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  2x2 News from Columbia’s Department of Epidemiology  
 
 
 
 
 
JANUARY 2017
 
 
 
 
2016 marquee
 
 
2016 in review: From ACA to Zika
 
The Mailman School looks back at the year’s top public health stories, from opioid use and police shootings to climate change and forced migration
 
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The future of epidemiology
 
The future of epidemiology: World class science, real world impact
 
Charles Branas, our new department chair as of January 1st, reflects on where the field of epidemiology has been and where it should go
 
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Target gun violence
 
Charles Branas takes aim at gun violence
 
The incoming chair of Epidemiology has overcome intimidation and funding droughts to contribute scientific discoveries that shine a light on practical, apolitical solutions to gun violence
 
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The microbiome and risk for HIV
 
Studies conducted by the Mailman School–affiliated Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) showed that women aged 15 to 24 in that country are upward of four times more likely to be infected with HIV than their male counterparts
 
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Opioids and stimulants misuse: What does employment have to do with it?
 
Unemployed workers use prescription opioids for nonmedical reasons; those out of the workforce use prescription stimulants
 
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Marijuana use gender gap widens
 
Six percent increase in pot use among men earning less than $20,000 corresponds to rising unemployment rate during Great Recession
 
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EVENT & ANNOUNCEMENT
 
 
 
 
 
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
 
Upcoming Department Seminar
 
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NYS Office Of Mental Health & Adjunct Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
 
Improving mental health: Four secrets in plain sight

Friday, January 27
12-1pm
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Room 301
701 West 168th Street
 
 
SAETP fellows
 
Substance Abuse Fellowship
 
Are you a well-qualified junior scientist interested in the causes, consequences, and treatment of substance abuse?
 
Fellowships are available through the Substance Abuse Epidemiology Training Program (SAETP) at the Mailman School of Public Health.
 
Apply by January 31, 2017 to be considered for a start date of July 2017 or shortly after
 
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FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 16–December 18, 2016
 
A list of recent journal articles published by Columbia University’s epidemiology faculty.
 
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