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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

Developing a 2020 vision for genomics: NHGRI launches new round of strategic planning
Bethesda, Md., Mon., February 12, 2018 - The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) today launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics research aimed at accelerating scientific and medical breakthroughs. In developing the strategic plan, the institute will engage experts and diverse public communities to identify paradigm-shifting areas of genomics that will expand the field into new frontiers and enable novel applications to human health and disease. (Source: NHGRI Press Releases)
Source: NHGRI Press Releases - February 12, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Developing a 2020 vision for genomics: NHGRI launches new round of strategic planning
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) today launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics research aimed at accelerating scientific and medical breakthroughs. In developing the strategic plan, the institute will engage experts and diverse public communities to identify paradigm-shifting areas of genomics that will expand the field into new frontiers and enable novel applications to human health and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 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 NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

FDA focuses on digital health and diagnostics in 2018
John Lehmann, Director of Business Development for IMARC Research US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb provided some key digital health initiatives along with his vision on how he wants the agency to work with the sector in the coming years. A published list of the commissioner’s priorities titled “Healthy Innovation, Safer Families: FDA’s 2018 Strategic Policy Roadmap” outlines four priorities: Fighting addiction in the US by focusing on the opioid crisis Increasing innovation and competition Providing consumers with tools to improve their diet and health Boosting FDA’s workforce and ability t...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

A dose of inspiration – ‘Black Men in White Coats’ – is just what the doctor ordered
​The nation ’s medical schools have too few black male medical students. That’s the cold, hard reality according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, which found that the number of black men enrolled in U.S. medical schools declined from 1978 to 2014 — from 542 to just 515.Now, theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a handful of other medical schools are aiming to change that dismal reality with an unprecedented video outreach campaign.“We have a responsibility as a medical school to welcome the best and brightest young people from an array of ethnicities and social backgrounds...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Highlighted Communities: Winter ’ 18
Discussion about patient ownership of their own medical records continues. Marketing Team  In December the committee held the first live strategic planning meeting. The team identified areas for growth and improvement, including enhancing membership growth, improving overall communications within the member community and with the public, better leveraging of social media, improving public relations, growing sponsorship, and developing metrics for analysis and continuous improvement.  Interested in joining? Reach out to Judy Danielson via Connect today! Education and Participatory Medicine: For discussion and wor...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Head of Membership, Learning & Support Services
Specifications:                                Full TimeSalary:                                                 Competitive Location:                   &nb...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Glenna Godinsky, Life Enrichment Liaison, Gail Borden Public Library District, Elgin, IL
Name: Glenna Godinsky Title: Life Enrichment Liaison, Gail Borden Public Library District, Elgin, IL Education: B.A., University of Iowa, Certified Dementia Practitioner, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Like many, I was a caregiver as each of my parents faced different health struggles. My mom had Lewy Body Dementia and lived with my husband, our 2 teenage boys, our pre-teen daughter, and me during the last 4 years of her life. We became versed on bed alarms, door alarms, the concept of sundowning (when nights turn to days), the drive to...
Source: The Cornflower - January 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Gail Borden Public Library District Tales & Travel Memories Source Type: news

There ’s a New Health Secretary. What Will He Mean for Women’s Health?
On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical company executive, as the new secretary of Health and Human Services. Though Azar’s formal position on women’s reproductive rights is largely unknown, reproductive health groups are roundly criticizing the pick. Azar is the former president of Eli Lilly USA and served in HHS under former President George W. Bush. “The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of patients have access to affordable and high-quality reproductive health care,” said Dr. Anne Davis, Consulting Medical Director of Physicians for Reproductive Health in a st...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized abortion Alex Azar Alex Azar HHS Birth Control contraception health secretary healthytime onetime pro-choice pro-life public health trump Source Type: news

