A recent Rutgers study identified factors that may put people who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) at increased risk for cancers of the head and neck, such as oral cavity, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal cancers.
Fifteen years ago, New York City was changed forever when terrorists struck down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks and more than 6,000 people were injured.
The tragedy of that day brought all of New York City together: the first responders, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, area businesses, co-workers, neighbors and strangers.
NewYork-Presbyterian staff was called into action to help victims in the immediate aftermath of the attack, with four NYP EMS professionals sacrificing their lives that day to save others.Several NewYork-Presbyterian staff members came together to share their stories throughout the week.
As you are reporting on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, psychologists are available to discuss the attacks’ long-term effects on survivors; trauma and grief; resilience; and terrorism response.
Since the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, Dr. Robert S. Fleming, professor of Management in the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University and a recognized authority on emergency preparedness has been interviewed by numerous television, radio, and print media outlets on a variety of topics related to our nation’s vulnerability to domestic terrorism and our enhanced preparedness for the ever-present threat of terrorism within our contemporary world.
A new study by Dr. Benjamin J. Luft of Stony Brook University School of Medcicine and colleagues will explore the role genetics may play in the development of PTSD and respiratory illness in 9/11 WTC responders.
Since the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, Dr. Robert S. Fleming, professor of management at Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) and a recognized authority on emergency preparedness has been interviewed by numerous television, radio, and print media outlets on a variety of topics related to our nation’s vulnerability to domestic terrorism and our enhanced preparedness for the ever-present threat of terrorism within our contemporary world.
More than 10 years after 9/11, when thousands of rescue and recovery workers descended on the area surrounding the World Trade Center in the wake of the terrorist attacks, a research team led by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook’s World Trade Center Health Program, and Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has published results of a study examining the relationship between the two signature health problems among WTC first responders—respiratory illness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The American Journal of Industrial Medicine recently published a study showing that World Trade Center (WTC) responders suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population as a result of their exposure to the toxic dust from the collapse of the WTC towers in 2001.
In the first study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate cardiovascular risk in World Trade Center (WTC) first responders, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the responders who experienced high levels of exposure to the initial dust cloud on September 11, 2001, demonstrate high-risk features of atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries).
In the decade since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, occupational and environmental medicine specialists have played a central role in evaluating and responding to potentially toxic exposures and other health hazards created by the attacks, according to a special issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
The U.S. is safer from terrorism in the decade after 9/11, but localized threats from jihadists operating within the United States are higher than before the tragic events, says Dr. Bradley Thayer, a professor of political science at Baylor University. Thayer has served as a consultant to the RAND Corporation and has briefed the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, as well as other components of the Department of Defense.
Following the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, engineers and construction workers faced the daunting task of dismantling the World Trade Center complex in order to make room for new construction. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are applying mathematical methods to describe how these decisions were made, and investigating how the decisions could inform cleanup efforts at future disasters.
The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism at the University of Chicago has launched a website devoted to reflections and strategies from policymakers and academics on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The site, http://cpost.uchicago.edu, offers original contributions on the Middle East, Islam, homeland security, and U.S. military policies
A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency aims to answer questions stemming from 9/11 and other disasters about the risks of fighting high-rise fires while evaluating new ideas that could make high-rise firefighting more effective and safer.
Dear reporters, The ten-year anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center is upon us. The American Thoracic Society has experts on hand to assist you with reporting on the health effects from exposure to the airborne pollutants released in the attacks. Please contact me, Keely Savoie, or Brian Kell should you need any additional information.
RPI Professor Jose Holguín-Veras is the leading international authority on the topic of humanitarian logistics and disaster donations. From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, and the Tohoku quake and resulting nuclear crisis of March 2011, Holguín-Veras has visited these sites shortly after the disaster to take careful inventory of the relief policies, procedures, preparations, and infrastructure in place.
Much has been made of so-called “flashbulb memory” — recollection of our surroundings and reactions during such events as 9/11, Pearl Harbor and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. At one point, researchers believed these to be photograph-like memories: detailed, vivid, accurate and unchanging. Not so, says a Baylor University professor of psychology and neuroscieince.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host a panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 8 with homeland security, law enforcement, public health, and weather officials to discuss the 10th anniversary of Sept.11 and lessons learned.
Without question we are safer today than we were ten years ago, according to Dr. Robert S. Fleming, professor of management at Rowan University and a nationally recognized authority on emergency preparedness.
Key differences in how Muslims were perceived before 9/11 in the United States and Western Europe played a key role in how much — or how little — attitudes of Muslims have changed there since 9/11, says John R. Bowen, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
After years of study, what has emerged is a disconcerting picture of major infrastructure systems that are highly dependent upon one another. Systems Engineering Expert Al Wallace sees this deep interdependency as a liability and threat to national security and the quality of life for U.S. citizens.
Increased incidence of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms (GERS) reported by a large population of 9/11 World Trade Center attack survivors, most of whom had not reported any GERD-related symptoms prior to 9/11, worsened the health-related quality life for many rescue and recovery workers, lower-Manhattan residents and local workers who were exposed to the dust cloud and other contaminants in the aftermath of 9/11, according to a study published online today online today in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
In the largest cancer study of firefighters ever conducted, research published in this week’s 9/11 Special Issue of The Lancet found that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site were at least 19 percent more likely to develop cancer in the seven years following the disaster as their non-exposed colleagues and up to 10 percent more likely to develop cancer than a similar sample from the general population.
As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist assault approaches, Anand Pandya, MD, a psychiatrist who worked with families and first responders in New York City immediately after the attack, is available to discuss the psychological effects on Ground Zero survivors, first responders and Americans in general.
Throughout the month of September Temple Gallery at Temple University will be filled with a collection of recorded moments of silence expressed in commemoration of September 11, 2001. These silences , collected from the past ten years range from President Obama’s recent visit to Ground Zero following the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, to a woman’s private moment of silence recorded alone in her Missouri bedroom for the families whose loved ones died on September 11.
History will look at the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as a period of “breathtaking American ignorance” on the part of the nation’s leaders, offset by tremendous adaptability among U.S. military personnel, says Dr. John C. McManus.