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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Check your coverage. The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is now available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Learn more. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Medtronic and Mazor will Tie the Knot in a $1.6B Deal
Medtronic made a big move back in May 2016 by inking a major multi-phased strategic and equity investment agreement with Mazor Robotics. Today the pair made that relationship even more official by announcing that Medtronic will acquire Mazor. The cash deal is valued at about $1.64 billion, or $1.34 billion net of Medtronic's existing stake in Mazor and cash acquired. Considering Mazor's revenue took a big hit in the second quarter due to lower pricing under its agreement with Medtronic, the acquisition is easily a win-win for both companies. It's also no coincidence that the deal was unveiled just d...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

Whose water is it anyway? CSU shares $4.9 million grant for evaluating water rights
(Colorado State University) Climate change, population growth and other factors mean that Western water allocation strategies may benefit from changes over the long term. To bring scientific veracity to these inevitable changes, researchers at Colorado State University, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno; Desert Research Institute; Northern Arizona University; and Arizona State University have received a $4.9 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australian beer company working on building a special bottle that will allow astronauts to drink their beverage in microgravity
(Natural News) The same Australian partnership that came up with space beer are now working on an appropriate space bottle. In a Space.com article, the new design will allow astronauts to enjoy beer and other beverages in microgravity. 4 Pines Brewing and Saber Astronautics Australia have previously collaborated to make “Vostok Space Beer.” This stout... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical Could Help Usher in a New Era for Medtech
More than a decade ago Amazon recognized that it needed mass-cloud computing power, but didn't believe there was a third party service available to meet their needs, so they built their own cloud computing infrastructure. The online retailer also realized early on that this problem that it had solved for itself was the same problem that people and organizations all over the world were also facing, so they created the Amazon Web Services (AWS) subsidiary. Santa Barbara, CA-based InTouch Health is following Amazon's example in an effort to offer medical device companies an ability to connect to their products after they've b...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Alydia Health raises $10m in Series B
Alydia Health, formerly known as InPress Technologies, said today it closed a $10 million Series B financing round to help support its technology platform designed to prevent maternal morbidity and mortality caused by postpartum hemorrhage. The round was led by the Global Health Investment Fund and joined by Astia Angles and other existing investors. As part of the round, Global Health Investment Fund managing partner Dr. Curt LaBelle will join the company’s board of directors. “Alydia Health’s solution for postpartum hemorrhage offers tremendous potential for mothers and families around the world, starti...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Women's Health alydiahealth Source Type: news

ASRT releases technologist best practice guide for MRI
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has released a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT donates to hurricane relief effort ESR, ASRT expand partnership ASRT announces vacancy rates, awards grants ASRT Foundation, Siemens award travel grants ASRT Foundation awards 2018-2019 scholarships (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GI Dynamics raises $5 million for diabetes/obesity device
Investors have agreed to buy $5 million worth of GI Dynamics’ (ASX:GID) common stock, representing 6.9 million shares. The Lexington, Mass.-based company said it will use the money to fund the continued development of its EndoBarrier device and for general working capital. EndoBarrier is a plastic gut sleeve designed to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity by preventing the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the intestinal tract. In August, the FDA granted EndoBarrier an investigational device exemption (IDE)  to begin enrollment in a pivotal trial, pending Institutional ...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic's commercialization arm is eager for external innovation
Pete O ’Neill, executive director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, said that partnerships with outside inventors can reduce the time and workload necessary to bring an innovation to market. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Student Loans Helped Osoro Build a Business and Expand Health Care in Rural Kenya
September 20, 2018He had almost given up on  his dream of owning a health care enterprise. Then he learned about the Afya Elimu Fund. It is 10AM local time, and in Karantini village, Kenya, an elderly man with a walking stick is limping out of the consultations room at Bethany Medical Clinic. You can see he is being careful not to hurt his leg. This is because he ’s recovering from a festering wound that had almost become gangrenous.He is the ninth patient since daybreak for health worker Statius Osoro Ondiba, 24, the proprietor of the medical facility.For months before visiting the clinic, the old man, who...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

How a $2M Grant Could Change the Way Autism Is Diagnosed
Early treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can significantly improve the lives of affected children and their families, but diagnosing the disorder is often a challenge. A company in Syracuse, NY has developed an epigenetic test that could facilitate the early diagnosis of ASD, however, and in turn accelerate access to treatment. The technology, developed by Quadrant Biosciences, managed to impress a panel of grant reviewers, landing the company a $2 million small business technology transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funds are expected to help the company refine the techno...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

