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Nancy Morrow-Howell 

In this country, we need to populate a number of different professions to focus on the aging population. We need more students to choose
careers in aging. The theme for the course was “Aging: It’s personal. It’s professional. It’s your future. Transform it.” They’d better get a handle on this or they will be living with the same outdated social and physical structures we are dealing with now.

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Supreme Court likely to uphold Obamacare tax credits, avoid chaos

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to announce its decision in a lawsuit that threatens health insurance subsidies for more than 6 million Americans, Timothy McBride is confident the high court will side with the Obama administration.

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Brown School launches Evaluation Center

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis has launched the Evaluation Center to provide client-driven evaluation services and training for nonprofit organizations, funders, universities and government agencies.

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Jenine Harris

Brown School study analyzes Twitter hashtags associated with diabetes

An analysis of Twitter hashtag use on the subject of diabetes provides new insights about spreading health information through social media.

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Research from Professor Mark Rank, featured in Fortune Magazine, explains that when measured by income, class divisions are relatively fluid.

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Results from a new study found suicide rates among black children have nearly doubled since the early 1990s. In a New York Times article, Dr. Sean Joe addresses this alarming increase, and why it has surprised many researchers.

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New research from Assistant Professor Alexis Duncan finds link between gender identity and eating disorder risk.

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