Six public health concentrators awarded Royce Fellowships

In a testament to the importance of the public health research being carried out at Brown, six concentrators in public health were included among the 24 undergraduates inducted this year into the Society of Royce Fellows. Royce Fellowships are awarded each spring, and inductees receive $4,000 to pursue a research, curricular development, or public service project of his or her own design. The fellowship, which was established in 1996 by Charles Royce '61, allows undergraduates to pursue independent research and share their work within a community of researchers and the public.

(Distributed May 4, 2015)

Biostatistics PhD Research Presentation Day 2015

Bahar ErarBahar ErarIn this data-driven era, statistics has an unparalleled opportunity to provide fresh insights into human health and the life sciences. The students in the biostatistics department are putting data to good use by rethinking long-held concepts and approaches to public health, and crafting new strategies for a healthier population in the process. 

(Distributed April 28, 2015)

Megan Romano receives award from the Academic Pediatric Association

Megan RomanoMegan RomanoMegan Romano, a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Environmental Health & Technology, received the Michael Shannon Research Award from the Academic Pediatric Association. The award was presented to her Saturday, April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in San Diego, where she delivered a presentation about her research.

(Distributed April 27, 2015)

The China Forum on Public Health, Environment, and Public Policy

Tongzhang ZhengTongzhang ZhengIn a rapidly changing world, it is increasingly clear that public health research and policy require 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.

(Distributed April 22, 2015)

Steven Martinez interview about HIV testing and prevention

Steven MartinezSteven MartinezSteven Martinez, a graduate student in the department of behavioral and social sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health, interviewed about HIV testing and prevention among young MSM of color. Featured in "The Body" - an informational news source about HIV/AIDS. 

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(Distributed April 21, 2015)

Public Health Research Day 2015

Each spring the School of Public Health hosts Public Health Research Day. This event gathers together members of the public health community to present the latest research on how the public's health – both locally and abroad – is affected by many pressing issues, from climate change and socioeconomic disparities to infectious diseases and addiction, among others.

View our multimedia coverage of Public Health Research Day 2015

(Distributed April 20, 2015)

NIA grant to fund nursing home study

Susan MillerSusan MillerA new grant from the National Institute on Aging will allow Susan Miller and colleagues in the School of Public Health to gather important evidence about whether the consumer, government, and nursing home industry movement of "culture change" is delivering on the promise of improved resident care.

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(Distributed April 17, 2015)

Two juniors win Truman scholarships to study public health

Mya Lee RobersonMya Lee RobersonSophie Crane McKibbenSophie Crane McKibbenThe Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has announced 58 new Truman scholars nationwide. Mya Lee Roberson and Sophie Crane McKibben of Brown's Class of 2016 will pursue graduate studies in public health. The foundation honors outstanding college juniors dedicated to careers in public service.

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(Distributed April 16, 2015)

Public health researches to lead major analysis of dementia study

Constantine GatsonisConstantine GatsonisBrown University public health professors Constantine Gatsonis, Ilana Gareen, and Roee Gutman will lead the statistical analysis of the $100-million, four-year IDEAS study, which will test how scanning for brain plaques may affect care and outcomes for patients with dementia or cognitive impairment.

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(Distributed April 16, 2015)

Ira Wilson appointed co-chair of Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid

Ira WilsonIra WilsonPROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed a diverse group of health care professionals, patient advocates, businesspeople and other policy leaders to address the structural challenges facing Rhode Island's Medicaid system. Ira Wilson - chair of the department of health services, policy and practice - will co-chair the Working Group.

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(Distributed April 15, 2015)
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