Dr. Sandro Galea for "Firearms and Population Health" 4/20

The 18th Annual Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Barnes Lecturship in Public Health

"Firearms and Population Health"

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health

(Distributed March 7, 2017)

Hogan to succeed Gatsonis as biostatistics chair

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Even as Brown Professor Constantine Gatsonis stepped up to one of the biggest stages in science at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he was looking ahead to stepping down from something else: the chair of the University’s Department of Biostatistics.

(Distributed February 21, 2017)

Bringing evidence to health screening debates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Questions about health screenings — Whether to screen? How often? At what age? At what cost? — seem to readily breed conflicting opinions and public confusion. What’s needed is rigorously produced evidence. That’s where Constantine Gatsonis, chair of the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University, comes in. READ MORE

(Distributed February 20, 2017)

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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