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Released: 28-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Why Schools Close Black Boys Out of Gifted and Talented Programs
American Counseling Association

Flaws in testing and racial bias among teachers and school counselors are some of the reasons many Black boys are denied advanced learning programs and misdirected into special education, according to a new report.

Newswise: Still separate and unequal: How subsidized housing exacerbates inequality
Released: 28-Aug-2023 12:30 PM EDT
Still separate and unequal: How subsidized housing exacerbates inequality
Washington University in St. Louis

New sociology research from Elizabeth Korver-Glenn at Washington University in St. Louis finds Black and Latino subsidized renters live in homes with more unsafe conditions while simultaneously paying more, both total cost and relative to their income.

Released: 28-Aug-2023 10:55 AM EDT
11 projects funded through Grand Challenges competition
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

High-impact research projects that will use quantum approaches to address climate resilience and sustainable energy; scale up educational programs for at-risk children in Nebraska and support the early childhood workforce; and make food plastics safer for consumers have been funded through the second Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition.

   
Released: 25-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT
60th anniversary of March on Washington: Political expert provides perspective
Virginia Tech

The March on Washington brought a quarter of a million people to our nation’s capital six decades ago to protest rampant discrimination and peacefully demand equal rights for Black citizens.  

Released: 24-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT
UCLA researchers say embedding study recruitment in pre-appointment check-in may significantly boost participation
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

This method produced enrollment rates many times higher than is typically seen for patient portal based recruitment – and unexpectedly increased racial and ethnic participation as well. So it could be a promising new tool to improve research recruitment and diversity in biomedical research.

Newswise: Remoteness didn’t protect Amazonian Tsimané from COVID-19
Released: 24-Aug-2023 2:30 PM EDT
Remoteness didn’t protect Amazonian Tsimané from COVID-19
University of Utah

Voluntary collective isolation alone was ineffective to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 into small-scale, remote Indigenous communities of the Tsimané in the Bolivian Amazon.

Released: 24-Aug-2023 1:25 PM EDT
SLU Study: Adolescents of Color With A Disability Experience More Racial Discrimination
Saint Louis University

Adolescents of color with a disability or special health care need (SHCN) were almost twice as likely to experience racial discrimination compared to peers of color without SHCNs, according to Saint Louis University research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Released: 22-Aug-2023 1:40 PM EDT
Impacts of the removal of race-correction in lung pulmonary function tests on lung surgery
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The elimination has important implications for African American patients requiring surgical resection for lung cancer and for surgeons providing care

Released: 21-Aug-2023 1:50 PM EDT
New Endowed Chair at American University to Advance Strategies for International Peace and Conflict Resolution
American University

American University announced today the establishment of the Abdul Aziz Said Chair in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service. SIS Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer will serve as the inaugural chairholder.

Released: 21-Aug-2023 3:05 AM EDT
Scenarios for proactive measures and inclusive policies on migration in Europe
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Migration is a complex and unpredictable phenomenon, often triggered by political crises, economic downturns, and natural or human-made disasters. A new policy brief and a White Paper authored by IIASA researchers and UK colleagues provides valuable insights and recommendations to support policymaking and increase understanding around the realistic implications of high-migration events.

Released: 18-Aug-2023 2:20 PM EDT
DOE Announces $70 Million in Research Training Opportunities for Students and Faculty from Historically Underrepresented Institutions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $70 million in funding to support research by historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to diversify leadership in the physical sciences.

Newswise: Ánimo Counseling Program Nationally Recognized for Supporting Latinx Communities
Released: 17-Aug-2023 5:30 PM EDT
Ánimo Counseling Program Nationally Recognized for Supporting Latinx Communities
California State University, Fullerton

For its dedication to increasing mental health support for the Latinx community, Cal State Fullerton’s Ánimo Latinx Counseling Emphasis was recognized as one of 19 Examples of Excelencia Finalists in the nation for 2023.

Newswise: Michigan Ross Professor Chris Rider Examines Racial Disparity in NFL Promotion Practices
Released: 17-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Michigan Ross Professor Chris Rider Examines Racial Disparity in NFL Promotion Practices
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

New research from Chris Rider and three co-authors, explores racial disparity in National Football League promotion practices.

Newswise: The scale of emissions inequality in U.S. society
10-Aug-2023 1:35 PM EDT
The scale of emissions inequality in U.S. society
PLOS

Researchers have linked US household income data to greenhouse gas emissions generated in creating that income, and found that 40% of total emissions are associated with income for the highest 10% of households.

11-Aug-2023 8:25 AM EDT
Race-based variations in gut bacteria emerge by 3 months of age
Washington University in St. Louis

Variations in the gut microbiome are linked to the incidence and mortality of diseases. A new study highlights a critical development window during which these differences emerge. The findings are based on analysis of data from 2,756 gut microbiome samples from 729 U.S. children between birth and 12 years of age.

   
Released: 17-Aug-2023 12:55 PM EDT
ABRF Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Race in College Admissions
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)

ABRF (the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision not only because of its impact on black, brown, and indigenous students who seek opportunities at elite universities, but also because of the ripple effect this decision will have in the way diversity, equity and accessibility are understood in a country that still grapples with a history and a present challenge of racial injustice.

