Lessons Learned: One way to get into biopharma consulting? Start a club in grad school

first_img Lessons Learned: One way to get into biopharma consulting? Start a club in grad school What’s included? By Megha Satyanarayana Aug. 15, 2018 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Molly Ferguson for STAT Lessons Learned is STAT Plus’ weekly column on careers in biomedicine. If you’re thinking of jumping from academics to industry/business or vice versa, join us each week for useful tips. And if you’ve recently jumped, send us a note: [email protected] Your experience might make a future column. Who we talked to: Lessons Learned Tags STAT+ Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. GET STARTED What is it?last_img read more

In a field full of failures, a new blood test to predict Alzheimer’s aims to give drug makers a needed tool

first_img What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. In a field full of failures, a new blood test to predict Alzheimer’s aims to give drug makers a needed tool Sharon Begley About the Author Reprints In the Lab Log In | Learn More What is it? GET STARTED @sxbegle center_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Sharon Begley Feb. 6, 2019 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Adobe It would seem difficult to put up worse numbers than experimental Alzheimer’s drugs, 99 percent of which have failed in clinical trials since 2002. But another corner of Alzheimer’s research has managed it: blood tests to either diagnose the disease in asymptomatic patients or predict which healthy people will develop it years in the future. Although you wouldn’t know it from frequent headlines proclaiming, “Blood test can predict Alzheimer’s,” the percentage of tests that looked promising in a (usually small) study but eventually fell flat is … 100 percent.Despite the two dozen such failures, scientists aren’t giving up. On Wednesday, researchers in Europe and Australia reported in the journal Science Advances that blood levels of 10 proteins did a pretty good job of identifying which cognitively unimpaired people had high enough brain levels of beta-amyloid, a marker of the disease, to be classified as having preclinical (meaning, without symptoms) Alzheimer’s. The test isn’t accurate enough to make diagnoses as part of medical care, its creators say, but if it’s validated in additional studies, it could give drug companies a desperately needed tool: a cheap, easy way to identify preclinical Alzheimer’s. Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. Tags dementiadiagnosticsneurologySTAT+ [email protected] last_img read more

Peloton releases software fix after treadmill recall

first_imgAdvertisement Peloton exercise bike could be vulnerable to hackers June 16, 2021 The company is even paying to have someone move the treadmills from one room of an owner’s house to another if they would prefer that option instead of having it returned to the company.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementPeloton recalled 125,000 treadmills earlier this month after a child’s death and 70 other injuries were tied to the machine. The company initially declined the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request to issue a recall, claiming the machines were safe when used according to safety guidelines. Since the recall is voluntary, some members are keeping theirs. Peloton announced this software update during its May 6 earnings call and said it was working on a hardware fix. In the meantime, both the Tread+ and the Tread are no longer on sale and deliveries for older orders have been halted, CNN reported. Peloton has lost about $165 million in revenue during the current quarter due to the recall. The company said $50 million in lost revenue would come from refunds to owners of the treadmill who want to return them, roughly 10% of the units that are already in the hands of customers. Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments CNN – Peloton is rising from the ashes after a massive recall of its Tread and Tread+ treadmills.The company released a software fix called “Tread Lock,” a feature that requires a four digit code before using the treadmill and locks the machine after 45 seconds of inactivity outside of a class.Peloton states on the feature’s support page that users will “be required to set up Tread Lock” following an automatic software upgrade.Both of Peloton’s treadmills, the $4,295 Tread+ and the $2,495 Tread, will have the new software. The cheaper machine wasn’t yet released in the United States. 200,000 smoke alarms recalled for failure to warn of fire May 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: PelotonRecall AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Peloton recalls all treadmills after child’s death, 70 injuries reported May 6, 2021 Fisher-Price recalls baby soothers & gliders after 4 infant deaths June 7, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

