Betsy DeVos has Passion for Education

Betsy DeVos has become a very hot topic now that she has become Secretary of Education. I think that she is a great pick for this position, and I believe that she can do a lot of wonderful things in this role. I think there is a lot of talk about what she’s doing because she represents a type of Secretary of Education that has the foundation in changing the education system prior to stepping into the role.

Betsy DeVos has established a foundation for education, and she has worked for education reform organizations for a large part of her life. I think this is something that is very beneficial because it shows that she has the knowledge to push for reform in areas where others outside the education arena may not have considered. Betsy DeVos is wealthy, but she knows that education is about more than dollars and financial budgets. She really believes that it take educators and administrative staff members to actually make a difference in the education system. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

I believe that the fact that she is aware of these things makes her more qualified than a lot of other people that could have taken on this position. I also believe that Betsy has a better chance of making improvements because she knows the business world as well. She is well-versed in political matters and she has a business mindset that allows her to see things beyond prospective educators. All of this is going to prove vital in her fight to form education. I believe that she’s making a lot of students happy because she is fighting for them.

DeVos has been fighting for education for a long time, and she plans to do so much more in her position as Secretary of Education. I think that her passion about this is an excellent example of what is needed for this position. She has years of experience in helping cultivate the education system because she is a fan of the arts. She believes that education should not be one-dimensional and focus only on math and science. Betsy believes that there is room for the arts and she believes that students should be cultured. This gives everyone a chance to excel in some area. Betsy knows that everyone is not going to be a doctor or a lawyer. She believes that the artist needs to be nourished in the school system as well. That is why she is taking her stand on charter schools and school vouchers that allow students to go to charter schools with the help of public funding. Betsy has done her best to improve the education system already. Her new position just increased her passion. Read more news on Cleveland.com.

Rutgers Cancer Institute Establishes New Chair Named for Omar Boraie (Updated 2017)

UPDATE January 20th 2017 — Trust donates to Rutgers Cancer Institute

UPDATE: 21st November 2016Rutgers Cancer Institute researcher receives grant to explore cell pathway in triple-negative breast cancer

 

Rutgers University just announced the addition of the Omar Boraie Chair as part of the 18 Chair Challenge that was designed to bring more research opportunities to the University. The Omar Boraie Chair is in Genomic Science, and is named for the New Brunswick developer who has donated the funds to pay for the research in precision medicine that Rutgers science research need.

NewsWise published a piece about the donor and the new chair that has been created in his name, as well as the type of research that will be funded as part of this donation. The challenge is unique because with each chair that is created, an anonymous donor is matching the initial 1.5 million dollars in order to bring the total of each chair funded to 3 million dollars. Developer Omar Boraie has long been a supporter of the health development, so when the challenge was announced he knew that he had to further support the Cancer Institute and the scientific research that the conduct.

The chair that Omar Boraie is funding will provide funds for genomic science, especially precision medicine. This specialized area of research looks at the way in which doctors and healthcare providers treat cancer. Different therapies can be tested out as doctors are able to track and treat tumors at the genomic level, which can entirely change treatment and recovery for patients living with the disease. This type of research in cancer is hoped to produce better outcomes for patients and be the future of cancer treatment.

The advances that have already been made at Rutgers are promising, and being used by other centers that are now seeing the value in genomic science. Rutgers researchers are able to use the funds provided by the chair challenge to further develop the techniques that they use as well as develop new therapies and studies. Individual cancer therapy creation can be the key to treating patients in the best possible way in the future, offering a specific type of treatment based on the exact type of tumor and cancer that each patient has. The uniqueness of each type of cancer requires us to learn as much as we can about each so that we can better treat them, and this is something that Rutgers understands. Boraie understands this as well and has said that he hopes his donation is able to help doctors find some answers into the treatment of cancer.