Stephen Kennedy

PIRE Scientists, Stephen Kennedy, MPH, MD, and Paul Jones, PhD., have been accepted as participant scholars for the NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course: Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research.

While admission for the course was extremely competitive, Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Jones’ work in addressing health disparities proved that they are highly qualified for admission to this course.

 

 

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PIRE Scientist, Abby Rudolph, wins 'Best Paper in the 2013 Annals of Epidemiology' award from the Publications Committee of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE)  PIRE Scientist, Abby Rudolph, wins 'Best Paper in the 2013 Annals of Epidemiology' award from the Publications Committee of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE)

The article titled, "Individual and neighborhood correlates of membership in drug using networks with a higher prevalence of HIV in New York City (2006-2009)" was selected by the Associated Editors to represent epidemiological research that was conducted in an excellent scientific manner.

 

 

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PIRE Senior Research Scientists Investigate and Present to Legislative Committees Evidence for Lowering the Illegal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)  PIRE Senior Research Scientists Investigate and Present to Legislative Committees Evidence for Lowering the Illegal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

James C. Fell and Robert B. Voas, both Senior Research Scientists in the Calverton Center, were asked to investigate the evidence behind lowering the illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for driving from .08 g/dL to .05 g/dL, as far back as 2002, as many European countries and Australia had done.

 

 

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PIRE Senior Scientist, Karen Friend, and her husband Jacob were featured on Rhode Island news to highlight the issue of early-onset Alzheimer's  PIRE Senior Scientist, Karen Friend, and her husband Jacob were featured on Rhode Island news to highlight the issue of early-onset Alzheimer's

Karen Friend and her husband Jacob were recently interviewed by a Rhode Island reporter, Mike Montecalvo from WPRI, on the challenges of dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s. The illness is progressive and has few FDA-approved treatments and no cure.

 

 

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Two PIRE Researchers Win Prestigious Awards  Two PIRE Researchers Win Prestigious Awards

Two Senior Research Scientists from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Calverton, Maryland, received prestigious awards at the recent 20th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on August 27, 2013.

 

 

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Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Neighborhood Walkability  Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Neighborhood Walkability

Mixed-use zoning is one public health strategy to create more walkable neighborhoods by shortening the distance between daily destinations like school, work, home and businesses like banks or grocery stores.

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Saltz  CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Saltz

Bob Saltz has just accepted the position of chairperson of the Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review at NIH for a term beginning July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015.

 

 

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Family Day
Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children

Pacific Institute is joining families, faith-based organizations, elected officials, Major League Baseball teams and corporations and non-profits across the country by gearing up to celebrate the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University's Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ Sponsored by Stouffer's on September 28, 2009.

 

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Prime-Time Television Series Depict Mixed Messages About Alcohol Consumption
Prime-Time Television Series Depict Mixed Messages About Alcohol
Researchers Find Positive Messages May Be Undermined By Negative Images

A content analysis of prime-time television series from the 2004-05 season finds that alcohol was present in every one of the eighteen series investigated. This finding represents a notable increase over previous studies which showed less alcohol depictions during prime-time television series.

 

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