Good Samaritan Hospital to close
Good Samaritan Hospital, the fourth-largest hospital in the Dayton region, will close.   Premier Health officials announced the decision Wednesday at their Dayton headquarters, dealing a blow to the city of Dayton. The move comes as Premier Health embarks on its 2020 strategic plan, a series of initiatives to position the health system's future. Premier said Good Sam's services wi ll stay in Dayton once it closes at the end of this year, shifting to nearby Miami Valley Hospital. “This was not… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Association for State and Territorial Health Officials Request for Applications: Community Health Worker (CHW) Learning Community
ASTHO invites states to apply for a 24-month Community Health Worker Learning (CHW) Community, which will offer technical assistance on issues surrounding CHW certification, training, strategic planning, coalition building, evaluation, and financing. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Steven Knight Becomes Partner at Fitch & Associates
PLATTE CITY, MO - Fitch & Associates, a leading public safety and health care consulting firm, has named Steven Knight partner, effective January 1, 2018. For more than three years, Dr. Knight has served as the firm’s Fire Service Practice Lead. In that role, he led numerous assessments of fire service operations in cities and counties across the country, including standards of cover reviews and strategic planning projects.   Dr. Knight joined the firm after serving as the Senior Manager for Fire and EMS at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Dr. Knight has more than two decades of e...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fitch & Associates Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Steven Knight Becomes Partner at Fitch & Associates
PLATTE CITY, MO - Fitch & Associates, a leading public safety and health care consulting firm, has named Steven Knight partner, effective January 1, 2018. For more than three years, Dr. Knight has served as the firm’s Fire Service Practice Lead. In that role, he led numerous assessments of fire service operations in cities and counties across the country, including standards of cover reviews and strategic planning projects.   Dr. Knight joined the firm after serving as the Senior Manager for Fire and EMS at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Dr. Knight has more than two decades of e...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fitch & Associates Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Addressing Substance Use Disorder in Montana: Strategic Plan; Interim Draft Report
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. 11/2017 This 34-page plan outlines a series of targeted strategies in five key areas that Montanans can implement to lessen the impact of substance use in the state. It details substance and opioid abuse in Montana, and its goals to reduce drug overdose deaths, decrease the number of Montanans misusing or abusing substances, and increase the number of Montanans with substance use disorder who are in treatment or recovery. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan 2017-2022
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. 09/2017 This 16-page strategic plan identifies four key goal areas that address the opioid epidemic in a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to support the plan's 2022 vision of a safe and healthy Idaho, free of opioid misuse and untreated opioid use disorders. It was developed by a planning group formed to create a statewide, multi-stakeholder prescription drug and heroin abuse prevention strategic plan. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Integrating Technology in a Practice & #039;s Strategic Plan in 7 Steps
Strategically planning IT investment and implementation is important for any small-to-mid-sized practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen McCallister, CPHIT Tags: Pearl Health IT Technology Operations Pearls Source Type: news

Autism Speaks releases new strategic plan for science
(Autism Speaks) Autism Speaks today released its Strategic Plan for Science 2018-2020, with emphasis on the organization's mission to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. The plan's priorities were shaped by guidance from leading autism researchers, healthcare providers, people on the autism spectrum and their families. Autism Speaks collected direct input from the autism community through a 20-question, online survey, open to the public and completed by more than 6,000 people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from States, Communities, and Providers
U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 11/30/2017 This two-hour, 30-minute Congressional hearing discusses the current opioid crisis, with providers, public safety officials, and state health officials who are on the front lines fighting the epidemic, speak to what is happening on the ground, and what more Congress can do to help them address the crisis. Topics include Rhode Island's Strategic Plan to Address Opioid Addiction and Overdose, which recommended specific, evidence-based strategies in four areas: prevention, rescue, treatment, and recovery. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

