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    April 15, 2002

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A Postpartum Depression Screening Scale, developed by Cheryl Beck, Nursing, was mentioned in an article about postpartum depression and calls for testing new mothers, that ran in the Jan. 22 edition of the Washington Post.

"Bioblitz," a National Geographic Explorer documentary about UConn's 24-hr biological survey of a Danbury park, aired on MSNBC on March 3, 8 and 11.

Ellen Censky, State Museum of Natural History, was quoted in an article about National Geographic's documentary on UConn's Bioblitz that ran March 1 in the News-Times (Danbury). She was also interviewed by Wayne Norman on March 1 on WILI and quoted in a brief that ran in The Hartford Courant.

Nicholas DeMartinis, Psychiatry, and Adam Silverman, Medicine, talked about how the warm weather seems to have lowered incidents of seasonal depression on Dec. 4.

Ellen Eisenberg, OralDiagnosis/Pathology, was featured in a NBC-TV 30 story about oral cancer Dec 14.

Todd Fernow, Law, was quoted in an article about the ability of the police to get pharmacy records without a warrant, in the Feb. 28 issue of The Hartford Advocate. He was also quoted in an Associated Press article about the trial of a Waterbury man accused of a 1973 murder, and the article ran in the Feb. 27 issue of Newsday.

Julian Ford, Psychiatry, was featured in December's Woman's Day magazine, in a short article about the holidays after Sept. 11.

Jane Grant-Kels, Dermatology, was featured in a Feb. 7 New Haven Register article about the new trend of hair removal for men. She also appeared live on NBC-TV 30 morning news show Jan. 28 to discuss dry skin and how to avoid it.

Anne Kenny, Center on Aging, discussed her research and testosterone replacement therapy for men with Bruce Stevens and Colin McEnroe March 1 and with Ray Dunaway and Diane Smith Feb. 11 on WTIC-AM 1080. She was also featured in the New Britain Herald on Feb. 7 and appeared on NBC-TV 30 on March 14.

Gerard Kerins, Center on Aging, explained why flu is more dangerous to the elderly than the threat of anthrax, in The Hartford Courant's Prime column on Dec. 11.

Irving Kirsch, Psychology, was quoted in a Feb.18 Los Angeles Times article about the placebo effect.

Mary McCormick, Traumatology & Emergency Medicine, and Laura Caperino, Connecticut Poison Control Center, helped promote the new national poison control hotline that was announced Jan. 30 in The Hartford Courant, the New Britain Herald, the Norwalk Hour, the Middletown Press and the Bristol Press, and also on WTIC-AM 1080 and WFIF-FM 99.9 radio in Milford, and NBC-TV 30.

The Metropolitan Opera partnership with the University was the subject of briefs in the April 2002 issue of Opera News and the Jan. 27 Dallas Morning News.

The Benton Museum's exhibit Mystical Arts of Tibet and the sand mandala created during the week of Feb. 20 were the cover story for the Feb. 27 issue of the Hartford Advocate. The exhibit was also the subject of a feature story on "Kain's World" on WFSB-TV 3 Feb. 22.

Kent Newmyer, History and Law, was the subject of a profile in the March 15 Manchester Journal Inquirer. On Feb. 24, he was interviewed on C-SPAN Booknotes about his biography of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.

Leonard Orland, Law, was quoted in an article about Sun Microsystem's lawsuit against Microsoft in the March 10 issue of USA Today.

Crystal Park, Psychology, was quoted in a March 11 Greenwich Time article about the six-month anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 and the public's response. Park was also quoted in the March 11 issue of The Day (New London).

Jeremy Paul, Law, was quoted in a Feb. 15 New York Times article about Greenwich's plan to charge non-residents to use the town's beach.

Ellen Rutt, Law, was quoted in a March 18 Hartford Courant article about people returning to school when the economy is weak.

Peter Schulman, Cardiology, was a featured guest on NBC-TV 30 on Feb. 1, WDRC-FM, Feb. 2, and WDRC-AM, Feb. 3, discussing heart disease and giving tips for maintaining a healthy heart.

Marilyn Sanders and Cathy Daguio, Pediatrics, were featured in a story syndicated by Ivanhoe Production on ABC 27 News in Harrisburg on Feb. 28, about the specialized, individualized care provided to newborns in the Health Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Robert Tilton, English and American Studies, was quoted in an article about American Studies in the March 1 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

William White, Medicine, was featured on NBC-TV 30 on Feb. 13 and in an article in the New Britain Herald on March 15, about ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and the new Medicare coverage for patients suspected of "white-coat" hypertension.

The $2.5 million in funding for vector-borne research being conducted by Stephen Wikel, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, was reported Jan. 16-19 in newspapers and television and radio programs all over Connecticut.

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