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    April 25, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent faculty publications.

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    April 24, 2019 | Despite increase in insurance coverage for depression, growth in spending remains modest

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    April 18, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    April 11, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    March 21, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    March 14, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    March 7, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    February 27, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    February 20, 2019 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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  • Cam Escoffery

    February 4, 2019 | Rollins Faculty Named President-Elect of SOPHE

    Cam Escoffery is the new president-elect of the Society for Public Health Education.

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    December 14, 2018 | Research Advisory Committee Adds New Members

    Find out who is on the Rollins Research Advisory Committee

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    December 10, 2018 | Researchers receive grant to study poultry-carried pathogens and prevention strategies in Mozambique

    The Chicken Exposures and Enteric Pathogens in Children Exposed through Environmental Pathways study recently received $600,000 in funding.

  • Do Mai Hoa

    December 7, 2018 | Rollins Alumna Receives Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

    Dr. Do Mai Hoa was awarded the 2018 Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award.

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    December 3, 2018 | The Michael M.E. Johns, MD Lecture on Health Policy is December 3

    The 2018 annual lecture features Dr. Arnold Epstein, the John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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    December 3, 2018 | Georgia Climate Project receives grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

    Emory University received a $650,000 grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation to support the work of the Georgia Climate Project.

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    October 16, 2018 | FDA regulation has failed to close birth defects prevention gap

    JAMA research letter finds FDA regulation permitting folic acid fortification of corn masa flour has fallen short of expectations.

  • James V. Lavery, public health ethicist

    August 10, 2018 | Researcher calls for evidence base for community and stakeholder engagement in science programs

    James Lavery published a commentary in Science magazine urging the establishment of an evidence base for community and stakeholder engagement in science programs.

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    July 24, 2018 | Global health seed grants support multidisciplinary faculty research

    Two Rollins faculty, Melissa Young and Thomas Clasen, received EGHI seed grants.

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    July 24, 2018 | International panel releases new guidelines for HIV treatment and prevention

    Panel includes Carlos del Rio, MD, professor and chair of global health at Rollins

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    July 13, 2018 | Opioid epidemic fuels rise in infectious diseases

    Carlos del Rio chaired the NASEM workshop committee that released the report.

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    July 9, 2018 | Study of transwomen links hormone therapy to vascular side effects

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    July 6, 2018 | Emory doctoral graduate named Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient

    Xu Ji wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

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    July 3, 2018 | Study confirms real-world impact of lifestyle modification on diabetes prevention

    Researchers looked at the real-world impact of lifestyle modification on diabetes prevention in a meta-analysis.

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    June 12, 2018 | Rollins researchers receive $3.7M to study World Bank's urban water supply improvement project in Mozambique

    Researchers are studying the impact of a five-year, $140 million water improvement project in Mozambique

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    May 23, 2018 | Georgia Climate Research Roadmap identifies state's top 40 climate research questions

    This list of questions can help policymakers and practitioners better understand and address climate change in Georgia.

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    May 18, 2018 | Lowering drug costs for hepatitis C would increase treatment in prisons, researchers suggest

    More hepatitis C virus treatment in correctional facilities is essential to controlling the hepatitis C epidemic in the US

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    May 16, 2018 | Emory public health experts call for more women in global health leadership roles

    Essay emphasizes the shortage of women holding global health leadership roles and highlights the GROW program

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    May 11, 2018 | Public health researchers study gut microbiome implications on child health

    Researchers received a grant to determine if gut microbiome characteristics are associated with differential responses to enteropathogen infections for acute and chronic child health outcomes.

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    May 8, 2018 | Public health graduate advocates for sex education as basic human right

    MPH student Sarah Ashley Jolly is working on an initiative to improve sexual education and outcomes for children in the foster care system.

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    May 4, 2018 | Tim Lash named chair of the Department of Epidemiology

    Timothy L. Lash has been appointed as Rollins Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology

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    April 26, 2018 | Rollins researchers receive IBM grant to study impact of climate change on health

    Howard Chang and Yang Liu have received one of IBM's Climate Change and Environmental grants

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    April 23, 2018 | Rollins-Developed Database Integrated into CDC Platform

    Rollins-developed PrEP Locator has been integrated into NPIN's national service directory

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    April 19, 2018 | Researchers conduct cost analysis of single-dose hepatitis B revaccination in infants

    A single dose revaccination strategy for infants of mothers infected with hepatitis B surface antigen cheaper than typical three-dose strategy

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    April 16, 2018 | Study finds increased survival and cure rates for patients with HIV and MDR-TB when infections treated concurrently

    Patients co-infected with HIV and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis can achieve similar survival and tuberculosis cure rates to those infected with MDR-TB but not HIV when treated concurrently for both infections

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    April 13, 2018 | Kathleen Miner named 2018 Charles Hatcher Award Recipient

    Kathleen Miner is the 2018 recipient of the Charles R. Hatcher Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Health.

