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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 74 items )  

2020 ERA Conference Committee Announces Tuesday General Session Topics and Speakers
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The Electronics Representatives Association issued the following news release: The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) Conference Committee has announced the two Tuesday, Feb. 25, General Sessions topics and speakers at the upcoming 2020 Conference -- "Takin' it to the Streets: Succeeding in a Dynamic Market." Sam Richter, an internationally recognized expert and speaker on sales, marketing and technology whose award-winning experience includes   more

5 Organizations Join Together in Launching Effort to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Illinois TRUST Act
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: A coalition of community groups, led by PASO-West Suburban Action Project, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the National Immigrant Justice Center, the ACLU of Illinois, and Access Living have joined together in launching an effort to ensure uniform enforcement of the Illinois TRUST Act. The Illinois legislature passed the TRUST Act and immediately took effect on August   more

ACLU of Illinois Issues Statement on Chicago Police Superintendent Johnson Retirement Announcement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following statement by Police Practices Project Director Karen Sheley in response to the retirement announcement of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson: "The announcement of Superintendent Johnson's retirement presents an opportunity to bring policing in Chicago into the 21st Century. Superintendent Johnson took the helm of CPD during a time of crisis and uncertainty. Since then, many of the departme  more

ACLU of Illinois: Coalition of Community Groups Demand Enforcement of State TRUST Act
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release: A coalition of community groups, led by PASO-West Suburban Action Project, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the National Immigrant Justice Center, the ACLU of Illinois, and Access Living joined together today in launching an effort to ensure uniform enforcement of the Illinois TRUST Act. The Illinois legislature passed the TRUST Act and it immediately took effe  more

ACS NSQIP Recognizes 88 Participating Hospitals for Achieving Meritorious Surgical Patient Care Outcomes
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP(R)) has recognized 88 of an eligible 592 hospitals participating in the adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2018. ACS NSQIP participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures; these outcomes are then analyzed by AC  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Choosing Wisely - When to Question Tests, Procedures or Treatment for Pediatric Surgery
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as part of the national Choosing Wisely(R) campaign, has developed a new list of medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be over-utilized and not necessary in many cases -- this time focusing on pediatric surgery. The National Choosing Wisely Program, an evidence-based resource, provides five situations in which physicians and patients  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Number of Psychiatrists Rising, But 1-in-5 Children Still Live in County Lacking a Psychiatrist
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Death by suicide in children, ages 10-19, increased by 86% from 2007 to 2017, according to the CDC's fatal injury database, and there is a well-known shortage of child psychiatrist in the U.S. A new study, "Growth and Distribution of Child Psychiatrists in the United States: 2007-2016," in the December 2019 Pediatrics, found that the number of child psychiatrists in the U.S. has been on  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Study - Religious Vaccine Exemptions in Kindergartners on the Rise
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Laws that allow vaccine exemptions for either personal or religious reasons vary from state to state, and a new study found that when personal belief exemptions are eliminated, the number of people seeking religious exemptions increases. The study, "Religious Vaccine Exemptions in Kindergartners: 2011-2018," published in the December 2019 Pediatrics (published online Nov. 4) examined da  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Trusted Medical Website Celebrates Major Milestone
ITASCA, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents, celebrates its 10th anniversary on December 10, 2019. With reliable medical information on the web hard to find, HealthyChildren.org and the AAP offer parents free, pediatrician-approved medical advice they can trust. "Pediatricians are parents, too. And we know parents love to look for information on the interne  more

American Association of Endodontists to Honor Veterans With Social Media Tribute
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is honoring its members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces with an online tribute this Veterans Day. "The AAE is proud and supportive of our members who have and are currently serving in our nation's armed forces," AAE President Dr. Keith V. Krell said. "This online tribute is a simple yet meaningful way for the Association to thank our m  more

