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The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University Among Top-Enrolling Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Institutions

Heller News Release
November 02, 2021

The Peace Corps has announced The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University ranked No. 3 among the top 10 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program institutions for the 2020–21 academic year, ranked by enrollment. The graduate fellowship program offers, through the universities/institutions, financial assistance for tuition and fees to returned Peace Corps volunteers.

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Michael Doonan and Laura Lorenz

Heller News Release
December 07, 2021

New Research Q&A: Increased Access to Rehabilitation Care Accrues Long-Term Savings For Patients with Brain Injury

Laura Lorenz and Michael Doonan's new study shows the U.S. could save billions of dollars and drastically improve quality of life for millions of people with severe brain injuries by expanding access to rehabilitation services.

A man behind the wheel of a car

Heller in the News
December 06, 2021

As covid persists, nurses are leaving staff jobs — and tripling their salaries as travelers

In the Washington Post, Karen Donelan is quoted talking about the risk-reward scenario of nurses traveling to work in places with high COVID cases.

A woman in a power chair holds an infant

Heller in the News
December 04, 2021

When federal assistance for ‘daily living’ doesn’t include parenting

Robyn Powell, PhD'20, speaks to the Gettysburg Connection about how disabled people who use government-provided home care services are prevented from being assisted with tasks related to parenting.

Graphic showing needles, a spoon, pills and white powder

Heller in the News
December 02, 2021

Overdoses Have Skyrocketed During the Pandemic. How Do We Stop Them?

In a New York Times opinion piece, Dr. Andrew Kolodny is quoted speaking about how overdose deaths have skyrocketed during the pandemic.

Crowd of protesters in Washington, D.C.

Heller in the News
December 01, 2021

Will Roe v. Wade be overturned? Law professor weighs in

Robyn Powell, PhD'20, speaks to Tampa Bay 10 about the chances of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Ganesh Prasad

Heller in the News
November 29, 2021

Governor announces partnership with Virgin Islands Diabetes Center of Excellence

Ganesh Prasad, GHPM'09, is founder and CEO of the Diabetes Center of Excellence, and is quoted in Virgin Island Daily News speaking about improving education and treatment for residents to prevent diabetes and its complications.

Anita Hill

Heller in the News
November 29, 2021

Anita Hill On Gender Violence, The Law, And ‘Believing’

WAMU highlight's Anita Hill's new book "Believing," and her work on fighting against gender violence and sexual harassment.

A crowd protesting against gender discrimination

Heller in the News
November 29, 2021

How you can help end gender-based violence

In a Boston Globe opinion piece, Anita Hill writes that activism is about using your experiences, platforms, and resources to raise awareness and call for change.

Heller in the News
November 22, 2021

How the pandemic helped spread fentanyl across the US and drive opioid overdose deaths to a grim new high

In The Conversation, Andrew Kolodny writes about how the pandemic contributed to the spread of fentanyl in the U.S. and in the increase in opioid overdose deaths.


Heller in the News
November 18, 2021

How the pandemic is contributing to alarming rise in opioid overdose deaths

Andrew Kolodny talks to PBS NewsHour about the rise in opioid overdose deaths during the pandemic and the importance of increasing access to effective treatment.


Heller in the News
November 17, 2021

Drug overdose deaths top 100,000 annually for the first time, driven by fentanyl, CDC data show

Andrew Kolodny speaks to CNN about how improving access to treatment will help prevent further deaths from drug overdoses.

A person holds a candle at a memorial service

Heller in the News
November 17, 2021

Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

Andrew Kolodny talks to The New York Times about how the stress and isolation of the pandemic exacerbated risks of relapse for those suffering from addiction.

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