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Will Ferguson bring changes in social justice?

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.

(Distributed March 5, 2015)

Improving care for HIV patients

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.

(Distributed January 22, 2015)

Jackson shows effectiveness of WIC

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.

(Distributed January 15, 2015)
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