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Mental health symptoms and treatment utilization among trauma-exposed college students - Artime TM, Buchholz KR, Jakupcak M.
OBJECTIVE: Universities have demonstrated growing awareness of students impacted by interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual and physical assault) and veterans/service-members with combat-related trauma because of their sizable presence on campuses and unique ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The truth about obesogens: can dust and chemicals make you fat?
Researchers suspect that taking your shoes off, getting rid of carpets and dusting can prevent chemicals building up that may affect our hormones – and our waistlines. But is it good science?With26% of adults classified as obese in the UK in 2016, the hunt for causes and solutions to expanding waistlines is on. While public health messages have focused largely on the food we eat, some scientists suspect there is another factor at play: substances being dubbed as “obesogens” – found in our packaging, household goods and furnishings that might affect our hormones and the buildup of fat in the body.How...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Obesity Society Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: Fiscal Year 2016
Tables present FY 2016 data on federal obligations to academic and nonprofit institutions for science and engineering research and development. Data include type of activity and trends, as well as ranking by state, agency, and individual institution. Data are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 22, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

The Guardian view on AI in the NHS: a good servant, when it ’s not a bad master | Editorial
The NHS collects vast amounts of data. It must be used in imaginative ways that respect privacy and make life better for patients and health workersTechnology helps us live better and for longer; in fact it has been doing so since the birth of modern medicine. And as each new technology comes into use, it turns out to have medical uses, even though these are not always the ones that are sold hardest: in the 1920s the American press was full of advertisements for the health benefits of radium, which was then a mysterious and powerful substance just as artificial intelligence (AI) is today. AI won ’t work miracles or m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) NHS Data protection UK news Big data Computing Consciousness Technology Health Society Medical research Science Hospitals London Source Type: news

Health professional student education related to the prevention of falls in older people: a survey of universities in Australia and New Zealand - Vance E, Farlie MK, Kool B, Tiedemann A, L Hatton A, Sherrington C, L Sturnieks D.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the amount and nature of health professional education related to fall prevention for older adults in Australian and New Zealand universities. METHODS: Universities offering medicine, nursing and allied health courses were i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hotter bodies fight infections and tumors better -- researchers show how
(University of Warwick) The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defence system that fights against tumours, wounds or infections, new research by a multidisciplinary team of mathematicians and biologists from the Universities of Warwick and Manchester has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Universities team up to create new programme which helps to power high-growth UK companies
The University of Bristol in collaboration with the universities of Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey have launched Scale-up; a new programme to enable the UK ’ s best tech SMEs to access university expertise and resources. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Tackling the nursing shortage
This report highlights the financial impact of using temporary staffing to address the shortage, as well as many of the factors driving it, suggesting that new routes into the profession, like apprenticeships, can help to plug the gap and future-proof the nursing workforce in the long-term. Requires registration. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varian inks Brazilian training, education deal
Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it inked a software technology training and education cooperation agreement with the Brazil Ministry of Health and seven universities and science and tech institutes in the country. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based medical device maker said the agreement is part of its strategy of partnering with the Ministry of Health to increase quality and access to radiotherapy treatments in Brazil and across Latin America. Varian said that the list of participating institutions includes the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Instituto Nacional de Telecomun...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Varian Medical Systems Source Type: news

Nigeria:ABUAD Hospital Matches Best in the World - Health Minister
[Vanguard] When in 2010 Are Afe Babalola (SAN) kicked off academic session at the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, little did Nigerians know that the institution would become a standard for federal, state and private universities. The private institution sited on over 1,000 hectares of land, directly opposite the Federal Polytechnic in Ado-Ekiti, boasts of world class facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wolf OKs clinical research on medical marijuana at 5 universities in Philadelphia
Eight of Pennsylvania ’s universities have received the go-ahead to start studying medical marijuana. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is billing the move as the commonwealth’s “first step toward clinical research” on the drug. The eight medical universities and colleges selected are Drexel University College o f Medicine; Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Penn State College of Medicine at Hershey; Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; Perelman School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katie Meyer, WITF Source Type: news

