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New Gulf Coast SPF Conference Announced, Will Bring Together Experts from Axiall, ERM, Enablon and More to Highlight World-Class Operational Risk Management Programs

Event will highlight industry best practices from companies leveraging Process Safety Management to achieve Operational Risk Management excellence
Press Release

Chicago, IL / Houston, TX, May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EHS, and Risk Management software, is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) Houston Regional Conference will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT at Vallone’s, Houston, Texas.

Lilly Celebrates Nurses As Change Agents

By David Marbaugh
Blog

Today’s guest blog comes from Gini Williams, director for TB projects with the International Council of Nurses. Lilly partners with ICN through the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership.

Economist Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D., Named 2014 Recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research

Press Release

ARLINGTON, Va., and DEERFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D., has been named the 2014 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The Prize, funded by The Baxter International Foundation and managed by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), will be awarded on June 19, 2014, during the AUPHA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Kaiser Permanente Commits to Increasing Onsite Solar Power Generation

Organization cites concerns over climate change and effects on health
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, Kaiser Permanente announced Friday that it will increase its onsite solar generation capacity by as much as 50 megawatts with additional installations planned for its medical campuses and other locations.

New Research Sets the Stage for Noninvasive Monitoring of HIV-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Corneal nerve fiber assessment proposed for managing patients with HIV-induced peripheral neuropathy, according to The American Journal of Pathology
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Corneal nerve fiber assessment has great potential as a tool to diagnose and monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The results of their study are published in The American Journal of Pathology.

Although corneal nerve assessments have shown increasingly valuable as a replacement for epidermal nerve fiber evaluation in diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the evaluation of corneal alterations in tracking HIV-induced neuropathy has yet to be explored.

The Global Health Investment Fund

Multimedia with summary

JPMorgan Chase & Co on YouTube

Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., discusses the Global Health Investment Fund.

“Fighting for Breath” Takes on a Whole New Meaning

by Kip Adams, GSK Advocacy & Alliance
Blog

This has certainly not been a typical week for me.  I was acutely aware of that fact Wednesday morning when I found myself sitting in the Rayburn House Office Building – which is where members of the House of Representatives conduct business.

Research Yields New Insights Into Bacteria Associated With Oral Health In Dogs

Landmark studies discover critical differences between dog and human plaque and explain why dogs are more prone to gum disease than tooth decay
Press Release

Originally published on April 28, 2014

Partnership for Patients Initiative Improves Hospital Safety -The Minute

Multimedia with summary

Improving patient safety was the goal when the Department of Health and Human Services launched its Partnership for Patients initiative in 2011. With a one billion dollar budget from the Affordable Care Act, the program was termed a game-changer by its administrators. HHS made 26 Hospital Engagement Networks, representing 3,700 hospitals, its main vehicles to address such issues as obstetrical harm and healthcare-associated infections.

Helping Advance Math and Science in the Classroom

By David Marbaugh
Blog

Today's guest blog comes from Beth Hunter, associate communications coordinator for Lilly Health, Safety, and Environment.

What does a pharmaceutical company do with surplus office and lab supplies? These aren’t just a few paper clips. I’m talking more than 100 pallets of “stuff” weighing close to 50,000 pounds and estimated at about $100,000 in value. There’s everything from Geiger counters, to test tubes, to beakers, to binders, to notebooks, to microscopes, and more!

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