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House Science Subcommittee Holds Hearing on SBIR-STTR Innovation Programs

June 17, 2016—The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology June 16 held a hearing on reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and their role in technology transfer. In her ...

Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools Increase

Women the Majority for the First Time Washington, D.C., November 4, 2003 —After a six-year decline, the number of applicants to U.S. medical schools is on the rise, according to data released today by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Almost 35,000 individuals applied to attend medical school in the 2003-2004 school year, a 3.4 percent increase over last year’s applicant pool of 33,625. The main reason for the increase was the number of wo...

U.S. Medical School Seniors Apply to Residency Programs in Record Numbers

Match Participation of U.S. Grads at 20-Year High Washington, D.C., March 17, 2005—Students in their final year of study at medical schools across the nation will today experience a rite of passage shared by physicians-in-training for more than a half-century—Match Day. More than 14,700 U.S. medical school seniors applied for residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) this year, the highest number in almost 20 years. “...

Record Number of Residency Positions Offered, Filled in 2003 Match

Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003—At noon today, almost 24,000 applicants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) learned which residency program they will enter for training. A record high number of residency positions were offered in the 2003 Match; this was accompanied by an all time high in the number of applicants matched to residency positions. Data from each year’s residency match serves as an indicator of career interests among medical school grad...

Decline of Medical School Applicants Continues in 2002

Projections for 2003 indicate rebound Washington, D.C., October 30, 2002—While almost 34,000 people applied to U.S. medical schools in 2002-continuing a six-year decline-preliminary data for 2003 released today by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) indicate that this decline may be coming to an end. Based on the number of individuals who took the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in 2002 and initial applications to date, the numbe...

U.S. Medical Seniors Enjoy Highest Match Rate Ever for First Year Residencies

Interest in Primary Care Continues to Decline Washington, D.C., March 21, 2002—At noon today, more than 23,000 applicants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) will find out which residency program they will enter for training. Data from this year’s residency match, which serves as an indicator of career interests among medical school graduates, shows a decre...

CMS Proposes Cancellation of Episode Payment Models and Significant Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

August 17, 2017—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) August 15 released a proposed rule entitled “Medicare Program; Cancellation of Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Models; Changes to Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model (CJR)”. The rule proposes to: 1) eliminate the ...

CBO Releases Report on the Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reductions

August 17, 2017—The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) August 15 released a study on the effects of terminating payments for cost-sharing reductions (CSR). The study, requested by the House Democratic Leader and the House Democratic Whip, found that gross premiums would rise by about 20 percent in 2018 if payments for the CSRs were terminated. ...

Senate Confirms Surgeon General and Other HHS Officials

August 4, 2017—The Senate Aug. 3 confirmed Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, as U.S. Surgeon General, along with several other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) nominees. Before his nomination, Dr. Adams served as Indiana’s Health Commissioner. Previously, he worked as both a professor of anesthesiology and as a provider at Indiana University School of Medicine [see ...

Lily Eskelsen García: Dream Act of 2017 lives up to our core American values

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NEA President: educators remain alarmed by proposed education budget cuts

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NEA applauds lawsuit against Education Department, DeVos

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Utah Elementary School Teacher, Pennsylvania Physical Science Teacher and Virginia Music Teacher Re-elected to top NEA Positions

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California Educator Re-elected to NEA Executive Committee

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Oregon Educator Elected to NEA Executive Committee

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Remarks as prepared for delivery by Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year, to the 96th Representative Assembly

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NEA Honors Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton with Friend of Education Award

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Remarks as prepared for delivery by Saul Ramos, 2017 Education Support Professional of the Year, to the 96th NEA Representative Assembly

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Remarks as prepared for delivery By 2017 Education Support Professional of the Year to the 96th NEA Representative Assembly

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