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Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel for May 14, 2020, at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

Topics: The Fight Against COVID: Drug trials and ICU treatment from the clinical side, and Public Health research on the debate about whether and how to "re-open"


1. Rachel Hess, MD, MS - Chief, Division of Health System Innovation and Research - University of Utah Health

2. Nisha K. Duggal, Ph.D - Assistant Professor - Virginia Tech

3. Thomas Denny, MSc, M.Phil - Professor of Medicine and Global Health -  Duke University

4. TBA

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom

Registration for media, as well as colleagues from participating Newswise member institutions

This live event will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after it is concluded.

Science News


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Newswise Live Expert Panel for May 7, 2020: Food Security, Supply Chains, Meat Shortages

Newswise Live Expert Panel for May 7, 2020: Food Security, Supply Chains, Meat Shortages

– Newswise

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Arts and Humanities


Cornell College professor pivots quickly to teach COVID-19 course

When Cornell College made the decision to offer distance learning to protect its students and faculty from COVID-19, Biology Professor Barbara Christie-Pope began to rethink her Block 8 class.

– Cornell College

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Middle Age May Be Much More Stressful Now Than in the '90s

If life feels more stressful now than it did a few decades ago, you're not alone. Even before the novel coronavirus started sweeping the globe, a new study found that life may be more stressful now than it was in the 1990s.

– Penn State University

American Psychologist



Talent is key to school turnarounds

New research has shown that the key to implementing successful reform in low-performing schools is hiring and retaining effective principals and teachers.

– University of Delaware

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA)


Schools turn to Cornell College’s block plan during pandemic

As one of only a few colleges in the country teaching on a block plan, Iowa’s Cornell College is acting as a resource for other schools as they struggle to adapt to unpredictable scenarios during a pandemic.

– Cornell College

Law and Public Policy


Paid Sick Leave a Crucial Weapon During COVID-19 Era and Beyond, UCLA Study Finds

Note: Embargoed until 8 a.m. PDT Monday, May 11, 2020. Paid Sick Leave a Crucial Weapon During COVID-19 Era and Beyond, UCLA Study Finds. A UCLA analysis of policies in 193 countries shows that gaps in coverage for ill workers put nations’ health ...

– UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Global Public Health

Embargo expired on 11-May-2020 at 05:15 ET


Addressing Real and Perceived Risks Associated with COVID-19

There are two major drivers of perceived risks. The first one is dreadfulness. Seeing images of coffins in Italy, Spain and the U.S., overwhelmed hospital wards, people we know and famous people with severe health issues all send messages of dreadful...

Expert Available

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)


Which COVID-19 models should we use to make policy decisions?

With so many COVID-19 models being developed, how do policymakers know which ones to use? A new process to harness multiple disease models for outbreak management has been developed by an international team of researchers including the University of ...

– University of Warwick


Embargo expired on 07-May-2020 at 14:00 ET

Key failings in government's approach to COVID-19 preparations and emergency response

The UK government made key failings in their strategic preparations and emergency response to coronavirus and this, in turn, undermined the NHS's ability to cope with the crisis.

– City University London

Journal of Risk Research

LifeWire Announcement

New CUR Board Members Elected

John F. Barthell (NSF), Donna Charlevoix (UNAVCO), Niharika Nath (NYIT), Karen K. Resendes (Westminster College), and Binod Tiwari (CSU-Fullerton) have been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Foundation for Academic Nursing Announces AACN Faculty Scholars Grant Program

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the creation of a new program designed to spark innovation and excellence in academic nursing. The AACN F...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Understanding the impacts of unexpected shift to digital learning

The unexpected transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many changes for undergraduate students and their instructors. To understand the magnitude of these impacts and potentially improve digital learning, researchers i...

– Penn State College of Engineering

South Dakota State play therapy program becomes first APT-approved center in S.D.

The Institute for Play Therapy Education at South Dakota State University is the first in the state to become an Association for Play Therapy-approved center.

– South Dakota State University





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