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Newswise Live Virtual Event for May 28, 2pm EDT
Testing, Testing, and More Testing
College of American Pathologists and Newswise Live present an expert panel discussion, Testing, Testing, and More Testing. What’s the status of current COVID-19 testing capacity, what kinds of tests are available, why tests are so crucial as we return to business, sport school and life.
  • Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP - President of the College of American Pathologists, Laboratory Director, Southeast Georgia Health System.
  • Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, FCAP - Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Chair of the CAP’s Microbiology Committee 
  • Raouf Nahkleh, MD, FCAP - Professor of Pathology Mayo College of Medicine, Consulting Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, Chair of College of American Pathologists Council on Scientific Affairs
  • Emily Volk, MD, FCAP - President-elect of the College of American Pathologists, Senior VP of Clinical Services, University Health System and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health, Long School of Medicine, San Antonio.
When: Thursday, May 28, 2020. 2PM-3PM EDT

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: How COVID Changed Healthcare: Newswise Live Expert Panel May 21, 2020

Healthcare After COVID: what's changing about the healthcare system to adapt, what areas are under strain, the mental health of healthcare workforce, closures and job losses, adoption of telehealth and how to safely restore routine healthcare service...

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 22-May-2020 at 08:25 ET

includes video

Blood Spot Screening Shows Promise for Identifying Newborns Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

A simple screening test could help identify infants at risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a report in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Prenatal exposure to alcohol can cause a wide range of lifelo...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 22-May-2020 at 10:00 ET

Combining Multiple Measures of Alcohol Use Helps Clarify Risky Drinking in People with HIV

Researchers and clinicians can better understand the health risks facing people with HIV through comprehensive measures of alcohol use, including objective biomarkers, according to a new study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Freque...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 22-May-2020 at 10:00 ET

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19....

– University of California San Diego

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Embargo expired on 25-May-2020 at 01:00 ET

includes video

Augmented reality helps teens tackle anxiety, head on

World first research that will test the ability of augmented reality to improve the delivery of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a treatment for symptoms of childhood anxiety among kids with asthma.

– University of South Australia

Total revamp needed to secure the future of Aussie tourism

A complete reset of Australia’s tourism industry is necessary to ensure its future success, according to global tourism expert, Professor Marianna Sigala at the University of South Australia.

– University of South Australia


Despite COVID-19, Memorial Day traffic one of the deadliest


– West Virginia University

BMC Research Notes

APA Stress in America Report: High Stress Related to Coronavirus is the New Normal for Many Parents

Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are high, with managing their kids’ online learning a significant source of stress for many, according to a new survey by the American Psych...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Stress in America 2020: Stress in the Time of Coronavirus, Volume One

Community psychologists: Agents of change

For decades, community psychologists have used their psychology training to identify solutions to challenging problems like neighborhood violence and undiagnosed illnesses across large populations. At the forefront of this field is Leonard Jason, a p...

– DePaul University

Responding to the response: Anthropologist conducting survey to gauge Americans' feelings on the country's response to COVID-19

Medical anthropologist Lisa Hardy knows a complex global problem like the coronavirus pandemic requires interdisciplinary solutions, so she put her experience in measuring community engagement and resilience to use collecting real-time data into what...

– Northern Arizona University



Your Ophthalmologist is Ready to See You

As all 50 states begin to reopen to some degree, the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to share how ophthalmologists are working to protect their patients and staff.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Law and Public Policy


Google search data reveals American's concerns about abortion

Residents of states with limited access to contraceptives and high rates of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to turn to the internet for information about abortion.

– University of California, Berkeley


LifeWire Announcement

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Announces Fourth Class of Bloomberg Fellows

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announces its 2020 cohort of Bloomberg Fellows, each drawn from an organization working on one of five critical health challenges facing the nation: addic...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

UA Little Rock Receives Unprecedented $25 Million Gift for Scholarships and Student Success

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received the largest single gift in the institution's 93-year history, announced during the May 21 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas. The $25 million gift from an anonymous do...

– University of Arkansas at Little Rock





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