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Newswise: Barbara Harrison brings experience and human resource skills to new position of equity, diversity and inclusion business partner
Released: 13-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Barbara Harrison brings experience and human resource skills to new position of equity, diversity and inclusion business partner
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has appointed Barbara Harrison, who has 19 years of experience in recruiting, to a new position spearheading PPPL's equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional family dynamics
San Francisco State University

Ever wonder how some leaders in business or politics who appear selfish, manipulative and domineering still manage to amass a following?

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer
Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces Interim Chief Executive Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health

An interim chief executive officer (CEO) has been named for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center while a search is underway to replace John Fromhold, who recently announced his retirement. Tim O’Brien, Mountainside chief operating officer (COO), will serve as interim CEO beginning July 9.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Dream on
Washington University in St. Louis

Daydreaming and wandering thoughts can be a significant asset for employees in the workplace, depending upon certain attributes of the wanderer — specifically, if they are engaged in their profession or organization.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ACR Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Announces New Executive Director Elizabeth Y. Rula, PhD
American College of Radiology (ACR)

The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Y. Rula, PhD, as the new executive director of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® (HPI). Dr. Rula will oversee HPI’s entire extensive research portfolio in the areas of utilization, health policy, access and quality, and alternative healthcare models.

Newswise: Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Named Director of Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Released: 10-Jul-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Named Director of Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Yale Cancer Center

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, has been appointed Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH), as well as Chief Health Equity Officer & Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at SCH, and Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at YCC.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Mothers’ paid work suffers during pandemic, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds early evidence that the pandemic has exacerbated -not improved - the gender gap in work hours, which could have enduring consequences for working mothers.

Newswise: UCLA: Global Study Finds Critical Gaps in Workplace Protections
7-Jul-2020 3:50 PM EDT
UCLA: Global Study Finds Critical Gaps in Workplace Protections
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

A sweeping study of 193 countries by the UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center reveals critical gaps in legal protections against discrimination on the job. Nearly one in four countries continue to have no legal protection from discrimination at work based on race and ethnicity, according to the study, just published in the journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Newswise: Müschen Named Inaugural Director of Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine
Released: 8-Jul-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Müschen Named Inaugural Director of Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine
Yale Cancer Center

Markus Müschen, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the inaugural Director of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. Müschen will also be appointed Arthur H. and Isabel Bunker Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and Professor of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine.

Newswise: ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices
Released: 7-Jul-2020 5:15 PM EDT
ACI Launches “Healthy Returns”: New Toolkit Contains Important Cleaning, Hygiene Reminders for Reopened Businesses and Offices
American Cleaning Institute

As communities across the nation begin the reopening process stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced the roll-out of Healthy Returns, a free online toolkit for small businesses and offices containing concise, easy to understand reminders on hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting that are crucial to keeping the workplace healthy and safe.

Newswise: LLLNL Director Bill Goldstein Announces Retirement Pending Search for Successor
Released: 7-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
LLLNL Director Bill Goldstein Announces Retirement Pending Search for Successor
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

William H. Goldstein today announced he will retire as director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, (LLNS) following the selection of his successor.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
McLean Hospital's Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD, Named Editor of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital’s Diego A. Pizzagalli, PhD, has been named editor of the journal Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN).

Newswise: Karen A. Jones joins Binghamton University as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion
Released: 7-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Karen A. Jones joins Binghamton University as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Karen A. Jones began her new role as Binghamton University’s first vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion Thursday, June 25. The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was created from the Binghamton University Road Map strategic plan to support the development and implementation of initiatives that create a welcoming campus climate that spreads fundamental respect for everyone.

Newswise: Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Incoming CEOs with premium pay packages perform accordingly, study shows
University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame examines how compensation for incoming chief executives — which serves as a sign of the board’s upfront confidence in the CEO’s ability — is related to subsequent performance in the years that follow.

26-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Study: Fever-Associated Seizures After Vaccination Do Not Affect Development, Behavior
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Now a new study has found there is no difference in developmental and behavioral outcomes for children who have febrile seizures after vaccination, children who have febrile seizures not associated with vaccination and children who have never had a seizure. The new study is published in the July 1, 2020 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Febrile seizures are also known as febrile convulsions.

Newswise: Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Career Fast Track: Preparing Graduates for the Job Next Door
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

By working with local industries, CSU campuses are ensuring their graduates are ready to enter careers and drive innovation in these regional sectors.

Newswise: Epigenetics Researcher Yang Shi Appointed Member of Ludwig Oxford
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Epigenetics Researcher Yang Shi Appointed Member of Ludwig Oxford
Ludwig Cancer Research

It is with great pleasure that Ludwig Cancer Research announces the appointment of Yang Shi as Member of the Oxford Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center names impact investor Geoff Davis CEO
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

Geoff Davis will take on the new role of CEO for the Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He begins his new position on July 13, 2020.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Chicago Cubs player Jason Heyward supports COVID-19 response for UChicago Medicine healthcare workers and South Side community
University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward is donating $100,000 to University of Chicago Medicine to help alleviate hardships experienced by frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand contact tracing efforts on Chicago’s South Side.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Study: New leaders emerge as organizations go to virtual work spaces
Brigham Young University

