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4/15/2014 4/15/2014

Alan Rathbun wins Travel Award to EULAR 2014, Paris, France  

Alan Rathbun, who successfully defended his dissertation last week, has been selected to receive a highly competitive travel award to present his work at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2014 in Paris, France in June 2014. 0none2014 04

4/15/2014 4/15/2014

Lauren Powell Awarded Hope Scholarship  

Lauren Powell, a first year graduate student in the Clinical and Population Health doctoral program was awarded the 2014 2015 Hope Scholarship. The Hope Scholarships are awarded to New England minority students, enrolled in high school, college, medical, graduate or

4/10/2014 4/10/2014

Mollie Wood wins SER Travel Award  

Mollie Wood, a doctoral student in the CPHR program, has been selected to receive a Travel Award to attend the Society of Epidemiologic Research 47th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in June 2014. These awards are highly competitive and will

4/10/2014 4/10/2014

Gillian Griffith presenting podium presentation at Academy Health  

Gillian Griffith's work entitled Gender Differences in Psychiatric Comorbidity and Treatment Outcomes in a Medicaid Insured, Opioid Dependent Population was accepted for a podium presentation at the Gender Health Interest Group at Academy Health in June in San Diego, CA.

3/4/2014 3/4/2014

Tariana Little awarded Travel Award to Latina Researchers Conference  

CPHR student Tariana Little was awarded a Travel Award to present her research at the Latina Researchers Conference, April 3 5, 2014 in New York City. Her poster is entitled "Everyday Discrimination, Family Relations, and Psychological Distress among Latina os".

1/2/2014 3/5/2014

Tariana Little to present at the 74th annual meeting for the Society for Applied Anthropology  

Tariana Little, CPHR student, will chair the panel "Lessons from the 2013 Ethnographic Field School in Tallahassee, Florida", and orally co present on "Becoming Ethnographers Learning and Negotiating Identities in the Field" as well as co present on "Cultural Meaning

1/2/2014 3/5/2014

CPHR student Tariana Little receives 2014 EquityRx Health Equity Scholars Program internship  

Tariana Little, a Ph.D. student in the CPHR program, was selected as a 2014 Health Equity Scholars Program (HESP) Intern for EquityRx. The 6 month internship includes an orientation at the NIH's National Library of Medicine web based curriculum of

10/17/2013 3/5/2014

Lauren Powell selected to serve as Student Meeting Director at APHA Annual Meeting  

Lauren Powell, CPHR Student, selected to serve as Student Meeting Director at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, "Think Global, Act Local Best Practices Around the World."  To be held November 2 6, 2013 in Boston. 127left2013 10 17Lauren Powell selected

10/10/2013 3/5/2014

Tariana Little to present at the 3rd Annual UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research Symposium, “Community Engaged Research: Exploring the Reach, Impact and Value”  

Tariana Little, CPHR student, will present her poster, "Studying Experiences of Racism among African Americans in Tallahassee, Florida A Community University Collaboration" at the 3rd Annual UMCCTS Community Engagement and Research Symposium, “Community Engaged Research Exploring the Reach, Impact and Value” to be held

10/8/2013 3/5/2014

First Author Publication  

CPHR student Gioia Persuitte has a first author publication in Nutrients. The article is available to read at http www.mdpi.com 2072 6643 5 10 3910. It was one of four manuscripts that she worked on during her independent study over

9/24/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR student, Lauren Powell, receives supplemental grant from NIH NIMHD through CHEIR  

Lauren Powell, a Ph.D. student in the CPHR program on the Worcester campus, has received a supplemental grant from NIH NIMHD through CHEIR. The project is an extension of the work of CHEIR community engagement core independent project, which is

9/10/2013 3/5/2014

National Research Network on Healthy Weight in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities  

The Health Promotion & Wellness in Developmental Disabilities Research Group at the UMMS E.K. Shriver Center was recently awarded a three year grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau to establish a national research network on healthy weight in children

8/29/2013 3/5/2014

Center for Health Policy and Research to present at Medicaid Enterprises Systems Conference  

We will be presenting the following (and other) abstract(s) at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Charleston, South Carolina, September 10, 2013.   Developing and Reporting Performance Metrics for Exchange and Medicaid Systems Responsible Lead and co authors presenters

8/29/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Alan M. Rathbun, Recipient of the Student Achievement Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation  

Alan M. Rathbun, a PhD candidate in the CPHR program, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Rheumatology Research Foundation Student Achievement Award. The award is related to work from the second aim of his doctoral dissertation, "Temporal Associations

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

Pathways student selected to participate in NSF Ethnographic Field School  

Tariana Little has been selected to participate in the 2013 Ethnographic Field School in Tallahassee, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Tariana will attend the five week program that provides training in a wide range of

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR student named Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship winner  

Cami Benedicto Pimentel, a doctoral student in the CPHR program, has been named as a recipient of the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship. The award provides free registration to attend the 2013 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 23 25 in

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Doctoral Students with Travel Awards to International Meetings  

Mollie Wood (PhD student) and Dan Frendl (MD PhD student) were both awarded Travel Awards from the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology to present their work at the 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. 0none2013 05 28CPHR Doctoral

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Lisa Lines, awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant by the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  

Lisa Lines, a doctoral student in the CPHR program, was recently awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This grant entitled “Outpatient Emergency Department Utilization Prevalence and Predictive Models” will support her dissertation

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

CPHR Student wins Poster Competition  

CPHR doctoral student Sherry Xiao, MPH won a poster competition in nutritional epidemiology at the Annual Meeting of Experimental Biology 2013. The title of the poster is "Acid lowering agent intake and Vitamin B12 status among elderly Puerto Rican Adults".

