Hathaway-Sycamores’ Dr. Alyssa Ward Appointed Visiting Scientist at Huntington Medical Research Institutes

first_imgPeople Hathaway-Sycamores’ Dr. Alyssa Ward Appointed Visiting Scientist at Huntington Medical Research Institutes From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 1:00 pm Community News HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., LCP. Photo courtesy Hathaway-SycamoresHuntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) – a distinguished biomedical research organization in Pasadena – recently appointed Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., LCP, as a Visiting Scientist. A resident of San Marino, Dr. Ward will simultaneously continue in her position as Director of Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Training at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.In her position at Hathaway-Sycamores – which is among California’s leading children’s mental health and welfare agencies – Dr. Ward is charged with overseeing the clinical training of staff members and ensuring that their training reflects scientific, evidence-based practice. In her role as a HMRI Visiting Scientist, Dr. Ward will be looked to for her expertise in clinical research and randomized clinical trials. Specifically, she will be a co-principal investigator on a research network team that’s applying for a National Institutes of Health grant focusing on pediatric traumatic brain injury recovery.In addition to Dr. Ward’s extensive experience dovetailing with HMRI’s research and clinical-trial needs, many of the children that Hathaway-Sycamores serves have suffered traumatic brain injuries or are at high risk for sustaining such injuries. As a result of Dr. Ward’s HMRI Visiting Scientist post, impacted Hathaway-Sycamores’ youth will have access to state-of-the-art, free-of-charge medical testing for traumatic brain injuries. This diagnostic data can then help inform these youngsters’ physical and mental-health treatment plans and, hopefully, improve their treatment outcomes.Commenting on her HMRI appointment, Dr. Ward said, “I’m excited to be part of two organizations – Hathaway-Sycamores and HMRI – both of which are leaders in their respective fields. Working together,” she added, “I’m confident that we not only can expand access to advanced medical technology among a population that otherwise might not have this access, but that we also can expand our knowledge regarding how kids optimally recover from traumatic brain injury.”Earlier this year – prior to being named a Visiting Scientist – HMRI invited Dr. Ward to serve as a guest speaker. The topic of her well-attended presentation was, “Evidence-Based Practices in Community Mental Health for Youth: Traversing the Science-Practice Gap using the Managing and Adapting Practice System.” Prior to joining Hathaway-Sycamores, Dr. Ward held the position of Training Director for Practicewise, LLC, where she was charged with training more than 1,000 therapists nationwide in the Managing and Adapting Practice System for Evidence-Based Practice.Dr. Ward earned her Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a dual residency in Pediatric and Community Child Psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Additionally, Dr. Ward completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and the University of California, Los Angeles. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Bakers benefit from point-of-sale website

first_imgCraft bakers are using an innovative website as a low-cost way to help advertise their business.The website www.mypersonalbakery.com, which was launched last year by bakery ingredients supplier CSM UK, allows bakers to produce bespoke point-of-sale materials in a range of sizes from A1 to A5, which can be used to create posters, counter-top displays and wall-hanging designs.The developement of the site, which was sparked by National Craft Bakers’ Week last year, is designed to further support craft bakers across the UK, said CSM.Many including Andrew Hallett, general manager of Malcolm Barnecutt Bakery in Cornwall, have reported a positive response from their customers.Hallett said it had previously been too expensive for a family-run artisan bakery to get individual bespoke POS materials. He added: “Using window posters to attract passing trade and counter displays to influence customers in-store, we can confirm that the displays did actually work and resulted in additional sales that we can attribute directly to the use of point-of-sale.”last_img read more

Leveraging SEG relationships for success

first_imgNew partnerships generate massive membership growth for Elements Financial FCU.by: Ted GoldwynWhat’s the key to double-digit membership growth? For Elements Financial Federal Credit Union in Indianapolis, it was to aggressively pursue new SEG (select employee group) relationships and offer value-added, relationship-building services that all employees could use.That’s the case study Rich Jones, president/CEO of Leaders2Leadership LLC and former senior vice president of sales, marketing, and business development at $1 billion asset Elements Financial Federal, shared during a CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference session last week in Las Vegas.According to Jones, critical to a successful business development program is creating an implementation strategy step-by-step and then seeing it through. Key steps include:Creating an overarching strategy;Building an implementation plan;Designing a staff model; andEstablishing a compensation plan.Elements Financial Federal centered its growth strategy around a specific product, health savings accounts (HSAs). They chose this product for three reasons: 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

UW still looking for Big Ten win

first_imgGREG DIXON/Herald photoOn Sunday, Wisconsin will have one final opportunity to accomplish something it has not been able to do since October 2006: win a Big Ten game. Although the Badgers have been on the brink of breaking their winless streak several times this year, they have not come away from a Big Ten match victorious.Their final Big Ten game of the season, against Penn State, will provide the best chance all year for Wisconsin to earn a win.The Nittany Lions, like the Badgers, have also struggled in the Big Ten this year, recording a 1-2 record in the conference. Unlike the Badgers, however, the Nittany Lions have also struggled out of conference as well, en route to a 4-8-2 overall record.Despite Penn State’s struggles this season, Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman has stressed the importance of treating the game as any other.“We’re going to have to be very good defensively,” Rohrman said. “Individually they’ve got some very good players that can punish teams.”Leading the offense for Penn State is sophomore Treavor Gelsinger, who has six goals this season. Their offense has shown flashes of their potential this season, especially in the Lions’ lone Big Ten win this season against Ohio State. Three first half goals by the Nittany Lions paved the way to a 3-2 victory over then No. 17 Ohio State.To keep up with Penn State’s offense, Wisconsin will have to score early against goalie Liam Fitzwater, who hasn’t recorded a shutout since Sept. 19. Although the Badgers have had some trouble finding the back of the net early in games, senior forward Victor Diaz erased all concerns about the offense with his performance Monday against UW-Green Bay. Just 41 seconds into the contest, Diaz gave the Badgers a lead they kept the entire game. Diaz’s goal was the quickest lead in Rohrman’s tenure at Wisconsin.“You start out winning from the first minute, and it builds up your self confidence,” Diaz said. “We’ve just got to start from the first minute put pressure on them and do our best.”The last match between these two teams last year was a high-scoring affair, ending in a 3-3 draw after two overtimes.“That was an unbelievable game,” Rohrman said. “In some ways, I kind of think Sunday will be like that too because of the way they press attack and go forward. … It’s always exciting to play these types of teams because they are very competitive. It’s going to be a great game.”In addition to avoiding last place in the Big Ten, Sunday’s match at the McClimon Soccer Complex holds extra importance for the Badgers, who will be celebrating Senior Day. Along with Diaz, seniors Andy Miller, Kenny Dix and Zack Lambo will be playing in their last collegiate contest. For Diaz, Sunday’s ceremony will probably be a memorable one.“I’ve had such a good time here at Wisconsin,” Diaz said. “There’s great chemistry on the team; I’m going to miss it a lot.”Rohrman, who is in his seventh season coaching the Badgers, feels equally strong about his core of leaders this year.“They’re four quality people and four quality players,” Rohrman said. “Doing things above and beyond what we’ve asked the too, they’ve been terrific leaders, and in my opinion, great ambassadors of the game and of the university.”last_img read more