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James Green, project officer, CDC and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

An ambulance crash in Texas that killed everyone inside but the driver is the latest incident to expose safety problems in the vehicles of first responder. New emergency crash standards can hopefully reduce that risk. James Green is project officer of the Division of Safety Research at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He's a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Citizen Services category. He created ten new safety standards for ambulances and tells Francis Rose on In Depth what inspired their creation. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists. Read a Q&A and read a related article.

Tags: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , James Green , Service America

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 06:04pm EDT
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Green blazes trail to making ambulances safer for EMTs, patients

Working with a public-private team, James D. Green recommended 10 crash safety standards or practices to be used for ambulances and their equipment.

Tags: James Green , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 01:27pm EDT
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Sean Kaufman, President, Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions

Members of Congress are calling for tighter regulations of government labs handling dangerous microbes. The call comes after employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mishandled materials containing flu and anthrax samples. Sean Kaufman is a former CDC scientist, now president of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions. He recently testified to Congress about the safety violations at the CDC. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the safety lapses.

Tags: Sean Kaufman , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 07/18/2014, 11:00am EDT
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Rana Hajjeh, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Saving lives around the world has a Federal doctor in line for a Service to America Medal. Dr. Rana Hajjeh is director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She's a Sammies finalist in the National Security and International Affairs category. She tells Federal News Radio's Francis Rose on In Depth the virus she and her team promoted the vaccine for isn't well known, but the consequences are. View a photo gallery of all Sammies finalists.

Tags: Rana Hajjeh , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 01:42pm EDT
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More doctors turn to e-health systems to care for patients

Almost 50 percent of doctors today now use electronic records to help care for their patients. That's up from 40 percent in 2012 and just 11 percent in 2006, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , e-health records , electronic records

Monday - 04/21/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Charles Rothwell chosen as next NCHS director

Former director of the National Center for Health Statistics' Division of Vital Statistics was named one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service last February.

Tags: Charles Rothwell , NIH , Top Leaders in Federal Service , Michael OConnell , people

Monday - 12/23/2013, 05:58pm EST

Demand for data-driven models supplies agencies with decision making power

More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.

Tags: managament , OMB , Dustin Brown , Christopher Braden , Gary Eilerts , USAID , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , data-driven analysis , Nani Coloretti , Treasury , A New Era in Technology , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 04:40am EST
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Obama briefed on shutdown impacts

President Barack Obama is being updated by members of the White House about the impact of the government shutdown on key federal agencies and programs. Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough briefed Obama on the shutdown's impact on the government's research efforts, according to the White House.

Tags: management , government shutdown , research , NSF , NIH , U.S. Merchant Marine Academy , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/14/2013, 02:15pm EDT

CDC team's quick response saves lives, earns kudos

Dr. Johnathan Todd Weber, the chief of CDC's Prevention and Response Branch, led the team of experts who identified the source of a rare form of meningitis that threatened the lives of thousands.

Tags: J. Todd Weber , people , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:37pm EDT
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CDC's Rothwell epitomizes 'top shelf' leadership

Overseeing the Division of Vital Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., Charles Rothwell was called a man who "epitomizes everything a top shelf leader should be." He has been named one of Federal News Radio's Top Leaders in Federal Service.

Tags: Charles Rothwell , Top Leaders in Federal Service , people , leadership , management , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , NIH , Bureau of Vital Statistics , exclusive

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 02:38am EST
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