NC Health Grant Notice Released

North Carolina’s safety net providers address the opioid crisis by looking at behavioral health needs, how to best provide integrated patient care, and how to effectively use technologies such as telehealth to improve access to care for residents in the state. (more…)

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Initiative to Create Pediatric Network

The “Cancer Moonshot” initiative to accelerate progress in cancer research and encourage greater collaboration and sharing of data, has now moved from planning to research. A research project funded by the National Cancer Institute https://www.cancer.gov is working on “Creating a Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network” (PI-DDN) to address immunotherapy in children. (more…)

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VA Patient Safety Centers Receive Funds

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) https://www.va.gov selected 10 VA ‘Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry” (PSCI) for funding  https://www.patientsafety.va.gov/professionals.centers.asp over the next three years to research and develop innovations to help improve patient safety throughout the VA.

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Space Institute Calling for Proposals

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine is funded by NASA along with consortium partners at the California Institute of Technology and MIT. TRISH seeks and funds high risk, high reward, exceptional, and efficient solutions to protect human health in space. TRISH is looking for proposers to present new emerging scientific and biomedical research advances, disruptive technologies, and engineering capabilities. (more…)

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Studying Newborns’ Weight Issues

Weight loss is normal for healthy newborns in the first few days especially for babies exclusively breastfed. While this dip in weight is normal, it can be stressful for parents and family members and in some cases, lead to hyperbilirubinemia and dehydration. (more…)

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Protecting SMBs against Cyber Attacks

At a Newsmaker event held December 17, 2018, Andrea Edney, President of the National Press Club, conducted a conversation on how small businesses can protect themselves against cyber- attacks. One way Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMB) can receive help is through the “Cyber Readiness Program” part of the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) which helps with cyber security issues https://www.cyberreadinessinstitute.org. (more…)

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USDA Program to Fund Broadband

On December 13, USDA https://www.usda.gov announced how the new ”ReConnect Program” will offer up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America to create high-speed internet e-connectivity. (more…)

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