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Released: 15-Nov-2019 2:20 AM EST
Rutgers Experts Available to Speak on Santa Clarita, CA, School Shooting
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Paul Boxer is an expert on the development and management of aggressive behavior and director of the External Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice at Rutgers University-Newark. Stephanie Bonne is assistant professor of surgery at New Jersey Medical School and director of the Hospital Violence Intervention Program at University Hospital in Newark, where she is a trauma surgeon and regularly treats gun-shot victims.

Newswise: Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate
Released: 11-Oct-2019 10:20 AM EDT
Rutgers Native American Experts Weigh in on Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples Day Debate
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Camilla Townsend, a history professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick whose research focuses on the relationship between indigenous people and Europeans throughout the Americas, says there is room for both holidays.

Released: 7-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Expert Can Discuss Amber Guyger’s Controversial Hug
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The gesture toward the former Dallas police officer sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering a black man in his own apartment has sparked controversy over compassion in the courtroom. What are the limits? Who is on the receiving end? And why? Rutgers-Newark School of Criminal Justice Professor and former Chief Judge in Newark Municipal Court Victoria Pratt is available to offer perspective.

Newswise: Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.
Released: 3-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT
Rutgers expert school violence prevention weighs in on whether beefed up security measures keep kids safe.
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Do bulletproof backpacks, lobbies, metal detectors, cameras, guards and other beefed up security measures in response to previous school shootings protect our students from school violence? We spoke with Matthew Mayer, associate professor with the Rutgers-New Brunswick Graduate School of Education, whose research focuses on school violence prevention and promoting safe and productive schools, to find out.

Released: 21-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT
What Changes in the Tax Code Mean for New Jersey
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Jay Soled, a professor and director of the Master of Accountancy in Taxation Program at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, explains what returns New Jersey taxpayers can expect.

Released: 15-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings
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PROFESSOR SAHAR AZIZ of Rutgers Law School, an expert on national security and civil rights with a focus on the impact of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian diasporas in the West is available today to talk about the mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Released: 15-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events
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An expert from Rutgers’ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth discusses warning signs and how to address violence-related fears in children nationwide in the aftermath of the recent school shootings

Newswise: Love and Courtship in the Digital Age
Released: 13-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
Love and Courtship in the Digital Age
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More than 20 years later, platforms for pairing up – and the attitudes toward those who use them – have changed considerably. But is the proliferation of dating sites and mobile apps altering our courtship experiences and long-term relationships? Rutgers relationship experts weigh in.

Newswise: U.S. and Canada to Ban Trans Fats This Year; Research on How This Effects Cardiovascular Health
Released: 7-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
U.S. and Canada to Ban Trans Fats This Year; Research on How This Effects Cardiovascular Health
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Shauna Downs, Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health, is available for interviews on how this impending ban will affect cardiovascular health in residents of North America.

Newswise: Steven R. Brant Sheds Light on the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Released: 31-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Steven R. Brant Sheds Light on the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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Brant’s hire establishes Rutgers as one of the six IBD Genetics Consortium centers.

Released: 5-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Winter Months
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Poison control experts offer advice on carbon monoxide safety after death and multiple illnesses in New Jersey

Newswise: Rutgers Names New Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute Director
Released: 16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
Rutgers Names New Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute Director
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Helmut Zarbl will link the institute with the university’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, promote collaboration between education and research

Released: 31-Oct-2017 4:05 AM EDT
Helping Clinicians Curb the Opioid Crisis
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Clinicians are on the front line of detecting opioid addiction – but need to be better trained on treatment solutions

Newswise: Advancing Access to Mental Health Care in the U.S. And Around the World
Released: 24-Jul-2017 12:00 AM EDT
Advancing Access to Mental Health Care in the U.S. And Around the World
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As a child, Francine Conway often walked down dirt roads in Guyana to fetch water and wash clothes in a river. Today, she is the first African-American dean of one of the world’s leading professional schools of psychology: the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. And she plans to expand the school’s reach, to assist areas inside and outside the U.S. that lack access to mental health care.

