News and Notes

Center for Health & Wellbeing
Feb 17, 2017
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A recent story highlighted findings by Anne Case and Angus Deaton on mortality trends among middle age white Americans.

Justine Conoline
Jan 31, 2017
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The Health Scholars are juniors who will receive financial support for internships and senior thesis research that relate to domestic and international health care and health policy.

Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
Jan 26, 2017
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Research from Tom Vogl suggests that policymakers in Brazil and across the developing world should pay more attention to the negative health impact of pollution from fires that are often part of traditional farming techniques, even though the pollution doesn't usually reach levels considered dangerous by industrial standards.

Alex Wheatley '16
Jan 23, 2017
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In this spotlight, BJ Sullivan explains how GHP helped him develop a holistic perspective.

Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Jan 19, 2017
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A new article on postdoctoral fellows features Amy Krauss and Alecia McGregor.

Wendy Plump for the Office of the Dean for Research
Jan 19, 2017
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New research explores the behavioral aspects of policies that combat poverty, school bullying, discrimination and many other issues.

Center for Health and Wellbeing
Jan 19, 2017
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Writing for the Washington Post, Joel Achenbach highlighted several of the presentations that were delivered during the December 2016 CHW symposium on "Pain, Pain Management, and the Opioid Epidemic."  Achenbach moderated a panel discussion during the symposium, which featured a diverse group of panelists discussing these issues from a variety of perspectives, including a historic overview of pain, the public health crisis caused by pain management, treating pain on the front lines, and policy approaches that have been undertaken in New Jersey.

Sarah M. Binder
Jan 18, 2017
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A new WWS Blog article highlights alumna Meg Wirth, who founded a company which has built an online marketplace of information services, health care products and software tools designed to save the lives of women and newborns worldwide.

Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Jan 18, 2017
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New research by Alexander Ploss suggests that the technique that the hepatitis E virus uses to spread could present a weak spot scientists can exploit to treat the disease.

Center for Health & Wellbeing
Jan 18, 2017
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Janet Currie was quoted in a recent Washington Post article about comments during Senate confirmation hearings for the President-elect's nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, regarding government assistance programs.



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