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Lurie leads study showing link between HIV and other STIs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A study in Cape Town, South Africa, led by PSTC Faculty Associate and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Mark Lurie has shown the importance of testing for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when testing for HIV. Based on assessments of more than 1,400 HIV-positive individuals, the team identified the treatment of STIs prior to the start of HIV treatment as a potential method for reducing further HIV transmission. Read more...

(Distributed July 14, 2014)

PSTC accepting applications for visiting African scholars

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) is accepting applications until the end of July for positions for several short-term visiting African scholars during the 2014-15 academic year. Positions are competitive and open to scholars working on population issues from any disciplinary perspective (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Education, Geography, Public Health, and Sociology). Read more...

(Distributed July 10, 2014)

PSTC trainees and postdocs are going places

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The PSTC graduate trainees who completed the program this spring are adding to the impressive list of placements for the graduate training program. Read more...

(Distributed June 11, 2014)

Galor discusses poverty and genetics on the Science Channel

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] “Is poverty genetic?” asked Morgan Freeman, host of the Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole. The June 4 airing of the show featured PSTC Associate and Professor of Economics Oded Galor, along with his collaborator, Quamrul Ahsraf of Williams College, drawing from their research published in the American Economic Review, “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development.” Read more...

(Distributed June 9, 2014)
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