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Released: 11-Sep-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Latest poverty statistics: U-M experts can discuss
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University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 report on poverty and income statistics, to be released Sept. 15.

Newswise: Which workers will be required to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s available?
Released: 24-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Which workers will be required to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s available?
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FACULTY Q&ASheria Robinson-LaneVaccine confidence is historically low in the United States, yet some workers are required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. What does this mean for health care employees, and for other essential and non-essential workers, if a coronavirus vaccine is developed?Sheria Robinson-Lane, assistant professor and gerontologist with expertise in palliative care, long-term care and nursing administration in the School of Nursing; Samuel Bagenstos, the Frank G.

Newswise: COVID poses hardships for people with substance abuse problems
Released: 24-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT
COVID poses hardships for people with substance abuse problems
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FACULTY Q&ABoth fatal and nonfatal overdoses have increased this year compared to last, according to a recent report by the Overdose Data Mapping Application Program. And, anecdotal information suggests that compared to last year, people in recovery are relapsing at alarming rates.Faculty from the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health discuss why the pandemic has hit people with substance abuse problems especially hard and the expanded role of virtual recovery programs.

Released: 18-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
COVID poses hardships for people with substance abuse problems
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Both fatal and nonfatal overdoses have increased this year compared to last, according to a recent report by the Overdose Data Mapping Application Program. And, anecdotal information suggests that compared to last year, people in recovery are relapsing at alarming rates. Faculty from the University of Michigan School of Nursing's Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health discuss why the pandemic has hit people with substance abuse problems especially hard and the expanded role of virtual recovery programs.

13-Aug-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Massive, rapid vaccine production will require firms to share information
University of Michigan

As the world rushes to identify safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics to counter the COVID-19 epidemic, attention is turning to the next step: manufacturing these products at enormous scale.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Coronavirus testing, immunity: What we know
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Questions around coronavirus testing and immunity are top of mind as the pandemic continues to spread and potential vaccines undergo trials.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Coronavirus: What pregnant women should know
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Nearly 4 million babies are born each year in the United States. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, pregnant women are concerned about their health and the health of their children.

Newswise: Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond
Released: 22-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond
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FACULTY Q&AThe Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality prompted the NFL to acknowledge it should have listened to players who wanted to peacefully protest and led to NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags at its races.Ron Wade, clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and former director of marketing for the Detroit Tigers, discusses what these actions mean.

Newswise: Deena Kelly Costa: Lifting restrictions on Michigan’s nurses
Released: 22-Jun-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Deena Kelly Costa: Lifting restrictions on Michigan’s nurses
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FACULTY Q&ADeena Kelly CostaDeena Kelly Costa, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, helped advise Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office in crafting an executive order that lifts restrictions on nurses, nursing students and other health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan has some of the strictest advanced nursing practice standards in the country.

Newswise: Sheria Robinson-Lane: Why have nursing homes been hit so hard by the coronavirus?
Released: 22-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Sheria Robinson-Lane: Why have nursing homes been hit so hard by the coronavirus?
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ANN ARBOR—Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, so far, according to media reports.Sheria Robinson-Lane, a gerontologist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is an expert in palliative and long-term care and nursing administration.

Newswise: Surviving the coronavirus while black: Pandemic's heavy toll on African American mental health
Released: 20-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Surviving the coronavirus while black: Pandemic's heavy toll on African American mental health
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ANN ARBOR—Black communities in the United States have been disproportionately affected by the number of coronavirus cases and deaths. At the same time, white nationalist activities have increased in the last months.Riana Elyse AndersonRiana Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, discusses how these trends are affecting the mental health of African Americans.

Newswise: @umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
Released: 20-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
@umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
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ANN ARBOR—Businesses across the nation are preparing to start reopening their workplaces. Rick Neitzel, an expert on occupational and environmental health at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, outlines five steps that employers and employees can take together to return to work in the safest manner possible.

Released: 15-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Why have nursing homes been hit harder by the coronavirus, and should you remove your relative?
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ANN ARBOR—Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, so far, according to media reports.Sheria Robinson-Lane, a gerontologist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is an expert in palliative and long-term care and nursing administration.

Newswise: Paul Fleming & William Lopez: Why Hispanics are at higher risk to suffer health, economic consequences
Released: 14-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Paul Fleming & William Lopez: Why Hispanics are at higher risk to suffer health, economic consequences
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FACULTY Q&AU.S. Hispanics are more likely than their white white counterparts to be affected by coronavirus independently of their immigration status. Two University of Michigan School of Public Health experts explain why, and offer some solutions the federal government could use to mitigate these negative consequences.Paul J.

Newswise: Jason Pogue: Operation Warp Speed targets a COVID-19 vaccine by January; much still unknown
Released: 11-May-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Jason Pogue: Operation Warp Speed targets a COVID-19 vaccine by January; much still unknown
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FACULTY Q&AANN ARBOR–In late April, the federal government announced Operation Warp Speed, an aggressive COVID-19 vaccine development program that aims to have at least 300 million doses of vaccine available in the United States by January. Jason Pogue, clinical professor of pharmacy, discusses the feasibility of this aggressive timetable.

