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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 29 items )  

ACLU-NJ Marijuana Data Brief Finds Cannabis Arrests Have Skyrocketed Since Earlier Report
NEWARK, New Jersey, Nov. 15 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: * * * - ACLU-NJ's data brief finds 3-to-1 disparity in Black-white arrest rates for marijuana possession has persisted, and arrest numbers have soared * * * Marijuana arrest numbers have increased dramatically, and racial disparities in arrest rates   more

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has announced the following event: Council on Rail Legislative Meeting, February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm, Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, 20001 USA + Google Map, Find out more " 2020 AASHTO Council on Rail Transportation Legislative Meeting, February 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm, Find out more " 2020 AASHTO Washington Br  more

American Atheists Issues Statement on Introduction of Put Patients First Act
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Nov. 12 -- American Atheists issued the following statement by President Nick Fish in response to the introduction of the Put Patients First Act by Reps. Barbara Lee, D-California; Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington: * * * - "Put Patients First Act" Would Protect Americans from Health Care Providers' Personal Religious Beliefs * * * "Religious dogma is no excuse to put patients' lives at risk. We thank Reps. Lee and Pappas and Senator Mur  more

American Jewish Committee Convenes Academic Advisory Group, Launches Website, to Engage 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play
OBERAMMERGAU, Germany, Nov. 14 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: An Academic Advisory Group, established by American Jewish Committee (AJC) to engage constructively with Oberammergau Passion Play leadership, visited the German village this week to discuss the 2020 production. The group was organized to recommend, through ongoing dialogue, pathways by which the play's leadership can further advance a decades-long process to rid the play of any lingering anti-Je  more

American Journal of Hematology Issues 10 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 15 -- The American Journal of Hematology, a journal that says it provides coverage of experimental and clinical features of blood diseases in humans and in animal models of human disease, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Combination trial of duvelisib (IPI-145) with rituximab or bendamustine/rituximab in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia * Comparison of non-myeloablative and reduced  more

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Journal Issues 17 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Nov. 15 -- The Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features neurology from the American Neurological Association, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * 10 kHz cervical SCS for chronic neck and upper limb pain: 12 months' results * 18F-FDG uptake in denervated muscles of patients with peripheral nerve injury * Cardiovascular factors are related to dopamine integri  more

Anticancer Research Journal Issues 66 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
HIGHLANDS, New Jersey, Nov. 13 -- Anticancer Research, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features experimental and clinical oncology from the International Institute of Anticancer Research, published 66 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Acral Lentiginous Melanoma of Foot and Ankle: A Clinicopathological Study of 7 Cases * Analysis of Melanoma in African American Patients in the United States * Antiproliferative Effect of Lenvatinib on Human   more

Clinical Transplantation Journal Issues 45 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 16 -- Clinical Transplantation, a journal that says it aims to serve as a channel for those involved in the care of patients who require, or have had, organ or tissue transplants (including kidney, intestine, liver, pancreas, islets, heart, heart valves, lung, bone marrow, cornea, skin, bone and cartilage), published 45 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Addressing bone quality and bone density after renal transplantation:  more

Ecohydrology Journal Issues 15 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 13 -- Ecohydrology, a journal that says it aims to improve understanding of processes at the interface between ecology and hydrology and associated applications related to environmental management, published 15 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Characteristics of phytoplankton community and water net primary productivity response to the nutrient status of the Poyang Lake and Gan River, China * Climate-driven change in the water s  more

Experimental Dermatology Journal Issues 5 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 13 -- Experimental Dermatology Journal published five research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Epidermolysis bullosa: Advances in research and treatment * P63-related disorders: Dermatological characteristics in 22 patients * Patients with congenital ichthyosis and TGM1 mutations overexpress other ARCI genes in the skin: Part of a barrier repair response? * Rare missense mutation in GJB3 (Cx31G45E) is associated with a unique cellula  more

Faith in Action Leaders Offer Statements of Trust, Power, and Support as Supreme Court Begins Hearing Arguments on DACA
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Faith in Action issued the following news release: Starting today, the Supreme Court will begin oral arguments in deciding the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Several leaders and organizers representing the Faith in Action Network have come to Washington to advocate in favor of the program. Richard Morales, policy and program director for Faith in Action's immigrant justice program LA RED; Nanci Palacios, DACA recipient and deputy direct  more

Global Change Biology Bioenergy Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 14 -- Global Change Biology Bioenergy, a journal that says it promotes understanding of the interface between biological and environmental sciences and the production of fuels directly from plants, algae and waste, published seven research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * How can miscanthus fields be reintegrated into a crop rotation? * Methane yield and species diversity dynamics of perennial wild plant mixtures established alone, unde  more

Global Change Biology Bioenergy Journal Issues 9 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 7 -- Global Change Biology Bioenergy, a journal that says it promotes understanding of the interface between biological and environmental sciences and the production of fuels directly from plants, algae and waste, published nine research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Biomass production and energy balance of Miscanthus over a period of 11 years: A case study in a large-scale farm in Poland * Biomass yield in a genetically diverse Misca  more

Gynecologic Oncologist Nimesh Nagarsheth, MD Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Nov. 14 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: Gynecologic oncologist Nimesh Nagarsheth, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network. Dr. Nagarsheth has been on the medical staff at Englewood Hospital since 2004, and is the medical director of gynecologic oncology and medical director of robotic surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive gynecologic cancer surgery, and his primary clinical interests are cervical, endometri  more

Journal of Phytopathology Issues 7 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 7 -- The Journal of Phytopathology, a journal that says it features plant diseases induced by microbial pathogens, viruses and nematodes, published seven research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Biocontrol of Ascochyta blight by Azospirillum sp. depending on the degree of resistance of chickpea genotypes * Development of a bioassay to assess resistance to Fusarium oxysporum (Schlecht.) in asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) * First re  more

