Brown faculty collaborate with Chinese researchers on air pollution

Earlier this month, several faculty members from the Brown University School of Public Health attended the Brown-China Workshop on Epidemiology and Biostatistics held in Xi'an, China. During the week-long workshop, Brown faculty collaborated with scientists from the Chinese Institute of National Environmental Health Sciences and China’s National Cancer Center on issues relating to air pollution and human health.

(Distributed July 2, 2015)

Doctoral Candidate Beth Lacy Awarded NRSA Fellowship (F31)

Mary E. (Beth) Lacy, doctoral candidate in the department of epidemiology received a Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award to investigate whether or not sickle cell trait impacts diagnosis of diabetes. Sickle cell trait is a genetic disorder of the red blood cells that affects approximately 8-10% of African Americans. Sickle cell trait is hypothesized to impact hemoglobin A1c, one of the main criteria used to diagnose diabetes.

(Distributed June 18, 2015)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: Chien-Jen Chen

The Department of Epidemiology is proud to welcome Chien-Jen Chen, ScD, MPH, as the final speaker in its spring seminar series. Dr. Chen is Vice President at Academica Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan where he is also a Distiguished Research Fellow at the Genomics Research Center.  Dr. Chen's other appointments include Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the National Taiwan University, Chair Professor at Catholic Fu-Jen University, and Honorary Chair Professor at China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.  

(Distributed June 16, 2015)

Dissertation Defense of Nina Joyce

PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Nina Joyce, will defend her thesis "Patterns and Side Effects of Lipid Lowering Therapy in Children Ages 8-20" on Thursday, June 18 at 3:00pm in room 245 at 121 S. Main Street.

This dissertation presentaiton is open to all persons.  School of Public Health graduate students and faculty are particlularyly encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served.  

(Distributed June 16, 2015)

Unexpected problems in 29 percent of low-risk pregnancies

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-nine percent of pregnancies identified as low risk have unexpected complications necessitating nonroutine obstetric or neonatal care, according to a study published in the June issue of theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

(Distributed June 12, 2015)
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