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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 83 items )  

2019 American Massage Therapy Association National Election Results Are In
EVANSTON, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The American Massage Therapy Association issued the following news: * * * - Tellers Report - New National Board of Directors * * * AMTA is happy to announce that 94.6% of Professional Members voting in the AMTA National Board Election approved the slate of new board directors to take office on March 1, 2020. The new or returning board members will be Christine Bailor-Goodlander (NY), Michaele Colizza (RI), Pat Collins (NY), Jane Horton Johnson (GA), and Scott Ra  more

AAE Announces Partnership With SoFi to Offer Student Loan Refinancing Benefit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: In an effort to help remedy the ongoing student debt issue, the American Association of Endodontists announced it is partnering with SoFi, the online personal finance company, through their SoFi at Work program. Through the program, SoFi will offer AAE members student loan refinancing options, which include low-variable and fixed rates with terms ranging from five to twenty years, with an a  more

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: Bridging the Leadership Gap for Newly Appointed Chief Residents
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education issued the following news release: Throughout their educational program, residents work hard to become the best doctors they can possibly be. They study, they train, they soak up everything they can about medicine and their specialty. For some, the hard work during residency culminates in being named chief resident. Appointment to a chief residency is an impressive honor, one that demonstrates an exceptional   more

AISC to Honor 13 Leading Design, Construction, and Education Professionals at the 2020 NASCC: The Steel Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The American Institute of Steel Construction issued the following news release: The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) will honor 13 leaders across the structural steel design, construction, and academic communities with prestigious awards at the 2020 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 22-24 in Atlanta). The awards presentation and opening keynote will take place on Wednesday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. AISC awards hon  more

American Association of School Librarians Standards Now Crosswalked to Code With Google's CS First Curriculum
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- American Association of School Librarians, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: As part of its continued commitment to provide school library professionals the materials and resources needed to implement its "National School Library Standards," the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a crosswalk aligning the AASL Standards to the Code with Google's CS First Curriculum. The crosswalk and accompanyi  more

American Bar Association Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Reject Fifth Circuit's Decision in Louisiana Abortion Case
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to reverse a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a Louisiana law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The ABA brief noted that the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit conflicts with the Supreme Court's decision  more

American Bar Association Issues New Ethical Guidance for Lawyers, Firms to Consider When Lawyers Go Elsewhere
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released guidance today exploring ethical obligations for lawyers when they change firms. Formal Opinion 489 acknowledges that a lawyer has the right to switch firms and notes that ethics rules do not allow non-competition clauses in partnership, member, shareholder or employment agreements. When a lawyer gives no  more

American Board of Medical Specialties: Task Forces Continue to Meet and Make Progress
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The American Board of Medical Specialties issued the following news release: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its 24 Member Boards continue to make progress in implementing and addressing the recommendations shared in the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission's final report. All five of the task forces have held multiple conference calls, and all will meet in-person prior to the end of the calendar year. All have made   more

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Names New Executive Director
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons issued the following news release: The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) welcomes Patrick (PJ) Andrus, CAE, as the new executive director of the 7,700 surgeon-member professional association for foot and ankle surgeons. Andrus will officially take the reins on March 1, 2020, replacing retiring Executive Director J.C (Chris) Mahaffey, MS, CAE, FASAE. "We are very excited to welcome PJ to ACFAS as the   more

American College of Surgeons: Older Adults Who 'Train' for a Major Operation Spend Less Time in the Hospital
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Older adults who "train" for a major operation by exercising, eating a healthy diet, and practicing stress reduction techniques preoperatively have shorter hospital stays and are more likely to return to their own homes afterward rather than another facility, compared with similar patients who do not participate in preoperative rehabilitation, according to research findings. The new study, which app  more

American Library Association Announces 2020 Class of Emerging Leaders
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) has selected fifty (50) people to participate in its 2020 class of Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers. S  more

American Library Association Announces Sale of Its Headquarters Buildings
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: American Library Association (ALA) President Wanda Brown and Executive Director Mary W. Ghikas today announced that ALA has sold its headquarters buildings at 50 E. Huron and 40 E. Huron in Chicago's River North neighborhood. "We are thrilled that, after many years of study, research, and discussion, the transfer of a valuable real estate to ALA's endowment fund is at last complete," Brown said. "O  more

