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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Andrew Goodman Foundation Issues Statement on Court Decision on Tennessee's Voter Suppression Law
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Sept. 13 -- The Andrew Goodman Foundation issued the following statement on District Court Judge Aleta A. Trauger's decision to grant a preliminary injunction against Tennessee's voter suppression law: "We commend U.S. District Court Judge Aleta A. Trauger on the just decision to halt the implementation of this deceptive and unconstitutional law. It is a blatant attempt to use the law to threaten, intimidate, and bully organizations that are engaged in registering voters wi  more

Annals of Neurology Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
MT. LAUREL, New Jersey, Sept. 15 -- Annals of Neurology, a journal from the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society that says it publishes the mechanisms and treatment of diseases of the human nervous system, published 14 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * A Trial of Sertraline or Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression in Epilepsy * Amylin as a potential link between type 2 diabetes and alzheimer disease * Amyloid ima  more

Anticancer Research Journal Issues 81 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
HIGHLANDS, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- Anticancer Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features experimental and clinical oncology from the International Institute of Anticancer Research, published 81 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * A Randomized Phase III Trial on the Role of Esophagectomy in Complete Responders to Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESOPRESSO) * Accelerated Middle Half Body Radiothera  more

Center for American Women & Politics: In the Murphy Era, Some Progress With Women's Representation on New Jersey Boards and Commissions
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Sept. 18 -- The Center for American Women & Politics issued the following news release: Since Phil Murphy assumed the governorship in 2018 there has been a modest improvement in women's representation on select New Jersey boards and commissions, according to an analysis from the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Prior to Governor Murphy's inauguration in January 2018, women held 18% of positions  more

CentraState Named to 2019 Most Wired (R) List
FREEHOLD, New Jersey, Sept. 20 -- CentraState Healthcare System issued the following news: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that CentraState Healthcare System has earned the 2019 CHIME (R) Healthcare's Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve he  more

Clean Water Action Applauds the Local Students Leading Global Climate Strike in NJ
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey, Sept. 20 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Clean Water Action supports the millions of students around the globe, including the many here in New Jersey, who are walking out of school today to demand that world leaders take action to address the climate crisis. Three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York, local students and their allies are joining the Global Climate Strike to push for the political will for transformative actions to halt cl  more

Englewood Hospital Achieves Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, Named 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Delivery Four Years in a Row
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Sept. 17 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: For the fourth consecutive year, Englewood Hospital has received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award--among the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in labor and delivery--and has been recognized as a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians an  more

Environment New Jersey: Pinkin, Karabinchak Celebrate National Drive Electric Week With Electric Car Show of Future
EDISON, New Jersey, Sept. 18 -- Environment New Jersey issued the following news release: * * * - Supporters rally for electric vehicle infrastructure and accessibility in New Jersey * * * Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak joined with Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center and Jersey Renews to take electric cars -- and the promise of a zero carbon transportation future for New Jersey -- for a test drive during National Drive Electric Week. Edison Councilm  more

EVENT Oct. 7-8, 2019: Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Schedules European Leadership Summit
FAIRFIELD, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association will host a European Leadership Summit at the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel, France, Oct. 7-8: Keynotes: * Acting for gender equality Speaker: Sandra Silvestri, SVP, Head of Global Medical Affairs, China & Emerging Markets and Global Gender Balance Lead, Sanofi * From veil to boardroom: one woman's leadership journey Speaker: Shideh Bina, Founding Partner, Insigniam * Time to accelerate for gender parity!   more

Families USA Issues Statement on Introduced Prescription Drug Bill
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- Families USA issued the following statement by Executive Director Frederick Isasi regarding the prescription drug bill advanced by Reps. Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, and Bobby Scott, D-Virginia: "Under Speaker Nancy Pelosi's leadership, House Democrats have taken a significant step to combat expensive prescription drug prices and address a problem that has been wreaking havoc on families' physical and financial health. For far too long, ri  more

Flavor Giant Robertet S.A. Bans Animal Tests in Sweet Decision After PETA Appeal
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Global Ingredient Supplier Joins Dozens of Food and Beverage Giants in Adopting Sweeping Policy Against Animal Experiments * * * Following communications with PETA, Robertet S.A.--the ninth largest flavor and fragrance company in the world--has instituted a new policy banning all experiments on animals unless required by law. The company previously participated in a joint e  more

IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics Issues 11 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, says that it covers novel experimental or theoretical results in the field of science and technology of quantum electronics, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * A Traveling-Wave Model for a Pulse-Pumped Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillator in a Long Ring Cavity * Challenges in the Path Toward a Scalable Silico  more

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Journal Issues 17 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, a journal from the IEEE Computer Society, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * 3D-Aided Dual-Agent GANs for Unconstrained Face Recognition * Denoising Prior Driven Deep Neural Network for Image Restoration * Dominant Sets for "Constrained" Image Segmentation * Generalizable Data-Free Objective for Crafting Universal Adversarial Perturbations *   more

Institute for Advanced Study Renews Appointment of David Lang as Artist-in-Residence for Three-Year Term
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 17 -- The Institute for Advanced Study issued the following news release: * * * - 2019-20 Edward T. Cone Concert Series Performers Announced * * * The Institute for Advanced Study announces a new term of residency for Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. His second term as Artist-in-Residence will proceed through June 2022, during which time he will seek to understand the parallels that exist between creators and observers in various contexts of exceptiona  more

New Jersey School Boards Association: Districts Seek Voter Approval for $189.9 Million in Construction Spending
TRENTON, New Jersey, Sept. 20 -- The New Jersey School Boards Association issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Sept. 24, voters in nine school districts will act on spending proposals totaling nearly $189.9 million. The Carteret Board of Education in Middlesex County will be asking voters to fund construction of a new junior high school. In Rutherford, Bergen County, the conversion of gymnasiums to classrooms and laboratories is on the ballot. Most of the other requests concern proje  more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issues Statement on Revision of Categorical Eligibility in SNAP
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 20 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following statement by President and CEO Richard Besser o Agriculture Department's notice of proposed rule making on a revision of categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 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 pr  more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Leading Health Organizations Support First-Ever Consensus Recommendations to Encourage Young Children's Consumption of Healthy Drinks
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 18 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association recommend breast milk, infant formula, water and plain milk. * * * Leading medical and nutrition organizations recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk as part of a new set of comprehensive beverage recommendations for child  more

RWJBarnabas Health and St. Luke's University Health Network Sign Agreement for Clinical Affiliation
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Sept. 19 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: RWJBarnabas Health in New Jersey and St. Luke's University Health Network, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, are pleased to announce a clinical affiliation agreement. RWJBH and St. Luke's have signed a three-year joint, renewable agreement to provide patients primarily in northwest New Jersey greater access to the high-quality clinical services, expertise, experience and resources of both of these two award-wi  more

RWJBarnabas Health: Preventing Burns During the Holidays
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Sept. 16 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: The upcoming Jewish holidays are a particular time of high risks for burns and house fires. The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey's only burn center, wants to make sure everyone stays safe during the upcoming holidays. "The holidays always present a high risk for burns due to house fires as well as individuals who are burned while cooking and preparing hot food. Simple precautions can pr  more

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Recognized by CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired 7 Years in a Row
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Sept. 19 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced, today, that Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired Performance Excellence Award. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinica  more

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform: New Jersey's Lawsuit Climate Ranked Among Nation's Worst
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform issued the following news release: New Jersey's lawsuit climate ranks 43rd out of 50 in a new national survey released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). This ranking is the lowest ever for the Garden State since the survey's inception in 2002. The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, conducted by renowned polling firm The Harris Poll on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform  more

United Soccer Coaches: Eight Honored as College Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 17 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: Eight student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, as well as two representatives from the junior college ranks, have received Player of the Week honors from United Soccer Coaches, the association announced on Tuesday. NCAA Division I Men: Shane Lanson (SMU) NCAA Division I Women: Anna Podojil (Arkansas) NCAA Division II Men: Alejandro Chavarria (Mississippi College) NCAA Division II Women: Cecili  more