New VR Technology Enables Patients to See Inside Themselves

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VR Technology
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Gabriel Holschneider is the founder and CEO of the Rainmaker Group, an international investment company. A long-time supporter of philanthropic causes, Gabriel Holschneider supports Boston Children’s Hospital.

Recently, Boston Children’s Hospital and Klick Health teamed up to provide pediatric gastrointestinal patients with a novel patient experience and medication education platform called HealthVoyager. This technology helps patients understand their individual medical results with 3-D virtual-reality environments that provide tours of the patients’ own gastrointestinal tracts.

HealthVoyager enables doctors to rapidly input the clinical findings from their patients’ colonoscopy or endoscopy procedures into a proprietary web interface that creates customized gastrointestinal tracts that display features such as ulcers and polyps. The physician can transfer this data into PDF reports and 3-D virtual-reality experiences that patients and their families can access through the HealthVoyager app to enhance their understanding of a medical report’s findings.

A Look at Special Programs at the Mexican Fund for Conservation

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Mexican Fund for Conservation
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Gabriel Holschneider, a proven business leader, leverages years of strategic planning and consulting experience as the founder of the Rainmaker Group in Mexico City. Also a philanthropist, Gabriel Holschneider co-founded Mexico’s first art fund and also serves as a board member of the Mexican Fund for Conservation.

The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature is a nonprofit organization that secures financial resources in support of conservation efforts throughout Mexico. The organization, founded in 1992 at the United Nations’ Conference on Environment and Development, operates several special programs in addition to its core conservation efforts.

Currently, special programs at the Fund include an initiative that supports the recovery and sustainability of eagle populations in Mexico. Additionally, the SAM Leadership program helps protect reefs in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize by strengthening the conservation skills of community leaders. Other programs include one that promotes sustainable rural life, one that promotes environmentally friendly mining, and one that implements innovative and sustainable grazing systems for livestock. For additional information on the fund’s special programs, visit www.fmcn.org.

The Guiding Force behind Latin America’s Largest Conservation Fund

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FMCN
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Gabriel Holschneider is the founder and president of Rainmaker Group, as well as an experienced leader within the Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza, the largest conservation fund in Latin America and the Caribbean. The highest governing body within this well-known nonprofit consists of its board of directors, of which Gabriel Holschneider is a member. All the board’s members share a common goal to make the best decisions possible regarding attracting and disbursing financial resources to further important conservation projects.

The board members of Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza represent diverse areas of society such as social, business, academic, and conservation. Board members meet on three occasions each year to manage critical responsibilities such as approving the strategic and annual operation plans.

The board members determine the portfolio of programs and projects the conservation organization will finance. These members are also responsible for appointing the general director, and for establishing advisory and technical committees needed to operate the organization effectively and transparently.

FMCN Supports Conservation throughout Mexico

 

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For more than a decade, Gabriel Holschneider has served as chairman and founder of the Rainmaker Group in Mexico City. Gabriel Holschneider remains heavily involved in the field of conservation and sits on the board of the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, also known as Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, or FMCN.

FMCN is considered a leader in conservation. The innovative group, which began in 1994 during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, seeks to equip Mexico for a better future by establishing partnerships and securing conservation opportunities. Since the organization began, FMCN has financed more than 1,300 conservation projects in the country.

To reach out to more conservation areas, the FMCN formed the Program for the Conservation of Protected Natural Areas (PCANP), which aims to create and strengthen synergies pertaining to climate change and biological monitoring. PCANP encompasses several initiatives, including:

Conservation training. Through PCANP, 500 park rangers have received training.

Funding for natural protected areas. Funds are administered by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas.

Contributing to marine resources. PCANP works to consolidate marine and coastal protected areas in Central America.

BCH Teams up with Cleveland Clinic

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For more than a decade, Gabriel Holschneider has served as founder and chairman of the Rainmaker Group, an international organization specializing in risk mitigation. Outside of his work, Gabriel Holschneider is a committed philanthropist who supports a number of charitable organizations, including Boston Children’s Hospital.

Last Summer, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) announced a new joint initiative with the Cleveland Clinic that will see the two organizations become pediatric heart partners. With BCH being the top-ranked pediatric heart hospital and Cleveland Clinic being the top-ranked adult hospital, the collaboration creates the strongest heart-based partnership in the country and will see BCH become a part of Cleveland Clinic’s national network.

BCH won’t be just another cog in the wheel, though. It has been given special autonomy to determine who leads the pediatric partnership and will also be responsible for setting benchmarks and best practices guidelines for all facets of pediatric heart care. In his comments, BCH chief cardiac surgeon Dr. Pedro J. del Nido said the new partnership will bring affordable pediatric heart care to families who require the most advanced therapies.

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Research Partnerships and Initiatives

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Boston Children’s Hospital
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Gabriel Holschneider is founder and chairman of the Rainmaker Group, an internationally vested entity focused on risk mitigation and related areas. Away from work, Gabriel Holschneider devotes time and resources to charitable organizations and institutions, including Boston Children’s Hospital.

Located in Massachusetts’ capitol, Boston Children’s Hospital has brought about numerous advances in pediatric medicine stemming from its focus on innovative research and nationwide partnerships with schools and medical entities, including Harvard Medical School and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. In addition, Boston Children’s Hospital partnered with computing firm IBM to offer OPENPediatrics, which provides educational information about pediatric medicine to clinicians worldwide. Furthermore, the hospital’s on-site molecular medicine laboratory has been converted into the independent Claritas Genomics, a genomics diagnostic organization also involved with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Boston Children’s Hospital has many additional partnerships throughout the medical and academic world, allowing for brisk advances in research. For information about its various initiatives, visit www.childrenshospital.org.

Fire Management Initiatives in Mexico

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Mexican Fund for Conservation
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The chairman and founder of the Rainmaker Group, Gabriel Holschneider possesses more than a decade of business executive and legal experience. In addition to running this international risk mitigation company, Gabriel Holschneider avidly supports environmental conservation and serves on the Board of the Mexican Fund for Conservation (Fondo Mexicano Para La Conservacion de la Naturaleza – FMCN).

The FMCN focuses its initiatives on four areas of conservation: water and coastlines, protected locations, special projects and innovation, and forests and watersheds.

A program in the latter area, the Fund for Fire Management and Restoration aims to protect communities from and restore areas already damaged by forest fires. The fund also supports field projects and training and cooperates with the United States Forest Service and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

To share this collective knowledge, in 2002, the FMCN began the Fire Management Learning Community, which helps civic, academic, and government leaders in at-risk locations learn more about the prevention of unwanted fires and the beneficial use of controlled fires.