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Trips by*

Elizabeth Macdonald


Total cost of 13 trips: $15,794.62


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Sponsor: Northern California Power Agency
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TOUR OF HYDROELECTRIC RESOURCES
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,952.27
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS THAT CHOOSE TO OPERATE IN PUERTO RICO
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,442.30
source

Destination: BALTIMORE CITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WELFARE PROGRAM IN MARYLAND
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $297.25
source

Destination: GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OF PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,639.50
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN IRELAND AND THE U.K. AND ITS IMPACT ON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $2,821.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: TO DISCUSS INSURANCE RISK AND FEDERAL POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO HEALTH INSURANCE
Date: Dec 13, 2002
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Caremark Rx Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFIT MANAGEMENT AND THE PHARMACY PROGRAM OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PROGRAM
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,472.35
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $318.73
source

Destination: ADVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO DISCUSS MEDICARE, FDA, AND PUBLIC POLICY BARRIER SURROUNDING NEW MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES-ALSO TO VISIT THE MIAMI CARDIAC VASCULAR INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,025.89
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: St Jude Medical
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND HOW GOVT. REGULATIONS AFFECT THE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,353.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $119.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PHARMACY SERVICES PROVIDED TO INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN LONG TERM CARE SETTINGS
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,037.23
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Macdonald.


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.