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Article ID: 685210

S&T Helps First Responders Mitigate Potential Jamming

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T hosted a week-long 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise (JamX 17) at Idaho National Lab (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho where nearly 100 federal, state, and local public safety and private organizations gathered to test tactics and technologies.

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14-Nov-2017 3:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 685165

Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Seismologists Available

Northwestern University

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14-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 684862

New Studies Present Models and Strategies for Creating a More Resilient Power System

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all other critical infrastructures, disruption in the electric power sector can adversely affect our national security, public health, and the environment, and have adverse socio-economic impacts on our society. Without the ability to mitigate extreme weather, we must address these threats and their effects head-on. These risks will be examined during several presentations at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

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9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 684707

Grant to Assist Robbins Renewal Project

University of Illinois at Chicago

Backed by funding from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, the University of Illinois at Chicago will join a partnership between the village of Robbins and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to support the Southwest suburb's revitalization and sustainability efforts.

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6-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684491

Rutgers Reflects: Five Years Since Sandy

Rutgers School of Public Health

It has been five years since Hurricane Sandy claimed the lives of more than a hundred people and upended the lives of millions more along the mid-Atlantic coast. After the storm, New York City called upon the Rutgers School of Public Health to train residents on ways to safely deal with the aftermath. Dr. Mitchel Rosen, director of the Center for Public Health Workforce Development, created a program that educated thousands of New York City residents on ways to safely clean out and remove mold.

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2-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684428

World’s Largest Meeting of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Kicks Off in New Orleans

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Next week, thousands of eye physicians and surgeons will attend AAO 2017, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 121st annual meeting.

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1-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684422

Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery

George Washington University

Secure, stable health center funding urgently needed to protect the public’s health, says new report

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1-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684426

New Turnout Ensemble Aims to Reduce Firefighter Cancer Risk

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

A new suite of personal protective equipment (PPE) may provide additional protection for firefighters from exposure to carcinogenic vapors and particulate matter at incident sites.

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1-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684298

New York First Responders Train for Critical Incident Response at Grand Central Terminal, Test New Tech

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

New York City emergency responders conducted a critical incident training exercise early Sunday morning at Grand Central Terminal, and tested out some new technologies provided by DHS S&T.

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31-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT
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