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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 14 items )  

Alternative Model of Care for Chronically Ill Results in $33.5M Reduction in Anticipated Spending in 5th Year
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- RTI International issued the following news: The Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration, a program from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that is testing a model of in-home primary care for people with multiple chronic conditions, resulted in expenditures $33.5 million below spending targets in its fifth year, according to a new report. The $33.5 million is equivalent to an 8.4 percent reduction below spending targets, or a   more

American Association of Independent Professional Baseball: Fargo-Moorhead's McNutt Is Getting Attention As He Joins Giants Organization
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball issued the following news release: It is not exactly new for a relief pitcher to mature in the American Association and not too much later find himself getting a major league opportunity. Prime examples among current major leaguers include St. Louis's John Brebbia (Sioux Falls and Laredo), Atlanta's Chris Martin (Grand Prairie) and Tampa Bay's Chaz Roe (Laredo). The newest intriguing story is that   more

American Road and Transportation Builders Association Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- The American Road and Transportation Builders Association issued the following events: * * * 4 DEC, 2020 U.S. TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION MARKET FORECAST WEBINAR WEBINAR 23 JAN, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 9 MAR, ARTBA BOARD MEETING AT CONEXPO-CON/AGG, WESTGATE LAS VEGAS RESORT, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 10-14 MAR, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 12-14 MAY, 2020 ARTBA FIP AND TCC FLY-IN MEETING, GRAND HYATT WAS  more

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Issues 78 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
ALBANY, California, Nov. 30 -- Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, a peer-reviewed journal in seismology, published 78 research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Beyond Backslip: Improvement of Earthquake Simulators from New Hybrid Loading Conditions * Comparison of the Recorded Significant Duration of the Lushan Earthquake with Empirical Model Predictions * Crustal Structure of Eastern North Carolina: Piedmont and Coastal Plain * Dynamic  more

Center for Creative Leadership Partners With Johnson & Johnson to Offer Innovation Fellowship for Nurses
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 24 -- The Center for Creative Leadership issued the following news release: The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)(R) is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to launch the new Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship this fall. This unique 2-year program aims to strengthen the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of nurses to amplify and integrate nurse-led innovation in health and healthcare. CCL is one of 2 partners chosen by Johnson & Johnson to develop  more

Clothing & Textiles Research Journal Issues 5 Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
CARY, North Carolina, Nov. 29 -- Clothing and Textiles Research, a journal that says it features textiles, fiber, polymer science, social and psychological aspects of dress from the International Textile and Apparel Association, published five research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 edition: * Analysis and Study of Effect of Natural Dye From Bombax malabarica on Silk Fabric * Effect of Compression on Contact Heat Transfer in Thermal Protective Clothing Under Different Moi  more

Defenders of Wildlife: Governor Cooper Demands U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recommit to Red Wolf Recovery Efforts
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The Defenders of Wildlife issued the following news: Today, Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) sent letters to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), urging the USFWS to work harder to save critically-endangered red wolves from extinction. In his letter, Governor Cooper noted that his administration had asked the agency to recommit to the recovery strategy   more

Duke Mathematical Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in Dec. 1, 2019 Edition
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- Duke Mathematical Journal published three research articles, including the following topics, in its Dec. 1, 2019 edition: * Beyond expansion, III: Reciprocal geodesics * Newton-Okounkov bodies, cluster duality, and mirror symmetry for Grassmannians * Splitting of a gap in the bulk of the spectrum of random matrices The December 2019 edition of the Duke Mathematical Journal can be viewed at https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1574672412. [Category: Educati  more

Immigrants' Rights Groups Condemn Attempt by ICE to Advance Anti-Immigrant Policies in ACLU of North Carolina
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina issued the following news release: A broad coalition of immigrants' rights organizations condemns continued attempts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and General Assembly leadership to advance anti-immigrant policies including House Bill 370, an extreme anti-immigrant bill that would force county sheriffs to help ICE detain and deport community members or face removal from office. NC House Speaker Tim  more

North Carolina Justice Center: 'Public Charge' Chill Continues Regardless of Injunction
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The North Carolina Justice Center issued the following news: * * * - National Report Finds Widespread Negative Effects of the Attempt to Rewrite Immigration Policy * * * The Trump administration continues to drastically remake U.S. immigration policy through a radical reinterpretation of the "public charge" rule. In Only Wealthy Immigrants Need Apply: The Chilling Effects of Public Charge, the Fiscal Policy Institute - a nonprofit, nonpartisan research org  more

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters: Clean Energy Economy Bill Filed
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters issued the following news release: Congress may be dysfunctional at the moment because of partisan deadlock and the Senate black hole for progress known as Mitch McConnell's office, but environmental champions in Congress aren't letting that stop them. Over 150 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as cosponsors of HR 5221, the "100% Clean Economy Act of 2019," which was officially filed l  more

Paul Bush to Join ASHP as Vice President of Global Resource Development and Consulting
BETHESDA, Maryland, Nov. 26 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news release: ASHP announced today that Paul Bush, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP, will join the organization as Vice President of Global Resource Development and Consulting. Bush, a highly accomplished leader with more than 40 years of experience in hospital and health-system pharmacy, will oversee ASHP's global resource development program and consulting enterprise. Bush previously served as   more

RTI International: Integrated Database and Registry for Angelman and Dup15q Syndromes Aims to Improve Patient Care and Treatment
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- RTI International issued the following news: * * * - The new clinic network platform will establish a network of patient-powered data to increase caregivers' understanding of the disorders * * * A new network platform, Linking Angelman and Dup15q Data for Expanded Research (LADDER), will offer caregivers access to information about a larger population of patients living with Angelman or Dup15 syndromes to better inform their decisions regard  more

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: 27th Annual Moravian Star Lighting Event to Be Held Monday
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center issued the following news release: Note: Live-streaming of the lighting will be available here starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Moravian star lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. 27th Annual Moravian Star Lighting Event to be held Dec. 2, 2019Since 1992, Wake Forest Baptist has celebrated its holiday spirit with the Winston-Salem commun  more