American Association of Law Libraries Announces Elected Reps To Executive Board
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The American Association of Law Libraries issued the following news release: The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announces four new representatives have been elected by AALL members to join the executive board. Diane M. Rodriguez, Mary Jenkins, Susan David deMaine and Stacy Etheredge will begin their tenure beginning in July 2020 when four of the current members roll off the board. Their roles on the executive board will be as follows: * Diane M. Rodr  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Partners With Patient Safety Movement Foundation to Eliminate Medical Errors in Hospitals
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is partnering with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals, a leading cause of death and injury to people across the globe. Preventable harm is ranked as the third leading cause of patient death in the United States and the 14th worldwide, according to the National Academ  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Rule Change by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Recognizes CRNAs' Expert Care
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) commends the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) for recognizing a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist's (CRNA) ability to perform pre-anesthetic assessments in Ambulatory Surgical Centers as part of the final rule made Nov. 1 on the Physician Fee Schedule. The final rule also includes a provision that finalizes b  more

American Bar Association to Host Program on State of Voting Rights Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C.
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: With the 2020 general election less than a year away, voting rights is the focus of the American Bar Association program, "Fourth Annual State of Voting Rights," on Friday, Nov. 8, at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. The free program, sponsored by the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, is part of the section's 2019-2020 Fair Elections and Voting Rights Initiative that was recently lau  more

American Board of Medical Specialties COO Laura Skarnulis Among the Crain's Chicago Business 2019 Notable Women in Health Care
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The American Board of Medical Specialties issued the following news release: * * * - Named to elite group of women leaders for their power to effect change in the Chicago Health Care Industry * * * The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading organization that oversees the standards for physician board certification in the United States, has announced the naming of its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ms. Laura Skarnulis to the Crain's Chicago Busi  more

American Board of Medical Specialties Releases 2018-2019 Board Certification Report
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The American Board of Medical Specialties issued the following news release: * * * - Physician Board Certification is on the Rise: More than 900,000 are Certified in the US * * * More than 900,000 physicians in the United States are board certified--up 2.5% from 880,000 last year--and more than half of those are from just 10 states. These are just a few statistics found in the latest ABMS Board Certification Report released by the American Board of Medical Specia  more

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Don't Let Hidden Holiday Allergies Ruin Your Good Cheer
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued the following news: The holidays are a time to gather for food, friends and festivities. While everything may seem merry and bright, if you have asthma or allergies, this is when you need to be cautious. A season full of tradition and good cheer can often come with hidden allergy triggers if you're not aware and prepared. The experts at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology sha  more

American Football Coaches Association: Northern Iowa Dominates Missouri Valley Conference Rival Illinois State
WACO, Texas, Nov. 4 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Northern Iowa played its most complete game of the season, dominating both sides of the ball en route to a 27-10 win over Illinois State. The Panthers forced four turnovers, including three on four consecutive offensive plays in the fourth quarter and held the Redbirds to 210 yards of total offense. Northern Iowa rose 3 spots to No. 7 while Illinois State fell 5 spots to No. 12 in this week's AFCA FCS Co  more

American Planning Association Petra Hurtado Promoted to Research Director
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The American Planning Association issued the following news release: The American Planning Association (APA) has promoted Petra Hurtado, PhD, LEED AP ND, to the position of Research Director effective August 26, 2019. In this role, Hurtado is responsible for advancing current and future planning practices that assist communities in navigating change. She is responsible for leading the research team in APA's Chicago and Washington, D.C., offices to expand a future-f  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association: Registration, Details for Presentation on Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following news release: On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, APCIA and NAMIC will hold the first in a series of regional programs that will identify differences between the Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance and the applicable law in targeted jurisdictions. This first program will be held in Philadelphia, PA at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP. and will cover the following jurisdictions: PA, NJ,   more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Preemies Who Develop Chronic Lung Disease Had More Stem Cells at Birth
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Discovery is a big step for efforts to prevent and treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia in premature infants * * * In the first large-scale clinical study to characterize stem cells from the umbilical cord blood and tissues of premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia - a severe, chronic lung disease - researchers found that these babies had more stem cells at birth. Th  more

Appraisal Institute Seeks Speakers for 2020 Annual Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals for presentations at its 2020 Annual Conference, Aug. 3-5, at the JW Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The deadline is 5 p.m. CST Nov. 25. Attendees of previous AI Annual Conferences said they were particularly interested in these topics: * Client and user needs; * Best practices for busine  more

