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Sanford Burnham Prebys to develop broad-spectrum antivirals with $10 million Department of Defense grant

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is pleased to announce that Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., has received a $10.2 million, four-year grant from the Department of Defense to develop and advance broad-spectrum antivirals for respiratory diseases...

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

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Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

– Newswise

Will CARES Act stimulate economic growth or more inequity?

If history is any indication, the economic fallout and increased political demands caused by the coronavirus could pressure government leaders into building a new safety net for lower income groups, suggests new research from Washington University in...

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Journal of Sociology

U.S. social distancing stabilized, but did not reduce, spread

A statistical analysis of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., found that social distancing measures effectively slowed the spread of coronavirus on the whole, but did not reduce the number of new infections per day.

– Cornell University


Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

– Newswise

Cornell researcher advises NY State Senate on veterans outdoor act

A Cornell University senior research associate served as a consultant to members of the New York State Senate on the Outdoor Rx Act, a bill that seeks to make it easier for veterans to access New York state’s scenic and restorative outdoor spaces. ...

– Cornell University

Report tackles quality of management in federal agencies

A new report from researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs presents a plan for designing and implementing a government-wide initiative to measure the management quality of federal agencies.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Work-family balance upended by global pandemic

The striking parallels between Colonial America and Coronavirus America reveal the cyclical nature of work-family life, according to Professor Bahira Sherif Trask, who teaches courses on the history and diversity of American families at the Universi...

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– University of Delaware

APS Issues Rare Resolution to Congress

For the first time in more than 60 years, the American Philosophical Society (APS), founded by Benjamin Franklin and the nation’s oldest learned society, has issued a public resolution calling on Congress to enact a National Defense Education Act f...

– The American Philosophical Society

ASA Urges Secretary Azar to Implement a Moratorium on Health Insurer Contract Cancellations and Reinstatement of Cancelled Physician Contracts

Health insurance companies around the country are using aggressive negotiating tactics to terminate physician contracts, forcing physicians out of network with little or no notice and increasing the likelihood that patients will receive surprise medi...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

AANA Leaders Prove Now is the Time for Evidence-Based Policy in the VA, not Politics

AANA President Kate Jansky, MHS, CRNA, APRN, USA LTC (ret), and AANA CEO Randall D. Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA—both veterans—addressed a series of “misleading” and “inflammatory” assertions made by the American Society of Anesthesiologists thi...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

DHS S&T Launches Indoor Predictive Modeling Tool for Coronavirus Stability

DHS S&T today released a predictive modeling tool to estimate natural decay of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) under a range of temperatures and relative humidity.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

APHA executive director to address congressional subcommittee during May 13 briefing on COVID-19

Public health and safety must be paramount when taking action to reopen the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will tell Congress tomorrow.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

Expert available to speak about legal response to fraudulent COVID-19 cures and treatments

– Florida State University

Expert: Show compassion in redefining ‘back to work’

– Washington University in St. Louis

Chairman Powell's continued insistence that Fed does not wish to venture into the area of negative policy rates is the right message, says Notre Dame expert

– University of Notre Dame

In Mazars v. Trump, result will hinge on closed-door conference

– Cornell University

Has COVID-19 changed U.S. Supreme Court dynamics?

– University of Utah

International Policy

What the United States and Other Countries Can Expect Based on the Italian Experience

– Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: June 2020 - Volume 63 - Issue 6 - p 720-722

Enabling a Secure Mobile Ecosystem

Protecting mobile devices from cyber-attacks and accelerating the adoption of secure mobility for the federal government is a critical research focus of the Department of Homeland Security DHS S&T.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Why Restarting the Global Economy Won’t be Easy

As the world contemplates ending a massive lockdown implemented in response to COVID-19, Vinod Singhal is considering what will happen when the engines that drive industry and trade squeal back to life again.

– Georgia Institute of Technology

China Boycott: Texas A&M Economist On The Realities Of Ending Trade With China

– Texas A&M University





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