Epidemiology Seminar: Anne Fortino Rositch, PhD

Anne Fortino Rositch, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will present a seminar entitiled, "Methods and Opportunities for Increasing Research Capacity and Control of Cervical Cancer in Women Worldwide." Dr. Rositch is a methods-focused epidemiologist concentrating on global cancer epidemiology, with a background in laboratory science and experience conducting international field-based research. For the last nine years Dr.

(Distributed September 28, 2015)

Epidemiology Seminar: Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University will present a seminar entitiled, "Dietary Priorities for Obesity: Are All Calories Created Equal?" Dr. Mozaffarian is a cardiologist and epidemiologist whose research focuses on the effects of diet and lifestyle on cardiometabolic health, including global impacts of suboptimal diet and effectiveness of policies to improve diets around the world. Dr.

(Distributed September 28, 2015)

Valerie Strezsak Receives Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from NIAAA

Valerie Strezsak, doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology, received a Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to investigate the use of the World Health Organization’s Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) as an alcohol screening tool for injured emergency department patients.

(Distributed September 28, 2015)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH

Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean for Teaching and  Research on Women's Health, Chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, will be kicking off our Fall seminar series of 2016.

(Distributed September 28, 2015)

IOM Assesses Program for Low-Income Kids with Mental Disability

In 2013, nearly 1 percent of all U.S. children received support from the Supplemental Security Income program because of low household income and mental disabilities, including attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, a mood disorder, an autism spectrum disorder, or other condition. The program’s size, recent apparent growth, and news reports about instances of fraud prompted criticism that led the Social Security Administration to ask the Institute of Medicine to assess the program.

(Distributed September 16, 2015)
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