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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Alibaba, Amazon and EBay Motors to Take the Stage at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association Aftermarket IP Forum on Aug. 15 in Dearborn, Mich.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 10 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: A representative of global mega-online marketplace Alibaba will join representatives from Amazon and eBay Motors to discuss online brand protection at the 2019 Aftermarket IP Forum, hosted by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and its partnering organizations. The event is sch  more

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Outstanding College Graduate
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 10 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists issued the following news release: Jessica Bachansingh, is the recipient of the 2019 AATCC Outstanding College Graduate Award. Bachansingh was selected from the nominees submitted by the AATCC student chapter faculty advisors for an outstanding graduating senior from their respective universities. She attends Florida State University (FSU) and will be graduating with a Retail Merchandis  more

Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association: Meagan Moody of ZF Receives Modern Industry EXpertise Leadership 2.0 Scholarship
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 9 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: Meagan Moody, MSIMC, AAP, regional head of communications NA and marketing communications manager for ZF Aftermarket, has been awarded the Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) scholarship for the University of the Aftermarket's 2019-2020 Leadership 2.0. MiX is a council of the Automotive Aftermarket Sup  more

Duke Health: Even in Svelte Adults, Cutting About 300 Calories Daily Protects the Heart
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 11 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers seeking a signal in metabolism or a 'magic molecule' to explain this * * * New data from a two-year Duke Health trial suggests when it comes to cutting your risk for killer ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, there's always room for improvement. In adults already at a healthy weight or carrying just a few extra pounds, cutting around 300 calories a day significantly improved alread  more

Duke Health: Shingles Vaccine Safely Prevents Outbreaks Among Stem Cell Transplant Patients
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 10 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: * * * - The study could offer hope to others with severely compromised immune systems * * * A newer form of shingles vaccine reduced outbreaks of the painful rash among patients who were transplanted with their own stem cells, according to a study led by a Duke Health researcher and published July 9 in JAMA. The vaccine appears to offer protection from one of the most common and painful side effects of cell t  more

Emil Kang Joins the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as Program Director for Arts and Cultural Heritage
NEW YORK, July 9 -- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation issued the following news release: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced the appointment of Emil Kang as Program Director for Arts and Cultural Heritage. In this role, Kang will lead the Foundation's grantmaking program that seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and art conservation practices while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for the arts. Kang will be joining Mellon from the University of No  more

Environmental Working Group: Retired Marine Jerry Ensminger Calls on House to Designate PFAS as 'Hazardous Substances'
WASHINGTON, July 12 -- The Environmental Working Group issued the following news release: Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, who was stationed for many years at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, lost his daughter Janey, in 1985, at the age of nine from leukemia after she was exposed to toxic chemicals while living on base. Since then, Ensminger has been an outspoken critic of the federal government's slow response to drinking water sources contaminated by indust  more

International Casual Furnishings Association Honors Family Business Leaders
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, July 8 -- The American Home Furnishings Alliance issued the following news release: The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) announces Gwen and Jack Raseman and Allen E. Gant Jr., are the recipients of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards. "Family businesses are the heart of the casual home furnishings industry," said ICFA Executive Director Jackie Hirschhaut. "ICFA's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients exemplify the resilience, integrity and u  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association President Bill Long Will Speak in Mexico City About Auto Trade Challenges
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 9 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) President and CEO Bill Long is in Mexico City this week to speak at an annual meeting held by Industria Nacional de Autopartes, A.C., an automotive and auto part manufacturer advocacy group in Mexico. The 17th Annual International Automotive Congress (CIIAM), held July 9-10 at the Citi Banamex Convention Ce  more

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation Receives Grant to Support Vision to Learn
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 12 -- Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation issued the following news release: Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation has received a $200,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to support Vision To Learn, a national nonprofit organization that operates mobile vision clinics to provide free screenings, eye exams and glasses to economically disadvantaged students. The foundation serves as fiduciary agent for the grant, which provides $40,000  more

