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Researchers Identify Epigenetic Orchestrator of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Genentech researchers have identified an enzyme that shifts pancreatic cancer cells to a more aggressive, drug-resistant state by epigenetically modifying the cells’ chromatin. The study, which will be published December 11 in the Journal of Cell B...

– The Rockefeller University Press

Journal of Cell Biology, February, 2018

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 09:00 ET

E-Cig Use Increases Risk of Beginning Tobacco Cigarette Use in Young Adults

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cig...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

American Journal of Medicine; R01-CA140150, R21-CA185767, R01-CA077026, R21-CA197912

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET

Soy, Cruciferous Vegetables Associated with Fewer Common Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatmen...

– Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET

Bioethicists Call for Caution in Use of Rare Experimental Fetal Therapy

Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and a team of medical experts are calling for rigorous clinical trials in the use of a potential trea...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Kidney Disease Increases Risk of Diabetes, Study Shows

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases the risk of diabetes. Further, the re...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Kidney International

‘Black Box’ Recorder Puts Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills Under the Microscope

A new study from Keck Medicine of USC finds that data from a novel recorder can be used to objectively measure surgeons’ proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery.

– Keck Medicine of USC

The Journal of Urology

Stress Hormone May Identify Family Members Likely to Suffer from Anxiety After Loved One’s ICU Hospitalization

When a loved one has been hospitalized in intensive care for a critical illness, many family members experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress or other negative effects lasting months, according to new research led by Intermountain Medica...

– Intermountain Medical Center

Journal of Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease: Shifting the Focus to Prevention

This past decade, Alzheimer’s science has undergone a paradigm shift toward the disease’s early, silent phase. For trials, this means change at every level: new participants, new screening tools, new outcome measurements. What’s the progress?

– Alzforum


Phase 2 CAR-T Study Reports Significant Remission Rates at 15-Month Follow Up

A study involving the recently approved CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy shows that 42 percent of patients with aggressive large B-cell lymphoma remained in remission at 15 months following treatment with axi-cel (markete...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

The New England Journal of Medicine; American Society of Hematology

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 10:30 ET

Landmark CAR-T Cancer Study Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago center that participated in the pivotal clinical trial of a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.

– Loyola University Health System

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 00:00 ET

Sequencing Offers Clues to Progression Toward Multiple Myeloma

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have carried out the largest genomic analysis of patients with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), a precursor to full-blown blood cancer that doesn’t show outward symptoms.

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ASH #392

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 09:45 ET

Tracking How Multiple Myeloma Evolves by Sequencing DNA in the Blood

Although people with multiple myeloma usually respond well to treatment, the blood cancer generally keeps coming back. Following genetic changes in how the disease evolves over time will help to understand the disease and, eventually, deliver more ef...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ASH #329

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 08:30 ET

Rapid Responses, Few Adverse Effects Seen with Targeted Agent in Phase 1 Trial in Rare Blood Disorder

• Clinical Activity in a Phase 1 Study of BLU-285, a Potent, Highly-Selective Inhibitor of KIT D816V in Advanced Systemic Mastocytosis • Study shows one of multiple ways in which novel targeted cancer therapies are now being deployed to improv...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ASH #2

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET

Study Shows Combining Chemotherapy with Targeted Drug Boosts Response in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Among younger patients newly diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), treatment with a combination of chemotherapy and a molecularly targeted drug significantly improves response over what is typically seen with chemotherapy alone, accordin...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ASH #496

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 17:15 ET

Low-Dose Treatment with Interleukin-2 Across Multiple Studies Shows Benefits in Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Daily low doses of the immune signaling protein interleukin-2 (IL-2) can safely benefit patients who develop chronic graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplants, including particular benefit in pediatric patients in one small study, rep...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ASH #s 74; ASH #511; ASH #515; ASH #3248

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 06:00 ET

Global CAR T Therapy Trial Shows High Rates of Durable Remission for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

