Why UK universities are courting overseas investors
There are plenty of discoveries to bring to market but domestic funding has been squeezed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Despite overcrowding issues, many beds at Montreal's university superhospitals are empty
In the midst of an ongoing overcrowding crisis in Montreal's emergency rooms, the city's two university superhospitals still aren't making all their beds available. The hospitals say it's a funding issue, but Quebec's health minister says it's primarily a labour shortage problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery
A survey of New Zealand scientists found that recipients of a randomized funding program favored random allocations of some kinds of grant money. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dalmeet Singh Chawla Tags: Research Lotteries New Zealand Health and Research Council Science and Technology Medicine and Health Barnett, Adrian Research Integrity and Peer Review your-feed-science Source Type: news

University of Guam secures grant for innovative coral restoration work
(University of Guam) Coral restoration efforts on Guam received a funding boost of $856,000 for the next three years. The funds were awarded to the University of Guam on Nov. 18 by the National Fish& Wildlife Foundation through its National Coastal Resilience Fund and will be matched with $596,000 raised by the university, bringing the total to $1.4 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Shedd & Jafari receive funding for Burma Leadership Activity
(George Mason University) Juliette Shedd, Associate Dean, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Sheherazade R. Jafari, Director, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, received funding from the US Agency for International Development for: 'Burma Leadership Activity.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harvard, Yale Investigated for Undisclosed Foreign Funding
The US Department of Education is looking into allegations that the institutions failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts from other countries. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A Group of Big Businesses is Backing a Carbon Tax. Could It Be a Solution to Climate Change?
The long list of big companies backing a carbon tax as a solution to climate change grew this week with financial giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. endorsing a legislative plan billed as a centrist approach to reducing emissions. The announcement comes as the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), the organization behind the proposal, which was first released in 2017, redoubles efforts to promote the plan before an expected introduction in Congress as the conversation around various climate solutions heats up in Washington. The CLC announced new backers—including former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and former UN climate...
Source: TIME: Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

UNISON women steady themselves for the fight
The first session of this year’s UNISON’s women’s conference opened in Bournemouth this afternoon, with Catrina Murray for the national women’s committee asking delegates: “Remember that song, Things can only get better? I think we’ll find that things can get worse”. December’s election victory for the Conservatives – and what it will mean for women – was a thread that ran through the afternoon’s business. While continued austerity and pain was the major expectation, there was also a determination to fight back, harder than ever. Benefits was just one area t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference benefits care crisis Universal credit welfare reform women members Source Type: news

Kenya: Tracing Genesis of Crisis At Kenya's Blood Agency
[Nation] Dr Fridah Govedi walked into the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services (KNBTS) in early August last year, just a few days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kenya stopped funding the department, and after the former director, Dr Josephine Githaiga, left in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Australia ’s Prospection raises A$10M in Series A funding
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures ’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures, the company announced earlier this week. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s healthcare analytics platforms into new therapy areas, grow its artificial intelligence capabilities, and expand into Asia Pacific. WHAT THEY DO (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Highlights of the GMS contract update
The new GP contract published last week by NHS England and the BMA appears to address many of the concerns raised by clinical directors about PCN funding and delivery requirements. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Philly nursing school leads the nation in NIH research grants, but Pitt not far behind
Penn Nursing is celebrating a three-peat. In fiscal 2019, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing led the country in National Institutes of Health research funding with $11.3 million in awards. Penn Nursing has now held the top spot in the rankings for three consecutive years, but the University of Pittsburgh was also on the lis t. “Although rankings are not the only measure of our research success, they are a national reflection of our commitment to our mission and progress in advancing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
Results from this study recently published online in Addiction found primary care physicians providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts While sitting in the dentist's office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Special conference to vote on 2020 GP contract next month
GP leaders will meet on 11 March at a special conference of LMCs that will spell out the profession's view on changes to the GMS contract agreed for 2020, the BMA has confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 12, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter is Upstate ’s Your Cause charity for 2020
As Upstate's Your Cause selection for 2020, the shelter will receive funding and volunteers from the Upstate community to assist any needs throughout the year. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Outreach Source Type: news

Equipped for success? What clinical directors need for effective primary care networks
This report explores the three top areas for action if primary care networks are to succeed. Based on engagement with PCNs and their clinical directors, and an online survey, the PCN Network has identified time, support and funding as pressing priorities for NHS England and NHS Improvement to address. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Women members set to sort it out
UNISON’s women’s conference meets in Bournemouth tomorrow, where a packed agenda awaits. With the UK having just started its first full year under a Boris Johnson government, one of the dominant themes at conference will be continuing austerity – because, aside from the announcement of a rise in the national minimum wage to come in the spring, election campaign promises to end austerity have yet to be realised. Conference will be debating a wide range of austerity-related issues, from the growing crisis in social care – with its effect on the largely female care workforce and on women who are expect...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News #UsToo 2020 Women's Conference Menopause sexual harassment Source Type: news

