Smoking causes brain shrinkage (Links to an external site)

Attention smokers! Another reason to quit: Smoking can shrink your brain. A study published by Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health Faculty Scholar, Laura Bierut, MD, explains why smokers are at higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

FDA Approves Landmark Sickle Cell Gene Therapies (Links to an external site)

Allison King, MD, PhD, a national sickle cell expert and public health faculty scholar recently spoke to the Associated Press about a one-time treatment that eliminates the excruciating pain of sickle cell disease. “Anything that can help relieve somebody with this condition of the pain and the multiple health complications is amazing.”

In and for (Links to an external site)

Washington Magazine features the work of several Public Health Faculty Scholars who address societal issues across our region. Vetta Sanders Thompson, Matthew Kreuter, Bettina Drake, Fangqiong Ling & Anneliese Stoever, are highlighted, among others.

Ssewamala awarded $3.5M to study interventions in Uganda (Links to an external site)

Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School, and Byron Powell, co-director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health, have won a five-year $3.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NIH-based) for a new study in Uganda.