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Expert Alerts

Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.

1. Flu Vaccines & Flu Season

Who: Jennifer Wang, MD, Professor of Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

What they can discuss: As flu season ramps up, UMass Chan Medical School researcher Jennifer Wang, MD, professor of medicine, is leading local participation in a study to test a new kind of flu vaccine based on modified RNA, or modRNA. Dr. Wang can speak about the research as a principal investigator at UMass Chan and the current state of the flu season.

“Standard flu vaccines have made an impact, but we’ve known for years that we could do better, and this is an opportunity. I think this is a really big push forward.”


Media contact: Sarah

2. Climate Change

Who: Steve Meller, PhD, CEO, Founder, CH4 Global

What they can discuss: Impact severity of the different types of GHGs – how methane is the only viable solution to save humanity. Animal agriculture & enteric methane challenges. Responsible custodianship of the planet. Solutions for today to reduce GHG while we wait for other technology to catch up.


Media contact: Charlene

3. Sleep & Relationships

Who: Dr. Shelby Harris, Director of Sleep Health, Sleepopolis

What they can discuss: Dr. Harris can discuss a wide variety of sleep-related topics, including sleep and relationships (sleeping separately); women’s health and sleep; prioritizing sleep in a busy world; maximizing sleep quality; exercise and sleep; and how to recognize a potential sleep disorder.


Media contact: Abby

4. Experiential Learning

Who: Dr. Mamie Pack, Managing Principal of Healthy Learning, Western Governors University School of Education

What they can discuss: Dr Pack’s areas of expertise include: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), Experiential Learning, Healthy Learning Environments, Military Students & Families, Professional Development for Faculty & Staff, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Student Support.

“As a faculty member teaching and leading military spouses in the School of Education at WGU, I want to go in with the mindset that I am here to support the military spouse – that’s the baseline. To do this, I need to look at what behaviors, what strategies, what resources, and what conversations I can use that will benefit that military spouse student and help them not only excel in their studies, but also to know that they are seen, heard, and valued.”


Media contact: Mark

Media Jobs

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  • Standards Editor, Wall Street Journal (NY): “As a member of the Standards and Ethics team, you will be responsible for ensuring the Journal always maintains the highest and most rigorous standards of fairness and integrity and is a model for ethical, fact-based news reporting.”
  • Summer Legal Intern, Dow Jones (NY): “Working primarily with Dow Jones’s litigation and press attorneys, the intern will focus on matters affecting publication, access to information, newsgathering, and domestic and international free-speech laws.”
  • Senior Market Editor, OPIS (TX): “The position requires reporting on natural gas liquids trading and fundamentals as well as creating alerts relevant to the industry.”

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The content in this post was originally published in ProfNet Expert Alerts for Dec. 2, 2022, and Dec. 16, 2022.

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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