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The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

John Mcmanus


Total cost of 12 trips: $14,428.11


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES AND FIRST UNION
Purpose: HEALTHCARE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000
Expense: $524.80
source

Destination: BWI - LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Caremark Rx Inc
Purpose: SPEECH TO HIAA ANNUAL CONVENTION ON HR 4680
Date: Oct 29, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,269.52
source

Destination: GENENTECH, UC BERKELY, CHIRON, VAR GEN
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIO TECH INDUSTRY & ACADEMIA
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,007.00
source

Destination: MERCATUS CENTER CONFERENCE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: TOUR GAMBO, MEET WITH COLORADO MEDICAL SOCIETY & COLORADO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Sponsor: GAMBO PAID FOR AIRLINE, REP MC INNIS PAID FOR LODGING
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES CONFRONTING BUILD AND DOCTORS & LEARN ABOUT GAMBO COMPANY & DEVICE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,052.78
source

Destination: UC IRVINE HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.70
source

Destination: TOUR MERCK-MEDCO, MEET W/ EXECUTIVES
Sponsor: Merck & Co
Purpose: UNDERSTAND PBM MAIL ORDER BUSSINESS BETTER
Date: Mar 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,340.68
source

Destination: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO PLAN AND DISCUSS THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA FOR THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: VISITED HOSPITALS IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: HLC, CIGNA, MERCK, NY-PRESBYTERIAN, AND PFIZER
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE SITUATION OF HOSPITALS DUE TO THEIR FUNDING.
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,299.27
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FT. LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES AT THE ADVAMED ANNUAL MEETING. TOURED THE MIAMI CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,792.69
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: FEDERATION OF AMERICAN HOSPITALS AND THE PUERTO RICO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS THAT OPERATE IN PUERTO RICO.
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,262.67
source

Destination: MARRIOTT INNER HARBOR HOTEL, BALTIMORE
Sponsor: CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION & ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $234.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Mcmanus.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.