Epidemiology Department Seminar: Matthew Freiberg

As part of the Department of Epidemiology's Seminar Series, Matthew Freiberg, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of clinical medicine at Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine will present "HIV and Cardiovascular Disease: Getting to the Heart of the Matter." Please join us on Thursday, December 18th from 4:00-5:00pm at 121 S. Main St., Room 245. 

(Distributed December 5, 2014)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: Caroline Fox, MD, MPH

As a part of the Department of Epidemiology's Seminar Series on Cardio-Metabolic Health, Dr. Caroline Fox from the National Institutes of Health will present "Metabolic Research at the Population Level: Past, Present, Future" on Tuesday, December 9 from 4:00-5:00pm in room 245 at 121 S. Main Street.  Please join us for her seminar, which has been sponsored by the C.M. Colver Lectureship Fund.    


(Distributed December 2, 2014)

CT Lung Screening Appears Cost-Effective

In 2010 the National Lung Screening Trial showed that screening for cancer with low-dose CT scans could reduce mortality by 20 percent compared to chest X-rays. But is it cost-effective? A new study's calculations reveal that it is, but that depends on assuming many answers to questions that remain open. 

(Distributed November 14, 2014)

Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease May Share Deep Roots

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) appear to have a lot in common. They share risk factors such as obesity and they often occur together. If they also share the same genetic underpinings, then doctors could devise a way to treat them together too. With that hope in mind, scientists applied multiple layers of analysis to the genomics of more than 15,000 women.

(Distributed November 7, 2014)
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