Journal of Phytopathology Issues 9 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 14 -- The Journal of Phytopathology, a journal that says it features plant diseases induced by microbial pathogens, viruses and nematodes, published nine research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Amaranthus caudatus subsp. mantegazzianus: A new host of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma hispanicum' (subgroup 16Sr XIII-A) * Assessment of sorghum genetic resources of Ethiopia for anthracnose (Colletotrichum sublineolum Henn.) resistance and agronomi  more

Journal of Wildlife Management Issues 11 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 15 -- The Journal of Wildlife Management, a journal that says it features investigations into the biology and ecology of wildlife and their habitats, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Bats relocate maternity colony after the natural loss of roost trees * Century of conservation: The ongoing recovery of Svalbard reindeer * Demographic model for ring-necked ducks breeding in Minnesota * Dispersal of juvenile bobcats  more

Kelly Goss Named Vice President for Development at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, Nov. 15 -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: Kelly Goss has recently been named Vice President for Development at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Ms. Goss joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1993 as the Director of Community Health Services, responsible for coordinating health fairs, expos, and screenings. She oversaw the Community Advocates (formerly the Auxiliary) as well as fundraising activi  more

NAFA Member John Dmochowsky, CAFM, Wins Honors, Achieves First at 2019 Fleet Europe Awards
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Nov. 13 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry's largest membership association, is proud to announce that NAFA Member John Dmochowsky, CAFM, MBA, Senior Global Fleet Manager for Mondelez International, won Fleet Europe's European Safety Fleet Manager of the Year award. Further, he was awarded runner-up status in the Global Fleet Manager of the Year category of the Fl  more

NASAA Upgrades Exam Resource for State Securities Examiners
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The North American Securities Administrators Association issued the following news release: The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today announced the launch of a significantly enhanced NASAA Electronic Examinations Module (NEMO). This web-based software application is available for use by state securities examiners to conduct examinations of state-registered investment advisers and broker-dealers within their jurisdictions. "This updated resour  more

Natural Products Association: New Jersey Senate Committee Approves Resolution Asking Congress to Set Safe Level for CBD Consumption
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The Natural Products Association issued the following news release: The New Jersey State Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee today unanimously passed a resolution asking the U.S. Congress to set a safe level for CBD consumption. President and CEO of the Natural Products Association Dr. Daniel Fabricant testified at the committee hearing. "NPA thanks the Committee for acknowledging that it is long past time for the federal government to take actio  more

Natural Products Association: New Jersey Senate Urges Congress to Set Safe Level for CBD Consumption
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The Natural Products Association issued the following news release: The New Jersey Senate has introduced a resolution calling on "Congress and the President of the United States to establish a safe daily level of consumption of cannabidiol through legislation." It will be heard in the New Jersey State Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee on Thursday, Nov. 14. New Jersey Senate Resolution No. 163 reads: "Currently, the Food and Drug Administration   more

NJASA Names Mackey Pendergrast New Jersey 2020 Superintendent of the Year
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 13 -- The New Jersey Association of School Administrators issued the following news release: Mackey Pendergrast, Chief Education Officer, Morris School District (MDS), was selected as New Jersey's 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) and is a candidate for the National Superintendent of the Year Award by the American Association of School Administrators' (AASA). He will be formally acknowledged by the New Jersey  more

Pediatric Pulmonology Journal Issues 19 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 16 -- Pediatric Pulmonology, a journal that says it features research on pathological anatomy, developmental issues and pathophysiology to infectious disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis and airborne toxins, published 19 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Bacterial salivary microbiome associates with asthma among african american children and young adults * Caregiver burden in children with cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskine  more

Pediatric Pulmonology Journal Issues 26 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 9 -- Pediatric Pulmonology, a journal that says it features research on pathological anatomy, developmental issues and pathophysiology to infectious disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis and airborne toxins, published 26 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Association of air humidity with incidence of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in children * Associations between age, respiratory comorbidities, and dysphagia in infants with do  more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Five Communities the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Nov. 12 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today announced the five communities chosen to receive the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The Prize honors and elevates communities at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity for all. The 2019 Prize winners are: Broward County, Fla.; Gonzales, Calif.; Greenville County, S.C.; Lake County, Colo.; and Sitka, Alaska. "The 2019 RWJF Cult  more

Teamsters Support Bill to End Misclassification of Workers in N.J.
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 14 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Will Expand Employment Rights to Workers Illegally Misclassified by Employers * * * Today, truck drivers, Teamsters and worker allies testified before the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee in favor of S4204, legislation that will expand employment rights to thousands of workers who are misclassified by their employers as 'independent contractors.' The illegal practice o  more

Transactions on Circuits and Systems Journal Issues 23 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, Nov. 13 -- Transactions on Circuits and Systems, a journal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, published 23 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Advantages of Second-Order Cartesian Feedback Linearizers for Radio Amplifiers * ANOVA Kernel Kalman Filter for Multi-Objective Grid Integrated Solar Photovoltaic-Distribution Static Compensator * Approximated Core Transform Architectures for HEVC Using WHT-  more

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety in Latest Leapfrog Group Report
MARLTON, New Jersey, Nov. 12 -- Virtua, a provider of health care services, issued the following news release, dated Nov. 8: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital received its third consecutive "A" on the Leapfrog Group's Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. This designation by the national nonprofit health care ratings organization recognizes the hospital's efforts to protect patients from harm and meet the highest safety standards in the United States. The Safety Grade, ranging from A to F, rates   more