   
Released: 16-Aug-2023 1:55 PM EDT
MSU Experts: Tips for college students with disabilities transitioning to workforce
Michigan State University

Working while studying has many benefits for college students with disabilities, including improving their financial situation, acquiring new skills, beefing up their resume and expanding their personal and professional networks.

7-Aug-2023 11:45 PM EDT
ACS Fall 2023 media briefing schedule
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Recordings of media briefings will be posted by 10 a.m. Eastern Time on each day. Watch recorded media briefings at: www.acs.org/ACSFall2023briefings.

   
Released: 15-Aug-2023 5:20 PM EDT
Study highlights role of mindfulness in mental health for young Black adults
University of Houston

Over the past decade, suicide rates have increased by 30% for Black Americans. By contrast, in a similar time frame, epidemiological data reveals a decrease in suicide trends for white Americans.

   
Released: 15-Aug-2023 4:45 PM EDT
Extreme heat may hasten cognitive decline in vulnerable populations
New York University

July 2023 was the hottest month on record, with cities like Phoenix experiencing record-breaking heat waves for weeks on end.

Released: 15-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Acute stroke patients are waiting hours for care
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine reveals that nearly 75 percent of acute stroke patients wait more than two hours to be transferred to a comprehensive stroke center — a delay in advanced care and treatments that risks long-term disability.

Released: 15-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
DOE to Support 139 Outstanding Undergraduate Students Through Internships and 5 Faculty Members from Institutions Underrepresented in the Scientific Research Enterprise
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science will sponsor the participation of 139 undergraduate students and five faculty members in three STEM-focused workforce development programs at 14 DOE national laboratories and a national fusion facility during Fall 2023.

Released: 15-Aug-2023 8:05 AM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Presents ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2023
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Women are at significantly greater risk of depression following brain injury than men. People with opioid use disorder are nearly five times more likely to overdose following surgery. Black, Hispanic and Asian children are less likely to receive tubes commonly used to treat ear infections. These findings are among the significant research to be unveiled at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2023, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Oct. 13-17 in San Francisco.

7-Aug-2023 11:45 PM EDT
Detecting risk of metastatic prostate cancer in Black men
American Chemical Society (ACS)

To explore prostate cancer disparities, researchers looked to another disorder, diabetes. They conducted a clinical trial and report four biomarkers linked to a higher risk of metastatic prostate cancer in men of West African heritage. They will present their results at ACS Fall 2023.

Newswise: Turning the page on cultural inclusion: You can’t be what you can’t see
Released: 14-Aug-2023 8:30 PM EDT
Turning the page on cultural inclusion: You can’t be what you can’t see
University of South Australia

Whether it’s Sam Kerr kicking goals for the Matildas, or Issa Rae playing President Barbie in the new movie, it’s important for children to see diversity across all professions.

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Newswise: Pandemic Weight Gain in Kids Influenced by Family Income
Released: 14-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Pandemic Weight Gain in Kids Influenced by Family Income
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The stress, lack of exercise and poor nutrition resulting from the disruption and isolation of the pandemic shutdown led many children and adolescents to gain excess weight. But weight gain was greatest in low-income youth who already were disproportionately affected by obesity.

Released: 14-Aug-2023 10:10 AM EDT
Using broad race categories in medicine hides true health risks
Cornell University

New Cornell University research finds the failure to collect more detailed race data of hospital patients may conceal crucial health disparities and cause some groups to be systematically denied care.

Newswise: UTEP Launches New Research Partnerships with Chihuahua Universities
Released: 11-Aug-2023 12:25 PM EDT
UTEP Launches New Research Partnerships with Chihuahua Universities
University of Texas at El Paso

Created by The University of Texas at El Paso, the U.S.-Mexico Faculty Collaboration Fellowship program will support research projects with higher education institutions in the State of Chihuahua to spur studies on issues that impact the lives of people throughout the Paso del Norte region.

Newswise: Kentucky physician explores new pediatric care protocols in developing nations
Released: 11-Aug-2023 10:30 AM EDT
Kentucky physician explores new pediatric care protocols in developing nations
University of Kentucky

George Fuchs, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist at Kentucky Children's Hospital, conducted a years-long trial in Bangladesh testing a model of healthcare delivery for children with pneumonia. The results have the potential to change pediatric care in developing nations.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Back to school: MSU experts on health and safety issues for students
Michigan State University

Over 50 million K-12 students across the United States will return to classrooms this month, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Michigan State University experts provide guidance on how to ensure students are physically and mentally prepared for the new school year.

   
Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Get back to where you once belonged!" Back-to-School stories for media
Newswise

It's that time of year again. For media working on stories about the seasonal return to school, here are the latest features and experts in the Back-To-School channel on Newswise.

     
Released: 9-Aug-2023 11:25 AM EDT
Electric car revolution puts Native communities at risk
Lewis & Clark College

Study details all of the positive impacts of EVs on environmental justice pursuits. It also outlines the potential harm that could be done to Native communities without updated mining regulations and greater inclusion in land-use decision-making.

