Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Policy

The Coronavirus and The Cities

A paper by a research team at the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University provides insights into the geographic spread of the…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert Available to Discuss Hospital Cybersecurity Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

Soumitra Bhuyan, an assistant professor of health administration at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School, is available to discuss healthcare cybersecurity issues and recommendations during the…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Announcement

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals to Aid in Global Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic

CLEVELAND, Ohio USA – The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals announced a new initiative that galvanizes its transatlantic network of academic institutions, foundations, and…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Feature

University of Kentucky Researchers Unite to Fight COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2020) — Researchers and faculty from multiple disciplines across the University of Kentucky are coming together as part of the global effort to…

Updated : Apr 03, 2020 in Feature

University of Kentucky Researchers Seek to Develop Antiviral Membrane Mask

Dibakar Bhattacharyya has been a fixture in the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering for more than 50 years and is renowned for his research,…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Pausing during the pandemic

The disruption much of the world is experiencing right now from the COVID-19 pandemic could be the best opportunity many people have to pause and…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Numerical data sometimes reveal facts that are otherwise concealed within an onslaught of information from an overwhelming number of sources. Prof. Ron Milo and research student Yinon…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Reflecting now, on a job, relationship or other life issue can help us through the pandemic and on the other side

Rolyn Rollins, MSW, is director of student programs at the Furman University Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection. The Cothran Center helps students find their calling,…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

Self-Monitoring Your Sense of Smell May Help Detect Coronavirus

Along with fever, cough, and shortness of breath, many COVID-19 patients report a temporary loss of sense of smell. It appears that olfactory loss is…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Surveillance for health: Safeguards needed as CDC turns to personal data

As part of the nation’s record $2 trillion relief bill, Congress has set aside $500 million for the CDC to develop a “public health surveillance…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Speak on COVID-19 and Victims of Child Abuse

Amanda M. Stylianou, a national expert on child violence and health outcomes based at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care at Rutgers Health is available to…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Notre Dame econometrics researcher’s calculations illustrate why we should social distance

Social distancing — the main containment strategy for the coronavirus pandemic — is showing tentative results in lowering the rate of transmission in several U.S.…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

For the nearly 36 million Americans who experience panic attacks, the coronavirus pandemic is a potentially significant new trigger, a recent story in the Washington…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Cleaning and COVID-19: Survey Shows 42% Not Disinfecting Properly

  Washington, DC – April 2, 2020 – A new poll conducted for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that four in ten Americans are…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Tips from a Microbiologist on Keeping the House Clean During COVID-19

The barrage of coronavirus-related news stories can be dizzying. Even for the seemingly well-informed, it’s become increasingly difficult to sift through it all to discern…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

As unemployment soars, subsidized work is the best path forward

On Thursday, the United States Labor Department released data indicating that an additional 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in the past week, bringing…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

UW–Madison, FluGen, Bharat Biotech to develop CoroFlu, a coronavirus vaccine

MADISON, Wis. — An international collaboration of virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has begun the development…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table

On a rainy Monday morning in March, staff at the University of Georgia State Botanical Garden of Georgia are in the children’s garden harvesting bushels…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UB School of Management cybersecurity expert offers tips for teleworkers during coronavirus pandemic

BUFFALO, N.Y — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a dramatic increase in teleworkers, and with it, a whole new world of security vulnerabilities, especially for…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

UH to launch clinical trial in the fight to protect clinicians against COVID-19

University Hospitals announced it will lead a clinical trial that involves the administration of an investigational drug, ARMS-I, to its caregivers working on the frontlines…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Policy

COVID-19: American College of Surgeons issues statement on personal protective equipment shortages

CHICAGO (April 2, 2020): With many health care facilities facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE)—including face masks, gowns, and respirators—during the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Announcement

UIC clinical trials investigate COVID-19 treatments

The University of Illinois at Chicago is participating in two clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments. COVID-19 is caused by a highly contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Expert Pitch

COVID-19: ‘We all have to think of the big picture,’ says Virginia Tech expert in behavioral science

What do marshmallows have to do with a pandemic? More than one might think, according to a Virginia Tech expert in applied behavioral science and…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Feature

Caring for elderly people in the age of COVID-19

When Dr. Christopher Johnson, clinical professor of sociology at Texas State University, is asked about the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says: “The…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Expert: How best practices from first responders can help you work through COVID-19 disruption

