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83rd NHGRI advisory council to meet May 21stLive-- >
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research will meet in open session on Monday, May 21st. Dr. Green will present his Director's Report. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., will present NIH's Strategic Plan for Data Science. NHGRI staff will report on updates to the Genome Sequencing Program and the Undiagnosed Diseases Program.Watch the open session live, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 18, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

83rd Advisory Council to Meet May 21st Live
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research will meet in open session on Monday, May 21st. Dr. Green will present his Director's Report, a summary of the various activities across the Institute and the field of genomics. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., will present NIH's Strategic Plan for Data Science. NHGRI staff will report on updates to the Genome Sequencing Program and the Undiagnosed Diseases Program.Live webcast will resume at 1:15 p.m. Eastern. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 18, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

83rd NHGRI Advisory Council met May 21st Live-- >
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research met in open session on Monday, May 21st. Dr. Green presented his Director's Report, a summary of the various activities across the Institute and the field of genomics. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) director Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., presented NIH's Strategic Plan for Data Science. NHGRI staff reported on updates to the Genome Sequencing Program and the Undiagnosed Diseases Program.Video will be available shortly. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 18, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: attending the Medical Library Association conference in Atlanta, GA? Stop by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. You can also talk to MAR staff at the booth about funding, training, and current initiatives! Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Executive Director Kate Flewelling Monday, May 21 from 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM: Acade...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Why Pharma Strategic Planning Reduces Productivity And How To Fix It
In setting strategy, managers need to consider, not just the exigencies of markets, but the nature and needs of the research enterprise. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Standish Fleming, Contributor Source Type: news

Federal partners release Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research
(National Science Foundation) A group of 23 US government agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have joined to produce the Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research, which outlines the objectives, structure and principles for coordinated research in this important field of study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Federal partners release Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research
A group of 23 U.S. government agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have joined to produce the Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research, which outlines the objectives, structure and principles for coordinated research in this important field of study. The Microbiome Interagency Working Group's five-year strategic plan ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245289&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Schein to spin out animal health biz in merger with Vets First Choice
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it plans to spin off its Animal Health business and merge it with Vets First Choice to create a new combined animal health business which will operate under the moniker Vets First Corp. The new company aims to use advanced data analytics, practice management software and other specialized technology to support animal health, and will combine Henry Schein Animal Health’s approximate 4,300 employees with Vets First Choice’s 750 US employees. The newly formed business will have pro forma 2017 sales of approximately $3.6 billion, Henry Schein said. “We are excited abou...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

Should Health Sciences Librarians be Involved with Big Data in Healthcare?
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Mary Wittenbreer, Head Medical Librarian, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN...
Source: The Cornflower - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Ghana:Govt Ready to Beat Malaria, Says Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance of Ghana's readiness to overcome malaria, in view of his Government's commitment to executing the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control and the innovative strategies adopted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Strategic Planning 'Virtual' Town Hall
On May 4th, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern, NHGRI will host a 'Virtual' Town Hall to kick off a new round of strategic planning to establish a '2020 vision for genomics.' Join us to provide feedback about the proposed elements of the strategic planning process itself, as well as current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications. Clickhere to register and be part of the conversation! (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 17, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

UC medical school dean to depart
Dr. William Ball intends to step down Aug. 1 as dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, which pumps nearly $1 billion into the local economy every year.   Ball also will relinquish his role as senior vice president for health affairs, which involves overseeing strategic planning at the university’s four health colleges: medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health sciences.  UC president Neville Pinto revealed Ball’s departure in an April 1 0 memo to the university’s other… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

The Medical Report: Saint Francis promotes new COO; GTx study aims to fix leaks
“Manoucheka is an intuitive business leader with experience in hospital administration, physician relations, strategic planning and business development." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

The Medical Report: Saint Francis promotes new COO; GTx study aims to fix leaks
“Manoucheka is an intuitive business leader with experience in hospital administration, physician relations, strategic planning and business development." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
Written by: Niala Dwarika-Bhagat, The Medical Sciences Library, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Introduction: What is Big Data? Technopedia defines Big Data as a process “that is used when traditional data mining and handling techniques cannot uncover the insights and meaning of the underlying data. Data that is unstructured or time sensitive or simply very large cannot be processed by relational database engines.” (Technopedia., 2018) Over time, the different iterations of Big Data processing and application have been used to reflect, interpret and...
Source: MCR News - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Data Science Health Sciences Source Type: news

