Events

All upcoming BioMed events

  • In accordance with Brown University’s COVID-19 policy, and in an abundance of caution, the School of Public Health has made the decision to hold Research Day 2020 virtually. Abstracts will be reviewed and posters will be judged electronically. All posters will be viewable to the Brown community on April 6. The winning Research Day posters will be announced later in April.

    Visit the School of Public Health’s Research Day page for updates.

  • Join us for the inaugural Decoding COVID Seminar Series presentation.

    COVID-19: What We Know So Far

    Monday, April 6, 4 p.m.

    Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD
    Charles C. J. Carpenter Professor of Infectious Diseases
    Assistant Dean of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Infectious Disease
    The Warren Alpert Medical School and Lifespan

    An infectious disease physician and researcher, Dr. Mylonakis will discuss the pathophysiology, clinical considerations, and potential drug treatments of COVID-19.

    About the Speaker
    Dr. Mylonakis is recognized for his research on the study of microbial pathogenesis and host responses. His work has identified novel virulence factors, cross kingdom pathogen-pathogen interactions, novel agents and evolutionarily conserved traits that are involved in host virulence and immune responses during fungal infection. His research has resulted in more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has edited five books on infectious diseases and is the founding editor-in-chief of Virulence.

  • CANCELED: The Barnes Lecture featuring Michael Botticelli

    Location: Sayles Hall Cost: Free
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    As part of National Public Health Week , the School of Public Health is proud to host Michael Botticelli, Executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at the Boston Medical Center, and Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Obama for “Changing Public Policy on Addiction When Science and Data Are Not Enough.​” Refreshments will be served.

    ABOUT MR. BOTTICELLI:
    One of the nation’s leading addiction experts, Botticelli served as the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House under President Obama. He was the first person to hold the position who was also in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder and who came from a public health background.

    Botticelli previously served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, working to extend successful models of care across the state and the nation. He has served in a variety of leadership roles for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. He was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. He has also co-authored many peer-reviewed articles that have significantly contributed to the field. Born in Upstate New York, Mr. Botticelli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College and a Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University.

    ABOUT THE LECTURE:
    The Barnes Lecture is supported by The Dr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Barnes, Jr. Lectureship in Public Health, endowed through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Zisson ’74, in memory of Norma and Miles Zisson ’38. Dr. Barnes was a beloved member of the faculty who had strong interests in humanism and medicine, and who developed several innovations in teaching at Brown, including the use of authors and actors to read and perform pieces on health-relevant themes. Mrs. Barnes was a social worker who shared her husband’s love of students and teaching.

  • Translational Research Seminar Series

    Location: Butler Campus Room: Back Hall, Ray Hall Cost: Free
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    This month’s Translational Research Seminar features talks from two of our Pilot Project Awardee teams:

    Please join us in person, or register to watch the seminar via livestream .

  • The Carney Institute hosts the Faculty Search Seminar:

     

    “Multi-Modal Interfaces for Probing Chemical and Electrical Neural Activity Long-Term”

     

    Helen N. Schwerdt Ph.D.

    McGovern Institute for Brain Research
    Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    For Zoom meeting details, please email [email protected] .

    Please note, attendance is restricted to members of the Brown University community.

  • Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: TBD Cost: Free
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    The AMS Office of Faculty Professional Development is excited to sponsor the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate program here at the medical school!

    PURPOSE
    The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research.

    The program is offered free of charge and open to all Brown faculty who are interested in improving their educational research skills. It is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

    CURRICULUM
    Each three-hour workshop focuses on a key skill or area in educational research, and emphasizes opportunities for hands-on activities and active participation, so as to maximize the applicability of the workshop principles.

    • Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation
    • Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
    • Hypothesis-Driven Research
    • Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity
    • Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    • Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
    • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
    • Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
    • Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

    Workshop descriptions can be found on the AAMC MERC website .

    Certificate achievement requires completion of six workshops of the participant’s choosing.

    REGISTRATION & FEES
    All nine of the medical education research workshops are being made available free of charge to Brown faculty. Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six workshops and pay a certificate fee of $100. This program is unfortunately ineligible for CME credit.

    Information about session dates, and registration for one or more sessions (up to nine), can be found here . If you experience difficulty accessing the google registration form, please email [email protected]

    Minimum enrollment for each three-hour workshop is eight, maximum is 25. Enrollment is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis, and a wait list for each session will be established. All workshops will take place at the medical school (222 Richmond Street), Rooms TBD.

  • LIVE: Experts from Across Brown on COVID-19

    Location: Facebook Live Cost: Free
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    The Watson Institute, the School of Public Health and the Alpert Medical School bring together top research, policy, and medical experts from across Brown for a live, virtual discussion on the current public health crisis hosted on the Watson Institute’s Facebook page . The panelists will take stock of current conditions, and discuss the political ramifications and the ongoing impact on patients and health care professionals on the front lines. An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

    Panelists:
    Mark Lurie, Epidemiology: Transmission across the globe and the epidemiology perspective

    Jud Brewer, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Psychiatry: Coping and anxiety in a time of crisis

    Wendy Schiller, Political Science: The politics of COVID-19

    Megan Ranney, Emergency Medicine: Handling the crisis on the ground

    Moderator:
    Adam Levine, Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies

  • The Health Services Research (HSR) Seminar Series presents a lecture by Chris Koller titled ​”State Policies for Affordable Healthcare – What does Health Services Research Have To Do With It?” on April 15 at 4:00 PM via Zoom conferencing. Chris is President of the Millbank Memorial Fund, a teaching associate at Brown School of Public Health and former Health Insurance Commissioner, State of Rhode Island.

