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PSTC: 50 Years

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the PSTC is celebrating with the release of a video that reflects on the rich and productive history of the Center. A new booklet highlights the ongoing integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by PSTC affiliates. And a reception brought together many current and former PSTC affiliates, including the Center's founder, Sidney Goldstein, for a celebratory evening at the top of the Prudential Tower in Boston during the PAA annual meeting in May.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Improving treatment monitoring and maximizing diagnostic procedure benefits for HIV patients will be key elements of the work funded by a new NIH grant awarded to PSTC Associate and Professor of Biostatistics Joseph Hogan. Hogan, along with Rami Kantor, Associate Professor of Medicine, and their team, will work with AMPATH, an HIV care program in Kenya, to test and implement diagnostic and treatment methods over the next five years.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Despite a recent federal budget cut of $93 million to the WIC program, research by PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Sociology Margot Jackson shows the program “meaningfully contributes to children’s educational prospects.”

An article, “WIC Boosts Childhood Health And Development, Study Says,” published by The Huffington Post on December 21, summarizes Jackson’s research, Early Childhood Nutritional Policy and the Reduction of Academic Inequality: The Case of WIC,” which will be published in February in Social Science and Medicine.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  In an effort to decrease “biased statistical inference and misleading results,” PSTC Associates John Logan, S4 Director and Professor of Sociology, and Susan Short, Professor of Sociology, have published, “Integrating space with place in health research: a multilevel spatial investigation using child mortality in 1880 Newark, New Jersey.Read more...