Sahlu receives Kirschstein award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainee Ida Sahlu (Public Health) has been granted the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. The award is designed to "prepare qualified predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation." The grant will support Sahlu for the next two years as she works on her dissertation, "Estimating the burden of neurological disorders in low-resource settings."

(Distributed October 23, 2015)

Workshop to address data security and management

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – On Monday, October 26, the PSTC will host a Data Security and Management Workshop to address issues related to proper data collection, management, and security. Brown staff members Keri Godin, Director of the Research Integrity Office; David Sherry, Chief Information Security Officer; Bruce Boucek, Social Sciences Data Librarian; and Andrew Creamer, Scientific Data Management Librarian, will provide information on data management and security requirements, tools, and tips to ensure the security of your research and professional future. Read more.

(Distributed October 19, 2015)

Loury on Black Lives Matter

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A conversation between PSTC Associate and Professor of Social Sciences Glenn Loury and John McWhorter of Columbia University formed the basis for the argument in The Atlantic's opinion piece "Should Black Lives Matter Focus on 'Black-on-Black' Murders?
In an ongoing public discussion on The Glenn Show, Loury and McWhorter have, over the years, addressed numerous sensitive issues related to race. 
(Distributed October 15, 2015)

Oster on alcohol and pregnancy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Following a recent federal study, the director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities says the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy are high and pregnant women should completely avoid it. PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Emily Oster disagrees. Read more.

(Distributed October 8, 2015)
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