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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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Biotech Firms Bolstered with HHS, NIH Grants

The Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health awarded major grants to nearly 3,000 biotech firms across 47 states and the District of Columbia. The grants to be used for inventive solutions or therapeutic treatment were announced during a teleconference Nov. 3. HHS Secretary Kathleen …

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Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra to Speak at mHealth Summit

Aneesh Chopra, assistant to the president and associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver a keynote speech at a conference aiming to improve health in developing areas through mobile technologies. The mHealth Summit, taking place Nov. 8–10 in Washington, D.C., is …

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NIH, NSF & OSTP Make Plans to Use STAR METRICS

Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science, or STAR METRICS, is a multiagency initiative that will monitor the outcome of federal science investments. The National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation  and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are …

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FDA & NIH Launch Safety Reporting Website

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute of Health launched a new website yesterday to benefit public health. This new web portal is called the Safety Reporting Portal and it will be used as a means of reporting safety data to the federal government. While safety data is …

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Former NIH Director May Be New Director of NCI

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Harold Varmus as director of the National Cancer Institute yesterday. Varmus is a former director of the National Institute of Health, bringing a wealth of expertise to the position. Varmus is a co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine …

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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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NIH Studies Health Consequences of Climate Change

Diseases and other health issues may be occurring due to climate change. Yesterday, April 21, 2010, the National Institute of Health released a report highlighting 11 different categories of health consequences that could occur due to climate change. A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change report is just the start …

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Federal Departments Evade Tracking Technology Policy

Some federal departments have found a loophole in a policy that prohibits government websites from tracking online visitor activity, according to NextGov. In 2000, the Office of Management and Budget issued a federal policy banning the use of cookies, which collect data on a visitor’s use of the site to …

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NIH First to Use OpenID

The National Institutes of Health is one of the first federal agencies to use OpenID. This service will allow researchers, as well as other visitors, to access privacy-protected sites by entering one password at a time. Users can easily switch between different secure sites without having to continually enter a …

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