In a pair of clinical trials stretching from Philadelphia to Tokyo, the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy Kymriah™ (formerly known as CTL019) demonstrated long-lasting remissions in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) patients. Results from...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

ASH Annual Meeting; 1R01CA165206

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 10:30 ET

CAR T, Immunotherapy Bring New Hope for Multiple Myeloma Patients

Two investigational immunotherapy approaches, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, have shown encouraging results in the treatment of multiple myeloma patients who had relapsed and were resistant to other therapies. Researchers f...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 10-Dec-2017 at 16:30 ET


Immunotherapy Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Nearly Eliminates Severe Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Results from a phase 2 clinical trial, presented by Seattle Children’s Research Institute at the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, show that the drug Abatacept (Orencia) nearly eliminated life-threatening severe acute graft-...

– Seattle Children's Hospital

American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

Embargo expired on 09-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET

Using Software, Researchers Predict Tumor Markers That Could Be Immune Targets

Researchers report at the 59th Annual American Society for Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9, that they were able to validate their approach for predicting markers – called minor histocompatibility antigens – in a group of ...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 09-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET

Immunotherapy Strategy Could Be Beneficial for Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Preliminary Data Show

Researchers present their preliminary results from the ongoing phase II trial of chemotherapy and pembrolizumab in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9....

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Embargo expired on 09-Dec-2017 at 17:30 ET

St. Jude Gene Therapy Improves Immunity in Babies with ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

Preliminary findings indicate gene therapy pioneered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is safe and effective for babies with a devastating inherited disorder that leaves them with little or no immune protection

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Embargo expired on 09-Dec-2017 at 10:00 ET

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Emojis Promising Tool for Tracking Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life

In findings presented to the American Society of Hematology, Mayo Clinic researchers found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients’ physical, emotional and overall quality of life. Researchers fo...

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 09-Dec-2017 at 19:30 ET

International Research Team Identifies Genetic-Based Model for Predicting Outcomes in Primary Myelofibrosis

A group of investigators from Mayo Clinic and multiple academic research centers in Italy have identified a genetic model for predicting outcomes in patients with primary myelofibrosis who are 70 years or younger and candidates for stem cell transpla...

– Mayo Clinic

Embargo expired on 09-Dec-2017 at 15:30 ET


Consuming Sugary Drinks During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk in Mid-childhood

Dec. 5, 2017─Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new r...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 00:15 ET

How a Seahorse-Shaped Brain Structure May Help Us Recognize Others

Study in mice reveals a brain circuit that regulates social memory formation and recognition. Results shed light on brain’s ability to reconcile conflicting social stimuli, and shed light on anomalies in social behavior seen in neurodevelopmental, ...

– Harvard Medical School

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 05:00 ET

Study Finds Genetic Mutation Causes ‘Vicious Cycle’ in Most Common Form of ALS

University of Michigan-led research brings scientists one step closer to understanding the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS. A study published today in Nature Communications details what the researchers describe as a vicious cyc...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 05:00 ET

For Women with Genetic Risk, Bi-Annual MRI Beats Mammograms

Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram. DCE-...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2017

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 18:00 ET

Including Diagnosis Related Costs, 3-D Mammography Costs Less than Digital Mammography

Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings (PD7-05) presented by researchers from the P...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET

New Mediola and OlympiAD Trial Results Offer Another Boon for PARP Inhibitors in Treatment of Advanced BRCA-Related Breast Cancer

Patients with certain advanced hereditary breast cancers may have new treatments options on the horizon, according to two studies presented this week at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Susan Domchek, MD, executive director of the Bass...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 18:00 ET

Sports RDs Fueled by Bama Mentorship

In an unprecedented occurrence, each of the four football programs participating in the College Football Playoff will feature a sports dietitian (Sports RD) who spent time professionally or scholastically at the University of Alabama. Amy Bragg, Al...

