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  2x2 News from Columbia‚Äôs Department of Epidemiology  
 
 
 
 
 
NOVEMBER 2016
 
 
 
 
Family size and height
 
 
The curious link between family size and height
 
Sons born to large families were nearly an inch shorter than those from small families, according to a study of Dutch military records
 
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Self-driving vehicles
 
Buckle up: Here come self-driving vehicles!
 
Driver-assist technologies have the potential to make motoring a lot safer, say Mailman School researchers
 
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Flu shot sticker
 
The science of the flu shot
 
Mailman School experts explain what goes into the seasonal vaccine, why it only partially works, and how to get more people to protect themselves
 
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Generational depression
 
When depression spans generations
 
The Mailman School’s Myrna Weissman shares findings from a 30-year-study on intergenerational depression
 
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Antidepressants during pregnancy
 
Antidepressants during pregnancy associated with childhood language disorders
 
Mothers who purchased antidepressants during pregnancy had increased risk of speech and/or language disorders among their offspring
 
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Door to door with ICAP
 
Door to door
 
ICAP campaign in Africa brings HIV
testing home
 
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Adolescent smoking marijuana
 
No uptick in marijuana use by adolescents after states pass medical marijuana laws
 
Increases reported by some adult
sub-groups
 
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Calderone Award winner
 
 
Columbia Mailman School awards public health prize to New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett
 
“Commissioner Bassett has been focused on health equity at every stage of an exceptional public health career,” said Dean Linda P. Fried, who presented the Calderone Award to Dr. Bassett
 
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EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Bell, PhD, MS
 
Climate change and human health: Reflections on research and remaining challenges
 
Michelle Bell, PhD, MS
Professor of Environmental Health
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Yale University
 
Wednesday, November 9
4-5:30pm
 
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Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD, ScM
 
From retinoblastoma to sweet bread: An examination of folate, folic acid, and migration
 
Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD, ScM
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
 
Friday, November 11
12-1pm
 
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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 28–October 26, 2016
 
A list of recent journal articles published by Columbia University’s epidemiology faculty.
 
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