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  • EEG Core Initiative Seminar Series

    Location: 164 Angell Street Room: 4th floor Innovation Zone Cost: Free
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    EEG Core Initiative Seminar Series

    “Selective Modulation of Cortico-Cortical Connectivity in the Human Brain”

    Tommi Raij, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

    Many neurological and psychiatric symptoms arise from network-level derangements where the structural and/or functional connectivities between specific brain areas have been altered by the disease. Therefore, techniques that would allow selective up- or downregulation of specific connections between brain areas would be valuable. Here, we used MRI-navigated two-channel transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in a paired associative stimulation (PAS) paradigm to activate two cortical regions at different millisecond-level asynchronies. We hypothesized that this would selectively increase (long asynchronies) or decrease (short asynchronies) effective connectivity between the stimulated areas via spike-timing dependent plasticity (STDP). To observe the connectivity changes, we used short-latency (onset at 5 ms) TMS-evoked electroencephalography (EEG) evoked potentials with source analysis. The results supported the hypothesis, as effective connectivity between the stimulated cortical areas increased or decreased as a function of the TMS asynchrony in a manner consistent with STDP mechanisms. In conclusion, PAS allow non-invasive manipulation of brain interregional connectivity in humans, therefore laying the foundation for network-level multi-channel brain stimulation therapies.

    Coffee and cookies will be served. Please RSVP using the link below, as seating is limited. 

    Organized by the EEG Core Initiative, Brown University. Co-sponsored by the VA CfNN and the Carney Institute for Brain Science.

  • Good Medicine: Creating inclusive environments for learning

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: 275 Cost: Free
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    Creating diverse and equitable clinical learning environments is a priority for medical educators and a mandate of the LCME and the ACGME. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will be presented with data which illustrate how the culture of academic medicine can be isolating for learners who self-identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM). Participants will engage in a privilege walk and then participate in activities designed to skill-build around supporting all learners and creating inclusive learning environments.

    This session will demonstrate the application of learning principles and will focus on the Core areas of Clinical Teaching & Inclusive Teaching.

    5:00pm Registration & Refreshments

    5:30pm Workshop

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  • Aging & Dementia Research Presentation- “Mind-Body Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment” Geoffrey Tremont, PhD

    Location: Rhode Island Hospital Room: APC Building, 1st floor, room 133 Cost: Free
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    Aging and Dementia Research Presentation

     Sponsored by: The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

    In Association with:

    The Rhode Island Hospital Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center

     Mind-Body Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Geoffrey Tremont, PhD

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    January 29, 2019

    1 to 2 PM

    Rhode Island Hospital

    Ambulatory Patient Center (APC) Building

    Leone Conference 1st floor, Room 133

  • Adaptation in Information Search and Decision-Making Under Time Pressure

    Location: Brown University Medical Education Building (Alpert Medical School) Room: 160 Cost: Free
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    Adaptation in Information Search and Decision-Making Under Time Pressure

    Dr. Anita Crescenzi

     

    In this talk, Dr. Crescenzi will summarize several studies that have investigated the effects of time limits and time pressure on search and decision-making behaviors. Dr. Crescenzi found evidence of different types of adaptation under time pressure from analysis of traces of users’ interactions with search systems, participant’s perceptions of their process, and task outcomes. Under time pressure, people may exhibit signs of one or more types of adaptation: they may adapt the search process (e.g., decide not to search, search more shallowly), adjust the search outcome (e.g., look at fewer pages of information), or adjust the decision outcome (e.g., make a less specific recommendation). The context in which the search and decision-making takes place influences the types of adaptation that are observed and even possible. Dr. Crescenzi will finish the talk by applying the findings to a clinical decision-making context.

    BIO: Anita Crescenzi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Anita received her Ph.D. in Information and Library Science in 2019. Her research interests include interactive information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and decision-making. She seeks to 1) understand how people use search systems to seek information to use in support of their broader goals, 2) design and evaluate novel search interaction features to better support learning, problem-solving, and decision-making, and 3) develop better measures of search behavior and learning during search. She has published her research at SIGIR, CHIIR, ICTIR, and ASIST. She also has eight years of industry and medical library experience in user experience design, usability evaluation, user research, and applications development. As the head of the applications development group, she led the design, development, and evaluation of the UNC Health Sciences Library website with over 1 million annual visits serving more than 10,000 health affairs faculty, staff, and students; 5,000 residents and staff of UNC Hospitals; and 2,000 clinical preceptors.

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds

    Location: Hasbro Children’s Hospital Room: George Auditorium Cost: Free
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    January 31, 2020

    Speaker:

    Brett Slingsby, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

     

    Topic:

    Corporal Punishment: Is it Time to Spare the Rod?

     

    Objectives:

    (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)

    • Describe corporal punishment and the distinction from physical abuse
    • Discuss the negative effects of corporal punishment on children
    • Identify strategies to educate families about corporal punishment
    • Describe techniques to respond to witnessed corporal punishment
  • The Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute is now accepting applications for the 2020 Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Awards. These awards, which are made possible through the generous support of the family of Alan Hassenfeld, help to stimulate innovation to further the goals of the Hassenfeld Institute:

    • Improve the health of children, making the communities we serve among the world’s healthiest places for children and their families
    • Address the issue of poverty and how it impacts child health
    • Serve as a national and international model for what can be achieved in child health
    • Train the next generation of child health leaders

    For the 2020 Innovation awards, the Hassenfeld Institute is looking to partner with community organizations, including nonprofit groups and governmental entities (state, local, school departments, individual schools, etc.) to address critical maternal and child health issues in Rhode Island. Community organizations are invited to propose a project they would like to undertake in collaboration with the Hassenfeld Institute. Applications are due by 9 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2020.

