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January 9, 2014

Laura Tach (Alumna) Survey finds dads defy stereotypes about black fatherhood

December 20, 2013 (LA Times) - By most measures, report says, black fathers are at least as involved with their kids as other men in similar living situations.
January 9, 2014

Stefan Timmermans (Alumnus) Screening Newborns For Disease Can Leave Families In Limbo

December 23, 2013 (NPR News) - Like every state, New York requires that newborns get a small heel prick so that a few drops of blood can be sent to a lab for testing. The idea is to catch health problems that could cause death or disability without early intervention.  But in recent years, patient advocacy groups have been pushing states to adopt mandatory newborn screening for more and more diseases, including ones that have no easy diagnosis or treatment.
January 9, 2014

David Chae (Alumnus) Racism May Speed Cellular Aging In African American Men

January 7, 2014 (Forbes) - Researchers at the University of Maryland reported today that racism appears to accelerate aging in cells.
December 11, 2013

Jason Houle (Alumnus) Which students have the highest student loan debt?

December 11, 2013 (NBC News) - Student loan debt is painful for anyone to carry. But if you think the greatest debt burden is falling on the poorest students, think again.
December 4, 2013

Debbie Barrington (Alumna) For Black Men, Early Household Linked to Blood Pressure

December 2, 2013  (Reuters) - A new U.S. study offers more evidence that childhood experience may have health effects that echo into adulthood.
October 10, 2013

Natasha Dow Schüll (Alumna) Slot Machines Are Designed to Addict

October 10, 2013 (New York Times) - Modern slot machines – which typically feature video screens instead of mechanical reels, buttons instead of handles, and accept player loyalty cards instead of coins – are the driving force behind campaigns to expand legalized gambling in the United States.
May 22, 2013

Public Health Services and Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards - 2013 Call for Proposals

May 22, 2013 - The National Coordinating Center (NCC) for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seek to expand the evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR
March 20, 2013

A Healthier America 2013: Strategies to Move from Sick Care to Health Care in Four Years

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released A Healthier America 2013: Strategies to Move from Sick Care to Health Care in Four Years, which provides high-impact recommendations to prioritize prevention and improve the health of Americans.
March 20, 2013

Institute of Medicine Press Release

Institute of Medicine Launches New Roundtable to Explore Factors Beyond Medical Care That Influence Health

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