Epidemiology Department Seminar: Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH

As part of the Epidemiology Department’s 2013-2014 Seminar Series, Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, will present “Adapting Community-Based Programs for Global Mental Health.” Please join us on Tuesday, November 12th, from 4:00-5:00pm at 121 S. Main St., Room 245.

(Distributed October 31, 2013)

Epidemiology Department/Brown Institute for Brain Science Seminar: Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD

As part of the Epidemiology Department’s 2013-2014 Seminar Series, Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, will present “Air Pollution and Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Please join us on Tuesday, November 5th, from 4:00-5:00pm at 121 S. Main St., Room 245. This event is co-sponsored by the Brown Institute for Brain Science.

(Distributed October 24, 2013)

Lifestyle factors, age related to early biomarker of diabetes

Dr. Simin Liu led an effort to measure sex hormone binding globulin, of which low levels can indicate elevated risk of type 2 diabetes, in 13,457 women. Researchers provided reference range for blood levels of SHBG across 4 main ethnic populations in the United States and found age, use of estrogen replacement therapy, physical activity, and caffeinated coffee drinking were significantly associated with higher SHBG levels, whereas a high BMI was associated with low SHBG levels. Researchers also found that these associations did not vary by ethnic group.

(Distributed October 3, 2013)

South Africa HIV training program funded

Nearly 1 in 6 adults in South Africa suffer from HIV. Brown University and University of Cape Town, South Africa are collaborating on a 5-year, multi-million dollar project funded by NIH to create a new program to train social scientists to develop sustainable approaches to the epidemic of HIV in South Africa. Dr. Mark Lurie will lead Brown’s participation in the program.

(Distributed October 3, 2013)

POSTPONED - Epidemiology Department Seminar: Clarice R. Weinberg, PhD, MA

***Please be advised that Dr. Clarice Weinberg's seminar originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th has been canceled due to travel restrictions related to the government shutdown. We anticipate that this seminar will be rescheduled later in the year and will announce the new date as soon as possible.***

(Distributed October 2, 2013)
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