After EMR implementation, surgeons spend less time interacting with patients
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Implementing an electronic medical records (EMR) system at an orthopaedic clinic may have unanticipated effects on clinic efficiency and productivity - including a temporary increase in labor costs and a lasting reduction in time spent interacting with patients, reports a study in September 19, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cerner Selected for NHS Framework to Support Integrated Care and Population Health
Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) aim to deliver the best possible quality of health and care, shift to value-based care and proactively improve outcomes for their populations. These transformation initiatives can now be more easily supported by sourcing a range of innovative services and technologies through NHS England’s new Health Systems Support Framework (HSSF). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

ASRT donates to hurricane relief effort
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) said it will donate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ESR, ASRT expand partnership ASRT announces vacancy rates, awards grants ASRT Foundation, Siemens award travel grants ASRT Foundation awards 2018-2019 scholarships ASRT readies education, training grants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Funding Available for ALA Midwinter
As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2000 for registration and travel costs. Eligibility – Library staff in PA, NY, NJ and DE Awards will be made on a cost-reimbursement basis to the attendee’s library. Libraries must be a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Membership is free. Only one Professional Development award will be given per library per year (May 1-April ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Funding Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
On September 12 over 70 library staff members from across the US, including as far as Hawaii gathered for a full day preconference of Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness for Your Community at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) in Springfield, IL. The day is divided into four sections: introduction to consumer health health reference health resources, health and wellness programming and outreach with break-out sessions and role-playing. The in-person version of Stand Up for Health meets for a full-day session and uses a Moodle companion site to assist with introductions, and 2 hours of preconference...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries ARSL Association of Rural and Small Libraries Consumer Health stand up for health Source Type: news

Humana And Fitbit Expand Partnership To 5M Enrollees
Humana said it will expand its partnership with Fitbit, adding the wearable technology maker's new health coaching solution as an offering for the insurer's employer clients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:HUM NYSE:UNH NASDAQ:QCOM NYSE:FIT Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotary Club, Lasuth Begin Cleft Lip Palate Surgical Mission
[Guardian] A group in the United States, the Alliance for Smile alongside Rotary International in partnership with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday kicked off a free five-day surgery procedure and care for indigent patients with cleft lip and palate medical conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Babylon’s national expansion push
Digital health company Babylon Healthcare has contacted more than a dozen clinical commissioning groups as it pushes for expansion across the country, including extending its NHS GP partnership to two new cities. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

LSTM and TB Alliance collaborate to develop new TB therapies
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) This new partnership is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to research drug regimens to fight drug-resistant tuberculosisLSTM and TB Alliance are collaborating to investigate novel combination drug therapies that could help the fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), following an award of £ 1 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UA study reveals Arizona EMTs face 39-percent greater risk of suicide
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cigna to expand Omada partnership nationwide to employer customers
Cigna and digital diabetes prevention program Omada Health are once again expanding their relationship, offering Omada's services to all of Cigna's regional and national employer customers, representing a significant portion of Cigna members. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Would Your Reps Pass The Empathy Test?
Make no mistake about it, the role of the pharmaceutical sales representative is in flux. But, then, when has it not been?In truth, looking at today ’s small, data-fueled sales forces, it’s hard to conceive that back in the early nineties more than 100,000 pharma reps were plying their trade in the US alone.Back then, the name of the game was – in reductive terms – to flog as many blockbuster drugs to healthcare professionals (HCPs) as possible. Ok, it was always much more nuanced than that, but it never approached the complexity of today’s environment, where reps are increasingly expected to ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

ACHC and Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association form...
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is excited to announce its new partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA). This agreement allows MNCHA members to...(PRWeb September 19, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/achc_and_maryland_national_capital_homecare_association_form_partnership/prweb15775353.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Research Career Development Funding Opportunity for Complementary and Integrative Health Clinician-Scientists
In this research blog, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses career development pathways for clinician-scientists and a new career development funding opportunity in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

As West/Methodist partnership winds down, tower cancer center gets cut
Methodist and West Cancer Center have parallel plans to continue their comprehensive cancer care, including both seeking a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

National Preparedness Month: Check Your Coverage
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved. The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage. Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage and review the Document and In...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

