News stories and community announcements concerning members of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, as well as interviews.
Higher levels of nitrate in drinking water linked to preterm birth, Stanford study finds
May 5, 2021. E&PH faculty researchers Gary Shaw, Mike Baiocchi, and Stephen Luby and Stanford colleagues are featured in this Stanford Medicine News release about a new study of 1.4 million California births that shows women exposed to higher levels of nitrate in drinking water were more likely to deliver very early.
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Closing racial gaps in medical residencies could take decades
April 26, 2021. "A new collaborative study from Stanford emergency medicine physicians Christopher Bennett, MD, and Maame Yaa Yiadom, MD, offers insight into how the relative lack of Black and Latino medical residents has shown little improvement over time." Christopher Bennett, an MS Student in our Epidemiology & Clinical Research Program, is quoted in this article.
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Study helps Latino children manage obesity over two years
April 29, 2021. A three-year trial of a multifaceted intervention for managing #obesity in low-income, Latino children showed promising results over two years. Thomas Robinson, the Irving Schulman, M.D., Endowed Professor in Child Health, and E&PH faculty member, led the study.
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Stanford student judicial process called ‘overly punitive’ and ‘not educational’ in report to Faculty Senate
April 23, 2021. In a presentation to the Stanford Faculty Senate on Thursday, the Committee of 10, charged with reviewing the Student Judicial Charter, recommended how the process might be refocused on education and made more efficient. Chair of the Committee of 10, Marcia Stefanick, is quoted.
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Stanford researchers use AI to empower environmental regulators
April 19, 2021. Monitoring environmental compliance is a particular challenge for governments in poor countries. A new machine learning approach that uses satellite imagery to pinpoint highly polluting brick kilns in Bangladesh could provide a low-cost solution. Senior study author and E&PH faculty member, Stephen Luby, is interviewed.
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Five undergraduates awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships
April 19, 2021. Tejas Athni, Biology and Physical Science undergraduate and one of our prospective Epidemiology & Clinical Research coterm students, recently received a Goldwater scholarship. These awards are designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
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POT1 gene mutation predisposes to glioma and affects survival in a sex-specific manner
April 19, 2021. New from E&PH Chair Melissa Bondy (pictured here) & her Stanford Lab: this Cancer Research study shows that POT1, a gene known to be associated with risk of glioma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor, mediates its effects in a sex-specific manner.
April 23, 2021 Update. We have received the fantastic news that a figure associated with this study and submitted by authors to be included as a cover for the May 15, 2021 issue of Cancer Research has been accepted!
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In the Spotlight
We are delighted to announce Jade Benjamin-Chung, PhD, MPH, Lecture in Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UC Berkeley, officially joined our Epidemiology & Population Health faculty on May 1, 2021.
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