Job Training Funds Awarded to 36 Oakland County Companies

Thirty-six Oakland County companies in 13 communities received more than $1 million from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire about 170 new employees while upgrading the skills of nearly 1,200 current employees. Compared to last year, the number of companies awarded funding more than tripled and the amount of support received increased by more than 40 percent in Oakland County. Workers will be trained in occupations such as software programming, computer-aided … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street Sets Dates for INNO-VENTION 2014 Conference

Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014 conference is set for Oct. 21- 22. INNO-VENTION 2014, now in its third year, will feature an expansion of the overwhelmingly popular Demonstration Alley, with companies exhibiting the latest medical technology innovations. Also expanding will be one-on-one meetings, where attendees can schedule face-to-face meetings with purchasing agents from major health care providers. The event location is being finalized and will be released soon. “Each year … [Read more...]

9-1-1, I have the flu! Knowing when to head to the ER if you have the flu

While physicians and nurses suspect the flu epidemic may have peaked, Oakland County emergency rooms and centers were inundated with flu patients this month. Some local medical centers have even ramped up flu hotline services in an effort to address the declared epidemic that continues to welcome 2013. And even though the epidemic may have reached its peak, the true height of the flu season still lie ahead of us—behold, February. So, here are some things you can consider before heading … [Read more...]

Three-day stem cell conference to bring international attention to Rochester community

By Jen Bucciarelli The Rochester community will welcome some of the top stem cell researchers from as far as the Netherlands as the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine—a collaborative initiative between Oakland University and Beaumont Health System—hosts the Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy this weekend. Dr. Rasul Chaudhry, conference organizing committee chair and OU biology professor is passionate about educating his students but identifies the … [Read more...]