In the News

Epigenetics: The Controversial Science Behind Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

National Journal – Quotes Carmen Marsit, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and of community and family medicine, who says “People, particularly in America, may believe that famine exposure during pregnancy could do something harmful. But it is also possible that chronic stress or chemical exposure can also lead to effects, and that similar molecular mechanisms are at play. There’s really a lot of amazing research out there proving that.”

Outside the Ivy Tower

The Concord Monitor – In this op-ed, Leslie Henderson, a professor of physiology and of biochemistry, and senior associate dean for faculty affairs, responds to a recent Bloomberg opinion piece that suggests large endowments of elite colleges result in professors who “obscure research that no one uses or reads.”