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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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Rowan University Professor Discusses Terrorism on 12th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Since the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, Dr. Robert S. Fleming, professor of Management in the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University and a recognized authority on emergency preparedness has been interviewed by numerous television, radio, and print media outlets on a variety of topics related to our nation’s vulnerability to domestic terrorism and our enhanced preparedness for the ever-present threat of terrorism within our contemporary world.

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Florida State University Experts Ready to Comment on 9/11 Anniversary

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Study Explores Genetic Link Between PTSD and Respiratory Illness in 9/11 Responders

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A new study by Dr. Benjamin J. Luft of Stony Brook University School of Medcicine and colleagues will explore the role genetics may play in the development of PTSD and respiratory illness in 9/11 WTC responders.

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Rowan University Professor Discusses Terrorism on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Since the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, Dr. Robert S. Fleming, professor of management at Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) and a recognized authority on emergency preparedness has been interviewed by numerous television, radio, and print media outlets on a variety of topics related to our nation’s vulnerability to domestic terrorism and our enhanced preparedness for the ever-present threat of terrorism within our contemporary world.

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Vicarious Traumatization Expert Speaks on How First Responders Can Deal with It

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Study of WTC Responders: PTSD and Respiratory Illness Linked

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More than 10 years after 9/11, when thousands of rescue and recovery workers descended on the area surrounding the World Trade Center in the wake of the terrorist attacks, a research team led by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook’s World Trade Center Health Program, and Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has published results of a study examining the relationship between the two signature health problems among WTC first responders—respiratory illness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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“9/11- 10 Years Later”

The conference’s goal is to define and discuss the established advances and the opportunities for improvement in disaster preparedness and response since 9/11.

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Asthma Rates Double for WTC First Responders

The American Journal of Industrial Medicine recently published a study showing that World Trade Center (WTC) responders suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population as a result of their exposure to the toxic dust from the collapse of the WTC towers in 2001.

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WTC Workers Exposed Earlier to Dust Cloud Have Higher Risk of Atherosclerosis

In the first study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate cardiovascular risk in World Trade Center (WTC) first responders, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the responders who experienced high levels of exposure to the initial dust cloud on September 11, 2001, demonstrate high-risk features of atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries).

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Racing Against Time

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Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has a new tool available for rapidly rescuing those trapped beneath concrete.

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JOEM Marks Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

In the decade since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, occupational and environmental medicine specialists have played a central role in evaluating and responding to potentially toxic exposures and other health hazards created by the attacks, according to a special issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Emotional Impact of 9/11 Attacks Seen in Brain’s Response to Negative Visual Images

A new study examines how the 9/11 attacks impacted the psychological processes of those not directly exposed to the event.

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Protecting Bridges from Terrorist Attacks

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In the 10 years since Sept. 11, engineers like University of Texas at Austin Professor Eric Williamson are designing structures and transportation systems that are more resistant to attacks.

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Remembering 9/11: MIT Neuroscientist Discusses How We Remember Traumatic Events

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Starting just days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, MIT neuroscientist John Gabrieli and colleagues around the country undertook a large-scale survey of how people remembered the attacks.

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Expert Available to Assess the Risk of Terrorism in the United States a Decade After the Sept. 11 Attacks

The U.S. is safer from terrorism in the decade after 9/11, but localized threats from jihadists operating within the United States are higher than before the tragic events, says Dr. Bradley Thayer, a professor of political science at Baylor University. Thayer has served as a consultant to the RAND Corporation and has briefed the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, as well as other components of the Department of Defense.

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UB Faculty Experts Can Discuss 10th Anniversary of 9/11

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath.

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Talking to Children About 9/11: Expert Offers Advice on Children’s Emotional Reactions to Tragic Events

Vanderbilt child psychology expert Tedra Walden offers advice to parents on how to discuss 9/11 and other tragic events with their kids.