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Learning about nanotechnology here in South Africa has meant learning a lot of new acronyms. I was surprised the other day when a scientist mentioned two familiar acronyms that, at first, seemed somewhat out of context in a discussion about nano in South Africa. But it turns out that FIFA and NIH are extremely important abbreviations when it comes to what influences this scientist's research, and how South African research funds can leave the country.
Some of my favorite reading, especially in the context of the health care reform debate, is authored by Margaret J. Wheatley.... I had the opportunity to think of Wheatley’s work a few weeks ago during a conversation with a 26-year-old doctoral student about potential impacts of health care reform on young adults, especially graduate students and those working part-time to support their education.
I marvel at the lack of understanding of the timetable for and potential impacts of federal health care reform efforts by educated, interested and engaged people crossing my path. With 25 plus years of health care administration and policy experience, I have learned (often the hard way) that all health care is state and local.
As aggravating (and common) as it is when scientists use illogical or unscientific arguments to promote science, it’s perhaps even more irritating when they employ bad or deceptive scientific arguments.
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