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Released: 7-Apr-2020 12:05 AM EDT
ASRA Recognizes Eight Trailblazers as Part of the Year of Women in ASRA
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Eight trailblazing women in regional anesthesia and pain medicine are being honored for their achievements and contributions to the field as part of the ASRA Trailblazer Awards. Created to acknowledge potential for bias in the past, the program is part of the “Year of Women in ASRA,” so named by ASRA President Dr. Eugene Viscusi. Other components of the campaign include year-round highlights of prominent women in the field on the ASRA website and social media channels, greater recognition of gender disparities at meetings, improved data collection to continue to assess our progress representing the field, and, most importantly, development of an organizational plan to identify and correct disparities across all minority groups.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
AACC Reschedules 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to December to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Meeting Experience for Attendees
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

AACC is pleased to announce that the organization will be able to preserve the complete 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo experience for its attendees by moving the meeting to December 13-17, 2020. After carefully monitoring the ongoing global crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the association’s leadership determined that rescheduling is the best way to safeguard the health of meeting attendees, partners, and staff, which is AACC’s number one priority.

Newswise: Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World
Released: 6-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America is calling on U.S. students to submit acoustics-related art and lyrics as part of the International Year of Sound 2020 celebration. K-12 students across the U.S. can participate in an international competition for primary, middle and secondary students from all over the world. It is also an opportunity to include an element of STEM education for so many students in need of enriching curriculum while being away from school due to coronavirus concerns.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to Host Ergonomics Summit on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is producing a one-day summit featuring a group of seven renowned ergonomics experts who will provide state-of-the-art guidance for creating more comfortable, safer, and more productive home-based work and school environments. Attendees will learn creative ways to establish ergonomic workspaces and practices and how to avoid discomfort and injury due to increased home-based computer usage without needing to buy new furniture.

Newswise: Tufts to Make Residence Halls Available to Local Hospitals and Host Cities
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Tufts to Make Residence Halls Available to Local Hospitals and Host Cities
Tufts University

In partnership with local health-care providers and its host communities, Tufts University today announced it will make its residence halls available to house medical personnel, first responders, and patients, including those recovering from COVID-19, in an effort to help contain the spread of the virus as local hospitals prepare for a surge of cases that threatens to overwhelm their capacity.

Newswise: Rutgers COVID-19 Center Names Associate Director for Public Health
Released: 6-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers COVID-19 Center Names Associate Director for Public Health
Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers COVID Response Pandemic Preparedness Center, which is coordinating the university’s myriad research, public health, and outreach efforts to combat COVID-19, has named Henry F. Raymond, associate professor in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health, as it’s associate director for public health.

Newswise: Caregiver Monday: An Initiative Dedicated To Helping Caregivers Take Care of Themselves
Released: 6-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Caregiver Monday: An Initiative Dedicated To Helping Caregivers Take Care of Themselves
Monday Campaigns

– The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit public health initiative, has announced Sherri Snelling, caregiving expert and corporate gerontologist, is taking a leading role with Caregiver Monday, a program dedicated to supporting the self-care of 65 million family caregivers by offering weekly health and wellness practices, research and collaborative activities through partner organizations.

3-Apr-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Coriell Institute Awarded $9.2M Biobanking Grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Coriell Institute for Medical Research

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $9.2 million grant through an open competition from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). This five-year award keeps Coriell in place as the steward of the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository, a world-renowned collection of high quality cell lines and DNA samples representing genetic diseases, distinct human populations around the world, and more.

Newswise: Tulane University awarded $10.3 million to test therapeutics, vaccines for novel coronavirus
Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Tulane University awarded $10.3 million to test therapeutics, vaccines for novel coronavirus
Tulane University

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane National Primate Research Center a contract of up to $10.3 million to evaluate vaccines and treatments to combat coronavirus disease 2019.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Uses Remote Patient Monitoring to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

A new remote monitoring platform developed by the Mount Sinai Health System is helping health care providers to care for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home.


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