As the State of Connecticut continues to respond to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020: More
Boys & Girls Village’s board of directors has elected Kimberly Shaunesey, Ph.D., the organization’s president, to the position of chief executive officer and president, effective January 1, 2020. More Jan 2, 2020 - 8:37:16 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) proudly announced today the appointment of Dr. Ellen Russell Beatty to its Board of Directors. This addition brings the total number of BGV Board members to thirteen. More Dec 19, 2019 - 1:10:00 AM
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on January 25 as part of a fifty-state coast to coast tour. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the Palace Theater’s Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on-line at palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203.346.2000. More Dec 12, 2019 - 12:10:55 AM
A crowd of nearly 300 students, family members, guardians and supporters gathered together yesterday in the gymnasium and cafeteria at Charles F. Hayden School in Milford, CT for the annual schoolwide Thanksgiving lunch. More Nov 28, 2019 - 10:36:55 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) recently received $31,000 from the Werth Family Foundation to support the purchase of equipment for the organization’s upcoming Life Skills and Vocational Training Center, which will provide programs to help at-risk youth develop the life, financial and job skills they need to become economically self-sufficient as they become adults. More Nov 11, 2019 - 10:14:58 AM
Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11 in observation of Veterans Day. More Nov 9, 2019 - 9:57:58 PM
Personal caregivers for the elderly or people with special needs provide an invaluable service. Many times, family members take on this critical role at the expense of their own financial and physical wellbeing. During National Family Caregivers Month in November, Assisted Living Services, Inc. is paying tribute to all caregivers by offering them resources that ensure they remain empowered, energized and enthusiastic. More Nov 1, 2019 - 6:02:14 PM
Murphy Highlights New Haven Innovator Bioxcel Therapeutics As “Murphy’s Innovator Of The Month” U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that BioXcel Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has been named “Innovator of the Month.” The company employs 25 people at their headquarters in New Haven and utilizes a unique artificial intelligence (AI) that draws from machine learning and big data analytics along with expertise and intuition of human experience in drug development. More Sep 30, 2019 - 5:58:03 AM
Waterbury's Palace Theater history class - registration now open for fall class Join Palace Theater historian Louis Belloisy for a fascinating five-week class September 3 – October 1 10:15 – 11:45 am, exploring the theater’s beginnings and learn about its history, architecture, lore and roster of entertainers that have graced its stage that reads like a “Who’s Who” from the world of entertainment. The class includes a detailed tour of the theater including backstage, dressing rooms, and the flyway over the stage. More Jul 19, 2019 - 5:42:58 AM
After receiving rave reviews for her outstanding work and reliability, Linda Papaspliliotopulus of Meriden was presented with the Assisted Living Services, Inc. Platinum Caregiver Award for April. The homecare agency surprised the hourly homemaker with the prestigious honor at the home of client Christine Karash and her husband Neil Karash on May 24, 2019. In addition to a check for $5,000, the monthly award includes a beautiful crystal statue and a certificate of merit. More Jun 4, 2019 - 5:12:16 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) hosted their annual foster and adoptive parent appreciation dinner on Friday, May 10th at Racebrook Country Club in Orange, CT to honor the dedication and commitment made by the 88 families in attendance. More May 20, 2019 - 3:29:56 AM
The trailblazing tech center created by Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. of Meriden and area partners was honored with the 6th Special Achievement in Innovation Award by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to the collaboration of MidState ARC, Assisted Living Technologies (ALT) and NESIT Makerspace for the Technology Training Center of CT at the Chamber’s123rd Annual Meeting on April 11, 2019 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. More May 14, 2019 - 5:26:21 AM
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that BioXcel Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has been named “Innovator of the Month.” The company employs 25 people at their headquarters in New Haven and utilizes a unique artificial intelligence (AI) that draws from machine learning and big data analytics along with expertise and intuition of human experience in drug development.
“BioXcel Therapeutics is at the cutting edge of fusing human knowledge with AI to change lives of the patients using their therapies. I’m proud that they’ve chosen Connecticut as their home to conduct drug discovery research and look forward to watching them continue to grow in our state and the field of AI and medicine,” said Murphy
Vimal Mehta, CEO and Founder of BioXcel Therapeutics said, “We believe the combination of our expertise and our ability to generate therapeutic candidates in neuroscience and immuno-oncology is unique to Connecticut and the pharmaceutical industry. New Haven has been the perfect location for BioXcel to recruit world-class talent, access biotech investors and partners and easily travel within the region. We look forward to continuing to grow in Connecticut.”
BioXcel’s unique drug re-innovation approach utilizes the AI platform to look at existing drugs that may be generic, may be in a phase 2 program or may have failed phase 2 program to see how a particular drug may be redirected for a different or improved use. This approach has the potential to reduce the expense and time associated with drug development in diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.
Murphy believes entrepreneurship and innovation are the building blocks for a strong economy. In the U.S. Senate, he has introduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation to incentivize angel investors to put more money into startup companies – the Angel Tax Credit Act and the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act. Startup companies create an average of 2 million jobs each year.