Howard Markel Receives Honor from Johns Hopkins University

April 19, 2016

Howard Markel, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of The Milbank Quarterly, was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars on April 11. The Society—the first of its kind in the nation—inducts former postdoctoral fellows and faculty from the Johns Hopkins University, who have “gained marked distinction elsewhere in their fields of physical, biological, medical, social, or engineering sciences or in the humanities.”


The Center for Evidence-based Policy Receives $1.6 Million Grant to Address the Rising Cost of Pharmaceutical Drugs

March 23, 2016

The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health and Science University has received $1.6 million from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation in Houston, Texas, as part of a series of grants that address the rising cost of pharmaceutical drugs. The Center is a strategic partner of the Milbank Memorial Fund; the two organizations collaborate on promoting the development of evidence-informed health policymaking capacity in states. The Center’s grant will support a 15-month project that includes two phases.


America's 'Lead Wars' Go Beyond Flint, Michigan

March 4, 2016

Though the health crisis in Flint, Michigan, has highlighted the use of lead in water pipes, lead, a neurotoxin, can be found throughout the U.S. on walls, in soil, and in the air, says David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, authors of the 2013 UC Press/Milbank Book Lead Wars. The authors, who were interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air, said, “The problem with lead is that it's now really everywhere, and we've created a terribly toxic environment in all sorts of ways.”

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