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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Tuesday January 09, 2018 ( 8 items )  

APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Announce 2018 Election Slate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The American Pharmacists Association issued the following news release: The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) and Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) announced the following election slate for the 2018 APhA Elections: APhA-APPM Executive Committee Member-at-Large: Pair One: Patricia H. Fabel, PharmD, BCPS, of Columbia, SC was born and raised on the cost of Maine. She received her PharmD  more

Blue Ridge Group Report: Health Leaders Have Moral Imperative to Address Clinician Burnout
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 8 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: A new report by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group (BRAHG) examines and recommends responses to the growing epidemic of clinician burnout, which affects not just doctors but also nurses and other health professionals. This phenomenon is becoming a crisis in health care delivery, with staggering costs in lost productivity, risks to mental and physical health, eroding quality and sa  more

Commentary Suggests Public Health Implications From Seven Banned Words
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 8 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Banning seven words from official U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget documents may have at least seven serious consequences, according to a recent commentary by public health researchers from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. The commentary, titled, "Seven Deadly Sins Resulting from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Seven Fo  more

Emory University's Candler School of Theology: Remembering Gene Tucker
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 8 -- Emory University's Candler School of Theology issued the following news release: Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Gene M. Tucker died on January 4, 2018 at the age of 82. E. Brooks Holifield, Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of American Church History, offers this remembrance. Gene M. Tucker (January 8, 1935-January 4, 2018) taught Old Testament at Candler School of Theology from the fall of 1970 until his retirement in the spring of 1995. By that time h  more

MGA Early Childhood Major Teaches in Haiti
COCHRAN, Georgia, Jan. 8 -- Middle Georgia State College issued the following news release: Heather Sumner, a senior majoring in Education at Middle Georgia State University, got more than she bargained for late last year when she, along with recent MGA grad Meagan Pittman, and a few others visited friends in Gonaives, Haiti. And she couldn't be happier about it. Because Sumner and Pittman have teaching backgrounds, one of the friends who lives in Haiti emailed a school principal he knows and  more

North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas Lead US in Share of University Research Supported by Industry; New ITIF Report Urges Greater Collaboration to Spur Tech-Based Economic Activity
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation issued the following news release: With federal funding for university research possibly on the chopping block, industry funding is an increasingly important driver of U.S. academic discovery and industrial innovation. But a new analysis by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) finds there are wide disparities among states in the share of their university research funding that comes from industry.   more

Study Shows Link Between Regular Attendance at Religious Services and Health and Longevity
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 8 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Researchers from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health have published a paper in PLOS ONE that links regular attendance at religious services with improved health and lowered mortality. Ellen L. Idler, PhD, joint-appointed professor in Epidemiology at Rollins and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology, is lead author on the paper. Rollins faculty Carol Hogue, PhD, Jules and  more

Woodruff Foundation Makes Groundbreaking Gift
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 8 -- Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute issued the following news release: The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million to find new cures for disease, develop innovative patient care models and improve lives while enhancing the health of individuals in need. The transformational gift, the largest ever received by Emory University, will change the lives of patients and their families. Through a new Winship Cancer Institute Tower in Midtown and a ne  more