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Postdoctoral Fellowship – Center for Molecular Epidemiology at Dartmouth

The Center for Molecular Epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship designed to cross-train scientists in the fields of epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics and health data science. The Center for Molecular Epidemiology is funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National […]

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Applications now accepted for new trainee travel award!

To promote our education and training mission, funds for travel to scientific conferences will be awarded to one student/postdoctoral fellow per term. Awards are $1,000.00 each.  Priority will be given to QBS PhD students and those who have not previously received this award. Deadlines will be October 1, December 15, […]

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Immune epigenetic biomarkers of bladder cancer outcomes

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brock Christensen has received a new R01 to study biomarkers of bladder cancer.  The grant proposes to leverage an existing population-based study of bladder cancer that includes a range of patient age groups, has several years of follow up, includes patient treatment and outcome data, as […]

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Molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue and breast cancer risk

New research from Dr. Brock Christensen’s lab identified CpG sites that demonstrated significant associations with subject age in normal breast tissue. This study suggests that regions in the genome where DNA methylation changes occur with age are particularly sensitive to disruption in cancer. Science Daily Breast Cancer Research  

Assistant Professor Megan Romano nominated as a semi-finalist in the CHE Pioneers under 40 webinar series

Department of Epidemiology Assistant Professor Megan Romano is a semi-finalist in the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)’s new Pioneers Under 40 in Environmental Public Health webinar series. In keeping with CHE’s mission of translating environmental health research and promoting the health of families and communities, these webinars will feature the research […]

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Genetic risk for obesity predicts response to food cues

A study led by Dr. Gilbert-Diamond, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, found that children genetically at risk for obesity (using the well-known obesity risk polymorphism FTO rs9939609) had larger nucleus accumbens volumes and showed stronger responses to food commercials in the nucleus accumbens. PNAS  

Arsenic in infant rice products exceeds EU maximum levels

A study led by Dr. Antonio Signes-Pastor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Department, found arsenic levels above the European Union maximum level of .1 mg/kg in almost three-quarters of rice-based foods marketed to infants and young children in the EU. The study also found that infants’ urinary As metabolites […]

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