Zhao receives funding for youth tobacco education campaigns

Xiaoquan Zhao, PhD Director/Faculty, Communication, received $28,707 from the Food and Drug Administration for research support for the FDA’s Youth Tobacco Education Campaigns. Zhao is serving as a consultant to the FDA Center for Tobacco Products to help guide rigorous evaluations of evidence-based public health communication and marketing interventions and media campaigns that target various…

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McCue-Weil assessing COVID-19 mitigation strategies for H-2A farm workers

Leigh McCue-Weil, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, is working with researchers at the Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NEC) to develop a computationally efficient model of viral spread that can be utilized to better understand the effectiveness of disease spread mitigation strategies for H-2A farm workers living in employee housing. McCue-Weil received $15,000 from…

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Rapid chip medical tests prototyped for premature babies

Scientists at the University of Southampton’s Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are developing a rapid bedside test for diagnosing neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (nRDS) in premature babies. The photonic platform combines the complementary capabilities of fingerprint Mid-IR and Raman spectroscopies to create a compact, versatile and easily operable device that could underpin a range…

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What Does It Mean to Tear Down a Statue?

ImageProtesters throwing the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston into a harbor last Sunday.Credit…Ben Birchall/Press Association, via Associated Press Confederate statues and statues of other historical figures, including slave traders and Christopher Columbus, are being toppled throughout the U.S. and around the world this week — an outgrowth of weeks of protests over entrenched…

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Best Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but there’s still time to get the dad in your life a fabulous gift that he will cherish and appreciate. Dads have many different personalities and interests, but here are a few gift ideas that anyone would love to receive: Photo Book of Memories A beautifully laid out, professionally printed…

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