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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 9-Feb-2023 7:05 AM EST
New Study Seeks to Better Understand Prolonged Grief Disorder in 9/11 Survivors
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Survivors of sudden and violent deaths, such as those that occurred on 9/11, are at higher risk for prolonged grief disorder (PGD), a newly-defined clinical condition of persistent grief in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), defined by profound feelings of loss, significant emotional distress, and changes to a person’s level of functioning. A new collaborative study, led by the Uniformed Services University, will start enrolling subjects this spring to better understand PGD and how grief is impacting quality of life within this population.

Released: 18-Jan-2023 8:00 AM EST
Rutgers-Led Effort Gets Uterine Cancer Covered by WTC Health Program
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers and caregivers have helped secure medical coverage and financial compensation for women exposed to Ground Zero who develop uterine cancer.

Newswise: Veterans’ Voices
Released: 7-Nov-2022 1:25 PM EST
Veterans’ Voices
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The California State University joins the nation in celebrating Veterans Day on November 11, a day to honor those who have served in our country’s armed forces.

Released: 3-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EDT
UCLA's Operation Mend Healing the Wounds of War
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health’s Operation Mend will celebrate 15 years of serving post 9/11-era wounded warriors and their families by walking with patients, their family members, physicians, staff, and supporters in the 2022 New York City Veterans Day Parade. They will be joining an estimated 25,000 marchers who gather to honor veterans, raise awareness of those who serve them, and to salute members of our currently serving military.

Released: 8-Sep-2022 11:15 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Researchers Awarded $2.4 Million Grant From CDC to Support Aging 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers
Mount Sinai Health System

As the first responders to the attacks of September 11, 2001, grow older, Mount Sinai’s nationally lauded experts in aging have received a $2.4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study how best to care for them into old age.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Untrained Disaster Responders Are More Prone to Suicide Years After World Trade Center Attack
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Construction workers, clean-up staff and other untrained nontraditional emergency employees who assisted in recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are more than five times as likely than traditional first responders to have considered suicide, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the study is believed to be the first to examine the prevalence and connection of thoughts of suicide in two occupational groups that participated in rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Released: 9-Sep-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9-11-01
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack University Medical Center holds commemoration to mark the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

Released: 9-Sep-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Engineering students still learning from collapse of World Trade Center
Arizona State University (ASU)

We study the lessons we learned in terms of the design of structures. The forensic analyses from the World Trade Center are a window to the importance of evaluating all potential modes of failure.

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Released: 7-Sep-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Remembering 9/11: A Legacy of Homeland Security
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL commemorates 9/11 and reflects on the 20 years of science and technology produced since to protect against threats and make America safer.

1-Sep-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Decades After Toxic Exposure, 9/11 First Responders May Still Lower Their Risk of Lung Injury
NYU Langone Health

Losing weight and treating excess levels of fat in the blood may help prevent lung disease in firefighters exposed to dangerous levels of fine particles from fire, smoke, and toxic chemicals on Sept. 11, 2001, a new study shows.

Released: 1-Sep-2021 1:35 PM EDT
FSU experts available to comment on 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: September 1, 2021 | 1:15 pm | SHARE: Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. The attacks led to profound changes in American society, two decades of war in Afghanistan and ramifications that continue to be felt today.Florida State University’s nationally regarded experts in emergency management, homeland security, grief, trauma and religion are available to speak to media about the lingering consequences of 9/11: Audrey Casserleigh, professor, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program and Senior Fellow at the Center for Disaster Risk Policy aheffron@fsu.

Released: 1-Sep-2021 1:00 PM EDT
20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks: Rutgers Experts Available
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Rutgers Law School faculty experts are available to discuss repercussions from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 20 years ago in the United States and around the world.

Released: 1-Sep-2021 12:30 PM EDT
World Trade Center Historian Reflects on 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two decades before the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001 they soared above the New York City’s skyline. Today, the towers stand only in our memory, says Angus Gillespie, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and author of “Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center,” who will teach a course this fall honoring the nearly 3,000 Americans killed in the attack.

Released: 26-Aug-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Experts available to discuss 20th anniversary of 9/11
DePaul University

As the United States approaches the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001, DePaul University faculty and experts are available to give commentary and insight. Their expertise is wide-ranging, including foreign relations, diplomacy, history and religion.

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.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Brings Science, Technology Solutions to Homeland Security
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Post-9/11, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory plays a critical role in nearly every layer of the country’s national security.

