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2012-03-09 10:37:09

Harvard's Robert Wood and MIT's Scott Aaronson win NSF's most prestigious award, which will help fuel their research pursuits Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) named two young scientists, Robert Wood of Harvard University and Scott Aaronson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to receive this year's Alan T. Waterman Award. The annual award recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 35 in any field of science or engineering NSF supports. In addition...

2012-01-03 06:13:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Two leading allergists urge clinicians to use caution when ordering allergy tests and to avoid making a diagnosis solely based on the results. Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York warn that blood tests and skin-pricking tests should be used only to confirm suspicion and never to look for allergies in an asymptomatic patient. Test results, they add, should be interpreted in the context of a...

2011-12-26 07:28:03

New report includes guidelines on whom and when to test An advisory from two leading allergists, Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, urges clinicians to use caution when ordering allergy tests and to avoid making a diagnosis based solely on test results. In an article, published in the January issue of Pediatrics, the researchers warn that blood tests, an increasingly popular diagnostic tool in recent years, and...

2011-09-30 17:00:00

Robert Wood of Cox Communications and Zubair Shams of Accident Fund Insurance will present case studies highlighting the benefits of using STATISTICA. (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 StatSoft, makers of the STATISTICA software platform and one of the largest producers of enterprise predictive analytics software solutions, is sponsoring the Predictive & Text Analytics World in New York on October 16-21, 2011. Talks at the event will focus on Predictive Analytics and Text Mining....

2011-09-01 14:03:00

Prestigious Program Advances Careers, Health Research of Promising Junior Nurse Faculty PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the names of the 12 outstanding nursing faculty from across the country who were selected to participate in its prestigious Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year. The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program is strengthening the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing...

2011-08-11 14:09:00

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program Provides Leadership, Professional Development at Pivotal Time for Health Care and Nursing GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A highly competitive national nurse fellowship program designed to expand nurse leadership and position nurses to help lead change in the United States health care system has named its 2011 cohort. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program...

2011-04-08 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The current era of health care reform has intensified the pressure on hospitals and health systems nationwide to contain the growing cost of providing health care while improving the quality of care delivered. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100407/PH82315LOGO ) Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, NJ) and Western Connecticut Health Network's Danbury Hospital (Danbury, CT) have emerged as national leaders in...

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2010-10-06 06:25:44

As healthcare reform places an ever-increasing strain on doctors, the US Institute of Medicine said Tuesday that nurses should be given more education and authority to take on more medical duties, saying they can handle much of what doctors deal with on a daily basis. A report released by the institute calls for an overhaul in the both the training and responsibility of nurses. Giving nurses more medical responsibilities is a key measure to improving the fragmented and expensive healthcare...

2010-09-20 12:25:00

Prestigious Program is Advancing the Careers of Some of the Nation's Most Promising Junior Nurse Faculty PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the selection of 12 outstanding nursing faculty from across the country to participate in its prestigious Nurse Faculty Scholars program, which is strengthening the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by developing the next generation of leaders in...

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2010-09-16 07:32:00

Air Force Office of Scientific Research-sponsored researcher, Dr. Robert Wood of Harvard University is leading the way in what could become the next phase of high-performance micro air vehicles for the Air Force. His basic research is on track to evolve into robotic, insect-scale devices for monitoring and exploration of hazardous environments, such as collapsed structures, caves and chemical spills. "We are developing a suite of capabilities which we hope will lead to MAVs that exceed the...