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Newswise: Brian D. Gonzalez, Ph.D., Named Inaugural Associate Center Director of Research Diversity and Workforce Development
Released: 11-Jul-2023 9:10 AM EDT
Brian D. Gonzalez, Ph.D., Named Inaugural Associate Center Director of Research Diversity and Workforce Development
Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt Cancer Center has named Brian D. Gonzalez, Ph.D., as the inaugural associate center director of Research Diversity and Workforce Development. In the new role, Gonzalez will lead efforts to increase diversity among Moffitt’s research faculty, staff and trainees, working in collaboration with the offices of Enterprise Equity; Community Outreach, Engagement & Equity; and Research Education & Training. He will also develop and implement the cancer center’s Plan to Enhance Diversity. This initiative is a new requirement from the National Cancer Institute to show that the workforce of an NCI-designated cancer center reflects the populations of the communities that it serves.

Newswise: Demand for Counseling Services Remained Steady During Pandemic Despite Telehealth Delivery, Study Shows
Released: 11-Jul-2023 6:05 AM EDT
Demand for Counseling Services Remained Steady During Pandemic Despite Telehealth Delivery, Study Shows
American Counseling Association

People seeking mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic were not deterred by the widespread shift to telehealth services, according to research findings published in the Journal of Counseling & Development, a journal of the American Counseling Association.

Newswise: Sylvester Researchers, Collaborators Seek Answers to Prostate, Breast Cancer Among People of African Ancestry
Released: 10-Jul-2023 10:30 PM EDT
Sylvester Researchers, Collaborators Seek Answers to Prostate, Breast Cancer Among People of African Ancestry
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Disparities: A new African Cancer Genome Registry at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami seeks to find reasons for higher prostate and breast cancer rates in people of African ancestry. Dr. Sophia George, co-principal investigator, is available for interviews, as are two breast and prostate cancer study participants.

Released: 10-Jul-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Addressing disparities in Alzheimer’s disease research
University of California, Irvine

Age-related cognitive decline and the escalating prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease are pressing social challenges as the population of those 65 and older continues to expand. Age is the primary risk factor, but research has shown that social and structural determinants of health play significant roles in the higher incidence of Alzheimer’s among marginalized communities.

Released: 10-Jul-2023 11:40 AM EDT
SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision: American University Experts Available for Comment
American University

The following experts from American University have availability and can discuss the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision for higher education and society at large.

Released: 10-Jul-2023 11:00 AM EDT
American University Anthropologist and Global Health Expert Available to Comment on Immigration, Immigrant Health
American University

As the summer migrant labor season is in full swing in the U.S., health inequities and other social disparities that affect these communities become more visible. Over 3 million people in the U.S. work temporarily or seasonally in farm fields, orchards, canneries, plant nurseries, fish/seafood/meat packing plants, and more.

   
Newswise: Pediatric Early Warning Systems save lives in Latin American hospitals
Released: 10-Jul-2023 8:15 AM EDT
Pediatric Early Warning Systems save lives in Latin American hospitals
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and colleagues in Latin America found that early identification of clinical deterioration saves lives, especially in hospitals with the greatest need.

Newswise: 3 myths about immigration in America
Released: 7-Jul-2023 12:40 PM EDT
3 myths about immigration in America
Adler University

The US is home to more international migrants than any other country. But even though immigration is an actively debated topic, immigrants are poorly understood.

Released: 6-Jul-2023 6:10 PM EDT
Study examines centuries of identity lost because of slavery
University of Southern California (USC)

Many Americans can trace some lines of their family tree back to the 1600s. However, African Americans descended from enslaved Africans, who began arriving in North America in 1619, lack ancestral information spanning several centuries.

Released: 6-Jul-2023 6:00 PM EDT
New study: Black women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have increased stroke risk
Boston University School of Medicine

U.S. Black women have a disproportionately higher burden of both preeclamptic pregnancy and stroke compared with white women, but virtually all existing evidence on the association between the two medical conditions has come from studies of white women.

Released: 6-Jul-2023 10:00 AM EDT
ASBMB weighs in on changes to NIH fellowship review
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

ASBMB applauds NIH's proposed changes to the NRSA grant application including removal of grades, inclusion of applicant special circumstance statement and reviewer bias training

Newswise: Bar-Ilan University study reveals disparity in quality of life among COVID-19 survivors from different ethnic groups
Released: 5-Jul-2023 6:50 PM EDT
Bar-Ilan University study reveals disparity in quality of life among COVID-19 survivors from different ethnic groups
Bar-Ilan University

A new study conducted by researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel has shed light on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the quality of life among different ethnic groups in the country. The study, part of a larger cohort project, highlights a significant discrepancy between Arabs and Druze, and Jews, with the two former groups experiencing a more pronounced decline in quality of life one year after infection.

