Aizer reports U.S. newborn health improves

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A new special issue of Science includes a review of recent economic research by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer, along with Janet Currie of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Princeton University. For the article, “The intergenerational transmission of inequality: Maternal disadvantage and health at birth,” the pair studied the effect of maternal disadvantage on the health of newborns. Read more...

(Distributed May 29, 2014)

Smith featured on broadcast about good news from Africa

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] On May 26, the White House Chronicle, a Washington talk show that airs on a number of PBS stations, featured PSTC Associate and Brown University Associate Professor of Anthropology Daniel Jordan Smith as part of a discussion titled, “Some good news from Africa.” The broadcast addressed the growing African economies, particularly the entrepreneurial economies, and the “sense of aspiration among ordinary Africans,” as Smith described. Read more...

(Distributed May 29, 2014)

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)
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