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Released: 22-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
How the brain responds to reward is linked to socioeconomic background
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT neuroscientists have found that the brain’s sensitivity to rewarding experiences — a critical factor in motivation and attention — can be shaped by socioeconomic conditions.

   
Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Sending Expert Delegation to Arab Health 2024
Released: 22-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Cedars-Sinai Sending Expert Delegation to Arab Health 2024
Cedars-Sinai

A team of experts from Cedars-Sinai International will participate in Arab Health, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, underscoring Cedars-Sinai’s commitment to growing its worldwide presence by supporting innovative, advanced collaborative medical care for millions of patients around the globe.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Kay Macleod named Associate Director for Basic Sciences for the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Chicago Medical Center

As AD for Basic Sciences, Macleod will have oversight of basic research activities across the Center and oversee research program infrastructure.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Ochsner Health Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek for the Second Consecutive Year
Ochsner Health

The Newsweek survey of over 220,000+ individuals included representation at more than 1.5 million companies in America.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Welcomes Vince Loffredo, Ed.D., as Chief Learning Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

In a strategic move, ASA has hired Vince Loffredo, Ed.D., as its new Chief Learning Officer, where he will oversee the Education, Meetings, and Publications departments, as well as serve as a vital member of ASA’s CEO team.

Released: 22-Jan-2024 9:05 AM EST
The Hidden Impact of Virtual Communication for Student Teams
George Washington University

New research that examined the team dynamics of undergraduate students finds that instructors often overlook the negative impacts of virtual communication on student teams who are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
How firms frame training programs for gig workers boosts promotion and uptake of the programs, strengthening the bond between worker and company
Newswise Review

General skills training programs for those hired under flexible arrangements can strengthen the relationship between firm and worker, thus benefiting both groups. But for that to happen, the programs need to have strong buy-in from both managers and workers.

Newswise: Study Examines Substance Use in First Responders During  COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 18-Jan-2024 8:30 AM EST
Study Examines Substance Use in First Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic
Florida Atlantic University

Little is known about the factors associated with first responder drug and alcohol use during the pandemic. A new study shows that nearly 40 percent of law enforcement personnel, firefighters and emergency medical service providers reported using substances to relieve emotional discomfort during COVID-19.

   
Newswise: National award goes to Sandia Labs engineer
Released: 17-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
National award goes to Sandia Labs engineer
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia engineer Tony Garcia recognized with a prestigious 2023 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers STAR of Today award for technical achievement.

Newswise: E-scooter injuries can come at a cost to the public
Released: 17-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST
E-scooter injuries can come at a cost to the public
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Electric scooters carry a significant risk of orthopedic injuries and associated costs for medical care, which can create a financial burden for the public, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. The findings, published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Business, could have policy implications for the vehicles, which are available through vehicle-sharing programs in many cities worldwide.

Newswise: Cost of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance is Flattening Worker Wages, Contributing to Income Inequality
12-Jan-2024 9:05 AM EST
Cost of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance is Flattening Worker Wages, Contributing to Income Inequality
Tufts University

The rising cost of health insurance is an ongoing concern in the United States. New research from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University shows that increasing health insurance costs are eating up a growing proportion of worker’s compensation, and have been a major factor in both flattening wages and increasing income inequality over the past 30 years.

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Released: 10-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
For Third Straight Year, Johns Hopkins APL Named Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award Winner and Top 50 Best Place to Work
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

For a third consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has been named a winner of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award, and earned a spot as one of the Best Places to Work for 2024.

Newswise: Sending emails during Zoom meetings? Binghamton research shows benefits of multicommunication at work, in the classroom
Released: 9-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
Sending emails during Zoom meetings? Binghamton research shows benefits of multicommunication at work, in the classroom
Binghamton University, State University of New York

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York examines how multicommunicating could benefit the workplace or classroom as long as it’s used properly.

Released: 3-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
Job ads with wide pay ranges can deter applicants
Washington State University

As more states require employers to list compensation on job ads, a trending strategy to use very wide pay ranges could potentially harm recruitment, according to a Washington State University study.

Newswise: Jonathan Stamler, MD, Named Fellow of the 2023 National Academy of Inventors
Released: 3-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
Jonathan Stamler, MD, Named Fellow of the 2023 National Academy of Inventors
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Jonathan Stamler, MD, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Stamler is the co-founder and president of Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals (UH), and the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Innovation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Released: 3-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Proposals for Contractor to Manage and Operate Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the competitive selection of a management and operating contractor for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL).