    Koller flyer with info and headshot

  • BSHS Dissertation Defense: Arjee Javellana Restar, MPH - Zoom

    Location: Zoom Presentation Cost: Free
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    The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the dissertation defense of Arjee Restar, MPH on April 17, 2020.

     

    “Modeling the Socio-Ecological Factors of HIV Prevention Services among Filipinx Trans Women & Cis Men”

    In the present context of the HIV crisis in the Philippines, prioritization and coverage of HIV prevention services remain limited for communities of Filipinx transgender women and cisgender men who have sex with men. This dissertation is an empirical investigation of the personal, social, organizational, and structural factors (i.e., socio-ecological factors) that impact utilization of condoms and other HIV-related health services among these two important Filipinx communities. Findings offer expanded and new conceptual frameworks for addressing this public health crisis.

     

    This dissertation presentation is open to all via Zoom. School of Public Health graduate students and faculty are particularly encouraged to attend.

    The dissertation defense will be live-streamed on April 17th at 10:30am EST. For virtual access to the public defense, please send a request to: [email protected] .

  • HSL-Brown Seminar Series | Matthias Hoben

    Room: 245 Cost: Free
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    Our guest speaker is Matthias Hoben, RN Dr. rer. medic, Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Professorship in Continuing Care Policy Research.

    The title of his presentation is Improving Nursing Home Care Through Feedback On PerfoRMance Data:  The INFORM cluster-randomized controlled trial

  • Pathobiology Seminar: Carla Rothlin, Ph.D.

    Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences Room: Room 220
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    Associate Professor Carla Rothlin form Yale University will present “The Virtues of Restraint”.  This lecture is part of the 2020 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series and all are welcome.

  • Crafting an “Elevator Talk”

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: 275 Cost: Free
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    An important skill for anyone presenting their research or medical education innovation at a conference is the ability to summarize and engage. But how do you describe your work succinctly, and in such a way that your listener not only understands it, but is convinced of its importance? In this workshop participants will practice describing their work, and will utilize a framework to help craft an impactful two-minute “elevator talk.” The framework used has application for future oral and poster presentations, as well as networking and career development opportunities.

    This is an especially useful workshop for those presenting at the May 4, 2020 AMS Medical Education Scholarship Poster Session & Reception!

    WHAT: A one-hour skill-building workshop on crafting a two-minute “elevator talk” for clinicians, clinician/scientists, and medical educators

    WHEN: Thursday April 23, 2020; 6:00-7:00pm

    WHERE: 222 Richmond Street; Room 275

    REGISTRATION

  • Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: TBD Cost: Free
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    The AMS Office of Faculty Professional Development is excited to sponsor the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate program here at the medical school!

    PURPOSE
    The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research.

    The program is offered free of charge and open to all Brown faculty who are interested in improving their educational research skills. It is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

    CURRICULUM
    Each three-hour workshop focuses on a key skill or area in educational research, and emphasizes opportunities for hands-on activities and active participation, so as to maximize the applicability of the workshop principles.

    • Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation
    • Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
    • Hypothesis-Driven Research
    • Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity
    • Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    • Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
    • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
    • Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
    • Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

    Workshop descriptions can be found on the AAMC MERC website .

    Certificate achievement requires completion of six workshops of the participant’s choosing.

    REGISTRATION & FEES
    All nine of the medical education research workshops are being made available free of charge to Brown faculty. Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six workshops and pay a certificate fee of $100. This program is unfortunately ineligible for CME credit.

    Information about session dates, and registration for one or more sessions (up to nine), can be found here . If you experience difficulty accessing the google registration form, please email [email protected]

    Minimum enrollment for each three-hour workshop is eight, maximum is 25. Enrollment is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis, and a wait list for each session will be established. All workshops will take place at the medical school (222 Richmond Street), Rooms TBD.

  • Aging & Dementia Research Presentation: “Early Behavioral and Neural Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease”

    Location: Rhode Island Hospital Room: Ambulatory Patient Center, Leone Conference Room 133
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    “Early Behavioral and Neural Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease”

    Hwamee Oh, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

     April 29, 2020

    1 to 2 PM

    Rhode Island Hospital

    Ambulatory Patient Center (APC) Building

    Leone Conference Room 133

  • Pathobiology Seminar: Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences Room: Room 220
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    Professor Dan Littman from the New York University School of Medicine will present “Communication of immune and non-immune system cells in regulation of the intestinal barrier”.  This lecture is part of the 2020 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series and all are welcome.