Published February 10, 2022

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Is a new normal on the horizon for New Jersey and the coronavirus? What’s next for telemedicine in the ER? Can you spot a toxic work environment before you’re hired there? Rutgers experts explore these questions and more.

Is the COVID-19 pandemic becoming endemic in New Jersey and, if so, what will that mean? Stanley Weiss, a professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, talks with NJ 101.5 FM about the virus’s future. “We’ve seen an incredible ability [of the virus] to mutate and therefore I don’t think we’re out of the woods in terms of variants that we’ll be seeing, which gives it the opportunity to blossom out once again.”

New Jersey 101.5 | The pandemic continues, but is COVID an endemic disease in NJ?

NJBIZ reports that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have deployed the first FDA-approved robotic telecardiac ultrasound technology in the United States. Partho Sengupta, professor of cardiology at RWJMS, says making advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities available to patients in remote locations may be a game changer. “In the very near future, we can connect with a sonographer at another hospital or from [the patient’s] home to perform a cardiac ultrasound exam that could be lifesaving.”

NJBIZ | RWJUH, Rutgers medical school deploy telecardiac ‘gamechanger’

The way hiring managers talk about success can reveal a lot about how employees advance, says Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations professor Rebecca Greenbaum in a recent HuffPost story. “Does the prospective employer talk about rewards as if it is a fixed pie—[as if] there will be winners and losers in terms of securing desired outcomes?” asks Greenbaum. “This may suggest that employees are pitted against one another as they try to stand out for advancement and reward purposes.”

HUFFPOST | 6 Signs Of A Toxic Job You Can Spot During Your Interview

Saladin Ambar GSNB’08, an associate professor of political science at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, writes in the Star-Ledger about a powerful but often overlooked moment involving the late actor Sidney Poitier after the 1963 March on Washington. Poitier, Ambar writes, delivered “a message to us all that a life well-lived, including life within the larger struggle for racial justice, needn’t be the loudest or the most visible.” | Black History Month: Sidney Poitier’s overlooked moment from the March on Washington | Opinion


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