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– Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)

Embargo expired on 08-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET

How Individuals with Schizophrenia View Their Experiences and Confidence in Judgments May Influence Treatment Targets

A schizophrenia patient’s own perceptions of their experiences -- and confidence in their judgments -- may be factors that can help them overcome challenges to get the life they wish, suggests a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Psychological Science

Better Late Than Never - Making a Billion-Year-Old Geologic Feature Great Again

Geologists have corrected a mix-up that made an ancient geological structure in the central U.S. seem hundreds of miles shorter than it really is. The biggest failed rift known to geologists is even bigger than originally thought, according to resear...

– Northwestern University

American Geophysical Union fall meeting

In Lab Research, Scientists Slow Progression of a Fatal Form of Muscular Dystrophy

Saint Louis University researchers report that a new drug reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Scientific Reports

Deck the Claws

Majoid crabs — known as decorator crabs — adorn themselves with items secured from their surroundings such as sponges, algae and other marine debris. Scientists and students at the University of Delaware are exploring what factors drive this beha...

– University of Delaware

Lung Cancer Prevention: 12 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

Remember when your mom always told you “what you do now will catch up with you when you’re older?” She wasn’t lying. Lung cancer is a disease that mostly affects the elderly, with 83 percent of those living with cancer being 60-years-of-age o...

– UPMC Pinnacle

PARP Inhibitor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancers and BRCA Mutations

In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for ...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Two Alabamians Push UAB Hospital Past Milestone of 10,000 Kidney Transplants

The hope given from a deceased donor, and a sibling, give two kidney transplant recipients a chance to live

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Here Are the Things Patients Should Be Doing for Their Health, but Aren’t

Year-end is a great time to reflect on our health and endeavor to improve it. As we do so, it's important to identify the steps that could have a big impact on our wellness.

Expert Available

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


“Obesity Paradox” Not Found When Measuring New Cases of Cardiovascular Disease

A new study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan finds that the “obesity paradox” is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease.

– New York University


Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET

JHU Finds Why We Can’t Always Stop What We’ve Started

When we try to stop a body movement at the last second, perhaps to keep ourselves from stepping on what we just realized was ice, we can’t always do it — and neuroscientists have figured out why.

– Johns Hopkins University

Neuron, Dec-2017; DA013165; DA040990; NS086104

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 12:05 ET

Mount Sinai Researchers Use Breakthrough Technology to Further Understand Eye Damage from Eclipse

Research Could Lead to New Treatment for Solar Retinopathy

– Mount Sinai Health System

JAMA Ophthalmology

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET

Many Donor Kidneys that Are Discarded May Be Suitable for Transplantation

• In an analysis of pairs of kidneys from the same donor in which 1 kidney was used but the other was discarded, the kidneys that were used tended to perform well. • The majority of discarded kidneys could have potentially been transplanted with...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET

Study Provides Insights on Immune Cells Involved in Kidney Disease

• New research indicates that the role of dendritic cells in kidney inflammation is more complex than previously thought. Different types of dendritic cells communicate with each other to control the magnitude of the immune response. • The findi...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET

New Study Finds Federally-Funded Technology Saved Medicare $9 Billion

A new study quantifying a 21-fold return on investment suggests an efficient — and non-partisan — method to cut healthcare spending is to invest in basic research. The paper tracks how a new technology aids doctors in reducing the number of unne...

– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

American Journal of Ophthalmology

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET

The Structure of Cool

A team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Duke University has made the first determination of the atomic structure of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 (TRPM8), a molecular sensor in nerve ends that detects cold tem...

