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Idaho State Tax Institute conference set Nov. 5-6 in Pocatello

Posted in Events by taylandy on the November 2nd, 2009

The 51st conference of the Idaho State Tax Institute will be held Nov. 5-6 in the Amethyst room of the Holiday Inn at 1399 Bench Rd. in Pocatello. The event is sponsored by the Idaho State University College of Business, the Idaho State Bar Section of Taxation, Probate and Trust Law and the Idaho State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

More than 80 accountants and attorneys from throughout Idaho are expected to attend. Program sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Thursday afternoon sessions include "Nuances of Form 1041" by Mike Blackburn of Blackburn & Stoll LLC; "The Potential Demise of the Idaho Business LLC" with Winston Beard of Beard St. Clair, P.A., and a session on ethics conducted by Blackburn. (more…)

Idaho State University to help Mount Sinai School of Medicine assess health impacts of asbestos contamination in Libby, Mont.

Posted in Featured, Research by taylandy on the November 2nd, 2009

Residents and workers in Libby, Mont., where thousands have been exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore for over nine decades, will benefit from three key scientific investigations, which include a research project by the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences, launched this month by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City,

Mount Sinai researchers will collaborate on the research effort, to be known as the Libby Epidemiology Research Program, with Libby's Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD), investigators from the University of Montana and Idaho State University, and a national scientific advisory group.  The research will be supported by a grant of over $4.8 million from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

One program, led by Jean Pfau, Idaho State University assistant professor of immunotoxicology, will compare production of blood serum antibodies among Libby residents who were exposed to asbestos only in their environment (and not at their place of employment) with antibodies seen in workers with historically long-term, heavy exposure to common commercial forms of asbestos. (more…)

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