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May 03, 2017

Viewing Oncology Through Mikhail Blagosklonny’s Eyes

Mikhail Blagosklonny is an oncology professor at the Roswell Park cancer institute. He is a scientist whose passion is on the studies of aging and cancer. He attended the first Pavlov Medical University in St. Petersburg from where he attained his MD in internal medicine. He later attained a PhD in experimental medicine and cardiology at the same institution.

In 2002, he was made the associate medical professor in New York medical college in Valhalla. He later moved on to Ordway research institute where he became the lead scientists. His career at Roswell Park cancer institute began in 2009 when he joined as the professor of oncology. He became an excellent professor due to the accumulation of knowledge and the experience he had gathered from all the other places he had worked. View his LinkedIn profile

He has a research interest in bio gerontology, which explains the underlying mechanism of aging. He also focus on anti-aging drugs, targeted cancer therapies that prevent destruction of cells as well as research on cancer in general. He also serves as the chief editor of cell cycle and Oncotarget. He also works as the associate editor for cancer biology and therapy. He also serves in the editorial board of cell death and differentiation editorial board.

Mikhail developed a hypothesis on TOR, which signaled the potential role of cancer as well as aging. He also proposed the use of Rapamycin which is a drug used in the treatment of cancer. His proposal was meant to be used for potential life extension. In fact, he is categorized as a vocal and most passionate researcher when it comes to advocating for the use of rapamycin in life elongation researches. His researches are based on molecular, cellular as well as clinical investigations. As such, it includes tumor suppressors, drug resistance, apoptosis and anticancer therapeutics among others.

The professor also serves as the author of the aging hyper function theory. Mikhail Blagosklonny is also passionate about writing on cyclo therapy and chemotherapeutic engineering. He has especially a very keen interest in oncology and has a strong belief in the possibility of controlling cancer and aging.

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May 02, 2017

The CEO of InnovaCare Health Inc., Rick Shinto’s Unwavering Support for the LAN

InnovaCare is the pride of Puerto because it is the leading Medicaid and Medicare Advantage organization mandated to provide healthcare related services. On August 2, 2016, the organization announced its involvement in embracing the modern Health Care Treatment Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). The LAN entails a partnership between the public and private sector that seeks to upgrade the U.S health system towards new payment models that focused on offering quality services rather than quantity.

Rick Shinto, the CEO of InnovaCare, cited that the announcement represented the unwavering commitment of the organization to help in the transition to alternative payment models in the health care industry. He added the collaboration of the organization and the LAN would assist in redefining the healthcare management through the provision of cost-effective, coordinated, and innovative models. Thus, the payment reforms would build a resilient relationship between patients and providers.

InnovaCare significantly supports the mission of LAN that entails accelerating the change to alternative payment models. Moreover, the organization had formulated its goals that support payment reforms. According to a statement made by the InnovaCare, they support the goals of the LAN, which include making 30 percent of U.S. health care payments to adopt the alternative payment models (APM) by 2016 and another 50 percent by 2018. InnovaCare pledged to help in surveying quantitative data and grouping payments based on APM Framework. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.

Insights of the LAN

The LAN has a list of around 100 organizations including private, public, and non-profits sectors whose aim entails transforming the health care sector and emphasizing of quality rather than quantity services. The Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides, cited that working with the other committed partners of the LAN would ultimately help the organization spread the APMs throughout the health industry.

The Other Career Experiences of Penelope Kokkinides

Before rejoining Innovacare in June 2015, Penelope worked at InnovaCare, Inc. as the Chief Operating Officer. She also served at Aveta Inc. as the Chief Operating Officer as well as VP of Clinical Operations. Before that, Penelope Kokkinides worked at Centerlight HealthCare where she was the Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer. She also served as a COO at Touchstone Health as well as the corporate VP for Disease Management and Care Management.

InnovaCare Health Inc.

InnovaCare is a leading health care provider in Puerto Rico and operates health plans including PMC Medicare Choice, Inc. and MMM Healthcare, Inc. The organization’s membership base includes over 200,000 individuals who are served by a network of more than 7,500 providers. It is dedicated to providing quality and affordable health care services. Visit for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.

March 16, 2017

Brian Torchin’s Places Medical Professionals Where They Are Needed

Under current conditions most college graduates are finding it difficult to find employment. This challenge extends to those looking for a career in healthcare as well. As a medical professional himself Brian Torchin understands this problem very well.

From his Philadelphia office Torchin runs a medical staffing agency connecting professionals to healthcare facilities in need of staff to fill vacant positions. He has helped employ chiropractors, physicians, and nurses among others for years across the world.

His success in connecting employers with the employees they need comes from building a network for employees in need of assistance to meet the needs of their patients.

Brian Torchin HCRC staffing agency has been successful he has attracted the interest of national media. Beginning with his Philadelphia office Brian Torchin used his expertise and experience to expand his staffing agency beyond Pennsylvania into other states.

HCRC expanded into Florida and Delaware where he built a reputation that eventually led to his staffing agency becoming involved in international healthcare facility staffing.

The commitment Torchin shows to his clients goes well beyond what other staffing agencies offer their clients. HCRC is available during night hours and weekends to assure their clients’ need for medical professionals is fully met. Learn more about Brian Torchin:

He maintains a blog filled with tips for what his clients should do when hiring chiropractors, nurses, and other medical staff. No step is too far for Brian Torchin in his commitment to giving his clients the staffing they need to keep their businesses running.

According to Behance, there aren’t many stories that read like Brian Torchin’s story does. Beginning with one city, he has expanded his agency to the national and international level without breaking a sweat.

He offers just about anything his clients will need when searching for medical staff, but he also gives professionals the help they will need to get ahead in their careers as well. Such dedication is a rare find in any industry.