Spoken language reveals how people develop and mature
(Florida Atlantic University) Examining 44,000 brief text samples collected over 25 years, a study of ego level and language sheds light on ego development, its relationship with other models of personality and individual differences, and its utility in characterizing people, texts and cultural contexts. If ego development can be scored from everyday language, then text from Twitter feeds to political speeches, and from children's stories to strategic plans, may provide new insights into the state of moral, social and cognitive development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security]. 03/15/2018 This 38-page plan provides a framework for supporting the United States before, during, and after disasters, and improving the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s execution of its fundamental mission of helping people. It aims to mobilize the whole community to build a culture of preparedness, ready the nation for catastrophic disasters, and reduce the complexity of FEMA. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NN Inc. to pay $375m for Paragon Medical
NN Inc. (NSDQ:NNBR) said today that it agreed to put up $375 million for orthopedic contract manufacturer Paragon Medical. Pierceton, Ind.-based Paragon makes orthopedic case and tray kits, implants and instruments and posted sales growth of 11.9% to $141 million last year, NN said. Paragon also has facilities in Indianapolis, Smithfield, Utah, Siechnice, Poland, Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China. NN, which is based in Johnson City, Tenn., said it expects the deal to deliver $33 million in synergies over three years, with $16 million coming during the first year after closing, expected during the se...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Contract Manufacturing Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat NN Inc. Paragon Medical Source Type: news

Newly Launched: Online Ocean Database Library, Fisheries Statistics
Two new data initiatives supporting marine resource management have been launched. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC) has launched an online library of ocean-related data, called Ocean+Data, to aid in informed decision-making. The library contains 183 data sources, including global marine and coastal datasets, regional datasets, and databases from scientific sources, which can be accessed through customizable searches. The library will support marine spatial planning, environmental impact assessments, ecosystem assessments, and other ocean conservation activities, ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Banning Asbestos Only One Step on a Long Road
Banning all forms of asbestos won’t end the problem of asbestos-related diseases. It is merely a good starting point. As more countries around the world move closer to an outright ban, Australia has become a reminder to guard against false hope. The Australian experience proves how unrelenting this problem is and how much more work must be done. Fifteen years after its much-celebrated ban of the toxic mineral, Australia has just reached its peak of asbestos-related diseases such as malignant mesothelioma cancer. “It took many years, and efforts from many organizations, for a complete ban to be put in place,&rdq...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

How Senegal Rapidly Introduced Sayana Press into Its Family Planning Method Mix
March 19, 2018Commitment and collaboration pave the way for the successful introduction of a new contraceptive.In Senegal, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) doubled within a decade, rising from  10% in 2005 to 21.2% in 2015. This increase has placed Senegal at the forefront of the international family planning movement.The country has adopted a vision for family planning based on what ’s knowns as the three Ds—democratization, decentralization, and demedicalization—and has set a very ambitious goal to reach 45% mCPR by 2020.One of the guiding principles of Senegal ’s Min...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

NLM ’s 2017-2027 Strategic Plan
“Every day more than four million people use NLM resources; every hour, a petabyte of data moves in or out of our computing systems.” The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents has released the Strategic Plan for 2017-2027: “A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health.” Working in conjunction with NLM planning staff, the Board identified themes to use as a framework to develop future priorities and directions. Public input was solicited on these themes: Advancing data science, open science, and biomedical informatics Advancing biomedical discovery and translational science Su...
Source: Dragonfly - March 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Science News from NLM Source Type: news

FEMA 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
Plan focuses on building a culture of preparedness, readying the nation for catastrophic disasters, and reducing the complexity of FEMA. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan
The agency's strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards.(Image credit: Cliff Owen/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Gonzales Source Type: news

