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February 2018

Seminar – Why do policymakers seem to ignore your evidence?

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar by: Professor Paul Cairney,  Department of History and Politics, University of Stirling. Why do policymakers seem to ignore your evidence? Meeting Rooms 1&2, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus Abstract The Politics of Evidence-Based Policy Making challenges scientists to understand the policy process before they describe it as pathological and politicians as biased or ineffective. Policy studies are at the heart of such endeavours, identifying the mechanisms of individual choice…

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March 2018

Seminar – Gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, mothers, and fathers

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar by: Associate Professor Kaberi Dasgupta, McGill University and Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, mothers, and fathers IMS level 4 meeting room 1 and 2 Abstract Gestational diabetes (GDM) is an established risk indicator for type 2 diabetes in mothers that provides a window of opportunity for diabetes prevention. We will discuss its associations with diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease,…

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April 2018

Seminar – Using fiscal policies to improve the food supply and demand

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lecture Theater 2 clinical school, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 0SP
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All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar by: Associate Professor Shu Wen Ng, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Using fiscal policies to improve the food supply and demand Lecture Theatre 2, School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus Abstract Efforts to improve overall nutrition and health outcomes as well as narrow the gap across subpopulations will require a spectrum of micro- and macro-level approaches. These range from regulatory policies to more “nudge-like” designs that changes incentives to…

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June 2018

Seminar – Evidence for healthy and equitable population food policies

June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar by: Dr Kathryn Backholer, Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University, Australia. Evidence for healthy and equitable population food policies Meeting Rooms 1&2, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus Abstract Poor diet is a leading cause of disease burden in Australia and globally. Adults and children who experience greater socioeconomic disadvantage, whether from a lower income, education or from living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods, are more likely to consume poorer diets.…

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