Navigation Links
Rendell Administration Announces Health Research Grants From Tobacco Settlement Funds
Date:2/20/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Secretary Everette James today announced four health research grants totaling nearly $18 million will be awarded from Pennsylvania's share of the national tobacco settlement for 2008-09.

These competitive grants focus on specific research priorities established and reviewed annually by the statewide Health Research Advisory Committee, chaired by Secretary James. The priorities for 2008-09 are autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and antibiotic resistance. Each grant is required to establish a research training program for minority students and faculty in order to create a diverse applicant pool for high-level research positions.

"These grants will support research that seeks to find answers to some of Pennsylvania's most pressing health issues," said Secretary James. "This announcement also reaffirms Governor Rendell's commitment to use tobacco settlement dollars to improve public health and maintain Pennsylvania's internationally recognized leadership in clinical and health services research."

Antibiotic-resistant infections are a growing and serious public health problem, particularly in health care settings. While most bacterial infections can be effectively controlled using existing antibiotic drugs, there has been a significant increase in antibiotic drug resistance rates in health care institutions during the past 25 years. It has been estimated that more than 70 percent of the bacteria that cause health care infections have resistance to at least one or more antibiotic drugs. More than 27,000 hospital-acquired infections were reported in Pennsylvania in 2007. Patients that acquired a hospital infection stayed more than three times longer in the hospital and their admission was four times as expensive as any other hospital admission. Many of these infections are caused by bacteria resistant to most, if not all, currently available drugs. '/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. ISTA Pharmaceuticals New Drug Application for Bepreve(TM) Accepted for Review by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
2. ImQuest Submits Investigational New Product Application to the Food and Drug Administration to Initiate HIV Therapeutic Clinical Trials with IQP-0410
3. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Chosen to Present Results of GLP-1 Analog Enteral Administration Study at the Diabetes Technology Societys Eighth Annual Meeting (November 13-15, 2008; Bethesda, Maryland)
4. Recent Study Demonstrated VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII Provided Improvements in Behavior, Inattention, and Math Test Scores from 1.5 Hours up to 13 Hours following Administration in Children with ADHD
5. New AAHC Toolkit Available to Optimize Clinical Research Administration
6. New Drug Application for Inhaled Treprostinil Submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
7. Vermillion Files 510(k) Application With U.S. Food & Drug Administration for OVA1 Ovarian Tumor Triage Test
8. Genmab A/S - Company Announcement Ofatumumab in Subcutaneous Study in Rheumatoid Arthritis Summary: Subcutaneous Administration of Ofatumumab Investigated in Phase I/II Study
9. Lilly Submits Cymbalta(R) Supplemental New Drug Application for Chronic Pain to U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10. Treprostinil Data Presented at American Thoracic Society Conference Demonstrates Significant Clinical Progress in All Four Routes of Administration
11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ORENCIA(R) (abatacept) for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in Patients Six Years and Older
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2015)... -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) is scheduled ... Healthcare Conference on May 6 in Boston ... and chief financial officer, and Susie Lisa , vice ... answer session regarding the company with the host analyst at ... the presentation and question and answer session will be available ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015  Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been named the ... row on the annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity ... Companies for Diversity on April 23 at an awards ceremony ... ranked second on the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment ... Resource Groups list. David Epstein , ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - T-Bird Pharma Inc. (TSXV:TPI) ("T-Bird" or ... quality medical marijuana products and a licensed producer ("LP") ... Regulations ( Canada ) ("MMPR"), is pleased ... shareholders, has closed the transaction announced on March 11, ... (the "Escrow Transfer") a total of 20,156,790 common shares ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific To Participate In The Deutsche Bank 40th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 2Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 4T-Bird Pharma Inc. Announces Closing of Transaction with Medna Biosciences 2T-Bird Pharma Inc. Announces Closing of Transaction with Medna Biosciences 3
... 2011 On Wednesday, April 27 at 11 a.m., ... Langevin, Governor Lincoln Chafee, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts, ... at its headquarters at 211 Circuit Drive in North ... Peter F. Kilmartin will tour Dominion,s laboratory at 1 ...