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    April 11, 2018 | Black-white disparities in heart disease mortality have increased from 1968-2015 according to MMWR Surveillance Summary

    Black-white disparities in heart disease mortality have increased for people 35 and older over 47-year period

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    April 4, 2018 | National Academies consensus report on abortions includes Emory faculty

    Carol Hogue was on the committee of recent consensus report on U.S. abortions

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    March 30, 2018 | Fortifying flour with folic acid could immediately prevent 57,000 annual birth defects, study suggests

    Study shows adding folic acid to wheat flour could prevent 57,000 birth defects each year

  • Jim Lavery

    March 26, 2018 | Jim Lavery receives Global Forum for Bioethics in Research Award

    Jim Lavery was recognized for his significant contributions to progress in international research ethics.

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    March 21, 2018 | US antibiotic-resistant infection treatment costs doubled between 2002 and 2014

    First national estimate of the costs for treating antibiotic-resistant infections sees treatment costs doubled

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    February 28, 2018 | Prediabetes heightens risk for cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease

    Researchers find patients with prediabetes at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease

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    February 19, 2018 | Study links high community sanitation coverage to lower risk of trachoma

    Study finds community access to sanitation facilities exceeding 80 percent reduces rates of trachoma

  • Dabney P. Evans

    February 7, 2018 | Dabney P. Evans recipient of the 2018 ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award

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    January 8, 2018 | Study shows link between regular attendance at religious services and health and longevity

    Paper links regular attendance at religious services with improved health and lowered mortality

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    December 21, 2017 | Emory researchers and colleagues receive $1.2 million grant for hepatitis C elimination research

    Researchers receive $1.2 million grant to study the elimination of hepatitis C virus

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    December 20, 2017 | Researchers find increase in global mortality rates associated with seasonal flu

    Study shows worldwide increase in annual deaths caused by seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses

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    December 18, 2017 | Rollins professor leads AHA scientific statement linking childhood adversity and heart disease

    Shakira F. Suglia, ScD, is lead author on a new scientific statement written on behalf of the American Heart Association.

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    December 12, 2017 | Study finds link between marriage age and long-term economic empowerment for women in Egypt

    Study in Egypt finds positive correlation between delaying marriage until adulthood and women's long-term economic empowerment

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    December 7, 2017 | Rollins researchers selected as partners in 10-year Gilead HIV/AIDS COMPASS Initiative

    Rollins researchers have been selected by Gilead Sciences, Inc., as a coordinating center for their new COMPASS Initiative.

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    November 7, 2017 | Lifestyle changes more effective than drugs for diabetes prevention long-term, study finds

    Lifestyle modification is better at preventing diabetes among high-risk individuals than medications according to new study

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    November 3, 2017 | Award-winning doctoral candidate selected as the 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant recipient

    Casey D. Hall receives 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant

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    November 1, 2017 | First ever state-level primary and secondary syphilis report shows highest cases among MSM

    CDC and Rollins researchers released the first ever report of state-level rates of primary and secondary syphilis by race/ethnicity among men who have sex with men.

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    October 30, 2017 | Building a framework for ethics in global health research

    James Lavery was recently named the first Conrad N. Hilton Professor in Global Health Ethics at Emory.

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    October 27, 2017 | Rollins researchers say, "ask women" when it comes to maternal vaccines

    Rollins writer publishes paper proposing an interests-based approach to ethical decision-making about maternal vaccines.

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    October 23, 2017 | Emory Alumni Board honors scholars dedicated to making positive impacts

    Elizabeth Odunaiya is a winner of the Emory Alumni Board scholarship.

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    October 16, 2017 | Disassociating advocacy efforts from the Affordable Care Act can make them more effective, researcher finds

    Paper shows that avoiding talk of the Affordable Care Act made some advocacy efforts more effective.

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    October 10, 2017 | Rollins epidemiologist David Kleinbaum retires

    Epidemiology professor David Kleinbaum has retired from Rollins.

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    October 7, 2017 | Trio in biostatistics: 'Role models for us all'

    Rollins biostatisticians Amita Manatunga, Limin Peng, and Ying Guo have been working together for more than a decade.

