10 Aug

Southport Connecticut – Reported by Elite Travele

first_imgSouthport, Connecticut – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineIt takes a striking space and a special design touch to stand out at an address filled with one-of-a-kind accommodations, and the new Woodward-Newman Presidential Suite at the Delamar Southport in Southport, Connecticut, has all that and more. The 2,900-square-foot Presidential-style accommodation spreads across the hotel’s top floor with three bedrooms, and unfolds as a captivating setting for multiple uses, including weekend getaways, long-term stays, executive-style meetings and events from baby showers to dinner parties and Sweet 16 celebrations.The Woodward-Newman Suite is named for local legends Joanne Woodward and the late Paul Newman, who called nearby Westport home. The celebrity couple’s philanthropic efforts – most notably supporting the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children – have long served as inspiration and a charitable cause for managing partner of Greenwich Hospitality Group and owner of Delamar Southport, Charles Mallory.Continuing the tradition of employing multiple designers to create individual spaces throughout the hotel, Mallory enlisted local interior designer Rebecca Hathaway Lynch to fashion the Woodward-Newman Suite with chic New England-inspired décor, custom and locally sourced furnishings, a gorgeously textured palette and surprising details that comfort at every turn. Though based in Southport, Lynch remains greatly influenced by an illuminating 18-year residence in Milan and London. She set out with a singular vision for a functional space that would have guests feel at home with just a step inside the door.Lynch further tapped into area boutiques, such as Tiger Lily’s in Greenwich, as well as antique dealers and estate sales for unique furnishings, many of which she had restored or recast. She thoughtfully selected pieces from Mallory’s personal collection of original art for just the right works to suit the elegant space, from a classic English landscape over the fireplace in the living room, to contemporary works in the front hall, and an original 1950s Paul Newman movie poster in the office library.Delamar Southport welcomes guests to indulge in the new Woodward-Newman Suite to celebrate any occasion with the Private Pied-à-Terre package, which includes: two nights’ accommodation, use of a new 2012 Mercedes-Benz for the weekend courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, signature cocktails and charcuterie plate for two served in the suite, private concierge service and complimentary breakfast for two each morning. The Private Pied-à-Terre package starts at $2,500 a night.The Woodward-Newman Presidential Suite is available for $2,200 a night. Rates at Delamar Southport start from $259. For reservations or more information, please call (866) 335-2627 or visit www.delamarsouthport.comlast_img read more

20 Jul

NIH says its 1millionperson health study is off to good start

first_imgThe National Institutes of Health’s All of Us health study aims to enroll 1 million participants, including children, within 6 years. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe A plan to entice 1 million people in the United States to volunteer for a huge study of health and genes is making good progress 1 year after its national launch, organizers said this week. The All of Us study run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, has recruited 143,000 participants who have already taken surveys and visited a clinic to give blood and urine samples. Another 87,000 have at least registered for the study.Study leaders say these numbers give them confidence All of Us will reach 1 million participants within 5 or 6 years—although they will need to ramp up enrollment to reach that goal. And they expect to broaden the study’s geographic distribution, which so far largely covers just a few states.Announced by then-President Barack Obama 4 years ago, the All of Us study, which could cost $4 billion over 10 years, aims to enroll a diverse swath of U.S. inhabitants—citizens or not—who agree to share their health records and DNA on an anonymized basis. Researchers will use the data to develop “precision medicine,” or personalized treatments for others—the study participants themselves can request their genetic data but won’t receive medical help as part of the project. The 143,000 people who have given consent, taken surveys, and visited a clinic for physical measurements and to give blood and urine samples meet All of Us’s original diversity goal: Fifty-three percent are ethnic or racial minorities, far more than the 39% these groups constitute in the U.S. population. (For example, participants with self-identified African ancestry constitute 20% of the study, compared with 13% in the population.) By Jocelyn KaiserMay. 8, 2019 , 5:15 PM NIH says its 1-million-person health study is off to good startcenter_img Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email Dake Kang/AP Photo And 80% are from groups All of Us has defined as “underrepresented in biomedical research.” That includes gay people, rural dwellers, the elderly, and those who are disabled or don’t have good access to medical care. In just its first year, “All of Us has managed to become one of largest, most diverse research resources in history,” said NIH Director Francis Collins at a 6 May event marking the study’s anniversary.The enrollment figures are not quite as rosy as they initially appear. For one thing, NIH had already enrolled 20% of the total before May 2018 during pilot testing. And some people who sign up online will never show up at a clinic to fully participate, says NIH’s Eric Dishman, director of All of Us. However, he expects enrollment to reach 4000 people a week by next fall—on track for 1 million within 6 years—as the study adds more sites. The pace will also pick up when the study eventually begins to enroll children.To speed things up, Dishman’s staff members are tweaking the study’s original plans. For example, the health provider organizations (HPOs) enrolling many participants can now include people who don’t get health care through that HPO. And a pilot project will soon send 13,000 saliva kits to people who sign up online or by phone through the study’s “direct enrollment” process. Study staff can then quickly test these volunteers’ DNA for disease-associated markers, then later have them visit a clinic to give blood for fuller genome sequencing.All of Us has also unveiled a “research hub” that holds pooled health and survey data for participants. (A “workbench” where approved researchers can work with the full data set will go online next winter.) The data show that more than two-thirds of fully enrolled participants come from just six states with participating HPOs, with 19% of participants from Arizona (which has 2% of the U.S. population). Dishman says Arizona surged ahead because it had effective “techniques and methods” for recruiting. Although the study won’t attempt to represent the U.S. population’s geographic diversity, the distribution will even out as more volunteers join the study via direct enrollment, which could end up including half of all participants, he says.Overall, Dishman is not worried about reaching 1 million volunteers. “What I am worried about is retaining 1 million,” or keeping people from dropping out during the study’s 10-year span, he says. All of Us plans to work on that by holding community events in key cities to “gin up excitement about the program and pull people through,” he says.last_img read more