New Research and Collections VP at DMNS
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to announce that Gabriela Chavarria, Ph.D., has been named vice president of research and collections. Dr. Chavarria brings more than 20 years of experience in managing teams of gifted professionals and innovative science programs, influencing policy, developing new scientific collections and leading scientists in research efforts both nationally and internationally.
PeakMed allows patients to text message, video chat with doctors
Englewood-based PeakMed recently announced a partnership with telehealth provider CirrusMD, so patients can download an app call CirrusMD from their smartphones or computers to communicate with their doctor through text messages or video chat. “By meeting patients where they are, with a familiar text messaging experience, CirrusMD and PeakMed will be able to treat patients virtually and guide them to the most appropriate point-of-care for their situation, saving both time and money.” PeakMed has been testing the system with a handful of users for a few months and plans to roll it out to the rest of its members throughout the month of January.
King Soopers to launch new mobile checkout system
Starting in 2018, shoppers at some King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado will be able to skip most of the checkout process with the help of a new smartphone app. “Scan Bag Go has been tested in 20 stores in another division and customers love it,” Williamson said. “We strive to earn our customers’ loyalty every day and this will be another great convenience for them.” The Scan, Bag, Go service is part of Kroger’s “Restock Kroger” initiative that aims to use technology and data to improve the customer experience at its thousands of stores nationwide.
President Donald J. Trump proclaims January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, “Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation. It has no place in our world. This month we do not simply reflect on this appalling reality. We also pledge to do all in our power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking that plagues innocent victims around the world,” President Trump said.
Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum. “Thirty states comprising more than two-thirds of the American people have legalized marijuana in some form. The Cole memo got it right and was foundational in guiding states’ efforts to regulate the production and distribution of marijuana. Colorado has created a comprehensive regulatory system committed to supporting the will of our voters. We are expanding efforts to eliminate the black market and keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and criminals.
Mayor Michael B. Hancock expressed his severe disappointment in U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision today to rescind the Obama-era policy regarding states that have voted to legalize recreational marijuana: “Denver and Colorado residents voted overwhelmingly to legalize recreational marijuana in our state in 2012. Since then, we have worked diligently to implement their will in a way that works for Denver, and through this work, we have become an international model for how to do it right.