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    October 4, 2017 | Researchers emphasize health benefits of contraceptive insurance coverage

    Article highlights the benefits of hormonal contraceptives and the need to continue coverage on health insurance plans

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    September 27, 2017 | NIH supports Emory tobacco control models in Eastern Europe

    Rollins researchers received a $1.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center to establish tobacco control models in low- and middle-income countries.

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    September 26, 2017 | Opioid epidemic possibly linked to hepatitis changes in prisons

    Paper examines HIV and HCV screening in U.S. correctional facilities and the prevalence of HCV in prisons.

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    September 14, 2017 | RISE research center receives $6.8M to pursue reproductive health research in Southeast

    RISE has received $6.8 million in funding for the next three years from a large, private, anonymous foundation.

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    September 14, 2017 | Care2Hope project receives $1.16M grant from NIDA

    Research project received $1.16 million in funding over the next two years through a cooperative agreement with NIDA.

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    September 8, 2017 | Emory Coursera class on Ebola reaches more than 13,000 learners

    Emory University was the first to deploy an English language MOOC about Ebola.

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    August 9, 2017 | Dabney P. Evans receives 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health

    Dabney P. Evans received APHA's 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health.

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    August 7, 2017 | Study: Childhood obesity between ages 5 and 14 could be adult obesity indicator

    Study shows obesity in early childhood is frequently not a passing phase and poses long term risks.

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    August 3, 2017 | Study: Rates of deadly heart disease show slowest decline in blacks and populations in former U.S. slave regions

    Rates of deadly heart disease show slowest decline in blacks and populations in former U.S. slave regions

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    July 13, 2017 | Medicaid beneficiaries with depression incur increased ER visits and longer hospital stays when they lose and regain coverage

    Study shows negative impact breaks in Medicaid coverage can have on populations suffering from severe depression.

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    July 7, 2017 | Limin Peng named 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient

    Limin Peng was selected as the American Public Health Association's 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient.

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    July 4, 2017 | Clearing the air: Indoor air pollution

    Rollins magazine features the work Thomas Clasen is doing on household air pollution.

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    June 22, 2017 | What it will take to defeat diabetes?

    This feature from Rollins magazine highlights some of the diabetes research Rollins researchers are conducting globally.

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    June 14, 2017 | To boldly go where public health hasn't gone before

    New Emory project with NASA will study air pollution

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    June 12, 2017 | Emory researchers explore public health response to New York's 2015 Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    Case study looks at steps taken as reaction to Legionnaires' disease cases in the South Bronx in 2015.

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    June 7, 2017 | U.S. could learn from success of East African strategy in curbing HIV epidemic

    Emory infectious disease experts write an editorial in JAMA describing global progress toward achieving UNAIDS targets for 2020

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    May 30, 2017 | Georgia Climate Project creates state 'climate research roadmap'

    Georgia Climate Project is a multiyear effort by a statewide consortium of universities and colleges, working to improve the understanding of climate impacts and solutions in Georgia.

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    May 23, 2017 | Television viewing a predictor of weight change in children over time

    Study shows that television viewing habits were the primary predictor of weight gain over time.

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    May 23, 2017 | Study finds minority children prescribed ADHD medication more likely to discontinue treatment

    Study finds higher rates of medication discontinuation and treatment disengagement among minority youth compared with white youth diagnosed with ADHD

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    May 16, 2017 | Rollins researcher receives $3.7 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study how childhood factors can impact adult function

    Aryeh Stein receives $3.7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study how childhood factors can impact adult function

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    May 15, 2017 | Diabetes: Fighting the epidemic the way public health has fought HIV

    Rollins researchers are exploring prevention strategies used in HIV prevention to lower rates of diabetes

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    May 11, 2017 | Finding mental disorders with math

    The Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics drives research and ultimately clinical practice by developing specialized statistical techniques tailored for data collected through biomedical imaging studies.

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    May 8, 2017 | Emory Center for AIDS Research receives $10 million NIH renewal

    The Center for AIDS Research at Emory University received a five-year, $10 million award from the National Institutes of Health.

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    May 5, 2017 | Carol Hogue Wins Jefferson Award

    Carol Hogue wins 2017 Jefferson Award for a career dedicated to healthier families.

  • Iju Shakya

    May 5, 2017 | Public health student helps communities in need

    Rollins alum Iju Shakya has been actively involved with emergency response efforts globally.

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    April 26, 2017 | Study shows CMS penalties, incentives lead to performance improvements of safety-net hospitals

    Study shows that improvement to performance and readmission rates of safety-net hospitals under the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and the Value-Based Purchasing program reflect the programs' penalties.