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON
The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON, Unite and GMB are calling for wages to rise to £10 per hour for the lowest paid local government workers, with a 10% rise for other members of staff for 2020/21. New research by Landman Economics, commissioned by UNISON, shows the actual net cost of the claim is less than half (49%) the overall projected cost of £1.6bn. If council workers got a decent pay rise, central government would save hundreds ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay 2014 public sector pay Source Type: news

Premji Invest leads $126 million round in US company
Premji Invest, the investment firm of Wipro ’s founder chairman Azim Premji, has led a $126 million funding in Boston-based primary care provider Iora Health. Existing investors Cox Enterprises, Temasek F-Prime Capital, Devonshire Investors, 406 Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Polaris Partners, and Khosla Ventures participated in the roun d. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate Development of a Potential Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 11, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The collaborative partnership with BARDA builds on Johnson & Johnson’s multipronged response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to Janssen’s ef...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Trump Seeks Familiar Science Cuts, Favors ‘Future’ Industries
President Trump ’s latest budget request largely repeats past proposals to sharply reduce funding for non-defense R&D programs across the federal government. However, it includes a stronger emphasis on research tied to the administration ’s “Industries of the Future” focus areas, especially artificial intelligence and quantum information science. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - February 11, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

London-based startup Unmind scores $10M in Series A funding
The funds will help the mental health startup expand its global footprint. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
The president's request for next year ’s federal budget includes a 7 percent drop in funding for the National Institutes of Health and reductions for other science agencies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

‘Uncapped’ capital funds available for coronavirus response
NHS organisations can now bid for capital funding to pay for urgent works needed for their response to the coronavirus outbreak, the health secretary announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next
As the deadly 2019-nCov coronavirus spreads, raising fears of a worldwide pandemic, researchers and startups are using artificial intelligence and other technologies to predict where the virus might appear next — and even potentially sound the alarm before other new, potentially threatening viruses become public health crises. “What we’re doing currently with Coronavirus is really trying to get an understanding of what’s happening on the ground through as many sources as we can get our hands on,” says John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and a professor...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus MSFTAI2019 onetime Source Type: news

Mercy Health to launch pilot program in Champaign County
One of the region's largest health systems has secured funding from a competitive state grant process that will enable it to launch a pilot program in Greater Dayton. Urbana Hospital, part of the Mercy Health - Springfield network, announced Friday it has received a three-year grant from the Ohio Department of Health to launch a community paramedicine pilot program in Champaign County. Community paramedicine (CP) is a developing healthcare model that aims to i mprove access to care and avoid duplicating… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Disparities in National Institute of Health trauma research funding: the search for sufficient funding opportunities - Dowd B, McKenney M, Boneva D, Elkbuli A.
To evaluate disparities in the National Institute of Health (NIH) trauma research funding.Traumatic injury has increased in both prevalence and cost over the last decade. In the event of a traumatic injury, patients in the United States (US) rely on the tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The economic impact of violence perpetration in severe mental illness: a retrospective, prevalence-based analysis in England and Wales - Senior M, Fazel S, Tsiachristas A.
BACKGROUND: Calls for increased funding for mental health services require many lines of evidence in support, including estimates of economic impact. One understudied source of cost is violence perpetrated by individuals with severe mental illness. Estimat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A visual guide to NHS spending
NHS England has published facts and figures about spending on the NHS in England including the funding for which CCGs are responsible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Next Bay Area IPO teed up for Thursday, another slashes targets
The second Bay Area IPO of the year is marching toward its Wall Street debut on Thursday, while a microcap offering gets smaller. Redwood City-based Revolution Medicines Inc. hopes to raise up to $184 million in an offering that would give it a market cap of between $846 million and $870 million if it hits the top of its price targets. It was valued at about $475 million after raising a private funding round last summer, acc ording to PitchBook Data. Its biggest stakeholder is Boston-based Third… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Next Bay Area IPO teed up for Thursday, another slashes targets
The second Bay Area IPO of the year is marching toward its Wall Street debut on Thursday, while a microcap offering gets smaller. Redwood City-based Revolution Medicines Inc. hopes to raise up to $184 million in an offering that would give it a market cap of between $846 million and $870 million if it hits the top of its price targets. It was valued at about $475 million after raising a private funding round last summer, acc ording to PitchBook Data. Its biggest stakeholder is Boston-based Third… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Opioid treatment platform Boulder rakes in $10.5M in Series A funding
The company plans to triple its production, design and engineering teams with the new funds.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Future of HIV Care in South Sudan Starts Here
By Anne Kinuthia, Country director, South Sudan ; Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 10, 2020What does it take to get results in a warzone?In South Sudan, it takes creativity and tenacity—whether you’re working to end an HIV epidemic, or get health services to children, or simply deliver supplies to a clinic.This is the world’s youngest country. In 2013, just two years after it split from Sudan, South Sudan fell into a civil war that hasn’t really ended yet. Around 4.3 million people have been displaced because of the violence, according to theUN Refugee ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Human Resources Management Policy Advocacy IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Health Financing Measurement and Evaluation Health in Conflict Social Services Youth Nurses Source Type: news

