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Read it now: Fall 2018 Epidemiology Newsletter

Would you like to learn more about what our students and faculty in the Department of Epidemiology are doing?Check out the Fall 2018 edition of our departmental newsletter to learn...

Research highlights clinical relevance of RNA/DNA urinary biomarkers of oxidative stress


A study performed by Marcus S. Cooke along with visiting scholars Dr. Ying-Ming Shih, Chih-Hong Pan, Mu-Rong Chao and Ching-Wen Hu of Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, found that RNA and DNA damage provide better screening results, compared to lipid damage, as predictive biomarkers when testing for disease in urine.
Additionally, the researchers found that the temperature that is used to prepare urine samples can greatly affect study outcomes.

Students work to alleviate health issues right in the home


Going into a stranger’s home is not necessarily an experience most students anticipate being part of their master’s degree. But for public health students who take part in field research, that is a vital component of their education.
“It is important that students have the opportunity to get real field experience as students,” said senior community-based mentor Claudia Pinzon-Iregui. “They are the ones who will continue to move the research forward, and we are here to guide them as they become public health leaders.”