With a new $3 million grant, researchers will measure and test how resilience may lead to better HIV-related outcomes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With studies showing that African Americans living with HIV disproportionately struggle to remain in care and maintain suppressed HIV RNA levels, a team of public health researchers will look for solutions in a new way: They will systematically and rigorously identify the resources that successful patients draw upon to overcome the pervasive pitfalls that hinder others.

(Distributed September 26, 2017)

Ethics, Biology, Race and Public Health: The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

The School of Public Health's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Warren Alpert Medical School's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs present a series of events exploring the singular contributions of Henrietta Lacks and the ethical questions raised by the use of her biological material.

(Distributed September 22, 2017)

96 new graduate students have begun their public health journey at Brown University!

96 new graduate students have begun their public health journey at Brown University! The School of Public Health welcomed them with orientation activities designed to help them find their bearings—in the School, and in their new home state. Students were welcomed by Dean Fox Wetle, who explained the School’s three-pronged mission of Education, Research, and Service. She encouraged students to take advantage of all the resources available to them and to seek out opportunities for community service.

(Distributed September 12, 2017)

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)
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