In the Spotlight: Kids v Cancer
Sphere is working with Kids v Cancer to bring media attention and grassroots support to innovative policy solutions in pediatric cancer. Despite more than 13,000 children being diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every year, only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is dedicated to childhood cancers. To combat the tremendous shortfall in funding for pediatric cancer and rare diseases, Nancy Goodman formed Kids v Cancer and has worked with members of Congress to introduce the Creating Hope Act of 2011. The legislation, now with over 100 co-sponsors, generates market incentives for drug development through the establishment of a priority review voucher for pediatric rare diseases. This approach would change the landscape of pediatric cancer research funding. In order to increase awaren ...
$9.2Bn Global Fraud On CNBC
One of the US’s top fraud investigators warns that America’s policing of money laundering is wide open to abuse. Eric Lewis told a Congressional hearing on terrorist financing that billions of dollars are slipping through the US banking system. View the CNBC segment below:
Managing Partner Politico Top 50
Jim Courtovich, Managing Partner of Sphere Consulting, was named a top 50 politico by Politico newspaper. Read an excerpt from the article below or read the entire article at Politico. He might host two of the biggest D.C. parties every year, but Jim Courtovich doesn’t fancy himself a social type. “Being social and having a good time are two different things,” said Courtovich, 44, managing partner at Kearsarge Global Advisors and Sphere Consulting. Fair enough. But one thing is certain: He’s definitely mastered the “good time” part — just ask any of the District scenesters lucky enough to be invited to his Gaucho barbecue (held each year in May) or Gaucho Christmas or both. At the gatherings, White House officials mix and mingle with familiar-faced reporters, lobbyists — and even the guy w ...