Saturday - April 21, 2018

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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TransAkron Project Shares Stories of Akron's Transgender Community
AKRON, Ohio, April 19 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release:

At its annual meeting on April 19, 2018, the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation unveiled a new photojournalism series aimed at fighting stereotypes and increasing inclusion for the transgender community in Greater Akron and beyond.

Created by award-winning photographer Shane Wynn and writer H.L. Comeriato, the TransAkron series shines a light on trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people in the Akron area. The project captures the lived realities of these individuals and tells ... Show Full Article

The J. Paul Getty Trust Announces the Appointment of Mary Miller as Director of The Getty Research Institute
LOS ANGELES, California, April 19 -- The J. Paul Getty Trust issued the following news release:

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today the appointment of art historian Mary Miller as the new director of the Getty Research Institute. Dr. Miller is currently Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and Senior Director of Yale's Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

* Miller became the first woman to be dean of Yale College in December 2008 and served until June 2014. Before assuming the deanship, she served as head of Saybrook College for 10 years.

* "Dr. Miller ... Show Full Article

NOF Announces Dr. Joan Lappe as the 2018 Recipient of the Lawrence G. Raisz Memorial Lecture Award
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) announces Joan Lappe, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Criss/Beirne Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Medicine, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University and NOF Trustee, as the recipient of its 2018 Lawrence G. Raisz, MD Memorial Lecture Award. Dr. Lappe will present highlights from her research on nutrition and bone health and insights on the latest calcium and vitamin D controversies at NOF's Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis ... Show Full Article

Michelin-Starred Chef Jose Andres' ThinkFoodGroup Announces Partnership With Wolf Trap
VIENNA, Virginia, April 19 -- The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts issued the following news release:

Jose Andres' ThinkFoodGroup is proud to announce a partnership with the popular Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, to be the featured onsite restaurant at Wolf Trap National Park. At OVATIONS by America Eats, guests attending performances at the Filene Center will be able to enjoy Chef Jose Andres' take on American classics and dine al fresco pre-show, or have the option to choose from a selection of prepared picnics. OVATIONS by America Eats will be located in the Wolf ... Show Full Article

Mechanism Behind Neuron Death in Motor Neurone Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia Discovered
LONDON, England, April 19 -- Wellcome Trust issued the following news release:

Wellcome-funded researchers have identified the molecular mechanism that leads to the death of neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS or motor neurone disease) and a common form of frontotemporal dementia.

In a Cell paper published today (19th), the researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Toronto also identify potential therapeutic targets for these currently incurable diseases.

ALS is a progressive and terminal disease that damages the function of nerves and muscle, affecting ... Show Full Article

Landmark IMPACT Study Published in NEJM Shows Significant Benefits of Trelegy Ellipta for Patients With COPD
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation issued the following news release:

GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva, Inc. has announced the publication in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) of the landmark IMPACT study, one of the biggest ever conducted in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a history of exacerbation.

In the study, Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol, 'FF/UMEC/VI' 100/62.5/25mcg) achieved superiority to members of two different classes of dual combination therapy, Relvar/Breo (FF/VI) and Anoro ... Show Full Article

Hearing Monday in Groundbreaking Lawsuit Over Border Searches of Laptops and Smartphones
WASHINGTON, April 19 -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued the following news release:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will appear in federal court in Boston Monday, fighting the U.S. government's attempts to block their lawsuit over illegal laptop and smartphone searches at the country's borders.

The case, Alasaad v. Nielsen, was filed last fall on behalf of 10 U.S. citizens and one lawful permanent resident who had their digital devices searched without a warrant. The lawsuit challenges the government's fast-growing practice of searching ... Show Full Article