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PSTC associates join Public Health Commencement Forum

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - As part of Brown University's commencement weekend, six PSTC faculty associates are participating in the inaugural Public Health Commencement Forum. The event, titled "Partnership for the Next Generation of HIV Social Science in Africa," takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, in MacMillan Hall, Room 117. Read more ...

(Distributed May 23, 2014)

PSTC associates recognized during University Awards celebration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Six PSTC associates were recognized during the University Awards celebration at Brown University on May 5. Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching in Public Health. McGarvey and David Savitz, Professor of Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, are also part of a research team that received a 2014 Research Seed Award for the “Rhode Island Child Obesogen Study-Pilot Phase.” Read more ...

(Distributed May 22, 2014)

Kenyan breastfeeding study awarded USAID PEER grant

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - A team receiving guidance from PSTC Associate Stephen McGarvey, Brown University Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology, has been awarded a new three-year USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement Research (PEER) grant of nearly $450,000. Read more ...

(Distributed May 22, 2014)

PSTC Associate Glenn Loury serves on NRC panel on incarceration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] PSTC Associate and Brown University Professor of the Social Sciences Glenn Loury, along with Josiah Rich, Brown University Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, served on a panel of experts convened in 2012 by the National Research Council to investigate the dramatic increase in incarceration rates in the U.S. during the past four decades. The panel released a report on April 30. Read more...

(Distributed May 21, 2014)

PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Ellen Block awarded Fulbright grant

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Ellen Block received the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grant as part of the African Regional Research Program for AIDS and AIDS-related research in Sub-Saharan Africa. The award, in the amount of $28,100, will enable Block to continue her field research in Lesotho for six months beginning in January 2015. She seeks to document and understand the impact of grandmother death on the care of AIDS orphans and the structure of the family in rural Lesotho. Read more...

(Distributed April 30, 2014)
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