Sweden stands up for open access – cancels agreement with Elsevier
Large science publisher Elsevier does not meet the requirements of Swedish universities and research institutes. In order to take steps towards the goal of immediate open access by 2026 set by the Swedish Government, the Bibsam Consortium has after 20 years decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher Elsevier. To be able to make the necessary transition from a subscription-based to an open access publishing system the Bibsam Consortium requires: Immediate open access to all articles published in Elsevier journals by researchers affiliated to participating organisations Reading access for participating...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

White House Weighs Imposing Restrictions on Researchers from China
The Trump administration is considering measures to restrict Chinese citizens from engaging in sensitive research at American universities. According to a report by the New York Times, the Administration cites concerns that Chinese researchers may be acquiring American intellectual secrets and sharing them with the Chinese. American officials suspected espionage when China reportedly tested an “invisibility cloak” that would allow fighter planes to become undetectable under radar screens - an advancement that is believed to be aided by American intellectual knowledge. A Chinese researcher, after working on a ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

'There's something wrong with you': how young people choose abstinence in a heavy drinking culture - Supski S, Lindsay J.
Contemporary universities in Western democracies are renowned for heavy drinking youth cultures. In this context, abstinence is 'accountable' behaviour that requires justification. Some previous research has reported accounts of why young people choose not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Friends, strangers, and bystanders: informal practices of sexual assault intervention - Wamboldt A, Khan SR, Mellins CA, Hirsch JS.
Sexual assault is a part of many students' experiences in higher education. In U.S. universities, one in four women and one in ten men report being sexually assaulted before graduation. Bystander training programmes have been shown to modestly reduce campu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Serving smaller alcoholic drinks could reduce the UK's alcohol consumption
(University of Liverpool) New research published in Addiction, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool and Sheffield, highlights the potential benefits of reducing the standard serving size of alcoholic beverages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn ’ t, Until It Was Too Late.
Hamilton College knew that one of its students was in deep distress before he killed himself. His parents believe they should have been told. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Tags: Colleges and Universities Suicides and Suicide Attempts Hamilton College Clinton (NY) Mental Health and Disorders Privacy University of Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Scientists Need Stronger Public Engagement in ‘Post-Truth’ World, Says Former NOAA Administrator
In a series of public lectures, former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco has urged the scientific community to focus on the growing importance of public engagement in a “post-truth” world, which she says will require a shift in culture at universities, research institutions, and government science agencies.  (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - May 11, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: awolfe Source Type: news

Higher ed employers make final offer
Higher education employers have made a new pay offer of a 2% or £425 pay rise, whichever is greater, on all pay points for the 2018/19 pay round. The final offer follows the latest meeting between the higher education unions – UNISON, Unite, the GMB and academic unions UCU and EIS – and the University and Colleges Employer’s Association yesterday. UNISON national secretary Jon Richards said the offer “does not meet our claim in full, but we welcome the improvements on the employers’ initial offer”. That offer came in mid April and was for an increase of 1.7% or £325 a year. H...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education higher education pay pay negotiating and bargaining pay up now universities Source Type: news

'Tremendous potential' for a herpes vaccine after success in animals
Universities in Louisiana and Pennsylvania have developed vaccines that stop monkeys and guinea pigs developing symptoms after being exposed to aggressive forms of the genital herpes virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considering a career in academia? Workshop for all disciplines.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Research suggests a 15-minute 'daily mile' could enhance health of the world's children
Policymakers should consider introducing The Daily Mile to improve the health and fitness of schoolchildren around the world, according to new research led by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh. The first study of the popular Daily Mile initiative - which involves children taking a 15-minute break from class to do physical activity - has confirmed it improves fitness, body composition and activity levels in participants. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute launches
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) A national astroparticle physics research network honoring Nobel laureate and CIFAR Associate Fellow Arthur B. McDonald was launched today in Kingston, Ont. The new Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute is a partnership of eight universities and five affiliated research organizations, including CIFAR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Half of learning disability nursing courses 'considering closure'
Almost half of universities with pre-registration learning disability nursing courses have discussed terminating their programmes next year due to student recruitment difficulties, a new survey has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device?
New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system. The research, led by the University of Bristol, is part of a new £ 1.5 million grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Toshiba and Decawave to the OPERA project, a consortium including the universities of Bristol and Oxford; University College London and Coventry University. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical an Source Type: news