Finding Lung Cancer Outside the Airways Just Got Easier
Diagnosing solitary lung tumors located outside of a patient's main airways has long been a challenge, but evidence is building around a technology designed to improve access to such tumors. According to data unveiled this week at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris, Broncus Medical's Archimedes virtual bronchoscopy navigation system helped to more than double the diagnostic yield for nodules with negative bronchus sign or an airway leading to the nodule. The six-year-old, San Jose, CA-based company said the Archimedes System is the only system of its kind offering real-...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Alabama Launchpad finalists confirmed for late September
Six early-stage companies will be advancing the finals of Alabama Launchpad competition in Huntsville Sept. 27. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama competition will include two categories: concept stage for entrepreneurs launching businesses and seed stage for business acceleration.  The concept stage finalists are: -Moovmo (Birmingham): provides a ridesharing service for wheelchair users -T omeah Health (Birmingham): provides a platform for home care agencies to enable the delivery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Alabama Launchpad finalists confirmed for late September
Six early-stage companies will be advancing the finals of Alabama Launchpad competition in Huntsville Sept. 27. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama competition will include two categories: concept stage for entrepreneurs launching businesses and seed stage for business acceleration.  The concept stage finalists are: -Moovmo (Birmingham): provides a ridesharing service for wheelchair users -T omeah Health (Birmingham): provides a platform for home care agencies to enable the delivery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Vygon leads French investors in funding Canadian startup OxyNov
Single-use medical device maker Vygon said today that it has acquired a 20% stake in OxyNov, a Canadian startup specializing in oxygen therapy and respiratory assistance medical devices. The financial terms of the transaction, in which Desjardins-Innovatech and other private investors in Quebec also participated, were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, OxyNov (Quebec) launched FreeO2, a medical device CE marked in May 2017. FreeO2 automatically and continuously adjusts the flow of oxygen delivered to the patient based on a clinician-defined target for oxygen saturation and patient needs. The French group decided to invest in ...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Why Monell's latest NIH grant is leaving no bitter tastes
The Philadelphia-based Monell Center and Discovery BioMed Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., have received a $271,000 National Institutes of Health grant. The two are in an academic-commercial partnership using taste technology to improve human health. The funding, awarded through the Small Business Technology Transfer program at the NIH, will be used to support development of next-generation screening technologies to enable identification of bitter taste blockers. The project’s ultimate goal is to advance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

What it took to land Centene's western hub project in Sacramento
A partnership led by development firm Hines closed escrow Thursday on the land for health insurance giant Centene Corp.'s planned 5,000-employee campus in northwestern Sacramento. Sacramento beat out Austin, Texas, and Phoenix to be chosen as the site for the St. Louis-based company's western hub, with city leaders cutting a $13.5 million tax credit deal with Centene (NYSE: CNC). We spoke with Sacramento Mayor Darell Steinberg about the deal, which will bring the largest new employer to the city… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Undiagnosed STIs can increase negative PMS symptoms
(University of Oxford) Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS), according to new Oxford University research. The study was conducted as part of a long term partnership with the female health, fertility and period-tracking app, CLUE. The findings, published in Evolution Medicine& Public Health, suggest that the presence of an undiagnosed STI might aggravate the negative premenstrual experience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIAID and Children's National partner to advance pediatric clinical research
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Children's National Health System, a pediatric academic medical center in Washington, D.C., have launched a clinical research partnership devoted to treating and preventing allergic, immunologic and infectious diseases in children. An inaugural symposium will take place at Children's National on Sept. 17, 2018, to highlight the partnership and discuss current and future directions for its research activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Success begets success': Steinberg on Centene project
A partnership led by development firm Hines closed escrow Thursday on the land for health insurance giant Centene Corp.'s planned 5,000-employee campus in North Natomas. Sacramento beat out Austin, Texas and Phoenix to be chosen as the site for the St. Louis-based company's western hub, with city leaders cuttting a $13.5 million tax credit deal with Centene (NYSE: CNC). We spoke with Sacramento Mayor Darell Steinberg about the deal, which will bring the largest new employer to the city in years. What… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

'Success begets success': Steinberg on Centene project
A partnership led by development firm Hines closed escrow Thursday on the land for health insurance giant Centene Corp.'s planned 5,000-employee campus in North Natomas. Sacramento beat out Austin, Texas and Phoenix to be chosen as the site for the St. Louis-based company's western hub, with city leaders cuttting a $13.5 million tax credit deal with Centene (NYSE: CNC). We spoke with Sacramento Mayor Darell Steinberg about the deal, which will bring the largest new employer to the city in years. What… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

