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Trump’s tweets reveal hidden unity between Democrats, Republicans

Democrats and Republicans may stand on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but both parties share a hidden agreement surrounding President Donald Trump’s online behavior, found a new University at Buffalo study.

– University at Buffalo

Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Web and Social Media, Jun-2019

Small shops, heavy advertisers less likely to ID for tobacco

“Our findings suggest that certain types of stores — tobacco shops, convenience stores and those with a lot of tobacco advertising — are more likely to sell tobacco to a young person without checking his or her ID."

– Ohio State University

American Journal of Health Promotion

Northwestern Center Conducts First-Ever Poll About Presidential Leadership on Diversity and Inclusion

President Barack Obama had the highest rating among modern U.S. presidents for both his overall leadership and rhetoric on diversity and inclusion

– Northwestern University

Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD) Poll

Features and Policy

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Reminds Drivers About July 1 Cellphone Ban

Injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hope the state’s newest law banning cellphone use while driving will have an impact.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Decoding the Updated Nutrition Facts Label

It’s been three years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced updates to the Nutrition Facts label on packaged goods. In the time that’s passed, many manufacturers have started implementing the changes, while others are still ...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Four Approaches to Understanding and Moving Beyond Dysfunctional Deliberation

It may feel like we have reached an impasse in the debate over issues such as gun violence, climate change and immigration. To improve the level of discourse, an Iowa State assistant professor of English offers four strategies to work toward understa...

Expert Available

– Iowa State University

After Gun Violence: Deliberation and Memory in an Age of Political Gridlock

Political scientist offers tips, insight on what to watch for as presidential debates begin

Thomas Holbrook, who has studied presidential campaigns for nearly three decades, is a distinguished professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Physicians Strongly Support House Effort to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills

Out of the Middle, a coalition of leading health care providers, applauds today’s introduction of the bipartisan Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

AACI Endorses Call for Elimination of HPV-Related Cancers

AACI and other organizations hosted a congressional briefing today titled “Let’s End HPV-related Cancers” in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the event, AACI issued a call to action urging support for eliminating cancers caused by human pap...

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

Reauthorization of PAHPA Builds Foundation for Public Health Readiness

The reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act signed by the president Monday includes measures that are critical to ensure that our nation has the resources and expertise needed to confront, control and combat emerging public h...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commends Congress for Introducing School Food Modernization Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics joins FoodCorps and United Fresh Produce Association in commending the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives on the introduction of the School Food Modernization Act of 2019.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Physicians, Health Providers and Researchers Call on Presidential Candidates to Back Funding, Preparedness and Evidence-based Responses to Infectious Diseases, HIV

In a bipartisan-aimed petition, more than 500 members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its HIV Medicine Association and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society are calling on all presidential candidates to commit themselves to public ...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America, the HIV Medicine Association, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Defending America From Foreign Election Interference

The United States needs to safeguard the democratic process against foreign interference. It should ensure both the technical integrity of the voting system and that voters are not subjected to foreign influence operations that violate campaign laws....

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Max Bergmann and Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations Press, March 06, 2019.

TMS and MRS Announce 2019-2020 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow

Alexander Martin, postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Design Institute at New York University’s Department of Chemistry has been announced as the 2019-2020 TMS/MRS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.

– TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Announcements and Events

Defending Democracy From Cyber Warfare

The Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance will be the first research centre in Australia to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to social science by bringing together the three key areas of technology, ...

– Flinders University

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Offers Nation’s First MS Degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

Two-year program is the first of its kind in the United States to provide students with the knowledge needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research, and develop well-informed medical cannabis policy.

– University of Maryland, Baltimore


Polling Expert Available to Discuss Democratic Debates

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

WashU Expert: SCOTUS gerrymandering decision tremendous loss for democratic process

– Washington University in St. Louis

Rutgers Iranian Affairs Expert Available to Discuss U.S.-Iran Relations

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As ‘Orange is the New Black’ Ends, UNLV Professor Explores How Conditions Have Changed for Incarcerated Women

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

5 things to know about this week’s debates, according to Virginia Tech’s Bob Denton

– Virginia Tech

Democratic debates: Northwestern political scientists available to comment this week

– Northwestern University

Three Years’ Experience with Hospital Price Transparency @UofUHealth

– University of Utah Health

Will the citizenship question break the census? No, says UGA researcher

– University of Georgia

Twitter buzz to crown winners in first Dem debate

– Cornell University

Notre Dame professors can offer expertise on Iran from Trump's tweets to oil security

– University of Notre Dame

Iran does not shout 'Death To America!'

– University of Delaware





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