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Hospital room with patients and health care workers.
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The pandemic’s effect on the health care workforce

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Morris Kleiner is available to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the labor market, particularly how occupational licensing can impact the health care workforce.

Mark Bell
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New START Treaty

Professor Mark Bell in the College of Liberal Arts is available to comment on the Biden Administration’s decision to seek a five-year extension of the New START Treaty.

Jamie Stang
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U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Jamie Stang, who was a member of the advisory committee that informed the new guidelines, is available to speak about updated recommendations for infants and early childhood along with recommended dietary patterns.

Panayiota Kendeou and Emily Vraga.
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COVID-19 vaccines, misinformation and attitudes

Professor Panayiota Kendeou and Associate Professor Emily Vraga, are available to comment about how the COVID-19 vaccines fit into the overall attitudes toward vaccination and how to address misinformation.

Minnesota state flag waving in the wind with the sun behind it.
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Minnesota elections, campaigns and political history

With the 2020 election less than two weeks away, Humphrey School of Public Affairs research fellow Eric Ostermeier is available to speak about the election, campaigns, and political history from a Minnesota and national perspective.

Pani Kendeou and Emily Vraga.
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The science of debunking misinformation

University of Minnesota Professor Panayiota Kendeou and Associate Professor Emily Vraga are available to comment about the danger of misinformation, how it spreads, and what can be done to debunk it. 

Krista Soria
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Identifying obstacles for higher-ed students during the pandemic

U of M staff member Krista Soria talks about the importance of understanding the pandemic’s impact upon students and of sharing the data with university leaders, staff and faculty so that they can make decisions to better address the significant challenges students are facing.

Justin Johnson
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Economic impact of nature

Justin Johnson talks about how Global Futures can connect nature’s benefits with measurable economic outcomes.