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Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees

When you hold constant national origin, religion is the most powerful source of discrimination against refugees to the United States – mattering more than gender, age, fluency in English or professional skill. Also: Though anti-Muslim bias prevails...

– University of California San Diego


Embargo expired on 10-Oct-2019 at 14:00 ET

Study: U.S. Firearm Death Rate Rose Sharply in Recent Years Across Most States & Demographic Groups

The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. The change occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm death such as homicide and suicide, and demographics. In a...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Health Affairs, October 2019, DOI:10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00258

Embargo expired on 07-Oct-2019 at 16:00 ET

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

The findings of the study by the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research underscore the need for culturally targeted interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use, manage chronic disease and screen for lung cancer.

– Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Aug-2019

Unfinished Business: Women Running in 2018 and Beyond

Gender disparities in American politics were not upended in a single cycle, but the 2018 election marked sites of progress as well as persistent hurdles for women candidates. Evaluating the 2018 election in the context of both past and present offers...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Inaugural “Doing Business” Report Ranks North American Cities by Ease of Doing Business

The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University has released the Doing Business North America report, a first-of-its kind report that provides objective measures of business regulations across 115 cities in 92 states, provinc...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Doing Business North America

Flagging False Facebook Posts as Satire Helps Reduce Belief

If you want to convince people not to trust an inaccurate political post on Facebook, labeling it as satire can help, a new study finds.

– Ohio State University

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

New Paper Explores Race, Representation in Campaign Finance

By far, most campaign donations historically have come from white voters. But new University of Washington-led research indicates that if more candidates of color ran for office, donations from individuals of color would likely increase as well.

– University of Washington

American Political Science Review

Focus on Mental Health as Cause of Mass Violence May Be Increasing Stigma

Over the last two decades, more Americans see people with mental health problems as dangerous and are willing to use legal means to force treatment, according to a new paper by IU Distinguished Professor of Sociology Bernice Pescosolido.

– Indiana University

Health Affairs

Features and Policy

The E-cigarette Backlash

CFR In Brief by Claire Felter. An outbreak of a lung illness linked to vaping is raising the pressure on countries to rein in the booming e-cigarette industry.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Claire Felter, In Breif,, October 2, 2019.

The Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Eliot Borenstein, author of "Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy After Socialism" (Cornell University Press, 2019), has traced how conspiracy theories, and their attendant sentiment and paranoia, are ingrained in Russian political and cultur...

Expert Available

– New York University

University Hospitals Applauds HHS’ Proposal to Modernize Rules and Enhance Value-Based Care

Reaction of University Hospitals in Northeast Ohio to proposal from HHS to reform the Physician Self-Referral Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

American Society of Anesthesiologists Offers Trump Administration Medical Expertise to Protect and Improve Medicare

ASA today offered it medical expertise to the Trump Administration as it works to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to physician care, implement transparency and market-based reforms, while reducing cost and regulatory burdens as provided in P...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Announcements and Events

NYU Launches Center for Social Media and Politics

New York University has established the Center for Social Media and Politics, which will examine the production, flow, and impact of social media content in the political sphere, as well as support research that uses social media data to study politi...

– New York University

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Alumni Earns Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) alumna and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood has earned the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service from the Johns Hopkins University. The award honors alumni who have brought recognition to the ...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

What Is Social Media’s Role in Stopping Fake News?

The Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Oct. 18 will bring together leading journalists, scholars, thought leaders and social media executives to investigate problems arising from a cha...

– University of Utah


ATS Expert Resources: New CDC Clinical Guide on Vaping Lung Injury

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

@atscommunity members join #CDC to craft guidance on #vaping associated lung injury. Available for comment

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

@atscommunity members join #CDC to craft guidance on #vaping associated lung injury. Available for comment.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards available to discuss new EPA standards for lead in water

– Virginia Tech

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Democratic Debates

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rush experts can comment on Neuroendocrine cancer, the rare and often aggressive cancer that took the life of Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law Rainè Riggs, 48

– Rush University Medical Center

Political Science Professor can Provide Analysis, Context on Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Workplace Rights Dispute

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Notre Dame experts available to comment on 2020 Presidential Election

– University of Notre Dame

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Rise of Religious Left in Election Season

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

@UMSociology expert Erin Cech: If the Supreme Court rules that discrimination did happen, it will effectively implement anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ workers in the US for the first time

– University of Michigan

Supreme Court to decide LGTBQ+ civil rights, ‘right to work’

– Cornell University

Many Republicans are criticizing Trump but it's naive that we can remain forever at war, says Notre Dame's Michael Desch

– University of Notre Dame

WashU Expert: Freedom of speech, the NBA and China

– Washington University in St. Louis

Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Amber Guyger’s Controversial Hug

– Rutgers University

Notre Dame's Victoria Tin-bor Hui, native of Hong Kong & expert on contentious politics, available for comment on ongoing protests

– University of Notre Dame





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