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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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Newswise: Commentary in Pediatrics: Children Don’t Transmit Covid-19, Schools Should Reopen in Fall
7-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Commentary in Pediatrics: Children Don’t Transmit Covid-19, Schools Should Reopen in Fall
University of Vermont

Based on one new and three recent studies, the authors of this commentary in Pediatrics conclude that children rarely transmit Covid-19, either among themselves or to adults. The authors recommend that schools reopen in the fall, since staying home can adversely affects children's development.

Newswise: Team Sports Risks Go Well Beyond Injury During the Pandemic
Released: 9-Jul-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Team Sports Risks Go Well Beyond Injury During the Pandemic
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Annabelle de St. Maurice, MD, MPH, co-chief infection prevention officer for UCLA Health, speaks on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guide for youth sports to resume.

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Released: 9-Jul-2020 3:40 PM EDT
WashU Expert: America gains nothing by leaving WHO
Washington University in St. Louis

President Donald Trump’s recent announcement to suspend U.S. funding to, and withdraw from, the World Health Organization is “counter to our interests in addressing our needs to save the lives and further the health of Americans, as well as an abandonment of America’s position as a global leader,” says the director of Washington University in St.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
NFHS-AMSSM Guidance for Assessing Cardiac Issues in High School Student-Athletes with COVID-19 Infection
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

An expert medical task force appointed by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has issued guidance for assessing potential cardiac issues in high school student-athletes with COVID-19 infection.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Structural analysis of COVID-19 spike protein provides insight into its evolution
Francis Crick Institute

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have characterised the structure of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein as well as its most similar relative in a bat coronavirus.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Face Masks Can be Devastating for People with Hearing loss, NYU professors say in British Medical Journal
New York University

Experts examine the serious implications of needed coronavirus prevention measures on health care practitioners and their patients with hearing loss.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

Newswise: Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?
Released: 9-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year. The findings suggest a worsening gender gap in academic medicine, where women were already underrepresented among authors of medical research.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
How Can Education Researchers Support Education and Public Health Institutions During Covid-19?
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

As education researchers’ ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic? An article published today in Educational Researcher aims to answer that question, providing recommendations based on conversations with public health officials, state and local policymakers, educational leaders, directors of national education organizations, and researchers across disciplines.


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