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Statement on Student Enrollment Rate in City Public Schools
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement by President Jesse Sharkey in response to the news that enrollment in Chicago's public schools have fallen by more than 5,000 students: * * * - City Hall has power to reverse hostility to needs of ordinary residents--and must muster political will to support real equity and economic justice. * * * "City Hall policy under the last two mayors has mounted an assault on affordable housing, shown a relentless indif  more

Chicago Teachers Union Members at Passages Unanimously Vote to Accept Tentative Agreement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Chicago Teachers Union members at Passages charter school voted unanimously today to accept the tentative agreement they won in the wake of their strike. "The brave CTU educators at Passages have taken bold action in defense of their students and have notched a historic victory for all educators in the city," said Chris Baehrend, chair of the CTU's charter division. "It's clear that wins at CPS on non-mandat  more

Chicago Zoological Society: Nighttime Reindeer Run at Brookfield Zoo
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: Grab your glow stick, don your running shoes, and join in Brookfield Zoo's second annual Reindeer Run, sponsored by Revolution Brewing, on Friday, November 29. Participants can "fun run" or walk along the two-mile course that weaves throughout the park and is adorned with more than one million LED lights as part of the zoo's annual Holiday Magic festival, which begins November 30. Before or after   more

Citizens Utility Board: Solarize Chicagoland Surpasses Summer Goals, Will Install 135 Solar Arrays
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The Citizens Utility Board issued the following news release: The Solarize Chicagoland program surpassed its goals this summer, achieving commitments to install nearly 1,000 kilowatts (kW) of solar on 135 properties in the Chicago area. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) launched this solar group-buy program in April, and the program's participation deadline was Sept. 30. In their first year of operation, Solarize Chica  more

Computing Technology Industry Association Issues Statement on Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge Through Education Act
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following statement by Cinnamon Rogers, executive vice president of advocacy, regarding the association's support for the Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education Act: "CompTIA applauds the bipartisan work carried out by Senators Wicker (R-AL), Cantwell (D-WA), Thune (R-SD), and Rosen (D-NV) to introduce the Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education (HACKED) Ac  more

Convening Paints Constructive Vision for American Immigration
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The National Immigration Forum issued the following news release: A Democratic and a Republican senator, as well as faith, law enforcement and business leaders from across the country, engaged in meaningful dialogue around a consensus on immigration at a convening today. At Leading the Way: An American Approach to Immigration, speakers focused on addressing political polarization, the multifaceted benefits of immigration to the U.S., and an in-depth look at our southern b  more

Finalists for 2019 DAME Awards Include 14 NMMA Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: 59 products have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judging for the 2019 Dame Design Award, including 14 NMMA member companies. The DAME Design Award winners will be announced at METSTRADE later this month in Amsterdam. NMMA applauds the following companies up for the Award: * ACR Electronics, ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon * Dometic, Optimus Electric Remote Mount Stee  more

Heartland Institute Experts React to Trump Officially Pulling Out of Paris Climate Accord
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The Heartland Institute issued the following news release: * * * - ". Trump set the United States on the road to energy independence with his regulatory reforms. Now he is boosting U.S. sovereignty and putting Americans first by withdrawing us from the Paris climate agreement." - H. Sterling Burnett * * * Today, President Donald Trump officially began the year-long process to fully withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Trump first an  more

Heartland Institute: President Trump's Pick to Lead FDA Offers Opportunity for Life-Saving Reforms
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The Heartland Institute issued the following news release: We would all benefit if the new commissioner gives top priority to modernizing the FDA regulatory process in order to deliver on the primary objective of better drugs, sooner, at lower cost" - Bartley Madden Dr. Stephen Hahn, a cancer specialist, said to be Trump's nominee for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration' President Trump recently nominated Dr. Stephen Hahn of the Anderson Can  more

HIMSS Digital Influencer Program: Strengthening the Connective Tissue of Health IT
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: The final day of the 2019 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition not only marked the end of another invigorating year of networking, education and inspiration. It was also a glimpse in to a new beginning for HIMSS, its members and the health community at large. Those in attendance and following along via social media had the chance to get a sneak peek in to HIMSS's renewed comm  more

