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May 9, 2010

Enrico Marcelli (Cohort 1) The Wall Street Journal

The Pitfalls of Counting Illegal Immigrants, The Numbers Guy
April 23, 2010

Peter Bearman (Program Site Director - Columbia University)

Recent studies indicate an increase in autism prevalence. Columbia University sociology professor Dr. Peter Bearman joins NIMH Director Thomas Insel in this timely discussion.
April 12, 2010

Matt Wray (Cohort 4) The New Yorker

A letter in response to Kelefa Sanneh’s article
April 9, 2010

Announcing the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Cohort 8

RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program Selects 2010–2012 Participants / Scholars Will Work to Improve Public Health by Exploring Environmental, Social, and Psychological Connections to Chronic Illness and Health Disparities
April 9, 2010

David Asch (Program Site Director - UPenn) The Columbus Examiner.com

A different kind of obesity study occurred recently: an examination of the impact of ultra-large patients on the mindset of physicians.
April 7, 2010

A. Janet Tomiyama (Cohort 7) USA Today News/Health & Behavior

Trying to lose weight raises a person's stress levels, even if the dieter doesn't realize it.
March 29, 2010

Jonathan Samet (National Advisory Committee) The New York Times

For the cigarette industry, the menthol debate is about to flare up again.
March 26, 2010

David VanSickle (Cohort 4) The Mansfield News Journal

Scientists are seeking 150 asthmatics who use inhalers.
March 25, 2010

Gina Lovasi (Cohort 4) Business Week - Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids

Chlorpyrifos, used on fruits and vegetables, affects mental and motor skill development, researchers say The pesticide chlorpyrifos is associated with delays in the physical and mental development of young children, a new study shows.
March 8, 2010

Sara McLanahan (National Advisory Committee) City Journal - Why We Don't Marry

Everyone knows that the rising proportion of women who bear and raise children out of wedlock has greatly weakened the American family system.

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