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UI College of Medicine Proposes New Intercampus Ties to Strengthen Bioengineering

The University of Illinois College of Medicine has presented to the university’s Board of Trustees a white paper with a series of recommendations that would integrate engineering and technology into medical training programs, develop a new bioengineering institute, and build upon research that would attract more federal dollars to the four regional College of Medicine campuses at Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana-Champaign.

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Hopkins Nursing’s Rushton Named Fellow in Bioethics

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Johns Hopkins Nursing Professor Cynda H. Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named a 2014 Hastings Center Fellow for her eminent accomplishments in bioethics. She will receive her award at the Annual Hastings Center Fellows Meeting on October 16 in San Diego. As a fellow, Rushton will help the Center accomplish its mission of researching, collaborating, and addressing medical and environmental ethical issues.

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Milken Institute School of Public Health Will Hold October 2 Panel to Discuss Ebola Epidemic

Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University will hold an expert panel on October 2 to discuss the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, with a focus on interventions that could help curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

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SJU Named Military Friendly and Top Ranked for Veterans

“This U.S. News ranking and Military Friendly designation is further indication of the priority and commitment Saint Joseph’s places on the men and women who have served our country."

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$1 Million Gift Establishes Endowed Chair in Geriatrics at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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The Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine announces a $1 million gift from the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation for an endowed chair in Geriatrics and the creation of a Dept. of Geriatrics and Gerontology. The endowment along with earlier gifts, creates a $2 million fund for geriatric research, education and clinical programs.

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NYIT Education Professor Available to Discuss Common Core Flaws

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Texas Tech Dance Program Approved by National Accreditation Agency

Texas Tech University's dance program recently gained national accreditation; every discipline in the College of Visual and Performing Arts is now accredited by a national board.

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Iowa State Research Team Developing New Measurement Tool for Schools and Research

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To improve health and help combat childhood obesity, more schools are changing physical education requirements and finding new ways to keep children active throughout the day. Iowa State University researchers are improving the way that activity is measured.

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Gender Barriers: Professor Looks at History of Discrimination Against Women in Engineering

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To better understand the gender divide that still exists today in engineering, it's necessary to look at the history of the field, said Amy Bix. The associate professor of history at Iowa State University explores those gender issues in her book, “Girls Coming to Tech!"

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Simulation’s 50% Solution to Nursing Educators' Quandary

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National Council of State Boards of Nursing study shows similar educational outcomes when half of hard-to-find clinical hours are replaced with clinical simulation.

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