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Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Endocrine Society urges Congress to increase funding for NIH
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society—the world’s largest professional organization for endocrine scientists and physicians—is calling on Congress to pass the House Labor-HHS spending bill to ensure health agencies are funded before the start of Fiscal Year 2021 and to avoid the tumult and disruption of a continuing resolution and potential government shutdowns.

Newswise: FCC Grant to Expand UVA Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Care
Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
FCC Grant to Expand UVA Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Care
University of Virginia Health System

The Federal Communications Commission awarded UVA Health $767,139 this week to expand UVA’s use of telehealth for patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 11:45 AM EDT
National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled
Cornell University

New Cornell-led research shows that inadequate funding is the main barrier to better surveillance and control of ticks, including the blacklegged tick, which spreads Lyme disease, the No. 1 vector-borne illness in the country.

Newswise: Springing into action: The urgent COVID-19 research fund at UAB
Released: 11-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Springing into action: The urgent COVID-19 research fund at UAB
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers faced the same time crunch — create a COVID-19 research proposal in just five days, to compete for emergency COVID-19 funding raised through UAB and generous business donors in Birmingham and Montgomery.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 4:20 PM EDT
DHS Awards $3.9 Million to Fund US Small Business Research For Homeland Security Technology Needs
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today the award of 26 competitive research contracts with 23 small businesses to participate in Phase I of the DHS SBIR Program.

Released: 11-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Fred Hutch and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance awarded Bank of America grant for COVID-19 relief efforts
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical-care partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, announced today the organizations are receiving a $500,000 grant from Bank of America for COVID-19 relief.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Study Explores whether 'Participatory Budgeting' has Become a Patronage Mechanism in NYC
New York University

New York City implemented Participatory Budgeting in 2011, following Brazil's lead. But the effort to bring marginalized citizens into the budget decision-making process has the potential to backfire.

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Released: 20-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Federal funding for rapid COVID-19 test goes to McKelvey Engineering researchers
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis received funding for a new COVID-19 test that is based on brand new technology that won't require brand new tools, making it easy for clinicians to use.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence to enable fast-track review of COVID-19 research proposals
Frontiers

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool to help funders identify specialists to peer-review proposals for emergency COVID-19 research has been developed.

Newswise: Mercy Receives Emergency State Approval to Construct a New Hospital Floor in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Mercy Receives Emergency State Approval to Construct a New Hospital Floor in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Mercy Medical Center

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Medical Center sought and received an Emergency Certificate of Need approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to construct a new 32-bed acute care unit on the 17th floor of the hospital’s main inpatient facility, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center.

Newswise: $8.3M award to WHOI extends observational record of critical climate research
Released: 18-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT
$8.3M award to WHOI extends observational record of critical climate research
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $8.2 million to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to extend the life of the Overturning in the Sub-polar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) in a key part of Earth’s ocean-climate system. The award is part of a $15.5 million grant to four U.S. institutions that will help add four years to the record being assembled by the observatory.

Newswise: Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?
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Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mackenzie Eaglen and William D. Hartung join host James M. Lindsay to discuss defense spending.

Newswise: LANL News: New program helps New Mexico small businesses bring technology to market
Released: 16-Mar-2020 7:15 PM EDT
LANL News: New program helps New Mexico small businesses bring technology to market
Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Mexico companies who find themselves up a creek without venture capital to ferry them across the research and development gap from invention to commercialization may receive a life-preserver thanks to a new law recently passed by the New Mexico Legislature and signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Newswise: Studies Show Number of U.S. Medical Students With Disabilities Grows, But Disparities Continue
Released: 4-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EST
Studies Show Number of U.S. Medical Students With Disabilities Grows, But Disparities Continue
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that the number of disabled students admitted to U.S. medical schools rose from 2.9% to 4.9% over the last three years. However, the percentage of NIH-funded researchers with disabilities declined between 2008 and 2018. The grant success rate for this group was lower than for researchers without a disability, indicating that despite more people with disabilities prepared to enter biomedical research, their prospects as professionals are weakening.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 5:45 PM EST
DHS Announces Funding Opportunity to Establish MBA in Security Technology Transition
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced a funding opportunity for a new DHS COE to develop an MBA program focused on transitioning security technology from research and development to operational use.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
Crowdfunding -- entrepreneurs should resist the urge to promise to save the Earth
University of Bath

Entrepreneurs seeking funds on business-oriented crowdfunding platforms should avoid over-emphasising the social or environmental benefits of their start-ups or products if they are to maximise potential investment, a new study from the University of Bath and Polytechnic University of Milan shows.

