Research Digest - May 2014
  Research Digest
  May 2014
From the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery
Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, Chief
Girls ages 10 to 15 who eat a diet rich in fiber lower their risk of developing breast cancer by 34%
 Ying Liu RD Thumbnail 
| Cancer Prevention Research |
Ying Liu, MD, PhD, and Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, et al. 
Published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
PubMed | Liu Profile
Banning tobacco point-of-sale ads: Not enough to focus solely on the distance of ads from schools
BarnoyaJ RD Thumbnail
| Disease Prevention Research |
Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH, et al. 
Published in Preventing Chronic Disease
Full Text | News | Barnoya Profile

Barriers to mammography are distinctly different for never-screened women and those off schedule

Carrie Stoll Thumbnail
| Cancer Prevention Research |
Carrie Stoll, MPH, MSW, and Mary Politi, PhD, et al. 
Published in Health Education and Behavior
PubMed | Politi Profile
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This newsletter provides a select summary of research news from the Division of Public Health Sciences. 

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  • Join us Thursday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. for the next talk in the Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes Research Seminar Series in the Doll & Hill Teaching Room in the Taylor Avenue Building. Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, will present "The New Era of Stakeholder Engagement in Health Research, Policy, and Practice." Looking ahead, the seminar series will break for the summer and resume on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. View the 2014-2015 seminar dates here.
  • The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) will host its first Smart Health community education day called "Knowledge is Power: Learning about Your Colon Health" on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Monsanto YMCA on Page Blvd. This event is led by PECaD's Colon Cancer Community Partnership and Prostate Cancer Community Partnership. Participants will hear from physicians and cancer researchers on a variety of topics, including: ways to prevent cancer; exercise and nutrition; colon health; cancer survivorship and caregiving; community research; and more. This free event is open to all community members, but an RSVP is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call (314) 747-0539 or email for more information. 
  • The Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) degree program congratulates its 2014 graduates: Stephen R. Broderick, MD; Jonathan David Davis, MD; Michael A. Lane, MD; Susan Clare Pitt, MD; and Dominic Emmanuel Sanford, MD. The MPHS degrees will be conferred in a ceremony on May 15. 

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