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Melissa Clark, PhD Receives Comfort and Urry Prize

Dr. Melissa Clark has been awarded the Comfort and Urry Prize for for leadership, career advising, and motivation. The Comfort and Urry Prize, which is offered through CareerLAB, recognizes faculty members who have been especially helpful to students in shaping their life goals and plans after Brown. The CareerLAB honors Dr. Clark for the significant differences she has made on the careers of her students through her attentive mentoring. 

(Distributed May 1, 2015)

Megan Romano, PhD to receive the Michael Shannon Award

Megan Romano, a post-doctoral research associate with the Department of Epidemiology, has been awarded the Michael Shannon Award from the Academic Pediatric Association. This award is given in memory of the life achievements of Dr. Michael Shannon to the best abstract in the area of pharmacology/ toxicology, drug reactions/events, substance use, environmental health, disaster preparedness/response and/or emergency medicine.

(Distributed April 24, 2015)

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)
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