Newswise: Urology of Virginia Announces New Chief Executive Officer
Released: 1-Jan-2024 6:05 AM EST
Urology of Virginia Announces New Chief Executive Officer
Urology of Virginia

Urology of Virginia announces that Dr. Joshua Langston has been elected Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, as of January 1, 2024.

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Released: 29-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
'The Human Element'
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Andrew Broadbent, an accomplished project manager at the at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, took on such a challenge earlier this year though DOE’s Project Leadership Institute (PLI) and emerged from the yearlong endeavor with his team victorious.

Newswise:Video Embedded wireless-tracking-system-could-help-improve-the-xr-experience
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Released: 21-Dec-2023 12:00 PM EST
Wireless tracking system could help improve the XR experience
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego engineers developed a technology that delivers centimeter-level accuracy for real-time tracking in extended reality (XR) applications.

Released: 20-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Working with Big Data requires a lot of power! The latest research and features on Supercomputing
Newswise

With the rise in machine learning applications and artificial intelligence, it's no wonder that more and more scientists and researchers are turning to supercomputers. Supercomputers are commonly used for making predictions with advanced modeling and simulations. This can be applied to climate research, weather forecasting, genomic sequencing, space exploration, aviation engineering and more.

       
Released: 19-Dec-2023 11:05 PM EST
How do financial incentives for CEOs affect business outcomes? Bonuses have minimal effect, stock options have none
Carnegie Mellon University

Financial incentives for chief executive officers (CEOs) are thought to motivate them to lead their company toward achieving important business objectives.

Released: 18-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
Nurse aide turnover linked to scheduling decisions
Washington State University

Long-term care facilities that scheduled part-time Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with more hours and more consistently with the same co-workers had reduced turnover, according to research led by Washington State University.

Newswise: Workplace gossip can benefit employees and employers
Released: 13-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
Workplace gossip can benefit employees and employers
Binghamton University, State University of New York

New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York shows how some workplace gossip could reduce the likelihood of employee turnover and, as a result, potentially boost an organization’s effectiveness.

Newswise: Karandeep Singh, MD, Named Inaugural Chief Health AI Officer at UC San Diego Health
Released: 12-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Karandeep Singh, MD, Named Inaugural Chief Health AI Officer at UC San Diego Health
UC San Diego Health

Inaugural chief health artificial intelligence officer joins UC San Diego Health.

11-Dec-2023 10:00 PM EST
Two Ohio State medical scientists elected to the National Academy of Inventors
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected two Ohio State University College of Medicine professors to its 2023 class of Fellows. Krystof Bankiewicz, MD, PhD in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and Michael Tweedle, PhD, professor emeritus in the Department of Radiology, are among the 162 academic inventors named NAI Fellows this year.

Newswise: Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas Becomes First Hospital in Texas to Deploy New FDA-Approved Hypertension Treatment
Released: 12-Dec-2023 7:30 AM EST
Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas Becomes First Hospital in Texas to Deploy New FDA-Approved Hypertension Treatment
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas has added an innovative, minimally invasive option for patients with hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Newswise: Golden named dean of osteopathic medicine program at PCOM South Georgia
Released: 11-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Golden named dean of osteopathic medicine program at PCOM South Georgia
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Marla Golden, DO, will become dean of osteopathic medicine at PCOM South Georgia beginning Jan. 2, 2024.

Released: 11-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
How to make "Jeopardy!" work for you at the office
University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Showing strength and confidence is often touted as the way to get things done at work, but a new study from the University of Iowa suggests that people might have more success if they were less assertive and act like they're on "Jeopardy!" and phrase their statement in the form of a question.

   
Released: 11-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Ethical Leaders Promote Creative Teams Under the Right Conditions
Georgia Institute of Technology

In a world where CEOs become thought leaders, being an ethical leader is paramount. But does this type of leader inspire their team to be creative? For years, it’s been a common assumption in the organizational behavior field that the more ethical a leader is, the less innovative their employees are.

Newswise: Materials Research Institute names 2023 Roy Award winners
Released: 11-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Materials Research Institute names 2023 Roy Award winners
Penn State Materials Research Institute

Six Penn State materials researchers have received the 2023 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, covering a wide range of research with societal impact.

