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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 28 items )  

American Atheists: Department of Education Proposed Data Collection Rules May Put Atheist Students at Risk
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Nov. 21 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, in order to avoid an increase in anti-atheist bullying, American Atheists offered improvements to the U.S. Department of Education's proposal to collect religious bullying data. According to the proposal, the Trump Administration would force school staff to collect data on the victim's apparent religion and report the number of incidents of bullying and harassment associated with each religion. However, with t  more

American Neurological Association Mentors and Mentees Describe the Value of Relationships
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Nov. 22 -- The American Neurological Association issued the following news release: In a new event for its Annual Meeting, the ANA hosted a Mentor-Mentee Breakfast at ANA2019 in St. Louis on October 14 to enable mentors and mentees to spend some time together and network with others. What makes these relationships, fostered by ANA's MentorLink, so helpful? David Holtzman, MD, Chairman of Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSTL) and ANA Immedia  more

American Neurological Association: What a Memory Looks Like
MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey, Nov. 21 -- The American Neurological Association issued the following news release: Your brain has the capacity to store a lifetime of memories, covering everything from the name of your first pet to your latest computer password. But what does a memory actually look like? Thanks to some very cool neuroscience, you are looking at one. The physical manifestation of a memory, or engram, consists of clusters of brain cells active when a specific memory was formed. Yo  more

Annals of Neurology Journal Issues 13 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MT. LAUREL, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- Annals of Neurology, a journal from the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society that says it publishes the mechanisms and treatment of diseases of the human nervous system, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Amyloid, Vascular, and Resilience Pathways Associated with Cognitive Aging * Antiepileptic Drugs and Suicide: Role of Prior Suicidal Behavior and Parental Psychiatric Disorder   more

Cancer-Fighting Advocates Mark Great American Smokeout by Calling for Action to Prevent Tobacco Addiction
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 21 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - ACS CAN calls for prohibiting the sale of all flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes * * * Cancer patients and survivors marked the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 44th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on New Jersey law makers to protect the health of New Jersey residents by passing strong tobacco control legislation. Onl  more

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Robert J. Ferrante, MD Joins the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: Cardiothoracic surgeon Robert J. Ferrante, MD, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Hospital. Dr. Ferrante's clinical interests include complex aortic valve surgery, atrial fibrillation surgery, ascending aortic surgery, coronary artery bypass graft surgery including all-arterial revascularization, and complex mitral valve repair. He has expertise in minimally in  more

Clara Maass Medical Center to Host Free Healthcare Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Events for the Community
BELLEVILLE, New Jersey, Nov. 18 -- Clara Maass Medical Center, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: The enrollment period for health insurance is open through December 15th and Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health is hosting free events for the community. Certified Application Counselors from the New Jersey Hospital Association will be available on December 3rd and 10th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Belleville Founders Room at Clara Maa  more

Clean Water Action: Governor Murphy Pushes NJ to Be Blowing in the Wind
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: Vice President Al Gore joined Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy today to announce New Jersey's newest ambitious goal on offshore wind. Today's announcement to more than double NJ's offshore wind targets to 7,500 MW by 2035 will make New Jersey a national leader on this vital technology. "We are thrilled to hear Governor Murphy's announcement that bigger things are ahead of us on the offshor  more

Clinical Transplantation Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- 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 11 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Clostridioides difficile colonization and infection in patients admitted for   more

Correctional Education Association Schedules Events
LAUREL, Maryland, Nov. 19 -- The Correctional Education Association has announced the following event: 2020 Leadership Forum March 29-31, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa 2020 COABE Conference April 5-8, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland Region 3 & 4 Conference April 19-21, 2020 in Bloomington, Minnesota 59th Annual CEA Region 1 Conference May 26-29, 2020 in Cape May, New Jersey at the Grand Hotel * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://cean  more

Educational Testing Service: Reading and Comprehension Keys to Success in Addressing Today's Skills Gap
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Nov. 18 -- Educational Testing Service issued the following news release: * * * - New Research Recommends Integrating Skills, Knowledge-Based, and Other Strategies into America's Schools * * * In America's classrooms, children are struggling with the kinds of basic reading and comprehension skills needed for learning in order to advance in the workforce and navigate today's society, including making critical decisions affecting one's health and financial situation. Thi  more

Global Change Biology Bioenergy Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 18 -- 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 six research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Improving phosphorus sustainability of sugarcane production in Brazil * Potential of biotechnological conversion of lignocellulose hydrolyzates by Pseudomonas p  more

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Schedules Events
FAIRFIELD, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association has announced the following event: * * * 3 December 2019 - Leading in a Challenging Healthcare Environment, Fairfield County CT - Le Pain Quotidien, Stamford, Connecticut 3 December 2019 - Leaning Out: The Truth About Women & The Workplace, Fosters innovation, San Francisco Bay Area - Genentech (Building 82), South San Francisco, California 3 December 2019 - Art of Graceful Self-Advocacy, A special opportunity to me  more

Journal of Applied Toxicology Issues 8 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- The Journal of Applied Toxicology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it publishes articles on mechanistic, fundamental and applied research on toxicity of drugs and chemicals at the molecular, cellular, tissue, target organ and whole body level, published eight research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Acetaminophen-induced hepatocyte injury: C2-ceramide and oltipraz intervention, hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 and glutathione S-trans  more

