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California State University, Northridge, Professor Wins NIH Grant

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Jonathan Kelber
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Since 2011, Stephen M. Timms has served as vice president of strategic programs for International Golden Group in Abu Dhabi. Stephen M. Timms holds a master of business administration from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), which recently announced that one of its professors has won an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NIH has awarded biology professor Jonathan Kelber $1.46 million to continue his research on PEAK1, a “support wall” gene. Kelber’s research has the potential to further the diagnosis and treatment of breast and pancreatic cancer.

For many years, Kelber has conducted research on the role of PEAK1 in cancer metastasis, which is the spread of cancer cells through the bloodstream to other areas of the body. Kelber and his fellow researchers at CSUN were the first researchers to demonstrate that the PEAK1 gene is pivotal during the initial phases of breast cancer metastasis. The NIH grant will allow Kelber to access resources and collaborate with other institutions, which in turn will give CSUN students the opportunity to learn new methods from other scientists.


California State University, Northridge’s Financial Lab

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Financial Lab
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Since 2011, Stephen M. Timms has led International Golden Group as vice president of strategic programs in the United Arab Emirates. Stephen M. Timms holds an MBA in international business from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), which provides students a unique Wall Street experience in its Financial Lab.

The CSUN Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers students hands-on experience with trading technology in its Financial Lab. Remodeled in 2016, the Financial Lab enables students to use Bloomberg Terminals, equipped with specialized financial analysis tools, monitor data from the financial markets in real time.

CSUN purchased access to the Bloomberg Terminals with both state funds and donations from the Richard Siegel Foundation, an education-focused nonprofit organization that contributed $40,000 toward the Bloomberg Terminals in 2015 and $12,000 more in 2016.

Students use this technology in a variety of courses, including Business Valuation, Seminar in Financial Theory and Policy, Advanced Topics in Finance, and MBA Portfolio Management. The Bloomberg Terminals also allow students to work toward their Bloomberg Market Concept certification free of charge.

To learn more about the CSUN Nazarian College of Business and Economics and its programs, visit http://www.csun.edu/busgrad.

California State University Hosts Unique Innovation Conference


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Art of Innovation Conference
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Stephen M. Timms is the vice president of strategic programs at International Golden Group (IGG). In this role, Stephen M. Timms specializes in international business relations, which he studied while completing the international business MBA program at California State University, Northridge, the site of the annual Art of Innovation Conference.

Sponsored by the university’s Engineering and Computer Science program, the Art of Innovation Conference provides students, educators, and professionals within the innovation domain an opportunity to discuss and collaborate on the challenges associated with technological developments in fields such as wireless sensor networks, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence. The event, the only one of its kind in the region, identifies trends in start-up opportunities related to advances in the aerospace, transportation, and military industries, thereby giving future and current business leaders insight into leading-edge technology and entrepreneurial opportunities in the 21st century.