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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 21 items )  

AFT: Kean University Should Quit Costly Legal Attacks and Fix Failing Department
UNION, New Jersey, Aug. 8 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: Kean Federation of Teachers President James Castiglione, AFT New Jersey President Donna M. Chiera and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statements after embattled Kean University President Dawood Farahi threatened to sue evaluators that de-accredited his master's program in public affairs: The KFT's Castiglione said: "Instead of wasting money on lega  more

American Hospital Association Names New Trustees to the Board
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected seven new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances. Incoming members of the AHA Board of Trustees include: Michael Charlton, president and CEO of ICON Ho  more

American Journal of Hematology Issues 10 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Aug. 9 -- The American Journal of Hematology, a journal that says it provides coverage of experimental and clinical features of blood diseases in humans and in animal models of human disease, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Aggressive T-cell lymphomas: 2019 updates on diagnosis, risk stratification, and management * Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from unrelated donors is associated with higher infecti  more

Anticancer Research Journal Issues 85 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
HIGHLANDS, New Jersey, Aug. 7 -- Anticancer Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features experimental and clinical oncology from the International Institute of Anticancer Research, published 85 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * 5-Aza-2-deoxycytidine Enhances the Sensitivity of 5-Fluorouracil by Demethylation of the Thymidine Phosphorylase Promoter * Abbreviated Protocols versus Multiparametric MRI for Assessment of Extraprostatic Extens  more

Cancer Action Network Issues Statement on New Jersey Gov. Murphy for Enacting Palliative Care Law
TRENTON, New Jersey, Aug. 9 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following statement by New Jersey Government Relations Director Samantha DeAlmeida: Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill into law that establishes a state advisory council on palliative care and quality of life. Additionally, the law requires the creation of a palliative care access initiative to make information about accessing palliative care in New Jersey more readily available. The ultimate goal is  more

Commission for Case Manager Certification Calls for Comments on Revised Code of Conduct for Certified Disability Management Specialists
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- The Commission for Case Manager Certification issued the following news release: The Commission for Case Manager Certification(R) (the Commission), which oversees certification for more than 46,000 board-certified case managers and nearly 2,500 disability management specialists nationwide, is seeking input from certified disability management specialists (CDMS) and other interested parties on its revised CDMS(R) Code of Professional Conduct (the Code). The de  more

Environmental Defense Fund: New Jersey Gas Utilities Embrace New Technology to Cut Greenhouse Emissions
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 7 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Elizabethtown Gas agreement sets benchmark as Gov. Murphy shapes Energy Master Plan requiring advanced leak detection * * * New Jersey's Elizabethtown Gas is deploying technology originally pioneered by the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Google Earth Outreach to reduce greenhouse emissions and enhance the safety of their underground pipeline network. The company will map a  more

Environmental Justice Groups Demand Significant Improvements to New Jersey's Draft Energy Master Plan
NEWARK, New Jersey, Aug. 8 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Members of the Environmental Justice (EJ) community, community leaders, youth, supportive elected officials and progressive advocates called on the Murphy Administration to make major strengthening changes to NJ's Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan (EMP). They spoke at a press conference held immediately before North Jersey's only public hearing of the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU), and subsequently testified at  more

IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Issues 20 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, a journal that says it emphasizes on transistor-level design of integrated circuits from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, published 20 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * A 12-b 1-GS/s 31.5-mW Time-Interleaved SAR ADC With Analog HPF-Assisted Skew Calibration and Randomly Sampling Reference ADC * A 25-Gb/s, 2.1-pJ/bit, Fully Integrated Optical Receiver With  more

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Aug. 6 -- IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, a journal that says it features theory, design and application of fuzzy systems from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, published 14 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * A Multiview and Multiexemplar Fuzzy Clustering Approach: Theoretical Analysis and Experimental Studies * A Self-Evolving Fuzzy System Which Learns Dynamic Threshold Parameter by Itself * Adaptive Fractio  more

