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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 28 items )  

ACA Connects Calls on FCC to Reduce Further Burdens of Cable Leased Access Rules
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- ACA Connects issued the following news release: ACA Connects is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to further reduce the burdens associated with "leased access" capacity that cable operators must make available to programmers. ACA Connects urged this approach in further comments filed on July 22. "We appreciate the efforts the FCC has already made to reduce burdens associated with leased access," ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka  more

ACA Connects Issues Statement on Introduction of Modern Television Act
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 25 -- ACA Connects issued the following statement by President and CEO Matthew M. Polka regarding the introduction of the Modern Television Act by Reps. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and Anna Eshoo, D-California: "I applaud Reps. Scalise and Eshoo for introducing the Modern Television Act. It represents a serious and long-overdue attempt to address the increasing dysfunction in the television marketplace. For too long, broadcasters' greed and ability to leverage the  more

American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies: Statement of Solidarity and Support for the Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- American Baptist Churches USA's American Baptist Home Mission Societies issued the following news: American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands in continued solidarity with the Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico (IBPR), and supports their recent statement addressing the present political upheaval caused by harmful statements from Governor Ricardo Rosselio. The Baptist statement included the following observations, "As a church, we believe that the d  more

American Baptist Churches USA: New Ministers and Seminarians Meet as Part of 2019 Orientation to American Baptist Life Event
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: Over 100 seminarians and ministers new to American Baptist Churches gathered in Virginia Beach at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit for the Orientation to American Baptist Life (OTABL) program. The new ministers and seminarians represented 29 of the 33 American Baptist regions across the United States and Puerto Rico. The OTABL participants attended three pre-Biennial Mission Summit webinars   more

American Board of Internal Medicine: New Research Shows That Doctors Learn Information Differently When Preparing for Board Exams
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- American Board of Internal Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Doctors' prep for ABFM/ABIM Maintenance of Certification exams offers clues to improving patient care * * * New research by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) finds that physicians learn information differently when they prepare for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exams than they do in the normal process of staying c  more

American Journal of Education Issues 5 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, July 27 -- The American Journal of Education, a journal that says it seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological and substantive diversity of educational scholarship from the Penn State College of Education, published five research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * From a Lighthouse to a Foghorn: A School Board's Navigation toward Equity for English Learners * Mind the Gaps: Differences in How Teachers, Principals,   more

American Law Institute Elects 60 New Members
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The American Law Institute issued the following news release: The American Law Institute has elected 60 new members who will bring their expertise to ALI's work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes. "I am delighted to welcome this remarkable group of lawyers, academics, and judicial officers to the Institute," said ALI President David F. Levi. "The American Law Institute is an active institution that depends on the talen  more

American Society of Human Genetics Honors Charles Rotimi & Sarah Tishkoff With 2019 Curt Stern Award
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, July 22 -- The American Society of Human Genetics issued the following news release: The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Charles Rotimi, PhD, and Sarah Tishkoff, PhD, as the 2019 recipients of the Curt Stern Award. Dr. Rotimi is Director of the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania  more

ASTM International Awards $10,000 Scholarships to Students at UC-Irvine, Stony Brook, Purdue, McGill
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, July 25 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: ASTM International announced today that four graduate students each won $10,000 scholarships for their studies in fields where technical standards play a crucial role. This year's winners were chosen from a competitive pool of more than a dozen applicatio  more

Erie Gives Will Be Twice as Nice!
ERIE, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- Erie Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Erie Community Foundation announces its corporate sponsors providing a $295,000 prorated match pool and explains how Erie Gives 2019 is Twice as Nice! This year, donors have two options to make gifts for Erie Gives, making 2019 Twice as Nice. In addition to online giving, on Tuesday, August 13, the Foundation will now accept checks on Monday, August 12. Give by check! All checks must be: * Made ou  more

Four Geisinger Hospitals Receive American Heart Association Accreditation for Heart-Attack Care
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Four Geisinger hospitals have received accreditation by the American Heart Association as Mission: Lifeline(R) Heart Attack Receiving Centers. Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Geisinger Holy Spirit in Camp Hill, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre received the accreditation, which distinguishes centers that meet or exceed quality of  more

Full Schedule Released for 2019 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference & Expo
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issued the following news release: The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has announced the full session schedule for the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo to be held October 27 - 30 in Spokane, WA. Attendees will be able to choose from more than 300 sessions, workshops, and networking meetings and visit approximately 200 posters during the con  more

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Recognized for Safe, Cost-Effective Care
BLOOMSBURG, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital has been recognized for the safe and cost-effective care it provides to patients and the community. The 76-bed hospital was recently recognized with a Premier QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare. Top performers were selected from a field of nearly 250 hospitals across the country. Award winners achieved top scores in five categories: affordability, prevention and treatment f  more

Geisinger Distributes Stop the Bleed Kits at the University of Scranton
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: Through engagement in the national Stop the Bleed program, Geisinger trauma services has trained more than 10,000 people on how to battle blood loss. Now, The University of Scranton is the most recent recipient in Geisinger's initiative to provide more than 2,300 bleeding-control kits to first responders and residents in northeast and central Pennsylvania. Kathryn Bommer, TCRN, PHRN, is trauma education outr  more

