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Experts in Investing, Teleworking w/Kids at Home, New Grad Job Seeking, Global Markets, Entrepreneurship, Economic Risk Assessment Related to Covid-19

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Experts from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to speak about wide range of business and economics topics related to the coronavirus pandemic. This will be updated.

Entrepreneurship Implications

David Kirsch (Bio), associate professor of management and entrepreneurship can discuss strategy for entrepreneurs and businesses amid pandemic disruption.  From his recent comments in Maryland Today’s ‘When Eating Out is Out’: “[Kirsch] recommends consumers apply a sort of economic triage when determining which businesses could most benefit from their dollars. Meanwhile, restaurant owners may find themselves “forced to reconsider their entire raison d’etre.’”  Co-author of the 2019 book Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation, his expertise covers History of Modern Tech, Entrepreneurial and Tech Failure, Industry Emergence and Global Environmental Management Systems.

Working from Home with Kids

Nicole Coomber (Bio), associate clinical professor of management, can discuss telework and ad hoc home-schooling strategy. She is a source in the CNN piece ‘How to work from home with kids’ and her expertise broadly covers Work-Life Balance, Women in the Workplace, and Gender Equity and Equality.

New Grad Job Seeking

Rachel Loock (Bio), associate director of executive MBA Career Coaching and Programming and Outreach for Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services, can discuss Covid-19 implications for new graduates entering the job market. She also can give advice for ‘Acing the Web-Enabled Job interview.’ Contact: rloock@rhsmith.umd.edu, 301-405-5399

Economic Stimulus Effect on Business and Consumption

Roland Rust (Bio) marketing economist and Distinguished University Professor, can discuss the coronavirus economic stimulus measures and implications for consumers and businesses. He recently argued in this Newswise post that such measures “must prioritize the needs of individuals, rather than the economy as a monolithic and impersonal entity.” Rust also is an International Research Fellow of Oxford University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation and was founding Editor of the Journal of Service Research and served as Editor of the Journal of Marketing.

Tax Season Filing and Policy

Samuel Handwerger (Bio), CPA and accounting lecturer, recently gave insights in “Tax Advice for the Pandemic Era.” His expertise covers Tax Policy/Reforms, Individual Taxes, Business Taxes and IRS Policy.

Economic Risk Assessment

Clifford Rossi (Bio) professor of the practice in finance, can comment related to his forthcoming webinar on “Sizing the Eventual Economic Damage of COVID-19: A Risk Assessment.” With 25-plus years of experience as a senior risk executive at top financial institutions and as a federal-banking regulator, his expertise broadly covers markets, banking policy, housing policy and risk management.

Stock Market and Investing

David Kass (Bio) clinical professor of finance, can discuss the pandemic’s effect on the stock market and investing. He further draws expertise from previously serving as a health economist in senior positions with the federal government.  See related, recent commentary in “Don’t Touch Your Face or Stocks.

Global Markets

Albert “Pete” Kyle (Bio), professor of finance, can discuss the coronavirus effect on global markets and the economy. In recent, related commentary, her addressed how ‘Covid-19 underscores flawed eurozone single currency system’. Kyle’s research focuses on market microstructure, including topics such as high frequency trading, informed speculative trading, market manipulation, price volatility, the informational content of market prices, market liquidity, and contagion. 




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Simple blood test can predict severity of COVID-19 for some patients
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

An early prognosis factor that could be a key to determining who will suffer greater effects from COVID-19, and help clinicians better prepare for these patients, may have been uncovered by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results of the findings were published today in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Genetic ‘fingerprints’ of first COVID-19 cases help manage pandemic
University of Sydney

A new study published in the world-leading journal Nature Medicine, reveals how genomic sequencing and mathematical modelling gave important insights into the ‘parentage’ of cases and likely spread of the disease in New South Wales.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

To stay current about the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to process health information when they read the news. Inevitably, that means people will be exposed to health misinformation, too, in the form of false content, often found online, about the illness.

Newswise: Pandemic Inspires Framework for Enhanced Care in Nursing Homes
Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Pandemic Inspires Framework for Enhanced Care in Nursing Homes
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

As of May 2020, nursing home residents account for a staggering one-third of the more than 80,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. This pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats—like reduced access to resources needed to contain and eliminate the spread of the virus—to achieving and sustaining care quality even in the best nursing homes. Active engagement of nursing home leaders in developing solutions responsive to the unprecedented threats to quality standards of care delivery is required.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT
General Electric Healthcare Chooses UH to Clinically Evaluate First-of-its-kind Imaging System
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center physicians completed evaluation for the GE Healthcare Critical Care Suite, and the technology is now in daily clinical practice – flagging between seven to 15 collapsed lungs per day within the hospital. No one on the team could have predicted the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this technology and future research with GEHC may enhance the capability to improve care for COVID-19 patients in the ICU. Critical Care Suite is now assisting in COVID and non-COVID patient care as the AMX 240 travels to intensive care units within the hospital.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted in the Womb, Reports Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

A baby girl in Texas – born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 – is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 9:45 AM EDT
How COVID-19 Shifted Inpatient Imaging Utilization
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

As medical resources shifted away from elective and non-urgent procedures toward emergent and critical care of COVID-19 patients, departments were forced to reconfigure their personnel and resources. In particular, many Radiology practices rescheduled non-urgent and routine imaging according to recommendations from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), evaluates the change in the inpatient imaging volumes and composition mix during the COVID-19 pandemic within a large healthcare system.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Team is first in Texas to investigate convalescent plasma for prevention of COVID-19 onset and progression
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A research team is the first in Texas to investigate whether plasma from COVID-19 survivors can be used in outpatient settings to prevent the onset and progression of the virus in two new clinical trials at UTHealth.


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