2018 Academy Health Interest Group Award Recipients

The Academy Health Annual Research Meeting is the gathering place for individuals leading the charge to transform delivery systems and health care in a rapidly changing landscape. Over the course of the three-day conference, more than 2,500 individual attendees work together to share and strengthen the evidence needed to inform the decisions that affect the health of individuals and communities.

(Distributed July 2, 2018)

Brown Undergraduates Named Milken Institute Future Health Leaders

The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank working to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs, and improve health. According to the Institute, “We are strong believers that the only way to solve today’s most pressing public health challenges is by bringing prevention to the forefront, engaging unlikely partners, and collaborating to create and implement actionable solutions that are tailored to community needs.”

(Distributed July 2, 2018)

Study finds early-life obesity impacts children’s learning and memory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —A new study led by Nan Li, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Epidemiology, found that children on the threshold of obesity or overweight in the first two years of life had lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores than lean children when tested at ages five and eight. The study also indicated that IQ scores may be lower for higher-weight children.

(Distributed May 25, 2018)
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