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8-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST
New Study Reveals Women, Minority Hepatologists Face Workplace Discrimination, Unequal Pay and Lack of Promotion Opportunities
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study has found that hepatologists in the U.S., particularly women and racial and ethnic minorities, commonly experience workplace discrimination, such as exclusion from decision-making, disrespectful treatment by other staff members and unequal pay, benefits and promotion opportunities. The study will be presented this week at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience® held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

Released: 19-Oct-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Female doctors experience frustration, sexual harassment, at work
Oxford University Press

A new paper in Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, finds that women working as doctors in 49 countries reported high overall career satisfaction but lower satisfaction with some aspects of their career, such as pay, administrative tasks, and personal time.

Released: 12-Oct-2021 12:10 PM EDT
More Listening, Less 'Mansplaining' Make Men Better Allies to Women Co-Workers
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

In a Q&A, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School faculty member David Smith notes that gender inequities in the workplace have a detrimental effect not just on individual women but also on organizations. Conversely, workplaces that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive tend to be more successful than those that are not.

Released: 24-Sep-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Child abuse and neglect linked to early death in adulthood
University College London

Children who experience sexual or physical abuse or are neglected are more likely to die prematurely as adults, according to a new study analysing data from the 1950s to the present by researchers at UCL and the University of Cambridge.

Released: 14-Sep-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Government Law Center Releases New Explainer on joint investigating committees, their role in a post-Cuomo NY
Albany Law School

The Government Law Center (GLC) at Albany Law School has just released its latest explainer to help attorneys, politicians, and the public understand how joint investigating committees could help New York re-evaluate how it investigates, disciplines, and removes officials from state-wide office in the wake of the resignation of former Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

17-Aug-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Heavy Drinking May Impair Men’s Ability to Recognize Facial Emotions
Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol intoxication is linked to impairments in the ability to interpret other people’s facial expressions, especially in men, according to a new study. The findings may help explain why alcohol use is often associated with harmful interpersonal and social consequences, such as physical aggression, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or being victimized. Heavy drinking is known to have the potential to disrupt the recognition of facial expressions, leading to misinterpretation. This may in turn contribute to inappropriate behaviors. Identifying the social processing mechanisms influenced by alcohol may inform interventions designed to reduce these negative outcomes. Previous laboratory studies of alcohol use and emotion processing have had mixed findings, however, and the roles of gender and naturalistic settings have not been investigated. For the study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, investigators explored the influence of alcohol intoxication on recognizing

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Released: 20-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
75% of Sexual Assault Survivors Have PTSD One Month Later
University of Washington School of Medicine

Researchers want sexual assault survivors to know that it’s normal to feel awful right after the assault, but that many will feel better within three months. They create a timeline for recovery based on meta-analysis of 22 studies.

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Released: 19-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT
‘Service with a Smile’ Plus Tipping Leads to Sexual Harassment for Majority of Service Employees, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

Two common practices in the U.S. restaurant industry — service with a smile and tipping — contribute to a culture of sexual harassment, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 9:40 AM EDT
National Neurosurgery Organizations Collaborate to Establish Professionalism Policy for Meetings, Professional Events
Henry Ford Health System

Ellen Air, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Henry Ford Health System and Chair-Elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Joint Section on Women in Neurosurgery, is co-author of a new Professionalism and Harassment Model Policy created to provide a code of ethical behavior that promotes professional growth and the free exchange of ideas at neurosurgical meetings, educational courses, conferences and other sponsored events.

Newswise: Journal of Neurosurgery Features the “One Neurosurgery Summit Professionalism and Harassment Model Policy”
18-Mar-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Journal of Neurosurgery Features the “One Neurosurgery Summit Professionalism and Harassment Model Policy”
Journal of Neurosurgery

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons are pleased to announce publication of the “One Neurosurgery Summit Professionalism and Harassment Model Policy” today in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Released: 22-Mar-2021 5:30 PM EDT
Women missing out on workplace mentoring post #MeToo
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

It's well known that mentoring opportunities are critical for development and career advancement, and are associated with greater job satisfaction and increased earnings and promotions.

