BU awarded grant to expand mental health, social support to women veterans

(Boston)—Boston University School of Medicine’s (BUSM) Women Veterans Network (WoVeN) has received one of 13 grants (out of 190 initial proposals) from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). The funds will be used to meet the increased demand for promoting well-being and mental health and social support by offering online groups, providing a place for more…

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BIO Integration (BIOI) Virtual Conference Series 2020

We are pleased to announce details of the BIO Integration (BIOI) virtual conference series 2020. Online webinars supported by live question and answer sessions will be held between June and September 2020 covering topics of interest to the BIO Integration community. Registration is free to all and is a requirement to view the event. Conference…

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UConn researchers overcome a vexing problem in vaccine research

Researchers at UConn’s Center of Excellence in Vaccine Research (CEVR) have made a breakthrough in vaccine development for a common and difficult to treat pneumonia-causing pathogen. Their research was recently published in the Nature Partner Journal — Vaccines. For Mycoplasma pneumoniae, vaccine development has been stalled since the 1960s due to a phenomena called vaccine-enhanced…

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Temple’s Dr. Walter J. Koch to receive ISHR 2020 Research Achievement Award

(Philadelphia, PA) — Walter J. Koch, PhD, W.W. Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, and Director of the Center for Translational Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Research Achievement Award (RAA) — the…

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund Crisis: $30 Million and an Arbitration

In the weeks following the killing of George Floyd, tens of millions of dollars have flowed into small nonprofit organizations in Minnesota. Now many donors would like to know how those funds will be distributed. The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a bail fund that earlier this month only had one full-time employee, has raised more than…

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High School Students and Alumni Are Using Social Media to Expose Racism

Over the past few weeks, as the Black Lives Matter movement has grown following outrage over the killing of George Floyd, high school students have leveraged every social media platform to call out their peers for racist behavior. Students have repurposed large meme accounts, set up Google Docs and anonymous pages on Instagram, Snapchat and…

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