North Korea Reveals Enrichment Facility to World

first_imgNews Facebook Twitter By Chris Green – 2010.11.22 11:54am [imText1]North Korea showed an American nuclear scientist an “ultra-modern” uranium enrichment plant during a visit to the country earlier this month, it was revealed in a report on Saturday.The news comes after the same scientist, Siegfried Hecker, revealed last weekend that construction efforts visible on satellite images of the Yongbyon nuclear research facility are purportedly the foundations of an experimental light-water nuclear reactor (LWR).Hecker, a former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, made this, his fourth visit to North Korea, during the week of November 8th, viewing the enrichment facility on the 12th. According to Hecker’s official report into the visit released on a Stanford University website, North Korean officials told him, “We will convert (the Yongbyon facility) to an LWR and pilot enrichment facility,” adding, “It is a high priority to develop uranium enrichment.” The Hecker report describes an “astonishingly modern” facility housed on the site of a former fuel rod fabrication building at Yongbyon containing “more than a thousand” (North Korean officials said 2,000) enrichment centrifuges. It adds that officials said construction on the enrichment facility began in April 2009, and ended shortly before his visit.Hecker said his guides for the three and a half hour visit were clearly under orders to be vague about what was being shown, explaining, “Unlike in my previous visits to Yongbyon, the technical team clearly had instructions to show us only the basics at two facilities and answer a minimum of questions. We were hurried along at every stage.”The guides asserted that the plant is configured to produce low enriched uranium (LEU) suitable for civilian energy generation, but in his report Hecker notes that conversion to produce weapons-grade uranium would not take long. On the LWR itself, Hecker said he was told that construction began on July 31st this year and is scheduled for completion in 2012. However, he believes the date to be “unreasonably optimistic.” Meanwhile, Stephen Bosworth, the U.S. point man on North Korea, sought to calm nerves following a meeting this morning with South Korea’s Foreign Minister, Kim Sung Hwan, in Seoul.“I would not accept that our policy toward North Korea is a failure,” Bosworth told reporters. “This is a very difficult problem that we have been struggling to deal with for almost 20 years.”“We have to incorporate this now into our strategy as we move forward,” he added. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News center_img News SHARE AvatarChris Green North Korea Reveals Enrichment Facility to World There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak last_img read more

First Asset to launch new ETF

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Leah Golob Toronto-based First Asset Investment Management Inc. has filed a preliminary prospectus for its new First Asset Cambridge Global Dividend ETF. The ETF is designed to provide unitholders a total return, comprised of dividend income and capital gains, by investing primarily in equities and equities-related securities of issuers worldwide, the firm says in a statement. Cambridge Global Asset Management, a division of CI Investments Inc. and an affiliate of First Asset, will manage the portfolio. The firm has also announced it will eliminate First Asset Cambridge Core Canadian Equity ETF from its line up on or about Aug. 21. First Asset will request the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to delist units of First Asset Cambridge Core Canadian Equity ETF on or about Aug. 18. Units of FCE will still remain available in the meantime. Following the termination of First Asset Cambridge Core Canadian Equity ETF, the net assets will be liquidated and proceeds distributed pro rata among holders of record. More details will be announced closer to the ETF’s termination date.center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies First Asset last_img read more

Hundreds of satellite dishes to give better broadband connectivity during natural disasters

first_imgHundreds of satellite dishes to give better broadband connectivity during natural disasters Under the $37.1 million Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disaster (STAND) program, the Morrison Government is delivering hundreds of satellite dishes on emergency buildings such as Rural Fire Service depots around Australia; funding five new satellite dish-equipped Road Muster trucks; and funding twelve satellite dishes in travel kits.Nearly one hundred satellite dishes will be installed, and all of the Road Muster trucks and satellite dish travel kits will be delivered, before the end of 2020.Minister for Emergency Management, the Hon David Littleproud MP said, “The Government continues to support communities in fire-affected regions across Australia. This investment is part of the more than $2 billion in bushfire recovery assistance we are delivering to help communities build back better.”Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, visited Namadgi National Park Visitors Centre today, where a satellite dish has been installed, and where NBN Co also demonstrated one of the new Road Muster trucks and one of the satellite dish travel kits.The Road Muster trucks and satellite dish travel kits can be deployed anywhere in Australia to provide temporary broadband connectivity to communities that have been hit by a natural disaster.The satellite trucks connect to the internet via the NBN Co satellites and provide internet connectivity within twenty metres of the vehicle via wi-fi. The satellite travel kits are essentially satellite dishes in large briefcases, which can be delivered to remote locations, to provide access to high speed broadband.And in any emergency building where a satellite dish has been installed, connectivity can be enabled before, during or after a natural disaster.“By offering broadband connectivity powered by the National Broadband Network’s Sky Muster satellites — which have coverage of all 7.7 million square kilometres of Australia and operate even when terrestrial mobile or fixed line networks have ceased operating — these dishes will help people in disaster affected locations stay in contact before, during and after a bushfire or other disaster,” Minister Fletcher said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, broadband, building, bushfire, communications, disaster, Emergency, Government, infrastructure, Internet, Investment, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, NBN, regional development, satellite, telecommunicationslast_img read more

