Cell phones and tumors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A CNN article on the link between cell phone usage and brain tumors quotes PSTC Associate and Professor of Epidemiology David Savitz. In the article, "Cell phones and risk of brain tumors: What's the real science?" Savitz says, "We know quite a bit (about the risk) actually and it seems extremely unlikely that there is an effect. We are down to the range that there is no risk or a risk that is almost too small to detect."

(Distributed August 19, 2015)

Deliberation and Development

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A new book co-edited by PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology Patrick Heller brings together the fields of deliberative democracy and development studies. Deliberation and Development: Rethinking the Role of Voice and Collective Action in Unequal Societies addresses "how deliberation can work in the twin conditions of extreme inequality and low educational levels that characterize the developing world." It is available for free as part of the Equity and Development series published by the World Bank. 

(Distributed August 18, 2015)

HIV and tuberculosis in Ghana

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A five-year NIH grant from the Fogarty International Center will involve professors from Brown and the University of Ghana in an effort to build research capacity regarding HIV and tuberculosis in Ghana. PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice Omar Galárraga will serve as a key faculty member on the grant. 

(Distributed August 14, 2015)

New Latinos in New Orleans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Hurricane Katrina caused a reshaping of the New Orleans population in multiple ways, including the arrival of many undocumented Latinos who helped clean up and rebuild the city. A report co-authored by PSTC Associate and Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research) Elizabeth Fussell notes their arrival triggered a mixed reception and spurred tremendous change in the local policy context over the ten years following the hurricane. The report, “Latinos in Metro New Orleans: Progress, Problems, and Potential,” assesses the situation and recommends policies for supporting and improving the resiliency of the New Orleans population.

(Distributed August 13, 2015)
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