– Scripps Research Institute

Science, Nov. 2017; R35NS097241; DP2EB020402

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET

Research Suggests New Pathways for Hyperaldosteronism

Scientists have identified a mechanism that explains the development of hyperaldosteronism, a condition in which the adrenal glands produce too much aldosterone, The findings, published in JCI Insight, offer a path for drug discovery to treat the c...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

JCI Insight; R35 CA197465-01

Coordinated Emergency Care Improves Survival for Patients with Heart Attacks

Large national study shows the life-saving potential of coordinating EMS, hospital responses

– Duke Health

Common Fungus Helps Dengue Virus Thrive in Mosquitoes

A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Biological Factors Don’t Completely Explain Racial Disparities for ‘Good Prognosis’ Breast Cancer

The biological features of patients’ tumors partially explained a racial disparity for women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, but UNC Lineberger researchers led by Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, MBA, MSc, said it didn’t e...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Early-Life Trauma May Increase Heart Disease Risk in Adults

Stress in early life may change the immune response in the kidneys, increasing the risk of heart disease later in life, according to a new study.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology

Quick Evaluation Can Predict Whether Drugs, Talk Therapy Work Better for Anxiety Patients

Clinicians and patients often struggle to find the right treatment for anxiety, sometimes cycling through various therapies for months before the patient begins to feel their symptoms improve.Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago ...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Study of Electrocardiogram Readings in National Basketball Association (NBA) Players Highlights Value of Sport-Specific Normative Data and Guidelines

Study of Electrocardiogram Readings in National Basketball Association (NBA) Players Highlights Value of Sport-Specific Normative Data and Guidelines. The findings were published on Dec. 6 in JAMA Cardiology.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

JAMA Cardiology

Scientists Identify First Brain Cells That Respond to Sound

A new study is the first to identify a mechanism that could explain an early link between sound input and cognitive function, often called the “Mozart effect.”

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Psychologist Examines Methods of Classifying Mental Disorders

Lee Anna Clark and her team present the challenges in using three major diagnostic manuals from a scientific perspective and offer some recommendations for re-conceptualizing the mental disorders they describe.

– University of Notre Dame

Psychological Science

Researchers Say Nutritional Labeling for Sodium Doesn’t Work

The need to reduce sodium consumption is clear, but new research from the University of Georgia has determined that one popular approach—nutrition labeling—doesn’t work.

– University of Georgia

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Study Highlights the Need for Research Into Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America have seen a rise in incidence of inflammatory bowel disease as they have become increasingly industrialised and westernised, a new study has found.

– University of Birmingham

Lancet, Nov-2013

Discrimination Harms Your Health – and Your Partner’s

Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.

– Michigan State University

Social Psychological and Personality Science

McMaster Researchers Find Genes May ‘Snowball’ Obesity

The researchers looked at 37 genes that are well established as modulating the body mass in 75,230 adults with European ancestry and found the nine with the snowball effect.

– McMaster University

American Journal of Human Genetics

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise in Children as Young as 1 Year of Age

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the study sites in the open label Phase 3 study that showed safety and effectiveness of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco (ivacaftor) in children ages 1 to 2 years. Based on these resul...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Fostering Service: Physical Therapy Students Inspired by Older Generation’s Commitment to Community

For 21 years, Rosetta Herron has served youth at schools in Omaha as part of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging’s Foster Grandparent program

– Creighton University

Prostate Cancer: UVA Aims to Help Men Make Complex Care Decisions

Researchers are developing a tool to help patients with prostate cancer better understand the potential risks and rewards of their treatment options. The tool eventually will help patients with other cancers as well.

– University of Virginia Health System

Cold Weather Woes and Dry Eyes

It is easy to remember steps to prevent the body from getting cold, but what can be done to protect the eyes when cold weather hits?

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

La Mamografía Digital Con Realce Por Contraste Es Comparable a La Resonancia MagnéTica De Las Mamas DespuéS Del Tratamiento O De La Quimioterapia

La mamografía digital con realce por contraste es comparable a la resonancia magnética de las mamas para evaluar el cáncer mamario residual después de la terapia endocrina adyuvante o de la quimioterapia, según los resultados de un estudio prese...

