U. researchers encourage community-based studies

Brown Daily Herald, February 14, 2017

Amy Nunn, associate professor of medicine and behavioral and social sciences, strongly advocates for community engagement research. "I've always found it to be rewarding and worthwhile. It's the only way I do my work," she said. Nunn has used the process while researching and creating programs for the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, including Food on the Move, which provides mobile, discounted food markets in a variety of neighborhoods, and Do One Thing, which addresses issues faced by those with HIV.

(Distributed February 14, 2017)

Study finds more Rhode Islanders are infected with hepatitis C than previously known

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — For the first time, Rhode Island has one of the most complete pictures of the hepatitis C epidemic. More people are infected, and more are dying from the viral disease than previously known, finds a new study. But more people are also getting treated  — and cured.

..."This study really represents an advance because it has a lot more local information," says [Rhode Island Public Health Institute Director] Amy Nunn.

(Distributed August 11, 2016)

Rhode Island childcare centers using federal nutrition subsidy served healthier food

News from Brown, July 14, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new Brown University study suggests that in Rhode Island, the nutritional requirements imposed by a federal food subsidy program for daycare centers that serve low-income children have resulted in kids at those centers eating healthier food than kids at centers that do not participate in the program.

(Distributed July 14, 2016)

Study finds no substantial harm from primary care melanoma screening

News from Brown, July 8, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study of more than 1,000 primary care melanoma screenings in the western Pennsylvania area in 2014 suggests that overall the practice complies with the old medical maxim to "first do no harm." The numbers show that screenings did not result in a spike in surgical treatments or specialist referrals.

(Distributed July 8, 2016)

Biello's research highlighted in ASPPH publication

Dr. Katie Biello's recent study assessing the acceptability and feasibility of potential procedures for a sociocentric sexual network study of Black, Hispanic/Latino, and White sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) was highlighted in the June 23 edition of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health's (ASPPH) newsletter.

(Distributed June 24, 2016)
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