Our first guest is March is Dr. Doug Robertson MD, MPH, Chief, Gastroenterology at White River Junction VA Medical Center. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and the strides being made in cancer research. The VA is now conducting its largest-ever clinical trial involving more than 50,000 Veterans, a trial that aims to learn which test is best for colorectal cancer screening. On March 8, Dr. Jason Dominitz and Dr. Douglas Robertson, co-chairs of the “CONFIRM” clinical trial, will be available for interviews. They will share the latest statistics on colorectal cancer, details about their clinical trial and what they hope to discover through their research.
Dr. Douglas Robertson earned his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut. After his residency he went on to complete his GI fellowship training at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. During that time he also earned an MPH in Epidemiology from the UNC School of Public Health. He now serves as Chief of Gastroenterology at the White River Junction VA (White River Junction, VT) and is Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Institute in Hanover, NH. Major Committee assignments include his current role as a member of the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. For more information please visit https://www.va.gov
Our second guest is Ethan Dornhelm, Vice President, FICO Scores and Predictive Analytics he will discuss that FICO is providing credit scores to millions of individual consumers for free through FICO Score Open Access a program under FICO’s financial inclusion initiative. The Open Access program enables financial institutions to provide their customers with free access to their actual FICO Score used for credit decisions and risk management – improving transparency between financial institutions and customers, and empowering individuals to take charge of their financial health. The FICO Score Open Access program now reaches more than 250 million consumer accounts.
Ethan Dornhelm, Vice President, FICO Scores and Predictive Analytics, leads the research and analytic development of FICO® Scores globally. Ethan is responsible for maintaining the predictive power the core product line as well as research and development of new scoring products, alternative data, analytic methodologies and machine learning implementations. Most recently, his diverse and high-performance team launched the newest FICO® Score 9, FICO® Score XD, FICO® Safe Driving Score, the fifth generation score at TransUnion South Africa, and the first credit-bureau collections and application fraud scores in Turkey as well as developing the analytic features available to millions of consumers via FICO’s B2C solutions — myFICO.com and FICO® Score Open Access. Ethan has a B.S. in management science/operations research from UC San Diego. For More information go http://www.fico.com/en/products/fico-score-open-access
What inspired the company to create this program tied to Women’s History Month
More about Stacy’s history rooted in female entrepreneurship
Their partnership with Step Up and the positive impact they have had.
From raising families to spearheading successful companies, women have made untold contributions to society. This month, women across the country are being celebrated for their vital role in American history. In honor of women’s achievements past and present, Stacy’s is releasing limited-edition designs that deliver powerful visual messages rooted in how women are celebrating, supporting and advancing each other. To help the next generation of female leaders, Stacy’s is making a donation this month to Step Up, an organization that propels girls in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential.
Kia Malone is a familiar face in the media landscape. She has 15+ years of broadcasting experience in both radio and local and national television, most notably as a long running host of the nationally syndicated morning TV show “The Daily Buzz”. She also served as host of “Dance League” on American Sports Network and contributor on “Hot Topics TV”.