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Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research

The Welch Center

Where Public Health and Medicine Meet

Welcome to the Welch Center, where our interdisciplinary faculty and trainees collaborate on groundbreaking epidemiologic, clinical, and translational research related to preventing and controlling chronic diseases. Everything we do is designed to strengthen the practice of medicine, improve the health of people and populations, and mentor the next generation of researchers to carry on this work.

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New & Noteworthy

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Grand Rounds Spotlight

Dr. Robert A. Wood will speak at Welch Center Grand Rounds on Wednesday, April 24, 2024! Don't miss his presentation on "Omalizumab and Drug Repurposing for Patients with Food Allergies."

Dr. Somnath Saha kicks off our last month of Grand Rounds on Wednesday, May 1, 2024! Join us for "Exploring Stigma and Bias in Patients’ Medical Records."

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Time-Restricted Eating Study

Several Welch faculty collaborated on this impactful new research focusing on time-restricted eating. 

To summarize: when people ate the same amount of calories, but within a limited time window, it didn't help them lose weight or improve how their bodies handled glucose compared to eating normally.

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Week in Welch Newsletter

Dive into the world of the Welch Center with our weekly newsletter, recapping our biggest highlights, upcoming events and recent publications.

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Follow Us on LinkedIn

The Welch Center is officially on LinkedIn! Follow our page for insightful articles, upcoming events, and valuable resources in the field of public health and clinical research. 

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Rectifying Disparities in Black Maternal Health

A recent feature piece highlights Welch Center faculty Dr. Michelle Ogunwole. She has devoted her career to addressing the significant disparity in pregnancy-related deaths between Black and white women — dedicating her research to finding solutions to address this issue.

'The Lack of Research Around Type 1 Diabetes'

New research shows type 1 diabetes should no longer be considered "childhood diabetes." The Welch Center's Drs. Liz Selvin and Mike Fang discuss this on the "Public Health on Call" podcast, Episode 747. The pair share recent discoveries and debunk previously held assumptions surrounding the long-mislabeled health condition.

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8-Hour Intermittent Fasting Tied to Higher Cardiovascular Death Risk, Early Data Shows

A study finds an increased risk of death in those who practiced intermittent fasting — but more data is needed. The Welch Center's Dr. Wendy Bennett noted this study suggests a need to scrutinize the "fad diet push that people should be doing time-restricted eating."

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Balancing Benefits & Risks

Ozempic and Wegovy can help people manage type 2 diabetes or lose weight — but they can also cause several gastrointestinal issues.  Welch Center Core Faculty Dr. Kim Gudzune discusses what could help.

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Diabetes Deconstructed

The recent episode of Diabetes Deconstructed, a podcast by the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Diabetes, features Welch Center Core Faculty Dr. Wendy Bennett and Senior Nutritionist Christine McKinney. Listen to Episode 33, titled "A Real Patient Story and Gestational Diabetes."

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