Wayne State Researchers Look at Mental Health of Syrian Refugees

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Avinash Rachmale serves as the president of Lakeshore Engineering, a Detroit company he founded in 1994. Outside of work, Avinash Rachmale gives back to the community through his support of organizations like the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Recently, research from the school published the results of a six-month study on the mental health implications of dealing with civil war trauma among refugees from Syria that are now living in the United States. According to the finding, half of the adult refugees are dealing with depression and about 30 percent of them have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Perhaps even more troubling is the finding that 60 percent of children in the study showed signs of anxiety as a result of trauma. Researchers believe that this anxiety could be caused by PTSD in parents.

The refugees who were interviewed for the study had been living in the United States for two to eight weeks. About 400 individuals representing 95 families participated in the study, which involved a brief interview and collection of epidemiological, genetic, and stress data. Altogether, 90 percent of all the people invited to participate in the study agreed to take part.


Tips for Improving Entrepreneurial Motivation

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An experienced entrepreneur who has achieved success through his work with Lakeshore Engineering Services in Detroit, Avinash Rachmale has led the company since its foundation in 1994. Avinash Rachmale has needed to stay motivated to achieve his goals throughout his career. Here are some motivational tips for budding entrepreneurs.

Find what drives you. According to an infographic created by Startup Bros, an entrepreneurial advice website, the four key motivators for most entrepreneurs include 1) owning their own business, 2) joining the startup culture, 3) generating wealth, and 4) capitalizing on great ideas. The takeaway from this is that all entrepreneurs must have something that pushes them toward success and should keep this goal in mind.

Develop your knowledge of your industry, competitors, and products. Doing so creates confidence in what you do. Understanding what you already know allows you to figure out what you need to learn, leading to the creation of goals to strive toward.

Avoid overthinking by splitting your larger goals into smaller, more achievable milestones. Doing so helps you circumvent procrastination and assists in your understand of what needs to be accomplished. Further, you receive the reward of constant achievement when setting smaller goals.

Medtech Thinktank – New Student Organization at Wayne State University


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Lakeshore Engineering founder Avinash Rachmale serves as the president of the award-winning Detroit firm. Alongside his work, Avinash Rachmale supports the medical community through volunteerism and charitable giving. In particular, he contributes to the nearby Wayne State University School of Medicine to promote its innovative biomedical research.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, is known for producing many of the nation’s leaders in biomedical research. Students at the Wayne State University School of Medicine recently established Medtech Thinktank, a new force for medical innovation on campus. Medtech Thinktank founders Leedor Lieberman and Matthew Madion wanted to turn their love of questioning and knack for systems thinking into a force for creative problem solving.

Under their leadership, Medtech Thinktank asks participants to solve an open-ended problem or question. Students spend six months creating a solution to the problem. The program allows each student to apply innovative strategies to their own areas of interest. Some choose to devise solutions in policy, while others pursue a biomedical solution. Projects culminate in a design expo, where participants share their various solutions to the topical problem.

The NAACP’s Fight for Environmental and Climate Justice

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Engineering professional Avinash Rachmale presides over Lakeshore Engineering, a leading firm based in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to his professional duties, Avinash Rachmale is active with a variety of social and cultural organizations, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to promote social, economic, and political equality for Americans of all backgrounds. Its members work through the democratic process to enact positive change at the federal, state, and local levels, helping all people secure their civil rights under the law.

The NAACP is currently focusing on environmental and climate justice, among other key issues. In the United States, facilities spewing toxic output, such as coal plants and incinerators, are disproportionately likely to be located in low-income communities, or communities of color. These neighborhoods are adversely affected by pollution and climate change as a result. The NAACP is working to develop policies that will solve this inequality and advance environmental protections for underserved communities.

Benefits of Membership at the Bhartiya Temple

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Bhartiya Temple
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The founder of Lakeshore Engineering, Avinash Rachmale leads the Detroit, Michigan-based firm as president and chief executive officer. In his free time, Avinash Rachmale participates in numerous community organizations, including the Bhartiya Temple in Troy, Michigan.

Bhartiya Temple welcomes members from all walks of life, provided they have respect for the Hindu philosophy and way of life. Membership in the Bhartiya Temple comes with a number of benefits, including discounts on the temple’s classes, including yoga and language courses. Further, members enjoy reduced rates for cultural programs and events, facility rentals, and priest services.

Membership also comes with privileges to check out materials from the temple’s library, which holds more than 1,300 books, 60 children’s books, 450 videos, and 350 CDs, DVDs, and cassettes in multiple regional languages. Finally, members can engage in community service opportunities, and children of members enjoy access to youth programs, including the Basant Bahar talent show and summer camp.

Fight Against These Limiting Beliefs and Find Business Success

Avinash Rachmale
Avinash Rachmale

As founder of preeminent construction company Lakeshore Engineering Services, Inc., Chief Executive Officer and President Avinash Rachmale has led the organization since 1994 to immense success, providing jobs in Detroit, Michigan, during the city’s economic downturn, and giving back to the community through the establishment of a nonprofit organization that serves residents of the area. In recognition of his leadership, business prowess, and philanthropic endeavors, Avinash Rachmale has received numerous accolades, including the national 2009 U.S. Small Business Administration Champion Award for Entrepreneurial Success.

There are certain limiting beliefs that should be examined and discarded if one is to have a successful business. According to an article in Entrepreneur magazine number one, believing that there’s only one look and reality of success is a falsity, and can keep someone from pursuing their dreams. Success looks different for each person. For instance, money isn’t always the biggest or sole barometer of success. For some, the impact that the work makes on society and the excitement and purpose that the work gives them defines true achievement.

Secondly, believing that the entire trajectory of one’s path must be known before getting started is another limiting belief. There’s no one particular route to take in life and there’s no way of knowing how that route will play out. It’s okay to change course midstream, depending on the circumstances that arise. Just take one step at a time and make the necessary decisions as they come up. Use one’s personal mission and core values to help guide the direction.

Finally, embrace making mistakes, as the belief that mistakes are bad and to be avoided hinders success. The only way to know what works and what doesn’t work is by trying and likely failing. Look at making mistakes as a means of learning. Mistakes help to reveal how to handle various situations and also develop valuable traits necessary for growth, leadership, and accomplishment, including grace, humility, courage, and persistence.

Avinash Rachmale Honored by Small Business Administration

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Avinash Rachmale

Detroit executive Avinash Rachmale is the president and CEO of Lakeshore TolTest Corporation, a construction company experienced in airfield and infrastructure construction. Avinash Rachmale has been honored by the US Small Business Administration with a National Entrepreneurial Success Award.

Rachmale founded Lakeshore Engineering in 1994, and in 2010 the company would merge with TolTest corporation. Headquartered in an historic building in downtown Detroit, the combined company has a global reach, with some 100 employees located in Detroit and another 200 working in offices worldwide.

Lakeshore TolTest is committed to improving the city’s jobs growth as the firm has taken on an increasing volume of projects. This upward trend in employment has played a part in attracting other businesses to the area. It has also revitalized Detroit by reversing a trend of decaying neighborhoods. In support of this effort, the company created a non-profit operation to provide assistance to low-income areas such as Hamtramck, North End, and Highland Park.