American Library Association: 32 Guides for Teaching Banned Books
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: As standard-bearers for intellectual freedom, school and children's librarians are in ideal positions to collaborate with educators to not only protect the freedom to read but also ensure that valued books which touch upon important topics are not quarantined from the readers for whom they were written. Thoroughly updated and expanded to include genres such as graphic novels and nonfiction, the new   more

American Lung Association Announces New Mentorship Program With Imerman Angels
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release: The American Lung Association announced a new partnership today with Imerman Angels that brings mentorship services to individuals impacted by lung cancer. Imerman Angels offers free one-on-one mentoring support by connecting cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers with experienced "Mentor Angels." This new partnership between the American Lung Association and Imerman Angels will connect people faci  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Building a Better Breast With Eye-Tracking Technology
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: What makes the female breast attractive? The answer is subjective, of course. But studies using eye-tracking technology are providing a more objective basis for determining which breast areas are most attractive - which may help to improve the outcomes of surgery, reports the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Socie  more

American Surgical Association Schedules Events
BEVERLY, Massachusetts, Nov. 25 -- The American Surgical Association has announced the following events: * * * 141st American Surgical Association Annual Meeting, April 15-17, 2021, Hyatt Regency Seattle, Washington 142nd American Surgical Association Annual Meeting, April 7-9, 2022, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Illinois 143rd American Surgical Association Annual Meeting, April 20-22, 2023, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada * * * For more information about these events,  more

Americans for Arts Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Americans for the Arts has announced the following events: * * * March 30-31, 2020, 2020 National Arts Action Summit, (which includes Arts Advocacy Day), Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. March 30, 2020, The 33rd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, Washington, D.C. June 26-28, 2020, 2020 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, Washington Marriott Wardman Park November 13-16, 2020, National Arts Marketing Project Conference, Swissotel Chicago, Illi  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Appoints Dr. Thomas Shanley as President and CEO
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Thomas Shanley, MD, to President & CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Shanley succeeds Patrick M. Magoon who served in this role for 22 years and will support the transition as Emeritus CEO for one year. Dr. Shanley previously served as Chair of Pediatrics at Northwestern Univers  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Shows Very Low Risk of Mistakes
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Zebrafish study further supports accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool, provides reassurance for use in human treatments * * * Along with the promise that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology can offer new human therapies is the need to ensure its safety. A recent study showed that CRISPR-Cas9 did not produce off-target gene mutations in zebrafish. These results, publish  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Gun Violence, Bullying and Poverty Again Named as Top Three Social Concerns for Youth by Chicago Parents
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - New this year - hunger made the top 10 list of social concerns for youth * * * Consistent with last year, Chicago parents again selected gun violence, bullying/cyberbullying and poverty as the top three social problems for children and adolescents in the city, according to the latest survey results released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the Chi  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Preterm Births More Likely When Dads Live in Lower Income Areas
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Father's lifelong lower economic status associated with three times higher rate of early preterm births regardless of mother's age, marital status, education and race/ethnicity * * * Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighborhood income, is a newly identified risk factor for early preterm birth (at less than 34 weeks), ac  more

Association of Community College Trustees Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 -- The Association of Community College Trustees has announced the following events: * * * Community College National Legislative Summit: Washington, Feb. 9-12, 2020. The Summit is the premier community college advocacy event in Washington, bringing together more than 1,000 community college leaders. The event shines a spotlight on the importance of our nation's community colleges for Congress and the Administration. Governance Leadership Institute: Tuscon, AZ, April 15-17  more

Association of Flight Attendants Issues Statement on Leadership Changes at United Airlines
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- The Association of Flight Attendants issued the following statement by President Ken Diaz on the announcement of leadership changes at United Airlines: "Oscar Munoz took over as CEO of our United just as the airline was being torn apart, morale at an all time low, and the network destroyed. He fought back attacks on his leadership and efforts to wrestle control away from him after he made clear his focus would be on rebuilding the airline with the support of employ  more

Author, Cultural Critic Roxane Gay to Serve as 2020 Preservation Week Honorary Chair
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Bestselling author, educator and cultural critic Roxane Gay is teaming up with the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to share her years of experience as a writer, storyteller and social commentator during Preservation Week, April 26 - May 2, 202  more