Historic step made to transfer housing, capital and infrastructure services on Saskatchewan reserves to First Nations control

first_imgHistoric step made to transfer housing, capital and infrastructure services on Saskatchewan reserves to First Nations control From: Indigenous Services CanadaThe Government of Canada recognizes Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination and supports the inherent right of First Nations, Inuit and Métis to independently deliver their own services to address the unique needs of their communities.The Government of Canada recognizes Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination and supports the inherent right of First Nations, Inuit and Métis to independently deliver their own services to address the unique needs of their communities.Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Matthew T. Peigan of the First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan (FNCIAS) announced the signing of an historic Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement sets a path for the Agency to independently deliver housing, capital and infrastructure services to any participating First Nation on reserve in Saskatchewan.The Framework Agreement outlines the negotiation process, guiding principles and the roles and responsibilities for all parties involved in the transfer of the control, delivery and management of First Nations housing, capital and infrastructure services in Saskatchewan.First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan is a First Nations-led organization modeled on the results of its engagements with First Nations communities, leadership and Tribal Councils in Saskatchewan. On June 10, 2020, it incorporated to become a stand-alone service delivery organization.First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan is working closely with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) to address legislative requirements as per the FSIN Convention Act. In addition, FNCIAS is working closely with First Nations and Tribal Councils throughout the interim operations stage to help shape the Agency’s business model and service delivery approach.First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan will present their full business plan, strategic plan, and organizational and governance model to First Nations and Tribal Councils in Saskatchewan prior to the proposed transition from the Government of Canada.Once the transfer is complete, FNCIAS will assume responsibility and management for the design, provision and delivery of the infrastructure programs and services currently under the responsibility of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) for First Nations member communities and Tribal Councils in Saskatchewan. For First Nations that choose not to join the Agency, ISC will continue to deliver housing and infrastructure services.This Framework Agreement advances a new First Nations-led service delivery model and represents an important step towards self-determination and greater control for First Nations over services in their communities.Quotes“Decisions around infrastructure service delivery are a crucial element of self-determination. My department is dedicated to the future transfer of authority to First Nations to address their own unique community infrastructure needs. With this Framework Agreement, Canada and the First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan are moving forward together to help build a future where control of First Nations’ essential services is rightly placed into their own hands.”The Honourable Marc MillerMinister of Indigenous Services“The creation of the FNCIAS provides First Nations with an alternative and a unique new way in assisting First Nations with the delivery of Band Based Capital and Major Capital Projects. It’s about thinking outside the box on a way to provide added funds for First Nations to fulfill their Capital Projects.”Chief Matthew T. Peigan, Pasqua First NationChair, First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan“This FNCIAS initiative provides a wider scope of control and certainty around Capital and Infrastructure requirements that First Nations need in order to address the critical issues surrounding housing and infrastructure programs that have direct impact on the wellbeing and health of First Nations members. It provides the opportunity to revitalize the Capital and Infrastructure programs, which have long been stagnant and not meeting the needs of an ever-growing population and community, and addresses not only the backlog in housing but other much needed infrastructure projects.”Chief Clarence Bellegarde, Little Black Bear First NationVice-Chair, First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan“This is helping to fulfill our Inherent and Treaty Right to Shelter and Self-Determination. Our First Nations must have greater care and control of housing and infrastructure. It is our destiny to no longer have policies that hinder the growth of our nations and people. The time has come where we have the opportunity to develop policies by our people, for our people. We want to ensure all stakeholders have opportunities to grow and prosper.”Vice Chief Heather BearFederation of Sovereign Indigenous NationsQuick factsFirst Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan (FNCIAS) continues to engage with First Nations communities and organizations in Saskatchewan to ensure their experience, expertise and best practices are integrated into FNCIAS’s service model.Indigenous Services Canada is committing $4 million this year to stand up FNCIAS. Following a Final Transfer Agreement, ISC will work with the Agency to develop a funding agreement that provides sufficient and predictable funding over a minimum of 10 years. This will provide sufficient, long-term sustainable funding to ensure FNCIAS is able to work with communities and Tribal Councils in the delivery of infrastructure programs and services.Little Black Bear First Nation was the first community to apply to be a member of FNCIAS in November 2020First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan will work with all Saskatchewan First Nations and Tribal Councils during its interim operations phase. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, business, Canada, community, future, Government, Impact, Indigenous, infrastructure, leadership, Minister, population, sustainable, treaty, wellbeinglast_img read more