– Mayo Clinic

#FiercePierce: 2-Year-Old Patient Beats Back Leukemia and Inspires Thousands of Potential Stem Cell Donors

2-year-old Children's Hospital Los Angeles patient Pierce Kelly beats leukemia thanks to a stem cell donor in France and inspires thousands of potential donors.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Mohamad Cherry of Atlantic Hematology Oncology to Lead Meeting Session and Help Present Multiple Studies at Top International Blood Cancer Meeting

Mohamad Cherry, MD, will lead a major session on new discoveries about the most common type of acute adult leukemia and help present results of four major blood cancer studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting, December ...

Expert Available

– Atlantic Health System

MedWire Announcements

WFIRM Wound Healing Technology Licensed to XCell Biologix

A potential new cell-free treatment for severe burns and chronic wounds that was developed by scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been exclusively licensed to XCell Biologix™, a private company that aims to mak...

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens Collaborate To Bring World-Class Care Through Telemedicine

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring convenient access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class care through new telemedicine services, now available through Walgreens digital properties and at self-service kiosks at select Du...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 11-Dec-2017 at 09:00 ET

New Heart Transplant Program Launched at NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone launches a new heart transplant program.

– NYU Langone Health

Renowned Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Researcher Honored by Metabolic Institute of America

Richard Bergman, PhD, an internationally renowned diabetes and obesity researcher, received the Distinguished Leader in Insulin Resistance Award for his groundbreaking efforts to predict, prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes.

– Cedars-Sinai

Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2018 Winter Rheumatology Symposium

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass Village, CO on January 20-26, 2017.

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Winter Rheumatology Symposium

$23 Million Funding Will Help Tackle Preterm Birth, Major Diseases

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $23.2 million for new research tackling some of the world's most significant health problems, including one of the biggest killers of children: preterm birth.

– University of Adelaide

Rush University Medical Center Named a Top Teaching Hospital

Rush University Medical Center has been named a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit hospital watchdog organization. Rush is one of only 36 recipients of the Top Teaching Hospital honor nationwide, and one of two in Illinois.

– Rush University Medical Center

Loyola Medicine Radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, Md, Named an Inaugural Fellow of the American Association for Women Radiologists

Loyola Medicine radiologist Kathleen A. Ward, MD, FACR, FAAWR, has been inducted into the first fellowship class of the American Association for Women Radiologists.

– Loyola University Health System

Trauma Quality Improvement Program Annual Meeting Brings Bleeding Control Message to Chicago

The ACS TQIP annual meeting featured bleeding control training and a keynote speech outlining the progress to date of bleeding control efforts.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

ARN Past-President Stephanie Vaughn Bestows President’s Award to Michele C. Cournan, ANP-BC DNP FNP RN CRRN

Announcement of ARN's 2017 President's Award recipient.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Leapfrog Names Children’s Hospital Among Top 10 in U.S.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2017.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mount Sinai Study to Characterize Rare Neurodevelopmental Disorder Tied to Autism

Researchers seek to transform understanding of and inform precision treatment approaches to newly identified syndrome

– Mount Sinai Health System

AMSSM Awards $300,000 Research Grant for Concussion Recovery Study

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and its Collaborative Research Network (CRN) are pleased to announce the recipients of the AMSSM CRN $300,000 Multi-Site Research Grant, which supports quality, multi-site research to address key prior...

– American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

ARN Announces the 2017 Role Award Winners at its Annual Educational Conference – REACH 2017

Announcement of ARN's 2017 Role Award Winners.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Mount Sinai Neuroscientist Awarded Two Prestigious Honors

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Director of The Friedman Brain Institute, and Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, has been awarded two prestigious honor...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Karion Gray Waites, DNP RN FNP-BC CRRN Installed as President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Appointment of ARN President for 2017-2018

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Wendy A. Wintersgill, MSN RN CRRN ACNS-BC Installed as Director of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Appointment to ARN Board of Directors.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Michele C. Cournan, ANP-BC DNP FNP RN CRRN Installed as President-Elect of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Appointment of ARN's President-Elect for 2017-2018.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Beverly S. Reigle, PhD RN Installed as Director of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Appointment to Board of Directors of ARN.

– Association of Rehabilitation Nurses





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