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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 29 items )  

American Atheists: Adoption Discrimination Is Unconstitutional, Harmful to Children, Say Secular Orgs
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Oct. 28 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, American Atheists and other secular organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit arguing that religious exemptions in adoption and foster care are not only unconstitutional but also directly harm children. In May, a district court rejected an attempt by New Hope Family Services, a Christian adoption agency, to receive a religious exemption from New York State's non-  more

American Atheists: New HHS Policy a Billion Dollar Giveaway to Religious Extremists
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Nov. 1 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, American Atheists denounced the Trump Administration's new policy that would allow anyone receiving Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, and religion. This morning's announcement will immediately allow all grantees, including foster care and adoption agencies, to ignore a 2016 Obama Administration rule that explicitly pro  more

American Journal of Transplantation Issues 30 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Oct. 29 -- The American Journal of Transplantation, from the American Society of Transplantation and American Society of Transplant Surgeons, says that it covers organ transplantation, published 30 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Absolute quantification of donor-derived cell-free DNA as a marker of rejection and graft injury in kidney transplantation: Results from a prospective observational study * Accelerating kidne  more

As Election Day Approaches, Environment New Jersey Releases Full Slate of State Assembly Endorsements
TRENTON, New Jersey, Oct. 30 -- Environment New Jersey issued the following news release: Environment New Jersey today released its full slate of endorsements for the Assembly legislative races, as it prepares to mobilize a get out the vote and voter education push for its green membership in key legislative districts leading up to Election Day on Tuesday, November 5. Environment New Jersey, on behalf of their more than 20,000 dues-paying citizen members, released its full slate of legislativ  more

ASMFC Horseshoe Crab Board Sets 2020 Specifications for Horseshoe Crabs of Delaware Bay Origin
NEW CASTLE, New Hampshire, Oct. 29 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release: The Commission's Horseshoe Crab Management Board approved the harvest specifications for horseshoe crabs of Delaware Bay origin. Under the Adaptive Resource Management (ARM) Framework, the Board set a harvest limit of 500,000 Delaware Bay male horseshoe crabs and zero female horseshoe crabs for the 2020 season. Based on the allocation mechanism established in Addendum VII, th  more

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Presents Thomas P. Fote Prestigious Captain David H. Hart Award
NEW CASTLE, New Hampshire, Oct. 31 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release: The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission presented Thomas P. Fote, New Jersey's Governor Appointee to the Commission, the Captain David H. Hart Award, its highest annual award, at the Commission's 78th Annual Meeting in New Castle. Mr. Fote has admirably served the State of New Jersey and the Commission since 1991 when he replaced Captain David Hart as New Jersey's Gov  more

Clean Water Action Issues Statement on New Jersey Gov. Murphy Announcement on Environmental Justice
NEWARK, New Jersey, Oct. 25 -- Clean Water Action issued the following statement by State Director Amy Goldsmith: Today, Clean Water Action joined NJ's Attorney General Grewal and NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner McCabe where they announced a new round of environmental justice (EJ) enforcement strikes throughout the state. Clean Water Action is pleased to see this administration taking steps to hold polluters accountable to their wrongdoing. Clean Water Action's State Di  more

Comments From Besser, MD, on Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Nov. 1 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Potential Impacts on Participants in School Lunch and School Breakfast Program * * * The following comments were submitted by Richard Besser, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) President and CEO, on the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) notice of proposed rule: Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--Potential Impac  more

Cooper Foundation's 10th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch Raises Record-Breaking $1 Million for Breast, Gynecologic Cancer Care, Research
CAMDEN, New Jersey, Oct. 29 -- The Cooper Foundation issued the following news: Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced today that the Tenth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch raised a record-breaking $1 million for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The tenth annual fundraiser was held on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. With more than 850 people in attendance,   more

