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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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Newly Appointed Director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
XinQi Dong, MD, MPH, currently Professor of Internal Medicine, Behavioral Sciences and Nursing at Rush University Medical Center, has been named incoming Director and the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Population Health Sciences.
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Michael Yedidia and Punam Ohri-Vachaspati Awarded NIH/NHLBI $2,950,000 for Examining Obesity Declines among School Children: The Role of Changes in the Food and Physical Activity Environments
Michael Yedidia and Punam Ohri-Vachaspati have been awarded funding to identify alterable factors in the food and physical activity (PA) environment that contribute to declines in obesity rates among school children.
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Perceptions of Safety in Urban Environments: Approaches to identifying important environmental features of safe and unsafe places for violence prevention research.
In the United States, homicide is the third leading cause of death for people ages 15-34 and the leading cause of death for African-American males of the same age. Each year, young people make nearly one million visits to the hospital for non-fatal, assault related injuries.
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PCORI Pipeline Award to Improve Postpartum Depression Care in Central New Jersey
Jeanette Valentine, Director, Greater New Brunswick Community Health Collaborative, is Project Lead and Gloria Bachmann, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Director, RWJMS Women’s Health Institute, is Project Co-lead.
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