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PSTC welcomes new community members

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – At the start of the academic year, the PSTC welcomes 27 new community members, including faculty associates, visiting scholars, and predoctoral and postdoctral trainees. They come as anthropologists, economists, geographers, and sociologists, and as public policy and public health scholars, adding to the PSTC's vibrant research community committed to addressing local, national, and global population challenges. Meet them here.

(Distributed September 14, 2017)

Agbai named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Chinyere Agbai, a predoctoral trainee at the Population Studies and Training Center, has been selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars program, which provides a leadership development opportunity for predoctoral students who bring unique and diverse perspectives to their research and want to do research to advance health equity. Read more.

(Distributed September 7, 2017)

Borker wins UN Big Data for Gender Challenge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Girija Borker, a predoctoral trainee at the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC), has been awarded the Data2X Big Data for Gender Challenge dissertation grant for her research on the impact of street harassment on the economic mobility of women in India. Borker is a graduate student in the Department of Economics at Brown. Read more.

(Distributed September 7, 2017)

PSTC awards faculty seed funding

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – From contraceptive use in Africa to achievement gaps in U.S. classrooms to midlife health outcomes, PSTC faculty associates address a wide range of population issues and challenges. In support of their research, four faculty associates, including two junior faculty members, have been selected to receive the 2017 PSTC Faculty Research Seed Awards. Read more.

(Distributed September 7, 2017)
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