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    Interview With Dr. Martin Cherniack

    “CPH-NEW has always worked with its original first principles – the commitment to Participatory Action Research (PAR) has never been lost,” said Dr. Cherniack, during a recent interview.
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  • UML Asst. Prof. of Nursing Mazen El Ghaziri, right, SLU Assoc. Prof. Lisa Jaegers, center, and UConn Health Prof. Martin Cherniack in St. Louis in 2017

    Nursing Professor Works to Improve Health of Correctional Officers

    Asst. Prof. of Nursing Mazen El Ghaziri and a colleague at Saint Louis University have been awarded $160,000 by the National Institute of Corrections to create a training program aimed at improving the health and working conditions of correctional officers, who suffer high rates of injury, stress, obesity and premature death.
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  • Assoc. Prof. Wilson Palacios talks about the advice a peer health advocate gives to people who inject drugs

    Professors Tackle Opioid Epidemic with Hands-on Research

    Assoc. Prof. Wilson Palacios is researching new approaches to prevent opioid overdoses and the spread of disease in Lowell. Meanwhile, Asst. Prof. Angela Wangari Walter is identifying barriers to prevention, treatment and recovery for fishing industry workers in New England.
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    CPH-New Launches New Online Continuing Education Tool for Nurses

    The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) has launched an online continuing education program to help nurses prevent musculoskeletal injuries in clinical care settings.
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  • Aging worker

    Gray Matters in the Workplace

    Employers can retain older knowledgeable workers by adapting the work environment.
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    Nursing Assistants Need Quality Sleep to Provide Quality Care

    Research conducted by Asst. Prof. of Nursing Yuan Zhang shows that sleep deprivation can negatively affect both nursing assistants and their patients. The results were published in the January issue of Geriatric Nursing.
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    CPH-NEW Secures $6.3 Million Worker Health Grant

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health awarded the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace a five-year $6,357,027 grant.
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    New Research Links Stress at Work to Unhealthy Lifestyles

    Stress at work is linked to unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, according to two research studies conducted by the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW).
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  • Image of a nurse in foreground looking stressed with an older woman patient lying in a hospital bed behind her. The image depicts the need for the job stress program which would help nurses learn how to minimize stress, which would in turn translate to improved patient care.

    Stress in Nursing

    One of many causes of stress is job strain, a work condition where nurses experience high job demands but low control over the work environment.
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    Nurses Must Have A Seat At Ebola Table

    If there is a silver lining in the current Ebola crisis, it’s that workplace safety for health care workers is finally getting public attention   .
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  • Close up of a hand of a corrections officer locking a cell door

    Correctional Officer Health Takes National Stage

    Correctional officers are at high risk for health issues. CPH-NEW and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center convened a national group of experts to find solutions that will prevent illness and advance the health of this high-risk population.
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    Obesity Study Uncovers Risks for Low-Wage Workers

    UMass Lowell, with partners MassCOSH and the Boston Workers Alliance, released a new study that examines obesity and low-wage workers and held a forum with experts to discuss solutions.