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.

Nabrit Conference

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.

Alex Adia (left) and Wesley King (right)

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.

Commencement 2019

In a ceremony held on the Simmons Quad, the School of Public Health celebrated the achievements of 66 undergraduates, 99 Master’s graduates, and 9 doctoral graduates.

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Mindfulness smoking-cessation app can change the brain

A mindfulness-based smartphone app designed to help people stop smoking was found to be effective at reducing study participants’ self-reported daily cigarette consumption.

Melissa Clark, PhD,

Melissa Clark appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Melissa Clark, PhD, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Public Health effective July 1, 2019.