Nigeria:Akwa Ibom Partners Private Investor, Foreign Universities to Open Medical Varsity
[Premium Times] The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced that it is partnering with private investors and German authorities to set up a medical facility it says would become a "centre of excellence". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hoeven, Udall Introduce Legislation to Support Native Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities
Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM), chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced bipartisan legislation to support tribal self-governance, agricultural production in Indian Country, and enhanced agribusiness and rural development opportunities for Native American farmers, ranchers, and communities. Among other things, this would provide greater self-determination for food distribution activities under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and would expand resources, research opportunities, and grant eligibility for tribal colleges and universities. (Source: News stories...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 9, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Film scholar, 'accidental scientist' among winners of $100K Killam Prize
Five academics from universities across the country are being awarded the prestigious Killam Prize, which honours researchers, scientists, doctors and scholars whose body of work has bettered the lives of people in Canada and beyond. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

PolyU launches University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) establishes today the University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics (UBDA), the first university-wide research facility in big data analytics among universities in Hong Kong. Equipped with big data expertise in PolyU and the most advanced computing infrastructure and tools today, UBDA is expected to foster cross-disciplinary research collaborations in PolyU, establish a strong partnership with industries on big data analytics applications, and promote big data education in Hong Kong. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weatherwatch: 3.5bn social media posts prove power of sun
Facebook and Twitter analyses confirm we are grumpier on cold days, happier when it ’s sunny – prompting tip for advertisersIt may seem extraordinary that it took collaboration betweensix top quality universities to prove that we are all happier when the sun comes out. Between them academics analysed 2.4bn Facebook messages and 1.1bn posts on Twitter, between 2009 and 2016, measuring the content against the weather conditions. They came to the conclusion that we were all more positive on warm sunny days than when it was cold and wet.Related:Sun + people = happiness?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Paul Brown Tags: Psychology Meteorology Academic experts Twitter Facebook Science Australian universities US universities Canada World news Source Type: news

Drug and alcohol-related crime among university students - Bennett T, Holloway K.
The aim of the article is to determine the approximate prevalence of drug and alcohol-related crime among university students in seven universities in the United Kingdom and to assess whether there are differences between substance users who offend and sub... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Report Urges Development of Approaches that Integrate STEMM Fields with Arts and Humanities
An emerging body of evidence suggests that integrating STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) with the humanities and arts in higher education is associated with positive learning outcomes that may help students enter the workforce, live enriched lives, and become active and informed citizens, says a new report from the Academies. Colleges and universities should consider developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that integrate these fields. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Does North Carolina make the cut as one of the best states for nurses?
Much has been said about the nursing shortage — it's why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina recently donated $1 million each to two Triad universities. But how does North Carolina stack up when it comes to actually working as a nurse? North Carolina is the 34th best state for the nursing profession, according to a new study by Wa lletHub, a personal finance website. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia, evaluating 21 metrics related to nursing-job opportunities,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Memristor technology program wins £11 million
Research collaborators at Southampton, Imperial and Manchester Universities in the UK win a program grant to develop memristor technology for broader use. Themis Prodromakis, (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - May 5, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Anna Demming Source Type: news

Does North Carolina make the cut as one of the best states for nurses?
Much has been said about the nursing shortage — it's why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina recently donated $1 million each to two Triad universities. But how does North Carolina stack up when it comes to actually working as a nurse? North Carolina is the 34th best state for the nursing profession, according to a new study by Wa lletHub, the personal finance website. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia, evaluating 21 metrics related to nursing-job opportunities,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Substance in Chinese medicine can cause cardiac arrhythmia
(University of Basel) A medicinal plant frequently used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) -- Evodia rutaecarpa -- contains substances that can cause cardiac arrhythmia. This is what researchers from the Universities of Basel, Vienna and Utrecht have recently found out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New species in the North Sea
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the universities of Oldenburg and Potsdam, Germany have confirmed the existence of a new cryptic amphipod species in the North Sea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