   
Released: 5-Jul-2023 2:40 PM EDT
Journal highlights contributions of Black psychologists
American Psychological Association (APA)

Despite historical strides and the important perspectives Black psychological researchers offer to their field, the contributions of Black psychologists have been left out of many foundational teachings in psychology, according to the journal American Psychologist.

Newswise: Ray Charles Foundation Reinvests $1M in Neuro Scholars
Released: 5-Jul-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Ray Charles Foundation Reinvests $1M in Neuro Scholars
Cedars-Sinai

Building on its visionary investment in Cedars-Sinai’s neurosurgery scholarship program, The Ray Charles Foundation has donated a second gift of $1 million to support critical training and research to advance the neurosciences.

Newswise: Baodong Liu and his role in landmark voting rights case
Released: 30-Jun-2023 5:05 PM EDT
Baodong Liu and his role in landmark voting rights case
University of Utah

University of Utah political scientist Baodong Liu served as an expert witness in a consequential voting rights case decided on June 8 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision in Allen v. Milligan, No. 21-1086 rejected Alabama’s congressional redistricting map because it disenfranchises African-American voters. What follows is a Q&A with Professor Liu about the issues in the case.

Released: 30-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Find the latest expert commentary on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions here
Newswise

Newswise offers a roundup of the latest expert commentary on the recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

       
Newswise:Video Embedded expertos-en-salud-abordan-disparidades-alarmantes-en-la-salud-materna-afroamericana
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Released: 29-Jun-2023 6:45 PM EDT
Expertos en Salud Abordan Disparidades Alarmantes en la Salud Materna Afroamericana
Cedars-Sinai

Expertos de Cedars-Sinai, BlackDoctors.org, California Black Women's Health Project y Morehouse School of Medicine recientemente participaron en una discusión que abordó la alta tasa de muertes relacionadas con el embarazo entre las madres negras.

Newswise:Video Embedded health-experts-address-alarming-disparities-in-black-maternal-health
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Released: 29-Jun-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Health Experts Address Alarming Disparities in Black Maternal Health
Cedars-Sinai

Experts from Cedars-Sinai, BlackDoctors.org, the California Black Women’s Health Project and the Morehouse School of Medicine participated in a recent discussion that addressed the high rate of pregnancy-related deaths among Black mothers.

Newswise: Native Americans’ Awareness of Omission and Discrimination Fuels Civic Engagement
Released: 29-Jun-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Native Americans’ Awareness of Omission and Discrimination Fuels Civic Engagement
Association for Psychological Science

Derogatory stereotypes constitute a clear form of discrimination, but an absence of information about a group in mainstream society can also communicate a lack of respect. That is the case for Native Americans, who are often underrepresented in media and policy discussions. In a recent Psychological Science study, researchers found that Native American adults who identified more strongly as Native were more likely to notice group omission and discrimination, prompting increased civic engagement.

Newswise: U.S. Infant Mortality Declined, But Low Birth Weight, Preterm Births Increased
Released: 29-Jun-2023 8:30 AM EDT
U.S. Infant Mortality Declined, But Low Birth Weight, Preterm Births Increased
Florida Atlantic University

Researchers examined time trends and racial inequities in infant mortality, low birth weight and preterm births from 2007 to 2019. Results showed that from 2014 to 2019 infant mortality fell, while low birth weight and preterm births rose. For all three indicators, researchers reported significant inequities between white and Black infants. When compared with white infants, Black infants experienced a significant twofold greater infant mortality and low birth weight and one-and-a-half times greater preterm birth rate.

Released: 28-Jun-2023 12:15 PM EDT
AACC and National Kidney Foundation Release Guidance to Combat Racial and Gender Inequalities in Chronic Kidney Disease Care
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

Today, AACC—in collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF)—released guidance to reduce racial and gender disparities in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The document gives members of the healthcare team actionable, evidence-based tools to improve equity in kidney health, including recommendations for using an updated algorithm that does not disproportionately affect any one group of individuals.

