Baylor in the News – July 5-11, 2020

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July 12, 2020

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WACO, Texas (July 12, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in local and national media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a variety of subjects, including COVID-19 and new management research that found perceived pregnancy discrimination in the workplace can lead to health challenges for mothers and babies.

July 5, 2020

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor professors, Family Health Center looking for participants in COVID-19 survey
Baylor University researchers, led by Michael Muehlenbein, Ph.D., in anthropology and Eric Baker, Ph.D., in computer science, in partnership with the Waco Family Health Center, are taking applications for a COVID-19 survey to determine how widespread the disease is in McLennan County.

The Washington Post: Quadriplegic man's death from covid-19 spotlights questions of disability, race and family
Bioethics expert Devan Stahl, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion, is quoted in this article about the fraught end-of-life decisions related to COVID-19 that are putting a spotlight on issues of race, disability and family, including the different ways individuals, even within the same family, assess what makes a life worth living.

July 6, 2020

Voice of America: Nursing: A Voice to Expose Human Trafficking of Children
AUDIO: Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical professor of nursing at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, is a guest on the Once a Nurse Always a Nurse podcast to discuss the continued rise of human trafficking of children in a world caught up in multiple crises from COVID-19 to global warming to systemic racism.

July 7, 2020

EurekAlert: Study: Troubling connection between workplace pregnancy discrimination and health of mothers, babies
Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, led a study that found perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to health challenges for mothers and babies. The study is published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

July 8, 2020

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor, Family Health Center to study how widespread COVID-19 is with asymptomatic McLennan County residents
Baylor University researchers, led by Michael Muehlenbein, Ph.D., in anthropology and Eric Baker, Ph.D., in computer science, in partnership with the Waco Family Health Center, are studying how widespread COVID-19 is in McLennan County, which could help local officials determine whether they should continue to reopen businesses or implement further restrictions.

July 9, 2020

Bloomberg: When the Boss Is Bad for the Baby
A management study led by Baylor’s Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D., found that pregnant women stressed by workplace discrimination are more likely to have premature, low-birthweight offspring.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor honors outstanding faculty
Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for their teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2019-20 academic year.

July 10, 2020

KCEN-TV: Local epidemiologist talks COVID-19 in kids, vaccine possibility and more
Baylor epidemiologist Emily Smith, Ph.D., discusses COVI-19, kids and the possibility of a vaccine.

Baylor Connections: Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, Ph.D.
AUDIO: Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, The Frederick E. Roach Professor of World Christianity at Baylor, is a guest on the Baylor Connections podcast. He examines interpretations of the Christian movement and shares trends that shape the transmission of the faith across the globe.

July 11, 2020

Forbes: Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace Affects Mother And Baby Health
Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, led a study that found perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to health challenges for mothers and babies. The study is published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

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