New Mexico rated more than twice as many teachers below effective than any other state in a 24-state study conducted by a Brown University economist who studies teacher evaluation systems across the country.
Federal data shows that doctors in some counties are prescribing up to six times more opioids than in 2015. Dr. Melanie Lippmann, assistant professor of emergency medicine, said the data showed other encouraging data like the overall decline of opioid prescriptions in the U.S.
The use of electronic health records during patient encounters has the potential to negatively impact patient-physician interactions, according to a Brown University study that used a qualitative analysis of comments from hospital- and office-based physicians.
Selim Sazak, a researcher at Brown University, is quoted in this article about battling ISIL propaganda. He said that countries involved in the fight need a clearer strategy. “Sixteen years since 9/11 and we still don't have a grand strategy on how to combat violent extremism,” said Mr Sazak.
Dale W. Steele, MD, associate professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown and co-author of the report, says there have been very few randomized trials involving tympanostomy tubes for children with recurrent acute otitis, and there is a particular need for further research—particularly for higher risk patient groups.
Roundup of market trends notes that John Friedman, an associate professor of economics at Brown University, told Bloomberg News' Suzanne Woolley in May that the affluent are active savers and that active savers make up 15 percent to 20 percent of all savers.
Stephen Kinzer, a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, writes about his colleague Sahin Alpay, one of more than 200 Turkish journalists and other media workers now languishing in jail.
An article about JAY-Z's new album mentions its similarities to the message of Jelani Cobb in a lecture titled "The Unsafe Spaces of Democracy" at Brown University in which he talked about how a governmental system can continue to function while simultaneously acting as a disservice to individuals living within it.
Jill Pipher, professor of mathematics and founding director of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, has been named the new vice president for research at Brown University. She will begin her new role beginning July 1.
Thomas B. Coburn, visiting scholar at Brown University, wrote about the discrepancy between the Republican's proposal to strip down Medicaid coverage and Christian values. Of the majority Senate Republicans who call themselves Christians, Coburn asked how the plan aligns with the teachings of the Gospel.
Chris Grimm of Brown University and his colleagues created a system to peer into what artificial intelligence might see when making decisions. The tool is handy way for coders to double check that an algorithm is coming up with the right answer for the right reasons, another researcher said.
This is a feature story about a 12-year-old boy named Ryan Dean, who recently sat in his Warwick home to try out his new prothetic arm that was inspired by the X-Men comic book character Wolverine. The 3-D-printed arm came about through a team of Brown University students, led by biology graduate student Rana Ozdeslik.
Dr. Jody Rich, professor of medicine, describes how for-profit correctional health care providers remain profitable when the price of healthcare is rising and alludes to questionable contractor hiring decision made by the state.
Colleen Kelly, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at Brown University, commented on the dangers of clinics going off the rails and experimenting with performing fecal transplants, which the FDA banned doctors from using other than for treating people with Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. Kelly mentions she's had to decline patients who've asked for the procedure. “I never wanted to be a snake oil salesman,” she said. “To me, doing it for these other indications is like researching on a person without their consent.”
Beginning in July, veterans with other-than-honorable discharges will receive emergency mental health services according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. But a new report from Brown University suggests the policy change doesn't do enough for the population impacted.
Wendy Schiller, professor of political science, commented on the Democrats' strategy for turning congressional districts over to their candidates and surrogates. ". . .the big obstacle for them [Democrats] is that the bill’s provisions do not take effect until well after 2018, and not entirely until 2025. So it is unclear they will be able to persuade the majority of voters in congressional districts that the sky is falling on health care if nothing much changes.”
In a feature about 12 game changers that have the potential to slow the opioid epidemic, STAT News includes an initiative led by Dr. Geoff Capraro, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown University, that aims to make the antidote naloxone more readily available in public areas.
A pilot study involving researchers at Brown suggest that a lifestyle physical activity intervention supported by a Fitbit device can successfully supplement existing alcohol treatment among depressed women during early recovery. The findings will be presented during the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Denver.
A national expert in environmental cancer from Brown University said health investigators should not ignore the possibility that dozens of cases of cancer may be linked to specific schools in North Providence. “If there is a cluster we should not let it go,” said Tongzhang Zheng, professor of epidemiology. “It should cause attention.”
Philip Chan, assistant professor of medicine, says there are several reasons why people should get tested for HIV regardless of their situations in a feature intended to honor National HIV Testing Day.
An article titled "What it means to be intersex" cites work by Brown University researcher Anne Fausto-Sterling that found the percentage of the population to be intersex was 1.7 percent, about the same chances as being born a red head.