ICC-ES Issues ESR-4069 to StructureCraft DowelLam for First All-Wood Mass Timber Panel in North America
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The International Code Council issued the following news release: ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) is pleased to announce publication of ICC ESR-4069 Evaluation Report for StructureCraft DowelLamTM dowel-laminated timber (DLT) deck panels for roof and floor construction. DowelLam is the first all-wood mechanically laminated mass timber panel in North America, providing architects, engineers and developers greater versatility in designing with mass timber. DowelLam d  more

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center Launches New Program to Invest in the Future of Illinois Manufacturers
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center issued the following news release: With over $2.5 million of investments in R&D and technology, the Illinois Manufacturing Innovation Voucher program will help small & medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) see measurable gains in productivity and competitiveness. Today, IMEC, a member of the MEP National Network, launched the Illinois Manufacturing Innovation Voucher for SMMs to accelerate technology adoption in their products an  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Broken Promises Set Scene One Year Ahead of Progressive Income Tax Vote
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Illinois Policy experts available to discuss Illinois' history of failed budget and spending solutions * * * The one-year countdown begins for whether Illinois voters decide to adopt or reject a progressive income tax on Nov. 3, 2020. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has made several promises regarding the benefits of this tax plan, including middle class tax relief, balanced budgets and no economic damag  more

Illinois Realtors Begin Five Days Of Meetings, Sessions in San Francisco
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: * * * - Opening celebrates victories for national association, honors member input * * * Illinois REALTORS(R) kicked off a first full days of business meetings and learning Thursday at the REALTOR(R) Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The meetings, which cap the governance year for the national association are packed with committee meetings, a trade show and sessions on everything from future market conditions to  more

Illinois Realtors: Lemons Ryhal to Be Honored With Induction Into REBAC Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: Marki Lemons Ryhal is to be honored Friday with induction into the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council's (REBAC) Hall of Fame. Lemons, an Illinois REALTOR(R) who conducts training seminars nationwide, has her own form, ReMarkiTable LLC. She has been a presenter at Illinois REALTORS(R) events, and at the NAR Conference and Expo which is being held in San Francisco this week. According to REBAC, she has taught more than  more

Illinois Soybean Association: Rural Leaders Petition President Trump to Uphold Biofuel Promise
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: * * * - Rural Leaders Petition President Trump to Uphold Biofuel Promise * * * A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates have sent a letter to the White House this week calling on President Trump to fix a flawed proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which "fails in its mission to reinvigorate farm economies and reopen biofuel plants across America's heartland." The le  more

Independent Women's Forum Files Amicus Brief in Speech First, INC. V. Timothy L. Killeen
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Independent Women's Forum issued the following news release: * * * - University of Illinois's Bias Response Teams Have A Chilling Effect On Free Speech on Campus * * * Independent Women's Law Center and American Council of Trustees and Alumni have filed an amicus brief in support of Speech First and students at the University of Illinois, arguing that the university's speech policies violate the First Amendment. Speech First is suing the University of Illinois on   more

Interfaith Global Leaders Will Receive Reform Judaism Highest Honors at 75th URJ Biennial
NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- The Union for Reform Judaism issued the following news release: * * * - Tri-Faith Initiative, Julie Fisher and Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, and Cantor Barbara Ostfeld to Be Honored at URJ Biennial * * * Preeminent Jewish and interfaith global leaders will receive Reform Judaism's highest honors at the 75th URJ Biennial in Chicago, Illinois, in December 2019. The Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha, Nebraska, Julie Fisher and Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, and Cantor Barbara Ostfeld   more

International Journal of Plant Sciences Issues 2 Research Articles in November/December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The International Journal of Plant Sciences published two research articles on the following topics in its November/December 2019 edition: * Evolution of Perine Morphology in the Thelypteridaceae * Gametophytes of the Fern Genera Dracoglossum and Lomariopsis (Lomariopsidaceae) and their Phylogenetic Significance The November/December 2019 edition of the International Journal of Plant Sciences can be viewed at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/ijps/2019/180/9.   more