Napa Valley’s AuburnJames Deploys New Wine Maturation Process

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Napa Valley’s AuburnJames Deploys New Wine Maturation ProcessIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessNapa Valley’s AuburnJames Deploys New Wine Maturation ProcessBy Press Release – November 28, 2016 45 0 TAGSAuburnJamesfeaturedWine Grenade Facebook AdvertisementNew Zealand Wine Technology Start Up Bottles First US VintageAuckland, New Zealand, 29 November 2016 – Napa Valley winery AuburnJames has bottled 6,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon using Wine Grenade’s membrane-based maturation process, the first US winery to apply the innovative technology. This allowed the St Helena winery to augment its premium wine business and compete in a new price tier without incurring the costs of upgrading facilities or storage capacity.Wine Grenade’s technology, developed in New Zealand, replicates oak barrel maturation inside of steel tanks by slowly and precisely dispersing tiny amounts of oxygen through a moving permeable membrane. The portable, cloud-connected devices provide winemakers with vital data via a mobile app that allows them to track progress and control the process remotely.AuburnJames simulated an 18-24 month barrel program in just eight months after applying three Wine Grenade devices on three 4,000 gallon tanks, as well as one and two year barrels, targeting 30% new oak adjunct.“AuburnJames chose Wine Grenade after searching for the best way to put oxygen into the wine for the amount of oak adjunct we were using. We wanted to reduce cost, increase volume and utilize this facility to its full extent,” says Jon Frost, Associate Winemaker at AuburnJames. “The devices ensure active dispersion of oxygen at the dose rate I’m looking for, giving me the confidence that the whole tank is getting it and there are no pockets of dissolved oxygen.”Following the success of their initial vintage, AuburnJames is applying Wine Grenade’s technology to Chardonnay as part of a sur lie bâtonnage program.“The Wine Grenade represents a step-change in wine maturation technology and we are delighted to see AuburnJames produce our first vintage in the United states,” says Wine Grenade CEO Hamish Elmslie, “Our approach differs from other micro-oxygenation technologies in that it remains true to the molecular osmosis that happens during oak barrel maturation, rather than bubbling oxygen in from a sinter at the bottom of the tank. This approach is creating wine that is outperforming competitor systems in blind taste tests.”Wine Grenade’s technology is already in use in Australia, and New Zealand’s Sacred Hill Wines is now producing a second vintage.Wine Grenade is a New Zealand-based wine technology company that produces an innovative wine maturation system that will allow winemakers to mature quality wine at a lower cost, and in a shorter timeframe. For more information, please visit www.winegrenade.comAdvertisement Email Linkedin Twitter Pinterest ReddIt Share Previous articleNapa Valley Vintners Gives $6 Million to Help Build New OLE Health Facility in NapaNext articleFree Flow Wines Sparkles with Innovation on Tap and Beyond the Keg Press Releaselast_img read more

