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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 30 items )  

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Schedules Events
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 23 -- The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists has announced the following events: * * * AAPS/EUFEPS Global Bioequivalence Harmonization Initiative: 4th International Workshop, December 12-13, 2019, DoubleTree Bethesda, MD - For several years now, the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences (EUFEPS), with its Network on Bioavailability and Biopharmaceutics (BABP) in the lead, has worked toward harmonizing the requirements for bioequivalence assess  more

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry: Successful Hygienix 2019 Addresses Sustainability in Absorbent Hygiene & Personal Care
CARY, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry issued the following news release: Over 500 absorbent hygiene and personal care professionals from 30 countries and throughout the supply chain participated in the fifth edition of INDA's Hygienix - the premier event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets - held in Houston, Texas, Nov. 11-14. The successful three-day conference delivered premium content, education, networking opportunities, awards, and a  more

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: States Schedule Public Hearings on Atlantic Croaker and Spot Draft Addenda
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 23 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release: The Commission's South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board (Board) releases two documents for public comment: Draft Addendum III to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Croaker and Draft Addendum III to the Omnibus Amendment to the Interstate FMPs for Spanish Mackerel, Spot, and Spotted Seatrout. The states of Delaware, Maryland, Vi  more

Atrium Health Physicians Showcase Clinical Skills at the 48th AAGL Congress
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- Atrium Health issued the following news: Nearly 20 physicians from Atrium Health attended and took the stage to present their work at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Conference in Vancouver, BC. Liz Wiseman, NY Times bestselling author who wrote Multipliers, gave an inspiring keynote address then hosted a one-on-one session with attendees to identify multiplier/diminisher behaviors during surgical dissections, essentially teaching ef  more

Aviation Institute of Maintenance Hosts Grand Opening Celebration at North Carolina Campus
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, Nov. 18 -- Aviation Institute of Maintenance issued the following news release: * * * - The AIM Charlotte campus invites the community to attend their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on November 21st. * * * Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) extended their campus locations to include Charlotte, North Carolina as part of its continued effort to address growing workforce demand for aviation and skilled technicians. To celebrate the opening, the campus w  more

Concussion is More Than Just a Headache, So It's Good to Know the Symptoms
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: You don't have to be a football player to get a concussion. Concussion is more than just a headache, so it's good to know the symptoms"Concussions are a disruption in normal brain function that's usually brought on by trauma," said Wake Forest Baptist Health physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist David M. Popoli, M.D. "That can be a collision during athletics, a fall to   more

Consumer Energy Alliance: North Carolina Emissions Fell By as Much as 92 Percent as the State Continues to Grow
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Consumer Energy Alliance issued the following news release: Given that North Carolina remains one of the nation's largest energy consumers, the fact that statewide emissions have fallen by as much as 92 percent since 1990 is a fantastic achievement, according to a Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) analysis released today. This historic and underreported trend comes as organizations and outlets continue to disregard the significant work that has been done across  more

FHI 360 Board of Directors Welcomes New Members Aron Betru and Jacqueline Mahal
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- FHI 360 issued the following news release: FHI 360 is pleased to announce that Mr. Aron Betru and Dr. Jacqueline Mahal have joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Betru is the Managing Director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, leading the institute's Access to Capital and other strategic financing initiatives to enhance social impact in the United States and other countries. Prior to the Milken Institute, Mr. Betru was the Co-Founder   more

Former AirHogs Chris Martin Re-Signs With Braves
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball issued the following news release: It is only a bad joke to say that every American Association player should be looking up to Chris Martin these days even if the Atlanta Braves reliever does measure out at a basketball-worthy 6-foot-8. The real reason to use Martin as an example to today's players comes about because the right-handed hurler once was in the shoes of most every young player breaking  more

Four Additional Human Trafficking Programs to Receive Assistance From RTI as Part of Federal Grant
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- RTI International issued the following news: * * * - RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, will provide training and technical assistance with the $1.1 million grant * * * The Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) within the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, a $1.1 million dollar grant to provide training and technical assistance to grantees in nine states working to combat huma  more

