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David Weil

Community Message: Dean Weil nominated to serve in the Biden administration

Heller News Release
June 03, 2021

Dear Heller Community,

I am writing to share that I have been nominated by President Biden to serve as the next Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division in the U.S. Department of Labor. I had the privilege of serving in that same role under President Obama from 2014 to 2017, and it is with great honor that I have accepted the opportunity to serve this new administration under the leadership of President Biden and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh...

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Janet Boguslaw

Heller in the News
October 21, 2021

Janet Boguslaw Published in The Future of Building Wealth

Janet Boguslaw's original essay on the potential of employee ownership to narrow racial and gender wealth gaps is featured in a new publication by the Aspen Institute on the future of building wealth.

Heller in the News
October 20, 2021

Black Borrowers Have Been Excluded From the Student-Debt Conversation, Report Says

Research from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy is cited in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on student debt and racial inequality.

Graphic of funding announcement for the Lurie Institute

Heller News Release
October 18, 2021

Lurie Institute for Disability Policy Receives $6 Million in New Grants

The Lurie Institute is thrilled to announce $6 million in new federal funding for research at Lurie and at Lurie's centers, including a grant supporting the new Center for Disability and Pregnancy Research.

Heller in the News
October 18, 2021

Racial Equity in Childcare

In a New York Times letter to the editor, Pam Joshi urges lawmakers to ensure equitable access to affordable childcare for Black and Hispanic families as they hammer out the reconciliation bill.

Joanne Nicholson, Professor of the Practice

Heller in the News
October 13, 2021

‘Risks linked with parental mental illness and substance use are undeniable, but efforts to scale-out and sustain evidence-based practices are challenging’

Joanne Nicholson talks to Frontiers about parental mental illness and substance use disorders and the challenges hindering prevention and intervention efforts.

Heller News Release
October 08, 2021

Student Reflections on Hispanic Heritage Month

Four Heller students offer thoughts about their Hispanic or Latino/a/x heritage and the significance of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Heller News Release
October 07, 2021

Institute for Behavioral Health receives $2.9m NIH grant to study disparities in alcohol treatment

Maureen Stewart, PhD'09, to lead 5-year project examining access to alcohol use treatment outcomes in Medicaid managed care plans.

Anita Hill headshot

Heller in the News
October 07, 2021

In a new podcast, Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford converse for the 1st time

The podcast, called Because of Anita, is a four-part series that explores the enduring impact of Hill's testimony, with new insights and on-the-ground stories from guests.

Heller in the News
October 07, 2021

Anita Hill's mission to end gender-based violence

In an interview with Radio Boston, Anita Hill talks about her call for sweeping community action to end gender violence.

Rachel S. Adams, PhD'13, Scientist

Heller in the News
October 04, 2021

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Later Opioid Use, Misuse

Physicians Weekly highlights Rachel Sayko Adams' research on the increased risk of opioid misuse among people with a history of traumatic brain injury.

Anita Hill

Heller in the News
October 04, 2021

'There is no perfect victim': Anita Hill refuses to believe a myth that lets perpetrators off the hook

In CNN Politics, Anita Hill discusses her new book and her thoughts on combating racial and gender inequality.

Karen Donelan

Heller in the News
October 04, 2021

Vaccine Mandates Hit Amid Historic Health-Care Staff Shortage

In Yahoo! Finance, Karen Donelan explains that health care labor shortages have expanded from typically hard-to-hire sectors, like nursing homes, to markets and regions that rarely struggle to hire workers.

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