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Newswise: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Brings Science, Technology Solutions to Homeland Security
Released: 10-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Brings Science, Technology Solutions to Homeland Security
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Post-9/11, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory plays a critical role in nearly every layer of the country’s national security.

Released: 2-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Innovations in farming and manufacturing focus of $1.1 million in NSF grants to IU
Indiana University

Two grants to professors in the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering will support research on the revitalization of traditional industries in Indiana and Taiwan

Newswise: New study identifies risk factors for head and neck cancer among 9/11 responders
Released: 23-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
New study identifies risk factors for head and neck cancer among 9/11 responders
Rutgers School of Public Health

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.

Newswise: Government housing voucher program effectively reduces homeless veteran population, study shows
Released: 10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Government housing voucher program effectively reduces homeless veteran population, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Research led by Notre Dame's William Evans confirms that for every HUD-VASH voucher distributed, one fewer veteran is living on the streets.

Newswise: NewYork-Presbyterian Reflects on the 15 Year Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks
Released: 9-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
NewYork-Presbyterian Reflects on the 15 Year Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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.

Released: 8-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Nurse Anesthesia Congress Discusses Access to Anesthesia and Remembers Sept. 11 Attack on America
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

This is the annual congress of the AANA, which is the largest meeting for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Research, clinical advancements, and awards are highlighted throughout the meeting.

Released: 7-Sep-2016 1:35 PM EDT
Fifteen Years After 9/11, Psychologists Can Talk About Terrorism, Long-Term Trauma
American Psychological Association (APA)

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.

Released: 10-Sep-2013 11:55 AM EDT
Rowan University Professor Discusses Terrorism on 12th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks
Rowan University

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.

Newswise: Study Explores Genetic Link Between PTSD and Respiratory Illness in 9/11 Responders
Released: 24-Sep-2012 12:05 PM EDT
Study Explores Genetic Link Between PTSD and Respiratory Illness in 9/11 Responders
Stony Brook Medicine

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.

Released: 10-Sep-2012 2:00 PM EDT
Rowan University Professor Discusses Terrorism on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks
Rowan University

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.

Newswise: Study of WTC Responders: PTSD and Respiratory Illness Linked
Released: 22-Dec-2011 10:30 AM EST
Study of WTC Responders: PTSD and Respiratory Illness Linked
Stony Brook Medicine

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).

Released: 6-Dec-2011 3:00 PM EST
“9/11- 10 Years Later”
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The conference’s goal is to define and discuss the established advances and the opportunities for improvement in disaster preparedness and response since 9/11.

Released: 2-Dec-2011 1:00 PM EST
Asthma Rates Double for WTC First Responders
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (North Shore-LIJ Health System)

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.

Released: 16-Nov-2011 11:00 AM EST
WTC Workers Exposed Earlier to Dust Cloud Have Higher Risk of Atherosclerosis
Mount Sinai Health System

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).

Newswise: Racing Against Time
Released: 22-Sep-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Racing Against Time
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has a new tool available for rapidly rescuing those trapped beneath concrete.

Released: 12-Sep-2011 10:30 AM EDT
JOEM Marks Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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).

Released: 9-Sep-2011 1:45 PM EDT
Emotional Impact of 9/11 Attacks Seen in Brain’s Response to Negative Visual Images
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study examines how the 9/11 attacks impacted the psychological processes of those not directly exposed to the event.

Newswise: Protecting Bridges from Terrorist Attacks
Released: 9-Sep-2011 12:50 PM EDT
Protecting Bridges from Terrorist Attacks
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

In the 10 years since Sept. 11, engineers like University of Texas at Austin Professor Eric Williamson are designing structures and transportation systems that are more resistant to attacks.

Newswise: Remembering 9/11: MIT Neuroscientist Discusses How We Remember Traumatic Events
Released: 9-Sep-2011 11:40 AM EDT
Remembering 9/11: MIT Neuroscientist Discusses How We Remember Traumatic Events
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Starting just days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, MIT neuroscientist John Gabrieli and colleagues around the country undertook a large-scale survey of how people remembered the attacks.

