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Oakland (Pittsburgh)

Oakland is the academic and healthcare center of Pittsburgh and one of the city's major cultural centers. The neighborhood is home to three universities and hospitals, as well as an abundance of shopping and recreational activities. Oakland is home to the Schenley Farms National Historic District which encompasses two city designated historic districts: the residential Schenley Farms Historic District and the predominantly institutional Oakland Civic Center Historic District, it is home to the locally designated Oakland Square Historic District. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has Fire Station No. 14 on McKee Place and Fire Station No. 10 on Allequippa Street in Oakland. Oakland is divided into four neighborhoods: North Oakland, West Oakland, Central Oakland, South Oakland; each section has a unique identity, offers its own flavor of venues and housing. Oakland is Pittsburgh's second most populated neighborhood with 22,210 residents, a majority of these residents being students. North Oakland can be loosely defined as the area of Oakland between Neville and Bouquet Streets, encompassing all of Craig Street and running north to Polish Hill.

The Cathedral of Learning, the engineering or midsection of the University of Pittsburgh campus, the Craig Street business district are in North Oakland. RAND's Pittsburgh center is located in North Oakland as well as the long time RIDC business incubator on Henry Street; the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, the largest mosque in the city, is located in North Oakland. This sector is home to the Schenley Farms Historic District and many mid-rise condominium and apartment buildings. Central Oakland is bordered by Schenley Park, the Boulevard of the Allies, Fifth Avenue, Halket Street. Many students at the University of Pittsburgh who decide to live off-campus reside in this neighborhood. Many of its homes are historic masonry structures dating from the turn of the century; the area is mistakenly called South Oakland. Its Main Business District runs along Forbes and Fifth Avenue, contains a diversity of restaurants and financial services; these businesses are organized by the Oakland Business Improvement District.

Smaller business districts in Central Oakland provide additional dining options along Atwood Street and Semple Street. It is the location of the isolated and historic neighborhood of Panther Hollow which runs along Boundary Street in Junction Hollow as well as the Oakland Square Historic District. South Oakland runs along the Monongahela River and forms a triangular shape between the Monongahela River, the Boulevard of the Allies, the western bank of Junction Hollow. Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the Pittsburgh Technology Center are major landmarks of this neighborhood; the neighborhood is split between a riverfront flood plain to the southwest and a plateau to the northeast. The plateau is divided into two residential areas which are separated from one another by Bates Street, which runs up a valley from the flood plain to the plateau; the residents of the neighborhood on the north side of Bates Avenue call their neighborhood Oakcliffe. The flood plain was packed with industrial sites such as the Pittsburgh Works Consolidated Gas Co. and the Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. but presently, the Pittsburgh Technology Center hosts facilities such as the Entertainment Technology Center of Carnegie Mellon University.

Some residents of Central Oakland think of their neighborhood as being part of South Oakland. However, the border between Central Oakland and South Oakland is further south; the area between Forbes Avenue and Boulevard of the Allies is part of Central Oakland. Articles in some news media have made this error. South Oakland is reputed to be a student neighborhood, but only 36.9% of its population is between the ages of 18 and 24, compared to Central Oakland's figure of 74.1%. The difference is because the area between Forbes Avenue and the Boulevard of the Allies houses many undergraduate students. While it is considered to be in South Oakland, it is the heart of Central Oakland. South Oakland was the childhood home of Andy Warhol, the residence of fellow pop artist Keith Haring. Haring had his first art show while living in Oakland. NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino was born in Oakland, not far from Warhol's home. Dan Marino Field on Frazier Street was named in honor of its native son. Although they were not contemporaries and Marino grew up on the same block with their former houses only a few doors apart.

West Oakland, the smallest of the four districts, is bordered by Fifth Avenue in the south, DeSoto Street in the east, the Birmingham Bridge to the west, Allequippa Street to the north. Carlow University and most of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center can be found there. Although the campus of Carnegie Mellon University and parts of Schenley Park, including Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and Flagstaff Hill are popularly referred to as being in Oakland, are located with the 15213 zip code, they are part of the adjacent neighborhood of Squirrel Hill North; the border between Oakland and Squirrel Hill runs along Junction Hollow. The name first appeared in 1839 in Harris' Intelligencer; the area got its name from the abundance of oak trees found on the farm of William Eichenbaum, who settled there in 1840. Oakland developed following the Great Fire of 1845 in Downtown Pittsburgh, with many people moving out to suburban territory. By 1860, there was considerable commercial development along

Dietrich Stephan

Dr. Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph. D. is entrepreneur who works in personalized medicine. Stephan is CEO of NeuBase Therapeutics and a General Partner in Cyto Ventures. Before NeuBase, Stephan was CEO of LifeX and Chairman and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior, he was founding Chairman of the Neurogenomics Division at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. Stephan advised many others. Stephan was co-founder of a personal genetics company. Stephan received his B. Sc. in Biology from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph. D. in Human Molecular Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a fellowship at the National Human Genome Research Institute. In 2003, Stephan worked at Translational Genomics Research Institute as a Senior Investigator and founding Chairman of the Department of Neurogenomics, he served as the Deputy Director of Discovery Research at TGen. His laboratory has identified the genetic basis of 20 single gene disorders, several dozen complex genetic disorders using high-throughput technologies and strategies, many if which were developed by his team He served as tenured full professor and Chairman of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh from 2013 to 2018 He has implemented personalized genomic medicine clinical programs with sustainable business models.

Stephan crafted the business case and obtained the initial funding for the Gene Partnership Project at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. Stephan led the Population Genetics and Translational Acceleration effort at the Personalized Medicine Institute, a joint initiative between the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences and UPMC, the largest integrated health system in the US, he has held faculty positions at the Children's National Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University. Stephan has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the scientific literature, in top tier journals such as Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science and he served as the Chairman of the NIH Neuroscience Microarray Consortium for seven years; this was at the time the highest volume genome scanning infrastructure in the world, performing the International Autism Genome Project and the largest study in ALS, among others.

Stephan co-founded Navigenics, a personal genetics testing company, with oncologist David Agus, among the first direct-to-consumer genomics company. In January 2007, bases on a publication from his group in Science, he co-founded Amnestix, a pharmaceutical company that focuses on the treatment of learning and memory impairment, acquired by Sygnis AG. In 2009, together with Vern Norviel, he co-founded Aueon, Inc. a biotechnology company that invented and patented tumor sequencing and targeted therapeutic selection for cancer patients, now emerging as the standard of care in oncology. In 2011, he founded a next-generation genome sequencing and interpretation company, Lifecode. In 2014 he helped found Pendulum therapeutics and served at its Chairman of the Board until 2018. Stephan has served at Chairman of the Board of Peptilogics, a rational peptide therapeutics development company since 2015. In 2019, he founded NeuBase Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing antisense therapy.

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Lycée français de Pondichéry

The Lycée français international de Pondichéry is an international French school in Pondicherry - Puducherry, India. The school serves the period from pre-primary through lycée, 3 to 18 years old; the school is part of the AEFE network of 500 French high schools overseas. It was established as the Collège Royal on 26 October 1826 by Eugène Desbassayns de Richemont Governor-General of Pondichéry in French India, during the Bourbon Restoration. In 2014 the school signed a memorandum of understanding with the Future Foundation School Kolkata providing for student exchanges, it celebrated its 190th anniversary in 2016. Agency for French Education Abroad International French School Pondicherry Lycée Français de Pondichéry