Young adult Somalis experience moderate to high rates of anxiety, depression, truancy, chemical use, and trauma. PhD Nursing Sciences student Eunice Areba, left, used a 2013 Consortium Intramural Research Award to fund her study exploring Somali college students' use of Islam as a path to stability and well-being.
A study from Consortium member Institute on the Environment (IonE) introduced a new concept: harvest gap—the difference between actual per-year harvest frequency and the maximum potential frequency. Closing the gap could theoretically boost worldwide food production more than 44 percent.
A ground-breaking report published this month finds that military and intelligence health professionals are often made to participate in torture, withhold medical care, and refrain from reporting abuse.
Minnesota groundwater contains some of the highest naturally occurring manganese levels in North America and that metal makes its way into the state’s drinking water. Its risk to adults and young children has been determined, but no one knows its exact effect on infants. A 2013 Consortium Intramural Research Award will help fund a collaborative NIH pilot study to explore the connection between manganese and an infant's neurodevelopment. Read more about the study.
Professor Susan Wolf will speak on “Improving Care Near the End of Life: Why It's Still So Difficult” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), Oct. 24-27, 2013 in Atlanta. While there, she will also present at the annual meeting of the Hastings Center Fellows.
Consortium Founding Chair Susan Wolf was quoted in the New York Times and the Star Tribune on the problems raised by using the sperm, eggs, and embryos of deceased individuals to conceive. Read the New York Times article, “Fertility Treatments Produce Heirs Their Parents Never Knew.”
At the invitation of the Division of AIDS, Consortium Founding Chair Susan Wolf presented on July 19 at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to an audience including individuals from across NIH. She addressed challenges of managing incidental findings in clinical research and the debates under way on return of results and incidental findings in both research and clinical care. Learn more about NIAID.