Alumni News & Announcements

  • Alumna Beth McGlynn Receives AcademyHealth's Distinguished Investigator Award

    Jun 25, 2012

    PRGS alumna Elizabeth McGlynn (cohort '83) has been honored with AcademyHealth's 2012 Distinguished Investigator Award. Her extensive research on health care quality has had an enormous impact on how experts evaluate health care reform.

  • Bringing Sustainability to the Louisiana Coast

    Jun 5, 2012

    Pardee RAND professor/alum David Groves (cohort '01) describes RAND's role in helping to develop a plan to guide Louisiana's coastal investments, help its coastal citizens plan for the future, and create a sustainable coast.

  • Does Junk Food in Schools Increase Childhood Obesity?

    Apr 30, 2012

    Despite growing concern that junk food availability in schools has contributed to the childhood obesity epidemic, research by PRGS alumna Ashlesha Datar (cohort '99) shows that the availability does not significantly increase BMI or obesity among a group of fifth-graders.

  • Professor Contributes Thoughtful Commentary to Marijuana Legalization Debate

    Apr 20, 2012

    Being honest about the uncertainties involved is the price of admission to any serious discussion about marijuana legalization, writes PRGS professor Beau Kilmer in the Wall Street Journal. Kilmer and PRGS alumna Angela Hawken (cohort '98) are co-authors of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Creating Resilient Coastal Communities

    Feb 28, 2012

    In this Resilient Communities podcast, PRGS professor and alum Jordan R. Fischbach (cohort '04) discusses research that has helped the city of New Orleans address the challenge of reducing flood risk and is relevant to many other coastal communities that are concerned with water resources, infrastructure planning, rising sea levels, and flooding.

  • Alumni Contribute to Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan

    Feb 2, 2012

    Alumni David Groves (cohort '01) and Jordan Fischbach (cohort '04) were key members of the RAND team that developed a hurricane flood risk model and a planning tool to assess Louisiana's coastal restoration projects. Be the Answer!

  • California's Water Challenges

    Oct 25, 2011

    David Groves discusses an innovative approach to dealing with the many challenges that may contribute to sustainable and affordable solutions of long term water supplies in California.