At a Brown University event co-hosted with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, panelists discussed the importance of partnering with community members and first responders and reducing stigma around addiction.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With opioid drug overdoses causing more than 100 deaths across America each day, the scale of the nation’s opioid crisis has now reached that of the HIV-AIDS epidemic at its peak.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Among more than 72,000 deaths in the U.S. last year, fentanyl — a highly potent prescription opioid often used to lace other heroin or cocaine, but hard for drug users to detect — factored into many of cases.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Researchers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have been at the forefront of battling the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island, and a new $800,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation will help them to keep up the fight. READ MORE
Members of the Brown community are welcomed to join us for a panel discussion with professionals in the field of trans health to collectively imagine future directions for engaged, affirming, and ethical trans health research and training of future public health scientists, practitioners, and advocates.
Dr. Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH has been named president-elect of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.
Phipps is chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and assistant dean for Teaching and Research in Women’s Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School, professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Care New England Health System, and a member of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute Executive Committee.
CRANSTON, R.I. — By the time police caught Paul Roussell with heroin last summer, the 58-year-old lobster fisherman had been addicted to the drug for almost 10 years. He’d gone from sniffing two bags of heroin a day to 10, then as many as 17. He was running drugs for dealers to afford his habit. “I had already planned that I was going to die,” he says.
He went to prison first. That may have saved his life.