Latest Stories in August
NYU Receives $2.55M HRSA Award to Create a Clinical/Community Partnership to Expand Primary Care for Older Adults
Aug 13, 2015
This initiative creates a paradigm shift from the traditional perception of primary care as a visit to a doctor to one in which primary care is woven throughout a continuum of locations that extends into the community where care plans can be enhanced to attain better health outcomes through non-traditional interventions.
NYU Study Examines Top High School Students’ Stress and Coping Mechanisms
Aug 11, 2015
The study shows that there is growing awareness many subgroups of youth experience high levels of chronic stress, to the extent it impedes their abilities to succeed academically, compromises their mental health functioning, and fosters risk behavior. Furthermore, this chronic stress appears to persist into the college years, and researchers warns it may contribute to academic disengagement and mental health problems among emerging adults.
Study Examines How and Why States Adopt Drunk Driving Laws
Aug 10, 2015
How do states decide what laws to adopt to prevent alcohol-impaired driving and keep their roads safe? A new NYU Steinhardt study finds that the severity of the problem within the state is not the most important predictor of whether states adopt new laws to restrict drunk driving – nor is the political makeup of the state government. Instead, the two strongest predictors of states adopting their first drunk driving laws were having a large population of young people and a neighboring state with similar driving laws.
New York University Partners with 2U, Inc. to Offer Multiple Advanced Online Degree Programs
Aug 6, 2015
2U is partnering with NYU Steinhardt launch multiple online graduate degree programs. The first three online programs – expected to begin classes in 2016 and early 2017, pending approval by the appropriate university and accrediting bodies – include graduate programs in speech pathology, counseling and guidance, and an advanced clinical doctoral degree in occupational therapy.
Opioid Use and Sexual Violence among Drug-using Young Adults in NYC
Aug 4, 2015
The research seeks to identify the potential role of drug use in increasing risk of sexual violence among young adult opioid users in NYC, and to identify the specific social and contextual factors surrounding this group’s experiences of sexual violence.