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Murphy receives awards for contributions to mobile health

first_imgSusan Murphy, professor of statistics and computer science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, will receive a Luminary Award at the Precision Medicine 2018 World Conference for her work developing innovative data science methods to improve mobile health care for patients with chronic disease. In recognition of the “highly significant impact” of her work applying statistical methods to improving health care, Murphy has also been chosen to deliver the Fisher Lecture at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistics Association, which is one of the world’s premier statistics meetings.Dr. Murphy is a data scientist working on developing data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real time multi-stage decision-making in mobile health. She focuses particularly on methods and algorithms that can be employed in wearable devices to deliver individually tailored treatments. Murphy also developed the sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART). SMART designs provide scientists with the empirical tools to build adaptive interventions, treatment rules that dictate whether, how, and when to alter treatment for patients. SMARTs are currently being used to build better treatments for a broad range of health problems, including cocaine abuse, depression, alcohol abuse, ADHD, autism, and bipolar disorder.Prior to arriving at Harvard last summer, Murphy had been at the University of Michigan since 1998, most recently as a distinguished University Professor of Statistics, research professor at the Institute for Social Research, and professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. Among her many honors, Murphy was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine in 2014 and into the National Academy of Sciences in 2016 for her distinguished and continuing achievements in original science. In 2013 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her work developing new methods that evaluate treatment courses for chronic conditions and that allow researchers to test the efficacy of adaptive interventions in clinical trials.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Rep. Elijah Cummings

first_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf ordered the United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff to honor U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who passed away Thursday, October 17.“Rep. Cummings was a trailblazer, a life-long advocate for fairness and civil rights, and a fearless defender of our democracy,” said Gov. Wolf. “Our prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be sorely missed.”The United States and commonwealth flags shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, October 18, 2019. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Rep. Elijah Cummingscenter_img October 17, 2019last_img read more

Fireman’s pole gets you from bed to kitchen in seconds

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES This eclectic house at 29A Kivas St Tarragindi features a fireman’s pole and some odd collectables.THERE is a fireman’s pole off the master bedroom that takes you to the dining room of this unique Brisbane house with multiple living areas and artificial grass on a 405sq m block.The property at 29A Kivas St, Tarragindi has just hit the market and will go to auction later this month. The house at 29A Kivas St, Tarragindi.Harcourts Property Centre’s Trent Powles says the five-bedroom house takes innovation ‘to a whole new level’. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKcenter_img “If you appreciate the eclectic style and fabulous design of the Teneriffe Woolstore apartments but are looking for land and a more residential feel, you have come to the right place,” he said in the property listing. The main living area with the spool seat and landing pad for the fireman’s pole.To test out the fireman’s pole, you cross the polished concrete floor and climb the sold mesh staircase to the second level where a security gate encases the top of the pole. The entrance to the Fireman’s pole is just outside the master bedroom in the stairwell.The red cushioned landing at the bottom of the pole doubles as a stool in the open-plan living area of this industrial designed home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“They say in real estate to look for a unique point of difference when purchasing a home … well this innovative one of a kind residence takes that to a whole new level.”The home also features a tiled inground saltwater pool, bespoke hoop pine doors, and recycled flooring. The tiled pool area with artificial turf.“If you’re concerned about the upcoming water restrictions, you need not worry here, there’s not a blade of grass in sight.”The property will go to auction on January 25 at 12pm.last_img read more

A’s scratch out two runs in seventh to beat the Kansas City Royals

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s spent six innings trying to defrost their bats as they had registered just one hit and zero runs as the seventh inning approached.With three hits and two runs in the seventh their bats finally came to life as the A’s (91-61) topped the visiting Kansas City Royals (56-96) 2-1 at the Coliseum on Tuesday night. By squaring the series at 1-1 in front of a crowd of 14,992, the A’s kept their perch on top of the AL wild-card race, ahead of Tampa Bay and Cleveland. If the A’s finish …last_img read more

Exhibit commemorating Oka crisis on display in Kanesatake

first_imgAPTN National NewsTo this day, the Mohawk uprising of 1990 is an inspiration for Indigenous resistance.It’s also inspired countless works of art.A new exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Oka crisis has gone on display in Kanesatake.APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story.last_img

Celebrations in order
Celebrations in order

first_imgIf you thought you might miss out on Teej celebrations amidst the hustle and bustle of the Capital, think again! Delhi Tourism is organizing its annual Teej Festival at its three Dilli Haats on the below mentioned dates: Dilli Haat (INA) – 25 to 30 July, Dilli Haat (Pitampura) -25 to 27 July and Dilli Haat (Janakpuri) – 27 to 31 July. The festival marks the advent of the Shravan (monsoon season). The festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati commemorating the day when she was united with Lord Shiva. Women celebrate this festival by applying mehndi on their hands and decking up in finery. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The major highlights of the events planned at the Dilli Haats are a Teej Bazaar offering Mehndi, Choori, Lehria and other items, Rajasthani delicacies and other traditional food items will be available at the food stalls set up specially for the festival, performances by folk artists, specially from the Nagaras from Banchar Village with a highlight of the Kachhi Ghodi dance. There will also be a mehndi competition at Dilli Haat – INA (26 July at 5.00 pm) and Janakpuri (30 July at 5.00 pm) along with Rangoli and Bindi Competition at Dilli Haat Janakpuri on 27 July at 5.00 pm and 29 July at 5.00 pm.There will also be camel rides at the venues along with a special children’s corner and traditional swings for the ladies to enjoy. The Janakpuri venue will also be hosting a rakhi bazaar during the festival. Head over!last_img read more