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HHS Finalizes Conflict of Interest Rules for NIH

The Department of Health and Human Services finalized its conflict of interest rules Tuesday, requiring investigators at the National Institutes of Health to disclose all significant financial interests related to their responsibilities. The new rules also lower the threshold at which significant financial interests require disclosure, down to $5,000 from …

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Sebelius to Testify about Bioterror Threat

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee this week about the nation’s preparations for a bioterror attack, The Hill reports. Sebelius’ testimony is “part of a larger examination by the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee… into HHS’ strategy for developing treatments to tackle …

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HHS Awards $159.1 Million For Healthcare Workforce Training

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today an additional $159.1 million in grants will be made available to strengthen healthcare workforce training programs. These grants, which fall under the Affordable Care Act and Recovery Act, will strengthen and grow the nation’s primary care workforce and will target three types of programs: …

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$1 Billion Awarded to NIH for Biomedial Research

One billion dollars of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds were awarded to NIH on May 14. This funding will go toward building or improving biomedical research facilities across the country. “These Recovery Act dollars will provide state-of-the-art facilities for hundreds of researchers to conduct cutting-edge science with the latest …

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HHS Secretary Sebelius on Healthcare Quality

The new health care reform law will continue to be a topic of discussion. On April 13, 2010, the 2009 National Healthcare Disparities Report and the National Healthcare Quality Report were released by the agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Following the release of the reports, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius …

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HHS Secretary Sebelius on World Health Day

“Urbanization and Health: Urban Family Matters” was the theme of this year’s World Health Day. The goal of last Wednesday’s World Health Day was to remind citizens that those who live in cities are at the most risk for poor health. The Department of Health and Human Services has a …

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National Health Security Strategy

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released yesterday The National Health Security Strategy, which addresses the protection of public health services during a large-scale emergency. In the event of health threats or incidents with negative health consequences, such as Bioterrorism or natural disasters, the strategy will reinforce actions that strengthen and sustain …

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