    For more information, please visit our website: https://www.brown.edu/hassenfeld/innovation-awards

  • Financial Wellness Series #3

    Location: Rhode Island Hospital Room: George Auditorium Cost: Free
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    Financial wellness is an important contributor to overall wellness. The Financial Wellness Series for faculty and residents consists of three one-hour workshops designed to address financial issues common to physicians and physicians-in-training not addressed in current GME or CME curricula. Come join us to hear about informed approaches to investing, planning for your family’s future, and tackling that student debt. Lunch will be provided.

    Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Professional Development :

    Presenters:
    Kristina McAteer, MD
    Katherine Vessenes, JD, CFP, RF

    Session III: Student Debt

    February 4, 12:00-1:00pm
    George Auditorium, RIH

    Overview: The true cost of a medical education and approaches to the student burden

    Learning Objectives
    (1) Describe the cost of a medical education and projections for future generations
    (2) Identify strategies to approach student loans and importance of sound financial principals
    (3) Define a PSLF and determine if it is right for you.

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  • Dissertation Defense│Joella Adams│Epidemiology

    Location: 121 South Main Street Room: 375 Cost: Free
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    Thesis:

    “Evaluating the Impact of Mass Incarceration on HIV Acquisition in African American Communities Using Mathematical Modeling”

    Advisor: Brandon Marshall, PhD

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

    Refreshments will be served.

    The dissertation defense will follow immediately.

    Defense Flyer

  • Teaching Procedural and Technical Skills: A practical workshop for clinicians

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: 275 Cost: Free
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    Performing skills is a central part of many healthcare professionals’ clinical practice. Successful clinical outcomes may depend on the competent execution of a technical procedure. Effective clinical teaching requires that one be able to facilitate the acquisition of skill by learners. This session focuses on the special nature of teaching and learning skills—using different techniques than those used to teach knowledge. The session will employ a combination of methods including a brief didactic designed to frame the importance and relevance of the topic; highlight how commonly clinical educators engage in skill teaching; and present skill learning as a hierarchy consistent with Miller’s pyramid. We will review the seven principles of teaching procedural skills and preview Lake’s four-step teaching framework. Participants will engage in hands-on skills stations that put this teaching framework into practice.

    This session will demonstrate the application of learning principles and will focus on the Core area of Clinical Teaching.

    5:00pm Registration & Refreshments

    5:30pm Workshop

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  • Academic Grand Rounds* New Models of Stress and Trauma: Biology and Social Context in Times of Transition

    Location: Butler Campus Room: Ray Conference Center Cost: Free
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    Academic Grand Rounds*

    New Models of Stress and Trauma: Biology and Social Context in Times of Transition

    Nicole R. Nugent, PhD
     Associate Professor

    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Department of Pediatrics

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    Alpert Brown Medical School

    Director | RI Resilience Project

    Director | Psychological Services at the Hasbro Pediatric Refugee Clinic

    Associate Director | Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Initiative

     Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    Butler Hospital ◊ Ray Hall Conference Center ◊ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods

    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.

  • Providence Area Aging Research Forum (PAARF)

    Location: 70 Ship Street Room: 107 Cost: Free
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    Presentations: TBD

    PAARF is a forum allowing students, postdocs, and junior faculty to present data in a friendly atmosphere with a focus on discussing unpublished research in progress. The objective is to stimulate a grass-roots dialogue not only to troubleshoot data from a variety of perspectives, but also to stimulate collaborations. PAARF is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine at 70 Ship Street in room 107. Refreshments are served at 5:30pm and the presentations begin at 6:00pm.

  • Translational Research Seminar Series

    Location: Women & Infants Hospital Room: South Pavilion, Aud. 4 Cost: Free
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    This month’s Translational Research Seminar features talks from two of our Mentored Research Scholars: 

    • Daria Szkwarko, MD: “Improving Rhode Island’s Tuberculosis Preventive Services in Primary Care: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of an Innovative Telementoring Model”
    • Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, PhD : “Medicare Advantage Plan Choice and Selection among Vulnerable Seniors”

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

  • Carney Coffee Hour with Data Specialists

    Location: 164 Angell Street Room: 4th floor admin area
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    Do you have questions about data sharing, retention, curation, access, or management?
    As part of Love Data Week, please join the Carney Institute for a special Carney Coffee Hour and informal chat with data specialists from the Office of Research Integrity:
    Keri Godin, Senior Director of the Office of Research Integrity
    Andrew Creamer, Scientific Data Management Specialist
    Arielle Nitenson, Senior Research Data Manager
  • Biology of Aging Seminar Series - Joao Passos, PhD

    Location: Biomedical Center (BMC) Room: 291 Cost: Free
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    Speaker: Joao Passos, Mayo Clinic

    The Biology of Aging Seminar Series brings to Brown some of the most renown scientists in the Biology of Aging field. Seminars are held once per month during the academic year, at noon on the third Thursday each month.

  • Questionnaire Design and Survey 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.