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Ksenia Yudina, Founder and CEO of UNest, Speaks to The Silicon Review: Were the Leading Provider of Financial Planning, Savings, and Investment Tools for Parents to Help their Children Achieve their Dreams [Video]

“We demystify the previously complex process of setting up savings & investment accounts for your child’s education and other essential life stages with a paperless approach that takes less than five minutes to set up.”

UNest, an SEC-registered investment advisor, helps families save for college by investing and managing funds in The Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) accounts. The company’s intuitive and easy-to-use mobile app establishes and manages a tax-free college fund for children. The app makes it easy to set up recurring monthly contributions and to receive gifts from family and friends. UNest rewards allow brands like Disney to contribute to your child’s account as well!

The company is based in North Hollywood, California.

Interview Excerpt: Ksenia Yudina

Q. What inspired you to start UNest? Brief us about the journey so far.

The cost of education keeps going up, and student debt just reached $1.7 trillion. I graduated from UCLA Anderson with a massive student loan. I witnessed many families …

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Be Better: How Communication Catalyzes Business Transformation [Video]

Great leaders, says Stanford GSB lecturer in management Robert Siegel, are “really good at managing the narrative.” In this episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, Siegel sits down with Matt Abrahams to discuss the importance of effective communication in helping businesses adapt and transform.He also talks about his new book The Brains and Brawn Company: How Leading Organizations Blend the Best of Digital and Physical. “Being a great communicator is critical in your written communication [and] in your verbal communication in a world that’s increasingly connected,” Siegel says. “Because there’s so much input for everybody, you want to kind of control and shape the messages that get out there.”Think Fast, Talk Smart is a podcast produced by Stanford Graduate School of Business. Each episode provides concrete, easy-to-implement tools and techniques to help you hone and enhance your communication skills.

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PracticePoint: Advancing Innovation at WPI [Video]

Research scientist Christopher Nycz and the team at PracticePoint uncovered a need in the market for a space where engineers could better access clinical spaces. WPI then built out several clinical care suites alongside traditional engineering resources, accessible at Gateway Park in Worcester. The facility aims to help those engineers develop new devices and innovate in the cyberphysical systems industry. PracticePoint members can test and rectify issues that arise with their innovations in real time. Corporate partners are welcome to integrate their industry know-how and WPI’s academic expertise to create new products—and accelerate those products to market. Learn more: practicepoint.wpi.edu.

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🔹🔹🔹Register NOW to get FREE access to upcoming Synchrony 2021: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/iGcWjln 🔹🔹🔹 The effects of infection and inflammation on neurological disorders have previously been noted. For example, a subset of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit temporary but considerable improvements of their behavioral symptoms during episodes of fever, a sign of systemic inflammation.However, a mechanistic understanding of how fever-associated immune responses translate into behavioral relief—both at the molecular and neural level—is lacking.We show that the social behavioral deficits in offspring exposed to maternal immune activation can be temporarily rescued by the inflammatory response elicited by the administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). This behavioral rescue was accompanied by a reduction in neural activity in the primary somatosensory cortex dysgranular zone (S1DZ), the hyperactivity of which has previously been implicated in the manifestation of behavioral phenotypes associated with offspring exposed to MIA. We also show that both the behavioral rescue and the reduction in neural activity is mediated through the expression of IL-17 receptor subunit a (IL-17Ra) in the neurons of the S1DZ.These results suggest that inflammation can be harnessed to mitigate symptoms associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.Jun Huh, Ph.D. is a Speaker at Department of Immunology Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huh obtained his PhD from the California Institute of Technology and conducted his postdoctoral work at NYU School of Medicine as a recipient of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Fellowship. He received the NIH Pathway to Independence Award and the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research. Dr. Huh was named a 2015 Searle Scholar and a 2016 Pew Scholar. In 2019, Dr. Huh was selected as an investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Dr. Huh’s laboratory studies mechanisms by which maternal inflammation leads to neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring. In mice, pregnant females infected with viruses give birth to offspring that exhibit behavioral phenotypes that resemble the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and/or schizophrenia. His lab has shown that the bacterial community in the maternal gut plays an essential role in this model by promoting the differentiation of Th17 cells. Dr. Huh is also interested in identifying host- and bacteria-derived factors that regulate inflammation in the mammalian gut.#immunity #inflammation #braindevelopment #neuroscience #prenatal #immunesystemThis talk was part of Synchrony 2020 Online Symposium - 'From Bench to Biopharma', organised in partnership with UC Davis MIND Institute and CalTech.For more Synchrony 2020 talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDtO9h17tcWcRGZHOgtNG9YMJ7BJkO6VR🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠Synchrony https://synchronysymposium.com/ is the first and only international symposium on translational research in #autism, that brings together academia, #biotech, pharmaceutical companies and #venture partners from around the world with the mission to improve health and quality of life of people with #autismspectrumdisorder🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠The BRAIN Foundation https://brainfoundation.org/ is a 501c(3) non-profit. The founders of BRAIN envision a world where every child and adult on the autism spectrum is healthy, participates fully in education and employment, and has a better quality of life. It aims to catalyze research that results in evidence-based interventions for the disabilities associated with autism, and also results in better medical standard of care. To accomplish this, it funds impactful research through #philanthropy and our network of partners in the venture, corporate, and grassroots community.

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Recorded 15 November 2021. Katerina Chatziioannou of the California Institute of Technology presents "Introduction to Single Source Inference" to begin the day at IPAM's Workshop III: Source inference and parameter estimation in Gravitational Wave Astronomy.Learn more online at: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/workshops/workshop-iii-source-inference-and-parameter-estimation-in-gravitational-wave-astronomy/?tab=schedule