Home > Events & News > Brown Bag Schedule . Archive

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Xu et al find lower cognition at midlife for adults born during China's 1959-61 famine

UM's Wolfers on separating deep expertise from partisanship in analyses of economic condtions

Findings by Burgard, Kalousova, and Seefeldt on the mental health impact of job insecurity

More News

Highlights

Apply by Jan 8 for NIA-supported PSC post-doc fellowship, to begin Sept 1, 2018

On Giving Blue Day, help support the next generation through the PSC Alumni Grad Student Support Fund or ISR's Next Gen Fund

Bailey et al. find higher income among children whose parents had access to federal family planning programs in the 1960s and 70s

U-M's campus climate survey results discussed in CHE story

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, Jan 22, 2018, noon: Narayan Sastry

Colter Mitchell

Projects by Mitchell and Needham part of NIH push in social epigenomics research focused on health disparities

a PSC In The News reference

"NIH Takes on Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics" - Health IT Analytics. 11/01/2017.

A new NIH $26.2 million grant program has allocated funds to 10 research projects aimed at better understanding the relationships among genetic factors, socioeconomic stressors, and health outcomes.

Research teams at universities across the nation will examine a variety of conditions and diseases that may disproportionately affect underserved patients living in environments filled with stressors.

At U-M, one team of researchers led by Colter Mitchell will explore whether changes in activity of specific DNA segments can mediate the stress-response behaviors of children and adolescents exposed to negative social factors, such as poverty and family instability.

Another team led by Brenda Needham will investigate whether the same DNA alteration process is related to varying mortality rates from cardiovascular disease among different ethnic and racial groups.

Mitchell's project

Needham's project

Researchers:

Colter Mitchell
Belinda L. Needham

More Media Coverage:

NIH news release. NIH establishes new research in social epigenomics to address health disparities. 10/31/2017.

View News Archive