In April of 2018 the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a recognized global leader in aesthetic plastic surgery, elected its new board members and among was the first female doctor to be elected to a leadership role, Dr. Jennifer Walden. Already the Commissioner of Communication for the ASAPS she is now also the Secretary of the Societies Executive Committee.
Certified in cosmetic and plastic surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital Dr. Walden is widely recognized for her expertise and advice as well as her personal skill at plastic surgery. She uses state-of-the-art 3D technology in her consultations and stays cutting edge on laser and other technologies to assist in specialties like vaginal rejuvenation, fat reduction and hair transplants, among others.
In addition to being the first female elected to ASAPS’s leadership board she is also in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Walden is also a member of the prestigious, invitation-only American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Walden also lectures regularly on the topics of laser techniques in various plastic surgery procedures and using social media in the plastic surgery field. She alos appears as a consultant on numerous television shows.
She has many philanthropic endeavors to her credit. She has been honored by her hometown of Austin, Texas’ Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, she is a member of the guardian Angel Society which works with abused children and is a contributor to Austin’s Food in Tummies which help feed schoolchildren on the weekends.
Dr. Walden has been a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since 2008. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is a global organization. Like all of its American members Dr Walden is certified by the American Board of Plastic.
Sean Penn has always been outspoken. His political activism is almost as famous as his acting. Penn has always seemed to march to his own tune, whether it be interviewing El Chapo to the chagrin of the Obama administration, or taking a none to popular stance against #MeToo. Now Penn has lent his voice to the literary world in a new novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”, and in usual Penn fashion the book plays by its own rules.
Bob Honey is described as a satire, but in reality it is an eclectic smattering of crazy. The book has no formal plot and is told through the narration of Pappy Pariah. It recounts the exploits of Bob Honey, a septic tank salesmen turned government assassin. He executes old people for a secretive government organization that is attempting to better the environment through lowering the population. His ex-wife married her divorce lawyer and operates an ice-cream truck that services his neighborhood.
Honey is an unhappy man who cannot connect with others. He is frustrated with the marketing of current society, social media, and the media in general. He is a frustrated and angry man who hates the current state of his country. Obviously the character takes its cues from Penn, as the titular character is the vessel of his voice.
The book is built like a typical satire, a garden of crazy with roots of truth that readers dig for. Its dystopian setting is meant to represent the current times we live in, and Penn uses Honey to give us his personal view of such times. The narrative style is unique as its structured episodically, but is interjected with pointed rants and obscure poetry. Penn uses inventive writing, alliteration, and engaging prose to create a different kind of reading experience.
The book does not back down on the topics it covers, each covered in the usual satirical masking. It ranges from the Las Vegas shooting to #MeToo. Characters are based on real people such as Fletcher, who Penn designed after El Chapo, and Mr. Landlord, who is the literary counterpart of President Donald Trump. Penn’s angst is felt in his frustrated prose, elaborate comments, and colorful descriptions. Penn promises that this will not be his only book, and plans to write many more as he is thoroughly enjoying the writers’ life. For now he remains on his book tour.
The Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Visium Asset Management, Jacob Gottlieb rose to fame when he built Visium which he founded into a health care hedge fund worth $8 billion. His passion for healthcare and economics did not begin at a later stage in his life but rather in his early years of life. Born to immigrant parents from Poland in the 1960s, he followed in the footsteps of his parents’ careers. His passion stemmed from his father who was a professor in economics and his mother who was a pediatrician.
Gottlieb began showing excellent trading skills in a 7th grade contest for picking stocks. He came out victorious when he selected all the winning stocks. Shocked and equally impressed by this, his father decided to open an investment trading account for him. After high school he further pursued his passion for economics and attained a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brown University. For his passion for medicine he attained a Doctor of Medicine from New York University Medical School.
Jacob Gottlieb decided to work as an intern at St. Vincent’s Hospital and upon completion of the internship; he set aside his passion for medicine and decided to focus on building a career in finance in Wall Street. His intention was to become a Chartered Financial Analyst which was realized when he was awarded the title by the Association for Investment Management in 2001.
