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December 17, 2006

Boomers Won't Make Economy Go Bust

Heller professor emeritus James Schulz debunks some of the myths about aging in America in his new book, Aging Nation.

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December 6, 2006

Patrick Group Gets an Earful on How to Get Public Involved

Heller researcher Alan Melchior speaks at a meeting of the Massachusetts Governor-elect's Work Group on Civic Engagement in Millbury, MA.

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December 5, 2006

Gleaming Schneider a Befitting New Home for Heller

The opening of Heller's Irving Schneider and Family Building is featured in The Brandeis Reporter.

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November 21, 2006

Census Figures Point to Climbing Racial Disparities

National Public Radio's "News & Notes" taps Heller professor Thomas Shapiro for insight on just-out census findings.

Heller News Release

November 18, 2006

Heller Alum Named Chief of Staff by Massachusetts Governor-Elect Deval Patrick

Joan Wallace-Benjamin, PhD’80, the president and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers and a former head of the Urban League of Massachusetts, was named chief of staff for Governor-elect Deval Patrick.

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November 16, 2006

Brandeis Economist Crunches Numbers to Save Kids' Lives

The Boston Globe profiles Heller professor Donald Shepard and his research on dengue fever.

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November 16, 2006

Heller Opens Irving Schneider and Family Building

As sunlight streamed through three stories of glass, the Irving Schneider and Family Building was officially dedicated during a crowded November 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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November 14, 2006

Racial Disparities Persist Despite Civil Rights Gains

The Miami Herald quotes Heller professor Thomas Shapiro on how to close the racial gap highlighted in just-out Census Bureau statistics on income, homeownership and education.

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November 6, 2006

Heller Opens Irving Schneider and Family Building

Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz calls Heller "a jewel of academics at Brandeis" and the new building a "gem." Waltham's Daily News Tribune covers the ribbon-cutting

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November 2, 2006

Students Ask: Where Do You Hang Out?

Through a program created by Heller associate professor Lawrence Bailis and researcher Tom Pineros Shields, Brandeis students partner with juniors and seniors at Waltham High School to help middle schoolers find after-school activities and programs.

Heller News Release

November 1, 2006

"Deserving Poor" or "Greedy Geezers"? New Book by Heller Professor Emeritus Debunks Aging Crisis

Despite the impending retirement of 76 million baby boomers, huge government deficits, and unrelenting battles over Social Security, the United States is not facing a demographic tsunami, according to a new book by Heller Professor Emeritus James Schulz and political scientist Robert Binstock.

Heller News Release

October 18, 2006

Heller Professor Receives Special Recognition Award

Prof. Donald S. Shepard has received a “Special Recognition Award” from the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Corporations of Massachusetts, Inc. (MHSACM). Prof. Shepard and the Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, Senior Senator from Massachusetts, were the two individuals given these awards at the organization’s annual Provider Day Celebration on October 10, 2006.

Heller News Release

October 16, 2006

Heller Research Results in Continuation of Indiana Youth Program

Evaluation results in renewed Lilly Endowment grant to IPIC.

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October 12, 2006

Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Risks Later

Samantha Eisenstein, MBA '06, featured in New York Times article on childhood cancer survivors.

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September 21, 2006

Curbing Underage Drinking

Educating clerks and customers is the key, Heller's Brad Krevor tells local retailers.

Heller News Release

September 16, 2006

A Prescription for Change

Heller Scientist Joan Kaufman's book on china's AIDS epidemic contributes to policy changes.

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September 13, 2006

Brandeis Hosts Conference on Improving Quality in Massachusetts Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Nearly 200 substance abuse treatment clinicians, researchers and policy makers attended the conference on September 13, 2006.

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August 29, 2006

Healthcare's Most Powerful

What do Bill Gates, George Bush and Heller Dean Stuart Altman have in common? They're all on Modern Healthcare's annual list of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare.

