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The Hassenfeld Study shows how a mother’s data can help countless children

A long-term study of mothers and babies, run by the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, engages Rhode Island families in research that has the ability to make an outsize impact on children’s health.

Deaths of assisted living residents spiked during COVID-19 pandemic, study reveals

A new study led by Brown researchers shows the crucial need for specific attention to be paid to assisted living residences in response to pandemics and other emergencies.

Top-rated Medicare Advantage plans perform worse for minority, low-income enrollees, study finds

A new analysis shows the association of Medicare Advantage star ratings with racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in quality of care.

A half-decade of progress at the Hassenfeld Institute is a high five for children’s health

Launched five years ago with an ambitious vision, the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute is bringing together researchers, physicians, students and community partners to transform children’s health in Rhode Island and beyond.

Dean Jha: The US Can and Should Vaccinate Every Health Care Worker in the World

As the United States seems close to controlling a pandemic that has killed 600,000 Americans, we must recognize that in much of the rest of the world, the pandemic continues to rage.

Professor Vincent Mor: Time to rethink US nursing home landscape

Facilities that serve single types of skilled nursing patients —and a payment system that differentiates and reimburses accordingly—would improve care for seniors and benefit providers, according to preeminent long-term care researcher Vincent Mor, professor of health services, policy and practice.

Moi-Brown Partnership for HIV Biostatistics Training Awarded Continued NIH Support

The Moi-Brown Partnership for HIV Biostatistics Training, a research training program administered by the Brown Global Health Initiative and directed by the School of Public Health's Department of Biostatistics, has been awarded $1.6 million in renewed federal funding from the NIH Fogarty International Center. The grant will fund advanced biostatistics training and educational collaboration between Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya and Brown University, benefiting students, faculty, and HIV research capacity in Kenya.

Brown outlines COVID-19 vaccination requirements for faculty, staff and students

In an effort to achieve near-universal vaccination and return to more traditional operations, Brown will require all faculty, staff and students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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