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COVID-19: Helping Children Manage Anxiety


On The Pandemic : Ep 4 : Emotional Impact and Resiliency
Rutgers' experts discuss the emotional impact and mental health toll of the pandemic on us, our families, and our communities, and what  strategies we can use to build resiliency.
February 24, 2021
On The Pandemic : Ep 3 : Life on Campus
Tune in to learn about Rutgers' experience during the pandemic and the tools and strategies being used to keep the university community safe. Mary Marchetta O'Dowd is joined by Drs. Vicente Gracias and Melodee Lasky, who have been leading the COVID-19 clinical and health policy programs for testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations.
February 10, 2021
On The Pandemic : Ep 2 : Impact of COVID19 on our Health Care/Public Health Workforce
This week, we explore vaccinations, the impact of the pandemic on our health care workers, and the surge in interest in health care education. Rutgers’ Mary O'Dowd joins expert faculty members Dean Robert Johnson and researcher Emily Barrett for this lively discussion.
January 27, 2021
On The Pandemic : Ep 1 : Statewide Vaccine Distribution and Safety
Join us for the new RutgersCast series, On the Pandemic, where university experts and leaders in health examine the critical challenges we face in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this premiere episode, Rutgers’ Mary O’Dowd speaks with Dr. Eddy Bresnitz, Medical Advisor for the NJDOH COVID-19 Response, to bring us a revealing look at the current distribution of the game-changing vaccine. *This podcast was recorded on Monday, January 11. Since the recording, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an expansion of those currently eligible for COVID19 vaccination. Visit for the latest information.
January 13, 2021
Through Trying Times
For this week's RutgersCast, we take a deep dive into Rutgers’ fascinating history with Erika Gorder of the University Archives, uncovering surprising relevance to today’s challenges.
May 20, 2020
A Mindful Moment
Join us for a quick mid-week de-stress session with "A Mindful Moment" guided by Dr. Kathy Shoemaker.
May 6, 2020
COVID-19: Let's Talk Mindfulness
In this RutgersCast, psychologists Peter Economou and Nikki Rubin discuss the value of incorporating mindfulness into our daily lives to support mental health, particularly for those confronting the stressful realities surrounding the pandemic.
April 29, 2020
COVID-19: Helping Children Manage Anxiety
In this episode, we're speaking with psychologist Kelly Moore about the unique emotional challenges that children are facing right now. Listen to learn about the benefits of creating predictability, how to establish helpful routines, and even take a moment to try and see the upside in the midst of all the chaos.
April 9, 2020
COVID-19: Allergies, Cold, or Coronavirus?
In this episode, Dr. Reynold A. Panettieri, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine, helps break down the differences and similarities between allergies, colds, and coronavirus.
March 30, 2020