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State Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 23 items )  

Ala. Gov. Ivey Formally Launches Census 2020 in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 13 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following news release: Governor Kay Ivey formally signaled the open of Census 2020 participation statewide in an afternoon press conference held at the Capitol. In a historic first, the Census is now live online at my2020Census.gov. Additionally, invitation letters have begun and will continue to arrive in mailboxes across the state through March 20. Alabamians can participate in the 10-question Census online, by phone or v  more

Alabama Environmental Management Department Issues Public Notice Involving Escambia County Title V Major Source Operating Permit
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 9 -- The Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued the following public notice for a renewal of the Title V major source operating permit in Escambia County: TR Miller Mill Co., Inc. has applied for a renewal of the Title V Major Source Operating Permit for the TR Miller Mill Co. Brewton Mill located at 215 Deer Street, Brewton, Alabama 36426. The facility is an existing wood preserving (SIC code 2491), saw mill and planning mill (SIC code 2421) and wood p  more

Alabama Environmental Management Department Issues Public Notice Involving Montgomery County Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permit
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 9 -- The Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued the following public notice for a municipal solid waste landfill permit in Montgomery ounty: CDG Engineers & Associates Inc., on behalf of the City of Montgomery applied to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) for renewal of the Solid Waste Disposal Facility Permit for the North Montgomery Landfill (Permit 51-01). The waste stream for the North Montgomery Landfill would remain non-haza  more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Releases Statement on Alabama's First Confirmed Coronavirus Case
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 14 -- Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Alabama, issued the following statement on Alabama's first confirmed coronavirus case: "Along with my fellow Alabamians, I have closely monitored the rapidly changing events regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a state, we have taken precautionary measures and made preparations in the case that the virus would eventually reach our state. As I have emphasized time and again, the safety and health of Alabamians is paramount. "Alabamians are s  more

Auburn University: Auburn Sees Steady Rise in Intellectual Properties Commercialization Activity
AUBURN, Alabama, March 11 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice: Auburn University's commercialization metrics for technologies and other intellectual properties, or IP, are seeing a steady growth, and year-to-date totals in fiscal year 2020 suggest that this is a continuing trend. The Office of Innovation Advancement & Commercialization, or IAC, reported $1,340,677.44 of licensing revenue for fiscal year 2019. This is a 15 percent increase over fiscal year 2018, and the tren  more

Auburn University: McCrary Institute Director Contributes to Federal Cyber Commission Recommendations
AUBURN, Alabama, March 13 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: The U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission released its official report on cybersecurity strategy and policy recommendations during a press conference Wednesday in Washington, DC. Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University's McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, serves as one of 14 members on the commission. The group includes four congressional legislators, four senior federal agency   more

Auburn University: Professor Catalyzes Legislative Bill, Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act
AUBURN, Alabama, March 11 -- Auburn University issued the following campus notice: A letter written four years ago by an Auburn College of Sciences and Mathematics professor set in motion a bill that was signed into law by President Trump this month: the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act. Hal Schenck, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the first Rosemary Kopel Brown Eminent Scholars Chair in Mathematics, served four years as an officer in the U.S. Army before  more

Bradley Jackson Office Managing Partner Margaret Oertling Cupples Among Mississippi Business Journal 2020 CEO Awards of Mississippi Winners
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 12 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that Margaret Oertling Cupples, managing partner of the firm's Jackson office, has been named by the Mississippi Business Journal (MBJ) as one of the winners of its 2020 CEO Awards of Mississippi. "We congratulate Margaret on being recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as among the top organization leaders in Mississippi," said Bradley Chairman o  more

Burr & Forman Unveils Renovated Top Floor in Downtown Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 11 -- Burr and Forman, a law firm, issued the following news: Burr & Forman LLP has officially completed the renovation of its Birmingham office located on the top six floors of the soon to be Shipt Tower downtown. Burr & Forman renewed its lease for 104,514 square feet of office space last year, reaffirming the law firm's commitment to downtown Birmingham. The renovation provides a modern, enhanced work environment for its attorneys and staff. The AmLaw 200 law firm   more

Judson College: Coronavirus Update From Dr. Tew
MARION, Alabama, March 14 -- Judson College issued the following news release: Dear Judson Community, Your College has continued to review the situation related to best health practices during a time of heightened public awareness regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Following Spring Break and through the end of the semester, the College will continue classes as normal, with the addition of increased campus hygiene procedures to reduce the potential for the spread of airborne disease. However, the  more

