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UMD’s Public Health Dean Robert Gold Speaks at Annual Meeting

February 10, 2011

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal), hosted University of Maryland (UMD) School of Public Health Dean Robert Gold at its Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 3. The annual meeting focused on establishing goals, generating ideas and providing a framework for Optimal to meet its objectives by providing information, expertise, workshops, and training for its staff.


Panel Discussion on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Crime Prevention Marks First Real-Time Seminar

February 7, 2011

University of Maryland alumnus Dr. Calvin Johnson of the Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) led Optimal Solutions Group, LLC’s (Optimal’s) first Real-Time Policy Seminar with his presentation, “Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics in Criminal Justice: Assessing the Risk of Failure While Under Community Supervision,” on Friday, February 4. Dr. Johnson explained how CSOSA uses predictive analytics from a […]


Real-Time Seminar: Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics in Criminal Justice

February 1, 2011

University of Maryland alumnus Dr. Calvin Johnson of the Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) will kick off Optimal Solutions Group, LLC’s (Optimal’s) Real-Time Policy Seminar Series with a presentation entitled “Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics in Criminal Justice: Assessing the Risk of Failure While Under Community Supervision.” He will discuss the convergence of business intelligence tools and research […]


Optimal presents at International SME Networking and Clustering (SNC) Project Conference

February 1, 2011

In Turkey, The Ministry of Economy is implementing a project named the SME Networking and Clustering (SNC) Project supported by the EU during the period from February 2011 to November 2013.


Dr. Michael Kaiser of the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research Presents on Prevalence in Healthcare Disparities

January 1, 2011

A researcher for the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, gave a presentation on the subject of his dissertation, “Does prevalence matter?” at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC’s Brown Bag on Wednesday, March 30. Dr. Kaiser spoke about the role of prevalence in health care disparities among rare and non-rare cancer groups, specifically comparing Blacks and Whites in areas of […]


Dr. Berna Demiralp Presents on Entrepreneurial Choice, Liquidity Constraints and Human Capital

January 1, 2011

Old Dominion University (ODU) Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Berna Demiralp presented at Optimal Solutions Group’s, LLC, (Optimal’s) Brown Bag on Friday, March 25. Dr. Demiralp’s paper, titled, “Wealth, Human Capital, and the Transition to Entrepreneurship,” co-authored by Dr. Johanna Francis (Fordham University), explores the importance of liquidity constraints in the entrepreneurial choice decision and whether it varies across individuals […]


Employees Shed Pounds, Get Healthy and Lower Insurance Premiums

November 5, 2010

Recognizing that taking preventive health measures is the key to offsetting future medical costs, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) recently began a program to encourage exercise and healthier living for its staff. In September, Optimal launched a creative health campaign, highlighted by the “Walk Fit” challenges.


Dr. Jack Meyer to Discuss Health Reform Opportunities and Challenges

October 14, 2010

Please join Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) on Thursday, October 21, 2010, in welcoming Jack Meyer, Ph.D., who will speak as part of Optimal’s Brown Bag Series.


Intelligent Management Helpdesk

October 1, 2010

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) Research Analysts Lindsey Cramer and Erin Twamley will present on “Intelligent Helpdesk Management” as part of the Optimal Brown Bag Series.


Mark Turner Selected to the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

September 30, 2010

Dr. Mark Turner, President and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, LLC was selected to serve as a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS). Dr. Turner was formally introduced at the 2010 Fall Board of Visitors Meeting on September 28, 2010.


Optimal Launches New Website

September 27, 2010

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) launched a new interactive corporate website on September 24 that features Web 2.0  components such as Twitter, Facebook, and RSS Feeds. During the second phase of the launch, users will be introduced to virtual conferencing and live-streaming of Optimal presentations.


Optimal to Co-Sponsor, Participate in University of Maryland Health IT and Economics Workshop

September 22, 2010

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) is a proud co-sponsor and active participant in the First Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE). The conference is hosted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Health Information and Decision Systems at the University of Maryland.


Lindsey Cramer to Present at National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop

September 8, 2010

At the upcoming 50th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) Research Analyst II, Lindsey Cramer, will present on Optimal’s growing efforts to promote the data efficacy focus within two of Optimal’s fatherhood programs in Maryland: Strong Father/Strong Families and Winning Fathers Demonstration Project.


Optimal Contracted to Support SBA’s Regional Innovation Clusters Initiative

August 18, 2010

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) has been contracted to work with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on the “Innovative Economies” Regional Cluster Initiative (RCI) support services project.


Dr. Ernst Nilsson Presents on the Benefits of Large IT Investments

August 18, 2010

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) welcomed Dr. Ernst Nilsson as part of its Brown Bag Series. Dr. Nilsson’s presentation, entitled “Benefits Realization from Large Investments in IT” addressed the following key points:


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