David Goodall: doctors threaten 104-year-old scientist's bid to end his life
Philip Nitschke says Perth doctors believe Goodall ‘a danger to himself and not fit to travel’•Sign up to receive the top stories every morningDoctors in Perth are threatening to stop Australia ’s oldest scientistflying to Switzerland to end his life through voluntary euthanasia.Edith Cowan University honorary research associate David Goodall, 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Assisted dying Australian law Australia news Perth Western Australia Health Science Australian universities Source Type: news

NASEM Report Calls for Reforms to Support Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released a new report entitled “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through,” which examines the policy and programmatic steps to ensure successful and sustained careers for scientists, particularly postdoctoral researchers. The report calls for substantial reforms to “strengthen the U.S. Biomedical Research System for the next generation of scientists” and urges Congress, federal agencies, universities, and other research institutions to take significant steps to empower early caree...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Opening up international opportunities for Irish researchers
EU-funded project INSPIRE supported 50 experienced researchers from Ireland who undertook projects at universities across the globe, advancing both scientific knowledge and their careers. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 26, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Considering a career in academia? Workshop for all disciplines.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

University of Bath agrees to reinstate living wage
UNISON has welcomed a commitment by the University of Bath to reinstate the living wage – currently £8.75 an hour – from next week, and seek accreditation as a living wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation. But the union, which represents some 300 staff at the university, warned that while this is an urgently needed first step towards addressing low pay, more must be done to tackle the well publicised inequality at the university. Commenting on the move, UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “The scandal of low pay in the sector is something that vice chancellors across th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education higher education pay living wage pay up now universities Source Type: news

Is Prevent a safe space? - Ramsay P.
In this article, I test the claims of the UK government and universities that the Prevent programme aims to create a safe space for the discussion of 'extremist' ideas in universities. I do this by comparing the main elements of the Prevent duty that has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIH funds research consortium to address firearm deaths among US children and teens
(Michigan State University) More than 20 researchers at 12 universities and health systems across the nation are working to address firearm deaths among US children and teens with a recent $5 million grant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to hijack degrading complexes to put cancer cells asleep
(EMBO) Palbociclib is a drug used for the treatment of advanced estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer. Researchers at the Universities of Dundee and Newcastle and their colleagues investigated the drug's mode of action in more detail and uncovered the proteasome, a cellular degradation machinery vital for the control of cell proliferation, as its yet unknown target. Their discovery could potentially help expand palbociclib-based breast cancer treatments and identify patients that would profit most from this medication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
“ Talking to others has helped me realize that I ’ m not a crazy person. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK PAULAS Tags: School Shootings and Armed Attacks Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018) Aurora, Colo, Shooting (2012) Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) Colleges and Universities Everytown for Gun Safety Source Type: news

A growing number of universities teach weed 101
There's no weed major yet, nor are there textbooks, but a growing number of creative professors have come up with some clever ways to teach about marijuana. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do people die in Switzerland today?
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Today, almost two thirds of deaths in Switzerland aren't unexpected. How does the cultural context specific to each linguistic region influence end-of-life decisions? Researchers from the universities of Zurich and Geneva noticed significant differences between regions. However, these differences are not always more important than those observed between these regions and the countries with which they share the same language. These results are important to help ground debates on end of life decisions on facts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale Alumni Push Back Against Asbestos Tycoon Stephan Schmidheiny
Yale University alumni are pushing again to revoke the honorary degree given to Swiss billionaire Stephan Ernst Schmidheiny, whose asbestos-filled factories in Italy were responsible for the deaths of more than 2,000 people. Schmidheiny, 70, was sentenced to 16 years in prison and fined $15 billion in 2012 by an Italian court that found him negligent in protecting employees and nearby residents from deadly asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. Schmidheiny received his honorary degree from Yale in 1996. In 2014, the university dismissed efforts by the Italy-based Asbestos Victims and Relatives Association and seve...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news