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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday April 07, 2019 ( 30 items )  

American Association for Cancer Research Inaugurates New Leadership at 2019 Annual Meeting
ATLANTA, Georgia, April 1 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) welcomes Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, as President of the organization for 2019-2020. She was inaugurated during the Annual Business Meeting, held here on April 1, during the AACR Annual Meeting 2019. Mardis holds the Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine and is co-executive director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at  more

April Activities for NEHA Leadership
DENVER, Colorado, April 3 -- The National Environmental Health Association issued the following news release: Below is a summary of where NEHA leadership will represent the environmental health profession and engage with EH professionals during the month of April. For more details on each event, visit the NEHA Community Calendar and search by date. * Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment--Sandra Whitehead: April 1-2, Minneapolis, MN * Missouri Environmental Health Association   more

ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis Awarded
NEW YORK, April 4 -- The American Thoracic Society issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio State University Researcher is Recipient of $80,000 Grant * * * Landon W. Locke, PhD, of Ohio State University has been awarded the ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis. The $80,000 award will help fund Dr. Locke's study, "Abnormally Sustained M2-like Macrophage Polarization Drives Sarcoidosis Granulomas." Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous inflamm  more

Battelle's Common Analytical Laboratory System Reaches Major Milestone With Successful Training Event at the Aberdeen Test Center
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 3 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle is bringing its expertise to bear in a project that is one step closer to helping protect people during incidents of chemical and biological threats. The Common Analytical Laboratory System (CALS) is being developed to meet the needs of the Department of Defense's military branches. Currently, all branches have different equipment, analytical protocols and trainin  more

Berger Health System Officially Joins OhioHealth as 12th Member Hospital
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 1 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - Historic event celebrated April 1st with hospital welcoming ceremony * * * OhioHealth and Berger Health System announce today that Berger Hospital has officially become the 12th full-member hospital of Columbus-based OhioHealth. OhioHealth's newest hospital has been named OhioHealth Berger Hospital. The two parties reached an agreement to bring Berger on as a full-member hospital in January following approvals   more

Bill Nye the Science Guy to Keynote Cleveland Foundation 2019 Annual Meeting Presented by KeyBank
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 1 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release: The Cleveland Foundation today announced that engineer, comedian, author and inventor Bill Nye will deliver the Robert D. Gries Keynote Lecture at its 2019 Annual Meeting presented by KeyBank. On a mission to help foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work, Nye will be joined in conversation on stage by Shanelle L. Smith,  more

Buckeye Institute Issues Statement on Ohio's Transportation Budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by President and CEO Robert Alt after the Ohio House and Senate conference committee passed conference report on Ohio's transportation budget: "The Buckeye Institute applauds the Senate for demanding that some tax relief for working Ohioans be part of the gas tax increase, but more spending and tax cuts need to be done to relieve the burden on Ohio families--the majority of whom have demanded that any gas tax increa  more

C. Raphael Davis-Williams Joins ACLU of Ohio as Its First Director of Equity and Inclusion
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 2 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: The ACLU of Ohio welcomes C. Raphael Davis-Williams as its new Director of Equity and Inclusion. A graduate of OSU's Moritz College of Law, Davis-Williams has been a civil rights attorney in Columbus, Ohio, for nearly a decade, focusing on employment law, fair housing, and police misconduct. A former television news reporter in Texas, Alabama, and Florida, he is also a former board presiden  more

Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism Awarded Department of Defense Research Grants
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 4 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Grants to support two studies focused on sleep techniques, behavioral interventions * * * The United States Department of Defense has awarded a Cleveland Clinic Children's researcher two, four-year grants to support innovative clinical trials for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Cynthia Johnson, Ph.D., director of Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism, is principal investigator o  more

College Students to 'School' Canada Goose Retailer
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 5 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Young PETA Supporters Will Call On Geiger's to Drop Cruelly Produced Fur-and-Feather Coats * * * On Sunday, a "coyote" caught in a leg trap will lead a pack of college students in a spirited protest urging Geiger's to stop selling Canada Goose jackets. Participating students will be from Cleveland State University, Oberlin College, Bowling Green State University, Miami Universit  more