International Sanitary Supply Association: Ecolab Lauded for Advancing Gender Parity Amongst Board
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: Ecolab Inc. has been named a 2019 Corporate Champion by the Women's Forum of New York The nonprofit's annual award recognizes firms for promoting gender parity within their board of directors. Five of Ecolab's thirteen board members are female. "We recognize the strategic advantage of a gender-diverse board as we continue our work in building a more diverse and incl  more

JAMA Cardiology Journal Issues 2 Research Articles in Nov. 6, 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- JAMA Cardiology, an international peer-reviewed journal for clinical investigators, clinicians and trainees in cardiovascular medicine worldwide from the American Medical Association, published two research articles on the following topics in its Nov. 6, 2019 edition: * Association of Obesity With Adverse Long-term Outcomes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy * Association of Sex With Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary InterventionA Subgroup Analysis   more

Joint Commission Recognizes 25 U.S. Hospitals, Health Systems for ECQM Advancements in 2019 Proven Practices Collection
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: * * * - Collection shares best practices from hospitals to drive eCQM quality improvement * * * The Joint Commission today released Pioneers in Quality(TM): Proven Practices Collection 2019, a publication recognizing 25 U.S. hospitals and health systems that have successfully leveraged electronic clinical quality measures (  more

Journal of Food Science Issues 26 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The Journal of Food Science, a journal that says it serves as an international forum for food science from the Institute of Food Technologists, published 26 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Alpha-Casein and Beta-Lactoglobulin from Cow Milk Exhibit Antioxidant Activity: A Plausible Link to Antiaging Effects * Antioxidative Polyphenols of Canola Meal Extracted by High Pressure: Impact of Temperature and Solvents * Ap  more

Journal of Marketing Research Issues 10 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The Journal of Marketing Research, a journal from the American Marketing Association that says it concentrates on marketing research from its philosophy, concepts and theories to its methods, techniques and applications, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Competition of Content Acquisition and Distribution Under Consumer Multipurchase * Large-Scale Cross-Category Analysis of Consumer Review Content on Sales Conver  more

Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Issues 16 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 9 -- The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a journal from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine that says it focuses on occupational and environmental medicine specialists up-to-date on medical developments in the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of environmentally induced conditions and work-related injuries and illnesses, published 16 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: *   more

Journal of the American Medical Association - Psychiatry Issues 10 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The Journal of the American Medical Association - Psychiatry, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Medical Association that says it features psychiatry, mental health, behavioral science, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Association Between Clinically Meaningful Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Improvement and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes * Association Between P300 Responses to Auditory Oddball Stimuli and Clinical  more

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Issues 5 Research Articles in Nov. 15, 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- 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 Nov. 15, 2019 edition: * Client perceptions of the value of veterinary anesthesiologist involvement with anesthesia and pain management, benefits of a preanesthetic consultation, and quality of care for dogs undergoing elective orthopedic surgery * Duloxet  more

Kathy Freeman Summers Appointed President and CEO, Evangelical Lutheran Church Foundation, and Executive Director, Mission Advancement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: Kathy Freeman Summers was appointed to a four-year term as president and CEO of the ELCA Foundation and executive director of the Mission Advancement unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Her term began Oct. 1. Summers brings to the ELCA more than 30 years of executive leadership in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. In her role as president and CEO of the   more

Language Arts Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
URBANA, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- Language Arts, a journal that says it provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade from the National Council of Teachers of English, published eight research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Children's Literature Review 2019 Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children * Children's Literature Review  more

Missouri Pork Association: Winners Announced at 2019 St. Louis Taste of Elegance
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Nov. 7 -- The Missouri Pork Association issued the following news release: Chef Russel Cunningham with the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis garnered top honors at the Taste of Elegance culinary competition held November 4 at the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport. His winning entree, titled Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin, earned him the $1,000 prize. The event was sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association, the Illinois Pork Producers Association, Smithfield, Misso  more

