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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 43 items )  

American College of Physicians Annals of Internal Medicine Journal Migrating Website to Atypon Literatum Publishing Platform
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: The American College of Physicians (ACP) is migrating the website of its flagship medical journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, to Atypon's Literatum publishing platform in spring 2020. "Atypon's commitment to remaining on the cutting edge of publishing technology will allow us to deliver trusted Annals of Internal Medicine content and enhanced user experiences for our website users. We   more

Annals of Internal Medicine Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in Dec. 3, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Annals of Internal Medicine, a journal from the American College of Physicians, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its Dec. 3, 2019 edition: * Comparative Modeling to Inform Health Policy Decisions: A Step Forward * Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Lung Cancer Screening in the United States: A Comparative Modeling Study * Effect of Electronic Health Record-Based Coaching on Weight Maintenance: A Randomized Trial * International Conse  more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: Do Smart Phones and Social Media Lead to Adolescent Suicide?
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 2 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: The recent increases in adolescent suicide in the United States have raised concerns about the effects of heavy online screen-media use. Some researchers have suggested that the elevated suicide rate and depression among adolescents and young adults reflect growing social isolation and other adverse effects caused by social media and online networking. In a chapter of the new book "Digit  more

Association for Social Economics Schedules Event
INDIANA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 27 -- The Association for Social Economics has announced the following event: Jan 3-5 2020, Association for Social Economics ANNUAL MEETING, San Diego, CA * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://socialeconomics.org/conferences-with-menu/ [Category: Economics]  more

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Schedules Events
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 28 -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has announced the following events: * * * Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals, December 9-12, Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, This event is an opportunity for professionals in the public and private sectors to come together for discussions centered specifically upon advancing and elevating the climate change and sustainab  more

ASTM International: New Standard Aims to Improve Temperature Measurement Accuracy
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: A new ASTM International standard will help improve the accuracy of temperature measurement essential in many industries. ASTM's temperature measurement committee (E20) developed the new standard. "Temperature is one of the most measured physical quantiti  more

Cancer Discovery Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Cancer Discovery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it describes major advances in research and clinical trials, published six research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * First-in-Human Phase I Study of Fisogatinib (BLU-554) Validates Aberrant FGF19 Signaling as a Driver Event in Hepatocellular Carcinoma * GATA3-Controlled Nucleosome Eviction Drives MYC Enhancer Activi  more

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Journal Issues __ Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it publishes population-based research on cancer etiology, prevention, surveillance and survivorship, published XXXX research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Associations of Tobacco and Alcohol Use with Risk of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Small Intestine in Utah * Breast Cancer in San Francisc  more

Cancer Immunology Research Journal Issues 12 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Cancer Immunology Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that says it disseminates knowledge of immunology to the cancer research community, catalyzing cross-disciplinary work that yields a deeper understanding of the host-tumor relationship, more potent cancer treatments and improved clinical outcomes, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * ALK and RET Inhibitors Promote HLA Cla  more

Cancer Prevention Research Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- Cancer Prevention Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that covers the biology of premalignancy, risk factors and risk assessment, early detection research, immunoprevention and chemopreventive, published seven research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Fluvastatin Inhibits HMG-CoA Reductase and Prevents Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinogenesis * Post Genome-Wide Gene-Environment Interaction Study U  more

Cancer Research Journal Issues 15 Research Articles in Dec. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that offers pathobiological and translational impact to inform the personal, clinical and societal problems posed by cancer, published 15 research articles, including the following topics, in its Dec. 1, 2019 edition: * BRCA1 Deficiency Upregulates NNMT, Which Reprograms Metabolism and Sensitizes Ovarian Cancer Cells to Mitochondrial Metabolic Targeting Agents * Cleaved Caspase-3   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

Clinical Cancer Research Journal Issues Research Articles in Dec. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Clinical Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes clinical and translational cancer research studies that bridge the laboratory and the clinic, published research articles on the following topics in its Dec. 1, 2019 edition: * Adaptive Resistance to Dual BRAF/MEK Inhibition in BRAF-Driven Tumors through Autocrine FGFR Pathway Activation * BET Inhibition as a Rational Therapeutic Strategy for Invasive Lobul  more

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: Stifled - 6.4 Million Students Denied Free Speech by Top American Colleges
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release: Millions of students nationwide check their free speech rights at the door when they arrive on campus, according to a new report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Spotlight on Speech Codes 2020: The State of Free Speech on Our Nation's Campuses, released today, analyzes the written policies at 471 of America's top colleges and universities for their p  more

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: University of Scranton Stands by as Student Government Denies Recognition to Conservative Group
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release: * * * - University turns students' rights into a popularity contest - Administration stands behind its hypocritical, viewpoint-discriminatory decision * * * Administrators at the University of Scranton granted its student government unfettered authority to decide which students can form political groups on campus. Then the administration stood by when student government mem  more

Geisinger and Medial EarlySign Advance to First Stage of CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge
DANVILLE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5 -- Geisinger Health issued the following news release: * * * - Joint Proposal to Reduce Adverse Events and Avoidable Hospital Readmissions Selected Among Top 25 Submissions * * * Geisinger, one of the leading integrated health services organizations in the United States, and EarlySign (earlysign.com), a pioneer in developing machine learning techniques for early detection of disease, have been recognized for their joint proposal being one of 25 accepted by the   more

Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC: 2019 Catalyst Awards Corporate Citizen of the Year Award Winner - Ugi Utilities Inc
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Dec. 2 -- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC issued the following news: UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility with headquarters in Denver, Pennsylvania, and satellite offices throughout the Commonwealth. UGI and its team of approximately 1,700 employees serve more than 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. At UGI, providing safe, reliable and efficient energy for our customers and communities is a core value. W  more

Human Service Workers at Persad Center Vote to Join the USW
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 6 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: Workers at Persad Center, a human service organization that serves the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities of the Pittsburgh area, voted yesterday, December 5, to join the United Steelworkers (USW) union. The unit of 24 workers, ranging from therapists and program coordinators to case managers and administrative staff, announced their union campaign as the Persad Staff Union last month and filed for an e  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

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes Issues Research Articles in Dec. 1, 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 7 -- The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, a journal that says it advances the understanding of the biology, treatment and prevention of HIV infection worldwide, published research articles, including the following topics, in its Dec. 1, 2019 edition: * Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Interruptions Are Associated With Systemic Inflammation Among Ugandans Who Achieved Viral Suppression * Extended Prophylaxis With Nevirapine Does Not Affect Growth  more

Journal of Economic Literature Issues 6 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5 -- The Journal of Economic Literature, a peer-reviewed survey and review articles to help economists keep abreast of the flow of literature from the American Economic Association, published six research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Caste and the Indian Economy * Rationalizing Choice: A Review Essay on Peter Leeson's WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird * Review of Walter Scheidel's The Great Leveler: Violence and th  more

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Issues 20 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
AMBLER, Pennsylvania, Dec. 2 -- The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, a journal that says it deals with pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, including normal and abnormal functions of the alimentary tract and its associated organs, including the salivary glands, pancreas, gallbladder and live from the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, published 20 r  more

KaBOOM! and William Penn Foundation Announce New Play Everywhere Philly Competition to Spark Learning Through Play
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 2 -- Kaboom! issued the following news release: * * * - Applications now open for community groups to receive a total of $1 million to create unique playful learning installations in everyday locations across Philadelphia * * * Today, KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit that works to ensure every child has equitable access to quality, imaginative playspaces, joined the William Penn Foundation in kicking off Play Everywhere Philly, an exciting new city-wide compet  more

Millard Scott Masteller Honored by ASTM International Magnetic Properties Committee
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: Dr. Millard Scott Masteller, owner of Masteller Special Materials Consulting LLC in Palm Coast, Florida, USA, was honored with the Frank W. Reinhart Award by ASTM International's magnetic properties committee (A06). An ASTM International member since 1984  more

Molecular Cancer Research Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Molecular Cancer Research, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that prioritizes analyses performed at the molecular and cellular level that reveal novel mechanistic insight into pathways and processes linked to cancer risk, development and progression, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Adaptive Protein Translation by the Integrated Stress Response Maintains the Proliferative and Mi  more

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Journal Issues 25 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, a journal from the American Association for Cancer Research that publishes focuses on discovery and preclinical developments of novel therapeutic agents for oncology, preclinical studies of approved therapeutics, mechanisms of drug action, mechanisms of drug resistance, biomarkers of drug response, novel models and technologies and drug toxicity mechanisms, published 25 research articles, including the following topics, in its   more

National Association of Electrical Distributors Schedules Events
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Dec. 2 -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors has announced the following event: * * * National Association of Electrical Distributors NATIONAL MEETING, May 5-8, 2020, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Pennsylvania National Association of Electrical Distributors WESTERN REGION CONFERENCE, Jan. 20-22, 2020, JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, Arizona National Association of Electrical Distributors SOUTH CENTRAL REGION CONFERENCE, Feb. 24-26, 2020, JW Marriott  more

National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining Awarded a Prestigious Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award at DMC 2019
BLAIRSVILLE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- The National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining issued the following news release: The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces it was named as a winner of a prestigious Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Achievement Award yesterday at the Defense Manufacturing Conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. NCDMM was recognized in the category of "Readiness Improvement" for its  more

National Constitution Center Announced Release of Essay Series Entitled 'A Madisonian Constitution for All Essay Series'
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: Today, the National Constitution Center announced the release of a new essay series, entitled "A Madisonian Constitution for All Essay Series," examining the state of American constitutional democracy today through the lens of James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution. The essays examine what Madison and the other framers of the U.S. Constitution would think about our current  more

National Consumers League Issues Statement on Nomination of Hahn to Head FDA
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The National Consumers League issued the following statement by Executive Director Sally Greenberg welcoming Stephen Hahn's nomination to lead the Food and Drug Administration: "Dr. Hahn is a veteran doctor and cancer researcher who served as chair of radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and most recently as chief operating officer and medical executive at MD Anderson in Houston. He holds rare dual board certifications in both medical on  more

Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children Announces New Division Chief of Plastic Surgery
WILMINGTON, Delaware, Dec. 2 -- Nemours Foundation issued the following news release: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is pleased to welcome E.J. Caterson, MD, PhD, who joins the Department of Surgery as Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Caterson has specific expertise and interest in reconstructive plastic surgery, cleft care, craniofacial surgery, and microsurgery. He is a native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College and his  more

Open Space Institute Support Secures Conservation of Three Pristine 'Hunt Club' Properties in the Poconos
PIKE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Owners commit to conserve more than 3,600 acres for drinking water, climate resilience * * * The Open Space Institute (OSI) and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy today announced the permanent protection of thousands of contiguous, unfragmented acres in the Poconos region of eastern Pennsylvania. The project protects both headwater streams essential for drinking water, as well as habitat critica  more

Penn State Health Names New Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Penn State Health has named Cletis Earle of Buffalo, N.Y., senior vice president and chief information officer for the central Pennsylvania-based health system and Penn State College of Medicine, effective Dec. 30. Earle was recruited from Kaleida Health/Great Lake's Health of Western New York, where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer. He provided leadership for Kaleida Health's and Grea  more

Penn State Health: Four Diamonds Mini-THON to Receive $90,000 Donation From PSECU
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: PSECU has pledged to provide $90,000 to Four Diamonds Mini-THON over the next three years. The funding from the credit union will help cover the costs of Mini-THON's online fundraising platform, which Mini-THON schools and participants can customize and share with their personal networks to raise money for childhood cancer awareness and research. "On behalf of our more than 450,000 members, PSECU is thrilled to suppo  more

Penn State Health: Harrisburg Man Advances Children's Surgery and Medical Education Through Bequest Gifts
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: A $3.5 million estate gift from Harrisburg native and former Marine Corps Cpl. Chester Ray Trout will be honored this week at a lecture by the first Chester Ray Trout Chair of Pediatric Surgery. According to Trout's wishes, the position was created through a $3 million commitment from his estate. The remaining $500,000 has created the Chester Ray Trout Scholarship at Penn State College of Medicine. "When we received   more

Penn State Health: The Medical Minute - Progress Slow Against Pancreatic Cancer
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- Penn State Health issued the following news: Pancreatic cancer is the third deadliest form of the disease after lung cancer and colorectal cancer. There is no effective screening test, and its symptoms often mimic other maladies, making it difficult to diagnose. Once it develops, it's very aggressive. Fewer than 10% of people who develop pancreatic cancer survive five years after they are diagnosed. Dr. Niraj Gusani, director of the program for liver, pancreas  more

PETA: Philly Scientist Appears in New Documentary on Animal Testing
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Test Subjects Reveals Subtle Pressure on Graduate Students to Experiment on Animals to Earn Advanced Degrees * * * Animal testing is "something that you just know is wrong when you're doing it," says Drexel University College of Medicine graduate Dr. Amy Clippinger, director of PETA's Regulatory Testing Department and a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and genet  more

PETA: Teens' Torture of Deer Prompts Call for Humane Education
BROOKVILLE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Stresses Need to Teach Compassion in Classrooms--and Calls for Felony Cruelty Charges Against the Perpetrators * * * After a video was shared on social media of two teens tearing off the antlers of a deer who had been shot, kicking him in the face, and stepping on his throat, TeachKind--PETA's humane education division--sent a letter this afternoon urging the superi  more

Servants Becomes an Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Accredited Organization
RED LION, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Servants of Red Lion, PA. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Servants joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and mi  more

Society for Protective Coatings: LIUNA Adds CCAS to License Agreement
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- The Society for Protective Coatings issued the following news release: SSPC is pleased to announce that LIUNA Canadian Tri-Fund, a current C7 and C12 training licensee, has added the Concrete Coating Application Specialist (CCAS) program to their license agreement and will be offering the training in Canada. The CCAS program was released in July 2019 and is designed to teach coating applicators the important skills they need to successfully complete concrete  more

Temple University Police Department Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Dec. 5 -- The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International issued the following news: * * * - This agency will be recognized at APCO's 86th Annual Conference & Expo * * * The Temple University Police Department in Pennsylvania has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33(R) Initiative, from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. Public safety agencies use the APCO International Agency T  more

United for Libraries to Designate the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum a Literary Landmark
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3 -- United for Libraries, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: United for Libraries will designate The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore, Md. as a Literary Landmark(TM) in honor of the esteemed poet's 211th birthday on January 19th, 2020. The Poe House will be the first Literary Landmark in the State of Maryland. The dedication ceremony will take place at Poe House, 203 N. Amity Street, in Baltimore, on Sunday, Ja  more

Updated Genetic Screening Guidelines Published by National Comprehensive Cancer Network Feature Emerging Evidence on Personalized Medicine
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pennsylvania, Dec. 4 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: * * * - Newly updated and expanded NCCN Guidelines for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic clarify who should be tested for cancer-causing genetic mutations. - Experts caution about risks of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and stress the importance of genetic counseling. * * * The National Comprehensive Cancer Network(R) (NCCN(R)) today  more