Newswise: Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers
Released: 22-Feb-2020 10:45 PM EST
Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers
Humboldt State University

Professor Harris, along with his wife Lorene, who passed in 2012, were strong advocates of education and supporters of students.

Newswise: University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives gift for new building information modeling lab
Released: 21-Feb-2020 1:30 PM EST
University of Arkansas at Little Rock receives gift for new building information modeling lab
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Arkansas has donated $30,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to establish a fund to support the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lab for construction management and engineering students. 

Released: 21-Feb-2020 11:20 AM EST
Department of Energy to Provide $100 Million for Solar Fuels Research
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide up to $100 million over five years for research on artificial photosynthesis for the production of fuels from sunlight.

Newswise: University of Redlands educator works with APA advocacy board to preserve program targeted by White House budget proposal
Released: 17-Feb-2020 12:30 AM EST
University of Redlands educator works with APA advocacy board to preserve program targeted by White House budget proposal
University of Redlands

She was the first Japanese national to receive a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Now 20 years into her career as a female educator of color and as associate dean in the University of Redlands School of Education, Dr. Hideko Sera is giving back, serving on an advocacy board of the APA doing grassroots work to preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

Newswise: Gift will fund solar panel, electrical research
Released: 6-Feb-2020 4:50 PM EST
Gift will fund solar panel, electrical research
Wichita State University

Thanks to a generous gift from utility company Evergy, students in the College of Engineering at Wichita State University can learn about and conduct research on solar power technology, as well as how to protect an electric grid from short circuiting.

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Released: 6-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
What’s the Purpose of Foreign Aid?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Many Americans question whether the $50 billion the United States spends annually on foreign aid is worth it. CFR breaks down how much of the U.S. budget goes toward foreign assistance and how this money is spent.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST
End-of life-care needs will nearly double over the next 30 years, highlighting urgent need for funding
Trinity College Dublin

New research at Trinity College Dublin, published today (Thursday, February 6th, 2020), shows that the number of people dying in Ireland with palliative care needs will increase 84% to 2046.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
Penn’s Community Health Worker Program Yields $2.47 for Every $1 Invested Annually by Medicaid
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Every dollar spent on patients receiving support from Penn Medicine’s community health worker (CHW) program resulted in an annual return on investment (ROI) of $2.47 for every dollar invested annually by Medicaid, according to a new study published online today in Health Affairs. The savings are generated by reducing hospitalizations.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 1:40 PM EST
UVA Darden Capital Management Reveals Top Stock Picks That Led Investments to Surpass $20M
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

After another quarter of impressive returns, Darden Capital Management’s (DCM) assets under management have hit a new milestone, surpassing $20 million at the close of 2019. The assets are managed entirely by students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and represent an important piece of the School’s endowment.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST
Seed Funds Awarded to Four Proposals to Develop Medical Devices for Children
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced its latest round of seed grants to companies developing medical devices for children. The Consortium chose four projects from eight finalists in a competition to receive seed grants of $50,000 each.

Newswise: Research Finds Publicly Funded Pregnancy-related Programs Can Improve Maternal Mortality Rates
Released: 5-Feb-2020 9:30 AM EST
Research Finds Publicly Funded Pregnancy-related Programs Can Improve Maternal Mortality Rates
Florida Atlantic University

The rigorous study using longitudinal data from Florida counties for 2001-2014 finds strong evidence that targeted pregnancy-related public health programs are effective at reducing maternal mortality rates, specifically among black mothers.