Released: 3-Mar-2021 10:05 AM EST
Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Receives $10.3 Million Grant for Global Prevention Program
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded $10.3 million from Oak Foundation for the Center’s new “Global Perpetration Prevention: Translating Knowledge into Action” program.

Released: 18-Feb-2021 12:05 PM EST
UNH Researchers Release Child Maltreatment Report Showing Mixed Trends
University of New Hampshire

A new report from the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) showed a mixed trend in child matreatment in 2019 highlighting a marked increase in child abuse fatalities but also declines in physical abuse and neglect.

Released: 12-Feb-2021 4:45 PM EST
Why rape victims are so often left to solve their own cases
Case Western Reserve University

In a new study, Case Western Reserve University researchers identified some of the primary gaps in the connective tissue of the criminal justice system—among them failures to test rape kit DNA samples to unjustified doubts of victims’ statements.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 4:20 PM EST
U.S. Air Force Academy intervention reduces unwanted sexual contact by over 40 percent
George Mason University

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are significant problems in the U.S. military and military service academies in the United States.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 2:15 PM EST
Girls Who Are Emotionally Neglected or Severely Sexually Abused When Young Report Riskier Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence
Mount Sinai Health System

Girls who are emotionally neglected or severely sexually abused early in their lives report riskier sexual behaviors during adolescence, Mount Sinai researchers report. The findings highlight the need—and suggest the potential for tailored approaches—to promote healthy sexual development in vulnerable populations.

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11-Jan-2021 3:05 PM EST
Sexual harassment claims considered more credible if made by ‘prototypical’ women, study finds
University of Washington

A new UW study reveals people's perceptions that sexual harassment primarily affects young, feminine and conventionally attractive women. Women who fall outside that prototype not only are perceived as unharmed by harassment, but also have a harder time convincing others that they have been harassed.

12-Jan-2021 12:50 PM EST
Sexual harassment claims by less feminine women perceived as less credible
American Psychological Association (APA)

Women who do not fit female stereotypes are less likely to be seen as victims of sexual harassment, and if they claim they were harassed, they are less likely to be believed, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 10-Dec-2020 4:05 PM EST
Arizona State University team analyzes data as part of state effort on missing, murdered Indigenous women
Arizona State University (ASU)

The work of Justice for Native Women, along with federal data sources, helped a team from Arizona State University to analyze this issue for 18 months as part of a statewide effort.

Released: 9-Dec-2020 8:45 AM EST
New Report Sets Out Principles to Reduce Child Sexual Assault Risk in Youth Group Settings
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers offers recommendations for youth organizations to bolster policies and practices aimed at preventing child sexual abuse.

Released: 7-Dec-2020 8:15 AM EST
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Released: 7-Dec-2020 8:15 AM EST
التصدي للتحرش الجنسي يتطلب التزامًا مؤسسيًا وثقافة قائمة على القيم
Mayo Clinic

لا يُعد التحرش الجنسي ظاهرة جديدة أو نادرة في مكان العمل، ولكن منذ بدأت حركة #MeToo (#أنا_أيضًا) في أواخر عام 2017 تقدم المزيد من الضحايا للإبلاغ عن اتهامات بالتحرش في مكان العمل، ومنها مؤسسات الرعاية الصحية.

Released: 7-Dec-2020 8:10 AM EST
Lidar com o assédio sexual requer compromisso institucional e cultura voltada para valores
Mayo Clinic

O assédio sexual não é um fenômeno novo ou raro no local de trabalho, mas desde o início do movimento #MeToo (#EuTambém) no final de 2017, mais vítimas se apresentaram para relatar alegações de assédio no trabalho, inclusive em instituições de saúde.

