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New Research Says Utilizing Drones to Deliver Childhood Vaccines Saves Lives, Improves Health Outcomes
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BALTIMORE, MD, February 28, 2024 – Delivering childhood vaccines via drone could be a triple whammy – saving lives, saving money and improving health outcomes – according to new research in the INFORMS journal Transportation Science. The authors developed optimization models to strategically design a distribution network for drones to deliver vaccines. Their proposed approach was evaluated using real-world data from the Vanuatu region, where vaccine delivery by drones was tested in a UNICEF-sponsored project.

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Sheldon H. Jacobson: Should court storming by fans in college basketball be banned?
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When Wake Forest University’s Demon Deacons defeated Duke University’s Blue Devils on Saturday, Wake Forest students stormed the court, celebrating their team’s victory over a much-maligned in-state rival. Duke player Kyle Filipowski got injured during the exuberant on-court celebration and chaos, which prompted calls to end court storming, with an eye on protecting the players.

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Banner political notes: Mayor debate next week; feeding bills to the sharks; Baltimore and Senate endorsements
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Mayor Brandon Scott, former Mayor Sheila Dixon, Thiru Vignarajah and other candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor will face off in two upcoming panels.

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Local AI Leaders and Duke Faculty Contribute to Federal Roundtable on AI Regulation

Local AI Leaders and Duke Faculty Contribute to Federal Roundtable on AI Regulation

Newsbreak, February 28, 2024

On February 20, 2024, a group of leaders in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector met at North Carolina Center University. The meeting aimed to discuss future regulations and policy decisions about AI. The meeting was organized by Congresswoman Valerie Foushee and Congresswoman Deborah Ross, who represent North Carolina’s fourth and second districts respectively.

New Research Says Utilizing Drones to Deliver Childhood Vaccines Saves Lives, Improves Health Outcomes

New Research Says Utilizing Drones to Deliver Childhood Vaccines Saves Lives, Improves Health Outcomes

News Release, February 28, 2024

BALTIMORE, MD, February 28, 2024 – Delivering childhood vaccines via drone could be a triple whammy – saving lives, saving money and improving health outcomes – according to new research in the INFORMS journal Transportation Science. The authors developed optimization models to strategically design a distribution network for drones to deliver vaccines. Their proposed approach was evaluated using real-world data from the Vanuatu region, where vaccine delivery by drones was tested in a UNICEF-sponsored project.

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