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Trips by*

Elizabeth Fowler


Total cost of 17 trips: $30,656.18


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT THE MERCK-MEDCO PBM FACILITY ON A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,148.18
source

Destination: IRVINE, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MEDICARE AT A HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE BUSINESS SCHOOL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
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Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ON 5/31/02
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN GERENTOLOGICAL ASSN AND THE NAT'L COMMITTEE
Date: Nov 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: MILBANK MEMORIAL FUND
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER MEETING OF STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL OF CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO J & J EXECUTIVES AT ALL-DAY SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: RETREAT FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH STAFF
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: WICHITA, KS & KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: UNIV. OF KS MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH FOR DEPT. OF HEALTH POLICY & MGMT
Date: Apr 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: GHANA
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON FAMILY PLANNING AND HEALTH CLINICS IN GHANA
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,690.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Preston Gates & Ellis
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL OF HEALTHCARE EXPERTS ON THE MEDICARE BILL
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL FEB 19
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: TOPEHA, KANSAS
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
Purpose: PRESENT DETAILS OF THE MEDICARE BILL TO KANSAS LEGISLATURE AND OTHER INTERESTED GROUP
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $755.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: EXPLORE MEDICARE PAYMENT ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS IN PUERTO RICO
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,580.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT, INCLUDING MEETINGS WITH CHINESE HEALTH OFFICIALS
Date: May 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE, SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: INDIA (DELHI, KOLKUTA, CHENNAI)
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO EXPLORE ISSUES RELATED TO INDIA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRADE POLICY, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,273.00
source

Destination: HELENA, MT
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL
Purpose: PRESENTATION AT A CONFERENCE FOR NAMI MEMBERS AND STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ON THE MEDICARE DRUG BENEFIT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Fowler.


American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.