“I’m from Indiana. So to me when I was a little kid growing up, Cincinnati was the glamorous New York of it all.” — Ryan Murphy, American television writer
June 7, 2021
Stick a needle in my eye
Not sure about you, but we’re not totally comfortable with the current way doctors treat some eye diseases: injections through the wall of the eye. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and The Ohio State University have received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute to develop a drug delivery system other than conventional eye injections.
From a spider’s point of view
While we’re on the topic of cringey stuff, researchers at UC’s Morehouse Lab are trying to understand how paradise jumping spiders see the world, particularly in terms of facial recognition. Why spiders? According to Nate Morehouse, the head of the lab, they are incredibly clever and make all kinds of cognitive decisions. You can read about the lab’s experiments (and, unfortunately, get an up-close gander at one of the spider’s faces) by clicking here.
Treating depression with spinal stimulation
A researcher at UC’s College of Medicine is studying a new way to treat depression with a device that delivers stimulation to a patient’s spine. Dr. Francisco Romo-Nava, MD, PhD, says the technique could improve the feedback in the central nervous system that is sometimes disrupted in people with psychiatric disorders.
NKU offers upskilling
Need to get insight into a new career field before you commit? NKU’s College of Informatics is launching a set of initiatives that help people seeking upskilling in the technology field. NKU faculty, in collaboration with local industry practitioners, will provide participants with hands-on, personalized overviews of key fields.
New research chamber at Wright-Patterson
How do humans handle high altitude, acceleration and disorientation? The Air Force unveiled a $38 million research chamber at Wright-Patt that will be used to test altitude conditions on humans and equipment.
Faith and entrepreneurship
Miami University has received a seven-figure gift from an alumnus to help support an entrepreneurship-focused program that is one of the first of its kind in the world. The money will support the Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship program, which is part of the Farmer School of Business.
$35M funding round for bariatric surgery company
Standard Bariatrics, Inc. announced the completion of a $35 million series B round led by U.S. Venture Partners. The money will be used to further transform the company’s work in bariatric surgery. In April, the company’s Titan SGS stapler received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.
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New Indy Startup PAXAFE is hiring a Machine Learning Engineer
INDIANAPOLIS: Join an inclusive startup team and play an instrumental role in taking new product initiatives from the white board to production. PAXAFE predicts adverse events through the supply chain to de-risk B2B shipments and enable dynamic cargo insurance. If you geek out on data and have 3+ years of ML experience, check out more details and apply here.
Signal Advisors is hiring a Backend Engineer
DETROIT/REMOTE: Play an essential role in building a fintech product with Signal Advisors. Based in Detroit, Signal Advisors is a venture-backed, tech-enabled insurance distributor helping independent financial advisors grow their business. While maintaining their Detroit HQ for anyone who wants it, Signal is a fully distributed remote team. The Backend Software Engineer will create and manage cutting edge APIs and serverless computing resources for the Signal Advisors platform. Click here for more details and to apply to Signal.
Finite State is hiring a Software Engineer
REMOTE: Be at the forefront of supply chain security. Finite State is growing their team of top engineers to help them provide comprehensive cybersecurity for modern networks. As a Software Engineer at Finite State, you'll work on building world class information security products with one or more agile development teams. If you are an experienced self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, learn more about this role at Finite State and apply.
Creative Director - Social Media Content at Pap's Beef Jerky
LOUISVILLE: This role will leverage your skill set to develop and produce on-brand, engaging video and marketing content for major social media platforms. Develop and produce content, develop calendar and implementation strategy, track and manage data. Contact Pap's Jerky here for additional details.
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