Mon 24 Aug Dr. Ashish Jha, incoming dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, joined a virtual expert panel discussion on COVID-19 nationally and in Mississippi, with particular focus on the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
As new lead protection rules from the Environmental Protection Agency move toward finalization, research shows that tens of thousands of children are at increased risk under the current set of inconsistent standards.
The grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will fund the center, based at Brown’s School of Public Health, as researchers work to reduce the impact of alcohol misuse on the HIV epidemic.
To mitigate the pandemic’s impact, the University will allow undergraduates back for two terms in a three-term model, reduce the density of students in campus housing, offer instruction in person and remotely, and implement extensive testing, tracing and public health measures.
As I conclude my tenure as Dean, I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of personal support and the collective celebration of our School’s achievements and unified growth since I arrived in fall of 2017. From heartfelt notes, to the beautiful and touching virtual send-off that you hosted for me, I am reminded of the fabulous community that we have built. While I reflect on the past few years, I want to express my gratitude to all of you for making so many accomplishments possible.