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Released: 5-Feb-2020 5:00 AM EST
Research to Prevent Blindness Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Research to Prevent Blindness

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) celebrates the 60th anniversary of its incorporation. Watch the new video about its many sight-saving accomplishments over the past six decades.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Physicians Propose Quality Measures to Improve Medical Billing
30-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
Johns Hopkins Physicians Propose Quality Measures to Improve Medical Billing
Johns Hopkins Medicine

If you’re concerned about rising health care costs and overwhelming medical bills, you’re not alone. According to statistics reported in 2019:

Released: 4-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
ADA Health Policy Institute Finds Uptick in Dental Spending
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today. The report found some signs of recovery in U.S. dental spending, which reached a historic high in 2018 of $136 billion, or 3.7 percent of total health spending in the U.S.

Newswise: Women’s Heart Fund Launches ‘Community Conversations with the CDI’
Released: 3-Feb-2020 9:45 AM EST
Women’s Heart Fund Launches ‘Community Conversations with the CDI’
Hackensack Meridian Health

The Women’s Heart Fund, a philanthropic arm of Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation, has announced that for its newest venture, the organization will sponsor ‘Community Conversations with the CDI,’ a women-focused, three-year lecture series featuring researchers from Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The lectures will focus on topics relevant to community members throughout the state, including heart disease, breast and ovarian cancer, vaccines, Alzheimer’s Disease and diabetes.

Newswise: ResMed, ATS Foundation Award $100,000 Research Grant to Claude Farah, PhD
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
ResMed, ATS Foundation Award $100,000 Research Grant to Claude Farah, PhD
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) and ATS Foundation have awarded their third $100,000 Research Fellowship grant to Claude Farah, PhD, of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, to study how remote monitoring can help improve the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST
UW’s new WE-REACH center to accelerate development of the ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries
University of Washington

With $4 million in matching funds from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Washington has created a new integrated center to match biomedical discoveries with the resources needed to bring innovative products to the public and improve health.

Newswise: Applicants sought for public engagement grants
Released: 30-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Applicants sought for public engagement grants
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 to support new proposals, as well as ongoing programs that engage communities with science. Applications are open now through March 31, and applicants must be members of ASCB.

Newswise: Tackle Kids Cancer Receives Generous Donation from Corporate Partner Guardian Data Destruction
Released: 29-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
Tackle Kids Cancer Receives Generous Donation from Corporate Partner Guardian Data Destruction
Hackensack Meridian Health

HACKENSACK, NJ – January 29, 2020 – Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic program benefitting the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, has received a generous donation in the amount of $7,500 from corporate supporter Guardian Data Destruction.

Newswise: For the Third Consecutive Year, Penn Nursing is # 1 in NIH Funding
Released: 29-Jan-2020 11:10 AM EST
For the Third Consecutive Year, Penn Nursing is # 1 in NIH Funding
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) retains its top spot for research funding for the 2019 fiscal year, among other schools of nursing, with $11.3 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Released: 28-Jan-2020 12:25 PM EST
Closing the Gender Gap in VC Funding
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Raising venture capital isn’t for the faint of heart, but the challenges are magnified for female founders. UVA Darden professors Saras Sarasvathy and Elena Loutskina share insights on barriers women face to raising risk capital and how to overcome them.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Launches Grant Program to Help Deliver Breakthroughs in Treatment of Major Diseases and Conditions
Released: 28-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Launches Grant Program to Help Deliver Breakthroughs in Treatment of Major Diseases and Conditions
Hackensack Meridian Health

The six projects selected will be seeded with more than $100,000 in total to help the scientists generate preliminary investigative results to prepare applications for competitive federal and foundation awards.

Newswise: Making the Homeless Count
Released: 24-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
Making the Homeless Count
Augustana University, South Dakota

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, volunteers will conduct the annual Point-in-Time Count, known as “We All Count” of the homeless in Sioux Falls. The Augustana Research Institute will be at the center of it.

Released: 17-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
DHS S&T Awards $750K to Maryland Company for Cybersecurity of Emergency Communicators
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.

Released: 13-Jan-2020 7:15 PM EST
DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Awards for Advanced Technologies in Homeland Security
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation today announced three awards for collaborative projects totaling $2.3 million to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.


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