Pope Foundation Welcomes Newest John Blundell Fellow Branson Inscore
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 12 -- The John William Pope Foundation issued the following news release: In May, the John William Pope Foundation welcomed 2019-2020 John Blundell Fellow Branson Inscore to our staff. A recent college graduate and native of Iredell County, Inscore will be with us for one year working as a program assistant, exploring options for future employment or graduate study, and completing a special project. The John Blundell Fellowship was established in 2015 for recent gr  more

RTI International CIO Teena W. Piccione Selected for '2019 Women Worth Watching' Award
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 10 -- RTI International issued the following news release: RTI International, a non-profit research institute, announced today that Teena W. Piccione, chief information officer, is a woman worth watching. Piccione is one of the winners of the "Women Worth Watching(R)" Award, an annual recognition sponsored by the Profiles in Diversity Journal. This publication identifies, promotes and supports women in leadership and the organizations that employ the  more

RTI International: Medicare Part D Plans Have Removed Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Medications
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 9 -- RTI International issued the following news release: Opioid death rates continue to rise, having reached 48,000 in 2017. Opioid use disorder medications can cut a patient's risk of death in half. Requiring individuals to obtain health plan approval before being able to fill a prescription for these live-saving medications can create unnecessary barriers to accessing care. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that   more

RTI International: New Study Projects Treatments Needed to Eliminate Hepatitis C Infection in U.S. Regions
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 10 -- RTI International issued the following news release: RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. AND UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, UK -- A new study models the impact of increased treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs. The study finds that an increase of clean injecting equipment provided through syringe service programs, provision of medication assisted treatment (MAT), and antiviral treatment for hepatitis C among people who   more

School Nutrition Association to Introduce New Board Members at Annual National Conference
ARLINGTON, Virginia, July 10 -- The School Nutrition Association issued the following news release: On Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at School Nutrition Association's (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC) in St. Louis, the Association will welcome several newly elected members to the Board of Directors. These individuals will serve under the leadership of Gay Anderson, SNS, who is filling the 2019-20 SNA President vacancy following a vote by the Delegate Assembly. Reginald Ross, SNS, State Agency Op  more

Southern Environmental Law Center: N.C. Takes Step to Remove 'Swamp Waters' Classification From Lower Cape Fear River
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, July 12 -- The Southern Environmental Law Center issued the following news release: North Carolina's Environmental Management Commission today granted a petition from environmental groups to remove the "swamp waters" classification from 15 miles of the Lower Cape Fear flowing past Wilmington. The commission also directed the Division of Water Resources to develop a new management strategy for the Lower Cape Fear River. Waterkeeper Alliance and Cape Fear River Watch  more

Wake Forest Baptist Opens New Weekend Urgent Care
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, July 9 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: From sprains and strains to ear infections and fevers, there is now another choice for urgent care on the weekends. Wake Forest Baptist Health's Urgent Care - Piedmont Plaza I, located at 1920 W. First St. in Winston-Salem, treats anyone from newborns to adults and is now open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. "We are pleased to be able to better serve those in o  more

Waterkeeper Alliance: N.C. Takes Step to Remove 'Swamp Waters' Classification From Lower Cape Fear River
NEW YORK, July 11 -- The Waterkeeper Alliance issued the following news release: North Carolina's Environmental Management Commission today granted a petition from environmental groups to remove the "swamp waters" classification from 15 miles of the Lower Cape Fear flowing past Wilmington. The commission also directed the Division of Water Resources to develop a new management strategy for the Lower Cape Fear River. Waterkeeper Alliance and Cape Fear River Watch, represented by the Southern En  more

Wyman Selected by American Association of Textile Chemists Board as Executive VP
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, July 9 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists issued the following news release: The Board of Directors for the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists announced today that Brian Francois, Executive Vice President for AATCC has decided to pursue another opportunity and will depart his current role effective July 26, 2019. The Board of Directors has voted to promote Diana Wyman to the role of Executive Vice President  more