5/30/2013 3/5/2014

Pathways to Graduate Study Program Student selected as Schweitzer Fellow  

Lauren Powell, a Pathways to Graduate Study Program student, has been selected as a Boston Schweitzer Fellow. The Albert Schweitzer Fellows will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership

10/20/2011 10/20/2011

CPHR Student, Yendelela Cuffee, awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant by the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)  

Yendelela Cuffee MPH, is a fourth year student in the CPHR program with an interest in prevention and management of cardiovascular disease among African Americans. She was recently awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and

10/20/2011 10/20/2011

CPHR Student, Lisa Lines, Wins Student Travel Award to Attend the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics  

Lisa Lines won a student travel award to attend the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics in Cleveland in October. At the conference, she presented a poster entitled "Quantile Regression Analysis of the Effect of Health Maintenance Organization Enrollment on

4/19/2011 3/5/2014

2011 CPHR Graduate, Lauren Gellar, Accepts Assistant Professor Position in Public Health Nutrition at University of Tennessee  

Dr. Gellar has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee. She will continue to conduct research which focuses on the behavioral and physiological factors associated with nutritional health status and how

4/10/2011 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Awarded 2011 HOPE Scholarship  

The Hope Scholarship is awarded by the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) at Harvard. The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), founded in 1991, was incorporated as a not for profit organization in 1994. BSCP's first student conference took place in

11/15/2010 3/5/2014

Publication of Shira Fischer, MDPhD and CPHR Student, featured on Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Network site  

Shira Fischer's recent publication in the Journal of the Americal Medical Information Association, Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients a systematic review, was featured this week in the What's New this Week (11 10 2010)

6/22/2010 3/5/2014

2010 CPHR Graduate, Hoa Nguyen, Accepts Position at Yale University School of Medicine  

Dr. Nguyen has accepted an Associate Research Scientist position in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. As part of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) research team, Dr. Nguyen will

6/22/2010 4/28/2011

2010 CPHR Graduate, James Potts, Accepts Position at Biogen Idec  

Dr. Potts (2010 CPHR Graduate) has accepted a position as a Biostatistician at the Global Medical Affairs branch of Biogen Idec in Wellesley, MA. He will participate in multiple Phase IV studies, including involvement in study design discussions and running

5/26/2010 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Tanya Lord, MPH, Awarded Health Services Dissertation Grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality  

Tanya Lord, MPH, is a fourth year student in the CPHR program with an interest in Patient Safety research. She was recently awarded a Health Services Dissertation grant from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This grant will support

2/4/2010 3/5/2014

2010 CPHR Graduate, Mary Jane Bentley, Accepts Position as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Yale Child Study Center  

Dr. Bentley has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Yale Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She will be involved in a number of research projects as part of a NIMH

1/12/2010 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Yong Chen, Examines Prescribing of Antipsychotic Medications for Nursing Home Residents  

JAMA News ReleaseCHICAGO Older adults newly admitted to nursing homes with high rates of antipsychotic prescribing in the previous year are more likely to receive antipsychotic agents, according to a report in the January 11 issue of Archives of Internal

12/8/2009 3/5/2014

2008 CPHR Graduate, Hongliu Ding, MD, MPH, PhD to Join Harvard Medical School as Research Fellow  

Dr. Ding will join in Dr. Clemens Scherzers Neurogenomics group at Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School as a genetic epidemiologist focusing on analyzing and conducting genetic, gene expression, integrative genomic, and laboratory biomarker studies nested in Harvard NeuroDiscovery

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, James Potts, MPH, Awarded Public Health Research Dissertation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

James A. Potts, MPH, is a fourth year student in the CPHR program with an interest in infectious disease research. He was recently awarded a public health research dissertation grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Receives Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award  

Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, MD, is a cardiologist who joined CPHR as a full time student in 2007 to launch a research career after being a practicing clinician for many years. She recently was awarded a National Research Service Award for

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Graduates First Three PhDs  

Hongliu Ding, MD, MPH, PhD and Virginia Briggs, MS, PhD (pictured right at June Commencement) as well as Mayra Tisminetzky,MD, MPH, PhD, are the first group of graduates from the CPHR Program. Dr. Briggs conducted an observational study, “Injection Treatment

12/2/2009 3/5/2014

CPHR Student, James Potts, MPH, Receives ASTMH Award  

James Potts, CPHR third year student, received a runner up Young Investigator award and $250 for his poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The 57th ASTMH was held in New