Thursday - August 24, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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Drs. Mehmet Altan, Valsamo Anagnostou, and Zofia Piotrowska Receive 2017 LUNGevity Career Development Awards
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The LUNGevity Foundation issued the following news release:

LUNGevity Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2017 Career Development Awards (CDA) for lung cancer research. These coveted awards fund critical lung cancer research projects and offer the recipients world-class mentorship by LUNGevity's prestigious Scientific Advisory Board.

"LUNGevity created the CDAs to identify outstanding scientists early in their careers and encourage their continued development in the field of lung cancer research to grow a strong pipeline of dedicated lung cancer researchers," ... Show Full Article

New USFS Chief Strong Leader for the Nation's Forests
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The American Forest Foundation issued the following news release:

Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Tony Tooke. Tooke previously served as Regional Forester in the Forest Service's Southern Region.

In regards to this announcement, Tom Martin, President and CEO of the American Forest Foundation released the following statement:

"Tony is a great choice to lead the Forest Service. Our forests face unprecedented challenges from wildfire, insects and disease, and need the kind of leadership Tony can bring. With ... Show Full Article

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Responds to Child Poverty Action Group Report
YORK, United Kingdom, Aug. 21 -- The Joseph Rowntree Foundation issued the following statement by Head of Policy Katie Schmuecker:

"Today's report reveals the pressures faced by families on low incomes. Rising inflation, combined with a 0.5% fall in real earnings and a freeze on working age benefits, means that tough times are set to get even tougher.

"The Budget later this year will be a key test of the government's commitment to helping families who are just managing, and those who are barely managing at all.

"By ending the freeze on working age benefits and reversing the two child limit on ... Show Full Article

Community Fund Awards Grants for 2017
SCHROON LAKE, N.Y., Aug. 21 -- The Adirondack Foundation issued the following news release:

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region (CFGMR) has awarded grants totaling $15,020 to 19 organizations.

This year's grant recipients will be honored at a ceremony at Seagle Music Colony at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

"Our grants this year reflect the diverse needs of the region's communities," said Mindy Preuniger, chair of CFGMR's Advisory Committee. "From support for families in need and veterans to the arts, recreation, community infrastructure, and more, the community fund is truly working to ... Show Full Article

2017 Salzburg Trilogue: Actively Managing Globalization
GUTERSLOH, Germany, Aug. 21 -- The Bertelsmann Foundation issued the following news release:

The 2017 Salzburg Trilogue, sponsored organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, dealt with the complex phenomena presented by globalization. The topic of the conference was "A Closer Look at Globalization - The Positive and Negative Facets of a Complex Phenomenon." The debate focused not only on international trade and manufacturing, but also on the free exchange of ideas and knowledge, the reciprocal influences of cultures and traditions, as well as international migration.

The 29 participants from 15 countries ... Show Full Article

New State-Level Jobs Report Shows Texas Job Creation Continues to Lead Nation
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following statement by Economist Vance Ginn on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state-level labor market information for July 2017:

"July was another strong month of job creation in the Lone Star State. With 19,600 net nonfarm jobs created in Texas last month, the total of 293,400 net new jobs in the last twelve months tops every other state.

"This increases the remarkable pace of positive job creation to 78 of the last 82 months, contributing to an unemployment rate that's been at or below 5 percent for 37 straight ... Show Full Article

JDRF, IBM Collaborate to Research Risk Factors for Type 1 Diabetes in Children
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 -- JDRF, charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release:

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, today announced a new collaboration to develop and apply machine learning methods to analyze years of global T1D research data and identify factors leading to the onset of T1D in children.

T1D affects approximately 1.25 million Americans, and it currently does not have a cure. This research collaboration is expected to create an entry point for T1D in the ... Show Full Article