Newswise: Black Men Reap Mental Health Benefits From 'Otherfathering'
Released: 9-Aug-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Black Men Reap Mental Health Benefits From 'Otherfathering'
American Counseling Association

Black men serve a variety of parental roles in their communities — from teaching to coaching to mentoring youth. A new study reveals how this work, called otherfathering, influences the men’s mental health.

Newswise: Steve and Nancy Fox and Family Announce Historic $25 Million Gift to TTUHSC El Paso
Released: 8-Aug-2023 5:00 PM EDT
Steve and Nancy Fox and Family Announce Historic $25 Million Gift to TTUHSC El Paso
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Gift of Light, Life and Hope -- The Fox Cancer Center will consolidate outpatient services such as cancer imaging, treatment, research and clinical trials, and outreach programs under one umbrella.

Newswise: Racial Discrimination Linked to Increased Inflammation Among Black Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Study Finds
Released: 8-Aug-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Racial Discrimination Linked to Increased Inflammation Among Black Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Study Finds
Ochsner Health

The research, focused on Black women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an inflammatory autoimmune disease, sheds light on the detrimental effects of psychosocial stress on health and the role of inflammatory mechanisms.

Newswise: Investors Force Black Families Out of Home Ownership, New Research Shows
Released: 8-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Investors Force Black Families Out of Home Ownership, New Research Shows
Georgia Institute of Technology

Data from 800 neighborhoods in the Atlanta metropolitan area between 2007 and 2016 revealed that major investors bought homes in majority-minority neighborhoods far from downtowns and in lower-income areas. These homes were often undervalued because of their minority populations, but they remained desirable and offered good market value.

Released: 8-Aug-2023 3:05 AM EDT
Two top Black physicians likely knew of the Tuskegee syphilis study in progress in the 1960’s but did not object, asserts Dr. Leslie Norins, former VD lab director at CDC
OpEdist LLC

A CDC insider's recollections from 60 years ago, plus circumstantial evidence, indicate the Tuskegee syphilis study was not kept secret from some top Black physicians as it progressed.

Released: 7-Aug-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Argonne researchers receive funding to build research capacity at historically underrepresented institutions
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $37 million in funding for 52 projects to 44 institutions which include Argonne projects. The funding will help build research capacity, infrastructure and expertise at institutions historically underrepresented.

Released: 7-Aug-2023 4:05 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $37 Million to Build Research Capacity at Historically Underrepresented Institutions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $37 million in funding for 52 projects to 44 institutions to build research capacity, infrastructure, and expertise at institutions historically underrepresented in DOE’s Office of Science portfolio, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs).

Released: 7-Aug-2023 12:10 PM EDT
For Black Teens, School Belonging Can Be a Matter of Life and Death
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Academic performance has long been linked to how supported students feel at school. Now, a Rutgers study suggests this sentiment is also essential to preventing suicides.

Newswise: Stronger Together
Released: 7-Aug-2023 11:50 AM EDT
Stronger Together
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance (NMCCA) has rebranded as the New Mexico Cancer Research Alliance (NMCRA) to strengthen its focus on delivering cancer clinical trials to New Mexicans. Through the NMCRA’s unique collaboration, every New Mexican has access to cancer clinical trials. Cancer clinical trials test new treatments and new methods of delivering and improving cancer care.

Released: 4-Aug-2023 3:05 PM EDT
New study identifies disparities in testing and treating well water among low-income, BIPOC households in NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina leads the nation for most households relying on private wells as a primary source of drinking water, with one in four households on private wells.

Newswise: New Study Shows Substantial Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Survivors of Second Primary Cancers in the United States
3-Aug-2023 12:05 PM EDT
New Study Shows Substantial Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Survivors of Second Primary Cancers in the United States
American Cancer Society (ACS)

In new findings from researchers at the American Cancer Society, non-Hispanic Black individuals diagnosed with a second primary cancer experienced 21% higher cancer-related death rates and 41% higher cardiovascular-related death rates compared with their non-Hispanic White counterparts.

Newswise: Recovering Family History for Millions of African Americans
Released: 4-Aug-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Recovering Family History for Millions of African Americans
Tufts University

As a historian, Tufts Professor Kendra Field is dedicated to making African American history more accessible to the public. In her latest project in public history, Field is chief historian of 10 Million Names, a recently launched research project of American Ancestors, the oldest genealogical organization in the nation.

Newswise: Historical DNA Study Connects Living People to Enslaved and Free African Americans at Early Ironworks
31-Jul-2023 11:30 AM EDT
Historical DNA Study Connects Living People to Enslaved and Free African Americans at Early Ironworks
Harvard Medical School

A first-of-its-kind analysis of historical DNA ties tens of thousands of living people to enslaved and free African Americans who labored at an iron forge in Maryland known as Catoctin Furnace soon after the founding of the United States. The study, spurred by groups seeking to restore ancestry knowledge to African American communities, provides a new way to complement genealogical, historical, bioarchaeological, and biochemical efforts to reconstruct the life histories of people omitted from written records and identify their present-day relatives.

   


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