PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As mindfulness-based health interventions increase in popularity, Brown University is set to launch a new center for research and public service focused on increasing the quality of the evidence base and promoting adoption of well-proven mindfulness practices.
With a specific emphasis on stemming the growth of the opioid epidemic, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has renewed the funding of a longstanding center at Brown University that provides addiction training for thousands of health care professionals across New England.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The next dean of the Brown University School of Public Health will be Bess Marcus, a leading scholar in health behavior changes and the first senior associate dean for public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
Marcus will begin her tenure as dean effective Nov. 1, 2017, succeeding Terrie Fox Wetle, who became the school’s inaugural dean in 2013.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Six Brown faculty members were honored on Wednesday, April 19, with inaugural Brown Research Achievement Awards, presented by the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
Sayles Hall was filled with 80 public health posters on Thursday, April 13th – the most presentations during Public Health Research Day ever! The researchers responsible were on hand, answering the questions of judges, colleagues, and friends. After the public viewing, the Dean of the School of Public Health, presented awards for the best posters.