Columbus, Ohio's National Veterans Memorial and Museum Named Best Construction Project of 2018 by National Trade Association
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 2 -- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: Columbus, Ohio's National Veterans Memorial and Museum was the most significant construction project of 2018, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. As a result, the project's contractor, Turner Construction Company, received the association's Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the award for the best new building between $10 to $75 mi  more

Court Denies FirstEnergy's Attempt to Evade Environmental Responsibilities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 4 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - EDF statement from Dick Munson, Director, Midwest Clean Energy * * * The U.S. Bankruptcy Court today ruled that FirstEnergy could not use its subsidiary's bankruptcy filing to evade its environmental clean-up and remediation responsibilities. The subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions filed for bankruptcy in order to reduce its debt, but it also tried to release its parent company, FirstEnergy, of  more

DeWine's Budget Long on Vision, Short on Revenue
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 4 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: In 2017, Policy Matters launched its Budget Bite series to provide journalists, advocates, legislators and everyday Ohioans with easy to digest state budget analysis. Today, the group is releasing the first bite in this state budget cycle, focusing on Governor Mike DeWine's 2020-2021 executive budget proposal. Governor DeWine makes some exciti  more

HIMSS, Cleveland Clinic Collaborate on 10th Anniversary of Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 2 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Summit will feature talks from leaders in digital technology & healthcare, as well as insights from an improv expert, Fortune magazine editor and "the most connected man on Earth" * * * CLEVELAND and CHICAGO: In its 10th year, Cleveland Clinic's annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit is partnering with global health information thought leader HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Managemen  more

Journal of School Health Issues 7 Research Articles in May 2019 Edition
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 5 -- The Journal of School Health, a peer-reviewed journal from the American School Health Association that says it features health and well-being of school-aged youth, published seven research articles on the following topics in its May 2019 edition: * A Systematic Review of Tools Measuring Nutrition Knowledge of Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents in a School-Based Setting * Does Stress Mediate the Association Between Emotional Intelligence and Life Satisfaction During Ad  more

NACS Supports Affordable College Textbook Act
OBERLIN, Ohio, April 4 -- The National Association of College Stores issued the following news release: Proposed Federal Legislation Would Create a New Open Textbook Program and Strengthen Requirements Regarding Textbook Pricing Information The National Association of College Stores (NACS) today endorsed the Affordable College Textbook Act of 2019, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bill, which was introduced Thursday, proposes a grant program to create and expand the us  more

NGA to Assist 13 States in Strengthening Policies Against Impaired Driving
WASHINGTON, April 5 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: To address the grim and growing toll of impaired driving, the National Governors Association is working with 13 states on efforts to strengthen policy approaches needed to address driving under the influence of alcohol, opioids, other drugs and combinations of the two. The NGA technical assistance to participating states kicks off with a two-day summit in Columbus, Ohio, May 2-3, and continues with ong  more

NSBA Announces President ElizaBeth Branham and New Board Leadership
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 3 -- The National School Boards Association issued the following news release: The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announces its new president and board leadership for 2019-2020: ElizaBeth "Beth" Branham of South Carolina's Lexington School District Two, President; Charlie Wilson of Ohio's Worthington City Schools, President-elect; and Viola M. Garcia of Texas' Aldine Independent School District, Secretary-Treasurer. NSBA held the elections during its Annu  more

Ohio Catholic Classical School Sues City to Protect Civil Rights, Religious Freedom
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio, April 3 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - ADF attorneys file lawsuit challenging South Euclid ordinance that threatens school's beliefs * * * Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a small, Catholic college preparatory school filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to challenge an Ohio city's ordinance that requires the school to violate its religious beliefs in employment, admissions, and other policies or risk fines and ja  more

