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University of Utah law professor publishes review of national monument reductions in Harvard Environmental Law Review

Newly published research by John Ruple, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, contains the first and only comprehensive review of every prior national monument reductions that occurred as a result of presidential...

– University of Utah

Harvard Environmental Law Review

New Book: Majority of Vermont’s Undocumented Migrant Farm Workers Are Food Insecure

50 percent or more of Vermont’s undocumented migrant farmworkers are food insecure, says a new book, Life on the Other Border, Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont (University of California Press, April 2019). While the book focuses on Vermont, ...

– University of Vermont

Federal Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Intended to Address Readmission Rates for Medicare Patients Has Spill-Over Effect on Patients with Medicaid

In a new study, a team of researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) led by Robert W. Yeh, MD, MSc, Director of the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at BIDMC, found that implementation of the HRRP was associated with ...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Health Affairs

When ‘Sorry’ Makes Things Worse

Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to a new analysis of proprietary insurance data. This provides the most detailed look yet at the impact of apology legislation on such ...

– Vanderbilt University

Stanford Law Review

Youth Voter Turnout Analysis Shows Across-the-Board Increases in 2018 Midterms

Youth voter turnout (ages 18-29) increased in the 2018 midterm election in all 34 states for which data are available, according to two new analyses from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE).

– Tufts University

Amazon rainforest could become US-China trade war casualty, experts warn

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, researchers have warned.

– University of Edinburgh


Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks

Researchers in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record (EHR) data to help the Veterans Administration address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Crowded Out? Government Spending and the Private Sector

Does government spending pull resources away from the private sector? It’s a question that has long vexed economists. One widely held theory, the crowding-out effect, asserts that yes, government spending eats up resources that otherwise would be a...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

ASA Supports Key Elements of HHS Pain Task Force Recommendations

In comments submitted to the federal government, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) formally supported the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force. ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Anesthesia Providers Convene to Discuss the 116th Congress, Regulatory and Legislative Solutions

This is the largest advocacy meeting for nurse anesthesia providers to focus in on the legislation that affects patients in need of anesthesia care and the practice of healthcare providers who administer the anesthesia.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Mid-Year Assembly 2019, April 6-10

Athletic Trainers to Meet with Federal Legislators During Annual Capitol Hill Day

Members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will meet with members of Congress to educate them about the profession and to ask for support on the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act (S 680, H.R. 1679) and for language chan...

– National Athletic Trainers' Association

American College of Rheumatology Targets Step Therapy and Drug Pricing in New Position Statements

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released new drug pricing and step therapy position statements that they hope legislators will consider as they continue to explore policy and regulatory options to make drugs more affordable and accessi...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Announcements and Events

ACLU’s James Esseks: “Reflecting on LGBTQ Rights—Past, Present, and Future,” April 8

The ACLU’s James Esseks will deliver “Reflecting on LGBTQ Rights—Past, Present, and Future,” NYU’s Annual Irving H. Jurow Lecture, on Mon., April 8.

– New York University


Endocrine Society expert to testify before congressional committee about need for insulin affordability

Endocrine Society member and diabetes expert Alvin C. Powers, MD, will testify before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Tuesday about the rising cost of insulin and the challenges this poses for individuals with...

– Endocrine Society


Public Health Expert Calls on Congress to Support Study of Health Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Mining

– West Virginia University

Ford, GM and Toyota partnership for self-driving cars may save billions of dollars

– Cornell University

Notre Dame expert discusses changes to tax law as deadline approaches

– University of Notre Dame

Northwestern University political scientists available on Chicago’s mayor race

– Northwestern University

NATO limps to its 70th birthday: legacy may carry it forward

– Cornell University

With new budget, NYS leads the way in criminal justice reform

– Cornell University





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