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Articles by Janet Chang (9)

Software engineers and a product manager described how their identities affect their workplace dynamics and interactions. Diversity Advocates on the Department of Computer Sciences’ Diversity Committee partnered with Laura Dobler and oSTEM to organize the event.

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LGBTQ+ panelists examine experiences, challenges in tech

April 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When Simon Zheng, a software engineer at Peloton Interactive, first started working, he felt uncomfortable telling his coworkers that he was gay.

Course organized by students tackles ethics in CS

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Course organized by students tackles ethics in CS

April 15, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last spring, students in a new computer science social change course developed software tools for a disaster relief organization to teach refugee children about science and technology, a Chrome extension to filter hate speech on the internet and a mobile app to help doctors during a patient visits.

Warren Alpert’s Global Emergency Medicine Program, along with other U.S. institutions, is collaborating with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda.

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Med School helps develop emergency medicine education program in Rwanda

April 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In a country trying to build one of the world’s best universal healthcare systems, Rwanda has made the University one factor in its strategic plan for healthcare success.

(from left to right) Ayanna Howard '93, danah boyd '00 and Mary Lou Jepsen '96 were named to Forbes Magazine's latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech.

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Alums named to ‘Top 50 Women in Tech’

March 8, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The latest list of Top 50 Women in Tech in Forbes Magazine featured three University alums ­­— all of whom challenged structural barriers and drove technological innovation to new heights.

University researcher addresses perinatal depression

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University researcher addresses perinatal depression

March 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A national panel of mental health experts recently named a program developed by a University researcher as one of the first clinically validated models to address perinatal depression, which occurs during and after pregnancy.

Assistant Professor of CLPS Scott AnderBois began his career by studying Yucatec Maya, a language spoken in the Yucatán Peninsula and Belize.

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Professor, students help to preserve Cofán language

February 20, 2019 1 comment

Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences Scott AnderBois is focused on Cofán, a language also known as A’ingae that is spoken by roughly 2,000 people in the Sucumbíos Province in Northeast Ecuador.

In a new study, researchers analyzed alginate graphene oxide and assessed its potential for use in organ 3D printing. They further suggested its relevance to cancer immunotherapies, drug delivery and tissue engineering.

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Researchers improve 3D printed biomaterials

January 30, 2019 Comments are Disabled

University researchers recently published a study analyzing the material properties of alginate graphene oxide, which could lead to new developments in both cancer research and 3D printing technology for human organ printing.

Researchers found that early life stress was linked to a lower density of parvalbumin interneuron cells, which are important for cognition.

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Study finds stress responses in mice vary between sexes

December 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A study published last week identified a new possible explanation for the difference in neurological responses to early life stress between men and women.

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Study shows breastfed infants have higher stress tolerance

October 29, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A study published this month illustrates a biological link between a mother’s breastfeeding and other nurturing behaviors on the health of her baby. The study showed that breastfeeding is associated with higher tolerance to stress, as indicated by difference levels in cortisol — ­a stress response hormone.