Career Honor Bestowed Upon Longtime INFORMS Member
CATONSVILLE, Maryland, Dec. 2 -- The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences issued the following news release: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announces their 2019 Fellows and a career INFORMS member is honored. Sheldon Jacobson, Ph.D., is one of eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to be elected an AAAS Fellow. Jacobson is the Founder Professor in computer science and director of the Simulation and Optimizati  more

Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute, a commercial real estate organization, has announced the following events: * * * Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute Annual Governance Meetings and Conference, Sheraton Grand Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 27 - 31, 2020 Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute Midyear Governance Meetings, New Orleans Marriott, Louisiana, April 19-23, 2021 Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute Annual Go  more

Champaign ACLU of Illinois & NAACP Urge Unit 4 Schools to Create Plan to Address Persistent Racial Disparities
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release: Racial disparities continue to be a problem in Champaign Unit 4 Schools a full decade after the District was released from accountability under a federal court agreement meant to address racial segregation in the Unit. The NAACP Champaign County Branch and the Champaign County Chapter of the ACLU of Illinois raised concerns - and called on the District to address these issues - in a le  more

Chicago Housing Authority Bond Rating Affirmed by Standard & Poor's; Outlook Is Stable
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The Chicago Housing Authority issued the following news release: The Chicago Housing Authority announced today that its institutional credit bond rating of AA- and its stable outlook has been affirmed by Standard & Poor's (S&P) Global Ratings. The affirmation extends to CHA's 2010 taxable revenue bonds (Build America Bonds) as well as its 2018 General Obligation taxable and tax-exempt bond series. Among the factors S&P cited in affirming the bond rating and outloo  more

CompTIA and ACTE Partner to Close Workforce Gaps in the Technology Industry
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: * * * - Leading industry associations will collaborate on programs and strategies to accelerate the delivery of highly skilled talent to the tech workforce * * * The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Association for Career & Technical Education(R) (ACTE) announced today that they will work together on new programs and strategies designed to ready more   more

Computing Technology Industry Association Issues Statement on French Digital Services Tax
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following statement by Cinnamon Rogers, executive vice president of advocacy, regarding the efforts by the Trump Administration to oppose French Digital Services Tax: "CompTIA supports the Administration's efforts to curb France's Digital Services Tax (DST). "CompTIA strongly opposes the DST and those proposed like it. "This discriminatory tax targets many of the world's most innovative companies   more

Conference of Catholic Bishops: Pope Francis Appoints Most Rev. Alberto Rojas as Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following news release: Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Alberto Rojas as Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino. Bishop Rojas was up until now Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. The appointment was publicized today in Washington, D.C. by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop Rojas was born on January 5, 1965 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He carried out his ecclesiastical studies at th  more

Critical Care Medicine Journal Issues 21 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
MOUNT PROSPECT, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- Critical Care Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers all aspects of acute and emergency care for the ill or injured patient from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, published 21 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Allergic Immune Diseases and the Risk of Mortality Among Patients Hospitalized for Acute Infection * Bioelectrical Impedance Measurements for Assessment of Kidney Function in Critically Ill Pa  more

EMS Executives to Take Their Companies to Next Level of Excellence at IPC APEX EXPO 2020
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: In order to optimize processes and profitability, an effective business leader needs to carefully select the right areas for improvement and follow the best implementation path. Covering today's most pressing challenges in manufacturing and the strategies to mitigate those challenges, senior-level decision makers from international EMS companies will engage in peer-to-peer dis  more

Environmental Law & Policy Center Report Finds Over 300 Companies Power Michigan Clean Energy Supply Chain
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - For Economic Growth, Michigan Needs Better Clean Energy Policies - Economic impact of jobs in renewable energy supply chain benefits entire state * * * On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Environmental Law & Policy Center released "Michigan Clean Energy Supply Chain: Good for Manufacturing Jobs, Good for Economic Growth and Good for Our Environment," a directory of 316 Michigan companies in  more

Feeding America Issues Statement on USDA Rule
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- Feeding America issued the following statement by Chief Government Relations Officer Kate Leone: "The final rule released today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take away food assistance from nearly 700,000 people. The Feeding America network of food banks knows that for people who are struggling to make ends meet, this is exactly the wrong direction. By USDA's own estimates, this harmful policy will cut $1.1 billion each year in food assis  more