Internet Association Issues Statement on Chairman Pallone Walden's Letter to Office of Trade Representative
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Internet Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Michael Beckerman on the letter to the Office of the Trade Representative sent by Chairman Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, and Ranking Member Greg Walden, R-Oregon: "USMCA's digital chapter - including its intermediary liability provisions - represent a victory for the entire American economy. "The intermediary liability provisions in USMCA would help businesses of all sizes and in every industry gr  more

Journal of Applied Toxicology Issues 14 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Aug. 10 -- The Journal of Applied Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it publishes articles on mechanistic, fundamental and applied research on toxicity of drugs and chemicals at the molecular, cellular, tissue, target organ and whole body level, published 14 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * A novel screening method for transition metal-based anticancer compounds using zebrafish embryo-larval assay and inductively co  more

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Voices Support for HOT CARS Act
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Aug. 6 -- The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: * * * - Bill would require new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system * * * The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) commends legislators in both Houses of Congress on their efforts to prevent children from dying in hot cars. A record 52 children suffered tragic heatstroke deaths in motor vehicles last year and 24 have already   more

Margie Heller, Named Vice President of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas Health
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: Margie Heller has recently been named Vice President of Community Health and Strategic Global Partnerships at RWJBarnabas Health. Most recently, Margie was System Administrator of Global Health at RWJBarnabas Health and Administrative Director of Community Health and Outreach at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Over the past few years, her focus has expanded beyond local and regional community health outreac  more

Music Business Association Announces Leadership Transition With Dr. Portia Sabin To Lead Trade Group
MARLTON, New Jersey, Aug. 8 -- The Music Business Association (formerly the National Association of Recording Merchandisers) issued the following news release: The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that longtime President James Donio will be succeeded in this role by Dr. Portia Sabin, who will assume day-to-day operations of the Association beginning September 3. Donio will remain in an advisory role. "We are extremely grateful to Jim for his more than three decades of commi  more

N.J. Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Issues Statement on Mass Shootings
MERCERVILLE, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- The New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies issued the following statement by President and CEO Debra L. Wentz: "In the aftermath of the heartbreaking tragedies that occurred over the weekend in Dayton and El Paso, there has been a great deal of misinformation about mental health and its role in connection to violent acts in the media. After violent events, the media will often speculate on the perpetrator's mental state and make assump  more

NAFA Partners on Fleet LatAm Conference: Regional Insight for Global Fleet Professionals
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Aug. 6 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: The first-ever Fleet LatAm Conference will be coming to Latin America soon, and NAFA is an Association Partner of the event! Fleet LatAm, presented by Nexus Communication (the publisher of Fleet LatAm magazine), is a two-day event for regional and international vehicle fleet decision-makers, followed by a one-day training session for fleet managers with multi-country responsibilities. NAFA  more

Phil Russo Leaves NAFA After 14 Years
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: Phillip E. Russo, CAE, NAFA's Chief Executive Officer, has left the association after more than 14 years at its helm. "I have loved my time with NAFA," Russo said. "I've made many great friends and have so many great memories." Russo, who led NAFA since 2005 as its Executive Director and CEO, had an employment contract that was set to expire at the end of this year. Russo and the NAFA Boa  more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issues Statement on Nondiscrimination in Health, Health Education Programs
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Aug. 7 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following statement President and CEO Richard Besser on the nondiscrimination in health and health education programs or activities proposed rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services: RWJF is the nation's largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health and health care in the United States. Since 1972, we have worked with public and private-sector partners to advance the science of disease prevent  more

U.S. Golf Association Changes Exemption Category for Reigning U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women's Amateur Champions
LIBERTY CORNER, New Jersey, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: The USGA announced Monday that moving forward, the reigning U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women's Amateur champions will be afforded the opportunity to utilize their exemptions in the following year's U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open as an amateur or professional. Previously, the reigning winners of the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women's Amateur received an exemption into the following U.S. Open and U.S. Women  more

With Record-Breaking Submissions, American National Standards Institute Announces Winners of 2019 Student Paper Competition
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Papers reflected the theme: "How Do Standards Help Mitigate Disaster?" * * * The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, and its Committee on Education (CoE) are pleased to announce that Sam Cohen of Missouri State University, is the first-place winner of the annual ANSI student paper competition. Scott Brody of Rowan Univers  more