Released: 2-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Innovations in farming and manufacturing focus of $1.1 million in NSF grants to IU
Indiana University

Two grants to professors in the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering will support research on the revitalization of traditional industries in Indiana and Taiwan

Released: 23-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
New study identifies risk factors for head and neck cancer among 9/11 responders
Rutgers School of Public Health

A recent Rutgers study identified factors that may put people who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) at increased risk for cancers of the head and neck, such as oral cavity, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal cancers.

Released: 10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Government housing voucher program effectively reduces homeless veteran population, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Research led by Notre Dame's William Evans confirms that for every HUD-VASH voucher distributed, one fewer veteran is living on the streets.

Released: 9-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
NewYork-Presbyterian Reflects on the 15 Year Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Fifteen years ago, New York City was changed forever when terrorists struck down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks and more than 6,000 people were injured. The tragedy of that day brought all of New York City together: the first responders, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, area businesses, co-workers, neighbors and strangers. NewYork-Presbyterian staff was called into action to help victims in the immediate aftermath of the attack, with four NYP EMS professionals sacrificing their lives that day to save others.Several NewYork-Presbyterian staff members came together to share their stories throughout the week.

Released: 8-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Nurse Anesthesia Congress Discusses Access to Anesthesia and Remembers Sept. 11 Attack on America
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

This is the annual congress of the AANA, which is the largest meeting for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Research, clinical advancements, and awards are highlighted throughout the meeting.

Released: 7-Sep-2016 1:35 PM EDT
Fifteen Years After 9/11, Psychologists Can Talk About Terrorism, Long-Term Trauma
American Psychological Association (APA)

As you are reporting on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, psychologists are available to discuss the attacks’ long-term effects on survivors; trauma and grief; resilience; and terrorism response.

Released: 10-Sep-2013 11:55 AM EDT
Rowan University Professor Discusses Terrorism on 12th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks
Rowan University

Since the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, Dr. Robert S. Fleming, professor of Management in the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University and a recognized authority on emergency preparedness has been interviewed by numerous television, radio, and print media outlets on a variety of topics related to our nation’s vulnerability to domestic terrorism and our enhanced preparedness for the ever-present threat of terrorism within our contemporary world.

Released: 24-Sep-2012 12:05 PM EDT
Study Explores Genetic Link Between PTSD and Respiratory Illness in 9/11 Responders
Stony Brook Medicine

A new study by Dr. Benjamin J. Luft of Stony Brook University School of Medcicine and colleagues will explore the role genetics may play in the development of PTSD and respiratory illness in 9/11 WTC responders.

Released: 10-Sep-2012 2:00 PM EDT
Rowan University Professor Discusses Terrorism on Anniversary of September 11 Attacks
Rowan University

Since the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, Dr. Robert S. Fleming, professor of management at Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) and a recognized authority on emergency preparedness has been interviewed by numerous television, radio, and print media outlets on a variety of topics related to our nation’s vulnerability to domestic terrorism and our enhanced preparedness for the ever-present threat of terrorism within our contemporary world.

Released: 22-Dec-2011 10:30 AM EST
Study of WTC Responders: PTSD and Respiratory Illness Linked
Stony Brook Medicine

More than 10 years after 9/11, when thousands of rescue and recovery workers descended on the area surrounding the World Trade Center in the wake of the terrorist attacks, a research team led by Benjamin J. Luft, M.D., the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook’s World Trade Center Health Program, and Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has published results of a study examining the relationship between the two signature health problems among WTC first responders—respiratory illness and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Released: 6-Dec-2011 3:00 PM EST
“9/11- 10 Years Later”
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The conference’s goal is to define and discuss the established advances and the opportunities for improvement in disaster preparedness and response since 9/11.

Released: 2-Dec-2011 1:00 PM EST
Asthma Rates Double for WTC First Responders
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (North Shore-LIJ Health System)

The American Journal of Industrial Medicine recently published a study showing that World Trade Center (WTC) responders suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population as a result of their exposure to the toxic dust from the collapse of the WTC towers in 2001.

Released: 16-Nov-2011 11:00 AM EST
WTC Workers Exposed Earlier to Dust Cloud Have Higher Risk of Atherosclerosis
Mount Sinai Health System

In the first study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate cardiovascular risk in World Trade Center (WTC) first responders, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that the responders who experienced high levels of exposure to the initial dust cloud on September 11, 2001, demonstrate high-risk features of atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries).

Released: 22-Sep-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Racing Against Time
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has a new tool available for rapidly rescuing those trapped beneath concrete.

Released: 12-Sep-2011 10:30 AM EDT
JOEM Marks Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

In the decade since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, occupational and environmental medicine specialists have played a central role in evaluating and responding to potentially toxic exposures and other health hazards created by the attacks, according to a special issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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