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Bowman Joins Panel to Discuss the Future of Mobility

The ASU Convergence Lab and the Instituto Mexicano Para la Competitividad is hosting a zoom panel to discuss the La Movilidad Urbana del Futuro, or Urban Mobility of the Future. Dr. Diana Bowman is part of a three-person panel, discussing how this year will change the future of mobility. Also included on the panel is Fátima Masse, project coordinator, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad and Ram Pendyala, director, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment.  This event will explore how the pandemic and climate change are affecting the future of mobility in cities, as more areas are reopening after shutting down to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading.  “As cities roll out and begin to implement their reopening plans,” the invitation says “we find ourselves at a crucial moment to examine and rethink the inequality blueprinted into the roads, tunnels, sidewalks and bus stops of urban areas like

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New Deadline: Hoffman Fellow Position Open

The World Economic Forum and The Thunderbird School of Global Management are seeking two Hoffman Fellows for a two- year appointment, with an extended deadline of August 10th. The Fellows will be working on addressing the possibilities and challenges posed by the rapid technological innovation. Working with the Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the ASU Law and Global Management Schools, the Fellows will also work on initiatives to tackle policy and governance challenges related to the application of emerging biotech in precision medicine and healthcare. This unique position offers an opportunity for a mix of research and applied policy work while participating in projects that explore the policy and governance challenges emerging bio technologies face. With the future of healthcare being transformed by the technological advances around the world, this fellowship will have a strong international focus. The Fellow will work with the C4IR, Thunderbird and ASU

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“Safe at Home” A Water Safety Webinar To Help Reduce Child Injury During COVID and Beyond

Diana Bowman and her team have worked to help prevent childhood drownings and injury by teaming up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to produce a webinar to help parents and caregivers. With the Arizona heat, pools are a common way to cool down while enjoying the sunshine, but it can turn dangerous when parents don’t have the proper tools and information in the case of drownings. Bowman and her team have created a way for parents to learn about techniques that can save their child- and others in the case of an emergency. It is a common call that first responders get, drownings are the leading cause of injury-related death in children 1-4 in the U.S. The Webinar discussed various ways parents are misinformed, and the methods they will use to help spread awareness of child drownings and how to prevent them. The information they provide is crucial for parents to

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