A new study estimating the size of the Samoan population using contemporary genomic data found that the founding population remained low for the first 1,500 years of human settlement, contributing to understanding the evolutionary context of the recent rise in obesity and related diseases.
Public Health Research Day, our annual showcase of scientific posters by students and trainees, has been held at Brown for over two decades. Despite our disappointment at not being able to convene in person this year, we are excited to move Public Health Research Day online!
New food security and research funding initiatives will augment the many ways in which Brown students, faculty and staff are already supporting the University’s home city and state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We know that older adults are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, but, writes Professor Kali Thomas and graduate student Emma Tucher, we cannot forget the epidemic’s effects on their basic needs.
Q&A with Dr. Jud Brewer, director of research and innovation at Brown’s Mindfulness Center, who explains how practicing mindfulness can curb the spread of coronavirus anxiety in individuals’ personal lives and social circles.