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Operating for over 12 years, we have successfully guided various Government Agencies and Fortune 500 clients globally through exceptional technology outcomes for their organizations. A technology-driven company, Infojini is incessantly recognized for thought leadership and growth as established by industry awards and recognition.

Infojini, a professional mobile app development company develops and delivers high end mobility solutions for small and medium enterprises across diverse verticals like education, marketing, government, banking, retail, travel and healthcare etc.

We have a team of best mobile app developers delivering cutting edge mobility solutions using leading platforms like iOS and Android. Infojini provides cross-platform application porting of apps, mobile website development, and building HTML5-based applications. Our emphasis is to provide strategic planning & deliver industry’s finest product to succeed in the market. We have been ranked USPAACC Fast 100 Growing Companies since the last two years.

We provide best mobile app development services like:

Native & iOS app development
UI/UX design and development
Automated Testing
Security Assessment

We specialize in development of e-learning or educational apps, mobile payment apps, non-profit apps, montessori or early education apps, legal apps, event management organization apps etc.

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Infojini drives digital engagement and business value for clients through staff augmentation, software development, website & mobile app design and development, application support & maintenance, cloud, cyber security, systems integration and technology consulting. We have extensive experience with Fortune 500 and government clients such as State of Maryland, State of Texas, State of Washington, State of California and many more.


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Comparing liver and pancreatic cancers

Surprising similarities in cellular mechanisms drive both liver and pancreatic cancers

PUTNAM VALLEY, NEW YORK, USA, July 2, 2018 / — Putnam Valley, NY (July 2, 2018) – Liver cancer and pancreatic cancer are known to share one statistical outcome – both have poor survival rates. Now, researchers in Belgium have also found that the two deadly cancers share similar tumor developmental mechanisms in terms of tissue types, genetics, and cell mutations, among other similarities. Will this new knowledge lead to better prevention and treatment for both cancers?

The striking similarities between various forms of liver cancer and pancreatic cancer may stem from the liver and the pancreas having developmental similarities in their embryonic stages, said researchers from the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium.

“Because the liver and pancreas are closely associated organs, sharing an embryonic origin, unraveling the process in tumor development in one organ may provide a better understanding of the process in the other organ,” said corresponding author Dr. Patrick Jacquemin.

According to the researchers, the liver and pancreas share molecular properties because they originate in embryonic tissues in adjacent regions, but their advancing development differentiates maturing cells into liver cells (hepatocytes and cholangiocytes) and for the pancreas, endocrine cells (the small “island” cells (the islets of Langerhans) and “exocrine” (acinar) cells, responsible for producing and transporting enzymes.

“Considering their embryonic developmental similarities, we reasoned that some common mechanisms driving tumor development may also be similar,” said co-author Dr. Ivan Borbath of the university’s Department of Hepato-Gastro-Enterology.

In their study, the researchers compared two types of liver cancer (HCC and CCA) to two types of pancreatic cancer (PDAC and ACC). They compared cell type similarities, genetic factors that may cause cell mutations in either organ, and common intracellular “signaling” mechanisms. They also investigated several genetic mutations and pathways and several stood out as significant.

For example, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most common pancreatic tumors, found in 85 to 95 percent of pancreatic tumors. The authors note that “a striking characteristic of PDAC” is the prevalence of the Kirsten RAt Sarcoma virus (KRAS) mutation found in 88 to 100 percent of PDAC tumors.

KRAS, an “oncogene,” works as an on/off switch and, as a signaling gene, is associated with many cancers when it mutates.

“This very high mutation rate suggests that KRAS plays a key role in pancreatic tumor development,” explained co-author Dr. Elsa Ghurburrun. “The KRAS genetic mutation is also found in CCA liver cancers, but its mutation rate is much less important than in PDAC.”

In both pancreatic cancer and liver cancer, KRAS mutations are also accompanied by two other mutations, GNAS and RNF43.

“The mere presence of KRAS in the acinar genome is not sufficient to initiate tumor development and malignancy,” added co-author Dr. Frederic P. Lemaigre. “Tumor development requires association of a KRAS mutation and inflammation.”

Although the liver and pancreas are closely associated organs sharing an embryonic origin, similar tissue organization, and similar molecular mechanisms that can lead to cancer development, the authors conclude that more knowledge is required to know exactly to what extent pancreatic and liver cancers can be considered similar.

“Current data suggests that mechanisms of tumorigenesis in the liver and pancreas might significantly overlap,” concluded the authors. “However, a more complete understanding of the role of KRAS, GNAS and RNF43 requires the development of new laboratory animal models for testing.”

Their paper appears in the current issue of Gene Expression: The Journal of Liver Research. It is freely available on-line as an unedited, early epub at:


Funding: The study was supported by grants from the Fondation contre le Cancer (Belgium, # 2014-125 to FPL and #2016-089 to PJ) , the Universite catholique de Louvain (# ID 210000.040 to FPL), Televie # 7.4502.16 to FPL and PJ) and the Centre du Cancer (Cliniques universitaires St-Luc). EG holds a Televie fellowship (#7.4600.115). PJ is a Senior Research Associate at the FRS-FNRS (Belgium).


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Universite catholique de Louvain
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CONCEPT Professional Training & Palo Alto University Announce Workshop on Workplace Disability Evaluation

Forensic Mental Health workshops

Summer Training at Palo Alto University

CONCEPT Professional Training Workshop on Workplace Disability Evaluation

Summer Training at Palo Alto University

CONCEPT Professional Training and Palo Alto University Announce Summer Training Institute Workshop on Workplace Disability Evaluation

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 2, 2018 / — CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health, and Palo Alto University, Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, announced today that Dr. Lisa Piechowski will present a 2-day workshop on workplace disability evaluation art this year’s Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University August 20th – 24th, 2018.

Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match professional development workshops presented by internationally renowned experts in forensic psychology.

This year, internationally recognized expert in civil forensic evaluation in a workplace disability context, Dr. Lisa Drago Piechowski, will present a 2-day workshop on Evaluation for Workplace Disability.

This workshop will provide a conceptual framework and practical strategies for forensic evaluations in matters involving disability status such as ADA, disability insurance, and social security. An overview of various types of disability cases will be presented, with an emphasis on the underlying legal context, including recent changes to social security regulations. Next, the basis for the evaluation of disability will be explored focusing on functional assessment. Specific subtopics include avoiding ethical pitfalls, understanding the role of diagnosis, assessing dissimulation, and identifying examiner-related threats to validity. This will be followed by a discussion of practical strategies for designing an effective assessment, organizing and weighing data, and communicating the findings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills through in depth case studies including background information, test data, and collateral information.

This workshop is eligible for continuing education credit. For a complete listing of approvals

For more information on the Summer Training Institute 2018, visit the information page.

Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, correctional, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. CONCEPT’s professional training programs are presented by the field’s top experts and are based on empirical research and best practices. CONCEPT is dedicated to providing premium professional training, enhanced by technology and e-learning pedagogy, in an accessible online format.

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Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private, nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), an independent, professional school. PGSP was first accredited in 1986 by the regional accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has been continuously accredited since then. PGSP re-incorporated as Palo Alto University in August 2009. PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences; to promoting future innovators and leaders for the benefit of society; to generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level; and to providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship.

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