Photocatalytic oxidation is a light-driven process that dismantles organic molecules on treated surfaces. These include human respiratory hazards caused by combustion and those of biologic origin. While standard treatments of chlorine, peroxides and ammonia kill coronavirus on surfaces, the disinfection lasts only until the next person contaminates it. The CDC has recently determined that an optimized oxidizing agent effective on MRSA and other iatrogenic diseases is also effective on COVID-19. Andrew will discuss these technologies, the science behind them, and the stabilized chlorine dioxide application that his company is making commercially available in the next 30–90 days.
In keeping with pandemic-generated distancing protocols, PA3 and Quadrangle Club are pleased to bring you our first “online Propeller.” So, fasten your intellectual seat belts, pour a libation and toast to loved ones & learning --- even in the midst of perplexity.
This video will be posted online as soon as available. To ensure that you receive notice of that posting, please register here. For information about Propellers generally, please visit propellers.princetonaaa.org.
Understanding the Science Behind the COVID-19 Pandemic – Critical Information to Make Informed Decisions
A special lecture by James (Jaime) Martiney '85 P'14
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
7:00-8:15 p.m. EDT via Zoom
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James (Jaime) Martiney '85 P14 earned his BA in Biology from Princeton and PhD in Experimental Pathology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Jaime has 30+ years of experience teaching STEM-related graduate-level, upper-level and intro-level courses for science, pre-health career, and non-science majors. Jaime served for fourteen years in the United States Navy Reserves, Medical Service Corps, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander, where he trained to strategically prepare and respond to biological warfare events, global pandemics and disaster preparedness. He was activated to Active Duty in 2003 and became a veteran during the Iraqi Freedom operations.
His military training and duties included:
He currently serves on the board of Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA) and regularly attends as many PA3 events as he can, including the book club.
Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents. On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton. As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting. Topics vary monthly and are always interesting! Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons.
Our speaker this month is Sarah Hutter, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Psychology. Her topic will be adult learning and adaptation of skilled movement:
The ground was slippery today and I should have been unstable, but I was oblivious to any disruption as over two hundred muscles stretched and pushed, coordinating in a dance of computation to keep me walking as if nothing was different. Now, as I type, thirty-four muscles control the spacing, movement, and pressure of my fingers on the keyboard, and none of those muscles are in my fingers. I'll discuss the ingenious solutions that the motor system uses to minimize the impact of overwhelming complexity, and how we learn and adapt the motor skills necessary to navigate everyday life.
Here is Sarah's bio:
Sarah's primary research interest is the learning process in adults. In particular, she examines the role of strategic planning in the early formation of skilled movement. Housed in Psychology and in a joint program with the Neuroscience Institute, Sarah explores the intersection of cognitive psychology and the neurophysiology of movement through behavioral, computational, and neurological experimentation. She expects to complete her PhD defense in 2021, and is currently exploring career options both within and outside of the academy. Sarah is currently on the Executive Committee for the Council of the Princeton University Community and holds a University Administrative Fellowship with the Center for Career Development.
Priced at $28/person (or $32 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues). Lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea. Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.
Pre-registration is required, by 9 pm on the day prior to the luncheon (so that Nassau Club can properly prepare).
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.
Registration (if not via Paypal) or questions: Send email to Tom Swift via: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<
PA3 INVITES YOU TO “SECOND TUESDAYS”
A PRINCETON PROPELLER EVENT
AT QUADRANGLE CLUB
NAVIGATORS & THE CURIOUS
Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
33 PROSPECT AVENUE – PRINCETON, NJ
6 P, TUESDAY, March 10th, 2020
Speaker: Navid Redjal, MD
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Capital Institute for Neurosciences, Capital Health
Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Transformation in Managing Neurologic Disease --- From Operating Room to Outpatient Treatment
Stereotactic radiosurgery, the ability to precisely target lesions with focused radiation beams, is advancing the treatment of neurologic disease. Complex lesions deep within the brain, which once required high-risk surgeries, can now be treated in a non-invasive manner and on an outpatient basis. This has been a boon to patients with: brain tumors; vascular lesions; the movement disorders of Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor; and pain conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia --- resulting in vastly improved quality-of-life. While advances in computer processing and memory storage/retrieval speeds drove some of these breakthroughs, others came from progress in the fields of: neural networks and neuroanatomy; physics; radiology and robotics. Our speaker will describe these rapidly-evolving surgical approaches and their prospects for future use in treating myriad diseases, including psychiatric disorders.
Registration Required via propellers.princetonaaa.org
NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER: Tuesday, April 14th (6 P)