The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research: History and Impact.

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is rightly proud of its storied legacy. Founded by eminent medical sociologist David Mechanic PhD in 1985.

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Rutgers Releases Comprehensive Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans’ Health

Newswise — Since 2011, the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), the most extensive epidemiological cohort study of Chinese older adults in the United States …

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For Children with Colds, Doctors are Increasingly Likely to Recommend Antihistamines Rather than Cough and Cold Medicine

Rutgers study finds increase in antihistamine use for colds, following the 2008 FDA advisory to decrease use of cough and cold medicines, despite risks…

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NJTV – The Future of Healthcare with Dr. Stephen Crystal

Healthcare experts explore the changing world of healthcare by examining issues of affordability, accessibility, and new technology. Guests: Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA, Commissioner, NJ Dept. of Health Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division, Atlantic Health System Stephen Crystal, Ph.D., Rutgers University

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THE PURSUIT OF PARENTHOOD, a book by Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner

Reproductive Technology from Test-Tube Babies to Uterus Transplants. Since the 1978 birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in England, more than eight million children have been born with the help of assisted reproductive technologies.

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Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives.

This past year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development collaborated to identify policy and practice changes to help ensure that everyone in New Jersey has the opportunity for better health, no matter who they are or where they live.

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Summer Research Internship Program: June 3rd – August 4th, 2019

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH) Summer Research Internship Program is to identify undergraduate/graduate students interested in biomedical or social science research.

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Congratulations to Dr. Peter J. Guarnaccia on the recent publication of his book “Immigration, Diversity and Student Journeys to Higher Education.”

Dr. Peter J. Guarnaccia is Professor in the Department of Human Ecology and Investigator at the Institute for Health at Rutgers University.

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Dr. Joel Cantor, distinguished professor and director of the Center for State Health Policy at IFH is elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.

In January, Joel Cantor, distinguished professor and director of the Center for State Health Policy at IFH was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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Marie Bernard, Deputy Director NIA, will be visiting to IFH on January 31st, 2019.

Marie A. Bernard, MD serves as Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health. As NIA’s senior geriatrician, she serves as the principal advisor to the NIA director. She co-chairs two new Department of Health and …

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Director XinQi Dong received the 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity.

This award is presented by the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward achieving health equity.

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Emily Greenfield, IFH Associate Member, was awarded a supplement to her R01 on childhood inequality and cognitive aging.

This supplement will involve collaborating with Mark Gluck of Newark’s African American Brain Health Initiative to collect data on older African Americans’ childhood circumstances, examining their implications for healthy brain aging.

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

Director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research Dr. XinQi Dong was featured in the latest episode of SmartLinx podcast. Please see the link below to listen or read this interview. Click Here for Full Article

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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.

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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”.

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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