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Early Medical Abortion Using Medication and Online Telemedicine can be Highly Effective and Safe

Medical abortion using online telemedicine and self-administered medication can be highly effective with low rates of adverse events according to new research from Abigail Aiken , an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

News May 2, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Osborne Appointed to National Academy of Sciences Committee, Expands Research in Key Areas of Health, Social Policy

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) has appointed Dr. Cynthia Osborne, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and one of the country’s foremost health and social policy researchers, to a 12-member interdisciplinary committee tasked with reducing the

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Cynthia Osborne speaks at the podium at the Fatherhood Summit
News April 27, 2017

Research from the LBJ School Informs Raise the Age Bill

LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are working to transform the juvenile justice system.

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LBJ School alumnus and Texas Representative Gene Wu at the Texas Legislature
News April 20, 2017

Alumni Highlight: Virginia Cumberbatch (MPAff '16), Director, UT Community Engagement Center

"At LBJ, I had the ability to be a leader at the school, to be part of committees and groups that have real impact, such as the diversity and inclusion committee."

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Alumna Virginia Cumberbatch, MPAff '16

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Media Mention May 23, 2017
MANCHESTER ATTACK ON YOUNG CONCERT-GOERS SHOWS ‘UTTER DEPRAVITY’ OF TERRORISTS

Around the world, people are sharing expressions of outrage, concern and solidarity with the people of Manchester, England. Dr. William Inboden served as the senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, and is currently Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. Inboden says it is too early to draw conclusions about the details of the attack, but the targets were shocking.

Read More The Manchester Arena, where Monday's terrorist attack took place.
Media Mention May 21, 2017
State of Texas: The threat of a special session

There’s just over a week to go in the legislative session. But state lawmakers learned that they may have to spend a little more time in Austin than they expected. On Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick promised to push lawmakers toward a special session unless House members approve two controversial bills. LBJ Professor and former state representative Sherri Greenberg weighs in. 

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Seeking medical abortions online is safe and effective, study finds

Almost 95% of those seeking drugs and advice online safely ended their pregnancy without medical intervention, say LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken, although women should still be wary of scammers. 

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News May 22, 2017
LBJ Students Tackle Yearlong Research Project on Mexico Security Challenges

Students offer policy recommendations to combat continued issues of drug trafficking and cartel violence.

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News May 19, 2017
LBJ School Celebrates Class of 2017

The LBJ School Class of 2017 learned a lot along the way. Here, they share their best advice and favorite memories with the entering class.

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News May 18, 2017
Early Medical Abortion Using Medication and Online Telemedicine can be Highly Effective and Safe

Medical abortion using online telemedicine and self-administered medication can be highly effective with low rates of adverse events according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.  

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