Washington Update

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

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship—March 2015

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, DC. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—March 2015

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House or Senate by way of the following links:

Department of Education Releases Information on Proposed College Ratings System

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The Department of Education has released a draft framework of its controversial plan to set up a college ratings system, but higher education experts remain concerned that the program will not be ready for the 2015–16 academic... Click Here To Read More

Senators Reintroduce Student Aid Legislation

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Legislation that would reform federal student aid has been reintroduced in the new Congress by two bipartisan groups of Senators. The proposed bills could disrupt medical education financing.

The Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act was ... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Sends Comments on GME to House Subcommittee on Health

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ADEA, along with the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, sent comments on GME to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. The letter highlighted that the president’s 2015 budget... Click Here To Read More

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