Newswise: Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide
Released: 11-Jan-2017 1:00 PM EST
Tallying the Social Cost of Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide
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A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee today released a report aimed at ensuring that estimates of the social cost of carbon dioxide used by the U.S. government keep reflecting state-of-the-art science and evidence. Rutgers Today asked committee member Robert E. Kopp, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers, to discuss the topic.

Released: 15-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Tips for the Holidays
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An expert at Rutgers University’s Care2Caregivers helpline shares tips on how families can celebrate the holidays with loved ones suffering from an illness that affects memory

Newswise: Frequent Flyer Seeks to Improve Global Health
Released: 10-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST
Frequent Flyer Seeks to Improve Global Health
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Mark Gregory Robson has been on a global health crusade for decades. The Rutgers professor has spent countless hours in Thailand, the Philippines, Liberia and other countries working on pesticide issues, education and training. He is Board of Governors distinguished service professor and professor of plant biology and pathology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Newswise: Burning Fossil Fuels Poses Existential Threat to Earth
Released: 27-Oct-2016 10:15 AM EDT
Burning Fossil Fuels Poses Existential Threat to Earth
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Burning coal for electricity is in decline, while the use of natural gas, solar and wind power are on the rise. But how close are we to creating a clean energy economy to help protect our planet from the impacts of climate change? Rutgers Today asked Paul G. Falkowski, Bennett Smith Professor in Business and Natural Resources in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and director of the Rutgers Energy Institute, about energy use, the presidential candidates’ positions and the outlook for cleaner energy.

Newswise: How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events
Released: 22-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT
How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events
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In the wake of the recent terror events, a Rutgers expert discusses how to discuss violence-related fears with young children and warning signs to anticipate.

Newswise: Meet Rutgers’ RADICAL Supercomputing Guru
Released: 22-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Meet Rutgers’ RADICAL Supercomputing Guru
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Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man. Jha and his RADICAL (Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory) team operate at the crossroads of computing and science, and their work has benefited research in the molecular sciences, polar sciences and high-energy physics.

Newswise: Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling? You Bet! Says Rutgers Gambling Expert. And the Future Legalization of Sports Betting May Be Their Biggest Wager
Released: 8-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST
Are Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling? You Bet! Says Rutgers Gambling Expert. And the Future Legalization of Sports Betting May Be Their Biggest Wager
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Fantasy sports look a lot like sports betting when you look at the way Internet sites have changed the game entirely, and the billions they are making in the process.

Newswise: When ‘Healthy’ Eating Becomes a Health Risk
Released: 16-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT
When ‘Healthy’ Eating Becomes a Health Risk
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Rutgers psychologist discusses the dangers of orthorexia

Released: 6-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST
Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know
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A Rutgers University infectious diseases expert discusses the myths and facts of the measles outbreak and the “vaccine gap” that has put certain adults at risk.

Newswise: An Update on Bacterial Meningitis and Other Important Vaccine News
Released: 18-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
An Update on Bacterial Meningitis and Other Important Vaccine News
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With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent it. Rutgers Today asked DiFerdinando what people need to know this fall about several dangerous disease -- meningitis, influenza and shingles -- and the vaccines designed to prevent them.

Newswise: As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread
Released: 25-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT
As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread
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As the out-of-control Ebola epidemic continues, an infectious disease physician and a medical historian -- both at Rutgers University -- discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history, and treating people already at risk.

Newswise: My Two Dads: Does Gender Matter When Raising Children?
Released: 4-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT
My Two Dads: Does Gender Matter When Raising Children?
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In a book published this month, a Rutgers law professor examines what makes a good parent and how marriage equality improves the welfare of children of same-sex couples

Newswise: Hot Topic: A Potentially Deadly Virus Comes to the U.S.
Released: 23-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Hot Topic: A Potentially Deadly Virus Comes to the U.S.
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Physician and infectious disease researcher Nila Dharan of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School discusses the deadly virus MERS and what people can do to protect themselves.

Released: 13-Jun-2013 1:00 PM EDT
Expert Available for Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patenting
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Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Ph.D., at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School published research in March on gene patents and an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing against the the patenting of human genes.

Released: 28-May-2013 5:00 PM EDT
First Heat Wave of Season Puts Elderly at Risk
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Heat-related illnesses disproportionately affect the elderly and the first heatwave of the season can have a particularly acute impact. A geriatrician explains why and lists steps to keep elderly neighbors and relatives safe.

Released: 8-Feb-2013 10:45 AM EST
Expert Urges National Dialogue to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
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To help children avoid the physical and mental consequences of sexual abuse, an internationally known child advocate and expert in prevention and treatment provides personal space and privacy messages pediatricians and parents can use.

Released: 6-Nov-2012 10:25 AM EST
Children, Teens at Risk for Lasting Emotional Impact From Hurricane Sandy
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The unseen emotional aftershocks of Hurricane Sandy may linger for children who were in the storm's path. A noted psychologist discusses why children may experience PTSD and how parents and caregivers can help.

Released: 5-Jul-2012 4:25 PM EDT
Bullying Can Be a Summertime Issue, Too
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Bullying doesn't stop at the schoolyard gate. It happens wherever kids gather, including summer camp or online. Citing new CDC statistics, Dr. Jennifer Caudle of UMDNJ-SOM advises parents on helping kids cope with bullying.

Released: 24-May-2012 6:50 PM EDT
Go SLoW for a Healthy Summer, UMDNJ Physician Advises
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With backyard, beach and BBQ season beginning, a family physician from UMDNJ is advising that SLoW (Sunscreen and Lots of Water) is the way to go for a healthy summer season.

Released: 15-Nov-2011 3:00 PM EST
Experts Available to Discuss the Impact of Sexual Abuse on Children
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Drs. Martin Finkel and Esther Deblinger, co-founders of the CARES Institute at UMDNJ, are available to discuss child sexual abuse, the "stranger danger" myth and how parents can protect their children from becoming victims.

Released: 9-Sep-2011 1:05 PM EDT
Can a Hollywood Feature Film Convince Audiences to Fight the Flu?
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In Contagion, scientists scramble to diagnose and stop a new strain of flu virus that achieves pandemic status. It's a scary scenario, but one that should help convince people to "roll up their sleeves" and get a seasonal flu vaccine.

Released: 2-Sep-2011 1:30 PM EDT
Don’t Let Backpacks Become Back-to-School Back Pain
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A pain specialist offers tips for making sure school backpacks won't cause neck or back pain or contribute to deformity of the spine. Tips for adults, too, who risk chronic back pain from bags that are too heavy or carried improperly.

Released: 7-Jan-2011 5:00 PM EST
What to Do for the “Stomach Flu”
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A family physician and faculty member at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine offers practical advice for coping with - and avoiding - a virus that is sending a crush of patients to physician offices and hospital ERs.

Released: 1-Dec-2010 3:45 PM EST
Experts Available to Discuss New Guidelines for Vitamin D
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For media covering the new IOM guidelines on vitamin D, several experts - including researchers, clinicians and nutritionists - at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) are available for comment.

Released: 18-Nov-2010 4:55 PM EST
Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease
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The NJ Institute for Successful Aging can provide experts can provide experts to comment on the impact of Alzheimer's, including research, disease diagnosis, clinical care and strategies for caregivers.

Released: 24-Sep-2010 3:45 PM EDT
Now Is a Good Time to Discard Unused, Expired Medication
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If your household is like most in America, you could be unwittingly contributing to accidental poisonings, drug overdoses, and drug abuse simply by keeping unused, outdated, or expired pharmaceuticals in your medicine cabinet.

Released: 23-Jun-2010 11:00 AM EDT
Environmental & Occupational Health Expert Available to Discuss Potential Health Effects of Gulf Oil Spill on Clean-up Workers, Volunteers
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A UMDNJ environmental and occupational health expert on human exposure to toxic substances has recommended strategic training and monitoring of workers and volunteers exposed to the Gulf oil spill to identify, and possibly mitigate, human health risks.

Released: 21-Apr-2010 4:15 PM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss New Information on Sugar and Salt Intake
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For media covering the latest study in the Journal of the American Medical Association linking excessive amounts of sugar intake to high cholesterol levels, and the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation for government intervention in reducing salt levels, experts at the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions are available for comment.


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