Scott P. Bruder, MD, PhD ’84 receives AIMBE’s highest honor

April 14th, 2015 by Olufunke

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…

Gold helps focus radiation on cancer cells

April 14th, 2015 by Olufunke

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has demonstrated a promising new approach for targeting cancer cells for radiation.
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Study calculates high cost of hepatitis C drugs for RI prisons

April 9th, 2015 by Olufunke

A newly-published budget analysis finds that the cost of hepatitis treatment for infected inmates in Rhode Island exceeds the state’s prison health budget by nearly 50 percent.
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Match Day 2015

March 20th, 2015 by Olufunke

Today’s the day! Members of the MD Class of 2015 find out where they’ve placed for residency training.
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Q & A: Athena Poppas, MD

March 16th, 2015 by Olufunke

Associate Professor of Medicine Athena Poppas is chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session. The annual event features the latest in cardiovascular research.
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Hospitals face growing active shooter threat

March 3rd, 2015 by Olufunke

The frequency of active shooter incidents in U.S. hospitals has risen. In a Viewpoint article in JAMA, Professor of Medical Science Eli Adashi recommends that hospitals examine their security plans.
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The neuroscience of selective attention

February 11th, 2015 by Olufunke

New research demonstrates how the brain attends to certain stimli while ignoring others.
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Brown scientists examine ecological change at Easter Island

January 14th, 2015 by Olufunke

Easter Island has experienced “profound change” in its marine ecosystem. Brown researchers Jon Witman and Robert Lamb traveled to the remote island to find out why.
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Scientists develop model for paleontology

January 14th, 2015 by Olufunke

Specialized x-ray and simulation technology allow researchers to read the fossil record left by animals 200 million years ago. Read More

Policymakers could keep physician self-referrals in check

January 12th, 2015 by Olufunke

According to a new “Viewpoint” in the JAMA, the new Congress could close legal loopholes that allow doctors to refer medical services to businesses in which they have a financial stake.
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