The award-winning professor and psychology Ph.D. is an expert in translating psychological research and science into Artificial Intelligence backed real-world solutions
VANCOUVER, BC, March 19, 2021 /CNW/ – Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (OTCQB: MCURF) (FRA: 6MH) (“MINDCURE” or the “Company”) a leader in advanced proprietary technology for psychedelic therapy, is pleased to announce the addition of Ty Tashiro as its new Senior Translational and Psychometric Architect for its iSTRYM digital therapeutics platform. In this new role, Ty will provide direction for the development of iSTRYM, and in particular how the platform captures and measures data inputs from therapists and patients and translates those inputs into effective psychedelic-assisted therapies and post-therapy integration.
“I started my career in academia with a strong research focus, and carried that into my professional career where I sought out opportunities to take proven psychological research and science and make it useful and relatable for people in their everyday lives,” said Ty Tashiro, MINDCURE’s Senior Translational and Psychometric Architect. “I am excited with what MINDCURE is building with iSTRYM, and know the valuable role that technology can play as we work to scale metrics that meaningfully capture individuals’ unique experiences with psychedelic-assisted therapies.”
Ty earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota and is a renowned expert in the field. He has published two books and won several awards for his teaching at both the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland. Outside of academia, he has held the role of Chief Science Officer and has relevant experience with the development and application of AI to solve real-world problems in psychology. His expertise in psychometrics, which is the measurement of psychological events, in particular, will be valuable to MINDCURE as it charts a new course for the psychedelics industry with iSTRYM.
“I strongly believe that near-term revenue in psychedelics is a key differentiator and Ty is a tremendous addition to the world-class team we continue to build for that execution. He has a deep understanding of the science and application of psychology to help people, and will add tremendous value and input as we look to build iSTRYM into the leading digital therapeutics platform for psychedelic-assisted therapies in the world,” said Kelsey Ramsden, President and CEO, MINDCURE. “His expertise in psychometrics will enable us to develop a strategy for reliable and valid client assessments and to create specific items and scales for proprietary use within iSTRYM. Our goal is to build iSTRYM into the trusted source that individuals turn to for science-backed, personalized mental health support at scale.”
Additionally, the Company has entered into an agreement with the Dales Report Inc. to provide services relating to a web series for a 6-month term beginning in March 2021. The Company has agreed to pay a total of CDN$45,000 for the services to be provided during the term.
About Ty Tashiro:
Ty Tashiro received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota and has been an award-winning professor at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado. He is also a published author, social scientist and relationship expert. His first book, THE SCIENCE OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER, shows how our decision-making abilities falter when it comes to choosing mates and how insights from social science can help us make smarter decisions. InAWKWARD: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, he explains why some of the same characteristics that make people feel socially awkward can be the same traits that propel them toward extraordinary achievements.
In his professional career, Ty Tashiro also served as the Chief Science Officer at Connectidy, a platform that leveraged IBM’s Watson AI platform to improve decision-making at scale.
The Company also announces it has granted a total of 475,000 stock options to certain employees or consultants pursuant to the terms the Company’s incentive stock option plan (“Plan”). The stock options are exercisable at a price of $0.60 per share and subject to the terms of the Plan.
About Mind Cure Health (MINDCURE) Inc.
MINDCURE exists as a response to the current mental health crisis and urgent calls for effective treatments. MINDCURE believes in the need to reinvent the mental health care model for patients and practitioners to allow psychedelics to advance into common and accepted care.
MINDCURE is focused on identifying and developing pathways and products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. MINDCURE is interested in exploring diverse therapeutic areas beyond psychiatry, including digital therapeutics, neuro-supports, and psychedelics, all to improve mental health.
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Kelsey Ramsden, President & CEO
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Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by MINDCURE, including, without limitation: the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Canadian economy and MINDCURE’s business, and the extent and duration of such impact; no change to laws or regulations that negatively affect MINDCURE’s business; there will be a demand for MINDCURE’s products in the future; no unanticipated expenses or costs arise; MINDCURE will be able to continue to identify products that make them ideal candidates for providing solutions for treating mental health; that the functional mushroom industry will continue to grow; Mr. Tashiro will help MINDCURE to achieve its goals related to iSTRYM and with other potential technologies; MINDCURE will build iSTRYM into the leading digital therapeutics platform for psychedelic-assisted therapies in the world; and MINDCURE will be able to operate its business as planned. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based upon what MINDCURE believes to be reasonable assumptions, it cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.
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SOURCE Mind Cure Health Inc.