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Names William H. Wright II as New Chair of the Board of Trustees
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 -- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation issued the following news release: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation today announced the election of William H. Wright II as the foundation's new Chair of the Board of Trustees. With an endowment of approximately $1.8 billion, the foundation supports the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being. Wright will also serve as Chair of the Duke Farms Foundation, which operates a 2,700-acre center for en  more

Hematologist and Oncologist Meghan Kaumaya, MD, Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Oct. 30 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: Hematologist and oncologist Meghan Kaumaya, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Kaumaya's primary clinical interests are cancers of the colon, esophagus, liver, pancreas, stomach, and lung. She joins Hematology/Oncology Physicians of Englewood and welcomes new patients to her practice in Englewood. "I am committed to providing compassionate an  more

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Announces Governing Board Members for 2019-2020
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities named four new governing board members, elected a new chair and officers. Board members serve three-year terms with the opportunity to be re-elected for a second term. HACU Governing Board officers are as follows: chair Monte E. Perez, president of Los Angeles Mission College; vice-chair Sue Henderson, president of New Jer  more

Institute for Advanced Study: Ann-Kristin Achleitner Appointed to Board of Trustees
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 30 -- The Institute for Advanced Study issued the following news release: The Institute for Advanced Study appointed economist Ann-Kristin Achleitner to its Board of Trustees on October 26, 2019, effective immediately. Achleitner is a Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance in the School of Management at the Technical University of Munich. A leading expert in financing innovation, venture capital, private equity, and family businesses, with additional work in the finan  more

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xplore Digital Library Reaches 5 Million Documents as More Author Options Help Accelerate Growth
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Oct. 31 -- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers issued the following news release: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, announced today that the IEEE Xplore(R) digital library, one of the world's largest collections of technical literature in engineering, computer science, and related technologies, has reached a new milestone with 5 million documents now available in its vast repository. Author  more

Institute of Electrical Engineers Unveils 3rd Annual 'Generation AI' Global Study
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Oct. 30 -- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers issued the following news release: * * * - Illuminating Trust Millennial Parents Have in Artificial Intelligence for the Health and Wellness of Their Generation Alpha Kids * * * IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today unveiled "Generation AI 2019: Third Annual Study of Millennial Parents and Generation Alpha Kids." The survey rev  more

Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research Issues 6 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ORADELL, New Jersey, Nov. 1 -- The Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features therapeutic role of cytokines and Interferons from the International Cytokine and Interferon Society, published six research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Aspartate Aminotransferase-to-Platelet Ratio or Fibros-4 Index Predicts the Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Sustained Virologic Response t  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau Sees Decline in Metal Thefts
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Oct. 29 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: In a new report on metal theft insurance claims, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found that in 2018, there were 2,887 theft claims compared with the 3,017 claims recorded in 2017--a decrease of 4%. NICB analysts reviewed a total of 5,904 insurance claims for metal thefts occurring from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2018--95% of them for copper theft. The top five states   more

Pfizer Bans Forced Swim Test After PETA Campaign
SHORT HILLS, New Jersey, Oct. 31 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Pharma Giant Joins Johnson & Johnson, Roche, and Others in Saying No to Future Near-Drowning Tests * * * Pfizer has announced that it won't conduct, commission, or fund the widely discredited forced swim test following a year-long PETA campaign that included spirited protests with "mice" in swim tanks and a dancing "CrapStick"--a spoof on the company's ChapStick product-  more

Realogy Announces Agreement to Create First-Ever Real Estate Benefits Program for AARP Members
MADISON, New Jersey, Oct. 29 -- AARP issued the following news release: * * * - Launching in Early 2020, New Program Will Provide a Cash Back/* Reward or Bonus when AARP Members Buy or Sell a Home with One of Realogy's Trusted Real Estate Brands * * * Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, today announced an agreement to create a new real estate benefits program for AARP members. Expected to launch national  more

