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SER Meeting 2015 | Denver

The 48th Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting will take place in Denver, Colorado from June 16-19

(Distributed June 5, 2015)

Treating prisoners with methadone can reduce drug use, addiction, and crime

Rhode Island is in the midst of an overdose epidemic. Dr. Josiah Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Brown, believes part of the solution is looking at inmates who have been arrested for abusing narcotics and ensuring them treatment while they are incarcerated. Dr. Rich spoke to NBC 10 news about his research on treating prison imates with methadone rather than letting them fall back into addiction.

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(Distributed June 2, 2015)

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)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: James B. Meigs

James B. Meigs, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, will present a seminar entitled, "Health Applications of Type 2 Diabetes Genetics."  His group studies causes and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, approached using biochemical and genetic epidemiology of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and health services translational research.  Their goal is to improve type 2 diabetes and CVD prevention and clinical care. 

(Distributed May 1, 2015)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: JoAnn E. Manson

The Department of Epidemiology welcomes JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, FAHA, as the next speaker in its spring seminar series. Dr. Manson is Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Women's Health at Harvard Medical School.  Her lecture, "Controversies in Primary Prevention: Aspirin, Estrogen, and Vitamin D Supplemenatation", will explore the three areas of major clinical controversy in primary prevention:  use of aspirin, estrogen (in postmenopausal women), and vitamin D supplementation.

(Distributed April 30, 2015)
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