When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new standouts among their colleagues. According to new research, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
To Support Lactating Emergency Physicians, Consider These Strategies
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new paper highlights strategies that emergency departments can implement to support lactating emergency physicians.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 7:40 PM EDT
This spring they were heroes, but summer may be cruel for health professionals, experts say
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An outpouring of public support may have helped maintain the spirits and well-being of health care workers as they faced the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. But as the salutes fade into memory, and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise across the United States, mental health experts are worried about the health care workers-turned-heroes who were so much in the spotlight a few months ago.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Expert: Now is the time to talk about race in the workplace
University at Buffalo

“One of the beautiful things about a lot of the reforms that we’re seeing is that people inside corporations and institutions are making demands or recommendations for change," Taylor says.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
One-third of jobs lost to COVID-19 were back online in May
Ohio State University

About one-third of U.S. workers who were laid off or absent from work in April because of COVID-19 were back to work in May, according to a new analysis of employment data.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Helping consumers in a crisis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A new study shows that the central bank tool known as quantitative easing helped consumers substantially during the last big economic downturn -- a finding with clear relevance for today's pandemic-hit economy.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Study finds high-skill hiring down amid COVID-19
Cornell University

The COVID-19 pandemic has left very few corners of the U.S. economy unscathed, but it has hit high-skill job seekers and small companies particularly hard, according to Cornell-led research that analyzed recent job-vacancy postings.

24-Jun-2020 2:10 PM EDT
SNAP Work Requirements Put Low-Income Americans at Risk
George Washington University

WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2020) – When work requirements for a federal food safety-net program start again, many low-income Americans will lose benefits – and Black adults will be hardest hit, according to a study published today. In addition, some disabled people will lose these crucial food assistance benefits.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Program Elevates Women of Color in the Worker Justice Movement
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in unions, worker centers, and community-based organizations.

Newswise: Three Fermilab scientists receive DOE Early Career Research Awards
Released: 23-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Three Fermilab scientists receive DOE Early Career Research Awards
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected three Fermilab scientists to receive the 2020 DOE Early Career Research Award, now in its 11th year. The prestigious award is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early years, when many scientists do their most formative work.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses honors 15 acute and critical care nurses with Circle of Excellence award
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

AACN honors 15 acute and critical care nurses with the 2020 Circle of Excellence award, in recognition of the high regard in which they’re held by colleagues and their commitment to achieving excellent outcomes in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families.

Released: 23-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
75% of US workers can’t work exclusively from home, face greater risks during pandemic
University of Washington

About three-quarters of U.S. workers, or 108 million people, are in jobs that cannot be done from home during a pandemic, putting these workers at increased risk of exposure to disease. This majority of workers are also at higher risk for other job disruptions such as layoffs, furloughs or hours reductions, a University of Washington study shows.

Newswise: Deena Kelly Costa: Lifting restrictions on Michigan’s nurses
Released: 22-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Deena Kelly Costa: Lifting restrictions on Michigan’s nurses
University of Michigan

FACULTY Q&ADeena Kelly CostaDeena Kelly Costa, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, helped advise Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office in crafting an executive order that lifts restrictions on nurses, nursing students and other health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan has some of the strictest advanced nursing practice standards in the country.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT
From COVID-19 to Lead Poisoning, Health Crises Expose Racist Policies and Practices
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The manner in which the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare racist and systemic inequalities in the United States has parallels in other environmental health threats, such as lead exposure, according to an essay written for the online magazine Toxic News by two researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Michele Decker as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Michele Decker, ScD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Age discrimination laws don’t protect older women as they do older men
University at Buffalo

Older women in the workforce should be considered collectively as a unique demographic group that includes both gender and age if they’re to receive adequate protection against workplace discrimination, according to a new paper published by a University at Buffalo economist.

Newswise: SLU’s Hoft Is Named to National Vaccine Advisory Committee
Released: 18-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
SLU’s Hoft Is Named to National Vaccine Advisory Committee
Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University researcher Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., has been named to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Hoft was named a voting member of the group on June 8.

Newswise:Video Embedded in-international-physics-collaborations-working-remotely-is-nothing-new
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Released: 17-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
In International Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Marjorie Shapiro, an experimental particle physicist and faculty senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, has been accustomed to working remotely and observing extreme social distancing from some colleagues for years, given that the scientific experiment she supports is 5,800 miles away.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 16-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

It seems as though there will never be enough “thank-you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff who are working around the clock to help patients with this dangerous coronavirus disease. Their dedication, determination and spirit enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.

Newswise: Expert: Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ workplace protection long overdue
Released: 15-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Expert: Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ workplace protection long overdue
Virginia Tech

President Trump is expected to present details of his long-awaited peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians today following his White House meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and leader of the opposition, Benny Gantz, earlier this week Virginia Tech’s foreign policy expert Joel Peters is skeptical that the plan will jumpstart the long-stalled effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Black and Female Principal Candidates More Likely to Experience Delayed and Denied Promotions than White or Male Counterparts
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Black and female assistant principals are systematically delayed and denied promotion to principal, compared to their White or male counterparts, despite having equivalent qualifications and more experience on average, according to a new study. The findings were published in June in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed, open access journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Released: 12-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
What Drives Corporate Boards to Engage with Occupational Health and Safety?
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

A set of five “drivers” helps in understanding how and why corporate boards of directors engage with occupational health and safety (OHS), reports a study the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Work Habits of Highly Effective Teams: Insight for Businesses Operating or Reopening Amid Coronavirus
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith workplace expert Cynthia Kay Stevens gives advice that organizations can use to better support their teams as they take on complex problems including those posed by operating or reopening amid restrictions imposed by COVID-19.


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