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Highlight: Michael Gusmano Research Published in Health Affairs
IFH Core Member Michael Gusmano featured in Rutgers Today: "Investing in affordable housing that offers supportive social services to senior citizens on Medicare has the potential to reduce hospital admissions and the amount of time needing inpatient hospital care by better managing chronic health conditions, according to a Rutgers study.
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Upcoming Seminars at IFH: Drs. Elissa Kozlov and Jie Chen
The Institute for Health will be hosting two seminars within the coming weeks for Drs. Elissa Kozlov and Jie Chen.

Dr. Elissa Kozlov will be presentating on Thursday, August 2nd at 3:00pm on the "Psychological Care and Access to Palliative Care for Patients with Serious Illness: Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities" in conference room 120B.

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Podcast New Available: Interview with XinQi Dong of Rutgers University's IFH

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Asian American Health: Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Special Issue Published
Older Asian-American immigrants are healthier and happier if they are socially active, connected to their families and communities and are able to maintain their cultural values while adapting to western culture, according to a new Rutgers study.

The research appears in the current issue of the journal Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.

XinQi Dong, director of Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research and the lead researcher of the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), published 20 articles based primarily on his teams’ examination of the health and wellbeing of Chinese older adults globally.
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Stephen Crystal Available for Interviews on Study Showing High Risk of Dying Among Survivors of Opioid Overdoses
Rutgers Professor Stephen Crystal, who co-authored a pioneering study showing that U.S. survivors of opioid overdoses are highly likely to die within a year from drug use–related causes, suicide and wide-ranging diseases, is available for interviews.
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Institute for Health Director’s Research Noted in New York Times “Elder Abuse: Sometimes It’s Self-Inflicted”. LINK
In the Chicago studies, involving more than 4,600 South Side residents over age 65, researchers who conducted in-home interviews found self-neglect unnervingly common. It occurred in 9 to 10 percent of men and 7.5 to 8.5 percent of women, depending on age.
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