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)

Study documents range of challenging meditation experiences

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Meditation is increasingly being marketed as a treatment for conditions such as pain, depression, stress and addiction, and while many people achieve therapeutic goals, other meditators encounter a much broader range of experiences — sometimes distressing and even impairing ones — along the way. READ MORE

(Distributed June 2, 2017)

2017 Graduate Awards

 (l to r) Xiaochen Lin, Holly Boyle, Cat Nwachukwu, and Andriy Chybisov 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 School of Public Health Graduate Programs Impact Awards! 

Public Health Impact Awards, Master’s:  

(Distributed May 31, 2017)

2017 Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 School of Public Health Undergraduate Programs Impact Awards!

Many Brown Public Health concentrators arrive at Brown intending to pursue pre-med. Then they take Introduction to Public Health, or Health Care in the United States. These popular courses often help students realize that health and healthcare can be studied from multiple perspectives.

(Distributed May 31, 2017)
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