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  2x2 News from Columbia’s Department of Epidemiology  
MARCH 2017
HIV epidemic
Turning the corner on the HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia
Newly released findings from national HIV surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal extraordinary progress in confronting the HIV epidemic
Nonmedical prescription drug use
Nonmedical use of prescription drugs among young people: A growing global concern
Middle East data indicate nonmedical use of prescription drugs warrants particular attention
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Autism risk linked to herpes
Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
Women with signs of active genital herpes had twice the odds of giving birth to offspring with autism spectrum disorder
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Epidemiology faculty in the news
Cooling cap may limit chemo hair loss in women with breast cancer

Dr. Mary Bassett: We must ‘name racism’ as a cause of poor health
The Huffington Post

The opioid epidemic could turn into a pandemic if we’re not careful
The Washington Post
Exec MS information session
Executive MS in Epidemiology Information Session
Earn an epidemiology master’s degree in less than two years while continuing fulltime work. Classes meet one long weekend per month (on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Learn more at our upcoming info session.
Tuesday, March 21
Allan Rosenfield Building, Hess Commons
722 West 168th Street
Motor vehicle occupant safety
Upcoming Department Seminar
Joyce C. Pressley, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at CUMC Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University in the City of New York
Advances in motor vehicle occupant safety

Friday, March 24
Allan Rosenfield Building,
8th Floor Auditorium
722 West 168th Street
January 25–February 23, 2017
A list of recent journal articles published by Columbia University’s epidemiology faculty.
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