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Insight…Inspiration…Innovation

Welcome to the beginning of 2013. Most of us, I bet, had a challenging 2012, certainly it was stressful, but there is so much to be grateful for and, if one is optimistic, there are many opportunities that are full of promise for the New Year.

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MAA Found Math

Each week, the Mathematical Association of America website posts a new math-related photo that was submitted by an MAA member. The photo reposted here is a decorative Venn Diagram on a ceiling light that was featured on May 31, 2011. The photographer was Joy Hsiao of Brooklyn Technical High School. Visit the MAA Found Math gallery to view more of these fascinating photos.

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A short tour of the universe.

If you want a cheap but out-of-this-world vacation, a short tour of the universe may be just what you are looking for. This video was posted by Adam Frank last January on a National Public Radio blog called 13.7: Cosmos and Culture.

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Kerfuffle! (pt 1)

A kerfuffle is the polite term for a cascading series of errors that can be initiated by a seemingly innocuous event that then leads to other errors that seem to gain in severity and impact. Kerfuffles can appear in any line of work or play that involves a linked series of tasks with downstream implications. In fact, the modeling and simulation activities performed to support model-based drug development have the potential to produce a catalogue of kerfuffles that can culminate in the failure to deliver modeling and simulation results when they are needed for decision-making. Kerfuffles often have their origins in inadvertent oversights committed early in the study design and data collection process or in the commonplace shortcuts taken to deliver preliminary (“quick-and-dirty”) results for internal use.

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Simulations Plus to Acquire DILIsym Services, Inc.

Accretive acquisition to expand Simulations Plus offerings by adding leading provider of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) software and consulting services

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Global Health Initiative

Envisioned by Cognigen Corporation, a Simulations Plus (Nasdaq:SLP) company, in 2003, the Pharma of the FutureSM (PoF) program was conceived as a research and training initiative to design and implement the workflows and computer systems required to support modeling and simulation (M&S) activities.

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The Worst Job In Pharma

Being the Team Leader of an R&D team might not be down at the level of some of the jobs on Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs on TV’s Discovery Channel, but I nominate it as the worst job in Pharma.

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The pluses and minuses of groupthink

Susan Cain recently wrote about the advantages and limitations of team work versus going it alone in the New York Times Sunday Review.

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Impressions of Monet.

I recently had the occasion to visit the Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. Several things about this exhibit blew me away.

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Kerfuffle! (pt 2)

Chapter 2 of 3. Need to catch up? Read the previous post in the series.

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