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Human Rights And A Just Society Symposium 2017

Human Rights and a Just Society Symposium 2016

More than 100 students from the United States and Poland joined John Kurowski  his twelfth Human Rights and a Just Society Symposium, titled: “The Meaning of Solidarity of Today: Polish, American and Global Perspective,” at Nicolas Copernicus School of Law and Administration in Torun, Poland.

 This year’s symposium focused on the historical and contemporary meaning of the Polish Solidarity Movement. The speakers,  Dr. Jacek Kołtan, Deputy Director of European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland; . Michele Marchi, Assistant Professor Department of Political and Social Sciences at University of Bologna and Vassilios Grammatikas Assistant Professor at Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Social Administration and Political Science, Komotini, Greece invited the attendants to discuss how Poland  succeeded in overcoming the communist regime, the legacy of solidarity today and human rights and democracy in contemporary Poland.

 After the program on October 15 and 16 the group visited the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, Poland.

Photos from the event can be found here. 

 

JDRF Golf Tournament 2017

JDRF One Walk 2016

Kurowski Shultz LLC would like to thank everyone who supported and participated in the Tee Off Fore A Cure Triple Crown Golf Tournament, that took place on August 12th, 2017 at Far Oaks Golf Course.

The weather was beautiful and the event full of fun and surprises. The tournament was followed by a delicious dinner, horse races and a helicopter ball drop.

We were able to collect over $26,000 for JDRF.

 

Photos from the tournament can be found here.

 

FDA Approves Life-Changing Technology For People Living with Type 1 Diabetes

September 28th, 2016 was an historic day for JDRF and Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research.  The FDA approved the first hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system, which many are calling the first “artificial pancreas.”  Kurowski Shultz is proud of its ongoing philanthropic work with JDRF, which has pursued this life-changing breakthrough over the past ten years.

For someone with T1D, a normal day consists of continuously checking her blood sugar or continuous glucose monitor and then correcting the blood glucose level with shots or an insulin pump.  Self-monitoring may involve pricking a finger 20 times a day and self-administering multiple insulin shots.  Essentially, a Type 1 diabetic acts in place of her own pancreas since her actual pancreas does not properly function.  This burden is much greater than the average person could ever imagine.

With the release of the Medtronic MiniMed 670G  artificial pancreas  system, the constant monitoring and adjustment of blood glucose levels is no longer performed by the Type 1 diabetic, but rather the device.  The MiniMed 670G system uses an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor to work in connection with one another to adjust the basal insulin rate up or down depending on the diabetic’s blood glucose level.  This automated system removes ”guesswork” and alleviates the heavy burden diabetics face on a daily basis. 

For more information, please see: www.jdrf.org.