Inspiring Capital presents an event at The Loading Dock where the Founder and CEO of Inspiring Capital, Nell Derick Debevoise, presents an overview of her organization and announces plans to open a satellite in Raleigh. Eight minute talk with a concise narrative about the history and significance of Inspiring Capital launching in Raleigh 2016.
Sneak Peak of at the celebrated musician who will welcome the Summer Solstice 2016 on Pickard’s Mountain with Friends of WCOM-LPFM Chapel Hill and. Carrboro, North Carolina. SAVE THE DATE: June 20, 2016
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Tony Williamson, Mandolin Player
"Mandolin Virtuoso Tony Williamson sure can play, and what he doesn't know about mandolins, nobody does!" This is how Acoustic Musician magazine summed up the skill of a man whose concerts have delighted audiences for more than 40 years in every state of the Union and in many foreign countries. His tours have included performances in France, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil and most recently, Peru. He brings to the concert stage a love of music, a deep connection to his Carolina roots, and a wonderful knowledge of musical instruments and their history. He also brings the amazing ability to be at home playing bluegrass, classical, old-time, or jazz both solo and with an ensemble.
Tony was born and raised in rural Piedmont North Carolina in a family of wood-workers and musicians. His grandfather, Alfred, made his own musical instruments (at one time his banjo was on display the N.C. Museum of History) and inspired his grandchildren, who began playing music around 1957. With Tony on mandolin and his brother Gary on banjo, they became child sensations and by 1969 had won first place in the coveted "World Championship" in Union Grove, North Carolina. In 1968 the Williamson Brothers recorded "John Henry" for Follett Publishing Co. for an anthology called "Discovering Music Together". Also included in this book and LP record album collection were contributions from the pop group "Blood Sweat & Tears" and the Boston Symphony.
After taking a degree with highest honors at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Tony answered the call to go on the road with a touring band, the Bluegrass Alliance, whose alumni include Vince Gill, Sam Bush, and Tony Rice. Afterwards, working in a succession of bands led him to the top of his field playing classical, jazz and folk music as well as bluegrass. His credits include performances on stage or in the recording studio with Alison Krauss, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Bobby Hicks, Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Don Stiernberg, and Robin and Linda Williams of “Prairie Home Companion” fame, as well as Chris Thile, set to replace Garrison Keillor. He has even performed for Luciano Pavarotti! More recently, he performed with Bobby Hicks at the North Carolina Folk Heritage Award ceremony. His many awards and nominations from national music organizations include the IBMA International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Recorded Event of the Year in 1994."
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Bill Riley, PhD is the Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and Associate Director of NIH for Behavioral and Social Sciences. Before his current NIH appointment, he served as a Health Scientist Administrator and Deputy Director in the Division of AIDS and Health Behavior Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a Program Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Chief of the Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He also serves as a Professorial Lecturer in the School of Public Health at George Washington University. -
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J. Aaron Hipp, PhD is the Associate Professor of Community Health and Sustainability, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, and Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University (NCSU), is a built environment and physical activity researcher and teacher. Dr. Hipp is PI of an NCI R21 project using public, outdoor, online webcams across the globe and the crowdsourcing website, www.mturk.com, to measure physical activity and built environments. Dr. Hipp is currently PI of a primary project within the Washington University in St. Louis (former institution) NCI Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center: ‘Supports at Home and Work for Maintaining Energy Balance.’ This project has the goal of understanding effects of worksite and home built environments on human energetics and sedentary time, including using ecological momentary analysis (EMA). Dr. Hipp is also employing EMA on a pre/post investigation of employee and staff movement and collaborative efforts associated with a new academic building on WUSTL’s campus. Finally, he is part of an international team of researchers recently funded to develop ParkIndex, a mobile tool to facilitate active use of nearby parks.
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Donna Spruijt-Metz, MFA, PhD is Director of the USC mHealth Collaboratory at the University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research (Co-Director, Bill Swartout), and Professor of Research in Psychology. Her main interests include using mobile technologies to develop data sets that combine sensor and self-report data that is continuous, temporally rich, and contextualized. Her work meshes 21st century technologies with transdisciplinary metabolic, behavioral and environmental research in order to facilitate the development of dynamic, personalized, contextualized behavioral interventions that can be adapted on the fly. She has a deep interest in harnessing mobile health and new media modalities to bring researchers and researched systems into interaction, to engage people in their own data, and to bring about lasting change in public health. Follow her on Twitter @metzlab
She will be speaking at Duke mHealth Conference April 20, 2016.
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Dr. Patrick is a Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems in UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute/Calit2. He is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Data Exploration Project. His research, funded by the NIH, NSF, CDC and RWJF, is focused on improving the use of information and communication technology to measure and improve health-related behaviors of individuals and populations. Listen to his welcoming remarks for the nHealth@DUKE event this April 15, 2015. Follow event on Twitter: @mHealthDuke
Yolanda Rabun serves as Corporate Counsel with IBM Corporation in Research Triangle Park where she has led complex multi-million dollar merger and acquisitions and numerous contract transactions matters related to intellectual property, contract and privacy law over the past 21 years. Yolanda is also a chart-topping national soul and jazz recording artist.
Listen to Jill Staton Bullard's remarks to prepare the students of Saint Mary's for Career Day 2016. She developed the safe food handling guidelines in coordination with the local health department, enlisted first donors, built an extensive network of food donors and volunteer drivers and designed the original routing systems. In 1992 Ms. Bullard was a driving force behind the passage of North Carolina's Good Samaritan Law, which allows business to donate unsellable food items without fear of legal action.
A strong voice for our Triangle community, Ms. Bullard visits Saint Mary's on Friday, March 11, 2016 as part of the Career Day activities.
Dr. LaRee Johnson was born in Huntington Beach, California. She made her way eastward completing her accelerated undergraduate studies in Biology in two years at Arkansas Tech University (with scholarships in academics, ROTC, leadership and music) receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery with honors from the University of Tennessee. She graduated from UNC School of Dentistry for her post-doctoral Masters in Science and her three year residency in pediatric dentistry. Dr. Johnson and her husband, James Gerdts, are competitive endurance athletes.
Listen to Michele Suffridge who is the Director of Community Outreach for New Life Camp and Co-Director of Cedar Point Community Outreach, a New Life Camp ministry. CPCO serves refugee families in the Cedar Point Apartment Complex in North Raleigh.