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Hamersma’s research on SNAP access funded by WT Grant Foundation

April 3, 2020

Sarah Hamersma, an associate professor of public administration and international affairs, recently won a $140,058 award from the WT Grant Foundation to support her project “Keeping the ‘Great Equalizer’ Fed: SNAP Access and Young Adult’s Educational Engagement.” 

Monnat awarded grant by Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

March 5, 2020

Shannon Monnat, the Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, has received a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for her project, which is designed to improve education for health care providers concerning Plans of Safe Care (POSC) for mothers with addiction and for babies who suffered opioid exposure prior to their birth. 

See related: Grant Awards

Burman comments on the cost of Bernie Sanders's agenda in The Atlantic

February 27, 2020

"I think it is fair to say that the tax increase—assuming it is as big as Senator Sanders projects—is about as large as the [13-point] tax increases enacted to finance World War II," as measured as a share of GDP, says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

Ma talks to CGTN about Asian-American students, coronavirus scare

February 21, 2020

"American higher education should really provide sustained support to Chinese international students" due to the anxieties they face during the COVID-19 scare, says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/American Studies.

Monnat quoted in BuzzFeed article on increase in US life expectancy

January 30, 2020

"While life expectancy has continued to improve in large highly educated urban hubs, life expectancy declines have been much more pronounced in former industrial cities, much of Appalachia, and in many small towns and cities across America’s heartland," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

Maxwell team wins grant from Department of Justice for opioid study

January 28, 2020

A group comprised of four researchers — representing the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and the Maxwell X Lab — will receive approximately $500,000 over three years in support of their research on different opioid court treatment interventions across New York State. 

See related: Grant Awards, Opioids

Monnat quoted in Marie Claire article on dermatology deserts

January 9, 2020

"There is less access to healthcare overall in rural towns compared to urban areas of the U.S. Many rural parts of the country don’t even have a hospital, much less specialty care like dermatology," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

See related: Rural Issues, United States

Burman offers his view on Trump's tax cuts in Wall Street Journal

January 7, 2020

"We borrowed a lot of money to give tax cuts to big corporations and rich people in not the most effective way," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "The real concern is the growing debt and the possibility that interest rates won’t stay low forever—and I don’t think they will." 

See related: Federal, Taxation, United States

Former long-time PA professor “Bunny” Jump has passed away

January 7, 2020

Jump first came to Maxwell in 1970 as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in urban economics. He also served, initially, as director of the M.P.A. program, before then being named chair of the PA department, a post he held for 17 years. A beloved and dedicated teacher, Jump received, in 1999, Syracuse University’s Alumni Outstanding Teacher of the Year award.

See related: In Memoriam

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