... JACKSON, Wis., April 25, 2011 Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, ... market recall of Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads, manufactured ... names including Triad. The Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads ... distributed by Wisconsin Pharmacal Company. In the interest of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dominion Diagnostics Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week with Rhode Island Elected Officials 2Important Information for Atwater Carey First Aid Kit Consumers Regarding Triad Group's Povidone Iodine Prep Pads 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... sober living residence in Westchester County. Just 35 miles ... help transition individuals back into everyday life while recovering ... Thursday, May 7, 2015, will allow therapists, doctors and ... areas and learn more about the opportunities offered by ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Foothill Ranch, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... that has a wide range of capabilities and services ... etc. , Ryadon's Quantity Discount Program will be ... ) as follows: , Order 4-19: Receive 10% discount ... Can Benefit by Using the Drawer Slides Products, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... York (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway ... According to court documents, the parties involved in ... April 16th detailing, among other things, preparation for ... that counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants have ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... The first step to transforming one’s life ... meditation and yoga teacher Stine Koppernæs, meditation and changing ... that allow her to experience more peace and freedom ... teacher since 2006, and through the years she has ... , “I love sharing this way of finding true, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Anchor Health Administrators (Anchor), specialists in Long-Term Care ... exclusive agreement with LTC Solutions for All LLC (SFA) ... , Anchor has more than 18 years of experience ... and is currently the designated advocate for the American ... member benefit. , “I am very pleased to be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 2Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 3Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 2Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 3Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 3
... Millions of Americans have an undiagnosed artery disorder that can ... study reveals. The disorder is fibromuscular dysplasia, an accumulation ... narrow. The condition can occur in any artery but occurs ... to 4 percent of Americans. If untreated, fibromuscular dysplasia ...
... request that the journals Science and ... modified H5N1 virus because of biosecurity concerns does not ... They caution, however, that a fair, transparent process ... on disseminating scientific information., Writing in Science , ...
... are not as fit as earlier generations, and even the ... of inactivity could have a major long-term health impact. ... on a survey of Norwegian schoolchildren,s performance in the 3 ... Leif Inge Tjelta and Sindre Dyrstad at the University of ...
... , ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Results of two studies suggest ... developed in a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Exact ... significantly more sensitive than other noninvasive tests at detecting ... important implications for clinicians and tens of thousands of ...
... of new federal legislation, electronic health records (EHRs) are ... nurses the frontline providers of care. In the ... University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing determined that nurses ... care and better health outcomes for patients than nurses ...
... investigational drug called regorafenib slowed the progression of tumors and ... , an international phase III clinical trial found. The findings ... the American Society of Clinical Oncology in San Francisco ... , principal investigator of the trial in the United States. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study 2Health News:Balancing scientific freedom and national security 2Health News:Balancing scientific freedom and national security 3Health News:Sitting it out 2Health News:Sitting it out 3Health News:New test offers greater accuracy in early detection of colorectal cancer 2Health News:New test offers greater accuracy in early detection of colorectal cancer 3Health News:Better together - The RN and the EHR 2Health News:Drug improves survival of colorectal cancer patients, trial results show 2
... Super Pulse sealed CO2 surgical lasers offer ... the experience and support services of a ... laser experience. All settings are available at ... MD Super Pulse surgical lasers are compatible ...
... and targeting make treatment quick and effective ... cone angle, adjustable offset and variable pulse ... on the most modern IOLs without damage ... optics ensure low energy plasma formation with ...
... Pentacam images the anterior segment of the ... This rotating process supplies pictures in three ... measured very precisely because of this rotational ... than two seconds and minute eye movements ...
... SP-2000P Non -Contact Specular Microscope is ... and versatility in non-contact specular microscopy. ... Topcon's Imagenet system. Dual measurement system: ... 3D auto alignment and auto capture ...
Medicine Products: