Are You Writing About School Safety? AI in Healthcare? These Experts are Ready to Connect.

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Expert Alerts

Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

1. School Safety

Who: JP Guilbault, Chief Executive Officer, Navigate360

What they can discuss: JP’s passionate team includes safety and education leaders, data scientists and analysts, dedicated customer experience professionals, and others who ensure K–12 schools and the communities that support them have the expertise needed to build safe and supportive learning environments for students, teachers, and staff.

“School safety is a multi-faceted and complex topic—it requires a layered approach, coordination with the community, repeated assessments, training and drills. Physically, psychologically and emotionally our children need to feel safe if they are to pursue academic learning and reach their full potential.”


Media contact: Ken Stoflet[email protected]

2. AI and Data in Oncology

Who: Daniel Boffa, MD, Professor of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

What they can discuss: Dr. Boffa is prepared to speak with media about data sharing and patient privacy in medical research.

“When you have the data for every single cancer patient at your fingertips, the number of discoveries we will be able to make will be mind-blowing. “You may one day be able to use artificial intelligence to ask and answer cancer questions within a massive pool of patient information, similar to how platforms like ChatGPT use internet data.”


Media contact: Sean McCabe[email protected]

3. Fentanyl and Children

Who: Julie Gaither, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

What they can discuss: Julie Gaither is available to speak to reporters about the fentanyl poisoning crisis that’s on the rise in children.

“Fentanyl is increasingly taking a toll on the most vulnerable in this country. In 2021 alone, there were 133 deaths from fentanyl among children younger than 5 years of age. We must do more to protect kids from this lethal drug.”


Media contact: Sean McCabe[email protected]

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The content in this post was originally published in ProfNet Expert Alerts on May 18.

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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