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Article ID: 719390

UM School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health Receives NIH Contract for Influenza Research

University of Maryland School of Medicine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases research contract is one of the largest ever awarded to UMSOM and includes an initial award of approximately $2.5 million to conduct clinical testing of influenza vaccines. Total funding over seven years could be as much as $201 million if all options are exercised in the NIAID contract.

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20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719374

New Penn-Developed Vaccine Prevents Herpes in Mice, Guinea Pigs

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A novel vaccine at Penn Medicine protected almost all animal subjects exposed to the herpes virus

Released:
20-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719367

New Air Quality Ranking has 10 Worst Cities in California, Arizona

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Scientific evidence proves that poor air quality affects health, and Long Beach, California residents should be concerned. Long Beach ranks last for air quality among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to the 2019 American Fitness Index® rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation.

Released:
20-Sep-2019 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719365

Multi-institutional team to study effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

Washington University in St. Louis

A team of researchers, led by Philip V. Bayly in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University, plans to use MRI to study the brains of healthy, uninjured individuals to create models of brain motion to enable the researchers to predict the chronic effects of repeated head impacts in both men and women.

Released:
20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Ronald Chen Named Chair of Radiation Oncology
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    20-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719277

Ronald Chen Named Chair of Radiation Oncology

University of Kansas Cancer Center

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, has been named the Brandmeyer Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, clinical service chief at The University of Kansas Health System and associate director for Health Equity at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

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19-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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20-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT

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