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July Corporate News Bites

July 01, 2019

July Corporate News Bites

These are shorter stories about some of AsMA's Corporate & Sustaining Members.

NKI: NeuroKinetics, Inc.’s (NKI’s), I-PORTAL software was featured in a video discussion held between Army Lt. Col. Kara Schmid, Neurotrauma and Psychological Health Project Management Office’s project manager, and the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s public affairs team. Col. Schmid discussed the efforts of her team to develop medical advancements, including the detection and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries. Please visit https://neuro-kinetics.com/project/i-portal-software-video/.
   Martin-Baker: Martin-Baker marked the 70th anniversary of the first life saved by a Martin-Baker ejection seat in late May. A test pilot named Jo Lancaster became Ejectee #1 on May 30, 1949, successfully ejecting during the test flight of an Armstrong Whitworth AW.52 in a pre-Mk1 seat. Now, 70 years on, the ‘lives saved’ counter reads 7,605. 2019 is a special year not just because of the 70th anniversary of Ejectee #1, but also because it is the year that Jo celebrated his 100th birthday! Please see http://martin-baker.com/2019/05/30/70th-anniversary-mb-ejectee-1/.
   APA: Allied Pilots Association’s President, CA Dan Carey, became the union’s first national officer to testify on Capitol Hill when he participated in the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee’s hearing on June 19 on the Boeing 737 MAX. The hearing was intended to gather aviation stakeholders’ views regarding the Boeing 737 MAX crashes and discuss how to ensure the safety of the plane before it is returned to flight. To read more about this, please see https://www.alliedpilots.org/News/ID/7031/An-APA-First-Union-President-to-Testify-on-Capitol-Hill.
   UTMB: The University of Texas Medical Branch held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Biocontainment Care Unit in early May. The new unit is meant to provide care for patients with high-containment pathogens such as Ebola. The unit, located on the Galveston Campus, has six specially outfitted hospital rooms segregated from the rest of the patient treatment areas that feature special ventilation systems to prevent any pathogens from escaping via the airflow. Please visit https://www.utmb.edu/internalmedicine/news-events/news-article/2019/05/10/utmb's-new-biocontainment-care-unit for more on this.