Orientation 2016

The School of Public Health was thrilled to welcome our incoming graduate students this week! After welcoming remarks by the Dean of the School, Fox Wetle, and Dean of Academic Affairs, Don Operario, a speed networking event broke the ice and got all the students talking about their research interests and goals.

(Distributed August 31, 2016)

CAAS faculty member endows pilot project program

Professor Damaris Rohsenow:

A new funding mechanism has been established in the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) through the generosity of long-time faculty member Damaris Rohsenow, PhD. The Damaris J. Rohsenow Endowed Pilot Project Program is designed to ensure a steady stream of funding for pilot projects at the Center in coming years, regardless of economic difficulties in other sources of such funding.

(Distributed August 29, 2016)

Brown health policy researchers present at AcademyHealth

AcademyHealth, established in 2000, is the professional home and leading national organization for health services researchers, policymakers, and health care practitioners and stakeholders. Together with its members, AcademyHealth works to improve the health and the performance of the health system by supporting the production and use of evidence to inform policy and practice.

(Distributed June 15, 2016)

The 2016 Undergraduate Student Excellence Awards in Public Health

(L to R) Solis, Sepolen, Peters, Jiang, and Akande:

From biology to environmental science, from theater to neuroscience, the 2016 Undergraduate Student Excellence Award winners began their Brown careers with far flung interests. They all eventually found their way to public health, however, and became standouts among this year’s graduates.

(Distributed May 23, 2016)

Diversity & Inclusion Lecture: Private Sector Perspective from David Casey of CVS

The Brown University School of Public Health has begun the hard work of crafting a School-wide Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. David Casey, however, has been at this work for decades. As Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer for CVS Health, Mr. Casey is focused on ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded in CVS Health’s recruitment, talent development, performance management, and succession planning efforts.

(Distributed May 13, 2016)

LGBTQ Rights v. Religious Freedom Laws: An Open Forum Discussion

According to panelists at the LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom Laws: Open Forum Discussion hosted by Brown School of Public Health, stigma and bias that has resulted in ongoing conflict between LGBTQ rights and religious freedom laws must be combated through education that leads to understanding and acceptance.

(Distributed May 6, 2016)

Final Project Presentations: PHP2365 Public Health Issues in LGBT Populations

Before a room full of their classmates, along with visiting guest faculty from the School of Public Health and the Warren Alpert Medical School, the students in Professor Don Operario’s graduate level seminar presented their final projects on April 27. With topics ranging from mental health services available for LGBTQ students on college campuses, to the LGBTQ competence of Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School, the students worked alone or in groups to research topics relevant to sexual minority populations in the local community.

(Distributed May 2, 2016)
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