Newswise: Coronavirus: Social distancing  can exacerbate existing mental health concerns in an already stressful time.
Released: 30-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Coronavirus: Social distancing can exacerbate existing mental health concerns in an already stressful time.
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FACULTY Q&ASocial connection is a primary way to cope with mental health difficulties and stress. At a time when much of the population is practicing social distancing due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, losing direct connection with friends, colleagues and extended family can exacerbate existing mental health concerns in an already stressful time.

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Released: 13-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Faculty Q&A: U. of Michigan economist Gabriel Ehrlich sees sharp, short-lived effects of coronavirus
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FACULTY Q&AGabriel Ehrlich is the director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan, where he forecasts the U.S. and Michigan economies. He discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus locally, nationally and globally.We are seeing a sinking Dow, disrupted education, restricted travel, canceled events and much more fallout.

Newswise: Faculty Q&A: H. Luke Shaefer on how the coronavirus outbreak highlights inequities in health care, employment systems
Released: 13-Mar-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Faculty Q&A: H. Luke Shaefer on how the coronavirus outbreak highlights inequities in health care, employment systems
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FACULTY Q&ALuke ShaeferAs the coronavirus continues to spread, University of Michigan poverty scholar H. Luke Shaefer discusses how the pandemic will impact hourly workers and families with low incomes. Shaefer, faculty director of Poverty Solutions U-M, is a professor of social work and public policy.What are the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for low-income families?As there are more and more closures, those who don’t have paid time off and only get paid when they clock in are going to run into the most financial trouble.

Newswise: Coronavirus: What companies and the federal government should do to help: A Q&A with @MichiganRoss professor Ravi Anupindi
Released: 5-Mar-2020 4:25 PM EST
Coronavirus: What companies and the federal government should do to help: A Q&A with @MichiganRoss professor Ravi Anupindi
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FACULTY Q&ARavi Anupindi.Ravi Anupindi is a professor of technology and operations and faculty director for the Center for Value Chain Innovation at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He discusses how companies can deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.Ravi Anupindi.What can companies do right now to deal with supply chain interruptions?Anupindi: It is important to recognize that virus outbreaks are different from other types of disruptions like fires, floods and earthquakes.

Newswise: Public health, nursing expert: Coronavirus: Health care workers must protect themselves even if employers won’t
Released: 5-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EST
Public health, nursing expert: Coronavirus: Health care workers must protect themselves even if employers won’t
University of Michigan

Faculty Q&AAs the coronavirus spreads throughout the country, an increasing number of American health care workers helping to treat patients are contracting the infection.Christopher Friese.Christopher Friese, the Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing and professor of health management and policy at the School of Public Health, leads a research team focused on health care delivery in high-risk settings.

Released: 31-Jan-2020 1:15 PM EST
Nanospirals that form as molten metals solidify could be key to new materials—and even invisibility
University of Michigan

Humans have been cooling metal mixtures from liquid to solid for thousands of years. But surprisingly, not much is known about exactly what happens during the process of solidification. Particularly puzzling is the solidification of eutectics, which are mixtures of two or more solid phases.

Newswise: Soleimani's death: University of Michigan experts can discuss
Released: 3-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
Soleimani's death: University of Michigan experts can discuss
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University of Michigan experts can comment on the implications of the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top security and intelligence commander, who was killed early Friday in a U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport.

Released: 6-Nov-2019 2:40 PM EST
How Russia's online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide
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Russia's ever-tightening grip on its citizens' internet access has troubling implications for online freedom in the United States and other countries that share its decentralized network structure, according to a University of Michigan study.

Newswise: @umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer
Released: 14-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
@umich expert: Rushing the desert, storming a mountain, women in US and Europe fought for their place in soccer
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Andrei Markovits, a professor of political science and German studies at the University of Michigan, has written extensively on how culture, sports and politics converge. His most recent book is "Women in American soccer and European football. Different Roads to Shared Glory," in which he discusses the challenges women had to overcome to find a place in the soccer world.

Newswise: To Cut Down Prescription Drug Prices, We Need a Non Partisan Entity to Craft Evidence-Based Policy, #Umich Expert Says
Released: 5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
To Cut Down Prescription Drug Prices, We Need a Non Partisan Entity to Craft Evidence-Based Policy, #Umich Expert Says
University of Michigan

Minal Patel, assistant professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, discusses prescription drug affordability

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Released: 10-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST
What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy This Flu Season
University of Michigan

Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been studying the spread of the flu virus and the effectiveness of vaccines and antiviral medications for more than five decades.

Released: 30-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Changing the conversation Seniors and technology
University of Michigan

We laugh at the meme—even those of us over a certain age—of the toddler, hand pressed over his eyes in utter frustration, telling grandma for the umpteenth time how to open a browser on her computer. Or the photo of the older couple staring at a cell phone, with him asking her to make sure to take two pictures so he can have one as well.

Newswise: Why research on firearm safety is essential
Released: 20-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Why research on firearm safety is essential
University of Michigan

Q&A with Rebecca Cunningham, co-leader of FACTS and an emergency physician and associate vice president for research at U-M, discussed the announcement.


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