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    April 26, 2017 | HepVu provides first systematic estimates of hepatitis C virus infection at state level

    HepVu tool reports estimates of hepatitis C virus infection in every U.S. state for persons over 18 years old.

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    April 21, 2017 | There's an app for that

    Rollins students are actively engaged in mHealth efforts

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    April 5, 2017 | About the Interfaith Health Program

    Part of my work is to understand what the cultural and religious beliefs are and to work with the sites and countries to develop community engagement plans that bring religious and cultural leaders together.

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    March 21, 2017 | Higher rates of stress-related emotional factors in women linked to heart attacks, study suggests

    Women are more likely to develop abnormal blood flow to the heart during stress than men.

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    March 21, 2017 | heart-rate-biomarker

    Investigators found compelling link between a new heart rate variability biomarker (Dyx) and depression.

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    March 2, 2017 | Alcohol prevention strategies effective for American Indian teens, study shows

    American Indian teens and other rural youth show higher rates of drinking than other groups.

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    February 10, 2017 | Emory and partners receive NIH funding to establish collaborative diabetes research center

    Emory and partners receive NIH funding to establish collaborative diabetes research center.

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    January 27, 2017 | Study highlights role of person-to-person spread in drug-resistant TB epidemics

    Person-to-person transmission is driving the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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    January 27, 2017 | Study shows clinical and community-based linkages in Mexican primary care settings can increase physical activity levels

    Adding physical activity counseling and referrals to community-based programming could improve health in Mexico.

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    January 26, 2017 | From immigrant health to disability law, faculty exchanges broaden perspectives

    Solveig Cunningham contemplates her time as a Fulbright grant recipient.

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    December 20, 2016 | Rollins researchers convene for regional conference on opioid epidemic

    Rollins hosts opioid conference- Opioid Epidemic: Crafting an Effective Public Health Response

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    December 5, 2016 | Exercise is Medicine hosts technology and Think Tank conference

    Exercise is Medicine hosts the conference "The Wild Wild West of Quantified Healthcare."

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    December 2, 2016 | School of Public Health receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for groundbreaking research in global health and development

    Kristin Wall's project is being funded by Grand Challenges Explorations Grant.

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    November 23, 2016 | Emory/ACTG celebrate decades of game-changing HIV/AIDS clinical trials

    The AIDS Clinical Trials Group Network celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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    November 17, 2016 | Parents' perceptions of neighborhood safety have impact on kids' physical activity

    Kids from neighborhoods perceived as safe by parents are more active, according to study.

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    November 15, 2016 | Emory scientists rush to solve the mysteries of Zika

    Learn about the ways in which Rollins researchers responded to the Zika epidemic.

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    October 27, 2016 | Emory, local health clinic and corporate partner collaborate to combat diet-related disease

    Rollins is part of a team that won a $25,000 grant from GE.

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    October 18, 2016 | NIH awards $30M to Emory, Johns Hopkins, Colorado State for household air pollution study

    Rollins awarded $30 million to study impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution.

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    October 6, 2016 | The Task Force for Global Health receives world's largest humanitarian prize

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded The Task Force for Global Health with the Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

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    October 3, 2016 | School of Public Health to receive over $850K for Zika capacity building in Latin America

    Rollins has received $850K from the CDC in support of cross-collaborative Zika response and training efforts.

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    October 3, 2016 | Rollins School of Public Health part of NASA team studying air pollution

    Rollins is working with NASA to develop the world's first public health satellite mission.

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    September 27, 2016 | First national location-based search engine for HIV PrEP launches, removing access barriers

    PrEP-Locator tool lets patients find places that prescribe Pre-exposure Prophylaxis.

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    September 20, 2016 | Synergy awards support collaborative research among health sciences schools, faculty

    The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced the six winning proposals for its first cycle of Synergy Awards.

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    September 2, 2016 | James V. Lavery named inaugural Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory

    James V. Lavery was named the first Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory University.

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    August 25, 2016 | Public health researchers develop model to predict Sudden Cardiac Death

    New study shows electrocardiography can help measure risk of heart disease in asymptomatic individuals.

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    July 27, 2016 | Diabetes prevention programs beneficial in improving cardio-metabolic profiles

    Study shows diabetes prevention programs beneficial in improving cardio-metabolic profiles

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    July 14, 2016 | In next decade, HIV PrEP could reduce new cases by one third among MSM, study says

    PrEP could reduce new cases of HIV infection by one-third among men who have sex with men over the next decade.