Nancy Williams Ball Joins Bradley Birmingham Office as Trusts, Estates Partner
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 13 -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, a law firm, issued the following news release: Bradley is pleased to announce that Nancy Williams Ball has joined the firm's Birmingham office as a partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group. "We are thrilled to welcome Nancy to our firm in Birmingham," said Bradley Birmingham Office Managing Partner Dawn Helms Sharff. "Nancy is a leader in her practice area and a key addition to our trusts and estates team in Alabama." Ms.   more

Palm Beach County to Host Assistant Regional Census Manager Marilyn Stephens
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, March 12 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Marilyn Stephens, Assistant Regional Census Manager for the 2020 Census for the Atlanta Region will visit Palm Beach County, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - the eve of the mail out of the 2020 Census invitations to every household. The Atlanta Regional Office is responsible for census operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Ms. Stephens serves as the  more

Proton International at University of Alabama Birmingham Facility Treats First Patient With Proton Therapy
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 13 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The Proton International at University of Alabama at Birmingham facility treated its first patient with proton therapy Wednesday, March 11. "We celebrate this first of many patients who will be treated at UAB with this advanced technology," said Will Ferniany, Ph.D., CEO of the UAB Health System. "With this technology, we will improve the quality of life for many cancer patients and their fa  more

Tuskegee Cancels April 3-5 Founders' Day Weekend Alumni Activities
TUSKEGEE, Alabama, March 13 -- The Tuskegee University issued the following news: Citing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus -- especially as it relates to mass transit travel -- Tuskegee University has announced the cancelation of its Founders' Day Weekend alumni events scheduled for April 3-5. Phillip Howard, vice president for advancement, indicated the decision to cancel is in deference to the increased risks alumni might encounter traveling to campus through major cities and via m  more

University of Alabama Birmingham Receives Grand Prize From National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 12 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently honored the University of Alabama at Birmingham with the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award grand prize, given in recognition of distinguished, ongoing efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States.   more

University of Alabama Birmingham's Interprofessional Education Center Prepares for New Leadership
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 14 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Carlos A. Estrada, M.D., M.S., associate provost for Interprofessional Education and director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is stepping down from this role effective July 1. He will continue in his roles as director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at UAB, as well as section chief of GIM and senior quality  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Carb-Restricted Diet May Result in Benefits for Adolescents With Fatty Liver Disease
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 13 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: A new study from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Nutrition Sciences suggests consumption of a moderately carbohydrate-restricted diet may result in decreased fatty liver tissue, as well as improvements in body composition and insulin resistance, in adolescents with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. NAFLD has emerged as the most common form of liver d  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Chest Pain - It's Not Always Matter of Heart
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 10 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Understanding the differences between cardiovascular events and other causes of chest pain can save you a trip to the emergency room. It is also important because the discomfort could be caused by other urgent conditions, as well as less serious issues that may point to a chronic medical problem. When it comes to cardiovascular causes of chest pain, UAB Medicine cardiologist Gregory Chapman,  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Examining Racial Bias in Cancer Research Trials
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 10 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: A new study published in CANCER -- a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society -- by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is raising questions about racial bias in cancer research trials. In a set of 91 interviews with research and health care professionals at five different academic centers about the recruitment of participants to cancer r  more

University of Alabama Birmingham: Genes May Predict Cancer Patients at Highest Risk of Chemo Brain After BMT
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 11 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified genetic factors associated with cognitive impairment related to blood and bone marrow transplants. That information can better pinpoint patients at the highest risk for cognitive issues compared to using demographic or clinical characteristics alone. These findings were   more

University of Alabama Birmingham: SHAPE Recognizes Professor's Lifetime Dedication to Physical Fitness, Bestows Highest Award
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, March 10 -- The University of Alabama Birmingham campus issued the following news: Sandra Sims, Ph.D., associate professor of education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has made numerous career-long contributions to physical education at the state, district and national levels. Now her work has now been recognized by the Society of Health and Physical Educators Southern District. The group awarded Sims with the Donna L. Dunaway Medal, the highest award bestowed o  more

University of Alabama: Reading Allies Literacy Program Featured in Bama Blitz
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, March 12 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news: Reading Allies, an innovative reading initiative to improve literacy among elementary school students across Alabama, is The University of Alabama Honors College's passion project for the upcoming Bama Blitz crowdfunding campaign. Reading Allies aligns with the goals of the recently passed Alabama Literacy Act, which requires all students to read at grade level by the end of their third grade year. The progra  more

University of North Alabama Announces Operations Update Regarding COVID-19
FLORENCE, Alabama, March 14 -- The University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama is responding to protocols and guidelines suggested by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding operations for the campus for the next several weeks in our ongoing efforts to ensure the overall safety and well-being of the campus and surrounding community. Immediately: * All international travel for the ca  more