Vanderbilt’s Allied Health Taps Orbund for Student Information System – Press Release

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Cloud-based Administrative System Powers Up VUMC’s Allied Health Programs, Automates Admissions & Regulatory Compliance Reporting


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – October 13, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

​On the heels of a rigorous two-year process, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has selected Orbund’s Einstein Student Information System (SIS) for its Allied Health program, Orbund LLC announced today. VUMC Center for Programs in Allied Health (CPiAH) expects to be fully implemented on Orbund’s enterprise administrative software in February 2021.

“We serve a rapidly growing segment of healthcare,” said Dr. Geoffrey Fleming, who oversaw the student information system project in his role as Vice President of Continuous Professional Development (Pediatric Critical Care). “Allied health programs like ours have particular demands in admissions, attendance and regulatory compliance.”

Part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, CPiAH prepares its students for high demand, technical careers, such as diagnostic medical sonography, neurodiagnostic technology, nuclear medicine, and perfusion.

“Our faculty takes its commitment to transformative learning to heart,” said Ebony McHaskell, CPiAH’s interim director. “We sought an administrative technology that seems in sync with our mission and objectives. Orbund came forward with the necessary features built on a cloud-based system.”

“We see in CPiAH the excellence of Vanderbilt, combined with its own sense of urgency and purpose in healthcare,” said Arif Joarder, CEO of Orbund. “It is a great honor and responsibility to roll out our system, so that CPiAH and its students can quickly take advantage of what it has to offer.”

The implementation of Orbund’s Einstein product, an integrated system of portals for students, faculty and administrators, is currently underway at CPiAH. The easy to use interfaces and configurable design of Einstein enable an institution like CPiAH to put it into full use weeks or a few months—rather than many months or even years often required with its competitors’

Prince William Taps Shakira, Cate Blanchett, and More for Earthshot Prize Council

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool – Getty Images

From Harper’s BAZAAR

Prince William has brought together a list of global leaders from the worlds of entertainment, sports, and philanthropy to assemble a 13-strong council for his $65 million environmental prize.

Familiar faces on the influential and diverse panel include Cate Blanchett, Shakira, Queen Rania of Jordan, and basketball star Yao Ming, all of whom are currently engaged in environmental activism.

The Earthshot Prize prize council members, who represent six continents, will sit alongside the Duke of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough as they are supported by a scientific advisory panel to select five winners each year for the next ten years to provide at least 50 solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems by 2030.

Also joining the group are Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves, Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres, former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Chinese business magnate and philanthropist Jack Ma, Japanese astronaut (and second Japanese woman to fly to space) Naoko Yamazaki, and Chad-born geographer Hindou Ibrahim. The thirteenth member is Nigerian economist and international development expert Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Nominations for the first Earthshot awards ceremony, which is taking place in London in the fall of 2021, will open on November 1, with over 100 nominating partners invited to cast their entries. Nominees can be communities, businesses, organizations, towns, cities, or even individuals—from a scientist leading a team of researchers to a 12-year-old boy making change to a small community in Kenya.

The group will be supported by a Global Alliance featuring a network of organizations around the world which have a shared goal of repairing the planet. Partners include WWF, Greenpeace, and Conservation International.

“I felt very much that there’s a lot of people wanting to do many good things for the environment and what they need

Conagra Brands Taps into Footprint’s Materials Science to Continue Progress Towards Meeting Sustainability Goals | News

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CHICAGO and GILBERT, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) announced new products featuring bowls made from plant-based fibers for Healthy Choice Power Bowls, new Hungry-Man Double Meat Bowls and P.F. Chang’s Ramen single-serve meals. By using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, the carbon footprint of manufacturing the bowls is reduced by 50 to 70 percent1 across select product lines. The expansion will help to decrease Conagra’s carbon footprint by 34,117 metric tons, equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions of driving around the planet 3,399 times or 84 million miles2. This progress aligns with Conagra’s January 2020 announcement that the company is striving to make 100 percent of its plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

The plant-based fiber bowl is designed by Footprint, a sustainable materials science technology firm that designs alternative solutions to single-use plastic. Conagra initially partnered with Footprint in 2017 to develop packaging for its Healthy Choice Power Bowls product line, which included a first-of-its-kind bowl made from plant-based fibers that could replace plastic alternatives. The versatile material is microwave safe, non-stick and cooler to the touch than traditional plastic packaging. Since introducing the packaging in 2017, Conagra has avoided the use of more than 3.5 million pounds of plastic packaging.

“Plant-based fiber packaging is critical to helping Conagra Brands progress toward making 100 percent of our current plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025,” said Katya Hantel, senior director of sustainable development at Conagra Brands. “Innovative partners like Footprint have been invaluable in producing packaging that supports sustainable outcomes.”

These packaging solutions are driven by highly collaborative, customized inventions from the Footprint team of materials scientists, who worked closely with Conagra to meet the needs of the three distinct product lines. The team is

Conagra Brands Taps into Footprint’s Materials Science to Continue Progress Towards Meeting Sustainability Goals

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CHICAGO and GILBERT, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) announced new products featuring bowls made from plant-based fibers for Healthy Choice Power Bowls, new Hungry-Man Double Meat Bowls and P.F. Chang’s Ramen single-serve meals. By using plant-based fibers instead of plastic, the carbon footprint of manufacturing the bowls is reduced by 50 to 70 percent1 across select product lines. The expansion will help to decrease Conagra’s carbon footprint by 34,117 metric tons, equivalent to avoiding the greenhouse gas emissions of driving around the planet 3,399 times or 84 million miles2. This progress aligns with Conagra’s January 2020 announcement that the company is striving to make 100 percent of its plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

The plant-based fiber bowl is designed by Footprint, a sustainable materials science technology firm that designs alternative solutions to single-use plastic. Conagra initially partnered with Footprint in 2017 to develop packaging for its Healthy Choice Power Bowls product line, which included a first-of-its-kind bowl made from plant-based fibers that could replace plastic alternatives. The versatile material is microwave safe, non-stick and cooler to the touch than traditional plastic packaging. Since introducing the packaging in 2017, Conagra has avoided the use of more than 3.5 million pounds of plastic packaging.

“Plant-based fiber packaging is critical to helping Conagra Brands progress toward making 100 percent of our current plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025,” said Katya Hantel, senior director of sustainable development at Conagra Brands. “Innovative partners like Footprint have been invaluable in producing packaging that supports sustainable outcomes.”

These packaging solutions are driven by highly collaborative, customized inventions from the Footprint team of materials scientists, who worked closely with Conagra to meet the needs of the three distinct product lines. The team is