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NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science

August 3, 2020

NIH seeks to recognize academic institutions for institutional approaches that have clearly succeeded in addressing faculty gender diversity and equity issues. Description Though the proportions of women and men are similar at the graduate level for biomedical sciences and in medical schools, women are underrepresented at the faculty level in both science and medicine, particularly…

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BIO Submits Comments to USDA on Ag Innovation

July 31, 2020

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to respond to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders on Agricultural Innovations. BIO applauds USDA for taking a proactive approach and seeking information about facilitating the transformative breakthroughs for agriculture to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and increase agricultural production by…

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State orders reopening temporary hospital at Georgia World Congress Center due to surge in Covid-19 patients

July 31, 2020

A temporary hospital is being reopened at the Georgia World Congress Center as coronavirus-related hospitalizations reach new records across the state. Financial impacts on health care facilities from this surge of patients is expected to be “significant” as people continue to become sick and need to be hospitalized, according to a Grady Health System official.…

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Here’s something Georgia has that no other state can match: A way for university scientists to use each other’s research equipment and core facilities.

July 30, 2020

In 2018, eight universities signed an agreement that opened up mutual access to technology. Called the Georgia Core Facilities Partnership, the program enables university scientists to use a vast array of high-tech instruments housed in nearly 100 campus facilities across the state. Five public institutions and four private universities now participate in the partnership. See who…

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Scottrade founder Rodger Riney gives Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute $7.8M

July 30, 2020

Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute said Thursday it’s received a gift of $7.8 million from the Paula and Rodger Riney Foundation to fund multiple myeloma research. The two-year project will support fast-tracked research projects at Winship in multiple myeloma, a blood cancer caused by malignant plasma cells that accumulate in the bone marrow. Rodger Riney founded Scottrade Financial…

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At White House Roundtable, Plasma Industry Leader & CSL CEO Paul Perreault Urges People to Donate Plasma in the Fight Against COVID-19

July 30, 2020

At today’s White House Roundtable, plasma industry leader and CSL CEO Paul Perreault urged people who have recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating plasma toward the development of a potential hyperimmune globulin to treat people with serious complications from COVID-19. Representing the plasma industry, Perreault pointed to the unprecedented CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance industry collaboration which was co-founded by CSL Behring…

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