Newswise: Stony Brook Professor Christian Schnell Named a 2024 American Mathematics Society Fellow
Released: 8-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Stony Brook Professor Christian Schnell Named a 2024 American Mathematics Society Fellow
Stony Brook University

STONY BROOK, NY -- December 8, 2023 -- Stony Brook University Professor Christian Schnell from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Mathematics, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2024. Professor Schnell is among 40 mathematical scientists selected worldwide.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Applications Now Open for 2024 Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunity at GCOOS
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

Undergraduates are invited to apply for a six-month fellowship sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel
Newswise

It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

       
Released: 7-Dec-2023 9:00 AM EST
Pandemic Lockdowns Led to Food Insecurity and Other Evidence of Risk for Adolescents in Bangladesh, Jordan and Ethiopia
George Washington University

Although adolescents are less susceptible to illness from COVID-19 than older people, there is evidence suggesting that pandemic lockdowns limited their ability to thrive.

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center’s Central Utility Plant Receives Resiliency Award from the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey
Released: 5-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Hackensack University Medical Center’s Central Utility Plant Receives Resiliency Award from the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Central Utility Plant has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New Jersey’s Resiliency Award, part of the organization’s annual Leadership Awards program.

Newswise: NCCN Summit Navigates Solutions for Financial and Other Cancer-Related Hardships
Released: 5-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
NCCN Summit Navigates Solutions for Financial and Other Cancer-Related Hardships
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

NCCN—an alliance of leading cancer centers—hosted a Patient Advocacy Summit to explore the role of navigation throughout the cancer process. A diverse group of subject matter experts addressed the impact patient navigation has on care and how to utilize navigators to reduce economic burdens and disparities in care.

Newswise: Jefferson Lab Site Grows with Addition of Applied Research Center
Released: 5-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Jefferson Lab Site Grows with Addition of Applied Research Center
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Today, the City of Newport News announced the transfer of the Applied Research Center to Jefferson Lab and the Department of Energy. The announcement was made in a ribbon-tying ceremony for the building. Renovation work on the ARC is planned over the next four years.

Released: 5-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
American University Fall Commencement to Feature Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy
American University

The nation’s 21st Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, will deliver a keynote address at American University’s two fall commencement ceremonies on Sunday, December 17, 2023.

   
Newswise: Cable-Dunlap, Chi, Smith and Thornton named ORNL Corporate Fellows
Released: 5-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
Cable-Dunlap, Chi, Smith and Thornton named ORNL Corporate Fellows
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Four researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been named ORNL Corporate Fellows in recognition of significant career accomplishments and continued leadership in their scientific fields.

Released: 5-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Cornell’s iconic ‘Intro to Wines’ class turns 50
Cornell University

One of Cornell University’s most popular elective courses, the iconic “Introduction to Wines” has helped generations of Cornellians refine their palates – and knowledge – about the many varieties of wine. Cornell’s first wines course – and the first accredited wines course offered at any American university – launched in 1953 for students in what is now the Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration.

Newswise: What I am watching for at COP28
Released: 4-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
What I am watching for at COP28
University of Miami

Michael Berkowitz, who heads up the University of Miami’s Climate Resilience Academy, is in Dubai for the United Nation’s 28th Conference of the Parties, the climate summit commonly referred to as COP28. Here’s what’s important to him.

Newswise: ASPET President Namandjé Bumpus to Assume FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Role
Released: 1-Dec-2023 8:55 AM EST
ASPET President Namandjé Bumpus to Assume FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Role
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics President Namandjé Bumpus will take over as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Principal Deputy Commissioner early next year.

Newswise: Tim Dellit is named CEO of UW Medicine
Released: 29-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST
Tim Dellit is named CEO of UW Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

He also will serve as dean of the UW School of Medicine and the university's executive vice president for medical affairs.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
Authentic or ethical? UW study shows best leadership style for inclusive hiring depends on manager’s racial identity
University of Washington

New research from Andrew Hafenbrack, associate professor of management and organization in the University of Washington School of Business, and other institutions examines the impact of leadership style on prospective Black employees who apply for jobs in less-diverse companies.

Newswise: Remote work, reduced pay: are we willing to make a trade?
Released: 28-Nov-2023 8:05 PM EST
Remote work, reduced pay: are we willing to make a trade?
University of South Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the workforce, with almost half of Australian workers willing to sacrifice part of their annual salary to work from home.



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