Government Technology Schedules Events
FOLSOM, California, Nov. 19 -- Government Technology has announced the following event: Techwire: State of Technology - California Industry Forum 2019, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA Dec 2, 2019 Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit 2019, Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA Dec 12-13, 2019 Nevada Digital Government Summit 2019, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV Dec 12, 2019 California Public Sector CIO Academy 2020, Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Sacramento, CA Feb 5-6, 2020 Beyond the  more

Historic Hotels of America Honors Robert H. Dedman, Jr.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Historic Hotels of America issued the following news release: * * * - Historic Hotels of America Honors Robert H. Dedman, Jr. with 2019 Historic Hotels of America Steward of History and Historic Preservation Award * * * Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels, has presented the 2019 Historic Hotels of America Steward of History and Historic Preservation   more

Institute for Justice: North Carolina Surgeon Wins First Round in Fight to Eliminate State-Enforced Medical Monopoly
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: Today, a state superior court judge denied the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' motion to dismiss a constitutional challenge to a law that bans medical providers from purchasing an MRI scanner without first obtaining special permission--called a "certificate of need," or CON--from the government. The court cleared the way for the case to proceed, in a first-round victory for D  more

Jeb Bassett Will Lead American Home Furnishings Alliance in 2020
HIGH POINT, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- The American Home Furnishings Alliance issued the following news release: John E. "Jeb" Bassett, Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President, Bassett Furniture Industries, Bassett, Va., was elected 2020 Chair of the American Home Furnishings Alliance Board of Directors during the organization's 2019 Annual Meeting in Miami, Fla., on October 31. Joining Bassett on the 2020 AHFA Executive Committee are Roger Bland, President and CEO of Southern Motion, Po  more

Lawsuit Filed Over Trump Administration Failure to Update Plan to Save Red Wolves
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to prepare an updated recovery plan for the red wolf, a critically endangered native species that has declined to just 14 known individuals in the wild. Without help the once-common species -- now isolated in North Carolina -- could be extinct in the wild within five years. In response to a 2016 petition by animal-prot  more

League of Conservation Voters Calls Out NC Senators Tillis and Burr in New $70K Radio Ad
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today launched a new $70,000 radio advertising campaign in North Carolina calling out Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr for not standing up to President Trump's rollback of Obama-era clean car standards. Carbon pollution from cars is the largest domestic source of the pollution that contributes to climate change, yet the Trump administration is trying to rever  more

Legal Action Challenges North Carolina Utilities' Unlawful Use of Ratepayer Funds
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: * * * - Political Spending Violates Customers' First Amendment Rights, Harms Climate * * * The Center for Biological Diversity today submitted a brief to the North Carolina Utilities Commission arguing that utilities cannot use ratepayer funds for trade association dues as it violates customers' First Amendment rights. Money from ratepayers is frequently channeled into campaigns against  more

Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association Responds to FCC Plans to Split the Spectrum
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: MEMA is concerned that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced plans for the Commission to vote on a proposal allowing other wireless uses on the 5.9 GHz spectrum. Traditionally, this band has been reserved for the transportation industry to allow for the implementation of new critical safety technologies. Allowing other wireless uses on the spectrum could comp  more

National Audubon Society Receives Grants to Make Our Coasts More Resilient to Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The National Audubon Society issued the following news: * * * - Projects in North Carolina, New York and California will improve coastal wetlands for birds and people. * * * The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced $30 million in new grants from their National Coastal Resilience Fund to benefit coastal areas across the country. Among them, Audubon will receive funding for three projects--totaling over $1 million with matching funds--to enhance coastal areas   more

Novant Health Receives the 2019 Press Ganey Culture of Engagement Award
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Press Ganey has selected Novant Health as the recipient of the 2019 Press Ganey Culture of Engagement Award. The award recognizes and honors an organization that demonstrates innovative talent management and organizational development strategies in their delivery of safe, high-quality, patient-centered care. Joy Greear, president and chief operating officer of Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center, and K  more

