California names former Google scientist as the state’s ‘mental health czar’

first_img General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. Tags medical technologymental healthstates Mindstrong, which is focused on using data on how people use their smartphone to detect trends in their mental health, already has a relationship with public officials in California. One of Mindstrong’s first large-scale rollouts was slated to happen in the state through county-level public mental health systems, STAT reported in October.advertisement A startup’s bold plan for a mood-predicting smartphone app is shadowed by questions over evidence Dr. Tom Insel at a Senate hearing in 2013. Cliff Owen/AP Noted psychiatrist and former Verily leader Dr. Tom Insel is going to be the “mental health czar” for the state of California, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday.Insel, the former National Institute of Mental Health director, will also continue his work with Mindstrong, a startup that is working on a mental health app, a company spokesperson confirmed. Insel joined the company in 2017 after leaving Verily, Google’s life sciences arm.Insel’s new job will be to “inform the state’s work as California builds the mental health system of tomorrow, serving people whether they are living in the community, on the streets or if they are in jails, schools or shelters,” according to a press release from the governor’s office.advertisement [email protected] HealthCalifornia names former Google scientist as the state’s ‘mental health czar’ A spokesperson for Mindstrong said that Insel would recuse himself from conversations about the company, and noted that he will have “no fiscal or regulatory authority and will have no oversight of current programs in this voluntary role.”The spokespeople for Newsom and for California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly, with whom Insel will be working, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.Mindstrong raised $31 million in an expanded Series B round in January led by General Catalyst, bringing the company’s total funding to about than $60 million.“Our excitement over Mindstrong’s technology is bolstered by our inspiration in the core founding team,” an associate and the managing partner of General Catalyst wrote in a blog post in January about the investment. About the Author Reprints Related: @sheridan_kate Kate Sheridan By Kate Sheridan May 22, 2019 Reprints In a press conference, Newsom said Insel was “volunteering” his time as an adviser. “I’m calling him the mental health czar in the state of California,” he said.last_img read more

Former Wells Fargo exec sanctioned

first_img James Langton Judge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court flynt/123RF Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP Incentive conflicts, regulatory burdens on AMF agenda Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Back in January 2020, the OCC filed charges against Strother and four other senior executives at the bank, seeking to hold them responsible for the bank’s business model, which it alleged was the “root cause” of misconduct at the bank — including opening accounts without consent, and obtaining consent through deceit.The regulator said that the bank’s business model “imposed intentionally unreasonable sales goals and unreasonable pressure on its employees to meet those goals and fostered an atmosphere that perpetuated improper and illegal conduct.”As part of the settlement, Strother agreed to cooperate with the OCC in any other enforcement action involving sales practices misconduct at the bank.Last year, the regulator settled six other cases with Wells Fargo executives. Keywords Enforcement,  Sales practices,  Regulation,  U.S. The former general counsel at U.S. banking giant Wells Fargo has been fined for his role in a fake account scandal.The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it settled with former Wells Fargo executive James Strother, assessing a US$3.5-million penalty against him and imposing a personal cease and desist order. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

The Resilience Journalism Fellowship Program 2017

first_imgThe Resilience Journalism Fellowship Program 2017 Reddit Pocket Tweet Similar Stories Share 0 EASL Research Fellowship for International Students, 2017 → Deadline: 31 August 2017Open to: mid-career journalists with background on environmental issuesVenue: New York City, NY, USA, October 22-27, 2017DescriptionThis fall, up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion as part of the new Resilience Journalism Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.The program, scheduled for Oct. 22-27, will focus on the science of climate change and resilience — defined as a system’s capacity to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure.EligibilityThe Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.  Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. In special cases, we will consider less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalistic achievement.We are looking for journalists interested in improving both the quality and quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues. We want journalists who will be active throughout the Fellowship, willing to take on the challenges we present.We will consider applicants who fall into either of the following categories:Journalists who are employed by a news organization or freelance full-time as writers, producers, editors, photographers, or multimedia reporters;Journalism innovators whose ideas have potential to alter the journalism landscape in a fundamental way.We encourage applications from international journalists who are proficient in speaking and writing English.BenefitsOur Fellows won’t just spend the week sitting in a classroom. We’ll be kayaking in Jamaica Bay, riding bicycles on city streets, and searching across New York for solutions to some of the world’s most difficult environmental problems.The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals;Fellows will be required to complete readings before arriving in New York and will be expected to be active participants in all discussions during the program;Financial support for the Resilience Fellowship program is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.How to apply?Interested candidates can apply via the online application form.If you have any questions, email Program Director Dale Willman or call him at 518-583-7247.For more information please visit the official website. LinkedIn 0 August 2, 2017 Published by Verce Arsovska ← Call for Applications: Actors of Urban Change 2017-2019 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1last_img read more