Namibia:Health Ministry Launches Strategic Plan
[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Health and Social Services launched its Strategic Plan for 2017/18-2021/22 alongside partners, including UN Namibia, this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2017 Strategic Plan on Oral Health (December 2017)
Report outlines Kentucky's strategic plan for collaborating to build oral health equity in Kentucky through access to care, education, workforce readiness, and effective use of resources. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 16, 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 The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Help Inform AIBS Programming
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is gathering information on how we can best contribute to the broad biological/life sciences community. We are particularly interested in information about areas where a federation such as AIBS can best contribute to efforts of importance to the broad biological/life sciences community. We ask that you take a few moments to share your thoughts with us by answering a few questions to help inform AIBS’ strategic planning. Click here for the survey: https://aibs.wufoo.com/forms/survey-to-help-inform-aibs-programming/?utmsource=Unknown+List&utmcampaign=437bf39d5a...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 9, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

The NIH Undiagnosed Disease Program Celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
In the July issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the 10th anniversary of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program. Other topics include the release of NIH's new strategic plan for data science, Dr. Green's keynote talk at the eighth annual Nuka System of Care Conference, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health Twitter chat on understanding disparities in access to genetic and genomic services. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 5, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NASA Should Update Policies That Protect Planets and Other Solar System Bodies During Space Exploration Missions, New Report Says
The current process for planetary protection policy development is inadequate to respond to increasingly complex solar system exploration missions, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. To prepare effectively for new dimensions of space exploration– including the entry of new international and private-sector players and eventual human presence on other planetary bodies– the report calls for NASA to develop a planetary protection strategic plan, assess the completeness of policies, and initiate a process to formally define requirements that are missing. NASA should...
Source: News from the National Academies - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Texas Biomed's new 10-year plan calls for new focus, nearly doubling workforce
The Alamo City institute's 10-year strategic plan is expected to represent its largest capital investment ever and nearly double employment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

GMR Funds Innovative Pilot Program to Teach Graduate Students Research Data Management
  The GMR office is excited to announce that Tina Griffin at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been granted a Research Data Award to develop the Research Data Management Best Practice Implementation Program for Graduate Students in STEM and Health Sciences! Background: Today, data management practices by students are largely learned by conforming to the laboratory culture and adopting habits from the environment in which they work. There is no known national mandatory data management training for students. The recent NLM strategic plan (PDF) recognizes the importance of the role of libraries in advancing open ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Success Stories Training Data Management Source Type: news

Texas Biomed's new 10-year plan calls for new focus, nearly doubling workforce
The Alamo City institute's 10-year strategic plan is expected to represent its largest capital investment ever and nearly double employment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, MLA 2018: NLM Update PowerPoint Presentations
The NLM Update was held at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Atlanta, GA, on May 30, 2018. Three speakers presented on NLM and data science; NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Planning; the National Network of Libraries of Medicine; and NLM-wide projects. View the PowerPoint presentation. (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

GMR Funds Community Health Engagement Partnership in Cincinnati
Tiffany Grant, PhD, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, applied and received a GMR award for a community partnership to improve health literacy and address health disparities. Project Background: Racial and ethnic minorities, those in rural and/or urban areas, and those living in medically underserved areas are at high risk for health-related disparities. Low-income wages, reduced government services, and low educational attainment are a few reasons why these population groups have significant barriers overcoming food insecurity, obesity, mental health is...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories awards Source Type: news

Book Review: Anxiety Relief for Kids
Many parents look for books that offer guidance and understanding about psychological problems their children may be experiencing. Mental health professionals also frequently recommend such books to families receiving counseling and other therapeutic services. Unfortunately, parent-advice books are often poor quality, difficult to understand, and not informed by contemporary evidence-based practices. I am happy to say that Anxiety Relief for Kids is not one of those books. Rather, it is an exceptionally well written and practical resource that actually does what its title says. Author Bridget Flynn Walker is a psychologist...
Source: Psych Central - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Children and Teens Family Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Parenting Self-Help Social Phobia Source Type: news

After $9.9 billion sale, Envision turns its attention back to insurance dispute
Envision Healthcare CEO Chris Holden says his company will move forward with its strategic plan now that it ’s been sold to a New York-based investment firm for $9.9 billion — including resolving issues with insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

After $9.9 billion sale, Envision turn its attention back to insurance dispute
Envision Healthcare CEO Chris Holden says his company will move forward with its strategic plan now that it ’s been sold to a New York-based investment firm for $9.9 billion — including resolving issues with insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc. Announces New Advisory...
The Advisory Board will contribute to the company’s current strategic plans and identify means to capitalize on future growth opportunities(PRWeb June 13, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15559092.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Project Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full TimeSalary:Competitive Location:London Application Closing Date: 06 July 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to support the Editorial and Methods Department (EMD), Cochrane Library Product Manager and other Central Executive Teams in delivering on high priority projects: by developing an agreed framework for project management and reporting, supporting colleagues to manage their projects efficiently and transparently, and to provide project management services to the highest priority EMD projects, including the implementation of the Cochrane Library roadmap.The Project Manager will lead on t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to their community through a library speaker series featuring medical professionals. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NLM Redesign: The National Library of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the improved design, which aims to provide users with a more efficient path to NLM tools and resources and adapts...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NIH releases data science strategic plan
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published its first Strategic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Pettigrew to step down as NIBIB director NIH awards grants for brain cell atlas Neiman receives NIH grant for musculoskeletal research NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips to acquire EPD solutions in $293m upfront deal
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it inked a deal to acquire image-guided cardiac arrhythmia treatment dev EPD Solutions for $293 million (EU €250 million) upfront with a possible additional $246.2 million (EU €210 million) upon completion of the deal based on certain milestones. EPD Solutions produces cardiac imaging and navigation systems designed to aid electrophysiologists in navigating the heart through a detailed 3D image of the cardiac anatomy, Amsterdam-based Philips said. The system is also designed to identify the location and orientation of catheters during the diagnostic and therapeutic pr...
Source: Mass Device - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Mergers & Acquisitions royalphilips Source Type: news

Philips Bets Big on Image-Guided Therapy with Latest Acquisition
Royal Philips is seeking to expand its image-guided therapy solutions with the acquisition EPD Solutions. Philips is set to acquire the Tortola, British Virgin Islands-based company for about $292 million upfront. The deal could close in July, Philips said. EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system has received CE mark and is used in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cardiac arrhythmias. The system has not been given a nod from FDA and is currently under review by the agency. Philips said its interventional imaging systems, such as Azurion, and EPD’s cardiac imaging and navigation system could more ef...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Cardiovascular Source Type: news

NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released its first ever Strategic Plan for Data Science (PDF). The plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. Wondering how libraries fit into the plan? NIH will partner with institutions to engage librarians and information specialists in finding new paths in areas such as library science that have the potential to enrich the data-science ecosystem for biomedical research. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Data Science Source Type: news

NIH releases strategic plan for data science
The plan provides a roadmap for modernizing the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Federal partners put Tox21 plan into action
Federal partners gathered at NIEHS May 15-16 to discuss the implementation of the new Toxicology in the 21st Century strategic plan. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Request for Information for the Development of the Fiscal Year 2021-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research
The Office of AIDS Research invites feedback from investigators in academia, industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, community, and other interested constituents on the development of the fiscal year (FY) 2021-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (the Plan). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:'We're Firm On New Anti-HIV Strategy' - Govt
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday reiterated it was implementing the newly launched Strategic Plan IV to combat new HIV/Aids infections by 2030, urging more Tanzanian men to voluntarily get tested for the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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