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The Wistar Institute Welcomes Heather Steinman, New Vice President for Business Development & Executive Director, Technology Transfer

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The Wistar Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., M.B.A., as Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director, Technology Transfer, a newly created position with a pivotal leadership role in revitalizing Wistar’s technology commercialization activities.

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Startups Should Seek Quality — Not Quantity — in Partnerships, Study Finds

When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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A New Look for the Journal of Neurosurgery

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group and its parent organization, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, are pleased to announce a new look for the JNSPG journals: Journal of Neurosurgery; Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine; Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics; and Neurosurgical Focus

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The Unexpected Benefits of Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Using loan level data matched to consumer credit records, researchers have been able to determine that a reduction in mortgage payments of as little as $150 a month spurred a reduction in mortgage defaults and an increase in consumer spending (particularly the financing of automobile purchases), while improving household credit ratings.

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U.Va. Darden/Curry School Partnership for Leaders in Education Program Revolutionizes School Performance in Oklahoma and Louisiana

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The University of Virginia Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE) University of Virginia School Turnaround Program’s partnership with Oklahoma public schools recently spurred new academic gains in an underperforming district.

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University Hospitals Neurological Institute Earns Gold Center of Excellence Designation

NeuStrategy, Inc., gives Neurological Institute at University Hospitals Gold Center of Excellence designation its innovative, integrated and individualized care model.

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Key Measures Indicate Strong Financial Performance For Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph’s University finished the 2013-2014 academic year with a net operating margin of $7.2 million, according to the school’s audited financial statements.

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NCH & Linden Oaks Announce Behavioral Health Services Management Agreement

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has entered into an agreement with Linden Oaks, a Naperville-based regional behavioral healthcare provider, to manage NCH’s behavioral health services.

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The Rockefeller University Press Offers Free Access to Books

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The Rockefeller University Press has expanded access to its book collection, with nearly 50 titles available for free download in multiple e-book formats at books.rupress.org. The collection dates back to 1959 and includes works by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors.

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Overweight Women Lose in the Labor Market: Vanderbilt Study Finds

Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to average size women and all men, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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