Geisinger Doctors Named Among PA Medical Society's Top Physicians Under 40
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Two fellowship-trained trauma surgeons and two family-medicine physicians from Geisinger have earned spots on the Pennsylvania Medical Society's list of Top Physicians Under 40. Akram Alashari, M.D., Brian Frank, M.D., Kristin Simmons, M.D., and Jason R. Woloski, M.D., were recognized among 42 physicians statewide for their service and expertise. This year's field represents 19 m  more

Getty Foundation Awards Grant to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for Traveling Seminar on Contemporary Prints for New Curators
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 25 -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has received a $134,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to offer a traveling seminar on contemporary prints for early-career curators, organized by the Brodsky Center. The Getty funding is provided through The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century. This initiative's primary focus is on training and profe  more

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Makes Regional Business Data Available to All
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC issued the following news: Gathering valuable economic and demographic data for the Harrisburg region's business climate just got easier. Thanks to the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC's new partnership with LocalIntel, business data about the Harrisburg region, including customer base, competition, economic indicators, demographics and much more, is now just a few clicks away. "As the Harrisburg region's economi  more

International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Wins 2019 Toll Excellence Award for Technology Helping Traffic Flow and Travel Times
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association issued the following news release: * * * - PTC Selected for Technology Award for the Development of Web Based Application to Monitor Roadways for Early Detection and Response to Emergencies * * * The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) today announced the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (link is external) has been awarded the 2019 Toll Excellence Award for Technology for the developmen  more

Journal of Psychiatric Practice Issues 10 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- The Journal of Psychiatric Practice, a journal that it says it features advances for treating patients, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * A Call for Caution in Prescribing Gabapentin to Individuals With Concurrent Polysubstance Abuse A Case Report * Borderline Personality Features in Inpatients with Bipolar Disorder Impact on Course and Machine Learning Model Use to Predict Rapid Readmission * Commentary o  more

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Issues 7 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network published seven research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Chemotherapy With or Without Anti-EGFR Agents in Left- and Right-Sided Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: An Updated Meta-Analysis * Comparison of Cancer Burden and Nonprofit Organization Funding Reveals Disparities in Funding Across Cancer Types * Derivation and Validation of a Risk Assessment Model for Immunomodul  more

Kathleen Sharkey Selected as Team USA Flag Bearer for Lima 2019 Pan American Games
LIMA, Peru, July 25 -- The U.S. Olympic Committee issued the following news release: Field hockey athlete Kathleen Sharkey (Moosic, Pennsylvania) was selected as Team USA's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the XVIII Pan American Games, to be held July 26 in Lima, Peru, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced today. Sharkey was chosen to receive the honor by fellow Team USA members. A member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, Sharkey earned a fifth-place finish at the Olym  more

Lehigh Valley Health Network-Pocono Foundation Awards Community Grants and Scholarships
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- Lehigh Valley Health Network issued the following news release: * * * - Nearly $190,000 was awarded to community nonprofit organizations and local students pursuing health degrees during the organization's 27th Annual Grant & Scholarship Reception. * * * "Next to my wedding date, I have always considered this my second favorite day of the year," said Elizabeth Wise, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono. "The generosity of so many allows the LVHN  more

Penn State Health Announces Plans to Build Hospital in Lancaster County
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: People in one of Pennsylvania's most populous counties will soon have greater health care access and choice close to home when Penn State Health opens a new acute care hospital near PA-283 in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. The new hospital, proposed for 30 acres near the intersection of State Road and Harrisburg Pike, means residents of Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties will have enhanced access to Pen  more

Penn State Health Earns American Heart Association, American Stroke Association Honors
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute and Penn State Stroke Center have earned national recognition for their commitment to delivering a higher standard of patient care. For St. Joseph, the recognition notched a milestone. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association approved St. Joseph Medical Center for the Get With The Guidelines -- Stroke Gold Plus  more

Printing Industries of America Announces 2019 InterTech Technology Award Recipients
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The Printing Industries of America issued the following news: Ten technologies have been selected to receive a 2019 InterTech(tm) Technology Award. Many more technologies were considered this year but only those listed below were deemed to be truly innovative and are expected to have as significant impact on the graphic communications industry. An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations that highlight   more

Software Engineering Institute Reports Detail 12 Risks and 4 Best Practices When Moving to the Cloud
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute issued the following news release: This month the SEI released a pair of technical reports on security in the cloud. Overview of Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities Faced in Moving to the Cloud details 12 challenges organizations must consider when developing applications using cloud services or moving existing applications to the cloud. Cloud Security Best Practices Derived from Mission Thread Analysis pres  more

To Drive Clinical Excellence and Resources, Oncology Nursing Society Launches Center for Innovation
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The Oncology Nursing Society issued the following news: As part of its ongoing work to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) launched the ONS Center for Innovation to guide the development of new resources, projects, programs, and applications for ONS's existing products as well as the creation of new, innovative ones that meet the needs of oncology nurses--both now and in the future. "ONS has bee  more

United Steelworkers: District 1 Director Names New Assistant
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: United Steelworkers (USW) District 1 Director Donnie Blatt, who took office on July 15, this week named staff representative Teresa Hartley as the new assistant to the district director. Before becoming director on July 15, Blatt served as the assistant to his predecessor, David McCall, who last week left that post to become the USW's International Vice President (Administration). Hartley began her  more