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have disrupted day-to-day life as the world works to mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response (New York, NY – April 1, 2020) – A team of data scientists,…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

McLean Hospital Experts: Confronting Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing

According to Jacqueline Olds, MD, and Richard S. Schwartz, MD, the coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges and opportunities as people try to stay connected to each other…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Announcement

Samaritan’s Purse, in Collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System, Opens Emergency Field Hospital in New York’s Central Park in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

International Christian Relief Organization Responds at Epicenter in U.S. and Italy Click here for video assets of the field hospital. (New York, NY – April…

Updated : Apr 01, 2020 in Expert Pitch

CANCER AND COVID-19: Moffitt Cancer Center Experts & Resources

All individuals with weakened immune systems might be more susceptible to complications from COVID-19, and that means cancer patients are of particular concern. Moffitt Cancer…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature Expert

“Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed into law a $2 trillion coronavirus bailout package known as Phase Three, but House Democrats are already working…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

How To Use Light To Reduce Depression and Anxiety — and Sleep Better — During This Pandemic

Mariana Figueiro, a professor and the director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is among the world’s leading experts in the…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Creates Custom COVID-19 Online Course

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has created an eLearning course that specifically addresses the most serious reported symptoms from COVID-19. “COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS,…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

AI as mediator: ‘Smart’ replies help humans communicate during pandemic

ITHACA, N.Y. – Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers. And as…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Experts: Social distancing means work teams go virtual — 5 keys to success

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As more states mandate that nonessential employees stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, many leaders and teams are navigating the…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Government faces hard task of scaling small business relief

Government faces hard task of scaling small business relief The government’s $2 trillion stimulus package includes relief for small businesses that are hurting due to…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Digestive Symptoms Present in Mild COVID-19 Disease, Sometimes Without Fever

March 31, 2020 -- A new study published in pre-print on March 30, 2020 by The American Journal of Gastroenterology is the first analysis of…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

COVID-19: Cedars-Sinai Joins Worldwide Trial of Antiviral Drug

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2020) -- Cedars-Sinai has joined an international effort to test an experimental antiviral drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19 (coronavirus).…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss How to Handle Groceries at Home

New Brunswick, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Donald W. Schaffner is available for interviews on how to handle groceries safely at home during the COVID-19…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Report: Home Health Aides Scraping By on Low Wages During Pandemic

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 31, 2020) – New Jersey’s home health aides are caring for seniors and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while earning…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

For essential workers, occupational safety is more important than ever

Hazard pay and essential workers are words and phrases that have been more in the news lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is a…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

Depression and anxiety spiked after lockdown announcement, coronavirus mental health study shows

Research by the University of Sheffield and Ulster University observed a spike in depression and anxiety after the Prime Minister’s announcement of a lockdown on…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Tips for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis at Home with Teens, Young Adults

Compared to young children, teenagers and young adults living and learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis may be feeling the loss of social connections…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Feature

Mucus and the coronavirus

March 31, 2020 — As the lethal COVID-19 coronavirus propagates around the globe, we know a sneeze, a cough or simply touching a surface with…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Announcement

Genentech to Extend Payment Terms for LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 30, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Genentech today announced that it will temporarily extend physician payment terms for…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Feature Expert

Expert Discusses Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent actions taken to mitigate the pandemic have already had a significant effect on the world marketplace. Job and production losses…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Feature

Crowdsourcing app aims to fill gaps in coronavirus data

ITHACA, N.Y. – As a health tech master’s student at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, David Hachuel, developed an award-winning app to empower…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Feature

Rutgers Acute Care Surgeon Turns to Hobby for PPE Solutions

New Brunswick, NJ— When Joseph S. Hanna purchased his first CR-10 3D printer roughly four years ago, he never imagined he would one day be…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers gerontologist discusses strategies for older adults to stay connected and active

Older adults, especially those who lacked robust social networks before the outbreak of COVID-19, are at high risk for social isolation, said Emily Greenfield, an associate…

Updated : Mar 30, 2020 in Research Articles

Experimental AI Tool Predicts Which Patients with Pandemic Virus Will Develop Serious Respiratory Disease

An artificial intelligence tool accurately predicted which patients newly infected with the COVID-19 virus would go on to develop severe respiratory disease, a new study…