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)

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)
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