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Nearly 500 Supporters Joined ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs

In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine man...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Despite Partisanship Surrounding Voter ID, Most Voters Don't Believe It Suppresses Turnout

Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.

– University of Kansas

Social Science Quarterly

WVU Expert Says Terrorism Is ‘Not a Muslim Thing’

Political and economic unrest, not religion or ethnicity, are often the causes of terrorist attacks like the one in Manchester, England. The response should not just center on increasing military action and security reinforcement , according to a Wes...

Expert Available

– West Virginia University

Study: Awareness of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Influenced Male Students' Classroom Behavior

U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet, according to...

– University of Kansas

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Policy and Public Affairs

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Asks Congress to Fully Fund Vital Food, Nutrition and Health Programs and Services

The Administration’s proposed budget for 2018 contains funding cuts to nutrition assistance programs, food and nutrition research and health care infrastructure that provide a safety net for our country’s most vulnerable populations and the evide...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

White House Budget Blueprint Would Devastate Cancer Research and Patient Care

Plans to cut nearly $8.2 billion from the National Institutes of Health, including a $1 billion reduction for the National Cancer Institute, would decimate cancer research and patient care, according to the Association of American Cancer Institutes. ...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

President’s Budget Would Dramatically Undermine Progress in Cancer Research and Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) strongly opposes the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget released today by the White House.

– American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

American Psychological Association Criticizes White House Budget Proposal

The budget proposed by President Donald J. Trump threatens critical health, scientific research and education programs that contribute to the social safety net for millions of Americans, according to the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Rheumatology Leaders Oppose Sweeping Healthcare Cuts in Trump Administration Budget

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts to federal programs and institutions that provide critical resources in the fight against rheumatic diseases, including the Nat...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Higher Education Events

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, Top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, to Discuss Russian Threat to Democracy

UCI’s School of Law hosts U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, who will address Russia’s threat to liberal democracies around the world. Afterward, Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI l...

– University of California, Irvine

Expert Pitch

WashU Expert: Liberals Who Celebrate Ruling on N.C. Districts May Not Cheer for Long

– Washington University in St. Louis

WVU Experts: Federal Budget Cuts Undermine Investing in Innovation, Future Economy

– West Virginia University

Trump's Public-Private Infrastructure Proposal Works Well for Revenue-Producing Projects but Return on Others Unclear, Expert Says

– Virginia Tech

Manchester Concert Attack Shows Step Up for ISIS in UK, Similar to Paris Attacks, Researcher Says

– University of Kansas

JFK Centennial Celebration: @Floridastate Expert Available to Comment on Legacy of Kennedy’s Presidential Rhetoric

– Florida State University

Giving Up On NAFTA Will Disrupt Trade But Won’t Bring Jobs Back

– Texas A&M University





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