Archive for the ‘In the News’ Category

New study measures head blows in girls’ lacrosse

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Just how much does a blow from a lacrosse stick accelerate the head? A new study provides answers.
Read more…

Eight ways to improve STEM career prospects for minorities

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Associate Professor of Medical Science Andrew G. Campbell tapped 50 underrepresented minority students for advice on enhancing training in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Read more…

New grant for alcohol research

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Karla Kaun will apply a new $300,000 grant to study the neuroscience of alcohol intoxication.
Read more…

In memoriam: Dr. David S. Greer, 89, former dean of medicine

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Dr. David S. Greer, former dean of Alpert Medical School, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
Read more…

Teens are later to bed, but still early to rise

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Study shows that bedtime schedules and circadian rhythms shift later as children age, but early school start times interfere with their natural tendency to sleep later
Read more…

Biologist pursues microbes 2,500 meters under the sea

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

On Nov. 8, 2014, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Jeremy Rich descended 2,500 meters to the Pacific Ocean floor to explore the ecosystems of hydrothermal vents. Read More

CFAR symposium on Nov. 6

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Representatives from the nation’s leading AIDS research institutions will convene at Brown on Nov. 6 for a daylong symposium.
Read more…

Passing of Marjorie Thompson ’73 PhD’79

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Associate Dean of Biology Marjorie Thompson passed away on September, 15, 2014.
Read More

Ebola outbreak: Updates from the field

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Alpert Medical School faculty are providing first-hand accounts of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

Reporting from central Liberia for the Huffington Post, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Adam Levine blogs about his work with the International Medical Corps.

Professor of Medicine Timothy Flanigan arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, on September 1. Dr. Flanigan discusses his experiences on his blog and recently shared his thoughts on the U.S. military response to the epidemic in an interview with Science.

New population health program progresses

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Medical School faculty have traveled to Nashville. Tenn, to discuss the Primary Care and Population Medicine program at a meeting of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
Read more…