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Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts

Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and 60% of Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

– Pew Research Center

Embargo expired on 02-Aug-2019 at 10:00 ET

Middle-School Latino Children Report More Depressive Symptoms After Family Member Arrested, Study Finds

Latino children who experience the immigration-related arrest of a family member report more severe levels of depression than those who don’t have such an experience, especially if one or both parents are undocumented, according to new research pub...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Embargo expired on 01-Aug-2019 at 09:00 ET

How Little We Know: Experts Document the Lack of Research on Youth Firearm Injury

A national team of experts has published the largest-ever examination of the state of research on all aspects of youth firearm injury – whether intentional, unintentional or self-inflicted. The bottom-line conclusion: Far more research, and better ...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Journal of Behavioral Medicine, August 2019; HD087149

Blight-busting demolitions reduced gun injuries, deaths in Detroit neighborhoods

For the past half-decade, Detroit's government and community groups have worked to tear down abandoned houses and other buildings in the city's most blight-stricken neighborhoods, in the name of public safety and quality of life.

– University of Michigan

Journal of Behavioral Medicine

The language of leaving: Brexit, war and cultural trauma

A new paper by University of South Australia Adjunct Professor Jon Stratton explores the influence of the language used by Britain’s wartime hero on the Brexit vote and the unresolved cultural fears that the English still hold when it comes to inva...

– University of South Australia

Journal for Cultural Research

Tech industry accounted for one in seven jobs in Utah in 2018, report shows

Utah’s tech industry made significant contributions to the state economy in 2018, supporting one in seven Utah jobs and one-sixth of worker earnings in the state. The economic activity generated over $2.5 billion in tax revenue to help fund schools...

– Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Utah’s Tech Economy

The momentum myth: Staggering primaries didn’t affect outcome of 2016 nominating contests

During the 2016 primary season, voters didn't shift their preferences based on who was winning, according to a massive analysis of more than 325,000 tracking poll results.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Politics

When Legislatures Can and Can’t Check Executive Powers

The largest analysis of gubernatorial executive orders to date reveals important nuances that explain how and when legislatures are able to constrain executive power.

– Vanderbilt University

Legislative Studies Quarterly

When considering presidential candidates, age is just a number

A new white paper shows there is no such thing as being too old to be president.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

American Federation for Aging Research

Features and Policy

What Is the Status of the Iran Nuclear Agreement?

CFR Backgrounder by Zachary Laub. The United States’ withdrawal from the arms control agreement has heightened tensions and left the remaining signatories scrambling to keep the deal alive.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Editorial Staff,, July 31, 2019.

Hormuz and Oil: The Global Problem of a Global Market

Blog Post from CFR's Energy Realpolitik by Amy M. Jaffe.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Amy M. Jaffe, Council on Foreign Relations, July 24, 2019.

Biophysicists Join Effort to Eliminate Sexual Harassment in STEMM

The Biophysical Society (BPS) is proud to add its name and support to the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) to measurably advance professional and ethical conduct, climate ...

– Biophysical Society

Rheumatology Leaders Applaud Updates to Evaluation and Management Codes in CMS 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for including proposed reimbursement changes to evaluation and management (E/M) codes in its CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. ...

– American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with epilepsy. As many as 37 million are not receiving treatment, though it can cost as little as US$5 a year and eliminates seizures about two-thirds of the time. These findings and many others are p...

– International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy: A public health imperative

HIV Status Has No Place in Border Patrol Policy

Statement from IDSA, HIVMA, SHEA, and PIDS. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s policy and practice of allowing immigrant families to be separated because a parent is living with HIV runs counter to more than three decades of science and to existi...

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

Announcements and Events

2019 Regional Ocean Partnership Act Introduced

Mississippi Senator Wicker introduced the Regional Ocean Partnership Act, July 18, 2019. The Act, if passed, will authorize Regional Ocean Partnerships (ROPs) to address cross-jurisdictional ocean and coastal issues. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alli...

– Gulf of Mexico Alliance


Rutgers Economist Available to Discuss China-US Trade Relations

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Buttigieg SCOTUS strategy based on WashU ideas

– Washington University in St. Louis

Health care policy expert available to talk about new HHS plan to import prescription drugs from other countries

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Eagleton Institute of Politics Experts Available To Discuss the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

@floridastate expert @davishouck available to comment on latest incident at Emmett Till historical marker

– Florida State University

Rutgers Scholar Available to Discuss FTC-Facebook Settlement

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Scholar Available to Discuss Federal Death Penalty

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Expert Zaire Dinzey-Flores Available to Discuss Resignation of Puerto Rico’s Governor

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick





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