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Comparative perspective on the social determinants of health published in Science
May 22, 2020 – This new review, partially supported by the Animal Models Network, shows that there are similar patterns linking the social environment to health and lifespan across a diverse set of social mammals. These patterns suggest that that evolutionary and comparative studies may have much to tell us about the social determinants of health and the biological pathways involved in them. The work was a true interdisciplinary effort, combining perspectives from sociology, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, demography, and anthropology. Network leaders and co-authors Tung, Bartolomucci, and Harris hope that it will provide motivation, ideas, and a partial roadmap for the types of activities that the Animal Models for the Social Dimensions of Health and Aging Research Network will support.
Accepting Fellowship Applications
May 18, 2020 – The 2020-2021 round of applications for the Bruce McEwen Career Development Fellowship Awards is now open with a deadline of June 15, 2020.