PCASTPresident's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
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Despite these embarrassments, the Justice Department rejected PCAST's recommendations, which include requiring forensic experts to disclose high error rates in their testimony and discontinuing use of methods that haven't been independently verified.
* President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) (2010): 'Engage to excel: producing one million additional college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics'.
Over the last 10 years or so, scientists and educators have increasingly recommended that science be taught the way it is practiced (Brewer and Smith 2011; Smith 2015) and that colleges should provide research opportunities to students within their first two years (PCAST 2012).
Both PCAST and NAS cited FDA regulations regarding conditions for sale as a potential barrier to availability and accessibility of hearing aids, and concluded that the regulation was providing little to no meaningful benefit to patients.
"Early in the administration, the President should establish a practice of regularly meeting with PCAST and charging PCAST to carry out studies and issue reports on topics that the president con siders particularly important to the nation," states a Baker Institute document that enumerates the recommendations.
PCAST (President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology).
(138) Summary of PCAST's Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance, supra note 137 (summarizing report to the President regarding antibiotic resistance transferred from animals); Gaps in FDA's Antibiotics Policy, supra note 134 (discussing ambiguous labeling of disease prevention antibiotics).
For the latter incentive, the PCAST working group suggested that the HHS, via its Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), should spend up to $800 million per year to support partnerships with industry.
In September, the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a report on "Combating Antibiotic Resistance" at the same time as the issuance of a "National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria" by the White House, along with an Executive Order directing enactment of the strategy.
Just this May, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, or PCAST, issued a report that included recommendations for the hiring of professional process engineers in healthcare, and it was the third or fourth paper in several years to do so.