NIH unveils FY2016 –2020 Strategic Plan
(Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NIH Seeks Public Input on Framework for NIH Strategic Plan
In support of efforts in 2015 to develop a 5-year NIH Strategic Plan, NIH hosted webinars and invited public input on the Plan ’s proposed framework. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRSA: Proposed Changes to the Graduate Psychology Education Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking public comment on the Graduate Psychology Education Program. The program is designed to prepare doctoral-level psychologists in settings that provide integrated primary and behavioral health services to underserved and/or rural populations. Comments must be received by received April 13, 2018 and will be used to develop future technical assistance and funding opportunities, as well as in strategic planning to meet training demands. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Special Announcement from the Director of the National Library of Medicine
Dear Network Member: I am pleased to present you with A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html As it approaches its third century, the National Library of Medicine will do for data what it has done for the literature – create the tools to make it FAIR, guide the development of repositories to store it in a safe and accessible manner, and develop the linkages that makes seamless pathways between the literature, models, data, visualization tools, and people.  The NLM will   ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Patricia Industries Signs Agreement to Acquire Sarnova from Company Founder and Water Street Healthcare Partners
DUBLIN, Ohio – Sarnova Holdings, Inc., parent company to four fast-growing business units: Bound Tree Medical, Cardio Partners, Emergency Medical Products and Tri-anim Health Services, announced today that the company has signed an agreement to be acquired by Patricia Industries, which is part of the Swedish industrial holding company, Investor AB. Patricia Industries will acquire the majority of Sarnova from Water Street Healthcare Partners and Sarnova founder Matthew D. Walter who will remain minority investors in the business. Sarnova was formed in 2008 when Mr. Walter and Water Street merged two leading specialty...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sarnova Holdings, Inc. Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Patricia Industries Signs Agreement to Acquire Sarnova from Company Founder and Water Street Healthcare Partners
DUBLIN, Ohio – Sarnova Holdings, Inc., parent company to four fast-growing business units: Bound Tree Medical, Cardio Partners, Emergency Medical Products and Tri-anim Health Services, announced today that the company has signed an agreement to be acquired by Patricia Industries, which is part of the Swedish industrial holding company, Investor AB. Patricia Industries will acquire the majority of Sarnova from Water Street Healthcare Partners and Sarnova founder Matthew D. Walter who will remain minority investors in the business. Sarnova was formed in 2008 when Mr. Walter and Water Street merged two leading specialty...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sarnova Holdings, Inc. Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rates on the Decline
[New Times] Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate has reduced from 1.83 per cent in 2013-2014 to 1.51 per cent in 2016/17 following efforts in averting new HIV infections under the 2013-2018 government strategic plans, Rwanda Biomedical Center says. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ReWalk Robotics inks $20m private placement, posts Q4, 2017 earnings
Shares in ReWalk Robotics (NSDQ:RWLK) have risen today after the company announced a $20 million private placement and posted shrinking losses for the quarter and growing sales for the year with its fourth quarter and 2017 earnings. The company said it inked an investment agreement with Hong Kong-based Timwell Corporation Limited through which the company will receive $20 million in three tranches through the issuance of 16 million shares at a price of $1.25 per share. The investment will come in three tranches, with $5 million for an initial 4 million shares in the first, $10 million for 8 million shares in the secon...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat ReWalk Robotics Source Type: news