Gas Technology Institute Schedules Event
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The Gas Technology Institute has announced the following event: * * * International Gas Union Research Conference 2020, February 24-26, 2020, Muscat, Oman. * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://www.gti.energy/training-events/events-overview/ [Category: EnergyEvents]  more

Illinois REALTORS Treasurer Honored With Top NAHREP Chicago Honor
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) Treasurer Ezekiel "Zeke" Morris was honored Wednesday for his contributions to the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Morris, owner and managing broker of EMA Realty and Management in Chicago, was the recipient of NAHREP Chicago's Alexander Chaparro Leadership Award. Chaparro served as president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS(R)   more

Illinois Soybean Association Selects Grand Ridge and Putnam Soybean Producers for District Vacancies
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Board of Directors this week selected Buck Hill of Grand Ridge, to fill the District 4 director vacancy and Mark Read of Putnam, for District 5. District 4 covers Bureau, LaSalle, Grundy and Kendall counties and District 5 includes Knox, Peoria, Marshall, Putnam, Fulton and Tazewell counties. Hill is part of a family farming operation in Grand Ridge, growi  more

International Interior Design Association Announces Winners of 10th Annual Global Excellence Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The International Interior Design Association issued the following news release: IIDA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 IIDA Global Excellence Awards, which honor originality and creativity in international interior design and interior architecture projects across 15 categories. "We are excited to be showcasing this year's competition winners, who are truly representative of design excellence around the world," said IIDA Executive Vice President and CE  more

International Society of Arborculture Schedules Events
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Nov. 29 -- The International Society of Arborculture has announced the following events: * * * Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal Course, Dec. 5, 2019, State College, Pennsylvania Advanced Climbing, Rigging, Precision Cutting, Dec. 6, 2019, Fort Myers, Florida Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Renewal Course, Dec. 6, 2019, London, Canada Arborist Safety and Climbing, Dec. 6, 2019, Sarasota, Florida Technical Tree Climbing: MRS/SRS, Dec. 7, 2019, Phoenix, Arizo  more

IPC Education Foundation Announces Change in Leadership
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries(R) announces a leadership change within the IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF). At the end of the year, Colette Buscemi, senior director, IPCEF, will leave the Foundation and Charlene Gunter du Plessis, who currently serves as the Foundation's director of strategic partnerships and programs, will transition into the role of sen  more

ISSA: Trauma Combat Hospital in Afghanistan Recertifies to CIMS With Honors
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: Fluor Corp. recently recertified to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS), earning a CIMS with Honors designation. The certification is valid two years. Fluor received its initial CIMS certification in 2017. Developed by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, CIMS is a comprehensive management and operations standard for cleaning organizat  more

JAMA Network Open Journal Issues 70 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- JAMA Network Open, an international peer-reviewed medical journal for clinicians, investigators and policy makers from the American Medical Association, published 70 research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Advance Care Planning Claims and Health Care Utilization Among Seriously Ill Patients Near the End of Life * Assessment of Citations of the Retracted Article by Wakefield et al With Fraudulent Claims of an Association Be  more

JAMA Neurology Journal Issues Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- JAMA Neurology, an international peer-reviewed journal for physicians caring for people with neurologic disorders and those interested in the structure and function of the normal and diseased nervous system from the American Medical Association, published research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Association Between Caregiver Depression and Emergency Department Use Among Patients With Dementia * Association of Lifespan Cognit  more

JAMA Ophthalmology Journal Issues Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- JAMA Ophthalmology, an international peer-reviewed journal on ophthalmology and visual science from the American Medical Association, published research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Acute Retinopathy in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum * Association of Giant Cell Arteritis With Race * Comparison of Pedestrian Detection With and Without Yellow-Lens Glasses During Simulated Night Driving With and Without Headlight Glare * Diagnos  more

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Issues 29 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
DARIEN, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, a journal that says it features clinical diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, published 29 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Alpha-1 Adrenergic-Antagonist Use Increases the Risk of Sleep Apnea: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study * Association Between Late Bedtime and Diabetes Mellitus: A Large Community-Based Study * Author Resp  more