National Association for Healthcare Quality Awards Recognize Outstanding Healthcare Quality Professionals
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The National Association for Healthcare Quality issued the following news: Four healthcare quality professionals earned top honors from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) during NAHQ NEXT 2019, its annual conference. NAHQ President Sandra Jones, presented the annual awards, acknowledging their valuable efforts and contributions. Speaking on the occasion, Stephanie Mercado, Executive Director and CEO of NAHQ, said, "This year's winners exemplify   more

National Futures Association Orders Golden Meadow Investments to Withdraw From Its Membership
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The National Futures Association issued the following news release: NFA has ordered Golden Meadow Investments LLC (Golden Meadow), an NFA Member commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor located in Jersey City, N.J., to both withdraw from and never again apply for NFA membership or principal status with any NFA Member. The Decision, issued by an NFA Hearing Panel, is based on a Complaint issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee, and a settlement offer  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Boating Industry Priorities Included in Senate Spending Package
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a spending measure called a "minibus" - a legislative package that contains multiple appropriations bills - which includes several of the recreational boating industry's top funding priorities. NMMA outlined these measures in a letter to Congress earlier this year, calling the programs vital to promoting and protecting boating access and local economies  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: House Passes Landmark Legislation to Invest $34 Billion in Coastal and Inland Harbors
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2440 - the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act - by a 296-109 margin. The legislation would invest $34 billion in Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) revenues towards critical port and harbor maintenance activities over the next decade without raising a dime in new taxes. NMMA applauded House Transportation   more

National Recreation and Park Association Begins Second Year of the Heart Your Park Day of Service Initiative
ASHBURN, Virginia, Nov. 4 -- The National Recreation and Park Association issued the following news release: The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proud to partner with CITGO Petroleum Corporation, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Forest Preserves of Cook County in Cook County, Illinois for the second year of its Heart Your Park Day of Service initiative. "The NRPA looks forward to working with CITGO, the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department a  more

ON/AANA/ORS Pilot Grant Recipient Announced!
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The Arthroscopy Association of North America issued the following news: During the 2019 Arthroscopy Association of North America's (AANA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida this past May, the Orthoregeneration Network (ON) Foundation, AANA and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) hosted a joint symposium on improving rotator cuff healing. The forum featured interactive discussions and concluded with a vote on the following research topic that would receive ON Fou  more

OSF HealthCare: Fighting the Flu-Now
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: With fall upon us as temperatures turn colder, now is the time to turn our attention to fighting influenza among our friends, family, and co-workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies flu season from October-May and issues weekly surveillance reports nationwide during that period. Across the United States, we are already seeing pockets of high activity, while Illinois is seeing cases steadily ri  more

OSF HealthCare: Many U.S. Parents Don't Follow Safe Sleep Guidelines
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: Some recent infant sleep statistics are keeping birthing center professionals awake at night. A new government study has found that many American parents are not following recommended guidelines on how to safely put their babies to sleep. The study focused on four safe sleep practices: placing a baby on his back to sleep, providing the baby a separate approved sleep surface, room sharing with an infant without bed shari  more

Pain Medicine Journal Issues 23 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- Pain Medicine, a journal that says it features anaesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine from the American Academy of Pain Medicine, published 23 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * "My Surgical Success": Effect of a Digital Behavioral Pain Medicine Intervention on Time to Opioid Cessation After Breast Cancer Surgery--A  more

PCMA Hires Marco Bloemendaal as Global Vice President, Business Development
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: PCMA has named Marco Bloemendaal as global vice president of business development. He will join the organization on Dec. 2 and report to Chief Business Officer Mona Cotton. "Marco's experience and knowledge within the DMO, hotel and business event communities will bring tremendous value to PCMA's brand and help elevate the connections and business value we bring our global clients  more

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues 26 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- 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 26 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Algorithm for Free Perforator Flap Selection in Lower Extremity Reconstruction Based on 563 Cases * Breast-Related Quality of Life in Young Reduction Mammaplasty Patients: A Long-Term Follow-Up Using the B  more

Professional Convention Management Association Announces Transformational Sites for Convening Leaders
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: PCMA, the world's largest platform for business events professionals, announced today that its flagship Convening Leaders event will be hosted by Caesars Entertainment at CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2022 and by Columbus, Ohio in 2023. Thousands of business events professionals and community leaders participate in Convening Leaders, PCMA's signature education and networki  more

