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Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 Community Relief Funds raised more than $1 billion across U.S., research led by Lilly Family School of Philanthropy professor Laurie Paarlberg finds
Indiana University

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1.05 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response in their communities as of June 30.

Newswise: Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Record-breaking drop in U.S. GDP: experts available to comment
Indiana University

During the second quarter of 2020, real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 32.9 percent, according to the advance estimate released July 30 by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The fall in economic output is the fastest pace on record in U.S. history. IU experts on business economics, public policy and productivity are available to comment.

Newswise: Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Released: 30-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Partnerships with bankrupt companies could be double-edged sword for investors
Indiana University

New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that when a company is in bankruptcy, its advertising and research and development investments can cut both ways. They increase the odds of surviving for some bankrupt companies and decrease the odds for others.

Newswise: Experts available to comment on 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
Released: 29-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Experts available to comment on 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
Indiana University

Indiana University experts are available to comment on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season in light of Hurricane Hanna's recent landfall in Texas, the first Atlantic hurricane to make a July landfall in that state since Hurricane Dolly in 2008.

Newswise: Predicting the spread of COVID-19 infection
Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Predicting the spread of COVID-19 infection
Indiana University

IUPUI’s Daniel Johnson is working to develop a predictive model of COVID-19 based on the physical environment, social environment and cases of infection.

Newswise: IUPUI institute combats COVID-19 at the nano level
Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
IUPUI institute combats COVID-19 at the nano level
Indiana University

Copper, a metal commonly used throughout history for its antibacterial properties, is being utilized by researchers at IUPUI to solve a problem very relevant today: making reusable face masks safer and more comfortable for daily use.

Newswise: Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing drivers despite mitigation efforts, IU research finds
Released: 22-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing drivers despite mitigation efforts, IU research finds
Indiana University

Despite efforts by ridesharing companies to eliminate or reduce discrimination, research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that racial and LGBT bias persists among drivers. Platforms such as Uber, Lyft and Via responded to drivers' biased behavior by removing information that could indicate a rider's gender and race from initial ride requests. However, researchers still found that biases against underrepresented groups and those who indicate support for the LGBT community continued to exist after drivers accepted a ride request -- when the rider's picture would then be displayed.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 4:25 AM EDT
Chatbots can ease medical providers' burden, offer trusted guidance to those with COVID-19 symptoms
Indiana University

COVID-19 has placed tremendous pressure on health care systems, not only for critical care but also from an anxious public looking for answers. Research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business found that chatbots -- software applications that conduct online chats via text or text-to-speech -- working for reputable organizations can ease the burden on medical providers and offer trusted guidance to those with symptoms.

Newswise: Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Released: 16-Jun-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Studying pandemic's effects on sexual health and well-being
Indiana University

One in five adults in the United States report they have experienced change – mostly a decrease – in their sexual behavior during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.

Newswise: Creating Inclusive Remote Work Environments
Released: 8-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Creating Inclusive Remote Work Environments
Indiana University

IUPUI researcher is working to understand how employers can create the most welcoming virtual environments during the pandemic, particularly for women in minority groups disproportionately affected by the virus.

Newswise: Depression and loneliness during COVID-19
Released: 5-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Depression and loneliness during COVID-19
Indiana University

Americans experienced more depression and loneliness during the early COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study by Indiana University, but those who kept frequent in-person social and sexual connections had better mental health outcomes.

Newswise: Hydrologists show environmental damage from fog reduction is observable from outer space
Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Hydrologists show environmental damage from fog reduction is observable from outer space
Indiana University

A study led by ecohydrologists at IUPUI is the first to show it's possible to use satellite data to understand how fog reduction from climate change is harming vegetation in ecologically rare regions.

Newswise: IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana University

The results of a new scientific survey of more than 10,000 people across 45 states provides insight into Americans' perceptions and expectations around a return to youth sports amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Experts available to comment on racial and social inequality in COVID-19 health care
Released: 26-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Experts available to comment on racial and social inequality in COVID-19 health care
Indiana University

As all 50 U.S. states ease economic restrictions implemented in response to the coronavirus, health and policy experts are braced for a potential second wave of COVID-19. Based on the first phase of the crisis, the hardest-hit populations are anticipated among communities of color, which have been disproportionally affected. According to a recent report from American Public Media Research Lab, African Americans are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as Latino or Asian Americans, and nearly 2 1/2 times as likely as whites. Indiana University experts on racial inequality, social inequality in health care and demographics data are available to comment on these topics.

