Washington Update

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - October 2014

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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, D.C., working on issues and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - October 2014

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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, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—October 2014

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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:

Funding Opportunities—October 2014

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Below are selected funding opportunities that might be of interest. You can search for additional federal government funding opportunities at grants.gov.

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Limited Competition for NIH-Industry Program: Discovering Pediatric New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules... Click Here To Read More

IOM Report Recommends Modernizing the GME System

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In response to requests for broad reform of the graduate medical education (GME) system, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) formed a committee in 2012 to conduct a review of GME funding, administration and disbursement. Proposed reforms to GME could impact dental education since some institutions receive GME funding for post-graduate dental... Click Here To Read More

House Approves Three Bills Tied to the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

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The House Education and Workforce Committee, members of which have initiated efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), approved three bills this summer that address separate parts of the Act. HEA is the principle federal statute on higher... Click Here To Read More

Department of Defense Revises Rules for Tuition Assistance Program

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The Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a small revision to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that educational institutions must endorse to take part in DOD’s Tuition Assistance Program. The MOU sets out the commitments between an educational institute and the DOD.... Click Here To Read More

New Financial Aid Guidance Following Supreme Court DOMA Ruling

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On July 24, the Department of Education released two Dear Colleague letters that provide financial aid guidance following the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling that struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that restricted the terms marriage and spouse to heterosexual couples. 

The ... Click Here To Read More

Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Affirmative Action Policy

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas (UT) can continue to use its race-conscious admissions policy, a decision that cheered diversity proponents but could send the long-running issue back to the Supreme Court of the... Click Here To Read More

Appeals Courts Hand Down Opposing Rulings on ACA Subsidies

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Two federal appeals courts have issued opposing rulings on the legality of subsidies for most insurance premiums purchased through the federal insurance marketplace or federally run state exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act... Click Here To Read More

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