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St. Jude Scientist Named Pew Scholar

Charles Mullighan, M.D., Ph.D., becomes fourth St. Jude scientist honored MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles Mullighan, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant member in the Pathology Department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been named a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Bio...

17 of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2009 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 17 early-career scientists as Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Scholars receive a $240,000 award over four years to help support their work, which this year includes research related to cancer, Parkinson...

Salmon of the America's Responds to PEW Environmental Group

MIAMI, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a press release issued by the PEW Environmental Group on April 23, 2009, the group announced that they have issued a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning the acting commissioner of the potential environmental threats related to the ...

Statement From Pew Health & Human Services Policy Program on the Introduction of the Delauro Food Safety Modernization Act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Erik Olson, director of chemical and food safety programs with Pew Health & Human Services Policy, issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act by Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro: "In th...

Statement From The Pew Charitable Trusts on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Reversal on Antibiotics Safeguards in Animal Farming

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laura Rogers, project director for the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to reverse its plan to ban off-label usage of certain antibioti...

Twenty of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2008 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Pew program supports promising, young investigators in advancing human health WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that 20 exceptional researchers have been selected as 2008 Pew Schola...

Veteran Environmental Health Expert Erik D. Olson to Join Pew

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Erik D. Olson has been named director, chemical and food safety programs, in its Health & Human Services Policy program. Olson, who was formerly deputy staff director and general counsel of the Senate ...

Pew Statement on House Passage of Food Safety Legislation

... WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Erik D. Olson, Director of Food and Consumer Product Safety, The pew Charitable Trusts: "We applaud the House of Representatives' bipartisan vote today to modernize and strengthen the nation's food safety system....

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

...erage according to the Philadelphia 2009 State of the City developed by The pew Charitable Trusts/Philadelphia Research Initiative. Thirty-six percent of ...percent of adults have diabetes compared with eight percent nationwide. The pew data also revealed that in 2008, 64 percent of adults in Philadelphia were ...

Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project to Label Company's Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard

...n the United States may contain components from genetically modified crops. Despite the abundance of products with genetically modified ingredients, a pew Initiative study on Food and Biotechnology shows that 59 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the issue of genetically modified ingredients in foo...
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Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

...cially acceptable to be bald, but the same is not true for women. Many of my patients report not going to church because they don't want people in the pew behind them to see their thinning hair, or they stop exercising because they don't want to mess up their hair that they've spent so much time styling ...

St. Jude Study Gives New Insights Into How Cells Accessorize Their Proteins

...nal Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.). This research was supported in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; a Beckman Young Investigator Award; a pew Scholar Award; the Phillip and Elizabeth Gross Family Foundation; the National Institutes of Health, an American Cancer Society fellowship and ALSAC. ...

Pew Commission Says Industrial Scale Farm Animal Production Poses 'Unacceptable' Risks to Public Health, Environment

...nd agriculture experts; public meetings; peer-reviewed technical reports; staff research; and Commissioners' own expertise. PCIFAP is a project of The pew Charitable Trusts and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For a copy of the final report visit HYPERLINK " http://mail.sheridangr...

St. Jude Defines Eye Cancer Gene's Role in Retinal Development

...port from the National Cancer Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, the American Cancer Society, the Pearle Vision Foundation and ALSAC. Dyer is a pew Scholar. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in fi...

St. Jude Identifies the Specific Cell That Causes Eye Cancer, Disproving Long-Held Theory

...ndation, the International Retinal Research Foundation, the Whitehall Foundation, NARSAD (The Mental Health Research Association) and ALSAC. Dyer is a pew Scholar; Zakharenko is a Searle Scholar. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized ...

UPDATE: New Report by Pediatricians Finds Gaps in Preparing to Protect Kids From Pandemic Flu, Offers Recommendations

... available after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 until midnight on Thursday, October 18 by calling 888-266-2081, participant code number 154182. The pew Charitable Trusts is a supporter of the Pandemic Preparedness Initiative. ...

New Report by Pediatricians Finds Gaps in Preparing to Protect Kids From Pandemic Flu, Offers Recommendations

... available after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 until midnight on Thursday, October 18 by calling 888-266-2081, participant code number 154182. The pew Charitable Trusts is a supporter of the Pandemic Preparedness Initiative. ...

Seriously Low Vaccination Rates Cause Experts to Call for Increased Immunization Before Influenza Season Peaks

...have at least one living parent. Approximately one of every eight are raising a child and providing financial assistance to a parent, according to the pew Research Center. "AARP is committed to educating its 39 million members about the importance of using preventive measures like getting annual influe...
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Julia Zeitlinger named Pew Scholar

Julia Zeitlinger, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator, has been named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The honor carries an award of $240,000 over four years. Pew Scholars are selected on the basis of performance during education and training and demonstration...

