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Released: 22-Oct-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual, November 8–22
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The 21st annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival features a curated slate of award-winning dramatic and documentary films from Israel, the United States, and Germany that explore and illuminate Jewish history, culture, and identity. This year's festival vill be virtual. Many films will also include a Q&A component with filmmakers, scholars, and special guests on the Zoom platform.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Stigma Impacts Psychological, Physical Health of Multiracial People
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Policy changes can help to fight stigmas of multiracial Americans, one of the fasting growing minority groups in the United States according to a Rutgers University-led study.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Why Do White Americans Support Both Strict Immigration Policies and DREAM Act?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

White Americans support strict immigration policies while at the same time favor the DREAM Act that would grant legal status to some immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, a contradiction linked to racial resentment and the belief that equality already exists, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Rutgers Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Decreased Flu Vaccinations, Immunizations for Children
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two Rutgers New Jersey Medical School pediatricians discuss the importance of keeping children and adults up to date with immunizations during the coronavirus crisis.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 10:05 PM EDT
Addressing Teen Mental Health During the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

It has been more than seven months since the pandemic initially shut schools, raising concerns about the mental health of adolescents, says Ann Murphy, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers School of Health Professions. As director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Murphy has been providing trainings and consultation services for school personnel across New Jersey, along with PJ Wenger, a senior training and consultation specialist at the Center who has been providing mental health first-aid trainings in schools. Murphy and Wenger discuss how the pandemic has impacted adolescents’ mental health and how adults can help.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Safety Considerations for Visiting Primary Care Doctors
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people with chronic health conditions relying on telemedicine rather than seeing their doctor in person when necessary or putting off important visits entirely because they fear being infected. Ann M. Nguyen, an assistant research professor at Rutgers Center for State Health Policy at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, who recently published a paper on safety measures at physician offices, discusses what people should know about visiting their doctor and why putting off appointments that need to be done in person could lead to other health problems.

Released: 20-Oct-2020 3:50 PM EDT
New Jersey, Nation Surpass Halfway Employment Recovery Mark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Jersey gained back half of the jobs lost due to the coronavirus pandemic but a wide disparity remains between higher-income professionals working at home and lower-wage support workers still bearing the brunt of the economic downturn that has gripped the nation, according to a new Rutgers report.

Released: 19-Oct-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Coronavirus Test Results Are Faster but Still Too Slow For Contract Tracing, National Survey Says
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The average test times for coronavirus results have fallen from four days in April to 2.7 days in September, but results are still too slow for effective contact tracing, according to a new nationwide survey led by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

19-Oct-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Rutgers Finds New Way to Personalize Treatments for Prostate Cancer
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers have discovered human gene markers that work together to cause metastatic prostate cancer – cancer that spreads beyond the prostate.

Released: 19-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Voting Rights, Election 2020, Colleges, Universities, and Us
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Join the presidents of Rutgers University, Williams College, Berkshire Community College, and Howard University for Voting Rights, Election 2020, Colleges, Universities, and Us, a virtual conversation on Oct. 20 about voting rights, the upcoming 2020 Election, and the implications for colleges and universities.

Released: 18-Oct-2020 8:05 PM EDT
How Teachers Can Manage Burnout During the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at Rutgers School of Health Professions, who has been providing training for school personnel, discusses how teachers, with the help of school administrators, can manage stress and anxiety during these unpredictable times.

Newswise: Rutgers $5 Million NIH Grant Will Improve Access to COVID-19 Testing in Underserved and Vulnerable Communities
Released: 15-Oct-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Rutgers $5 Million NIH Grant Will Improve Access to COVID-19 Testing in Underserved and Vulnerable Communities
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A $5 million National Institutes of Health grant awarded to the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) will launch outreach campaigns and expand access to COVID-19 testing for underserved and vulnerable communities in New Jersey.

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Released: 9-Oct-2020 5:05 PM EDT
What is a Superspreader Event
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers expert discusses what makes a person or event a “superspreader” and how they can be prevented

Released: 9-Oct-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Urge Ban of Menthol Cigarettes Nationwide
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers experts discuss why actions at the state and federal level need to be taken to ban menthol-flavored tobacco products

Released: 9-Oct-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Rutgers Pediatrician Discusses How to Keep Children Safe at School
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers pediatrician discusses how to keep children safe at school during the pandemic as more school districts face COVID-19 outbreaks and some are forced to stop in-person classes.

Newswise: Most Nations Failing to Protect Nature in COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plans
Released: 9-Oct-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Most Nations Failing to Protect Nature in COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Plans
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to reset the global economy and reverse decades of ecosystem and species losses, but most countries are failing to invest in nature-related economic reforms or investments, according to a Rutgers-led paper.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Rutgers Medical Schools' Dean Explores the Importance of Medical Research Participation in Minority Communities
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers medical schools' Dean discusses the importance of Black and Latinx representation in clinical trial studies and the critical steps the medical community can take in rebuilding the trust in minority communities by more transparency and continuous education

Released: 7-Oct-2020 8:35 PM EDT
Pregnant Women with Severe COVID-19 Face Additional Risks and Early Delivery
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Pregnant women with severe or critical COVID-19 and their unborn infants face increased health risks before and after delivery, a Rutgers study finds. Meanwhile, the study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, also found that pregnant women with mild cases of coronavirus disease 2019 had similar outcomes compared to those who were uninfected.

Released: 7-Oct-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Public Education, Support for Voters Essential to Election
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

States must provide the public with clear messages about the changes that have been made to polling locations and voting practices during this very unusual presidential election, says Elizabeth Matto, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Youth Political Participation at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Newswise: Sea-Level Rise Projections can Improve With State-of-the-Art Model
Released: 7-Oct-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Sea-Level Rise Projections can Improve With State-of-the-Art Model
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Projections of potentially dramatic sea-level rise from ice-sheet melting in Antarctica have been wide-ranging, but a Rutgers-led team has created a model that enables improved projections and could help better address climate change threats. A major source of sea-level rise could come from melting of large swaths of the vast Antarctic ice sheet. Fossil coral reefs jutting above the ocean’s surface show evidence that sea levels were more than 20 feet higher about 125,000 years ago during the warm Last Interglacial (Eemian) period.

Newswise: Plant-Based Spray Could be Used in N95 Masks and Energy Devices
Released: 7-Oct-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Plant-Based Spray Could be Used in N95 Masks and Energy Devices
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Engineers have invented a way to spray extremely thin wires made of a plant-based material that could be used in N95 mask filters, devices that harvest energy for electricity, and potentially the creation of human organs. The method involves spraying methylcellulose, a renewable plastic material derived from plant cellulose, on 3D-printed and other objects ranging from electronics to plants, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Materials Horizons.

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: 5-Oct-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Telehealth Trains Parents to Improve Behavior Skills of Children with Autism
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Training parents of children with autism spectrum disorder virtually about early behavioral intervention is an accessible and effective approach during the coronavirus pandemic or in other instances when in-person instruction is not possible, according to a Rutgers researcher.

Released: 4-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Battling Flu During the Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers infectious disease expert explains why the flu vaccination is more important than ever this year

Released: 2-Oct-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Pres. Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test, Effect on Election
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Pres. Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test, Effect on Election

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