Sunday - September 20, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 85 items )  

50 Libraries Selected to Host Traveling Exhibition From ALA and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced 50 libraries that will host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans' responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The touring library exhibition -- based on the special exhibition of the   more

AADE Announces Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice in Honor of Late AADE President
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Association of Diabetes Educators issued the following news release: Donna Tomky was a driving force at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for the last 3 decades and was critical in paving the way for the widely recognized AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors. She served as a model for others striving to advance the specialty and before her passing, worked with AADE to setup an award for nurse practitioners working as leaders in diabetes care   more

AAMA and World Vision Partner to Provide Backpacks, School Supplies to Title I School in Austin, TX
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2019 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Austin, TX. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event. After writing and including notes of encouragement for the current academic year, volun  more

ACLU of Illinois Issues Statement on Children Health Care System
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following statement by Heidi Dalenberg, director of the institutional reform project, in response to the Department of Children and Family Service's delay moving thousands of children to new managed health care system: "We welcome the decision by DCFS to delay the process of forcing the children under their care - our clients - into managed health care. "But make no mistake, the announcement of February as  more

Adrian Dominican Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP, Celebrates a Century of Life
ADRIAN, Michigan, Oct. 2 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates, family members and friends, gathered September 27, 2019 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Sister Marie Bride Walsh, OP. This year also marks Sister Marie Bride's 80-year Jubilee. The celebration began with Mass in St. Catherine Chapel. Sister Joanne Peters, OP, Co-Chapter Prioress of Holy Rosary Mission Chapter at the Motherhouse, welcomed Sisters, three generations of Sist  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Guidelines on Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder With Latest Research
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its guidelines for treating children with Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder for the first time since 2011, changing some criteria for diagnosis, updating current medications and emphasizing the need to rule out other causes of symptoms. The "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attentio  more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association: Safety Trainer Richard Hawk Offers Five Ways to Energize On-Site Safety Trainings
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: As the keynote speaker at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference, safety expert Richard Hawk presented "The Future of Safety in Manufacturing Plants: A Hawk-Eye View of What's on the Safety and Health Horizon." Hawk, who has more than 35 years of experience in the health and safety field, offered tips for how to energize on-site safety tra  more

American Bar Association Asks Nevada Supreme Court to Reject Death Penalty for Defendants With Severe Mental Illness
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief late Thursday with the Nevada Supreme Court, urging the justices to rule that persons suffering from severe mental illness should not be sentenced to death under the state or U.S. constitutions. The Nevada Supreme Court previously upheld the conviction of Siaosi Vanisi for the brutal murder of a Reno police officer. However, it sent the case back to a   more

American Board of Medical Specialties Names Chief Financial Officer
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The American Board of Medical Specialties issued the following news release: * * * - Former Executive with Easter Seals, Oprah Winfrey Foundation, and Kraft Joins Not-for-Profit that Oversees US Physician Certification * * * The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading organization that oversees the standards for physician board certification in the United States, has named Julie Hubbard its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Hubbard w  more

American Library Association: Demystifying Online Instruction
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The design of information literacy instruction and the building of it are two distinct skillsets and processes; yet all too often everything gets mashed together, creating needless confusion and stress. In "Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Process, and Tools," published by ALA Editions, instructional designer Dominique Turnbow and instructional technologist Amanda Roth suggest a  more

American Library Association: Longlist for 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Announced
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: A total of 49 books (24 fiction, 25 nonfiction) has been selected for the longlist for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is now available on the awards' website. The six-title shortlist--three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals--will be chosen from longlist titles and announced on November 4, 2019. The two medal winners will be announced by 20  more

American Medical Women's Association Medical Student Member, Kamyr Rios-Santos, Wins Prestigious Diana Award
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Medical Women's Association issued the following news: AMWA member Kamyr Rios-Santos, a second-year medical student, was honored last July with The Diana Award. The Diana Award is a youth charity established in memory of Princess Diana and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. The charity is supported by The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. This year was the 20th anniversary. Receiving The Diana Award is life-cha  more

American Medical Women's Association-PATH Attends Hill Briefing on Human Trafficking
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The American Medical Women's Association issued the following news: Dr. Kanani Titchen (FAMWA, FAAP) and 2d Lt Kristina Borham, fourth-year medical student, of AMWA-PATH joined approximately two dozen health care professionals and advocates at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. for a briefing and discussion at the Hill's "Human Trafficking: Increasing Health Care Provider Awareness." Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall (R-Kan), U.S. DHHS Senior Advisor on Hu  more