2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Dr. Marie-Joëlle Rochet from IFREMER

NEW YORK CITY - Dr. Marie-Jolle Rochet, a research scientist at IFREMER (The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) has been awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to determine which of two commercial fishing approaches is least harmful to the delicately bala...

2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Fan Meng; first Chinese fellow

NEW YORK CITY Fan Meng of China, a visionary leader who implemented most of the first Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Chinas rapidly industrializing Guangdong Province, has been awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. He will use the Fellowship to expand and improve the re...

2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila

NEW YORK CITY - Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila, an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre in Vancouver, Canada, is among five ocean experts to be awarded the prestigious 2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, which supports critical marine conservation projects a...

Dr. Andrew Constable awarded 2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation

NEW YORK CITY Dr. Andrew Constable of Australia, Leader of the Antarctic Marine Ecosystems program at the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre in Tasmania, has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to help prevent unsustainable exploitatio...

2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation awarded to UM Rosenstiel's Dr. Andrew Baker

NEW YORK CITY Coral reef scientist Dr. Andrew C. Baker has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to help protect reef corals from climate change. Dr. Baker, an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, plans to develop novel and groundbreaking techniques to...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

...tenOever's research has earned accolades. A year ago, he was selected as a pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, an honor that acknowledges and supports...dvancing human health. Dr. tenOever was one of 20 scientists chosen by The pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco, which ...

Rules proposed to save the world's coral reefs

...ral ecosystems is to maintain the links (connectivity) between reefs allowing larvae to flow between them and re-stock depleted areas, the team led by pew Fellow Dr Laurence McCook of Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) argues. "Ecological connectivity is critically important...

Reef boom beats doom

...oral reef ecosystems globally," Dr Laurence McCook, from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, says. The research was partially funded by a pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Dr McCook, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority as well as the ARC Centre of Excellence program. ...

Peter Baumann named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist

...(U.K.); and his Bachelor's degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). Dr. Baumann received a highly competitive pew Scholar Award in the Biomedical Sciences in 2003 and a Basil O'Connor Award from the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation in 2004. Since joini...
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Ten Top Latin American Scientists Named 2009 Pew Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 10 promising young scientists as Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences. The rigorously competitive program provides $60,000 in salary support for postdoctoral level scientists to work with...

Ten Latin American Scientists Named 2008 Pew Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences

Program Supports Development of Strong Scientific Capacity in Latin America WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that 10 promising biomedical scientists have been named 2008 Pew Latin...

UW scientist wins Pew grant to study little-known immune cells

Madison, Wis . - An immunologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of 15 U.S. researchers this summer to be named 2005 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Jenny Gumperz, an assistant professor of medical microbiology and immunology, will receive $60,000 per year for the next fo...

Synthetic Biology: The Next Biotech Revolution Is Brewing

...OR From 2000 until 2005, Mr. Rodemeyer was the Executive Director of the pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, a nonprofit research and education project on genetically modified foods funded by a grant from The pew Charitable Trusts. Before that, Rodemeyer held a variety of posts in the fe...

Experts argue nano food-additives require new oversight

... possibly create a separate government food safety agency. Policy experts at the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), a project funded by the pew Charitable Trusts, urge the FDA to issue guidance on how existing listings for food additives and "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) substances app...

Bion Announces Approval of New U.S. Patent for Phosphorus Removal Process for Livestock Waste Environmental Treatment

...des an effective solution to the environmental issues faced by today's livestock industry. John Carlin, former Kansas Governor and the Chairman of the pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, stated in the Commission's 2008 report that, "the goal of this Commission is to sound the alarms that...

CEO Addresses Fort Worth Business Leaders About Developing Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans

...tate, and hospitality and food service would be among the hardest hit. In March of 2007, Trust for America's Health released a report (funded by The pew Charitable Trusts as part of the U.S. Pandemic Preparedness Initiative) estimating that Texas could face a potential financial loss of $55.8 billion a...

DuPont Strengthens Commitment to Responsible Science with New Biotech Advisory Panel Members

...bly produced seafood. Goldburg's past service includes the National Academy of Science's Committee on Genetically Modified Pest-Protected Crops, the pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, and the State Department's US-EU Consultative Forum on Biotechnology. Established in 2000, the DuPont external...

Baxter and Its Foundation Contribute Nearly $53 Million in 2007 to Address Critical Needs Locally and Globally

... the United States. Baxter is a member of the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, the Business Environmental Leadership Council of the pew Center on Global Climate Exchange, the Chicago Climate Exchange, the U.S. EPA's Climate Leaders, the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association and Hospi...

European Commission gives grant to investigate transatlantic oversight of nanotech

...ntal Law Institute (ELI) and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), an initiative of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The pew Charitable Trusts, have been awarded a $587,000 European Commission grant to conduct an international research project on regulating nanotechnologies ...

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