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2014-07-17 23:06:35

SkillSurvey session to focus on predictive hiring Wayne, PA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 SkillSurvey Inc., the leading provider of confidential, science-based reference assessments that help employers make better hiring decisions, will be hosting a session entitled “Predictive Hiring: A New Approach to Finding Candidates Who Will Succeed in Your Organization,” featuring Nationwide Children’s Hospital, at the 2014 HR Star Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on July 24. “HR professionals now...

2014-06-26 20:22:26

Board of Trustees initiates national search for replacement SEATTLE, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that CEO Thomas N. Hansen, MD, will retire in 2015 as part of a long-planned transition of leadership. The Seattle Children's Board of Trustees plans to initiate an extensive, nationwide search for Hansen's replacement, beginning immediately with the appointment of a Search Committee. "We are extremely grateful for Tom's leadership and dedication...

2014-06-23 04:20:52

Inhibits Tumor Growth and Vascular Progenitors for Neuroblastoma and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors CINCINNATI, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacterial Robotics, a synthetic microbial biotechnology firm, today announced it secured an oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV) from Nationwide Children's Hospital. The oHSV expresses the human tissue inhibitor metalloproteinases (TIMP3) or firefly luciferase rQT3. The Company is developing unique therapeutic ViruBots(TM). With...

2014-06-21 23:00:11

Joseph F. Aracri, DO, of Pediatric Alliance, to lead Allegheny Health Department of Pediatrics PITTSBURGH, PA. (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Allegheny Health Network today announced the appointment of Joseph F. Aracri, DO, as Chair of its Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Aracri will assume his new role with the organization on July 1, 2014. A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Aracri has practiced medicine as part of Pediatric Alliance PC, the largest private pediatric group in western Pennsylvania, for the...

2014-05-12 08:32:50

CLEVELAND, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abeona Therapeutics, a start-up company created around intellectual property licensed from Nationwide Children's Hospital to develop treatments for Sanfilippo Syndrome Types A and B, has been granted Orphan Drug Designations for its lead investigational therapies by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development. Following the successful close of seed financing in late 2013, Abeona is raising funds...

Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries To High School Athletes In 6 Seasons
2014-04-23 11:36:22

[ Watch the Video: Basketball Injuries In High School Athletes On The Rise ] Nationwide Children's Hospital Study calls for more access to on-site athletic trainers to properly assess injuries Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and...

2014-04-01 23:23:22

Dr. Beverly Davidson Researches Novel Treatments for Neurological Diseases Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D., a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today. Dr. Davidson, who investigates gene therapy for neurodegenerative diseases, arrives from the Center for Gene Therapy at the University of Iowa. She served as associate director at that Center, as well as director of the Gene Therapy...

2014-03-25 08:28:41

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide Children's Hospital, one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric hospitals in the United States, just finished installing NICVIEW, which supports their philosophy of family-centered care in a unit where the length of stay is longer. NICVIEW, the NICU camera system, helps extend family-centered care by giving parents a virtual window to their newborns. Many of the babies in the NICU, ICC and SCN are born prematurely and...

2014-03-20 16:26:23

Leading Duchenne Organization Launches Certified Duchenne Care Center Program HACKENSACK, N.J., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nationwide Children's Hospital was named the first Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). PPMD is launching the Certified Duchenne Care Center Program as part of its robust Transforming Duchenne Care Initiative. Over the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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