Population Studies & Training Center

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] - As economists evaluate the various impacts of this year’s harsh New England winter, one thing some are contemplating is migration. PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Population Studies Elizabeth Fussell weighed in on the discussion in The Boston Globe’sWill Boston’s crazy snowfalls make people leave?Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Drop-out rates are high for HIV treatment and care among men in South Africa, the country with the most HIV-infected people in the world. A new five-year NIH grant awarded to PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine Mark Lurie will provide resources to develop a new system of intervention aimed at getting more men to seek testing and to continue with treatment and care as needed.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, in August 2014, debates across the country have centered on race, order, and social justice. In “Ferguson Won’t Change Anything. What Will?” published by the Boston Review, PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Glenn Loury posits that the protests in the aftermath of the incident will do little to remedy the racial tensions in the U.S.