Ashleigh LoVette, a PhD candidate with the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health receives the 2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award!
Stephen McGarvey, Professor of Epidemiology, received $3,073,527 for "Impact of the obesity-risk CREBRF p.Arg457Gln variant on energy expenditure, intake, and substrate utilization in Samoans" from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Our study of energy metabolism among Samoans in the context of a genetic variant that increases the risk for obesity will help us understand some of the key biological pathways that are affected by this gene variant and influence obesity and related health outcomes. The proposed research is relevant to public health because it will characterize energy metabolic mechanisms contributing to obesity in the context of a novel gene variant. This research is relevant to the mission of the IHI by advancing the understanding, prevention, and treatment of obesity and heart diseases in low and middle income countries.
5th Annual SASH Forum
In March 2018, IHI Faculty Members Mark Lurie, Abigail Harrison, Caroline Kuo, Jennifer Pellowski and Angie Bengtson were in Malmesbury, outside of Cape Town, South Africa to convene the 5th Annual SASH Forum, a collaboration between Brown and the University of Cape Town. The aim of SASH is to train and mentor the next generation of African social scientists able to address the HIV epidemic. More than 50 people attended the workshop.