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Running speed for longevity

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – "What is the easiest way to reduce my chance of death?" asks PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster in an article on the impact and benefits of walking versus running. In "What's The Optimal Speed for Exercise?" Oster uses the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) to determine the ideal running speed for lowering the risk of death. 

(Distributed July 30, 2015)

Milusheva garners support from Gates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Sveta Milusheva (Economics) has been awarded a joint grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for her project, "The Effect of Short Term Movement on Malaria Prevalence in Senegal Using Mobile Phone Data." She is sharing the grant with a team of researchers from Politecnico di Milano and Stanford University and traveled with them to Senegal in June to conduct research.

(Distributed July 28, 2015)

PSTC engages locally and globally

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Read more in our Summer 2015 newsletter about how the Center’s affiliates are engaging issues in Rhode Island and around the world. 

(Distributed July 13, 2015)
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