Journal of Labor Economics Issues 8 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The Journal of Labor Economics, a journal from the Society of Labor Economists that says it presents research on international issues affecting social and private behavior and the economy, published eight research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Estimating Labor Supply Elasticities with Joint Borrowing Constraints of Couples * Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control * Referrals and Search Efficiency: Who Learns What and Wh  more

Journal of Neurosurgery Issues 36 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 36 research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Ablation dynamics of subsequent thermal doses delivered to previously heat-damaged tissue during magnetic resonance-guided laser-induced thermal therapy * Anatomical assessment of the endoscopic endonasal approach for the treatment of paraclinoid aneurysms * Effective   more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics Issues 14 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics, a journal that says it focuses on diseases and disorders of the central nervous system and spine in children from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * 12-year single-center retrospective analysis of antisiphon devices to prevent proximal ventricular shunt obstruction for hydrocephalus * Antiangiogenic agent as a novel   more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine Issues 19 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 19 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Computer vision approach to identifying the manufacturer and model of anterior cervical spinal hardware * Effect of depression and anxiety on health-related quality of life outcomes and patient satisfaction after surgery for cervical compressive myelopathy * Golf: a conta  more

Journal of the American Medical Association Issues 3 Research Articles in Nov. 12, 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 25 -- The Journal of the American Medical Association, an international peer-reviewed general medical journal from the American Medical Association, says that it promotes science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health, published three research articles on the following topics in its Nov. 12, 2019 edition: * Association of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy With Change in Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction in Patients With Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiomy  more

Journal of the American Medical Association Issues 4 Research Articles in Nov. 19, 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The Journal of the American Medical Association, an international peer-reviewed general medical journal from the American Medical Association, says that it promotes science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health, published four research articles on the following topics in its Nov. 19, 2019 edition: * Association of Umbilical Cord Milking vs Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping With Death or Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage Among Preterm Infants *   more

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Issues 2 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features osteopathic medical profession from the American Osteopathic Association, published two research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Effect of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine on an Aged Rat Model of Alzheimer Disease * How Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Knowledge, Training, and Provider Concerns Predict Referrals and Placem  more

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Issues 4 Research Articles in Dec. 15, 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a peer-reviewed scientific journal on clinical research of interest to veterinarians, published four research articles on the following topics in its Dec. 15, 2019 edition: * Assessment of clinical and computed tomographic findings for association with the outcome of intraoral cheek tooth extraction in horses and ponies * Effect of topical ophthalmic instillation of rocuronium bromide on the intraocular  more

Langert to Keynote National Association of Concessionaires Expo 2020
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: Bob Langert, author of The Battle To Do Good: Inside McDonald's Sustainability Journey and former McDonald's Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability will join a panel of concession and hospitality experts as they address: Sustainability Is Not A Four Letter Word: Concessions & Hospitality In A Brave New World. NAC Government Relations Committee Chair Don Lear   more

Leader, Speaker, Author Simon T. Bailey to Headline 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition in Orlando
LISLE, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release: "Be the Spark" leader, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition April 1-3 in Orlando. Bailey, the author of 10 books on being fearless and creating your future, will headline the convention's Opening General Session April 2 at the Orange County Convention Center. "I've followed Simon for many years and am thrilled t  more

Lutheran Education Association Schedules Events
RIVER FOREST, Illinois, Nov. 30 -- Lutheran Education Association has announced the following events: * * * Feb. 19-20, 2020: LEA National Administrators Conference in partnership with Concordia Plan Services, Crowne Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona March 21-23, 2021: Lutheran School Administrators Conference: Leading Together Lutheran Education Association LCMS School Ministry Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools, DoubleTree by Hilton, Orlando, Florida * * * For more information about these ev  more

Midwest Food Manufacturers Assemble in Wisconsin Dells
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The Midwest Food Processors Association issued the following news release: The Midwest Food Products Association (MWFPA) 115th Annual Convention and 92nd Annual Processing Crops Conference will take place at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin from December 3-5, 2019. It is expected to attract nearly 900 attendees and 130 exhibitors. MWFPA is a trade association representing the business interests of food processors and their vendors in Ill  more

