September 17, 2019

In the News

  1. September 17, 2019

    Melvin McInnis, professor of psychiatry, and Emily Mower Provost, associate professor of computer science and engineering, were quoted about their research analyzing speech in phone calls made by participants with bipolar disorder, which casts doubt on the Trump administration’s plan to stop gun violence by monitoring individuals’ smart devices.

    Slate
  2. September 17, 2019

    “Every generation kind of has their thing — rock music, television. Cell phones seem to be kind of a generational tool and conflict as well. But it does come down to giving students an opportunity to explore, giving them room to be teenagers,” said Liz Kolb, clinical associate professor of education, who believes school districts should adopt guidelines where phones are integrated into the classroom at the discretion of the teacher.

    Bridge Magazine
  3. September 17, 2019

    Comments by Joseph Eisenberg, professor of epidemiology and global public health, were featured in an article about the risk of infectious disease outbreaks in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

    TIME
  4. September 16, 2019

    Timothy McCoy, clinical professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, commented on the capsizing of a South Korean cargo ship carrying more than 4,000 vehicles off the coast of Georgia: “They may have to cut it up in place. That’s the worst-case scenario. It’s going to be a real challenge getting that one out of there.”

    The Associated Press / ABC News
  5. September 16, 2019

    “Given the impact of chronic stress on health, requiring employers to provide paid personal time should be a no-brainer. … In fact, given the cost to society from the illness and premature death of too many working Americans, I believe paid personal time won’t just make Americans healthier, it will benefit the economy,” wrote Arline Geronimus, professor of health education and health behavior, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research.

    Crain's New York Business
  6. September 16, 2019

    Jianping Fu, associate professor of mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and cell and developmental biology, and colleagues have invented a device that can quickly produce large numbers of living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos: “Such human embryo-like structures have a lot of potential to open what we call the so-called black box of human development. Such research can lead to a lot of good.”

    National Public Radio
  7. September 13, 2019

    “Median household income today is right where it was in 1999. We’ve seen two decades with no progress for the middle class. The economy is producing more than before, but the gains aren’t being shared equally,” said Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy.

    The Washington Post
  8. September 13, 2019

    “Feeling confident that you’re going to get a job is important, but we want to provide opportunities for students to develop confidence that the job matters and that the work has purpose,” said Paula Wishart, assistant dean of student development and career initiatives at the LSA Opportunity Hub, which offers resources to help place students and make sense of their internships and prepare for life after graduation.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education
  9. September 13, 2019

    Research by Calista Harbaugh, general surgery resident, suggests that kids do well with alternative pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen after common pediatric surgeries: “Our study found that use of non-opioid and non-medication pain strategies results in good pain control after many children’s operations. If opioids are prescribed, parents should expect that their child should need few doses and only in the first days after surgery.”

    Reuters
  10. September 12, 2019

    “One of the major takeaways is how incredibly important Social Security is in the retirement security of low- and moderate-income households,” said Luke Shaefer, director of the Poverty Solutions program and professor of social work and public policy, commenting on a federal report that found poorer Americans are much less likely to survive into their 70s and 80s than rich Americans.

    The Washington Post