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund: Federal Court Stays Texas-Led Challenge to DACA
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 22 -- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following news release: A federal judge in Texas today halted a lawsuit challenging the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) until after the Supreme Court rules on the other DACA cases currently before it. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen ruled on a motion to stay filed by the State of New Jersey and supported by a separate motion to delay the Texas-led case filed by MALDEF (  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: New Jersey - Senate Leaders Propose 2020 Legalization Ballot Measure
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 21 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Nicholas Scutari, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced plans this week to place a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot to legalize and regulate adult cannabis use. "This initiative will bring cannabis out of the underground so that it can be controlled to ensure a safe product, strictly regulated to limit u  more

National Wildlife Federation: New Jersey Doubles Down on Offshore Wind Power
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release: The National Wildlife Federation and New Jersey Audubon heralded today's major commitment by Governor Phil Murphy to more than double New Jersey's offshore wind goal, which will create new jobs and a strong economy, while also protecting wildlife and communities from climate change. Joined by former Vice President Al Gore, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order increasing the state's offsh  more

NCSBN Honors Judith E. Schmidt With Champions Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN has recognized Judith E. Schmidt, MSN, RN, CCRN, chief executive officer of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, with its 2019 NCSBN Champions Award. The NCSBN Champions Award recognizes individuals, groups or organizations, who are not NCSBN members, for their contributions in furthering the vision and mission of NCSBN. Schmidt worked tirelessly for years to get the Nurse  more

New Jersey School Boards Association Offers Sample Resolution on Solar Energy in Schools
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The New Jersey School Boards Association issued the following news release: The New Jersey School Boards Association has developed a sample resolution that local boards of education may wish to consider in addressing the subject of solar energy in the schools. The resolution urges the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to maintain strong incentives for solar energy projects. The BPU is considering a proposal to oversee the development of solar renewable energy  more

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Announcing Dr. Kristyn Brandi as Board Chair
NEW YORK, Nov. 21 -- Physicians for Reproductive Health issued the following news release: Physicians for Reproductive Health (Physicians), a network of doctors across the country working to improve access to reproductive health care, announced Dr. Kristyn Brandi's role as the organization's new board chair, effective immediately. Dr. Brandi, an obstetrician-gynecologist who provides abortion care in New Jersey, is Latinx and has focused her work as a physician and researcher around racial bia  more

RWJBarnabas Health: Beyond Brain Injury
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: * * * - A New Partnership Brings Additional Resources to those Living with Traumatic Brain Injury. * * * About every 13 seconds in the U.S., someone suffers traumatic brain injury (TBI)--a blow or penetrating injury to the head that's severe enough to disrupt normal brain function. Children with TBI are often treated at Children's Specialized Hospital (CSH), the leading provider of inpatient and outpatient c  more

RWJBarnabas Health: Game Changer
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: * * * - The RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center at Rutgers University Kicks Off a New Era for Rutgers Sports. * * * For Rutgers student-athletes, the future is here. The state-of-the-art RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center at Rutgers University, which opened in September, is home to new facilities for men's and women's basketball, wrestling and gymnastics, as well as a sports performance  more

RWJUH Somerset Receives Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award
SOMERVILLE, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, a hospital operated by RWJBarnabas Health, issued the following news: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (RWJUH Somerset), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places RWJUH Somerset among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by H  more

The Andrew Goodman Foundation Files Lawsuit Against the State of Wisconsin for Restricting the Voting Rights of Students
MAHWAH, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The Andrew Goodman Foundation issued the following news release: The Andrew Goodman Foundation is suing the 6 members of the Wisconsin Elections Committee for restrictions imposed on the use of student IDs for voting. The law requires that a student ID include the issuance date, an expiration date of no more than 2 years from the date of issuance, and a signature. A voter who wishes to use a student ID must also independently prove current enrollment. No other for  more

The USGA and the R&A Announce Modifications to World Amateur Golf Ranking WAGR
FAR HILLS, New Jersey, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (November 20, 2019) - The USGA and The R&A today announced the World Amateur Golf Ranking (R) (WAGR (R)) will be determined by a new system called the Power Method beginning with the first update in January 2020. The Power Method aims to better reflect the current performance of golfers by placing greater emphasis on current form and results by improving   more

U.S. Golf Association Invites 12 Players to Curtis Cup Practice Session
LIBERTY CORNER, New Jersey, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Golf Association issued the following news release: * * * - Three-day session to take place at Loblolly in Hobe Sound, Fla., in December * * * The USGA's International Team Selection Committee has invited 12 players to participate in a practice session in advance of the 2020 Curtis Cup Match. The session for prospective players will take place Dec. 15-17 at Loblolly in Hobe Sound, Fla. A biennial competition, the 41st Curtis Cup Match will be   more

Updated Center for American Progress Data on Gun Violence in the United States Offer a Fresh Look at State-Level Disparities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Center for American Progress issued the following news release: Days after a string of mass shootings terrorized communities around the country in Santa Clarita, California; Pleasantville, New Jersey; Fresno, California; and Duncan, Oklahoma, the Center for American Progress released a series of updated fact sheets detailing the specific impact of gun violence in each state and Washington, D.C. These fact sheets underscore the nature and scope of gun violence in each   more

Weed Science Society: New Jersey Growers Battle Weeds for Your Cranberry Sauce Needs
WESTMINSTER, Colorado, Nov. 19 -- The Weed Science Society of America issued the following news release: New Jersey is the nation's third-largest cranberry producer. But according to the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), growers in the state are fighting a tough battle to keep the colorful berries on your holiday table. Their crops are being threatened by Carolina redroot, a native perennial weed that competes with cranberry plants for nutritional resources. Thierry Besancon, Ph.D., a we  more