Doctor and captain

May 21st, 2015

Kelly McDonald MD'15This weekend, West Point alumna Kelly MacDonald MD’15 will receive her medical degree and her captain’s bars.

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Bellano honored with outstanding thesis award

May 21st, 2015

Nicholas Bellono, a graduate student in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, has been honored with a 2015 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award for his thesis, “Ionic Signaling in Pigmentation.” Bellano will receive his doctoral degree on May 24.
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Nunn opens Nasdaq on National Hepatitis Testing Day

May 21st, 2015

Assistant Professor of Medicine Amy NunnAssistant Professor of Medicine Amy Nunn joined a panel of experts on Wall Street to discuss efforts to expand hepatitis testing.
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Nobel laureates, scholars to deliver lectures on the future of computation

May 7th, 2015

The “Brown University 250th Anniversary Symposium: The Next 250 Years,” May 12-15, 2015, to be held in honor of renowned scientist and computer pioneer John von Neumann, will feature talks on economics, computer science, and brain science.
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Tapeworm drug could treat MRSA

May 6th, 2015

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)A new study shows that a drug used to fight tapeworms effectively treated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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Findings broaden understanding of COPD

May 6th, 2015

Min-Jong Kang, left, Jack Elias, Chun Geun Lee

New research provides evidence that cigarette smoke suppresses the protein NLRX1, which triggers an aggressive immune response that results in COPD.
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Study identifies collagen-damaging protein in lethal fungal disease

May 6th, 2015

A new study co-authored by zeroes in on a enzyme that may damage bats in white nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed 6 million bats in North America.
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Study assesses sustainability of Baja fisheries

May 6th, 2015

A study led by Heather Leslie, the Peggy and Henry D. Sharpe Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, applies a “social-ecological systems” framework to examine the sustainability of fisheries in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
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Biron to deliver distinguished lecture at immunology meeting

May 6th, 2015

Logo of the American Association of Immunologists Christine Biron, the Esther Elizabeth Brintzenhoff Professor of Medical Science, will deliver a distinguished lecture at the American Association of Immunologists annual meeting in New Orleans this week.
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Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD ’84 receives AIMBE’s highest honor

April 14th, 2015

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has presented its highest honor, the Pierre Galletti Award, to Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD ’84. The award is named for the late Pierre M. Galletti, renowned biomedical engineer and the first vice president of biology and medicine at Brown.

As an undergraduate concentrator in biology at Brown, Bruder studied under Dr. Galetti. He has the distinction of being the first of Galletti’s former students to be given the titular honor. In receiving the award, Bruder said “I have had the distinct honor of being mentored by many great leaders, including Dr. Galletti, who taught a generation of investigators to demand scientific excellence, reduce their discoveries to practice, strive to impact patient care globally, and learn, teach and pay these lessons forward.”

The award recognizes Bruder’s scholarship and innovation in biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic products, as well as his efforts in biomedical education and public policy. Bruder serves as an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and leads his own consulting firm, Bruder Consulting International. Read more…