Before Gottlieb ended up at Visium, he began working in 1998 as a buy-side analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. dealing with global healthcare. He transitioned into a healthcare portfolio manager for Merlin Biomed Group. He later became a top earner at the Balyasny Asset Management firm. He then left with a team from Balyasny and founded Visium in 2005.
Non-profit charities are close to his heart and he supports Math for America which supports and facilitates the recruitment and reservation of excellent STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Math) teachers for the schools in New York. This is due to the inability of the United States education system to produce skilled graduates. The organization pays teachers higher salaries and offers them fellowship training.
Dr. Mark Mckenna might not be a regular physician as he has more talents that meet the eye especially when it comes to building multimillion dollar businesses. It all started when studying at Tulane Medical School that he realized that it would be next to impossible to make a ton of money just by being a doctor.
After graduating back in the year 1999, Dr. Mark Mckenna went ahead and invested in real estate in New Orleans. But this was not to last as he was one of the victims of Hurricane Katrina which saw him lose millions overnight in the year 2005. The millions in losses did not stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur which saw him dissolve his company. He then moved to Atlanta where he started ShapeMed. His new venture offered to provide laser hair removal, nutrition as well as Botox injections to the residents of that area.
In 2015, he was approached by Lifetime Fitness which is a publicly traded gym chain. Dr. Mark Mckenna saw this as an opportunity and grabbed it selling out and joining the company. He was given the position of a medical director of its Atlanta division, but it was short-lived. A year later, Dr. Mark Mckenna quit after two large private companies acquired the company. This led him towards a different direction which saw the creation of OVME which is based on combining medical aesthetics as well as technology to deliver services to its customers.
It will offer facial as well as skin services that will include injections that contain neurotoxins promoting healthy and youthful skin. These include the use of Dysport and Botox which have been tested and proven to be the efficient anti-aging components. Additionally, they will also be providing wellness as well as body services in the range of hormonal therapy. Such will aid in the fight against male baldness as well as hair loss. Ladies will also be treated to testosterone replacement services. The top of the cream will be the use of a patented remedy that will aid in weight management that conducts analysis using the individual’s DNA. Atlanta is going to be well placed to benefit from the years of experience that Dr. Mark Mckenna will offer them.
He has lead a long career as an Architect and now the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) has handed him the coveted Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. Robert Ivy, who is the The American Institute of Architects (AIA) EVP and Chief Executive Officer, is the first architect to receive such an award as this one. The Polk Award is created to recognize those living in Mississippi and connected to the artistic world by their body of work and lifetime of continued achieving and performing in the industry.
In the past, recipients have been famous actor Morgan Freeman, singer Leontyne Price, Walter Anderson and writer Shelby Foote, to name a few. The MIAL President Nancy LaForge says when it comes to making great architecture more available to the public, there really is no one other than Robert Ivy. She goes on to say as a writer, commentator, author and recognized on a worldwide scale as an architect, Ivy has made his mark among the list of honorees for the distinguished Noel Polk award.
The AIA President Carl Elefante adds that the award is sort of a crowning of personal and professional achievement from a Mississippi native. He is truly happy and delighted to give Robert Ivy this great unique honor.
Robert Ivy has a book about his life called Fay Jones:Architect that was finished in 2001 and going on it’s 3rd edition for readers. The book dives into the work of the well-known American architect who adored Frank Lloyd Wright. Fay Jones:Architect has been cited as the highest standards of design, scholarship and production by the The Art Library Society of North America.
Before Robert Ivy became an Architect he spent time in the U.S. Navy. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Sewanee:The University of the South. His Master of Architecture degree is from Tulane University.
Ivy used to be the Editor in Chief of McGraw-Hills Architectural record before aligning with the AIA back in 2011. Under his direct leadership, the Architectural Record became highly distributed on a worldwide basis and picked up several awards. One including the National Magazine Award for General excellence. Ivy was also responsible in leading the McGraw-Hill’s design and construction media department during the growth spurt in China. He was very successful in starring a Mandarin edition of the Architectural Record and for the Middle East.