The world renowned mathematician, Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Michael Lacey right away started working as an assistant professor for many universities in the United States.
His first position as an assistant professor was at the Louisiana State University throughout the years of 1987-1988. He would later transfer to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for just a year.
While Michael Lacey attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his professor was the famous Austrian mathematician, Walter Philipp. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
Walter’s expertise was probability theory and number theory. Lacey and Philipp both gave their final proof of the central limit theorem, something that was unsure of at the time. Walter retired from his position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000.
Throughout 1989 and 1996, Lacey secured a position at the Indiana University. He received his first acknowledgment and honor while working there, a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey
After his stay at Indiana University, Lacey moved to Atlanta to become an associate professor without tenure at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There, he was awarded with the Prix Salem along with Christopher Thiele for solving the Hilbert transform.
Prior to its completion, the Hilbert transform was basically guesswork for a long time among many mathematicians and was studied by Alberto Pedro Calderón.
Lacey has secured a prominent position with Georgia Tech, he has since become their full professor and continues to mentor and advise many bright undergraduates.
Dr Eric Lefkofsky is a company owner and scientists. He occupies the position of CEO of the business that he co -founded called Tempus. He is also a collaborative owner of the Groupon Company along with a few other business startups such as Lightbank, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, Inner Workings, as well as Uptake Technologies. Most of these companies work in the field of technology.Tempus is by far the most successful startup that Dr Eric Lefkofsky has launched. The company develops and provides technological equipment to medical institutions as well as medical research centers. Dr Eric Lefkofskyspecialises in two main subjects – ageing and breast cancer.
One of the most recent projects that Dr Eric Lefkofsky has taken up involves his company Tempus as well. He has formed a partnership with the doctors of the University of Chicago. The experts at Tempus will examine and analyse the results that the University of Chicago provides them with. The results with are from breast cancer patients. The expert at Tempus will create a treatment plan to improve the current medical treatment of breast cancer patients.There is very little data on breast cancer in comparison to other types of cancer. The lack of data deters the successful treatment of patients even further. The objective f the partnership is to change that.
Dr Eric Lefkofsky is also very fond of his philanthropy work, and he and his wife established a foundation in 2002 called the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. He has been a part of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Museum of Science, The Art Institute of Chicago, and World Business Chicago. He acts as a Trustee for the institutions.Dr Eric Lefkofsky is a former student of the University of Michigan – School of Law. He graduated from the institution with a J.D.
Anthony Petrello and her wife Cynthia had a daughter eight years of age, and she was suffering from periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). This is a common neurological disease that attacks infants who are born prematurely. Cerena was her name and was born 24 weeks early with a weight of about 20 ounces only. She was diagnosed with the disease which is usually caused by lack of enough oxygen or flow of blood to the brain. Cerena developed cerebral palsy and several other delay issues in body and skills development.
At the age of 8, her parents Cynthia and Tony would say they were experiencing miracles since she was able to chew and swallow some solid foods. Cynthia expresses her delight by saying that it is a miracle she has always waited for so long, for her daughter to capture it in her brain, master it and finally do it. Another development that Cerena was achieving was learning how to walk as well as talking, and her parents were grateful for the strength and the determination they have carried all along to see this happen. Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/05/27/why-nabors-ceo-wont-top-best-paid-bosses-list-again-in-2014/
Cynthia and Tony had no thought that such a thing would happen in their life or the struggles they would face after it happens and their daughter’s sickness significantly moved them. Anthony Petrello and his wife dedicated their wealth to lead a fundraising campaign directed to help carry out an outstanding research on the disease. They took the initiative and devoted themselves by donating $5 million totaling to a $7million commitment.
Cynthia says it can be very perplexing and devastating for parents because you certainly would not get to know the signs that you will get a child suffering the disease until you give birth. She says even though they were always able to fix their issues there were not ready for this, and maybe they would have a better plan already put in place to handle it, but they brought it to their knees.
