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Collaborative networks continue

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Ties to the PSTC often continue well after graduate students, postdocs, and visitors have moved on from the Center. A trip to China last fall afforded PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology Michael White the opportunity to give presentations at multiple universities in Beijing and Shanghai as well as meet with former PSTC Trainee Juhua Yang, a professor of Demography at Renmin University. The two are collaborating on a paper examining migrant adaptation in China, and Yang will return to the PSTC this spring to continue her collaborations on gender with White and her former PSTC faculty mentor, Professor of Sociology Susan Short. Read more.

(Distributed February 5, 2016)

Influencing educational practice and policy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Three PSTC faculty associates were named in Education Week's 2016 RHSU Ed-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Assistant Professor of Education and Economics Matthew Kraft, Assistant Professor of Education and Economics John Papay, and Professor of Education John Tyler were recognized among U.S. university-based scholars who have the most influence on educational practice and policy. 
(Distributed January 26, 2016)

Building HIV/TB research capacity in Ghana

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The official launch of the HIV/TB training partnership between Brown and the University of Ghana took place last month in Ghana. PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Omar Galarraga, a key faculty member on the grant, attended the launch of the joint effort which aims to build research capacity regarding HIV and tuberculosis in Ghana. The partnership is supported by a five-year NIH grant from the Fogarty International Center.
(Distributed January 22, 2016)
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