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    July 14, 2016 | CDC study highlights gonorrhea's increasing drug resistance, along with rising incidence

    Study shows gonorrhea's increasing drug resistance, along with rising incidence

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    July 12, 2016 | Quality improvement strategies improve achievement of diabetes care goals, study finds

    Low-cost care intervention model can help patients with diabetes double their likelihood of controlling the disease.

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    July 12, 2016 | For HIV patients with substance use, patient navigation, incentives don't improve outcomes

    Study finds patient navigation did not improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with HIV and substance use.

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    July 6, 2016 | Zika Research

    Dr. Eli Rosenberg discusses current Zika research.

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    July 6, 2016 | Major clinical trial led to steep declines in use of an ineffective breast cancer treatment

    Some women with early stage breast cancer do not benefit from surgery says study.

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    July 5, 2016 | Foods derived from subsidized commodities associated with diabetes and heart disease risk

    Eating more foods derived from currently-subsidized commodities associated with diabetes and heart disease.

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    June 22, 2016 | Faculty Spotlight: Dabney P. Evans

    Profile about faculty member Dabney P. Evans.

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    June 17, 2016 | Rollins researcher appointed to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    Patrick Sullivan has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

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    June 6, 2016 | Decline of public substance use disorder treatment facilities has greater impact on counties with more black residents

    Study finds overall decline of drug treatment facilities has affected more counties with black residents than other races.

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    May 23, 2016 | Rollins professors named American Statistical Association Fellows

    Limin Peng, Qi Long, and Eugene Huang were named fellows of the American Statistical Association

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    May 19, 2016 | New analyses show where gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk for HIV

    New analyses show where in the U.S. gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk for HIV.

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    May 16, 2016 | Getting to Zero

    Getting to Zero: Experts weigh in on what it will take to end the AIDS epidemic

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    May 6, 2016 | Early architect of public health at Emory wins Scholar/Teacher Award

    Nancy Thompson wins the Scholar/Teacher Award.

  • Davie Zolowere

    May 3, 2016 | Already a physician, Malawi native studies public health for social justice

    Profile on student Davie Zolowere.

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    April 19, 2016 | Government of Mexico selects Carlos del Rio for Ohtli Award

    The government of Mexico selected Carlos del Rio for the Ohtli Award.

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    April 7, 2016 | Report shows diabetes incidence quadrupled worldwide from 1980 to 2014

    Study finds that world incidence of people with diabetes has quadrupled from 1980 to 2014.

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    April 6, 2016 | Catherine Koola: Laughing all the way

    A profile on student Catherine Koola, founder of Rock n' Rollins.

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    April 1, 2016 | Rollins professor featured by World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization has featured an interview with K.M. Venkat Narayan

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    March 22, 2016 | To empower women, give them better access to water

    The global task of providing water for households falls disproportionately to women and girls.

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    March 22, 2016 | Rollins professor collaborates on special journal issue on to address health effects of excessive police violence

    Hannah Cooper is editing a special issue of the Journal of Urban Health

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    March 15, 2016 | Substantial proportion of U.S. measles cases were in those intentionally unvaccinated

    Unvaccinated or undervaccinated people represent large portion of cases in measles and some pertussis outbreak

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    February 27, 2016 | Catching the bug for global health

    View a profile on Rollins alumni Peter Ehrenkranz

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    February 24, 2016 | Zika epidemic highlights need for priority vaccine research and guidelines for pregnant women

    Article urges need for Zika vaccines and vaccine guidelines for pregnant women

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    February 22, 2016 | School of Public Health launches research center in new Exercise is Medicine partnership

    Some of the country's largest fitness orgs announced partnership integrating fitness with health care

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    January 28, 2016 | Emory researchers co-author AHA's first ever statement on female heart attacks

    Women's heart attacks may have different underlying causes than men.

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    January 20, 2016 | School of public health faculty member recognized as most highly cited researcher

    Dana Barr listed as a "Highly Cited Researcher" for the second year in a row

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    January 13, 2016 | Studies show tobacco control lags in Southeast, with perception gaps between lawmakers and the public

    Research shows lagging progress on tobacco control in Southeast

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    January 13, 2016 | School of Public Health names associate dean for Academic Affairs

    Kim Arriola named associate dean for Academic Affairs

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    January 8, 2016 | Study proves that context influences injection drug use among black individuals

    According to study, contextual factors affect drug use among black adolescents and adults

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    January 7, 2016 | Research shows using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is as effective as soap and water in reducing bacteria on farmworkers' hands

    Alcohol-based hand soap as effective as soap and water, according to new study