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Article ID: 568067

Nova Southeastern University Expert Available on Oil Rig Safety

Nova Southeastern University

Cecilia Rokusek, Ed.D, R.D., project manager for NSU’s Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness, which recently received a $1.6 million N.I.H. grant to help train oil industry workers and others in related industries to better prepare for and respond to oil spills and hazardous materials events.

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2-Sep-2010 2:25 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 568064

Stress Management with Chilean Miners Is Tricky

University at Buffalo

A psychologist at the University at Buffalo says research on traumatic experiences pinpoints sources of stress that the trapped Chilean miners and their rescuers will need to manage in the weeks and months ahead, and offers ways of dealing with them.

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2-Sep-2010 2:00 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 567972

UNC’s Hurricane Experts Track, Respond to and Study Major Storms

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

With Hurricane Earl on a path to brush the North Carolina coast and as the hurricane season reaches its traditional peak, experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can help members of the media who need knowledgeable commentary on topics ranging from the current storm outlook to emergency response efforts. UNC researchers often are on the frontlines of such efforts when storms strike, and the University is a major center of hurricane-related research.

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31-Aug-2010 4:00 PM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 567904

Post-Katrina St. Bernard Parish Police to be Studied

University at Buffalo

A University at Buffalo researcher will spend the next two years studying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the long-term effects of Hurricane Katrina on police officers who worked during the disaster.

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30-Aug-2010 10:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 567702

Disasters Tough on People with Disabilities, Mental Disorders

American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychologists have analyzed decades of research and found that disaster response strategies should address the needs of the population affected, specifically those with disabilities and mental disorders.

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23-Aug-2010 12:15 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 567682

Katrina Anniversary a Reminder of Lessons Not Learned

Wake Forest University

As the nation prepares to mark the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina next week, there is mounting evidence that important lessons have yet to be learned from the deadly storm, says Wake Forest University Law Professor Sidney Shapiro, one of the country’s leading experts on regulatory policy.

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20-Aug-2010 12:25 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 567481

No Evidence of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in 'Good Morning America' Samples

Texas Tech University

More science needed say researchers after testing for oil in seafood from Bastian Bay, La.

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16-Aug-2010 1:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 567131

Texas Tech Researcher to Senate: More Science Needed to Understand Oil Dispersants

Texas Tech University

The unprecedented use of dispersants on the oil spill has created a massive ecotoxicological experiment of which the full impact is yet to be determined, a Texas Tech University researcher testified Wednesday.

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4-Aug-2010 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 566432

SAMHSA Responds to Emotional Health Problems Related to Gulf Oil Spill

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing public education messages to raise awarness about how to recognize signs and symptoms of emotional health problems and where to go for help.

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16-Jul-2010 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 566516

Sources for News Coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s Fifth Anniversary

Tulane University

Hurricane Katrina and the resulting levee breaches inflicted more than $650 million in damages and losses to Tulane, closing the university for an entire semester and dispersing 13,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff throughout the country. The website http://tulane.edu/k5/index.cfm tells the story of Tulane’s Katrina experience and the sources below can give a firsthand account of Tulane and New Orleans’ remarkable recovery from the country’s worst natural disaster.

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15-Jul-2010 12:05 PM EDT
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