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Thursday, Jan 21, 2021
Funded by Princeton University, CHW affiliate Alexander Ploss and his team are developing a less virulent version of SARS-CoV-2 to make it safer for handling in the laboratory. They are also collaborating with scientists at Boston University to uncover treatments for SARS-CoV-2 acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Friday, Jan 15, 2021
by Jenesse Miller, University of Southern California; Edited by B. Rose Huber
Due to the pandemic deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by 1.13 years to 77.48 years, according to a study conducted by CHW affiliate Noreen Goldman and Theresa Andrasfay, who earned her Ph.D. at Princeton and is now at the University of Southern California.  
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021
by Aimee Bronfeld, Center for Health and Wellbeing
Thanks to a grant from Princeton’s 250th Anniversary Fund for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, CHW affiliate Heather Howard modified the SPIA Policy Task Force on “Health Care for Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.” to explore the crossroads of policy, the pandemic, and health inequities.
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021
The Center for Health and Wellbeing has selected six students as Class of 2022 Health Scholars. All of them will receive financial support for travel and research to pursue internships and senior thesis research that relate to domestic and international health care and health policy.
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020
A book penned by CHW affiliates Anne C. Case and Sir Angus Deaton was named to The New York Times’ list of “100 Notable Books of 2020.”
Monday, Dec 21, 2020
by Aimee Bronfeld, Center for Health and Wellbeing
In this Spotlight, Professor Graham shares her passion for disease ecology and evolutionary immunology. She discusses her notable contributions to the field, highlighting her pioneering research on host-parasite interactions.
Friday, Dec 11, 2020
In this article, published by Nautilus, CHW affiliate Ramanan Laxminarayan addresses why people distrust vaccines and how they can be convinced otherwise.
Friday, Dec 4, 2020
In honor of #BlackinDataWeek and the launch of the 2021 Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields, "Built In" named CHW affiliate Ruha Benjamin among nine Black women who are leading and promoting equity in the world of data science and beyond.
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected six Princeton professors - including two CHW affiliates - as 2020 fellows, out of 489 chosen worldwide. These individuals have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020
In this podcast, CHW affiliate Shirley Tilghman shares her perspective on the postdoc career stage. She returns to a metaphor coined before COVID-19 lockdowns changed New York’s heavily congested LaGuardia Airport. “Passengers were always finding themselves flying over LaGuardia, over and over and over round in circles," she notes. "Postdocs were...

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