Tag: "commitment" at medical news

Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone

...surely will support the realization of our ongoing commitment to providing new and innovative options to physicians and their patients," said Yasuchika Hasegawa, president and chief operating officer at Takeda. In addition to the NDA indication, Sucampo has completed a Phase II trial that studied lubiprostone ...

AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists

... presented this year. "The AACR maintains a strong commitment to enhancing the educational and training opportunities available to the next generation of cancer researchers," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), AACR's chief executive officer. "Our primary mission is to promote the exchange of knowledge and ...

Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

...URMC. Building on an already strong institutional commitment to community health, in 1996, the Pediatric Links ... forward in their careers with an appreciation and commitment to pursuing community-based solutions to children's health problems." Ultimately, says Kaczorowski,...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

...he use of the education program through the use of commitment statements, agreements signed by parents that show...yndrome cases. The parents were then asked to sign commitment statements, which also gathered demographic and other information about the responders. The region...

Rush designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society of America

..."With each new generation of affected persons, our commitment to this worthy patient family grows. Huntington's ...eatments. This grant will allow us to increase our commitment to this deserving community." The HDSA Center of Excellence at Rush will offer neurologic, psychiatr...

Health inequalities continue to widen, despite government rhetoric

...ve continued to increase, despite the government's commitment to tackle the problem, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. Inequalities in health widened in the 1980s and 1990s, and the current government has repeatedly expressed its intention to reduce these inequalities. In February 2001 it announced national...

Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study

...ved with strong leadership, critical thinking, and commitment to excellence. For patients, it's important to know which hospitals meet this standard, as they are nearly 50% less likely to have an incident at hospitals in the top 10%, according to the HealthGrades study." The study, which applies 13 patient safe...

WHO's HIV initiative at risk of failing

Lack of financial resources, staff, and commitment from key countries, may hamper WHO's goal to provide life-long antiretroviral therapy to 3 million people with HIV/AIDS in developing countries by the end of 2005 (3 by 5), states an editorial in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Though progress has...

Is the vaccine industry ailing?

... caused pharmaceutical companies to withdraw their commitment to vaccines, according to pediatrician and vaccine expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., chief of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a commentary article in the May/June issue of Health Affairs, Dr. Offit analyzes why pharmaceut...

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error

...uch as the complexity of the medical industry, the commitment to professional autonomy in medicine, fear of malpractice for admitting error, a lack of leadership at the hospital and health plan level and a paucity of definable measures to demonstrate that improvement is being achieved. Some of the notable highl...

World Bank and IMF preventing transfer of foreign aid to HIV/AIDS programmes

...nd the IMF owe the developing world an unequivocal commitment that they will be part of a solution to the health funding problem, instead of perpetuating it."...

New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa

...eir leaders have shown tremendous resolve in their commitment to controlling and preventing malaria," said Richard Feachem, Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. "We are confident that this new partnership with PATH will accelerate the country's efforts to save the live...

Injury rates decrease at Toronto school playgrounds due to safer equipment: Study

...rounds in 1998. "This study emphasizes the TDSB's commitment to safe, clean and healthy environments for students, staff and the community," says Sheila Penny, executive superintendent, Facility Services, TDSB. "It is important for us to see the tangible, positive results our facility upgrades have had on safe...

Harvard Medical School and Project A.L.S. join forces to target ALS research

.... "Our alliance with Project A.L.S. reinforces our commitment to open collaboration and will help us reach our shared goals," he said....

ARVO Foundation and Alcon announce significant gift

...d the present gift is yet another example of their commitment and forward-thinking in support of eye and vision ... between basic scientists and clinicians. Alcon's commitment of $500,000 will be directed toward innovative initiatives supporting clinician-scientists, an integ...

ESC emphasizes underestimated effects of tobacco use

...ates in following suit and demonstrating a similar commitment to the heart health of their populations. The ESC will continue its dialogue with the European Union and the European Commission and will pave the way towards improved CVD prevention across Europe....

Tercica presents pharmacokinetic and safety data from several studies at Endocrine Society Meeting

...nicity and antibody studies as part of our ongoing commitment toensure the safety of rhIGF-1 replacement therapy." About IGF-1 and Primary IGFD Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) is the principal hormone necessary forstatural growth. IGF-1 is released in response to stimulation by growthhormone. Primary IGF...

UK College of Public Health earns national accreditation

... of statewide effort is relatively unique and UK's commitment to reaching this goal only made it that much easier." This decision comes after intensive planning and development. CEPH's accreditation procedures required that the UK College of Public Health undertake a self-evaluation, submit a self-study docum...

Going to extremes to improve human health

...arch programs, Halliwill and Minson share a strong commitment to training future researchers in environmental physiology. Currently, about 40 graduate students are enrolled in the Department of Human Physiology, which also has roughly 400 undergraduate majors. (The department, previously known as Exercise and M...

Jimmy Buffett hosts event to benefit NYU Child Study Center

... very grateful to Jimmy and Jane Buffett for their commitment to ParentCorps and to Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff for their long standing support of the NYU Child Study Center." It costs taxpayers at least $100,000 annually to keep a juvenile offender in jail. ParentCorps' annual cost is $1,000 per child a...

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