American Osteopathic Association: Researchers Find Shorter Sleep Periods Associated With Obesity in African Americans
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Osteopathic Association issued the following news release: Research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found an association between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans. Although some populations are more susceptible to becoming overweight or obese, prior studies have not focused on minorities, the authors wrote. This study examined associations between the participants' body mass index (BMI) and their reported amoun  more

American Planning Association Foundation Grants Six Scholarships
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The American Planning Association issued the following news release: The American Planning Association Foundation has awarded a total of $25,000 in scholarships to six university students studying to pursue a career in planning. The goal of the scholarships is to make planning more accessible to individuals with limited means and to attract the best, most talented individuals to the profession. Each of this year's scholarship recipients has demonstrated a commitmen  more

American Society of Safety Engineers: New Emerging Professional Award Aims to Boost Safety Careers
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has created a new opportunity for emerging occupational safety and health professionals to advance their careers while getting involved in the world's oldest professional safety organization. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Emerging Professional Award, which will recognize five next-generation safety leaders and place th  more

American Society of Safety Professionals Adding Virtual Participants to Classroom Safety Training
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: There are many reasons why the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is considered a leader in occupational safety and health education. Here's a new one: ASSP is taking live classroom training and adding virtual participants via two-way video projection, meaning that a safety professional from their home or office can get all the benefits of face-to-face instruction without t  more

American Society of Safety Professionals Adding Virtual Participants to Classroom Safety Training
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the following news release: There are many reasons why the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is considered a leader in occupational safety and health education. Here's a new one: ASSP is taking live classroom training and adding virtual participants via two-way video projection, meaning that a safety professional from their home or office can get all the benefits of face-to-face instruction witho  more

American Society of Safety Professionals: New Emerging Professional Award Aims to Boost Safety Careers
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the following news release: The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has created a new opportunity for emerging occupational safety and health professionals to advance their careers while getting involved in the world's oldest professional safety organization. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Emerging Professional Award, which will recognize five next-generation safety leaders and plac  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Placenta Pathology May Clarify Racial Disparities in Preemie Health Outcomes
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Chronic inflammation more often found in placenta from African-American preterm births, which tend to have worse outcomes * * * African-American infants are twice as likely to die in the first year of life than white infants, for reasons that are complex and not well understood. Results from a recent study suggest that specific abnormalities in the placenta from African-Ame  more

Arthroscopy Association of North America Simulation Room: The Latest in Arthroscopy Education
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The Arthroscopy Association of North America issued the following news: AANA will debut the AANA J. Whit Ewing, M.D. Simulation Room in the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Illinois with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Oct. 4. The room is named in honor of the late J. Whit Ewing, M.D., a founding member of AANA, former AANA president and pioneer of the "hands-on" advanced skills courses that AANA still offers today. The high-tech room, a welcomed additio  more

Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies: The Prison Library as an Agent of Rehabilitative Change
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Many prisoners regret their criminal behavior and resolve to change their ways. Few places in the prison offer a more exciting opportunity to get inmates invested in lasting rehabilitative change than the prison library, yet many Departments of Correction undervalue the changed-based potential of both library and L  more

Builder Matt Risinger Brings New Perspective on Window and Door Design and Installation at AAMA Fall Conference
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: Local builder and YouTube personality Matt Risinger spoke about the future of window and door design and installation at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference. Risinger has been a builder for nearly 25 years and his presentation was entitled, "The Future of Window and Door Design and Installation - A Builder's Perspective." "You probably  more

Chicago Teachers Union: Despite CPS Spin, 'Offer' Falls Far Short for Low-Wage Teaching Assistants, Classroom Needs
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: In a maneuver to publicly spin the mayor's Friday 'offer' to CTU members, Lori Lightfoot announced today the creation of a website that lays out her contract proposals. The CTU is demanding that the mayor take that one step further, and begin to allow livestreaming of bargaining sessions. CPS has repeatedly rejected our proposal for open bargaining; the mayor's new website represents a step toward public b  more

CompTIA Joins Far-Reaching Initiative to Promote the Awareness of Online Safety and Privacy for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, today announced its commitment to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. Held annually in October, NCSAM is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges a  more

