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Yale: Terror Under Lockdown - Pandemic Restrictions Reduce ISIS Violence
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, Jan. 31 (TNSjou) -- Yale University issued the following news:

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A Yale study shows that public health measures in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt to slow the spread of COVID-19 reduced attacks by the terror group ISIS.

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Lockdown measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 had the unintended benefit of curtailing violence by the insurgent group ISIS, according to a new study led by Yale political scientist Dawn Brancati.

The study, published on Jan. 30 in the journal American Political Science Review, found that government-imposed curfews and travel bans instituted ... Show Full Article

Westminster College: Environmental Science Major Explores Bat Populations
NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania, Jan. 31 (TNSres) -- Westminster College issued the following news:

With the help of a grant from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research, a Westminster College senior environmental science major was able to carry out her research exploring bats in New Wilmington, Pa.

Pittsburgh native KayLee Hankins conducted a population survey of bats in agricultural areas versus residential areas exploring the impact man-made structures have on bat populations using acoustic monitoring--a method used by ecologists and conservation researchers to survey wildlife populations ... Show Full Article

Stockton University: Center to Preserve Jewish Farming History Receives Grant
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, Jan. 31 (TNSfund) -- Stockton University issued the following news:

The Alliance Heritage Center will use a new grant to create a public digital database of its collection documenting the history of Jewish farming in southern New Jersey.

The New Jersey Historical Commission recently awarded more than $300,000 to 14 organizations to explore under-represented history in the state, including $24,500 to the Alliance Heritage Center at Stockton University.

The goal of the Alliance Heritage Center is to preserve the history of the first successful Jewish farming village in the ... Show Full Article

Post University Associates Donate Record-Breaking $169K For United Way Of Greater Waterbury
WATERBURY, Connecticut, Jan. 31 (TNSfund) -- Post University issued the following news release:

Post University associates have collectively raised $169,183.22 to the United Way of Greater Waterbury's "Have a Direct Effect" annual campaign. Since the University implemented the matching contribution campaign, the record-breaking sum is the largest donation in the University's history supporting the United Way of Greater Waterbury.

Celebrating 80 years serving the Waterbury and its surrounding community, the United Way of Greater Waterbury's "Have a Direct Effect" raised valuable funding for programs ... Show Full Article

Hudson Named Assistant Dean For Health Services Research For UAMS College Of Medicine
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Jan. 31 (TNSper) -- The University of Arkansas's School of Medical Sciences issued the following news release:

The University of Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine named Teresa Hudson, Pharm.D., Ph.D., as assistant dean for health services research.

She joins Vice Dean Jessica Snowden, M.D., and Assistant Dean Paul Drew, Ph.D., on the college's research leadership team.

"We are excited to add Dr. Hudson to our research leadership team in College of Medicine," said Snowden. "Health services researchers examine the access to care, health care costs and processes, ... Show Full Article

ETSU Center for Rural Health Research Publishes Results Of Mask Study
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee, Jan. 31 (TNSjou) -- East Tennessee State University issued the following news on Jan. 30, 2023:

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Study focused on ETSU campus and the Johnson City community

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of graduate-level researchers at East Tennessee State University's College of Public Health conducted a study to assess mask-wearing behaviors on the ETSU campus and the surrounding community.

The results of that study, "Mask Adherence to Mask Mandate: College Campus Versus the Surrounding Community," were published online today in the Journal of Community Health.

The ... Show Full Article

Annenberg Public Policy Center Receives Support to Expand Model to Combat Deceptive Claims About Health
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Jan. 31 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release:

The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will expand a new public health media model for blunting the impact of deceptive claims about health by using a preemptive, protective approach that aims to minimize the public's susceptibility to them.

The 18-month, $1.2 million grant enables APPC and its partner, Critica, a nonprofit organization seeking to center the role of science in making rational ... Show Full Article