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Epidemiology Department Seminar: Craig J. Newschaffer

As part of the Department of Epidemiology's Seminar Series, Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel School of Public Health will present "Investing environmental autism risk factors in an enriched risk pregnancy cohort: the EARLI Study." Please join us on Tuesday, November 18th from 4:00-5:00pm at 121 S. Main St., Room 245. 

(Distributed October 29, 2014)

Hypertension Risk Rises Closer to Major Roadways

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure. The Brown University-led analysis of data from 5,400 post-menopausal women in the San Diego metropolitan area found that women who lived within 100 meters of a highway or major arterial road had a 22-percent greater risk of hypertension than women who lived at least 1,000 meters away.

(Distributed October 27, 2014)

Epidemiology Department Seminar: Howard D. Sesso, ScD, MPH

As part of the Department of Epidemiology's Seminar Series, Howard D. Sesso, ScD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard's School of Public Health will present "Dietary Supplements and Cardiovascular Disease: Can Randomized Clinical Trials Ever Meet the Expectations from Epidemiologic Studies?" Please join us on Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00-5:00pm at 121 S. Main St., Room 245.

(Distributed October 24, 2014)

Mindfulness Associated with Better Health

A new study that measured "dispositional mindfulness" along with seven indicators of cardiovascular health found that persons reporting higher degrees of awareness of their present feelings and experiences had better health. The research suggests that interventions to improve mindfulness could benefit cardiovascular health, an idea researchers can test. 

(Distributed October 24, 2014)

Dissertation Defense of Samantha Rosenthal

On Friday, November 7 in room 245 at 121 S. Main Street, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Samantha Rosenthal, will defend her thesis "Social and Behavioral Risk during the Transition to Adulthood."  This dissertation presentation is open to all persons.  School of Public Health graduate students and faculty are particularly encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served.RosenthalRosenthal

(Distributed October 17, 2014)
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