Many GP practices 'face fall in profits' despite 2020 rise in core pay
Many GP practices could face a fall in profits in 2020/21 despite a rise in global sum payments through the GMS contract, accountants have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

BMA demands premises investment to improve 1,000 GP practices
The BMA's top GP has called for a significant rise in capital spending to improve 1,000 practice premises as thousands of new staff join the primary care workforce over the next four years. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Health IT company plans massive expansion with $42M raise
Boston-based health IT company Kyruus plans to grow its company by nearly 60 percent and broaden its software after an influx of $42 million in new financing.   The Series D round was led by Venrock and Highland Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Providence Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Including the recent raise, the health IT company has pulled in $125 million over its nine-year tenure.  The funding will help Kyruss bro aden its physician scheduling platform, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

‘Appalling’ primary care cuts for minority ethnic patients
A GP surgery will lose funding for services designed to address health inequalities facing black, Asian and minority ethnic patients, while others serving deprived areas also face cuts, under a system-wide review commissioners. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BIA: National Tribal Broadband Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) announces funding for Indian Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for the expansion and deployment of broadband services. Applications are due by May 8, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Basic Health Program; Federal Funding Methodology for Program Year 2021
Notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the proposed methodology and data sources to be used in determining program year 2021 federal payment amounts to states establishing a Basic Health Program offering benefits to low-income individuals that would be eligible to purchase insurance through the Affordable Insurance Exchanges. Comments on the proposed methodology are due by March 11, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mass spectrometry for precision medicine -- Berlin's research leaders pool their expertise
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Joint press release by Charit é and the MDCResearch groups from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) are pooling their expertise in the field of mass spectrometry, forming a new 'research core'. The aim of the MSTARS consortium is to further develop current technology for clinical application. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will provide approximately € 5.7 million in funding for a minimum of three years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hidden donors play significant role in political campaigns
(California Institute of Technology) A new analysis of millions of campaign funding records reveals the role of small contributions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New film helps early career researchers take steps toward research independence
The Medical Research Council’s (MRC) New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) is a unique opportunity for talented early career researchers to get significant funding for their work. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 8, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
This is a re-issue of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) funding opportunity announcement. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Tigers, Rhinos and Bears Help Raise Money for Conservation
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Zoos that have large, well-known types of animals attract more visitors, which means more money for conservation, a new study finds. Zoos and aquariums are among the leading sources of conservation funding and refuges for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Government to name GPs earning over £150,000 from October
GPs earning more than £150,000 a year in NHS income will be named publicly from October under pay transparency plans set out in the 2020 GMS contract deal. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 7, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Rochester's DMC wants TIF help for Mortenson-built Two Discovery Square
Financing details are coming together for Two Discovery Square, the next phase of Rochester's ambitious Destination Medical Center project. The Post-Bulletin reports that the DMC's board of directors on Thursday approved infrastructure funding for the $45 million project, contingent on winning $7.5 million in tax-increment financing from the city. The five-story, 140,000-square-foot building doesn't actually meet Rochester's newest g uidelines for TIF spending, though there seems to be support on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Funding for gun violence research: the importance of sustained advocacy by academic pediatricians - Denne SC, Baumberger J, Mariani M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Revamped PCN plans slash workload and bring 100% funding for new staff roles
Requirements for primary care networks (PCNs) from April have been significantly scaled back and funding increased to cover the full cost of hiring staff into additional roles, under a revised contract deal backed by the BMA. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 7, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Primary care networks Source Type: news

Multimillion-pound GP workforce drive underpinned by £20,000 golden hellos
Golden hellos worth £20,000 will be offered to first-time GP partners and an increased number of trainees under a multimillion-pound GP workforce programme unveiled in the contract deal for 2020. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 7, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news