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Technology for CF Life Transitions Challenge seeks a technology-based solution that will keep life organized and manageable.
CF adds layers of complexity in managing transitions throughout adulthood. Create an elegant and seamless solution that helps adults with CF manage the challenges they face when experiencing these transitions. Make it less about CF and more about life - this should not be another “adherence” app, and creativity is expected.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare, life-threatening genetic disease affecting approximately 75,000 people worldwide.
People with CF are born with a defective gene that leads the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that affects multiple organs, including the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. There is no cure for CF. As patients grow-up, they are faced with increasingly complex care regimens that take several hours daily.
Today, for the first time in history the majority of people with CF are over the age of 18 and they are facing life transitions. These include transitions from pediatric to adult care, from high school to college and young adult life and from parental control to independence regarding self-care. Unfortunately, all of these transition points are further complicated by the unpredictability of CF, which may require multiple, unexpected, weeks-long hospitalizations. It is within this context that people with CF strive for a “normal” life.
Nearly half of U.S. employers test job applicants and workers for drugs. A common assumption is that the rise of drug testing must have had negative consequences for black employment. However, the rise of employer drug testing may have benefited African-Americans by enabling non-using blacks to prove their status to employers. I use variation in the timing and nature of drug testing regulation to identify the impacts of testing on black hiring. Black employment in the testing sector is suppressed in the absence of testing, a finding which is consistent with ex ante discrimination on the basis of drug use perceptions. Adoption of pro-testing legislation increases black employment in the testing sector by 7-30% and relative wages by 1.4-13.0%, with the largest shifts among low skilled black men. Results further suggest that employers substitute white women for blacks in the absence of testing.
Sungenis [the movie’s principal] also happens to be a Holocaust denier who believes in the “New World Order” and who writes articles about how Jewish people have aligned themselves with Satan. In fact, he’s such a notorious anti-semite that even his own local bishop, Kevin Rhoades of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, has gone on record distancing himself from the guy and his “Catholic” organization. Seriously, do you know how much of an ass you have to be to get a bishop to notice you?