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Anthony Petrello has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries, a company that tops in providing drilling services in the world. He is also an active member of the Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. Tony Petrello says that they were able to investigate most pediatric research institutions such as Johns Hopkins, UCLA, and Harvard in the country and other parts of the world. From the encounter with different people, he realized that there are parents who have even tried stem cells or any other procedure that would assist their children to walk or utter a word. He says that if an intensive research gets conducted, a difference could be achieved. He also pointed out that there is so much research on brain damage for adults and nothing for kids.
The couple took the loophole as an opportunity and started taking their daughter and other children suffering like her at the backyard of Texas Children’s Hospital. They were determined to launch the NRI so that all these kids could reach their potential one day. Tony said they are receiving support and encouragement from friends and family and believes there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
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Life is full of battles. People battle diseases, poverty, racial discrimination, dictatorships, ethnic cleansing and hunger, and many other issues. Most of the things people battle are never defeated. There is always poverty, disease, racial profiling and unsavory dictators infiltrating societies around the world. Hunger in children has been a serious issue for decades, but more than 3 million children still die from malnutrition every year. More than 17 million children in the United States experience some form of food insecurity every day. The social programs that have been established to stop hunger and to feed children in countries where there is a shortage of food have not been as effective as they could be. Common goals must be established to defeat childhood hunger. Those goals have been identified, and two people are doing something about enacting those goals worldwide.
Those two people are J.F. Gagnon and Genevieve Gagnon. J.F. Gagnon is a singer, composer, writer, director and producer, and his wife, Genevieve, is an actress and the director and producer of the Lovaganza Convoy. The Lovaganza Convoy is a film trilogy that is designed to help fund the Gagnon’s Lovaganza Foundation. The Lovaganza Foundation’s mission is to eliminate hungry children by 2035. The Gagnon’s have been working on that mission since 2010. They have traveled around the world spreading the word that non-profit organizations can eliminate hunger if they ban together to achieve six common goals. The Lovaganza Foundation has been researching and studying hunger in children for the last six years, and the information gathered from that research is going to be released in a series of documentaries in the Lovaganza Convoy trilogy.
One of the objectives of the Lovaganza Foundation is to join forces with at least ten major worldwide organizations by 2018. By 2020, the Lovaganza Foundation will have a presence in all nations, and those nations will embrace the goals of the Lovaganza movement. And by 2025, the Lovaganza Foundation believes it will have the support of every nation in the world. When that support is achieved, the goal of eliminating hunger in children between the ages of 0 to 15 will become a reality in 2035, according to the Gagnon’s.
The response to the Lovaganza Foundation has been amazing, according to Genevieve Gagnon. Countries, political figures and celebrities around the world are supporting the goals of the Lovaganza Foundation, and that means the quality of life for children around the world is getting closer to becoming a reality.
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Dick DeVos is a very well known businessman and all round entrepreneur. He is the son of the cofounder of the goods and services provider Amway, Richard DeVos. He has also acted as the CEO of the Amway Corporation from the years 1993 till 2002. In America he is the 67th richest man according to Forbes with a net worth of over $5 billion. He is married to Betsy Prince DeVos who is also a huge driving force behind their philanthropic endeavors. One of these endeavors is the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The foundation has many reaches across the United States of America as well as around the globe. One of the recipients of the foundation is the West Michigan Aviation Academy which was formed by Dick DeVos due to the families strong passion for education and aviation. Dick DeVos has great passion for aviation and is one of the main reasons of forming this school. WMAA is a tuition free, charter school and was founded in 2010 on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport property.
The West Michigan Aviation Academy offers opportunities to those students who have a great interest for aviation, technology, science, math and engineering. A lot of the learning is done through field trips, job shadowing, and a hands on approach. This builds character as well as the opportunity for students to develop their own dreams and aspirations for the industry. The academy takes up about 42000 square feet of space providing ample space for 500 students to attend. This is based directly on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport which gives the school additional active facilities to tour in order to provide each student with a live model of aviation. The catching phrase “A high school where attitude meets altitude” is extremely well suited to the West Michigan Aviation Academy.