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Cardiac arrests in schools more common in adults than students

October 11, 2021
A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics examines sudden cardiac arrests in New York State schools–and the life-saving equipment deployed in these situations. The researchers found that most incidents of cardiac arrest occur in…

Rutgers and NYU receive federal grant for new Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity

October 05, 2021
Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, in close collaboration with New York University, has received $11.6 million in funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop the Rutgers…

Prof. Jasmine Travers awarded NIH grant to study disparities in nursing home use among Black and Latino older adults with dementia

October 05, 2021
Jasmine Travers, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC, assistant professor at NYU Meyers, has received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify unmet needs driving disproportionate and avoidable nursing home use among Black and Latino older adults…

Kairos care in a chronos world: Study explores how midwives navigate healthcare systems

September 29, 2021
The ancient Greeks had two different concepts of time: Chronos, which is governed by linear demands and measures (think the time measured on a clock), and Kairos, which captures the value of the experience as another way to measure time. “Kairos…
September 22, 2021
Velda González-Mercado, PhD, MSN, RN, assistant professor at NYU Meyers, has received a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The three-year grant of more than $500,000—a K23…

The Fourth Trimester and Beyond: The Case for Broad Investments in Maternal and Child Health

September 09, 2021
Please join the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Low Income Investment Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for a virtual event on maternal…

NICHE’s Jennifer Pettis receives Sigma’s Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award

August 24, 2021
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) has named Jennifer Pettis the recipient of its 2021 Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award, one of its International Awards for Nursing Excellence. The award will be…

Prof. Mimi Niles Awarded Grant to Study Midwifery in Public Hospitals

August 12, 2021
P. Mimi Niles, PhD, MPH, CNM, assistant professor at NYU Meyers, has received a grant from the Commonwealth Fund to study midwifery care in New York City’s public health care system as a means to improve the healthcare experiences of childbearing…

Romance during COVID-19: Prof. Yzette Lanier on helping young people navigate relationships during the pandemic

August 04, 2021
Social distancing, online learning, and avoiding large gatherings have been used to help limit the spread of COVID-19 among young people. But at what cost does engaging in these preventive measures come for adolescents and young adults? In a new…

Tooth loss associated with increased cognitive impairment, dementia

July 08, 2021
Good oral health, including dentures, may protect against cognitive decline Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia—and with each tooth lost, the risk of cognitive decline grows, according to a new analysis led by…