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Help raise awareness for a genetic blood disorder - Thalassemia

Thalassemia is a fatal genetic blood disorder that disproportionately affects people of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Southeast Asian or Chinese descent. Those born with a severe form of the disorder require lifelong blood transfusions as often as every two weeks, as well as a daily drug treatment that for many involves pumping a drug into their bodies for 8-12 hours daily.

Most people who carry the trait for thalassemia are unaware of this fact, as the trait causes no ill health effects; however, if two people who each have the trait have a child together, there is a 1-in-4 chance with each pregnancy pregnancy that the child will be born with a severe form of thalassemia. So finding out if you carry the trait for thalassemia is important.

Trait testing is easy. Ask your doctor to look at the MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume) of your CBC (Complete Blood Count). If the MCV is 80 or less and you are NOT iron deficient, you may carry thalassemia trait; further blood tests can provide a clearer answer.

Find out if you have thalassemia trait. For more information on thalassemia or thalassemia trait, contact the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation


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Seeking Writer from Asian American Community

To further our mission at The College World Reporter (CWR) to promote diversity and racial harmony, we are implementing a new program that will feature a multicultural team of writers consisting of Asian Pacific Americans, Arab Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, and Caucasians.

It is our hope to reach a new generation of late teens, college and university students, and young adults, and empower them with the knowledge to build inter-cultural relationships, and to learn not only to respect other cultures, but to appreciate the many benefits of cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity.

If you are interested in learning more, or you know someone who may have an interest, please contact The College World Reporter at, or call (501) 952-2699.

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The Gateway Project

     We are researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and we have partnered with the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) to create the Gateway Project. The Gateway Project conducts research on topics such as health care, well-being, and problem solving that may benefit the lives of people on the autistic spectrum.

     We are recruiting participants for the Gateway Project, a series of continuing online research studies on topics such as health care, well-being, and problem solving. You must be 18 years or older and have access to the Internet to participate.

     Completing the Gateway Survey will take approximately 20 minutes. After finishing the survey, you can enter a drawing for a 1 in 25 chance of winning a $25 gift certificate. The Gateway team will email you whenever new Gateway studies are available.

     If you're interested in participating in the Gateway Project, go to the study's website at> or email for more information.

     This online research project is a collaboration between the University of WisconsinMadison and the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE,, which is itself a collaboration between Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University, and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network. The Gateway Project conducts research that may benefit the lives of people on the autistic spectrum.

OHSU IRB # 3762; UW IRB# SE-2008-0749

     Principal Investigators: Morton Ann Gernsbacher, PhD, University of WisconsinMadison Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University

Yours sincerely,
Morton Ann Gernsbacher, PhD
Principal Investigator
University of WisconsinMadison

Jennifer Stevenson, MS
Co-Principal Investigator
University of WisconsinMadison


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Bangladesh Future

    Are you interested in providing a helping hand in Bangladesh? Would you consider joining with the Volunteers’ Association for Bangladeshi in strengthening the educational system in Bangladesh?

     Some ex-patriots and others who have grown to love Bangladesh and the Bangladeshis are providing funds to strengthen the programs in some rural high schools and provide scholarships for some of the poorest students. In addition, a few village basic health programs and computer training centers are being established..

     If you would like to know exactly where your money is going and how it is being spent to improve the prospects for some of the poorest young people, look into the Volunteers’ Association for Bangladesh (VAB). Since all of its organizers and workers in the U.S. are volunteers, any administrative costs for VAB are practically nil.

     VAB was established in 1988 in the state of New York as an international charity with tax exempt status. The idea began with Dr. A.T. Rafiqur Rahman, who after a distinguished career in international development and university teaching, wanted to do more for his native country after retiring in Irvington, NY. Forty years ago, Dr. Rahman had the pleasure of working with some of the first American Peace Corps volunteers at the Academy for Rural Development, Comilla. With these two groups, former Peace Corps volunteers and Bangladeshi ex-patriots in the New York area, Dr. Rahman has organized a small, but enthusiastic association of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the prospects of young Bangladeshis. It is not reasonable to believe that such enthusiasm and dedication is limited to the New York region.VAB would like to hear from people with similar concerns across the country.

     If you would like to share in this endeavor, contact VAB, P.O. Box 234, Irvington, NY or go to for more information.

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Who's Who of Asian Americans

     Asian American Net will publish biographies of prominent Asian Americans who have made significant achievements in their professional fields and contributed significantly to their communities and the American society at large.  Scholars, professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and others are invited to submit their brief biographies (preferably less than 1,000 words) for consideration to be published by Asian American Net.  Young Asian Americans who have already achieved distinctions and those who demonstrate potentials to be successful both in academic and non-academic areas are also invited to submit their biographies. To submit your biography online, please click here. You may also nominate your colleagues and others who you think merit recognition by Asian American Net. To fill out an online nomination form, please click here.

Who's Who of Asian Americans
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