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August 21, 2006

Heller Professor To Assist Indian State with Health Care Plan

Professor A. K. Nandakumar, Associate Director of Heller's M.S. Program in International Health Policy and Management, tells Calcutta's The Telegraph that the Jharkand state government's plan to provide high-quality, low-cost medical care could be a model for other Indian states.

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August 21, 2006

The Biology of Social Justice: Heller Professor Weighs the Health Effects of Growing Up Poor

Professor Elizabeth Goodman, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, talks with Brandeis Magazine about the effects of socioeconomic status and race on adolescent health.

Heller News Release

August 15, 2006

Schneider Institute for Health Policy is Reorganized

Now consists of two Institutes: the Institute on Healthcare Systems and the Institute for Behavioral Health.

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August 8, 2006

Florida Anti-Poverty Effort Draws Big Backers

Heller Professor Thomas Shapiro is interviewed about Heller's Institute on Assets and Social Policy's work with the Florida Minority Community Reinvestment Coalition in the August 8, 2006 issue of American Banker (see page 5 for the story).

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August 7, 2006

Altman: Policy architect

Heller School Dean Stuart Altman is named one of Modern Healthcare's 30 "movers and shakers who have had a profound impact on healthcare" over the last 30 years.

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July 23, 2006

Drowning in poverty

Heller Professor Thomas Shapiro, a national leader on asset building and wealth creation, is quoted in an editorial in the Tuscaloosa News discussing the decline of black wealth in America.

Heller News Release

July 14, 2006

Schneider Institutes, Thailand's Mahidol University Hold Dengue Fever Workshop in Bangkok

Fourteen researchers from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the U.S. participated in the workshop.

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July 11, 2006

Knowledge Good in Itself -- and at Work

Preparing people to think prepares them to work in today's global economy, writes consultant Thomas Broussard, Ph.D. '06, in the Portland Press Herald's "Forum" page.

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June 22, 2006

Closing the Gap in Chronic Care

Catalyst, Brandeis University's science magazine, features an interview with Heller Associate Professor Walter Leutz, Ph.D. '81, about care for adults with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

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June 21, 2006

Money hasn't bought long life, says Heller Dean Stuart Altman

Altman, an adviser on health policy and economics to three American presidents, discusses American health policy and costs in Britain's newspaper, The Daily Telegraph.

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June 14, 2006

Post gun buyback, a buy-in program

Professor Susan P. Curnan, Director of the Center for Youth and Communities, offers her thoughts and insights into Boston's gun buyback plan in the Op-Ed section of the Boston Herald.

Heller News Release

June 9, 2006

The Pandemic Threat: Is Massachusetts Prepared?

Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC, discussed the threat of a bird flu pandemic at The Heller School's Massachusetts Health Policy Forum in Boston

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May 18, 2006

Can Massachusetts Lead the Way in Health Care Reform?

Heller Dean Stuart Altman and Professor Michael Doonan offer the possibility that a break in the ideological gridlock over health care reform might come from Massachusetts in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Heller News Release

May 17, 2006

Dr. Phyllis Mutschler Wins Prestigious Louis Lowy Award

Phyllis Mutschler, Ph.D. '85, Heller Adjunct Associate Professor, has been honored with the Louis Lowy Award from the Massachusetts Gerontology Association.

Heller News Release

April 28, 2006

Schneider Institute Researchers Host International Workshop to Analyze Data from Dengue Fever Studies

Nine researchers from Central and South America participated in the workshop on the Brandeis campus.

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March 17, 2006

Jeanette Takamura, Dean of Columbia University School of Social Work, Receives Ollie Randall Award From the National Council on Aging

Heller Ph.D. Graduate Is First Female Dean of Nation's First School of Social Work

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January 20, 2006

"Having an education means having the key for change"

Betty Jane Cleckley, Ph.D. '74, honored by West Virginia University with its annual Martin Luther King Achievement Award

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January 6, 2006

Psychotropic Drug Prescriptions for Teens Surge 250 Percent Over Seven Years

New Heller School research finds sharp rise after federal government allowed direct-to-consumer advertising and looser promotion of off-label use of prescription drugs.

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