Study proposes new system for understanding and evaluating PrEP implementation in clinical practice

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — One of the most promising new approaches to slowing the spread of HIV is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a once-a-day medication that people who don’t have HIV can take to prevent becoming infected. But that strategy only works if people at risk for contracting HIV become and remain fully engaged in preventive care and actually take the pills. In the real world of clinical practice, that has often proved tricky.

(Distributed February 15, 2017)

Black History Month Lecture: Dr. Mindy Fullilove

The School of Public Health's inaugural Black History Month Lecture, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America featuring

Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at the New School

Monday March 6th, 4:00-5:30 pm

(Distributed February 3, 2017)

MPH grad provides health assessment of RI’s West African immigrants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — In 2011, with an urge to pursue a deeper education in health care, medical research assistant and phlebotomist Akosua Adu-Boahene moved to Rhode Island from Kentucky to earn a master’s degree in public health at Brown University. The move brought the young Ghana native into Providence County’s community of more than 13,000 fellow immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.

(Distributed January 23, 2017)
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