Released: 8-Sep-2011 4:35 PM EDT
Expert Available to Assess the Risk of Terrorism in the United States a Decade After the Sept. 11 Attacks
Baylor University

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.

Released: 8-Sep-2011 3:30 PM EDT
UB Faculty Experts Can Discuss 10th Anniversary of 9/11
University at Buffalo

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath.

Released: 8-Sep-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Talking to Children About 9/11: Expert Offers Advice on Children’s Emotional Reactions to Tragic Events
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt child psychology expert Tedra Walden offers advice to parents on how to discuss 9/11 and other tragic events with their kids.

Released: 8-Sep-2011 11:15 AM EDT
Engineering Improvisation After 9/11: Insights From the Cleanup at Ground Zero
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Released: 7-Sep-2011 5:05 PM EDT
Website Provides Comprehensive Look at the Impact of 9/11
University of Chicago

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

Released: 7-Sep-2011 3:00 PM EDT
Study Tackles Challenge of Fighting Fires in High-Rises
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

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.

Released: 7-Sep-2011 11:20 AM EDT
Need an Expert on Respiratory Health for 9/11?
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

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.

Released: 7-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT
From 9/11 to Fukushima: The Science of Donated Stuff
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Released: 7-Sep-2011 10:40 AM EDT
Personal Memories of 9/11: We May Be Confident, But Not Necessarily Accurate
Baylor University

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.

Released: 7-Sep-2011 8:30 AM EDT
NSU to Hosts Panel Discussion on Lessons Learned from Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks
Nova Southeastern University

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.

Released: 6-Sep-2011 5:35 PM EDT
Rowan Professor, Emergency Preparedness Expert Reflects on Terrorism on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Rowan University

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.

Newswise: 9/11 Impact Less in Europe, Says WUSTL Anthropologist
Released: 6-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT
9/11 Impact Less in Europe, Says WUSTL Anthropologist
Washington University in St. Louis

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.

Released: 6-Sep-2011 10:00 AM EDT
Ten Years After 9/11, Infrastructure Interdependence Still a Challenge in United States
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Released: 6-Sep-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Increased Incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms Among 9/11 World Trade Center Survivors Worsened Their Health-Related Quality of Life
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

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.

6-Sep-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Structural Engineering Expert Explains How 9/11 Terrorists Came Up Short
Michigan Technological University

As deadly as the attacks on the World Trade Center were, thousands more could have perished if the towers had fallen immediately.

Newswise:Video Embedded world-trade-center-exposed-nyc-firefighters-face-increased-cancer-risk
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Released: 1-Sep-2011 6:30 PM EDT
World Trade Center-Exposed NYC Firefighters Face Increased Cancer Risk
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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.

Released: 1-Sep-2011 5:00 PM EDT
10th Anniversary of 9/11 -- UC San Diego Experts
University of California San Diego

For journalists covering the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a round-up of University of California, San Diego experts.

Released: 1-Sep-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Scientific Experts for 9/11 Biosecurity, Microbial Forensics and Anthrax Stories
University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences

Three experts at IGS were part of the 2001 Amerithrax investigation and can discuss biosecurity with anthrax and other bacterial pathogens.

Released: 31-Aug-2011 3:25 PM EDT
Post-Traumatic Stress Expert Who Treated 9/11 Survivors, Responders Available to Explain Psychiatric Aftermath
Cedars-Sinai

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.

Newswise: How Safe Are We? Preparing for the Next Terrorist Attack
Released: 30-Aug-2011 4:55 PM EDT
How Safe Are We? Preparing for the Next Terrorist Attack
Saint Louis University Medical Center

A decade after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Saint Louis University bioterrorism export warms that we've become too complacent.

Released: 30-Aug-2011 4:30 PM EDT
A Decade of Silences
Temple University

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.

Released: 30-Aug-2011 3:30 PM EDT
Decade Since 9/11 was a 'Troubled Time,' Says Military Historian
Missouri University of Science and Technology

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.


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