Valery Danilack, PhD Publishes First of Dissertation Papers

Valery Danilack, 2015 graduate from Brown's doctoral program in Epidemiology and current Reseach Associate in Epidemiology, has just had the first of her dissertation papers published in BJOG:  An Internationl Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The title of the paper is, "The effect of labour induction on the risk of caesarean delivery: using propensity scores to control confounding by indication." According to Dr.

(Distributed December 16, 2015)

Spotlight on Epidemiology Student Achievements

Marcia Pescador Jimenez, second year doctoral student in Epidemiology, has been nominated to attend the CDC Millenial Health Leaders’ Summit, which will take place March 31 - April 1 at the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. The Summit 
event brings together a cadre of medical, public health, and public 
policy graduate students, nominated by their universities for 
their outstanding achievements and promise as future leaders in 
addressing health disparities across the nation.

(Distributed December 15, 2015)

Brown Experts Advise Governor’s Overdose Task Force

The statistics are startling. In 2014, 239 people in RI lost their lives to overdose, more than the number of homicides, motor vehicle deaths, and suicides combined. The problems of opioid dependence and accidental drug overdose have been growing for some time. And growing in direct relation to a dramatic increase in the amount of opioids prescribed.

(Distributed December 1, 2015)
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