Million Dollar Round Table Schedules Events
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 29 -- The Million Dollar Round Table has announced the following events: * * * Million Dollar Round Table ANNUAL MEETING, June 7-10, 2020, Anaheim, California; June 6-9, 2021, New Orleans, Louisiana The MDRT Annual Meeting gathers thousands of members from around the world to create an exclusive event like no other that stimulates growth through learning, networking and sharing innovative ideas. Attendees hear inspiring speakers, learn insights from some of the best  more

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Schedules Events
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors has announced the following events: * * * Webinars Dec. 12, 2019, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM: National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Webinar - Become Your Clients Spending Coach Dec. 18, 2019, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM: National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Webinar - The Art of Personal Brand Building * * * Conference Feb. 11-13, 2020: 2020 National Association of Personal Financial Adviso  more

National Immigrant Justice Center: Trial Opens in Nationwide Class Action Challenging ICE Detention of Unaccompanied Children Who Turn
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is hearing opening testimony today in a nationwide class action lawsuit challenging the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) practice of transferring unaccompanied immigrant children who reach their 18th birthdays to adult ICE detention facilities -- federal prisons and county jails -- without considering less restrictive placements  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Correct Craft Welcomes FL State Representative David Smith to Their Facility
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Just before Thanksgiving, Florida State Representative David Smith (District 28) visited Correct Craft's headquarters in Orlando, providing him with the opportunity to learn about the manufacturer's business and the boating industry's broader economic impact. NMMA members have hosted more than 30 elected officials at their facilities in 2019, which are invaluable advocacy engagements th  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: New Jersey Governor Pledges $13 Million to Fight Harmful Algal Blooms
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Late last month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that his administration will distribute more than $13 million to fund a new initiative to reduce and prevent future harmful algal bloom outbreaks in New Jersey. NMMA applauded the program, which will fund science-based prevention, mitigation, study, and response efforts across the state. "The presence of harmful algal blooms in  more

New American Bar Association Book Helps Lawyers Meet Demand for Automation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Just published by the American Bar Association, "Automating Legal Services: Justice through Technology" explains how law firms can realign their services, focus on their strengths and master automation in a new era of unprecedented productivity. Author and analyst Hugh Logue shows how technology can open a larger market for legal services while removing barriers and improving the client experience. New  more

New From AAMA Education | Updated Courses and Platform Now Available for FenestrationMasters Version 2.0
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: An updated portion of one of AAMA's flagship education programs is now available. FenestrationMasters(R) version 2.0 offers an update and re-design of the current coursework, first launched in 2012. Beginning today, FenestrationMasters 2.0 includes re-packaged course segments from Group 1, with Groups 2-3 scheduled to be available by the end of the month. Groups 4-6 will foll  more

OSF HealthCare: Western Illinois Community Leaders Tackle Suicide
MONMOUTH, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - OSF HealthCare Leads Effort to Increase Mental Health Resouces * * * You might be surprised by this but thinking about suicide is a common human experience. That's according to Dr. Kristy Keefe of Western Illinois University who has conducted research on the subject and who is training future mental health professionals. Keefe was among panelists at a recent Prairie Communications radio discussion and broadcast i  more

Pain Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 7 -- 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 research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Cancer-Related Pain Is an Independent Predictor of In-Hospital Opioid Overdose: A Propensity-Matched Analysis * Gender Differences i  more

Parkinson Study Group Announces Nilotinib Not Promising for Benefit in Phase II Trial
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research issued the following news release: Northwestern University and the Parkinson Study Group announced that the Nilotinib in Parkinson's Disease (NILO-PD) study showed that nilotinib, an FDA-approved treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia being tested for potential repurposing as a Parkinson's drug, was safe and tolerable in its trial population of 76 participants with moderate to advanced Parkinson's but does n  more

Pediatrics Journal Issues 23 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- Pediatrics, a journal in pediatric medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published 23 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * CYP2C19 Phenotype and Risk of Proton Pump Inhibitor-Associated Infections * Early-Life Predictors of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders * Establishing New Norms for Developmental Milestones * Growth and Distribution of Child Psychiatrists in the United States: 2007-2016 * Kingella king  more

Prenatal and Early Life Exposure to Multiple Air Pollutants Increases Odds of Toddler Allergies
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued the following news: A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in 2-year-olds. "Because most children are exposed to more than one pollutant or aller  more

