USDA Posts Grant Notice

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development https://www.rd.usda.gov seeks grant applications to establish broadband infrastructure in unserved rural communities through the USDA’s “Community Connect Program.” The program helps to fund the deployment of broadband into rural communities when and where it is not economically viable for private sector providers to offer the service. (more…)

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Educating Rural Med Students

Daniel Lorence PhD, JD Associate Professor, Chief Technology Officer, College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) https://www.nyit.edu/medicine recently announced that NYIT has implemented a landmark cross-border multimedia medical education program with Arkansas State University www.astate.edu. (more…)

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Funding to Prevent Opioid Overdose

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) posted “Research Grants for Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose” (RFA-CE-008) on March 13, 2018. Eligible applicants may include state, county, city government institutions of higher education, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits, for-profits, and small businesses. (more…)

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New VA PTSD Rural Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a pilot telehealth program referred to as the “Telemedicine Outreach for PTSD” or (TOP) program to give rural veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) remote access to psychotherapy and related services. (more…)

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Senzime Signs Distribution Agreements

Senzime www.senzime.vom has signed exclusive agreements for the commercialization of the TetraGraph system with EIKOS Care Medical www.eikoscare.com, the exclusive distributor in Spain. In addition, Geranswers Medical Solutions www.geranswers.com will be the exclusive distributor in Portugal. Both EIKOS Care Medical and Geranswers Medical Solutions have extensive experience in the medical device industry in Spain and Portugal with a focus on novel technologies. (more…)

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Maryland’s Rural Health Plan

Maryland’s 2018 Rural Health Plan developed by the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA) www.mdruralhealth.org points out that in terms of access to health care, rural areas in the State are scattered with Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUA/P and Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). (more…)

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NIH Studying Adolescent Brain

NIH www.nih.gov recently released a dataset from their Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) https://abcdstudy.org study which is the largest long term study of brain development and child health in the U.S. This information was made available through the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH https://www.nimh.nih.gov. (more…)

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