Consumer Reports: New Survey of Car Buyers in Illinois Shows Widespread Interest in Electric Cars, Trucks, and SUVs
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: * * * - Illinois drivers want greater access to vehicles with lower emissions, and support their state requiring more plug-in electric options * * * A new survey of prospective car buyers in Illinois finds broad interest in electric vehicles, as well as strong support for an incentive program available to all consumers purchasing an electric vehicle. 6 in 10 prospective car buyers in Illinois have some inte  more

Diversity Program Prepares College Students Interested in Accounting: The Illinois CPA Society is Seeking Applicants
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Illinois CPA Society issued the following news release: The award-winning Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program is a golden opportunity for racial and ethnic minority college students who want to make their way into the accounting and finance profession. The Illinois CPA Society is seeking qualified applicants for its next program, being held January 6-8, 2020 in Chicago. The application is available at www.icpas.org/mtww and the deadline is N  more

Edward M. and Helen R. Adams Sponsor AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for 'National School Library Standards'
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- American Association of School Librarians, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Edward M. and Helen R. Adams have joined Roger and Susan D. Ballard and Cassandra Barnett as sponsors of an American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for "National School Library Standards." The award, given each year, is named in honor of an AASL Past President. Adams's 2020 grant honors AASL Past Presiden  more

Electronics Representatives Association 2020 Conference Committee Announces Keynote Speaker
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The Electronics Representatives Association issued the following news release: The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) 2020 Conference Committee announces that Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame speaker, award-winning author, former radio/TV personality, therapist, expert on the psychology of sales, leadership, change, accountability and engagement, and comedienne, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming conference, scheduled Feb. 23-25, 2020, at t  more

Evangelical Lutheran Church's Comprehensive Campaign Concludes With a Total Impact of $250 Million
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) first comprehensive campaign, Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, has concluded after more than five years with a total impact of $250 million, including $195 million in cash gifts and gift commitments, as well as $55 million for planned gifts to campaign ministries. "The Campaign for the ELCA began in 2013 with a goal of   more

Evangelical Lutheran Church, Church of Sweden and the Episcopal Church Issue Climate Commitment
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) joins the Church of Sweden and The Episcopal Church in a commitment to work together to advocate for national and international policies that address the urgency of the climate crisis and help create resilient communities while leaving no one behind. The statement follows: For several years, The Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran   more

Evangelical Lutheran Church: Presiding Bishop and Conference of Bishops Urge Release of Funds for East Jerusalem Hospitals
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: The presiding bishop and Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a letter to President Trump urging the administration to restore funding to Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) and other hospitals in East Jerusalem. AVH is owned and operated by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and supported by the ELCA and several other member churches of the   more

Feeding America Issues Statement on USDA Proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Rule
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- Feeding America issued the following statement by Chief Government Relations Officer Kate Leone on the Agriculture Department proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program rule that she said could harm hungry Americans: "Feeding America is disappointed to see yet another proposed rule by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will result in billions of dollars in lost food assistance for Americans facing hunger. The latest proposal will cut $4  more

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society: Reducing Patient Falls Through Remote Patient Monitoring
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: Every year, hundreds of thousands of patients fall during their hospital stay--and 30 to 50% of them sustain injuries as a result, according to the Joint Commission. This can add more than six days to a patient's hospital stay and can cost around $14,000 per fall. Truman Medical Centers knew that it needed to conduct remote patient monitoring more effectively if it wanted to prevent  more

Heritage Action Supports Senator Mike Braun's Dignity for Aborted Children Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Heritage Action for America issued the following news release: Last week, Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the Dignity for Aborted Children Act (S. 2590). This legislation would require a proper burial or cremation for every child who dies from an abortion. In September, police found the remains of over 2,000 aborted babies in abortion doctor Ulrich "George" Klopfer's Illinois home. Unfortunately, Illinois and numerous other states have no laws against such practice  more

Hugelmeyer Assumes Helm as NMMA President, Delivers First Industry Address at IBEX
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Frank Hugelmeyer spent his first day as NMMA president delivering his inaugural industry address at this morning's International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) annual Industry Breakfast & Awards Presentation in Tampa. Hugelmeyer, a veteran leader in the outdoor recreation industry, succeeds Thom Dammrich, who spent 20 years as NMMA president and retired yesterday, Sept. 30  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Chicago Teachers Union Demands Ignore Residents' Ability to Pay
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Property tax collections for CPS have grown nearly twice as fast as the typical Chicago household income * * * The Chicago Teachers Union's decision to strike Oct. 17 ignores the economic realities of the vast majority of Chicago families. CTU's $1.1 billion in contract demands will affect residents who already face the possibility of another property tax hike to fill the city's $838 millio  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Teacher Strikes Hurt Student Outcomes and May Worsen Income Inequality
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Experts are available to comment on the CTU strike announcement today * * * As the Chicago Teachers Union plans to announce this afternoon whether it will walk out on more than 360,000 students, studies show strikes negatively affect student academic outcomes. Research published in the National Bureau of Economic Research indicates strikes can temper growth in elementary student test scores  more

