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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 7 items )  

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Nebraska Falls Short on Cancer-Fighting Public Policies
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 1 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Nebraska falls short when it comes to implementing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's How Do You Measure Up?. * * * Nebraska falls short when it comes to implementing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest  more

Former Dean of University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Dies at Age 83
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 2 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: Stephen Leeper, D.D.S., the seventh dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, died July 14. He was 83. Dr. Leeper was integral to the College of Dentistry's history of excellence. A native of Hastings, Neb., and a third generation Nebraska dentist, Dr. Leeper received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the College of Dentistry in 1959, where he graduated f  more

Former University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Faculty Member Dies at Age 75
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 2 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: Services were held Saturday, July 27, for Tom Gound, D.D.S., a past director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry's postgraduate endodontics program. Dr. Gound died on July 20. He was 75. Dr. Gound received his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 1967 and his master's degree in special studies with an endodontics specialty from Walter R  more

Nebraska Farm Bureau Issues Statement on E.U. Deal on Beef
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Aug. 2 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Steve Nelson regarding the European Union deal on beef: "President Trump's announcement that the European Union will grant increased access to the European markets for U.S. beef is great news for Nebraska beef producers. Quality beef is in high demand in the European Union, particularly in countries like Germany and Italy. Today's action will only boost opportunities for Nebraska beef producers to fill  more

Organization for Competitive Markets: Congressional Letter Urges USDA to Prioritize Producers Under Packers and Stockyards Act
LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 31 -- The Organization for Competitive Markets issued the following news release: The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) praises Senators Tester and Grassley and Congresswoman Kaptur, along with 14 of their colleagues, for sending U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Ibach a letter outlining farmers' rights that should be addressed when drafting new farmer protection rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 (P&S Act). As a result of a r  more

Preventing Chronic Disease Journal Issues 2 Research Article in August 2019 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 2 -- Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says it disseminates public health findings, innovations and practices on chronic disease prevention, published two research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Age Disparities Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Associated Rates of Hospital Use and Diabetic Complications * Strengthening Linkages Between Public Health and Health Care in Nebra  more

University of Nebraska Medical Center: Omaha Startup Company Receives $750,000 Matching Federal Grant
OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug. 1 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: Omaha Medical Technology Pipeline - a joint effort among the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Nebraska Business Development Center, Metropolitan Community College, and the Omaha Chamber of Commerce - was one of 26 organizations chosen to receive a $750,000 matching grant over three years through the U.S. Department of Commerce's i6 Challenge prog  more