Robert A. Nagourney | 05/06/18 | mind/body/spirit

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Robert A. Nagourney, MD, is the medical and laboratory director at Rational Therapeutics, Inc., in Long Beach, California, and a clinical professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.

Dr. Nagourney received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Boston University and his doctorate of medicine at McGill University in Montreal, where he was a University Scholar. After a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Irvine, he went on to complete fellowship training in medical oncology at Georgetown University, as well as in hematology at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla.

During his medical oncology fellowship at Georgetown University, Dr. Nagourney confronted aggressive malignancies for0 which the standard therapies remained highly unsatisfactory. Responding to an unmet need, he pioneered the development of “personalized cancer therapy,” applying a laboratory platform to match patients to therapies based on their unique response profiles.

As the founder of Rational Therapeutics, Dr. Nagourney has led in the development of “functional profiling” in human tumors. Using human tumor microspheroids isolated directly from surgical specimens, this platform known as the Ex Vivo Analysis of Programmed Cell Death (EVA-PCD®) measures drug-induced programmed cell death. The EVA-PCD has been shown to be a robust method for the prediction of clinical response to therapy.

With more than twenty years experience in this field, Dr. Nagourney has authored numerous manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts. As a co-investigator on national cooperative trials, he introduced the use of platinum/gemcitabine doublets in the management of advanced ovarian and breast cancers, treatments that today are used around the world.

Dr. Nagourney resides in Long Beach, California with his wife and two sons.

Eva Shaw | 05/06/18 | Parenting

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Eva Shaw, Ph.D. ( is the ghostwriter/author of 70 books, many best sellers and award winners. Under her byline, they include: Ghostwriting: The Complete Guide, Games of the Heart (a novel), Writeriffic 2: Creativity Training for Writers, Write Your Book in 20 Minutes, Shovel It: Nature’s Health Plan, What to Do When a Loved One Dies, For the Love of Children, There’s No Business Like Show Business, My Affair with Art, Insider’s Guide to San Diego, The Sun Never Sets, and more.

Eva’s work has been featured in publications such as USA Today, Shape, Country Living, San Diego Union Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Costco Connection, Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal plus she has ghosted more than 1000 columns, articles and short stories. She’s a regular presenter at writing conferences and teaches six different online writing courses (with Education to Go, offered worldwide. She lives and writes in Carlsbad CA with husband Joseph and their rambunctious Welsh terrier, Miss Rosy Geranium.

Merrill Ream | 05/06/18 | Business

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Merrill Ream has been teaching since graduating from the University of Nebraska at elementary and secondary schools, community college and university levels and the United States Navy. At present he teaches his online “Merrill Ream Speed Reading” course at Education 2 Go. The course is offered at over 2000 colleges in the English speaking world. Some of Merrill’s stories are used in the course. Also, many other stories appearing in the course on which to practice speed reading skills and techniques were submitted by a variety of writers.

He served in the United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps as an Intelligence Analyst in the 3rd Infantry Division during the Korean War.


  • BS in Education – University of Nebraska.
  • MA – San Diego State University.
  • Ph.D. – Walden University, Curriculum Construction, at University of California San Diego.
  • Associate Director for San Diego Center For Economic Education, San Diego State University.
  • Speed Reading Insturctor: San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Adult Education, National University, United States Navy, Education 2 Go.

Author The Merrill Ream 10-Lesson Speed Reading Course Publisher: Sheed Andrews & McMeel, Inc. 20,000 copies.

Susie Cox | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

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Susie Cox has been a professional astrologer for over 37 years, during which time she has interpreted approximately 42,000 charts. Since 1981, she was been employed as an astrologer at the highly-acclaimed Canyon Ranch Health Resort. She has spearheaded the growth of their popular Metaphysics Department and was appointed Master Astrologer in 2006. She published the International Directory of Astrologers, which sold in 57 countries. Susie presents workshops throughout the USA and Europe.

Jillan H. Poole | 05/06/18 | Business

Jillian H. Poole has a broad background in the development and management of non-profit institutions. She has served a wide range of non-profit organizations, and her experience also includes journalism, corporate government liaison and public relations. Since 1991 she has run The Fund for Arts and Culture, an all-volunteer organization which she founded in 1991 to help develop the potential of arts and cultural organizations in countries without access to best arts management practices, an experience that included recruiting over 100 senior managers in the arts to serve in over twenty countries. For almost twenty years she was responsible for planning and executing all the development programs of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, America’s National Cultural Center, a responsibility that ultimately included its partner The National Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, she held similar positions at Washington National Cathedral and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She was Adjunct Professor of Arts Management in the graduate school of the American University for sixteen years. She has consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations including those in media and public service. Her trusteeships included The North Carolina School for the Arts, The George Mason University Foundation, The National Building Museum, and theater, music and dance companies. She speaks French and Spanish, and her undergraduate degree in Diplomatic History is from George Washington University and she has an M.A. in English from George Mason University. She has received national awards in recognition to her service in the non-profit field.