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Agency and Association Update August - September 2010

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ADA (American Dental Association)
Air Force builds new dental clinic
Leaders discuss dental lab issues
New standards for dental products now available
FedEx offers ADA members discounts
Study reviews BPA; assesses exposure from dental materials
ADA offers recommendations on global mercury treaty
VA appoints Dr. Arola to top dental care position
New Professional Product Review online
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
AGD annual meeting & exhibits
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)

APIC receives contract to lead HAI prevention programs in Pennsylvania

Study finds respiratory symptoms more reliable indicator of H1N1, not fever alone
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Get your flu vaccine: Stay healthy this flu season!
New data show gains in public health preparedness
CDC survey finds childhood immunization rates remain high
Teen vaccination rates increasing across the US
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
FDA issues assessments of the 510(k) Program and use of science in decision-making
FDA approves vaccines for the 2010-2011 influenza season
New early detection system helps FDA identify more than 100 food safety problems in first 7 months
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
BARDA funds medical countermeasure innovation
BARDA awards $51 million contract for next generation anthrax vaccine
HHS awards $130 million to boost health professions workforce
New funds support rural hospitals' switch to electronic health records
HHS launches first of its kind consumer focused website in Spanish
Program cuts red tape for volunteer health professionals
New insurance finder web tool simplifies the process of searching for health coverage
WHO declares end to 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
Accelerating electronic health records adoption and meaningful use
HHS awards $159.1 million to support health care workforce training
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Social Security criteria for HIV-related disability beneifts are outdated; IOM report recommends new criteria to make claim reviews more accurate and fair
NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
NIH statement on National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
NIAID townhall meeting to examine restructuring of HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks
NIH statement on national HIV/AIDS and aging awareness day, September 18, 2010
New TB diagnostic proves effective, expedient, study finds
Treatment for S. aureus skin infection works in mouse model
NIH launches effort to define markers of human immune responses to infection and vaccination
Human clinical trial of NIH-developed dengue vaccine begins
NIH-funded study finds early HAART during TB treatment boosts survival rate in people co-infected with HIV and TB
NIAID media availability: NIH scientist Anthony S. Fauci to address early HIV infection and a novel target for HIV vaccine development
NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
E-Newsletter: September 1, 2010
NIH (National Institutes of Health)
NIH's national children's study begins recruiting at 30 locations
Lawrence A. Tabak named principal deputy director NIH
Human clinical trial of NIH-developed dengue vaccine begins
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)


  • Volume 8, Number 5 (September 2010)
  • Volume 8, Number 4 (August 2010)
  • Volume 8, Number 3 (July 2010)
  • Federal Register Notice: NIOSH List of antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs; Notice of final document
    NIOSH topic page: Exposome and exposomics
    Statement for Labor Day 2010 by NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D.
    OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
    US Labor Department's OSHA cites Danbury, Conn., hospital for inadequate workplace violence safeguards
    WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)





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