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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 23 items )  

2019 CIAA Cross Country Championships Set for Thursday in Salem, VA
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: * * * - XC Championships set to take place October 24 at Green Hill Park in Salem, VA * * * The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is set to host its 2019 Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships on Thursday, October 24 at Green Hill Park in Salem, Virginia. The men's championship meet will begin at 12 noon followed by the women's championship at 1:30 pm. L  more

AASA's Annual Technology Conference Supports Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, issued the following news release: The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) wrapped up the recent AASA Technology Conference with a fun contest to raise funds in support of the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). Terence O'Reilly and Jeffrey Marshall of Pricedex Software, the conference's Premier Sp  more

ACLU of North Carolina: Court Agrees to End Unconstitutional Wilmington Gang Injunction
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina issued the following news release: A North Carolina Superior Court judge today agreed to end a 2017 "gang injunction" that subjected Wilmington residents whom local law enforcement accused of being gang members to probation-like conditions without a fair day in court. The New Hanover County District Attorney obtained the injunction under a 2012 state law against 23 named defendants. The American Civil L  more

American Association of Independent Professional Baseball: Over 20 Players, Coaches at Olympic Qualifiers
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball issued the following news release: Over 20 current and former American Association players will be taking part in the World Baseball Softball Confederation's Premier12 tournament, held November 2-17 at sites in Japan, Korea, Mexico and Taiwan. The tournament features the world's 12 top-ranked baseball nations, with the top finishers from the Americas and Asia/Oceania each earning a berth in the 202  more

American Society of Echocardiography's Involvement With Chagas Disease Expected to Be the Catalyst for More Action
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The American Society of Echocardiography issued the following news release: Dr. Federico Asch, MedStar Health, recently represented ASE as the only U.S.-based speaker at a congress in Mexico City commemorating the 110-year discovery of Chagas Disease. Dr. Asch's involvement as co-chair of ASE's 2018 guideline document on Chagas disease (translated in Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese) and his role as the ASE leader of "Project Chagas," an ASE Foundation (ASEF)   more

Battelle: STEMx Network Invests in State Innovations, Including Rural STEM Education
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Today, the national STEMx network announced funding for five states to expand quality STEM education programs and add to the national conversation on innovative education. The 2019 STEMx Challenge Grants funds projects in Idaho, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Four of the five awardees focus specifically on expanding STEM in rural areas, an emerging   more

Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in Spring 2019 Edition
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- The North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education Journal published four research articles on the following topics in its Spring 2019 edition: * "Where's the Party?" Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful. * Current Bookkeeper Crimes: What Not to Do and How to Protect Your School's Resources * Student's Vision Becomes Reality: The Power of Student Voice. * The Impact of PBIS on Behavioral and Academic Successes of African American Students   more

Conservation Groups Challenge Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections in Federal Court
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Oct. 24 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: * * * - Press Release from American Rivers, Charleston Waterkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Rappahannock, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, North Carolina Coastal Federation, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center * * * Conservat  more

Duke Cancer Institute: New Approach to Shutting Down Breast Cancer Recurrence Shows Promise in Mice
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Duke Cancer Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Drug shuts down a pathway tumor cells use to become resistant to hormone therapies * * * A new approach to treat advanced breast cancer shuts down the growth of cells that become resistant to standard hormone therapy, according to Duke Cancer Institute animal studies. The research, which is likely to be tested in clinical trials within the year, identified and targeted vulnerabilities that ap  more

Duke Health: Boulware, Ubel Named to the National Academy of Medicine
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: Duke University's L. Ebony Boulware, M.D., and Peter Ubel, M.D., have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Boulware is a professor in the Department of Medicine, chief of the   more

Family Planning Award Expands FHI 360's Leadership in Implementation Science
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- FHI 360 issued the following news release: FHI 360, a global leader in family planning research for more than four decades, has received Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S), a five-year implementation science award, from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Under R4S, FHI 360 will generate and support the use of evidence to increase access to voluntary family planning and to improve the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies in low- and middle-i  more

Frank Emory Named Novant Health's Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health has named Frank E. Emory Jr. executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Emory has served as executive vice president and chief legal officer since January 2019. In this expanded role, Emory will oversee human resources and diversity, inclusion and health equity in addition to the legal, government relations, risk management, corporate audit and compliance functions. "I am please  more