Regional Transportation Authority Access to Transit Program Awarded Funding to Improve Bike and Pedestrian Connections to Transit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The Regional Transportation Authority issued the following news release: The RTA Access to Transit program has received funding from the Federal Transit Administration through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program for seven projects that will improve bike and pedestrian access to the regional transit system. A total of $4.03 million -- consisting of roughly $3.2 million in federal funds, $248,000 in local funds and $558,000 in RTA funds -- will be  more

Reporters Committee for Freedom Urges University of Illinois to Exempt Journalists From Title IX Reporting Requirements
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press issued the following news: * * * - University of Illinois decision prevents NPR Illinois journalists from using confidential sources. * * * Reporters Committee attorneys and a coalition of 20 media organizations have asked the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to reconsider its refusal to grant an exemption from certain Title IX requirements to journalists employed by an NPR member station the school owns. The re  more

Rush University Medical Center: Kicking Out Parkinson's Disease
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- Rush University Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Neurologists at Rush University Medical Center studying effects of karate on Parkinson's disease * * * In a unique collaboration, neurologists from the Rush Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program are working with a Chicago-area martial arts academy to provide a karate program specifically designed to help people with Parkinson's disease. Called "Kick out PD," the program takes  more

Scholars Selected for American College of Healthcare Executives Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 4 -- The American College of Healthcare Executives issued the following news release: Six scholars have been selected for the 2020 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program, which is administered by the American College of Healthcare Executives. More than 70 outstanding executives applied for this prestigious national program. The year-long program will help further prepare these mid- and senior-level careerists to advance to higher leadership roles. Scholars will ben  more

Strategic Management Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The Strategic Management Journal, a journal from the Strategic Management Society that says it features research relevant to strategic management, published seven research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Adaptation across multiple landscapes: Relatedness, complexity, and the long run effects of coordination in diversified firms * Disentangling the microfoundations of acquisition behavior and performance * Entrepreneurial firms grow  more

Students Test Their Skills During 2019 North American Weed Science Society Contest
WESTMINSTER, Colorado, Nov. 4 -- The Weed Science Society of America issued the following news release: More than 240 students from 29 universities tested their mettle during the recent 2019 North American Weed Science Contest - an event endorsed by the Weed Science Society of America and its regional affiliates. This year's contest was hosted by the BASF Midwest Research Farm, the Valent Midwest Agricultural Research Center, and Klein Farms, a multigenerational family farm based in Seymour, I  more

The ABF Receives Grant From The JPB Foundation to Establish New Access to Justice Scholars Program
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: The American Bar Foundation (ABF) has been awarded a multi-year grant from The JPB Foundation, a private foundation that aims to advance opportunity in the United States through transformational initiatives. The grant will support the establishment of a brand-new access to justice program at the ABF. The ABF's new program, The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program, will help to build the  more

United Methodist Church: Council of Bishops Announces New Chair of Connectional Table
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The United Methodist Church issued the following news release: The United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops has announced that Bishop Mande Muyombo will be the new chair of the Connectional Table for the 2021 - 2024 quadrennium. Bishop Muyombo will succeed Bishop Christian Alsted, who has served as chair since 2016. Bishop Muyombo is the Resident Bishop of the North Katanga episcopal area, which includes the North Katanga, Tanganyika and Tanzania annual confere  more

Water Quality Association Readies for 2020 Convention
LISLE, Illinois, Nov. 6 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release: The Water Quality Association has opened registration for the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, to be held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. The convention website, wqa.org/convention, offers easy-to-use access to registration, housing and event information for the annual industry gathering and for the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both set for the Orange County Convention Center. "We couldn't resist using   more

Winston-Salem Trauma Surgeon Dr. J. Wayne Meredith is New President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, an esteemed trauma, thoracic, and critical care surgeon from Winston-Salem, N.C., has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Meredith's election was announced October 31, at the conclusion of the ACS Clinical Congress in San Francisco, Calif. He will be installed for a one-year term as ACS President in   more