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Brown Contemplative Studies Highlighted in Huffington Post

Contemplative Studies at Brown was recently featured in an article by the Huffington Post.  The article details the recent creation of the Contemplative Studies concentration at Brown and the larger impact of the program to the field and beyond.  To view the full article, click here.

(Distributed November 11, 2014)

Overhyping Mindfulness: An Interview with Catherine Kerr

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and member of Contemplative Studies core faculty, Dr. Catherine Kerr recently gave an insightful interview regarding the portrayal of mindfulness research in the media.  The interview, appearing in Tricycle, details how the mainstream media has "cherry-picked" studies, and really hasn't thoroughlly investigated or reported on the studies that are out there.

(Distributed October 2, 2014)

Identifying Targets for Reducing Obesity Caused by Early LIfe Disadvantage

The Brown University School of Public Health announces a new research project related to Contemplative Studies, "Identifying Targets for Reducing Obseity Caused by Early Life Disadvantage."  Socioeconomic disadvantage and social adversity during early childhood substantially increase risk for adulthood obseity.  The results of the proposed study will provide evidence on the pathways (e.g.

(Distributed September 22, 2014)

Sign up the CS Summer Intensive today!

It's not too late to sign up for the Contemplative Studies Summer Intensive program, featuring the following courses, "Introduction to Contemplative Studies," "Meditation and the Brain: Applications in Basic and Clinical Science," and "Contemplative Approaches to Living and Dying."  More information, including fees and how to enroll, can be found here

(Distributed June 4, 2014)
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