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Social Impact Magazine - Fall 2009

Social Impact Fall 2009 Cover

Cover Story:


Building a New Paradigm: Transdisciplinary Research Comes to the Forefront

The Institute of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health are calling for transdisciplinary approaches to researching and addressing health problems. What is transdisciplinary research and why is it important? Researchers at the forefront discuss why transdisciplinary research is the paradigm for the times.



A Sense of Place: Place-Based Initiatives Help Communities and Students

Traditional family-focused social work may do more harm than good, but place-based initiatives offer a way to engage entire communities in order to benefit those most in need. The Brown School is putting this practice to the test in one of America's most troubled cities: East St. Louis, Illinois.



Communication Connections

Health communications strategist and Brown School faculty member Matthew Kreuter works to eliminate health disparities.


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