Illinois REALTORS Committee Chairs And Vice Chairs Chosen for 2020
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Congratulations to the Illinois REALTORS(R) chosen as committee chairs and vice chairs for 2020. These individuals help shape the association's policies, make recommendations to the board and aim to keep the association as relevant as possible. The full list of committee chair and vice chair appointments are: - Affordable Housing and Community Involvement Committee - Tracey Williams, chair; Megan Os  more

Institute for Justice: More Chicagoans Join Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Impound Racket
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - The city holds cars ransom until innocent people pay for others' crimes * * * Two more Chicago area residents joined a lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice (IJ) seeking to end Chicago's unconstitutional impound scheme. Each year, Chicago impounds tens of thousands of cars, imposing harsh penalties and rapidly accruing towing and storage fees on their owners. The system traps even innocen  more

IPC Hand Soldering Competition Winner
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: The 2019 IPC Hand Soldering Competition Japan concluded at NEPCON Japan in Nagoya September 20, celebrating the outstanding skills and professional achievements of talented manufacturing floor workers. Thirty-two competitors from renowned companies such as Panasonic, Mitsubishi Electronics, Advantest, NEC Space Technology and others participated in the event. After eight ro  more

IPC Pulse Survey Shows Positive But Moderating Industry Outlook
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: Third-quarter 2019 results from IPC's Pulse of the Electronics Industry global data service show that the global electronics industry continues to thrive in a positive business environment and still predicts continued growth over the next year. The results are somewhat less optimistic than in earlier quarters this year and there are some sharp contrasts between regions. The  more

ISACA Names Its First Chief Learning Officer and Chief Technology Officer
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: Global technology association ISACA has added two roles on its leadership team that are the first of their kind at the organization-- welcoming its first Chief Learning Officer, Nader Qaimari, as well as first Chief Technology Officer, Simona Rollinson. As CLO, Qaimari takes on ISACA's learning and certification offerings for individual professionals, including the Certifi  more

ISACA Names Its First Chief Learning Officer and Chief Technology Officer
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: * * * - Nader Qaimari and Simona Rollinson to lead tech-driven innovation around learning and career advancement for ISACA members and the tech community * * * Global technology association ISACA has added two roles on its leadership team that are the first of their kind at the organization-- welcoming its first Chief Learning Officer, Nader Qaimari, as well as first Chief  more

ISSA Hygieia Network Launches New Networking Events and Online Community
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, recently introduced HIGHER, a regional professional development event series and the first ever Hygieia Online Member Network through a partnership with Wisr. The first HIGHER event will take place November 6, 2019, in Santa Ana,   more

JAMA Network Open Journal Issues 80 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- JAMA Network Open, an international peer-reviewed medical journal for clinicians, investigators and policy makers from the American Medical Association, published 80 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * Age and Birth Cohort-Adjusted Rates of Suicide Mortality Among US Male and Female Youths Aged 10 to 19 Years From 1999 to 2017 * Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Dementia and Cognitive Decline Among Older Adults With or   more

Joint Commission, Wellness House Partner to Raise Awareness, Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: The Joint Commission welcomed Wellness House, a nonprofit that provides free support programs and services to individuals affected by cancer, for a presentation and "Pink Out" walk yesterday. The events kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Joint Commission's second-annual fundraising campaign for Wellness House.   more

Journal of Food Science Education Issues 2 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Journal of Food Science Education, a journal that says it features food science education at all levels from the Institute of Food Technologists, published two research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities of Conducting a Collaborative Research Course in an International University Partnership: A Study Case Between Kansas State University and Tallinn University of Technology * Embracing and Harn  more

Journal of Genetic Counseling Issues 13 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 5 -- The Journal of Genetic Counseling, a journal from the National Society of Genetic Counselors, published 13 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Assessing the barriers to cardiac care in carriers of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy * Difficulties adapting to Nail-Patella syndrome: A qualitative study of patients' perspectives * Establishing the minimum clinically important difference for the Genetic Counseling Outc  more