Ohio State University Awarded $7,000 USPOULTRY Foundation Student Recruiting Grant
TUCKER, Georgia, April 1 -- The U.S. Poultry Foundation issued the following news release: The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $7,000 student recruiting grant to the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from the Cooper Family Foundation. A portion of the funds will be used by the Animal Sciences department to recruit potential students, as well as introduce the department's curre  more

Ohio State University Awarded $7,000 USPOULTRY Foundation Student Recruiting Grant
TUCKER, Georgia, April 1 -- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association issued the following news release: The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $7,000 student recruiting grant to the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from the Cooper Family Foundation. A portion of the funds will be used by the Animal Sciences department to recruit potential students, as well as introduce the departmen  more

On the Table Grants Announced
AKRON, Ohio, April 5 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Akron Community Foundation recently approved $50,000 in grants as part of its first-ever On the Table Community Impact Awards. The grants will be distributed to 26 local nonprofits for projects that address issues discussed during last October's On the Table Greater Akron event. On the Table is a community-wide conversation that brings diverse residents together to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to  more

SHEro Campaign Honors Outstanding Women in Greater Akron
AKRON, Ohio, April 5 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation announced its annual "Who Is Your SHEro?" campaign will run through April 30, with a goal to raise $60,000 to benefit women and girls in Greater Akron. Community members are encouraged to make tribute or memorial gifts in honor of their SHEroes - the women who have made a significant impact on them as a mother, sister, friend or mentor. In turn, those h  more

Sierra Club: Leaked Bill Details Confirm Ohio Legislature Move Toward a Nuclear Energy Bailout
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5 -- The Sierra Club issued the following statement by Neil Waggoner, campaign representative of Beyond Coal Campaign: Earlier this morning, leaked details of a legislative nuclear bailout was reported by longtime energy reporter John Funk. It appears that the state legislature hopes to introduce a bill that will raise customers' monthly electric bill in order to bail out old uneconomic nuclear plants. "This bill is a farce. Not only would it force Ohioans to pay more eac  more

Study Shows How Light Therapy Might Help Premature Babies Avoid Vision Problems
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 1 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Molecular Process Controls Eye's Light-Dependent Vascular Development * * * Scientists discovered a light-dependent molecular pathway that regulates how blood vessels develop in the eye. The findings in Nature Cell Biology suggest it may be possible to use light therapy to help premature infants whose eyes are still developing avoid vision problems, according to researche  more

Successful Transmission of Next Gen TV Standard Audience Measurement Technology Completed
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 3 -- The National Association of Broadcasters issued the following news release: The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today the successful transmission of a Nielsen audience measurement watermark using the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard. The transmission is part of an ongoing collaboration preparing broadcasters and manufacturers for the transition to the "Next Gen TV" standard. The successful installation and transmission of Nielsen wat  more

The Buckeye Institute: Clarity on Ballot Issues Will Make Taxing and Spending Decisions More Transparent to Voters
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, testified today (https://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/library/docLib/2019-04-02-The-Buckeye-Institute-Clarity-on-Ballot-Issues-Will-Make-Taxing-and-Spending-Decisions-More-Transparent-to-Voters-testimony.pdf) before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee on the policies in House Bill 76 and the importance of making local tax levy questions easier for voter  more

Turner Named Farm Bureau Leadership Development Program Specialist
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 3 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Kelsey Turner of Bellevue has been named leadership development program specialist for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, as part of the organization's newly created Strategic Partnerships department. She will be working with the Young Agricultural Professionals, Youth Pathway and Ag Literacy programs, assuming some of the responsibilities of Melinda Witten, who was recently promoted to senior director, lead  more

United Arab Emirates University Selects WorldShare Management Services as Its Library Services Platform
DUBLIN, Ohio, April 2 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: In transitioning into a research-intensive institution, the United Arab Emirates University has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to bring added value to students and faculty. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more  more

Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Jung
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, April 2 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: ACerS is pleased to announce that Steve Jung has been selected for the Volunteer Spotlight program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Jung earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Missouri University of Science and Technology while studying ceramic engineering. He has spent the last nine years at Mo-Sci Corporation, n  more