There's a huge gap between the academics and the practitioners. I think some smart university is going to start a translational entrepreneurship group, working not only on translating their academic research, but maybe going through some of the best papers and pulling out useful things for practitioners.
Paksy Plackis-Cheng, founder of impactmania, was invited to India to witness the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in action.
Teremoana Rapley, part of impactmania's Women of Impact, released her new album.
In 2019, the Program was awarded the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant. In November 2019, the following women from the global impactmania network traveled to New Zealand to meet the U.S. Consul General and a number of women change makers in New Zealand.
Dr. Miyoung Chun went from being a busgirl in a restaurant to leading the U.S. BRAIN Initiative—a collaborative, public-private research initiative announced by President Barack Obama at the State of the Union in 2013.
impactmania's interviews have been featured at the UN, cited by international media, U.S. Consulate, and many other organizations. Our interview with the Berlin Philharmonic Digital Media was already cited in a report by the Harvard Business School and now is also part of a book published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing!
Since airing their story, there is more we know about Alzheimer's and early-onset Alzheimer's, but not nearly enough. There is still no treatment or cure. For the Noonans, the disease has taken its terrible, inevitable toll. They have lost five family members now.