Developing a 2020 Vision for Genomics: NHGRI Launches New Round of Strategic Planning
This month'sThe Genomics Landscape features stories about NHGRI's new round of strategic planning to establish a 2020 vision for genomics; NHGRI's participation in the Americal Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting Family Science Days; a new genomics resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities and new NIH Common Fund Programs such as the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) and the Somatic Cell Genome Editing program. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 8, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NLM Launches 2017-2027 Strategic Plan
Plan sets course for data-driven discovery and health, enhanced stakeholder engagement, and workforce development; highlights open science and the role of libraries in providing trusted information. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - March 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NIOSH Strategic Plan: FYs 2019 −2023
The NIOSH Strategic Plan reports the Institute's research and service goals for fiscal years 2019-2023. These goals address a broad range of occupational health and safety hazards, affecting an ever-changing workforce. Longer hours, compressed workweeks, an aging workforce, reduced job security, and part-time and temporary work have also changed the workforce. These changes represent a major challenge for NIOSH as it manages limited resources to address its research priorities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Input for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Plan for Data Science
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to invite comments and suggestions on the first National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Plan for Data Science. The NIH is publishing this Notice to solicit input on topics under consideration for the strategic plan from its stakeholders. Comments are requested by April 2, 2018. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available Now! NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 13 for up to $19,000 in support of health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, and health sciences library projects. Not sure where to begin? Review our new Requests for Proposals Register for our upcoming session of Grants and Proposal Writing to learn more about the grants process Register for MAR Funding Office Hours to ask specific questions about your proposal Keep up with Weekly Funding Tips – this week: Funding Tip 3- Read the RFP Contact...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Opportunity to comment on NIEHS strategic plan
NIEHS seeks public comment on its draft strategic plan for 2018–2023. Download the document and send your comments by March 30. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NLM Releases 2017-2027 Strategic Plan!
The National Library of Medicine 2017-2027 Strategic Plan, A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health is now accessible online. NLM's future is being built on three pillars: NLM as a platform for data-driven discovery and health; Reaching new users in new ways; and Workforce excellence from citizens to scientists. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Momentum Jonesboro Campaign Cites Gains In Health Care, Manufacturing
Jonesboro Unlimited, a nonprofit economic development partnership, says a five-year strategic plan to create high-paying jobs is showing results. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIAID unveils strategic plan for developing a universal influenza vaccine
Developing a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple influenza strains is a priority. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIAID unveils strategic plan for developing a universal influenza vaccine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Developing a universal influenza vaccine -- a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple strains, including those that might cause a pandemic -- is a priority for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Writing in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, NIAID officials detail the Institute's new strategic plan for addressing the research areas essential to creating a safe and effective universal influenza vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One of Greater Cincinnati's largest hospitals changes name, logo
Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg has changed its name to Highpoint Health as part of a strategic plan being implemented over the next two years. The 144-bed hospital continues to be owned by Dearborn County, but the rebranding reflects that it serves a broader area than just one Indiana county.  The hospital is one of the few independents left in the region, and the rebranding was aimed at creating a new identity to emphasize quality car e, growth and efficiency, according to CEO Michael… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Faces Largest Financial Gap to Tackle Malaria - Ethiopian Ex-Minister
[This Day] Nigeria constitutes about 27 per cent of the global malaria burden, hence eliminating it is key to defeating the public health issue globally. In an exclusive interview with Martins Ifijeh, the former Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Dr. Kesete Admasu, who is presently the Chief Executive Officer, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, said Nigeria faces the largest financial gap required to fully implement its national malaria strategic plan between 2018 and 2020, and that the country needs continued political will (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Trump Budget Offers More Deep Cuts for EPA
The White House plan for fiscal year (FY) 2019 would reduce spending for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 25 percent, reducing the budget from $8.1 billion in FY 2017 to $6.1 billion. This would be the smallest budget for the EPA since the 1990s. The proposal would gut funding for climate-change research and reorganize research programs related to clean water, land preservation, and healthy communities. To replace these, the budget would allocate $112 million for “core mission” and $357 million for “Rule of Law and Process.” These new items might provide the agency with some leeway to m...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Pruitt's Reform Plan Details Major Reorganization and Workforce Reshaping
In conjunction with the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a “reform plan” along with its strategic plan. The plan is in response to a Presidential executive order asking for a major reorganization of the federal government and includes eleven projects to streamline EPA operations to ensure faster contracting and permitting and fewer requests for industry information. Administrator Scott Pruitt stated in an internal email, “Together the Strategic Plan and Reform Plan set a roadmap for EPA to better achieve our mission of protecting h...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Catholic Health's new CEO is prepared to lead
The chief executive officer title may be new, but the job of leading the Catholic Health system is something Mark Sullivan has prepared for over several years. As chief operating officer and executive vice president, Sullivan has been deeply involved in strategic planning for the system’s growth and evolution. He’ll take over March 1 as CEO at the $1.2 billion Buffalo-based health system. Ahead of his appointment in December, Sullivan sat down with Business First to talk about 2017 performance,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Catholic Health's new CEO is prepared to lead
The chief executive officer title may be new, but the job of leading the Catholic Health system is something Mark Sullivan has prepared for over several years. As chief operating officer and executive vice president, Sullivan has been deeply involved in strategic planning for the system’s growth and evolution. He’ll take over March 1 as CEO at the $1.2 billion Buffalo-based health system. Ahead of his appointment in December, Sullivan sat down with Business First to talk about 2017 performance,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020 Partner Planning Guide
A tool designed for use by individuals, groups, and organizations that are conducting strategic planning efforts for hepatitis B (HBV) and/or hepatitis C (HCV). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:PM On Infectious Diseases...
[Daily News] THE government is optimistic that Tanzania could likely eradicate zoonotic diseases by 2020 if the National One Health Strategic Plan and One Health Coordination Desk are fully implemented Zoonotic diseases are highly infectious and can be transmitted either way between animals and humans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news