Journal of Marketing Issues 6 Research Articles in November 2018 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 5 -- The Journal of Marketing, a journal from the American Marketing Association that says it focuses on marketing and marketing management, published six research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Cinderella Story: How Past Identity Salience Boosts Demand for Repurposed Products * Let's Make a "Deal": How Deal Collectives Coproduce Unintended Value from Sales Promotions * Making Recommendations More Effective Through Framings: Impacts of  more

Journal of Neurosurgery Issues 40 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Oct. 5 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 40 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Accuracy and safety of 1-day external lumbar drainage of CSF for shunt selection in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus * Association between vasoactive peptide urotensin II in plasma and cerebral vasospasm after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a p  more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics Issues 15 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Oct. 5 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics, a journal that says it focuses on diseases and disorders of the central nervous system and spine in children from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 15 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Arterial spin labeling perfusion changes of the frontal lobes in children with posterior fossa syndrome * Association between postoperative DTI metrics and neurological d  more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine Issues 19 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Oct. 5 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 19 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Biomechanical investigation of the sacroiliac joint in the setting of lumbosacral fusion: impact of pelvic fixation versus sacroiliac joint fixation * Can machine learning algorithms accurately predict discharge to nonhome facility and early unplanned readmissions following  more

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Issues 2 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features osteopathic medical profession from the American Osteopathic Association, published two research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Effects of Post-Isometric Relaxation on Ankle Plantarflexion and Timed Flutter Kick in Pediatric Competitive Swimmers * High Prevalence of Diabetes Distress in a University Population The September 2019 edi  more

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Issues 5 Research Articles in Oct. 15, 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a peer-reviewed scientific journal on clinical research of interest to veterinarians, published five research articles on the following topics in its Oct. 15, 2019 edition: * Bilateral radial and ulnar fractures in a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) * Complications and outcomes associated with unilateral thyroidectomy in dogs with naturally occurring thyroid tumors: 156 cases (2003-2015) * Evaluation of s  more

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research Issues 9 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, a journal of thematic explorations, published nine research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Collaborative Art: A Transformational Force within Communities * Crazy-Funny-Cool Theory: Divergent Reactions to Unusual Product Designs * Dressed to Impress: The Effect of Victim Attire on Helping Behavior * Dynamic by Design: How Incorporating Dynamism in Advertising Affects Evaluations  more

National Association of State Energy Officials: Illinois Office of Energy Supports University Solar Plus Storage Project
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 30 -- The National Association of State Energy Officials issued the following news: Earlier this month, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Energy announced a $900,000 grant to Southern Illinois University - Carbondale for a 150kW solar generating project on campus containing 310 kWh of storage. The initiative is the first of its kind by the agency, and serves multiple purposes. Students on campus will be able to use it as a model in the classroo  more

National Immigrant Justice Center: Federal Court Rules ICE's Primary Deportation Program Unconstitutional
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: * * * - ICE Barred From Issuing Arrest Requests Based on Error-Ridden Databases * * * In a landmark ruling addressing the legality of ICE's signature deportation program, Secure Communities, a federal judge issued a permanent injunction blocking the agency from issuing arrest requests based solely on error-ridden electronic databases. The ruling also enjoins ICE from issuing these request  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau Combats Tow Truck Scams With New PSA
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning consumers about the dangers of tow truck scams by issuing a new PSA. Click here to watch the 60-second PSA (https://youtu.be/RrQ96q3R-MM) Click here to watch the 30-second PSA (https://youtu.be/G-t5pxqtxfE) If you're involved in an auto accident, you will likely have a towing company move your vehicle to a repair facility or other locat  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: 400 Congressional Staffers Participate in Boating Industry Showcase Event on Capitol Hill
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Coinciding with Congress's return from summer recess, NMMA hosted its inaugural boating industry showcase event on Capitol Hill late last month, providing attendees with interactive boating experiences and insights into some of the latest innovations in marine products. The event - "Captains, Cocktails, and Canapes" - drew nearly 400 participants, including eight members of Congress, he  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: BoatPAC Breaks Record With 2019 Fundraising, Raises the Bar for 2020
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: BoatPAC - the federal political action committee (PAC) of NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) - announced today that it exceeded its $250,000 fundraising benchmark, raising more than $252,000 from 392 donors - up from $202,000 from 348 donors in 2018. This marks the highest single-year fundraising total in BoatPAC's history, which the PAC's leadership attr  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Canadian Outdoor Recreation Trade Associations Form New Coalition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 3 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: A group of Canadian outdoor industry leaders announced today the formation of the Canadian Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (CORR) to provide a strong voice for outdoor use across Canada. CORR will unite a wide range of Canada's leading industry stakeholders behind policies and legislative reforms needed to grow the outdoor economy, promote and expand outdoor opportunities, reasonably and   more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Industry Backed Workforce Legislation Introduced in Congress
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, Representatives Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) Ron Estes (R-KS), and Paul Mitchell (R-MI) unveiled the American Workforce Empowerment Act - a bipartisan solution to address the growing shortage of skilled workers to fill job openings in the technical and skilled trades. Workforce development is key to sustaining jobs and economic growth in the recreational boatin  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Manufacturing Day - Join Nation's Largest Movement to Showcase Manufacturing
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) takes place this Friday, and it's not too late to join the nation's largest movement to showcase manufacturing in the U.S.! While October 4 is the official Manufacturing Day, you can host your event on any date in October that works best. Help highlight recreational boating, the industry's local and national economic significance, and job opportunities by hos  more

