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)

McGarvey addresses schistosomiasis

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Schistosoma japonicum, a parasite that causes schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is causing infection rates that may be endemic in 28 of the 80 provinces in the Philippines. PSTC Associate and Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology Stephen McGarvey has coauthored an article on the distribution of the infection in the Philippines. The study attempts to pinpoint the most efficient distribution of parasitic disease control resources and concludes that a spatially targeted approach is warranted to combat the spread of infection. Read more...

(Distributed December 18, 2014)
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