PatientCare Acquires LifeCare EMS in Mississippi
TYLER, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – PatientCare Logistics Solutions, a leading provider of ground-based 911 emergency ambulance and other critical healthcare logistics services, today acquired LifeCare EMS, which serves six counties in Mississippi. PatientCare will operate under the name LifeCare EMS in the greater Carthage, Mississippi area, which includes Leake, Winston, Newton, Scott, Noxubee and Kemper counties. Lifecare EMS will continue to provide uninterrupted 911 and non-emergency ambulance service with advanced life support (ALS) and basic life ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: PatientCare Logistics Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

PatientCare Acquires LifeCare EMS in Mississippi
TYLER, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – PatientCare Logistics Solutions, a leading provider of ground-based 911 emergency ambulance and other critical healthcare logistics services, today acquired LifeCare EMS, which serves six counties in Mississippi. PatientCare will operate under the name LifeCare EMS in the greater Carthage, Mississippi area, which includes Leake, Winston, Newton, Scott, Noxubee and Kemper counties. Lifecare EMS will continue to provide uninterrupted 911 and non-emergency ambulance service with advanced life support (ALS) and basic life ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: PatientCare Logistics Solutions Tags: Administration and Leadership Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

Resolution Medical inks 3D printing partnership with Carbon
Carbon’s proprietary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology combines light and oxygen to rapidly make products from programmable and biocompatible liquid resins. [Image courtesy of Carbon]Resolution Medical recently announced that it has reached a deal with 3D printer company Carbon to be its first Midwest production partner solely focused on medical devices. Silicon Valley–based Carbon through its proprietary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology combines light and oxygen to rapidly make products from programmable and biocompatible liquid resins. Parts literally r...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Contract Manufacturing News Well 3dprinting Carbon resolutionmedical Source Type: news

Collaboration Is Essential to Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia
September 14, 2018It'll  take a nation to change the numbers for Indonesia's  moms and babies.As Indonesia celebrates its 73rd year of independence, most people are aware of the country ’s impressive economic development over the past few years. But perhaps fewer are aware that, every hour, across this massive archipelago, two mothers and eight newborns die.The country still faces unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality. This is a multi-faceted and complex issue, which requires collaboration between all elements of society to ensure effective measures are taken to improve maternal and new...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Learn Life Saving Skills. Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

LSTM led partnership awarded £ 1.5 million for NTD drug development
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) An LSTM led partnership has been awarded nearly £ 1.5 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC) for the pre-clinical development of a candidate drug to treat onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, by targeting the bacterial symbiont Wolbachia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patient director charts the long road to ‘patient leadership’
Writing in the BJPsych Bulletin, David Gilbert, patient director at Sussex MSK Partnership tell why the provider decided to recruit patient leaders and what lessons have been learnt in the three years since he joined the organisation with a mission to involve patients properly in the design and governance of services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Isiaah Crawford: Nonprofit Director of the Year
University of Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford brings his background as a social scientist to the eight boards he serves, emphasizing the virtues of partnership and collaboration. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Isiaah Crawford: Nonprofit Director of the Year
University of Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford brings his background as a social scientist to the eight boards he serves, emphasizing the virtues of partnership and collaboration. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Applying a trauma informed school systems approach: examples from school community-academic partnerships - Kataoka SH, Vona P, Acuna A, Jaycox L, Escudero P, Rojas C, Ramirez E, Langley A, Stein BD.
This article aims to describe key domains for impl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

URMC Researchers Aim to Reduce Disparities in Pediatric Asthma Care
In the hopes of combating asthma care disparities, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are launching a new, $3.6 million study in partnership with the Rochester City School District (RCSD) that aims to help children with chronic, persistent asthma receive specialized care: a combination of school-based treatment and telemedicine visits with asthma specialists. Asthma affects 1 in 10 children in the United States, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

AngioDynamics to acquire radiation dose tech dev RadiaDyne
AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said today that it inked a deal to acquire dose monitoring tech developer RadiaDyne for an undisclosed amount. The deal will add RadiaDyne’s early-stage OARtrac real-time radiation dose monitoring platform and its IsoLoc, ImmobiLoc and Alatus balloon stabilizing technologies to Latham, N.Y.-based AngioDynamic’s oncology portfolio, the company said. “The acquisition of RadiaDyne, combined with our recent BioSentry asset purchase, delivers on our commitment to build a world-class oncology portfolio. We believe that together, these disruptive, patient-focused technologies will ...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Oncology AngioDynamics radiadyne Source Type: news

Study aims to demonstrate worth of specialist children ’s nurses
A children ’s charity has announced a partnership with a university to try and demonstrate the value of the specialist paediatric nursing posts that it funds. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news