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APLU In The News: January 2016

January 25, 2016
“Institutions have been able to fulfill their missions for a couple of hundred years with it sort of being understood by people that we’re doing great things, and it was okay to leave it at that,” said Jim Woodell, assistant vice president for innovation and technology policy at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. “We’re saying, no, we can’t take that for granted any more.”
January 20, 2016
A National Farm Foundation report says there are major barriers to the successful implementation of new animal drug use policies on antibiotics that go into effect in less than a year. Foundation president Neil Conklin tells Brownfield there is still an education gap, “There’s a lack of awareness in some parts of the livestock sector and a need for more education and better information.” He says the education gaps are throughout but mostly among smaller, independent producers. National Farm Foundation has unveiled its report at the national summit going on in Washington, DC about Antibiotic Stewardship put on by the foundation, the USDA, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016 - The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges will discuss their report, Addressing Antibiotic Resistance, on the crucial ways the universities can best help advance a national strategy for education, research and outreach to livestock and feed producers to improve animal antibiotics and their wise use.
January 12, 2016
- The $1.5 trillion spending measure that just passed in Congress is particularly good news for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which will see its budget increase by $2 billion, or 6 percent, the largest increase in over a decade. In recent years, the agency, and the research universities across the country that receive significant funding from it, have struggled with funding cuts and a failure to keep up with inflation that has hindered their work.
January 1, 2016
"Over the past year or more there has been so much momentum building for support for NIH and a recognition that the agency has really been neglected in terms of funding for a long time," says Jennifer Poulakidas, Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and co-president at United for Medical Research, an alliance advocating for increased NIH funding.