With $12.5M grant, Brown to create research center on substance misuse and chronic disease

With a new five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation will launch four research projects and establish a clinical laboratory for biological addiction research at Brown University.

Brown awarded $10.8 million for opioid treatment aimed at parolees and people on probation

The new collaboration between Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections will expand an already successful opioid treatment program in correctional institutions, helping people who are in the justice system but outside prison walls.

Study finds Philadelphia's heat warning system saves 45 lives a year

According to a study conducted by environmental health scholars at Brown University and Harvard, Philadelphia's heat warning system reduces heat-related death in the city by 4.4 percent. “Philadelphia has a long history of being particularly proactive in response to heat. And they’ve been quite innovative in educating the public and the public health response to heat emergencies,” says Gregory Wellenius, one of the study’s coauthors.

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Research leads to expansion of innovative Meals on Wheels program

Meals on Wheels might do more than deliver hot food to isolated seniors: New research suggests it can serve as an early warning system for declining health. The study included Meals on Wheels drivers in Guernsey County in Ohio and San Diego County, who were trained to use a mobile app to alert care coordinators if the drivers had a concern or noticed a change in a senior's condition.

New initiative improved care for sepsis patients, but black patients saw smaller benefits

Study found that hospitals with more black patients saw smaller increases in compliance with new sepsis protocols than those that treat mainly white patients, highlighting a need to evaluate the effects of quality improvement projects for minority groups.

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Early-career scientists explore research achievements by underrepresented scholars

Approximately 75 molecular life scientists at the beginning of their careers gathered at Brown to explore cutting-edge research conducted by scientists from historically underrepresented groups at leading universities across the nation.

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Quitting smoking is hard. Mindfulness hacks the habit loop, offering a new approach

Given all that we know about smoking, why do people have so much trouble quitting?

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Study finds people who use opioids would welcome safe consumption spaces

There are no legal safe consumption spaces in the U.S. currently, but a three-city study found that a majority of people who use opioids would be willing to use locations where they would have medical support in case of overdose.

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Two MPH students honored with Brown University master’s degree awards

The Brown University master’s ceremony, held in Meehan Auditorium on May 26, celebrated a record number of master’s graduates totaling 846. Distinguished students were honored during the ceremony with master’s degree awards.