Released: 10-Nov-2020 9:15 AM EST
Do Neurosurgeons Face Sexual Harassment in Their Profession?
Journal of Neurosurgery

Do neurosurgeons face sexual harassment in their profession? Yes. A survey on this matter was developed and disseminated to members of the neurosurgical community. The results of this survey have been published in a new article in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Getting help following a sexual assault
Released: 14-Oct-2020 4:25 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Getting help following a sexual assault
Penn State Health

For those seeking care for a sexual assault, a hospital visit can be terrifying. Providers say that’s why helping a patient feel safe and in control throughout their experience is critical.

Newswise: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health to Co-host Discussion on Sexual Violence Prevention in Sports
Released: 13-Oct-2020 2:15 PM EDT
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health to Co-host Discussion on Sexual Violence Prevention in Sports
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and UC Speaks Up (a public health violence prevention initiative of the University of California) will co-host an event focusing on sexual violence awareness and prevention among college communities.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Researcher gets $1.2M grant to study sexual violence screening on college campuses
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A researcher at Binghamton University’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences has received a four-year, $1.2 million R01 grant to study how to effectively implement intimate partner and sexual violence screenings in college health centers across the United States.

Released: 6-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Violence against Women in Politics a Growing Problem
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

While women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, their involvement has spurred attacks, intimidation and harassment in many parts of the world, says Mona Lena Krook, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and author of the new book Violence against Women in Politics.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Women Orthopaedic Surgeons Report High Rates of Sexual Harassment
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

More than two-thirds of women orthopaedic surgeons report experiencing sexual harassment during their residency training, according to a survey study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Abordar el acoso sexual exige un compromiso institucional y una cultura fundamentada en valores
Mayo Clinic

El acoso sexual en el ambiente laboral no es ningún fenómeno nuevo ni raro, pero desde cuando empezó el movimiento #MeToo a finales del año 2017, han aparecido más víctimas que informan sobre supuestos acosos en el trabajo, incluso en instituciones de atención médica.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Addressing sexual harassment requires institutional commitment, values-driven culture
Mayo Clinic

Sexual harassment is not a new or rare phenomenon in the workplace, but since the #MeToo movement began in late 2017, more victims have come forward to report allegations of harassment at work, including at health care institutions.

Newswise: Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse: University of Utah law professor explores role of bystanders in new book
Released: 14-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse: University of Utah law professor explores role of bystanders in new book
University of Utah

In Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal In Sexual Assaults, Guiora explores the role of bystanders complicit in abuse and their effect on victims by interviewing survivors of recent and well-known cases of sexual abuse in communities including higher education, elite athletics, sports organizations, religious institutions, law enforcement, the entertainment industry, and elected officials. He proposes legal, cultural, and social measures aimed at the enabler from the survivor’s perspective.

Released: 21-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Protecting yourself from the latest internet sex crime
Michigan State University

Researchers from Michigan State University released a study on “sextortion” – a lesser-known internet crime that poses a threat to adults and minors – that sheds light on the importance of protecting the public from online criminals.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Lack of media skepticism tied to belief in rape myths
Cornell University

People who tend to recognize similarities between people they know and people depicted in the media are more likely to believe common myths about sexual assault, according to a new study co-led by a Cornell researcher.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely to Bully, Harass, Commit Sexual Violence
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Teens who feel personally empowered are less likely to bully, harass or commit acts of sexual violence, according to a study by Rutgers University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of New Hampshire.

Newswise: National Poll: Many parents delay talking to kids about inappropriate touching
11-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
National Poll: Many parents delay talking to kids about inappropriate touching
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Experts recommend starting conversations about inappropriate touching during the preschool years, but less than half of parents of preschoolers in a national poll say they’ve begun that discussion.

Newswise: Donor gives $2M gift to Tulane Law to expand innovative Women’s Prison Project
Released: 28-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Donor gives $2M gift to Tulane Law to expand innovative Women’s Prison Project
Tulane University

The Women’s Prison Project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Tulane’s Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice clinic.

Newswise: URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
Released: 28-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
URI computer science professor developing app to help people with intellectual disabilities report abuse
University of Rhode Island

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rhode Island, is looking for a way to help through technology. Venkatasubramanian has teamed with the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission to develop an app-based tool to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better report sexual abuse.

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