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Simulation shows the high cost of dementia, especially for families

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new simulation of how the costs and the course of the dementia epidemic affect U.S. families finds that neurodegenerative conditions can more than double the health care expenditures of aging and that the vast majority of that financial burden remains with families rather than government insurance programs. READ MORE

(Distributed August 17, 2017)

U.S. renews addiction center’s funding with emphasis on opioids

With a specific emphasis on stemming the growth of the opioid epidemic, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has renewed the funding of a longstanding center at Brown University that provides addiction training for thousands of health care professionals across New England.

(Distributed June 27, 2017)

New Dean for School of Public Health

Bess Marcus:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The next dean of the Brown University School of Public Health will be Bess Marcus, a leading scholar in health behavior changes and the first senior associate dean for public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Marcus will begin her tenure as dean effective Nov. 1, 2017, succeeding Terrie Fox Wetle, who became the school’s inaugural dean in 2013.

(Distributed June 14, 2017)
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