Jim Tananbaum, the CEO of Foresite Capital, Joins Hands with Other Investors to Raise $14 Million for Mindstrong Health

Mindstrong Health recently announced that they have managed to raise $14 million dollars in a Series round of financing that aims at supporting its neuropsychiatric treatment & diagnosis platform. In a report by Patient Daily, the Series A funding was investors that include the Foresite Capital, Optum Ventures, One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund, and Optum ventures.

The mindstrong platform focuses on providing constant digital biomarkers of mood and cognition. Other digital biomarkers measured by the platform include processing speed, memory, attention, and execution function. The Al-powered platform is designed to keep an eye on patterns of interaction on smartphone devices so as to measure the brain function objectively.

While making his statement, Paul Dagum, the company’s CEO noted that most of the modern medicine focuses on objective measurement. However, tracking of mental health has only been limited to individual reports that are conducted in a clinical environment.

Paul Dagum noted that to improve the outcomes for persons with mental disorders, there is the need to carry out objective measures like it is done for other chronic diseases such as the heart disease and diabetes. Mindstrong noted that the results from the clinical trials would be released in the coming months to support the program.

Jim Tananbaum, the Foresite Capital CEO pointed out that Mindstrong Health’s founding team has a unique understanding of the important challenges facing patients suffering from cognitive health disorders. By fusing the company’s top leadership that includes Paul, Rick, and Tom, who have immense experience and unmatched leadership skills, Mind Health will continue to produce innovative ideas to continue helping patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Mindstrong Health developed a smartphone platform that utilizes patient’s patterns of typing and scrolling on a device or via Google search engine to measure their brain function. The platform then measures different mood and cognition biomarkers in a patient.

About Jim Tananbaum

Jim Tananbaum (officialjimtananbaum.com) is the founder and the CEO of Foresite Capital. Jim founded Foresite Capital in 2011 as a healthcare-focused private equity firm that specializes in identifying emerging healthcare leaders while helping them to grow profitably by supplying capital, information, and networks. Before he founded Foresite Capital, Dr. Tananbaum co-founded two leading biopharmaceutical firms and other two investment practices.

Check out Foresite Capital’s Linked In page for more info.

Finding Drugs in Jails Using Securus Technologies Systems

Finding drugs in the prison is an ongoing battle that me and my fellow corrections officers work hard at each day. If we were to simply let our guard down for a single day, the influx of drugs in the hands of the inmates would be uncontrollable. The issue we have with drugs in the jail is that inmates tend to become even more dangerous than they already are, so they put me, my officers, visitors, and other inmates at risk.

 

To battle the flow of drugs in the prison, we spend a considerable amount of time trying to search each and every visitor who comes through security. These visitors know that they risk their own freedom if caught trying to bring drugs to the inmates, but many will risk it for the sake of helping friends or family. Our team is trained at being able to find drugs on a person, but it is not an exact science. Think for a moment about all the things you may be carrying into a jail that seem harmless, but in the hands of an inmate could be turned into a deadly weapon. Things like pens, toothbrushes, and even paper clips, all potential weapons.

 

In the constant battle to uncover sources of drugs in the prison, our warden recently gave the approval for Securus Technologies to install an inmate call monitoring system that was going to completely change the way we listened to inmates on the telephone. Securus Technologies is headed by CEO Rick Smith, and he assured my staff that his one thousand employees are all committed to the objective of making the world safer for all of us. This system is already in over 2,600 jails around the country and providing officers the help they need to make their facilities safer, we were about to get a real taste for ourselves just how powerful the system was.

 

Within days of learning how to use the LBS software, we discovered some drug-related concerns that would have normally slipped through the cracks. On one call, we found out where inmates are hiding drugs in their cells. On another call, we found out which inmates were getting and selling prescription drugs to other inmates. We even picked up on chatter between inmates talking about who would bring drugs to the jail. perhaps the most troubling and revealing call was where a top-ranking gang member in the jail was talking about how his soldiers on the street were to risk it all to get him drugs in the visitor center.

 

Now we have what feels like a new team of officers on the call system alerting us to any issues we need to attack immediately.

 

Wild Ark Wildlife Through Education and Travel

Wild Ark was created with the intent to preserve nature for posterity. Mark and Sophie Hutchinson founded Wild Ark to conserve nature and educate the public. The Hutchinsons believe that if people were reconnected with nature, they would to help preserve and protect the woods, the water, and the animals from harm. There are eight courses designed to educate people about birding, eco tracking, safaris, field guide, trail guide,wilderness trail, and wildlife photography. The eco tracking course comes in week long and two week long formats. Depending on what other classes you take, they can last from a week to about a month. The field course is almost two months long. If you took these courses, you would have to fly out to South Africa and Botswana. The safari course might require that you spend close to a month in Kenya. It is important to visit the Wild Ark website to learn when these courses are offered in order to make arrangements.Learn more : https://www.facebook.com/wildarkglobal/

 

For the person who is looking for unique vacation, Wild Ark offers travel packages like no other. Alaska Sportsman Lodge will give you room and board while you learn about fishing at Bristol Bay, Alaska. There are several safari trips in the South Africa and Botswana areas, including photographic safaris. There are two types of EcoQuest vacations. You can spend either one or two weeks in South Africa learning how to live in the African Bush. There are 16 vacation packages to choose from. Wild Ark is dedicated to making sure such wildlife, like birds, elephants, zebras, lions, turtles, and others will not face extinction, and they will be able to live in a secure South African environment. It is imperative that you check to see if you will need to bring any type of equipment for the trip. Birding in the Bush requests that you bring a pair of binoculars with you on your trip to South Africa.Learn more : http://wildark.com/study-the-wild/

 

The Success Academy Just Keeps Growing and Growing

 

When it is time to change, then it is time to change. This change often comes with growth, and that growth comes with pain. It is called “growing pain”. But it does not have to be so bad. At least, that is just one of the thoughts Eva Moskowitz has to have in the course of the year while Success Academy serves so many families. Still, there is so much more she can be doing to serve the community. Unfortunately, there are the rules and regulations of City Hall that stand in her way.

 

 

According to Success Academy officials, their power to do about the growing need they see between available space and applicant families is being blocked by the mayor of NYC (New York City). What makes this situation a big deal and problem for Success Academy is that the seats they are allowed access to total about 144,000 seats, which for than enough to solve their availability demand crunch they face in their everyday profession. On a high note, the school has plans to christen two new schools in 2017.

 

 

 

Thinking along the same track, Success Academy has the needs that a fairly expansive education system needs to continue to do their most important jobs. They already have 41 schools along all seven boroughs in NYC, except for Staten Island. Just as a side note, more than 95 per cent of the academy’s students are in the demographic minority. Also 77 per cent of them come from low income families. That what makes these finding charter school space for these children is so important.