Newswise: Largest-ever atlas of normal breast cells brings unprecedented insights into mammary biology
26-Jun-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Largest-ever atlas of normal breast cells brings unprecedented insights into mammary biology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

A new study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer, University of California, Irvine and Baylor College of Medicine has created the world’s largest and most comprehensive map of normal breast tissue, providing an unprecedented understanding of mammary biology that may help identify therapeutic targets for diseases such as breast cancer. The Human Breast Cell Atlas, published today in Nature, used single-cell and spatial genomic methods to profile more than 714,000 cells from 126 women. The breast atlas highlights 12 major cell types and 58 biological cell states, and identifies differences based on ethnicity, age and the menopause status of healthy women.

Released: 27-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Empoderar a las personas con epilepsia para liderar la lucha contra la estigmatización
International League Against Epilepsy

El estigma afecta todos los aspectos de la atención de la epilepsia, desde el diagnóstico y el tratamiento hasta la legislación y las asignaciones presupuestarias. Un estudio realizado en los Estados Unidos encontró que un tercio de los participantes informaron que el estigma, no las convulsiones en sí, era la parte más difícil de vivir con epilepsia.

Newswise: Black families growing up on either side of the tracks have same economic outcomes
Released: 27-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Black families growing up on either side of the tracks have same economic outcomes
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame assistant professor of sociology Steven Alvarado used 35 years of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth from 1979 to 2014 to study what happened when multiple generations of Black, white and Latino families lived on one side of the tracks versus the other. He and his co-author found that Black families — regardless of where they lived — still ended up in similar economic circumstances as they moved into adulthood and entered the workforce. 

Released: 26-Jun-2023 4:05 PM EDT
What are the endometrial cancer risks and trends among different African descent populations?
Wiley

Compared with white women, Black women have elevated risks of being diagnosed with advanced uterine cancer—also known as endometrial cancer—and of developing aggressive tumors.

Newswise: CSU Named a “Movement Maker” in Higher Education
Released: 26-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
CSU Named a “Movement Maker” in Higher Education
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The ACUE has honored the university for providing faculty with a foundation for delivering excellent instruction through evidence-based, equitable teaching practices.

Newswise: Indiana University Kelley School professor finds diversity of experience among board members leads to innovation
Released: 26-Jun-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Indiana University Kelley School professor finds diversity of experience among board members leads to innovation
Indiana University

While gender, racial and ethnic diversity bring value to U.S. companies, research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that diverse educational, industrial and organizational experiences among managers and board members leads to R&D innovation creating economic and social value.

Newswise: Bias from pulse oximeters remains even if corrected by race, study finds
Released: 26-Jun-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Bias from pulse oximeters remains even if corrected by race, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

Pulse oximeters were a critical part of life-saving care during the COVID-19 pandemic, shaping treatment by measuring oxygen levels in the blood. The devices, which became common in the 1980s, have long shaped protocols for detecting hypoxemia, low blood oxygenation that can lead to organ failure and death.

   
Newswise: Endometrial Cancer Risk and Trends Among Distinct African-Descent Populations
21-Jun-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Endometrial Cancer Risk and Trends Among Distinct African-Descent Populations
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

A new EMBARGOED study found that endometrial cancer rates in Black women are related to factors beyond ancestry, including social determinants of health such as diet, psychosocial and physiological chronic stress and neighborhood/built environmental factors.

2-Jun-2023 6:30 PM EDT
Racial discrimination contributes to increases in alcohol craving to cope with racial stress
Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol craving is associated with relapse following alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. A new study is the first to examine how distinct experiences of interpersonal racial discrimination contribute to elevated alcohol craving. Findings will be shared at the 46th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcohol (RSA) in Bellevue, Washington.

   
Newswise: New nationwide modeling points to widespread racial disparities in urban heat stress
Released: 23-Jun-2023 5:05 PM EDT
New nationwide modeling points to widespread racial disparities in urban heat stress
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

By combining satellite data with temperature and humidity modeling, researchers pinpoint who in the U.S. is most vulnerable to heat stress.

Released: 23-Jun-2023 4:05 PM EDT
People Are Falsely Denying Firearm Ownership, and It’s Not Who You Might Think
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Existing data may underestimate the percentage of Americans that own guns.

Released: 23-Jun-2023 1:45 PM EDT
New analysis: Kaepernick was denied his “right to work” because he, like other Black male athletes before him, challenged structural racism and white supremacy
University of Delaware

A nascent literature is emerging that analyzes the case of Colin Kaepernick who was “locked out” of the National Football League (NFL) beginning in 2017 because he chose to protest police brutality, systemic racism, and white supremacy.

