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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)

New stroke treatment proves effective, both medically and financially

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As soon as possible after a stroke, a critical step is to eliminate the clot that caused it. While the current standard of care is to use “clot busting” tissue-type plasminogen activator drugs, recent studies have shown greater medical efficacy in combining the drugs with a “stent retriever” that mechanically opens the artery for a device to grab it and pull it out — a surgical procedure called “thrombectomy.”

(Distributed January 3, 2017)

Brown researchers fear loss of funding under Trump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - In anticipation of Donald Trump's presidency, Thomas Trikalinos has resigned himself to spending a good chunk of his holiday break at the office.

(Distributed January 3, 2017)

Child asthma emergency visits drop after indoor smoking bans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study helps to answer the burning question of whether recently enacted indoor smoking bans in public areas have improved health. The research finds the bans are associated with a 17 percent overall reduction in the number of children visiting emergency departments with asthma complaints.

(Distributed January 3, 2017)
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