Quarterly Journal of Economics Issues 10 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
OXFORD, England, Dec. 4 -- The Quarterly Journal of Economics published 10 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century * Firm-Level Political Risk: Measurement and Effects * Food Deserts and the Causes of Nutritional Inequality * How Wide Is the Firm Border? * Industrial Policies in Production Networks * Liquidity Affects Job Choice: Evidence from Teach for America * Promotions and the Peter Principle * Shift-Share Des  more

Radiological Society Announces First Global Learning Center
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Global Learning Centers Seek to Improve Radiology Education Around the World * * * The RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education (CIRE) announces the inaugural RSNA Global Learning Center (GLC) located at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The RSNA GLC aims to connect a radiology institution based in a low- or middle-income country with a team of RSNA members for an ed  more

Reproduction, Fertility and Development Journal Issues 10 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- Reproduction, Fertility and Development, a journal that says it features vertebrate reproductive and developmental biology, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Application of genome-editing systems to enhance available pig resources for agriculture and biomedicine * Bovine oocyte maturation: acquisition of developmental competence * Consequences of assisted reproductive techniques on the embryonic epigenome in c  more

Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery for Children and Teens Addressed by ACS and APSA
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Given the current rates of opioid abuse in the U.S, it is critical that surgical patients understand how to safely use these pain-relieving medications and properly dispose of these substances when no longer needed. Surgeons and other members of the surgical team also extend these concerns to children and teens since children may be prescribed opioids to control severe pain resulting from their oper  more

State and Federal Background Check Laws Used Together Are Most Effective at Reducing Gun-Carrying by High School Students: Study
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: High school students in states that require universal background checks on all prospective gun buyers through a combination of state and federal laws are less likely to carry guns compared to those in states that require background checks only on sales through federally licensed firearms dealers, according to a study published in the January 2020 Pediatrics. The study, "Background Check  more

The Evangelical Lutheran Church Makes Innovation a Priority for Future Growth
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 6 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mikka McCracken as the new Executive for Innovation and Director, ELCA Leadership Lab. This new role will serve as a change champion, equipping and supporting the development of key leaders to address the most pressing problems of the church. "The way people hear and receive the gospel is changing   more

University of Illinois at Chicago Research Explores HIV Self-Testing Among Female Sex Workers in India
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research from involving University of Illinois at Chicago: New research from Dr. Yamile Molina, assistant professor of community health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, co-authored in the journal "AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV," explores human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) self-testing among female sex workers  more

Village of Carol Stream Commits to Clean Air With B20 Biodiesel
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: The Village of Carol Stream is a new member of the B20 Club in recognition of the municipality's work to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for its residents. The B20 Club is a partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program and the American Lung Association that recognizes Illinois-based fleets that are committed to using biodiesel blends of 20 percent  more

WEA Expresses Solidarity With Christians in Burkina Faso Amid Increasing Violence, Joins Call for Prayers for Peace
DEERFIELD, Illinois, Dec. 3 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following news release: The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) mourns the killing of pastors and other innocent civilians in recent targeted attacks in Burkina Faso and joins the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions (FEME), WEA's national member body, in their call for prayer and support from churches and believers around the world. "We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ in Burkina Faso a  more

Wichita Falls Surgeon Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, Elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, was recently elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the College's Clinical Congress 2019, held in San Francisco, October 27-31. A general surgeon in private practice in Wichita Falls, Texas, Dr. Sutton has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) since 1984. As Board of Regents Chair, Dr. Sutton will work clos  more

Workplace Health & Safety Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 2 -- Workplace Health and Safety, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing that says it supports and promotes the practice of occupational and environmental health nurses, published three research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Health Promotion in Volunteer Firefighters: Assessing Knowledge of Risk for Developing Cardiovascular Disease * Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of Government Emp  more

Young Adult Library Services Association Announces 2020 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Finalists
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 5 -- Young Adult Library Services Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2020 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2019. YALSA will name the 2020 award winner a  more

Young Adult Library Services Association Announces 2020 William C. Morris Award Finalists
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 4 -- Young Adult Library Services Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected five books as finalists for the 2020 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year's best book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2020 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8  more