21-Jun-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Race-Neutral Testing Could Have Given Access to Life-Saving Lung Transplants for More Black Patients
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Race-neutral lung function interpretation could increase access to lung transplants for Black patients with respiratory disease, according to new research published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society online ahead of print.

Released: 22-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Working toward Black reproductive justice from the Library of Congress
Cornell University

Appointed to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History this year, Tamika Nunley is using her time at the Library of Congress to work on The Black Reproductive Justice Archive, a collection of oral histories.

Released: 21-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Banks still offer Black entrepreneurs inferior loans, service even when they are better qualified than peers
Brigham Young University

Nearly a decade ago, researchers from Brigham Young University, Utah State University and Rutgers published a disheartening study revealing how discrimination in bank loan services was tainting the American Dream for minority entrepreneurs.

Newswise:Video Embedded hot-yoga-offsets-negative-effects-of-high-salt-diet-on-blood-pressure-in-black-women
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Released: 21-Jun-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Hot Yoga Offsets Negative Effects of High-salt Diet on Blood Pressure in Black Women
American Physiological Society (APS)

Participating in hot yoga over four weeks reduced blood pressure in Black women, according to a study from Texas State University. Researchers also found the blood pressure drop and a widening of the participants’ arteries occurred despite three days of high salt intake.

Newswise: Expertos se Unirán para una Conversación Sobre la Salud Materna Afroamericana
Released: 21-Jun-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Expertos se Unirán para una Conversación Sobre la Salud Materna Afroamericana
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai y BlackDoctor.org organizarán una importante conversación virtual sobre el estado de la salud materna negra. La discusión, una serie continua de conversaciones sobre salud llamada “Abrazando a nuestra comunidad: ¡EN VIVO!”, abordará la preocupante tasa de muertes relacionadas con el embarazo entre las madres negras, una disparidad que los expertos nacionales ayudarán a explorar.

Newswise: Loyola Medicine Improves Health Equity by Increasing Access to 
Kidney Transplants for Patients with Obesity
Released: 20-Jun-2023 6:00 PM EDT
Loyola Medicine Improves Health Equity by Increasing Access to Kidney Transplants for Patients with Obesity
Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine's advanced robotic surgery program makes it one of the few hospitals in the country to offer kidney transplantation to patients with obesity.

Released: 20-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
UK Social Work to house Child Well-Being Research Institute
University of Kentucky

The College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky will be the new home for the Child Well-Being Research Institute, which houses the Child Well-Being Research Network (CWRN). The national network was previously housed by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where it was launched in 2010.

Released: 19-Jun-2023 5:15 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic Expert Addresses Cancer Disparities During Black Family Cancer Awareness Week
Mayo Clinic

Black people have the highest death rate and shortest survival rate of any racial or ethnic group for most cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. These disparities are driving many efforts to raise awareness about cancer prevention and care in Black communities, such as Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, which takes place June 15–21.

Newswise: CSU Report Calls for Bold Actions to Improve Black Student Success and Elevate Black Excellence
Released: 19-Jun-2023 1:05 PM EDT
CSU Report Calls for Bold Actions to Improve Black Student Success and Elevate Black Excellence
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The California State University today released a plan designed to both elevate Black excellence and address the continuing decline in Black student enrollment, retention and graduation rates across the 23 CSU universities.

Released: 19-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
De facto decriminalization of drug possession reduces the overall arrest toll on the Black community, although racial disparities persist
Elsevier

De facto decriminalization of drug possession may be a good first step in addressing the disproportionate impact of an overburdened United States criminal justice system on the Black community.

Newswise: JFK University Medical Center Launches South Asian Community Health Initiative Program at Inaugural Health Fair
Released: 16-Jun-2023 1:05 PM EDT
JFK University Medical Center Launches South Asian Community Health Initiative Program at Inaugural Health Fair
Hackensack Meridian Health

On Saturday, May 20, Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center hosted its inaugural South Asian Community Health Initiative Health Fair to launch the medical center’s new program focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the south Asian community in and around Edison, NJ.

Newswise: Embracing Our Community: Advancing Black Maternal Health
Released: 16-Jun-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Embracing Our Community: Advancing Black Maternal Health
Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai and BlackDoctor.org will host an important virtual conversation about the state of Black maternal health.



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