|Sep 30, 2013||
Leor Weinberger, a 2008 Pew scholar and associate investigator at the University of California, San Francisco’s Gladstone Institutes, has been selected to receive the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. The $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health is awarded annually to individual scientists who demonstrate exceptional creativity, allowing them to realize highly innovative research proposals. Dr. Weinberger's project is entitled "Evolvable Resistance-Proof Therapies."
|Jul 9, 2013||
Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, speaks with Education Week about new rules to restrict calories in snack foods and beverages sold in schools.
Source: Education Week
|May 6, 2013||
Jessica Donze Black, director of the Pew Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project, speaks with Education Week about a bipartisan bill that would provide money for school kitchen upgrades.
|Feb 25, 2013||
Sidarta Ribeiro, a 2001 Pew Latin American Fellow, with the Brazilian Society for Neuroscience and Behavior (SBNeC), wins a Collaborative Activity Award: Understanding Human Cognition from the James S. McDonnell Foundation.
|Feb 25, 2013||
Dr. Michael "Micha" Rape, a 2007 Pew Scholar, has been named winner of The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science for his work on ubiquitination, a process which "tags" damaged or bad proteins for destruction, as it relates to many diseases, including cancer or neurodegeneration.
|Feb 4, 2013||
"After 15 months of delay, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finally released the long-awaited Sunshine Act rule, which establishes procedures for gathering and publishing data containing financial ties between physicians, teaching hospitals and drug and device makers, as well as group purchasing organizations."
|Nov 28, 2012||
''Drug and medical-device makers are bracing for a new U.S. rule that will require them to report physician-payment information to the government--a rule some companies and doctors fear will be overly broad and could mislead the public.''
Source: Wall Street Journal
|Nov 21, 2012||
In 2007, an agency panel found that the FDA’s "scientific workforce does not have sufficient capacity and capability" and the agency is "not positioned to meet current or emerging regulatory responsibilities." The Pew Charitable Trusts wanted to know if that’s still the case, and asked the Partnership for Public Service to find out. "FDA has made progress," says the Partnership’s report, but the agency "continues to have significant workforce and management challenges in the scientific and medical arenas that need to be addressed."
Source: The Washington Post
|Oct 2, 2012||
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is having difficulty implementing expansive new rules to improve food safety, nearly two years after President Barack Obama signed the standards into law, because of a lack of funding. FDA chief Margaret Hamburg said the implementation process has been slow because Congress has not provided sufficient funds to meet the law's ambitious demands."
|May 15, 2012||
"Direct mail offers are flowing for business credit cards, many with attractive promotional interest rates and balance transfer deals...while there are many reasons to open an account, there can be substantial risks involved."
Source: Credit Card Guide
|Feb 13, 2012||
"The Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act takes effect in the 2013-14 school year and will require school lunches to be healthier for students."
Source: ABC News
|Feb 13, 2012||
"Banks are struggling to make money in the credit card business these days, and consumers are paying the price. Interest rates are going up, credit lines are being cut and a variety of new fees are being imposed on even the best cardholders."
Source: The New York Times
|Nov 4, 2011||
"Something is wrong when keeping cash in the kitchen cookie jar seems a reasonable substitute for your bank.''
|Nov 3, 2011||
"It was early 2007, and Michael Roster and Dwane Krumme each viewed the credit card industry with growing dismay."
Source: Philly Tablet Inquirer
|Oct 21, 2011||
"'Hidden or unexpected' fees are the No. 1 reason given by the working poor for closing bank accounts, a recent study found. The study by the Safe Banking Opportunities Project, a project of the Pew Health Group, surveyed 2,000 predominantly low-income, Hispanic households in the Los Angeles area in a two-phase study. Study participants were screened and recruited through a door-to-door, interviewer-administered survey."
Source: New York Times Bucks Blog