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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)

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)

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)
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