NIH funds study of early life chemical exposures

With more than $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health over the next four years, Brown University epidemiologist Joseph Braun will study how exposure to three common chemicals during pregnancy and childhood affects brain development and the thyroid.  Read the story

(Distributed July 27, 2015)

Epidemiology Doctoral Candidate, Nina Joyce, Successfully Defends Thesis

Nina Joyce, PhD candidate in epidemiology, recently successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Patterns and Side Effects of Lipid Lowering Therapy in Children Ages 8 to 20.” In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated a previous set of guidelines on treatment of elevated cholesterol in children. These guidelines proved controversial because they suggested more aggressive screening and treatment for children and lowering the minimum age of using pharmacological treatment from 10 to 8 years old.

(Distributed July 6, 2015)

Review indicates where cardio benefits of exercise may lie

Everyone knows that exercise generally helps the cardiovascular system, but much remains unknown about how the benefits arise, and what to expect in different people who exercise to improve their health. To gain a more precise understanding of how exercise improves health and whom it helps most, researchers analyzed the results of 160 randomized clinical trials with nearly 7,500 participants. The review appears open access in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

(Distributed July 6, 2015)

Seminar Speaker: Tony Fletcher, PhD

The Center for Environmental Health and the Department of Epidemiology are proud to welcome Tony Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Dr. Fletcher will present his seminar "The Health Risks of PFOA and PFOS: Biomarkers vs. Exposure Assesment" on Wednesday, July 8 from 2:00-3:00pm in room 247 at 121 South Main Street. 

(Distributed July 6, 2015)

Marshall earns NIH award for study of drugs, HIV

Brown University epidemiologist Brandon Marshall is one of the first six scientists to earn a newly created award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He will use the funding, $1.5 million over five years, for an innovative study of injection drug use and its role in the spread of HIV.

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(Distributed July 2, 2015)
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