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Tomball Regional Health Foundation continues supporting community with recent grant to Lone Star College

Lone Star College announced, Oct. 6, that the Tomball Regional Health Foundation awarded the Lone Star College Foundation grants worth $244,696 to help Lone Star College-Tomball’s nursing and lifePATH programs.

LSC-Tomball president Lee Ann Nutt said the college has a longstanding relationship with the Tomball Regional Health Foundation.

“They have been supportive of our programs and our college for many years, we have a great track record with them. …That’s allowed us to maintain this relationship of trust and support,” Nutt said. “Because of that relationship, trust and respect between us, we’ve been able to partner together quite a bit, I’m very grateful for that.”

The grant is technically one award but was split into two different parts, according to Nutt, with $244,696 going toward funding for additional lifePATH staffing and $101,839 helping provide more nursing equipment.


Tomball Hospital Authority CEO and THRF board treasurer Lynn LeBouef said the latest donation puts the foundation over $2 million worth of donations to LSC-Tomball in the last eight years.

“We’re pretty proud of that, been able to assist them on needs and haven’t had to raise tax dollars to provide that care,” LeBouef said.

Nutt said the college wouldn’t be able to purchase the necessary equipment without the foundation’s help.

“Health care equipment is very expensive and while we could purchase some, what they’ve allowed us to do is to equip our programs with the best equipment possible for our students,” Nutt said.

Nutt said the college needed additional options for nursing students to use health care training equipment amid COVID. More than half of the funding went to the purchase of four adult, full-body clinical nursing skills simulators, surgical technology supplies and infusion pumps.

“This equipment will simulate working on a patient because with COVID our students don’t have as much or any access to clinical sites,” Nutt said. “This equipment allows us to fill in that gap a little bit and to be able to still give that clinical experience in a simulated environment. …We can’t do all the clinical hours that way but having that additional equipment really helps solve the problem for us, so we appreciate that.”

Serving the community

The latest grant to Lone Star College is just one of many initiatives that the foundation is doing to help the community.

Tomball Regional Health Foundation Chief Administrative Officer Marilyn Kinyo said the foundation’s mission is to provide funding to nonprofits within their service territory for health care and education needs.

The foundation’s service area consists of 15 zip codes throughout northwest Harris including Tomball, Magnolia, Spring, southern Montgomery and Waller county.

“One issue is that people will call us within our service area but they’re helping folks in other areas outside our service area, other countries. …It has to be within our service area,” Kinyo said.

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Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center and Pluristem Unveil Joint Projects at Malta Conferences Foundation Online Event

 

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PSTI) (TASE:PSTI), a leading Israeli regenerative medicine company developing a platform of novel biological products, and the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) unveiled their first joint projects in a presentation at the Malta Conferences Foundation (MCF), a global conference supported by kENUP Foundation, a promoter of research-based innovation with public and societal benefit.

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Malta Conferences address shared desire to improve quality of life and political stability in Middle East through scientific collaboration (Graphic: Business Wire)

Pluristem and ADSCC presented new projects, part of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding aimed at harnessing the power of regenerative medicine.

The first joint project brings together the expertise of Pluristem and ADSCC to advance a potential COVID-19 treatment. The project will involve the first-time administration of Pluristem’s PLX cells via a nebulizer, a drug delivery device that helps a patient inhale medication through a mask or mouthpiece, to COVID-19 patients. The collaboration allows ADSCC to expand their stem cell therapy options using Pluristem’s PLX cells, while enabling Pluristem to leverage ADSCC’s nebulizer administration experience to develop a new treatment delivery model for PLX cells. ADSCC has reported effectively using nebulizers to treat COVID-19 patients with stem cells sourced from the patient’s own blood.

Further discussions for additional projects are underway, including for potential collaboration in chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (cGvHD), a life-threatening immune response of the donor’s stem cells against the host (patient).

The parties presented the joint projects to a distinguished audience at the MCF, including Nobel Laureates, scientists, and diplomats. The foundation’s mission is to address the shared desire to improve quality of life and political stability in the Middle East by identifying opportunities for collaboration to meet the scientific and technological challenges of the region.

“I am delighted for the opportunity to convene this important meeting. The Malta Conferences are the only platform in the world where scientists from 15 Middle East countries, Morocco and Pakistan can get together under the same roof with several Nobel Laureates. They develop collaborations and friendship which overcome the chasms of distrust and intolerance.” said Prof. Zafra Lerman, President of Malta Conferences Foundation.

“Embarking on this journey with Pluristem to overcome one of this generation’s most complex medical challenges marks an exciting new chapter full of possibilities when it comes to knowledge sharing and medical innovation. Our partnership speaks volumes about the power of collaboration between partners across previously divided borders. While we simply do not yet know the long-term impact the novel coronavirus will have on recovered patients, by working together we believe we are able to leverage the best medical technologies and minds in the region to develop solutions to prevent and treat the lingering symptoms and long-term complications that are emerging.” said Dr. Yendry Ventura, General Manager of ADSCC.

“We were very honored to unveil our first joint projects with the ADSCC at the MCF. We see our