For Freedom from Poverty, Universal Health Coverage Is a Must
Nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line and remain poor as a result of healthcare expenses. Credit: Paul NevinBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Dr Githinji GitahiNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 2017 (IPS)Today is 12 December 2017 is an auspicious day, as it marks Kenya’s independence from colonial rule in 1963. Today is also Universal Health Coverage Day. It is the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. In Kenya illness can mean financial ruin.Every day families are forced to sell their assets, re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Githinji Gitahi Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Request for Information on the Office of Disease Prevention Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2023
The Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) is requesting input on their strategic plan for 2019-2023. The ODP invites input from prevention researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public. Responses are due by January 22, 2018. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:Strategic Plan Against Malaria Unveiled
[AIM] The National Malaria Control Programme (PNCM) in the Ministry of Health plans to reduce the prevalence of malaria in the country from the current figure of 40 per cent to 24 per cent by 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Readies $50 Million Plan for Central Arkansas
CHI St. Vincent of Little Rock is expected to release details in January on a multi-year strategic plan that calls for spending more than $50 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Readies $50M Plan for Central Arkansas
CHI St. Vincent of Little Rock is expected to release details in January on a multi-year strategic plan that calls for spending more than $50 million. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ADHD and Adults: How to Use Your Strengths to Succeed
ADHD coach Aaron D. Smith regularly works with clients who believe something is inherently wrong with them. After all, for years, they’ve been criticized, ridiculed and reprimanded—maybe by their parents or teachers or other authority figures, he said. For years, clinicians and doctors have hyper-focused on the problems of ADHD. They viewed ADHD from a deficit-based model, versus seeing positive traits or strengths. People with ADHD feel like ‘they are the problem’ not their behaviors.” They feel inadequate. They feel shame and self-doubt. This is especially true for people who were diagnosed ...
Source: Psych Central - December 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Creativity Disorders General Motivation and Inspiration Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Students Work Issues Adhd ADHD and success harnessing strengths School Source Type: news

NACCHO Consulting- 2017 MAPP Webinar
December 18, 2017 3:00-4:00pm ET. Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National experts map out AYA cancer Rresearch agenda
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are focusing their efforts on adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer research. More than 50 leaders from top cancer research institutions will gather this Friday, December 8, in Atlanta to identify a strategic plan for combating AYA cancer for the next three to five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Input for the Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) Strategic Plan (FY 2018-2022)
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to invite comments and suggestions on the first National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) Strategic Plan. Comments are requested by February 4, 2018. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six ‘Signature Solutions’ – New Development Plan for a New Era
The UN flag. Credit: Sriyantha Walpola/IPSBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 30 2017 (IPS)While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same – to leave no one behind – the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them. This appears to be the key rationale behind the new 21 century development plan, which identifies six “signature solutions” against which the UN development agency will align its resources and expertise to make a real impact on poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.“Thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Founding Dean
College of Mathematics and Sciences Westfield State University Westfield, Massachusetts Westfield State University seeks a visionary, collaborative, and dynamic leader to serve as its Founding Dean of the College of Mathematics and Sciences. This is a momentous time to join the Westfield community as it welcomes three founding deans to help achieve great aspirations for the future. Founded in 1838, Westfield State University is a comprehensive, four-year public university in Westfield, Massachusetts. Launched by Horace Mann, a noted educator and social reformer, Westfield was established as the first public, co-educa...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - November 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

Director Global Strategic Planning - Digital Transformation, Sandoz International
Location: Holzkirchen, Germany Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Sandoz (Novartis Group) Sandoz is currently recruiting for a Director Global Strategic Planning - Digital Transformation to join our Global Strategic Team to lead large-scale, global strategic initiatives to drive significant business improvement in digital area. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Jobs Source Type: news

Biological Sciences Faculty
The Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for the position of Biological Sciences (Plant Ecology) faculty. The successful candidate will be hired into a Term-Tenure Track Assistant Professor position depending upon qualifications. Responsibilities: Teaching includes participation in a first year Plant Biology course and courses in the following areas: Ecology, Environmental Science, and Plant Taxonomy. Will likely also teach related courses in the General Education program. The successful candidate will be expected to involve students in ...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - November 28, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

Could the Next Big Thing in Medtech Stem from Your Idea?
So, you have a great idea for a new medical device that could improve outcomes, save lives, and make your company lots of money. You just need to get your idea in front of the right person to help make it a reality—which, of course, is easier said than done. Selling ideas to upper management was the topic of discussion during a plenary session at the recent MD&M Minneapolis Conference. Experts on the panel shared these tips to give your pitch its best chance of success. Don't miss your chance to network with your medtech colleagues in Silicon Valley at the BIOMEDevice San Jose Conference and Expo, December 6&ndas...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Medical Device Business Source Type: news