Novant Health Selects KenSci's AI Platform to Deliver Better In-patient Experiences
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health today announced a partnership with KenSci to implement the company's AI-based predictive system of insights platform. KenSci will help Novant Health streamline operational efficiencies within the medical centers and improve patients' overall experiences by effectively informing care teams of patient status when and where it's most needed. The platform will help Novant Health reduce variation  more

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Opens First Center in Huntersville
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care has opened its first urgent care in Huntersville, North Carolina, just north of uptown Charlotte at 9121 Sam Furr Rd. The new center is in Northcross Commons alongside Whole Foods Market, just off exit 25 on Interstate 77, providing the community with better access to high quality health care services. "We are thrilled to offer the Huntersville community the Novant Heal  more

Pet Sitters International Raises More Than $10K for The Grey Muzzle Organization
KING, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Pet Sitters International issued the following news release: Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world's leading educational association for professional pet sitters and dog walkers, concluded its month-long #petsittersgiveback campaign in November, raising $10,500 to benefit The Grey Muzzle Organization. The Grey Muzzle Organization is a non-profit charitable organization that improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to anim  more

Public Relations Society Schedules Events
NEW YORK, Nov. 21 -- The Public Relations Society of America has announced the following events: * * * 2019 PRSA Marketing and Digital Communications Conference, Dec 5-6, 2019 PRSA North Pacific District Conference, Jan 26-27, 2020, San Francisco Get Clicked, Liked & Shared, Feb 5-6, 2020, Durham, North Carolina - Learn to write better blog posts and other content-marketing pieces. Rev Up Readability, Apr 1-2, 2020, Austin, Texas Think Inside the Inbox, May 6-7, 2020, Los Angeles - How to   more

RTI International Partners with North Carolina Public Safety to Facilitate Prisoner Re-Entry
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- RTI International issued the following news: RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, today announced a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS) to test a promising new approach to facilitate prisoner re-entry. The study--funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), within the U.S. Department of Justice--is a randomized controlled trial of PokketSM, a web-based re-entry planning and management too  more

RTI International, Michigan State University Release Findings from Know More at MSU Survey
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 23 -- RTI International issued the following news: RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, and Michigan State University (MSU) recently released the findings of Know More @ MSU survey, a campus-wide survey launched in March to inform MSU's ongoing effort to foster a safer, more inclusive campus. The survey showed that sexual harassment was the most common form of sexual misconduct among MSU undergraduate, graduate and professional student  more

RTI International: Dr. Lauren McCormack Invited to Serve on Opioid Advisory Group for the National Association of Attorneys General
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- RTI International issued the following news: Lauren McCormack, PhD, MSPH, Division Vice President of Public Health Research at RTI International, was recently invited to join a Curriculum Advisory Group with the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) focused on the opioid epidemic. Utilizing the input of experts from various fields, the Advisory Group will collaborate to identify specific subject areas related to the opioid epidemic  more

Sigma Xi: Chapter Award Winners Announced at the Assembly of Delegates
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: 2019 Sigma Xi chapter award winners were announced at the 120th Assembly of Delegates on November 14 in Madison, Wisconsin. Finalists are chosen by regional and constituency directors based on information in the chapters' annual reports and the winners are selected by the Committee on Qualifications and Membership. Chapter of Excellence Award Winners Chapter of Excellence   more

Sigma Xi: STEM Art and Film Festival Brings Scientific Concepts to the Public
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: A STEM Art and Film Festival on November 17 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, celebrated visual arts as tools that help the public learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. Featuring approximately 30 pieces of art and 10 films, the public festival was the final event of the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conferenc  more

Wake Forest Baptist Health - High Point Medical Center Recognized as One of IBM Watson 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in US
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Wake Forest Baptist Health - High Point Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top community cardiovascular hospitals in the IBM Watson Health(TM) 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals(TM) annual study. The study identifies the top U.S. academic and community hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services based on a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics.  more