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Dartmouth Institute Receives $3.5 Million Grant for Research to Prevent Acute Kidney Injury During Cardiac Catheterization

Over two million people in the United States undergo cardiac catheterization each year. While the procedure is used effectively for both diagnostic and interventional purposes, it is not without risk: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in up to 14 percent of all patients following a cardiac catheterization and up to […]

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Epidemiology Researcher Collaborates on Initiative to Capture the Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Real Time

Meagan Stabler, Epidemiology Research Scientist, contributed to a study published in Pediatric Research that captured the statewide incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in West Virginia using a real-time statewide surveillance system. The paper evaluates the extent to which NAS has increased in the past few years in a state […]

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Epidemiology Researchers’ Paper Selected as NIEHS Extramural Paper of the Month

The paper “Sex-specific associations of infants’ gut microbiome with arsenic exposure in a US population,” published by Anne Hoen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and Margaret Karagas, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology in Nature Scientific Reports, was selected as an NIEHS October 2018 Paper of the Month. This study was supported by the Children’s Environmental […]

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Epidemiology Masters Program Currently Accepting Applications

The Quantitative Biomedical Science (QBS) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College is currently accepting applications for Fall 2019 entry into their Epidemiology Masters Program. This 15 month program offers rigorous interdisciplinary preparation for careers in biomedical research, private industry, government agencies, and nonprofit health organizations. The program’s emphasis on quantitative training […]

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Epidemiology Researchers Find Sex-specific Influence of Arsenic on Gut Microbiome in Infants

Anne Hoen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and Margaret Karagas, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, recently published a study in Nature Scientific Reports on the effect that exposures to low levels of arsenic has on the developing infant gut microbiome, and how this effect differs by sex. This study was supported by the […]

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Anne Hoen, Brock Christensen, and Sara Lundgren publish study on maternal diet and infant gut microbiome

Anne Hoen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Brock Christensen, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and Sara Lundgren, graduate student in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences PhD program, recently published a study in Microbiome exploring the potential link between a pregnant mother’s diet and her developing baby’s gut microbiome. Findings of the study were featured in […]

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Associate Professor Diane Gilbert-Diamond awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to study food consumption and adiposity in children

Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, was just awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the relation between genetic factors, food cues, and self-regulation with excess food consumption and adiposity in children. This award will be funded through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute […]

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An optimized library for reference-based deconvolution of whole-blood biospecimens assayed using the Illumina HumanMethylationEPIC BeadArray

Epidemiology Postdoc, Dr. Lucas Salas (Brock Christensen’s lab) and fellow researchers have come up with a new and more precise reference library for adult blood cell deconvolution using Illumina EPIC DNA methylation microarrays. The improved library minimizes experimental artifacts and variability associated with small changes in different cell subpopulations in […]

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New QBS Epidemiology MS program approved!

A new QBS MS in Epidemiology has been approved by the graduate faculty council. This program offers rigorous interdisciplinary preparation for careers in biomedical research, private industry, government agencies, and nonprofit health organizations. The program’s emphasis on quantitative training will provide graduates with a competitive edge in the fields of […]

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