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Trips by*

Patricia Knight


Total cost of 15 trips: $16,461.27


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE FOR SENIOR HILL STAFF REGARDING RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING MEDICARE REFORM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $225.00
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Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Date: May 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $435.38
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES BEFORE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $187.00
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Destination: THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Sponsor: WellPoint Health Networks
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO ADDRESS ISSUES BEFORE THE 107TH CONGRESS SUCH AS MANAGED CARE, MEDICARE DRUG COVERAGE, ANTITRUST EXEMPTION & UNISSUES
Date: Feb 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT MERCK-MEDCO'S AUTOMATED PHARMACY TO LEARN HOW MANAGED PHARMACEUTICAL CARE PROGRAMS IMPROVE PATIENT CARE BEFORE HEALTH COSTS AND NOW THEY PLAY A ROLE IN ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT FOR THE MEDICARE POP
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,240.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY; SEATTLE WASHINGTON; REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFICIAL PRODUCT LAUNCH OF MICROSOFT OFFICE XP IN NEW YORK CITY; GAIN FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ON THE INNOVATIONS TAKING PLACE AT MICROSOFT; AND PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MICROSOFT EXECUTIVES
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Destination: BELGIUM
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL FOODS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ADDRESS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ATTEND THE NATIONAL NUTRITION FOODS ASSN. ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Jun 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $983.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: TO PROVIDE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF WITH A MULTI-SECTOR VIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,499.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $389.00
source

Destination: KEY WEST AND MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: American College Of Gastroenterology Inc
Purpose: THE PURPOSE IS TO EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER AND SCREENING TESTS CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE MEDICARE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,518.09
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: PHARMAVITE INC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AARP ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Oct 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,025.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING STAFF TRIP ON THE BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,869.09
source

Destination: WHITE SULFER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFFS RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Patricia Knight.


American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

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