FIVS-Abridge Launches “FIVS-Abridge Spirits” at the FIVS Geneva Conference

first_imgLinkedin AdvertisementAn International Regulations Database that is Expanding to Meet Global Demand GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, July 12, 2019 – A comprehensive interactive online databank of regulations and international agreements for the spirits industry was launched by FIVS-Abridge (http://www.fivs-abridge.com) at the 2019 FIVS Meetings in Geneva held at the Hotel President Wilson.“FIVS-Abridge was introduced over ten years ago as the wine industry’s first fully searchable database for international regulations and agreements,” said Greg Hodson, president of FIVS, a Paris-based international organisation serving wine, beer, and spirits interests from 23 countries and the European Union. “The site has always offered an easy way to instantaneously locate hard-to-find regulations and trade pacts from around the world for wine – and now it covers distilled spirits.”The database is for professionals involved in the spirits and wine trade sectors. Subscribers are provided with up-to-the-minute information on international regulations on methods of analysis, definitions, production, composition, labelling, and tariffs. The site also allows users to access the myriad of relevant multilateral, regional, and bilateral trade agreements.FIVS Abridge Spirits includes 15 markets, with plans to expand to additional countries and to increase the breadth of regulatory topics. This additional version is housed with the wine version of the database, which includes over 35 markets, as well as relevant international organisations.The database enables users to readily access regulation and agreement text in English. Regulatory data for different countries can be viewed in side-by-side comparisons according to topic. FIVS-Abridge includes a vast collection of market and industry reports and a comprehensive list of key national and international contacts. The database provides tips on particularly complex rules via explanatory notes and hover-boxes, a tool allowing for a comparison of current texts with the previous versions, and many other exciting features.FIVS-Abridge is overseen by FIVS-Abridge LLC, located in Bethesda, Maryland and is constantly updated with new regulatory developments.For a free 15-day restricted trial offer or to subscribe to the service, contact Laurel Parker, Manager, FIVS-Abridge, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400 West Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 843 324 7612; e-mail: [email protected] Facebook Share Home Industry News Releases FIVS-Abridge Launches “FIVS-Abridge Spirits” at the FIVS Geneva ConferenceIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessFIVS-Abridge Launches “FIVS-Abridge Spirits” at the FIVS Geneva ConferenceBy Press Release – July 12, 2019 218 0 Email ReddIt Twitter Pinterest TAGSFIVS-Abridge Previous articleConsumer Intelligence Overarching Theme of Interest at Wine Business Institute Research SummitNext articleAfternoon Brief, July 12 Press Releaselast_img read more

Minister Hanna Pays Tribute to Stuart Hall

first_imgRelated$32 Million Allocated to Phase two of YUTE Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements RelatedLifeline for Girls in State Care Minister Hanna Pays Tribute to Stuart Hall CultureFebruary 12, 2014Written by: Ministry of Youth & Culturecenter_img Story HighlightsMinister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP has hailed the cultural theorist, sociologist and public intellectual, Stuart Hall.Hall had been living and working in the United Kingdom since 1951 when he won a Rhodes scholarship. Stuart Hall put issues of media portrayal, identity, sexuality and race at the centre of academic debate. Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP has hailed the cultural theorist, sociologist and public intellectual, Stuart Hall, who died on Monday, February 10, at the age of 82.Hall, who was born on February 3, 1932 in Jamaica, had been living and working in the United Kingdom since 1951 when he won a Rhodes scholarship.Reacting to news of Hall’s passing, Minister Hanna said:“When Stuart Hall went to Oxford and later, Birmingham, the study of culture was not taken seriously; it was considered one of those minor subjects.  Hall helped to change that by showing the importance and the interconnection of culture, politics and power.“It is remarkable that Stuart Hall, a Jamaica College old boy, became one of the world’s leading intellectuals, one of the founding fathers of cultural studies and the ‘godfather of multiculturalism’.“His work has helped to shape the global understanding, importance and approaches to dealing with culture.“Stuart Hall made an extraordinary contribution to global thinking and Jamaica is proud to honour his accomplishments.”Stuart Hall put issues of media portrayal, identity, sexuality and race at the centre of academic debate.  His work was considered to be groundbreaking. RelatedStakeholders Discuss Changes to CCPAlast_img read more