BCoN Requests Community Input
The natural history collections community is invited to provide input on a draft report about community progress toward the goals and objectives outlined in the Strategic and Implementation Plans for NIBA. The report is the outcome of a two-day stakeholder workshop held in Washington, DC in January 2017 by the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN). Since the community’s Strategic Plan for a Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA) was first published, significant progress has been made toward the goals it articulated. However, as with any effort of significance, it is wise to periodically assess progress....
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Nominations Sought for Federal STEM Education Committee
A new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Panel is being formed. The committee will advise the National Science and Technology Council Committee on STEM Education and assist with updating the federal government’s five-year strategic plan on STEM education. The formation of the body was directed in legislation passed by Congress in 2016. Nominations are sought of individuals from academic institutions, non-profits, and industry, including in-school, out-of-school, and informal education practitioners. Recommendations should consist of the name of the submitting individual, the...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Information to Action: Strategic Planning and Change Management
November 15, 2017 12:30-1:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gambia:NA Health Committee Engages Ministry
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Select Committee on Health, as part of their nationwide tour of the health facilities, engaged the Ministry of Health to make presentation on the national health policy, strategic plans and detail report on the status of the public health delivery system countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

University appoints new Director of Libraries
The University has appointed Philip Kent as its new Director of Libraries to lead the University Library in its development as part of the new Strategic Plan. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Watermeadow Medical – celebrating 20 years of excellence
Since its inception, Watermeadow has grown to become a global agency thanks to many of its longstanding employees playing a pivotal part in its success – our current Managing Director Nicola Duckworth joined in 2001, together with Penny Butcher, Principal Medical Writer, and Liz Southey, VP Medical & Scientific Services. Murray Edmunds, our VP of Medical Writing Excellence, is our longest serving employee, having joined Watermeadow in 1999. Exciting growth ahead Since then, Watermeadow has gone from strength to strength with more than 80 employees across three locations in the UK, with some home workers in the UK...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

High-Containment Laboratories: Coordinated Actions Needed to Enhance the Select Agent Program's Oversight of Hazardous Pathogens
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 10/31/2017 This 74-page report reviews the federal oversight approach for select agents and approaches from other countries or regulatory sectors. It evaluates the extent to which the Select Agent Program has elements of effective oversight and strategic planning documents to guide it, and identifies approaches selected countries and regulatory sectors have used to promote effective oversight. It recommends 11 actions to improve oversight. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with a proven record in cellular biology, cellular physiology, or related field, with biomedical applications. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underreprese...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

AAFP Gives Guidance for HHS Strategic Plan through 2022
The AAFP told HHS that the agency's 2018-2022 strategic plan must emphasize the importance of easing the administrative burdens that get in the way of patient care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking an Associate Editor to work with its Review Networks
Post: Associate EditorLocation: FlexibleSpecifications:  Full time/part-time. Permanent contract, subject to 6-month probationary periodSalary: Up to £45,000 dependent on skills and experienceClosing date for applications:  30th November 2017 ContextCochrane is creating eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. The creation of these thematic Networksprovides an exciting opportunity for experts in the field to join Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Executing the Strategic Planning Process at Your Practice
Here are some operational steps you should take to ensure your strategic planning process isn't a waste of time. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Front Desk Managers Administrators Work/Life Balance Operations Source Type: news

MSLs: The Superheroes of Pharma?
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) has come a long way in a short time. While pharma never stands still for long, the need for scientifically credible partners to help customers understand the growing complexity of new medicines and navigate the choppy waters of real-world evidence and health outcomes, has seen the MSL come to the fore in ways few might have imagined.While the core competencies of the MSL remain unchanged, new capabilities will be needed – both for MSLs and MSL leaders – to meet the demands of the changing roles. But what does the modern MSL look like and what skills will they need now and in th...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news