Newswise: Center offers COVID-19 training and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Released: 20-May-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Center offers COVID-19 training and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Indiana University

The HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training & Resource Center at IUPUI launched a Coronavirus Hub for educators, families, and medical professionals to assist them in helping individuals with autism spectrum disorder cope during the pandemic.

Released: 19-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Is your job killing you? Stress, lack of autonomy and ability can lead to depression and death
Indiana University

As millions continue working from home during the pandemic or are required to report to jobs as essential employees, many have raised questions about how these work conditions impact our health -- and not just as they relate to COVID-19. A new study from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that our mental health and mortality have a strong correlation with the amount of autonomy we have at our job, our workload and job demands, and our cognitive ability to deal with those demands.

Newswise: Expert available to comment on COVID-19 risk perception and summer vacations
Released: 18-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Expert available to comment on COVID-19 risk perception and summer vacations
Indiana University

Becky Liu-Lastres, assistant professor in the Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management at IUPUI is available to talk about COVID-19’s potential impact on vacations this summer, particularly how tourists will make travel decisions based on their perceived risk and how that affects small businesses in particular.

Newswise: Pandemic disrupting social networks that are key to older adults' well-being
Released: 14-May-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Pandemic disrupting social networks that are key to older adults' well-being
Indiana University

Having a strong social network of friends and family can have a positive impact on people’s emotional and physical well-being, particularly for those 65 and older. IU researchers are now studying how the pandemic has disrupted those social connections for older adults.

Newswise: IU, Indiana State Department of Health release preliminary findings about impact of COVID-19 in state
Released: 14-May-2020 7:30 AM EDT
IU, Indiana State Department of Health release preliminary findings about impact of COVID-19 in state
Indiana University

Preliminary results from a scientific study aimed at measuring the spread of the novel coronavirus in Indiana show a general population prevalence of about 2.8 percent of the state's population.

Released: 13-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Scarcity reduces consumers' concerns about prices, even during a pandemic, research shows
Indiana University

New research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing Research finds that scarcity actually decreases consumers' tendency to use price to judge a product's quality.

Newswise: IU cancer researcher earns $1.6 million NCI grant for multiple myeloma bone disease therapies
Released: 12-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
IU cancer researcher earns $1.6 million NCI grant for multiple myeloma bone disease therapies
Indiana University

David Roodman is leading research to investigate a molecule that could repair bone, decrease tumors and improve outcomes for multiple myeloma patients on specific targeted therapies.

Newswise: Cancer researchers identify checkpoint target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy
Released: 11-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Cancer researchers identify checkpoint target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy
Indiana University

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy.

Newswise: School-based program aims to reduce 'teacher trauma' from COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 5-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
School-based program aims to reduce 'teacher trauma' from COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana University

A research project led by IUPUI aims to assist teachers and other school personnel who experience "secondary traumas" from working with vulnerable populations, especially in times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Government Orders Have Less Impact on Voluntary Quarantine Than Having News About the Pandemic
Released: 5-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Government Orders Have Less Impact on Voluntary Quarantine Than Having News About the Pandemic
Indiana University

Indiana University researchers released new results from the first comprehensive study of how COVID-19 mitigation policies affect measures of individual movement and contact.

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Released: 29-Apr-2020 10:55 AM EDT
When schools relax rules for 'helicopter' parents and their kids, other students suffer
Indiana University

An IU sociologist's research reveals that schools are dependent on the support of highly involved, privileged parents. As a result, teachers often exempt those families from certain rules, including those involving attendance and homework.

Newswise: PFAS in carpets a major exposure source for children
23-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
PFAS in carpets a major exposure source for children
Indiana University

Children can be exposed to a toxic medley of per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) from carpets, according to a new study by IU researchers.

Newswise: Indiana State Department of Health, IU partner on COVID-19 study
Released: 24-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Indiana State Department of Health, IU partner on COVID-19 study
Indiana University

The Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is collaborating with the state health department to conduct a scientific study to measure the spread of COVID-19 throughout Indiana.

Newswise: Free virtual COVID-19 training for health care workers offered by IUPUI-led program
Released: 3-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Free virtual COVID-19 training for health care workers offered by IUPUI-led program
Indiana University

Indiana University researchers and clinicians are helping the state's health care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free virtual training focused on issues related to the novel coronavirus.


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