ADEA Washington Update

Congress Considers an Update to Student Privacy Law

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A House subcommittee considers major changes to the key law safeguarding student information, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), for the first time since it was signed into law in 1974. 

“Despite the advent of computers, the Internet, Wi-Fi, cloud services, et cetera, FERPA has not been significantly updated since... Click Here To Read More

House Relaunches Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus

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The House of Representatives relaunched its Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, a bipartisan group that will focus on “challenges and opportunities” involving graduate medical education (GME).  

The caucus is co-chaired by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN). Roe is a board-certified... Click Here To Read More

Senate Effort Aims to Streamline College and University Regulations

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A 144-page report, titled Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities, released by a group of 16 higher education experts addresses how to streamline federal regulations affecting the nation’s 6,000 colleges and universities to prevent... Click Here To Read More

Sens. Alexander and Murray Announce Health IT Security Initiative

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the committee, began an initiative to explore how Congress can better secure electronic health information and prevent cyber threats.   

Patients, hospitals,... Click Here To Read More

Office of National Coordinator Releases “Roadmap” for Interoperability

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A roadmap detailing the path to reach an “interoperable health IT ecosystem” by 2024 was released by the coordinator of the government’s health information technology effort. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) laid out a ... Click Here To Read More

Obama 2016 Budget Includes Funding for Precision Medicine Initiative

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President Obama’s 2016 budget proposes a $215 million initiative aimed at advancing “precision medicine,” the practice of tailoring treatment to an individual patient’s genetic makeup, environment and lifestyle. A Jan. 30 ... Click Here To Read More

One-third of Ontario Workers Lack Medical/Dental Benefits, Study Says

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Many low-income workers in Ontario, Canada do not receive employer-provided medical or dental benefits, according to a study by the Wellesley Institute, a health policy think tank in Toronto. 

The study, released on Feb. 17, revealed that as many... Click Here To Read More

Save the Date: Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, April 14, 2015—March 2015

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ADEA invites you to make your voice heard during Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Co-hosted by ADEA and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), this one-day event is open to faculty and students. Advocacy Day provides members of the dental education and research communities the opportunity to speak... Click Here To Read More

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops in 2015 — March 2015

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio (AGR) is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to all ADEA Member Institutions. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship—March 2015

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, DC, working on issues and... Click Here To Read More

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