American Society of Andrology to Host 43rd Annual Conference in 2018

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American Society of Andrology

A physician with nearly two decades of experience in the medical field, Dr. Erol Onel leads teams responsible for acquiring approval for non-opioid drugs as the vice president of Heron Therapeutics in La Jolla, California. Dr. Erol Onel also belongs to the American Society of Andrology (ASA), which will host its 43rd Annual Conference in the spring of 2018.

The ASA Annual Conference unites scientists and clinicians from across the globe to explore new information about the male reproductive system. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the conference will host a plethora of workshops, sessions, and presentations that fit the theme of Andrology Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond – Bridging Science and Clinical Practice. Workshops will feature hands-on interaction and opportunities for scientists and clinicians to advance their knowledge. Additionally, the conference will present the clinical symposium TRANSformations: Andrology and Transgender Medicine. Attendees may also participate in a range of networking activities.

Conference registration fees cover entrance to scientific sessions, program materials, continental breakfasts and breaks, and one ticket to the Welcome Reception. Early registration is available until March 20, 2018. The conference will take place at The Nines Portland in Oregon on April 21-24, 2018.


Goodwill Receives over $4 Million in Grants from DOL



Erol Onel, the vice president of Heron Therapeutics, has a strong track record of success with international regulatory authorities and various divisions of the FDA. Committed to helping others outside of the medical realm, Erol Onel supports organizations such as Goodwill Industries International, which has been providing employment and job training services since 1902.

In October 2017, Goodwill Industries received a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Over a period of three years, the department will administer funds to five community-based Goodwill organizations, in Austin, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Little Rock, Arkansas, for the purpose of improving employment options for adults who are reentering society following incarceration.

Together, these community organizations have committed over $1.6 million worth of resources to provide training and education to 575 adults. These resources include assessment costs, staff time, and business development services and represent 36 percent of the total grant.

In addition, the Department of Labor granted over $1 million to Goodwill organizations in Greenville, South Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, as part of its Reentry Project. This grant program supports the improvement of research-based services that help participants in communities with high crime and poverty rates to find better employment opportunities.

Red Sox Minor League Affiliate Wins League Championship

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Greenville Drive

A Williams College double major bachelor’s degree recipient, Erol Onel completed his doctor of medicine degree in 1992 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has since accumulated nearly 20 years in urology-based research. When he isn’t working, Erol Onel enjoys following his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox only had one minor league affiliate advance to the playoffs in 2017, but that team made the most of the opportunity. The Greenville Drive, Boston’s Class-A affiliate, finished its regular season with a franchise-record 79 wins and continued that success into the playoffs as it won its first ever Southern Atlantic Championship. The team previously lost in the league finals in 2009 and 2010, but defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-3 in game four of the best-of-five series to secure the 2017 championship.

More than 50 players dressed for the drive throughout the season, including numerous high-potential prospects who could one day star for the Red Sox. One of the major contributors in the playoffs was second baseman Brett Netzer, a 2017 MLB amateur draft third-round pick who recorded a .429 batting average and eight runs batted in (RBI) in 28 post-season at-bats. Bobby Dalbec, meanwhile, recorded one RBI in the series-clinching game as well as a three-run home run in the previous round. He finished the season with 13 home runs and a .246 batting average in 78 games.

Different Ways to Support Wounded Warrior Project

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Wounded Warrior Project

A former assistant professor of urology at Tufts University, Dr. Erol Onel serves as vice president of La Jolla, California’s Heron Therapeutics, where he is leading a team responsible for developing a long-term, non-opioid pain relief drug. Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Erol Onel supports a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Created following the September 11, 2001, terror attack on the World Trade Center, WWP provides free services and programs to tens of thousands of military veterans who have been injured while serving the United States. Its programming survives on support from corporations and individuals throughout the country who raise funds through a variety of means.

One of the primary ways in which supporters can raise money for WWP is through registered fundraisers such as concerts, athletic competitions, or golf tournaments. By registering the fundraiser with WWP, organizers receive access to trademarked logos, poster and press release templates, and social media graphics.

Youth can also show their support for WWP by becoming a student ambassador and organizing fundraising opportunities through their class or athletic team. For best results, campaigns can be organized in conjunction with 9/11, Memorial Day, Flag Day, or Veterans Day. Additionally, individuals can raise money for WWP through campaigns focused on athletic endeavors such as marathons and triathlons. Approved registrants receive specialty WWP jerseys if they raise over $500.