National Nurses United: Landslide Victory for Nurses at UChicago Medicine Ingalls
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- National Nurses United issued the following news release: Registered nurses at UChicago Medicine Ingalls in Harvey, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago, have voted by a landslide to join National Nurses Organizing Committee/ National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU). Nurses voted 276-109, a margin of 72%, for NNOC/NNU to represent them in a secret ballot election conducted Oct. 2 and 3, by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). "Nurses at Ingalls are so excited to have won a  more

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Awarded $450,000 Grant From Lumina Foundation to Develop Registered Cook Apprenticeship
WASHINGTON, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation issued the following news: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has been awarded a $450,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to develop a Registered Cook Apprenticeship Program (RCAP). This grant is part of Lumina's All Learning Counts initiative, a larger effort to build clearer pathways to degrees and other credentials for adults, especially for people of color and Native lea  more

National Safety Council Online Course Prepares Professionals to Earn Safety Certifications
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - NSC offers new online preparation course for the Associate Safety Professional Certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. * * * The National Safety Council is excited to partner with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals to offer a global, state-of-the-art pre-exam training through an online, asynchronous approach with examCORE by BCSP. The first online certificatio  more

New AISC Standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings, Available for Public Review
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- The American Institute of Steel Construction issued the following news release: Portions of the current draft of a new AISC standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342), are now available for public review until November 4, 2019. The standard will provide provisions to be used with ASCE/SEI 41 for the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structural steel buildings, and is expected to replace Cha  more

NMMA Urges Consideration of Recreation's Economic Impact in Water Infrastructure Package
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) kicked off development of the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization last week, holding a hearing focused on how to improve American economic competitiveness through water resources infrastructure. While WRDA is largely geared towards commercial activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) flood contro  more

NMMA, Congressional Champions Go to Bat for Industry Priorities in Environmental and Infrastructure Bill
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee passed the Keep America's Waterfronts Working Act (H.R. 3596) - bipartisan legislation aimed at enhancing state initiatives to preserve coastal economies. The bill - led by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01) and supported by NMMA - would provide states with funding and necessary tools to identify and protect c  more

Northwell Health, Allscripts to Jointly Develop Next-Gen Electronic Health Record
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: * * * - EHR to be designed, tested by Northwell clinicians, IT experts and administrators * * * Northwell Health, New York State's largest health system, and Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) today announced an innovative agreement to create the next-generation electronic health record (EHR). The cloud-based, voice-enabled, artificial intelligence-based EHR will be designed and tested using input from Northwell clinicians, info  more

OSF HealthCare: 'Light the Fight' Against Breast Cancer
PEORIA, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - A promotion in pink to encourage mammography screenings * * * One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Mammography is the most important tool for detecting breast cancer early - providing for easier treatment and better chances of a cure. Still, convincing women of the vital importance of an annual mammography remains a challenge. That's why, for the second year in a row, OSF HealthCare is   more

Pediatrics Journal Issues 20 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- Pediatrics, a journal in pediatric medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published 20 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Accuracy of Autism Screening in a Large Pediatric Network * Celiac Disease Autoimmunity and Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Childhood * Changes in the Management of Children With Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) * Depression, Anxiety, and Emergency Department Use for Ast  more