RespectAbility: New Jersey Gov. Murphy Celebrates Increase in State's Disability Employment During Disability Employment Awareness Month
TRENTON, Maryland, Oct. 28 -- RespectAbility issued the following news release: "People with all ranges of disabilities can achieve employment, providing a sense of purpose, dignity, accomplishment and earned income," said New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy in a proclamation marking October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. A trio of culinary delicacies show that New Jersians with disabilities can be successful employees. No Limits Cafe is a successful coffee and pastry shop in Red Bank tha  more

RWJ Somerset Dedicates Babs Siperstein PROUD Center
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Oct. 31 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, celebrated the renaming of its PROUD Family Health in memory of transgender activist Barbra "Babs" Casbar Siperstein at a special celebration Oct. 30 at the Palace at Somerset Park attended by Governor Phil Murphy. The event was presented by Garden State Equality, Sanofi and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. "As a trai  more

Saint Barnabas Medical Center: A 'Dream Team' For Breast Cancer Care
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, Oct. 30 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: * * * - Saint Barnabas Medical Center physicians credited for Morristown woman's treatment and recovery. * * * In November 2017, Stephanie Quinton felt a lump in her left breast while doing a self-examination. She immediately went to see her primary care physician, who referred her to a local hospital. She had an ultrasound, which the radiologist told her re  more

Saint Barnabas Medical Center: Improving Diabetes Care
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, Oct. 30 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: * * * - Classes at SBMC's Center for Diabetes Wellness and Prevention are designed to teach patients how to manage and control Type 2 diabetes. * * * Type 2 diabetes is a disease that needs continual self-management and support in order to be treated successfully. Yet according to the American Association for Diabetes Educators, "fewer than 60 percent of pe  more

Saint Barnabas Medical Center: Out of Breath?
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Oct. 29 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: * * * - If physical activity literally takes your breath away, you may be suffering from a common and treatable condition called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. * * * FOR NINE OUT OF 10 PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA, strenuous exercise triggers symptoms. Coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest make continuing their activity difficult. There are other ch  more

Saint Barnabas Medical Center: Saving One Life, Preserving Another
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, Oct. 30 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: * * * - A gynecological oncologist at SBMC treated one patient's ovarian cancer--and helped her preserve her dream of conceiving a second child. * * * WHEN MAUREEN ZAVOCKI, 33, had trouble getting pregnant, her doctors found an unexpected problem, but it was a discovery that might have saved her life; she had a tumor in one ovary. Upon the recommendation of  more

Solar Energy Industries Association: Why Colorado Needs Urgent Investments in Solar + Storage
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Solar Energy Industries Association issued the following news release: Thirteen states have either passed legislation or issued executive orders that will fully decarbonize the state's electricity supply in the coming years. At the same time, states like New York, California, and New Jersey have established economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. Colorado has done both. Earlier this year, Governor Polis signed into law several bills that will advance clean  more

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patient Builds Community at University of Texas's Southwestern Medical
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 1 -- The University of Texas's Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news, dated Oct. 29: Sandra McKinney grew so attached to the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern that she decided to fly back for follow-up appointments instead of finding a new provider when she moved to New Jersey. "The people are kind. The nursing staff is really kind," she said. "I just felt like I could never be anything but joyous that I was there." The 59-year-old mother of two said  more

Virtua Health Recognized as Health Care Technology Leader With Most Wired Designation
MARLTON, New Jersey, Oct. 29 -- Virtua, a provider of health care services, issued the following news release: For the sixth consecutive year, Virtua Health has been named a Most Wired health system in the U.S. by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This recognition acknowledges the dedication of Virtua's leadership and information services department to invest and excel in the field of health care technology. Virtua has earned the 2019 CHIME Most Wired recogn  more

Zac Efron, Sir Robert Watson, Christine Todd Whitman, Alexandria Villasenor Join Earth Day Network's Global Advisory Committee for 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Earth Day Network issued the following news release: In marking the six-month countdown to the 50th anniversary, Earth Day Network announced that Zac Efron, actor and environmental advocate, Sir Robert Watson, Chair of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and former U.S. EPA Administrator, and Alexandria Villasenor, climate striker and founder of Earth Uprising Inter  more