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society: Atrium Health Improves Care for Opioid Use Disorder
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: From 1999 to 2016, more than 12,000 North Carolinians died from opioid-related overdoses, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports. With more than 900 care locations and more than 14 million patient encounters annually, Atrium Health of North Carolina observes the devastating impact of the opioid crisis in its communities daily and felt compelled to respo  more

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Hosts #Edcampwnc
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching issued the following news: Educators were able to learn and share during a day of professional development at EdCampWNC Saturday, Oct. 12 at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The mission of Edcamp is to Building communities of empowered educators with a collaborative, participant-driven professional development model. EdCamps, which began in 2010, are not like a traditional  more

North Carolina Justice Center: N.C.'s Economic Slowdown Continued in August
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- The North Carolina Justice Center issued the following news: "North Carolina's economy is stumbling through 2019," said Patrick McHugh, Senior Policy Analyst with the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center. "We have more people looking for work than at the start of the year and employment growth has slowed down -- two clear signs our labor market isn't creating enough jobs for everyone that wants to work." Economic challenges facing North Ca  more

Novant Health Recognized as Top Performer in Supplier Diversity
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health was recently named a 2019 Top Performer by Vizient in Supplier Diversity in the Supply Chain Excellence Award category. Vizient is the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. Novant Health was one of four Vizient member hospitals chosen for its commitment to supplier diversity. The Supplier Diversity Excellence Award recognizes members that best cha  more

RTI International Awarded 2019 Cigna Certificate of Achievement
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- RTI International issued the following news: RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, has received a 2019 Cigna Well-Being Certificate of Achievement in recognition of its culture of health, and as a champion of wellness in the workplace. The Cigna Well-Being Certificate of Achievement recognizes organizations for exceptional commitment to improving employees' physical and emotional health through workplace wellness programs. The org  more

RTI International: School Crime Costs Victims More Than $600 Million Every Year, Report Finds
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- RTI International issued the following news: A new report (https://www.rti.org/publication/cost-school-crime) from researchers at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, has found that school crime directly costs victims more than $600 million per year, or more than $12 billion over the past 20 years, in expenses ranging from medical care to lost work time and stolen property. The report is the first assessment of financial costs and  more

Russian Delegation Visits Sigma Xi to Discuss Fostering Public Understanding of Science
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Eight science advocates and journalists from Russia and three interpreters visited the headquarters of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society on October 18 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. They came to network with their professional counterparts, discuss American best practices for educating the public about false scientific claims, and to improve the obje  more

Sigma Xi: Member Data Verification Project Begins
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: Old Member Directories Members can expect to receive an email, postcard, or phone call requesting them to call and update their Sigma Xi member profile. The Society has partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to produce a new member directory. All data will be reserved for Sigma Xi use only, per the agreement. This project also allows Sigma Xi to receive important up  more

Student Loan Servicing Reforms Passed Since 2015 Carrying Nearly 30% of Nation Student Debt Burden
DURHAM, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The Center for Responsible Lending issued the following news release: * * * - Continuing state action will hasten fair practices across the industry * * * A new wave of state legislation passed in 2019 continues the trend of states addressing abuses in the student loan servicing industry, according to a report by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) titled, Stepping Up: States Move to Hold Student Loan Servicers Accountable. The analysis notes that, sin  more

Wake Forest Baptist Partners With Duke to Conduct $90 Million NIH-Funded Study on Dementia Prevention
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 23 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has funded a major study by Wake Forest School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center to examine the overall benefits and risks of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins in adults age 75 or older without cardiovascular disease. The trial will help determine whether a statin can help prevent dementia and disability in this age grou  more

Wake Forest Baptist Providing Athletic Training Services to Yadkin County High Schools
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Wake Forest Baptist Health has partnered with Yadkin County Schools to provide certified athletic trainers (ATCs) at Forbush and Starmount high schools. The two ATCs are employed by Wake Forest Baptist, with one assigned to each high school. In addition, Wake Forest Baptist provides management, support services and additional personnel to each program including a coordinator, a   more