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Public Favors Compensation For Kidney Donors If Payments Portend Big Boost in Transplants and Organs Allocated Fairly; Pilot Studies Would Be Useful

Nearly a fifth of the respondents in a recent study said they would reverse their opposition to compensating kidney donors if a form of non-cash payment led to a substantial increase in the supply of available organs for transplant.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

American Economic Review

Voter Turnout Surging Among People with Disabilities

People with disabilities comprise an increasingly powerful voting bloc heading into the 2020 elections, outnumbering Latino voters and nearing the number of African-American voters.

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

Men Who Avoid Teen Parenthood Through Partners Use of Abortion Gain Long-Term Economic Benefits First of Its Kind Study Says

Studies have shown an association between adolescent girls access to abortion services to end an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy and subsequent educational attainment, avoidance of bad relationships and socioeconomic status. Now, a first of its kin...

– University of Utah

Journal of Adolescent Health

Study Led by NYU Silver School Professor Finds Street Homelessness is Exacerbated by Bureaucratic Obstacles

According to the research, eligibility requirements for housing are so daunting, they result in many individuals sleeping outdoors.

– New York University

Evaluation and Program Planning

Lawyers, not plaintiffs, see payouts in liability cases

Research shows that plaintiffs often make out with a relatively paltry settlement—if they receive any compensation at all—while their lawyers pocket up to triple the amount in fees.

– University of Georgia

“Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation

Can Illinois help its municipalities pay their pension bills – and is it?

A new report from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago examines state intervention in municipal pension funding in Illinois

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Features and Policy

In Africa, coffee as a pathway to peace

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, peace and economic opportunity are percolating, thanks to efforts by the University at Buffalo and Boston's Polus Center to develop a more inclusive coffee value chain.

– University at Buffalo

The Truth About Tariffs

Backgrounder by Andrew Chatzky. Tariffs have been applied over the years to protect homegrown industries and target competitors who are seen as using unfair trade practices. They impose costs on both importers and exporters and had been in decline un...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, May 16, 2019.

ASN Applauds Release of Advancing American Kidney Health InitiativePolicy Package a “Game Changer”

President Donald J. Trump and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, II, today unveiled the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Bill Introduced to Modernize Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Services

A bill that would update Medicare by increasing its coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their licensure has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

– American Chiropractic Association

Proposed Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model to Test New Approach to Cancer Treatment Payments

In response to today’s announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose an advanced alternative payment model (APM) for radiation oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) issued the following stat...

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Manufacturing Groups: NY Dioxane Bill Could Take Familiar and Trusted Products Off Store Shelves

The CEOs of associations representing the household and commercial cleaning product supply chain are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent the serious consequences of legislation that could effectively take many products off store shelves across th...

– American Cleaning Institute and the Household and Commercial Products Association

American Society of Nephrology President and ASN Director of Policy and Government Affairs Comment on Trump Administration’s Overhaul of Kidney Care

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Announcements and Events

Keeping Do-It-Yourself Gene Science Safe

Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received a two-year grant to provide regulatory recommendations for gene-editing research conducted in non-traditional settings. The aim of this $160,000 grant from the National Human Genome Resear...

– Case Western Reserve University



Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Trump Executive Order for Citizenship Data

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Appellate Court Ruling

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Expert available to comment on Trump's executive order regarding kidney disease and donations

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Epstein case highlights need for victims voices to be heard

– University of Georgia

Migrant children could face traumatic physical and mental health impacts, says medical experts

– Virginia Tech

IU experts available to comment on court decision ruling Trump can't block critics on Twitter

– Indiana University

Notre Dame's Cortez finds about 53% of Latino ICE/border agents are liberal immigration policy advocates

– University of Notre Dame





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