Pet Sitters International Announces Finalists for 2020 Pet Sitter of the Year(TM) Award
KING, North Carolina, Oct. 1 -- Pet Sitters International issued the following news release: Five professional pet sitters have been named the top-five finalists for Pet Sitters International's 2020 Pet Sitter of the Year(TM) Award, the industry's highest honor. Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world's largest educational association for professional pet sitters, congratulates the following top-five finalists who will move forward to the next round of judging for the 2020 award: * Caralin  more

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues 37 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 30 -- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that it says it features plastic and reconstructive surgery, published 37 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * "Like a Normal Person Again": A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Headache Surgery * Abdominoplasty in the Overweight and Obese Population: Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction * Addressing Surgeon Fati  more

Portland Cement Association Names 2019 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Award Winners
SKOKIE, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Portland Cement Association issued the following news: The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced the winners of the 2019 John P. Gleason, Jr., Leadership Awards, honoring PCA members who have exhibited leadership in advancing industry programs and initiatives. "The Gleason Awards are an excellent way to show appreciation for individuals who have had a positive impact on our industry, resulting in greater cooperation and association growth," said PCA   more

Radiological Society Board of Directors Report
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Providing education and tools to meet the needs of the 21st century radiologist * * * The RSNA Board of Directors met in June to update the Strategic Plan and consider a number of initiatives aimed at developing the Society's offerings and positioning RSNA members for success in a changing health care environment. RSNA Strategic Plan The Board adopted a new five-year Strategic Plan o  more

Radiological Society: Radiology Plays Vital Role in Detecting Intimate Partner Violence
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Oct. 4 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Research shows medical imaging can offer early clues of domestic abuse * * * As residents, radiologists learn early on about telltale signs of non-accidental trauma in children, and emerging research is helping more radiologists identify victims of elder abuse. Although one in four women has reported experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime in the U.S., there has   more

Reproduction, Fertility and Development Journal Issues 10 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- Reproduction, Fertility and Development, a journal that says it features vertebrate reproductive and developmental biology, published 10 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Analysis of spermatogenesis and fertility in adult mice with a hypomorphic mutation in the Mtrr gene * Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase (ASK-1) controls ovarian cell functions * Arcuate nucleus kisspeptin response to increased nutrition in rams   more

Ron Kraus Voted Emergency Nurses Association 2020 President-Elect
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: Members of the Emergency Nurses Association voting in the ENA National Election selected Ron Kraus, MSN, RN, EMT, CEN, ANCS-BC, as 2020 President-elect. Hailing from Fishers, Indiana, Kraus has been an emergency nurse and ENA member for 23 years and is currently a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. He has served the association in different leadership   more

Scholastic Book Fairs Sponsors American Association of School Librarians Collaborative School Library Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- American Association of School Librarians, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce Scholastic Book Fairs as the new sponsor of the AASL Collaborative School Library Award. The award recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and educators. Award recipients receive $2,500 and are honored at the AASL Awards Ceremo  more

Society of American Archivists: State Archives' Preservation of Culture Deserves Protection, Brief Argues
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following news release: SAA has joined with the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, and Software Preservation Network in a September 27 amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Allen v. Cooper. To date, state repositories have enjoyed some protection from copyright suit due to sovereign immunity, and therefore have been willing to shoulder some  more

Society of Architectural Historians and UVA Press Launch Open-Access SAH Archipedia
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 1 -- The Society of Architectural Historians issued the following news release: The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and University of Virginia Press (UVA Press) are pleased to announce a new open-access, mobile-friendly edition of SAH Archipedia, an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built environment of the United States developed by SAH and Rotunda, the Press's digital imprint, with lead funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities: sah-archip  more

Teach Plus Illinois Launches Inaugural Rural Teacher Leadership Collaborative Across Seven Districts in Southwest Illinois
BUNKER HILL, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- Teach Plus, a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students' success, issued the following news release: * * * - Program empowers accomplished teachers to lead improvements in instructional practices for teachers and outcomes for students * * * Teach Plus, a national nonprofit that empowers teachers to lead improvements in policy and practice , in partnership   more

VIDEO: NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer Delivers First Industry Address
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 2 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer marked his first hours on the job yesterday with an industry address at the IBEX Industry Breakfast in Tampa. During his presentation, Hugelmeyer shared his boating background and what brought him to NMMA; reinforced NMMA's commitment to strategic priorities vital to the future health and success of the industry; and, looked ahead at what's on the horizo  more