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The China Forum on Public Health, Environment, and Public Policy

In a rapidly changing world, it is increasingly clear that public health research and policy requires a global outlook. To address this need, on April 21, the Brown University School of Public Health, the Watson Institute's China Initiative, and the Institute at Brown for Environment & Society held The China Forum on Public Health, Environment, and Public Policy. The forum marked the beginning of an exciting new partnership between Brown faculty and public health officials and scientists from China.

(Distributed April 24, 2015)

Study Finds Cancer Link for Muscle-Building Supplements

A new study associates taking muscle-building supplements with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Men who used such pills and powders were more likely to have developed testicular cancer than those who did not, especially if they started before age 25, took more than one supplement, or used the supplements for three or more years.

(Distributed April 17, 2015)

Marcia Pescador Jimenez Wins 3rd Place Award for Paper

The Department of Epidemiology would like to congratulate first year doctoral student Marcia P. Jimenez on winning third place in a student paper competition at the S4 Institute for the Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences at Brown. Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, May 14th, followed by a celebratory end-of-year reception. For more information click here

Congratulations again to Marcia on this achievement!

(Distributed April 14, 2015)

Martin A. Weinstock, MD, PhD, to Receive Founder's Award

On May 7, 2015, Dr. Martin Weinstock will receive the first "Founder's Award"from the American Dermato-Epidemiology Network at the Annual Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting in Atlanta.  This award will be given periodically to a senior dermato-epidemiologist whose work has advanced the care of dermatological disease and has inspired and mentored the careers of junior dermatoepidemiologists. The Brown Department of Epidemiology would like to congratulate Dr. Weinstock on this achievement!

(Distributed April 7, 2015)

Inaugural Epidemiology Master's Student Research Day

The inaugural Department of Epidemiology Master's Student Research Day was a resounding success! On April 2nd, five master's students presented their thesis dissertation research to an audience of faculty and students, followed by questions and discussion.  This celebrated a culminating experience for our second year master's students.

The following students presented:

(Distributed April 3, 2015)
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