Events

All upcoming BioMed events

  • Virtual

    COVID-19 Data Tutorial II

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    Join us Friday, June 5 at 12 PM for a videoconference discussion of COVID-19 data.

    We will also use a chat system called Babylon House for facilitating the discussion. You can go ahead and join that classroom here:

    https://babylon.house/projects/9282c066-ff77-46d2-8a63-394af6ff5105/join

    If you’d like a very short introduction to using Babylon House as a meeting participant, check out this video: https://youtu.be/RZB2W1R3t3c

    Last time, we explored publicly available data sets and discussed some of the challenges inherent in drawing inferences and making predictions. You can find information from that session (including a Jupyter notebook) here: https://browndsi.github.io/covid19/

    This time we’ll explore methods for estimating the crucially important quantity Rₜ (the average number of new infections generated by each infectious individual, at time t). The discussion will be accessible, introducing the data analysis tools we’ll use along the way.

    Hosted by Samuel Watson, Director of Graduate Studies, Data Science Initiative.

    Please sign up with the ‘Register Here’ link above to indicate that you are participating.

  • Virtual

    Carney Conversations: Humans to robots

    Location: Zoom Cost: Free
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    Join the Carney Institute for Brain Science for a conversation about the future of robotics and ethical concerns with Stefanie Tellex, associate professor of computer science at Brown University. 

    This event will be moderated by Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director of the Carney Institute, and Christopher Moore, associate director of the Carney Institute.

  • Virtual

    Health Disparities and COVID-19

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    Part of the Decoding COVID Seminar Series
    Presented by
    Amal Trivedi, MD
    Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown School of Public Health
    Professor of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School

    Dr. Trivedi is a general internist and health services researcher who studies quality of care and health care disparities, with particular emphasis on the impact of patient and provider incentives on quality and equity of care.

    Diana Grigsby-Toussaint, PhD
    Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
    Dr. Grigsby-Toussaint is a social epidemiologist whose research seeks to capture complex processes in the food, social and built environments to facilitate a better understanding of their influence on what has been coined the three pillars of health:diet,physical activity and sleep. She is particularly interested in vulnerable (e.g., low income) and racial/ethnic populations across various stages of human development. 

    Continuing Medical Education credit is available.

  • Carney Methods Meetups

     

    Join the Carney Institute for a weekly informal gathering on methods for brain science, featuring rotating topics selected by you, the Brown brain science community! Please vote for next week’s topic using this form .

     

    This week’s topic is Data dimensionality reduction. We will be joined by Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Statistical Consulting Unit in the School of Public Health

     

    Please note, this workshop requires you to be logged into Zoom through your Brown account. Click to learn more .

  • Carney Methods Meetups

    Join the Carney Institute for a weekly informal gathering on methods for brain science, featuring rotating topics selected by you, the Brown brain science community! Please vote for next week’s topic using this form .

     

    This week’s topic is “Dynamical Models of Neural Systems”, presented by Bjorn Sandstede, Ph.D. Bjorn is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and is the Director of the Data Science Initiative .

     

    Please note, this workshop requires you to be logged into Zoom through your Brown account. Click to learn more .

  • Virtual

    Special IMPACT Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Among Older Persons in Health Care Systems: Pragmatic Responses to the Crisis presented by Lewis Lipsitz, MD, James Rudolph, MD and Elizabeth White, PhD, APRN

    Location: ZOOM Only: https://hebrewseniorlife.zoom.us/j/5479652617; Meeting ID: 547 965 2617 Cost: Free
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    Special IMPACT Grand Rounds

    COVID-19 Among Older Persons in Health Care Systems: Pragmatic Responses to the Crisis

    Presented by:

    Lewis Lipsitz, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Academic Officer and Director of the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife; Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    James Rudolph, MD; Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; Brown University School of Public Health

    Elizabeth White, PhD, APRN; Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University School of Public Health

    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    Zoom Conferencing
    Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://hebrewseniorlife.zoom.us/j/5479652617
    Dial-In: +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll) or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 547 965 2617

  • Virtual

    Rhode Island IDeA Symposium

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    Join us for this year’s annual symposium, on June 11-12, 2020, which showcases research from Rhode Island’s COBRE, INBRE, ECHO, and CTR IDeA programs. 

    This year, two keynote speakers will present research around the theme of aging:

    • John Sedivy, PhD , “Retrotransposon Activation as a Mechanism of Age-associated Sterile Inflammation: Repurposing HIV Drugs to Treat Chronic Diseases of Aging”
    • Reisa Sperling, MD : “Can We Predict and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease a Decade before Dementia? (and Why We Must!)”

    Nine investigators from RI’s IDeA programs will also deliver science talks. See the full agenda or register on the conference website: sites.brown.edu/ideari .

  • Virtual

    Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds

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    June 12, 2020

     

    Speakers:

    Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc

    Residency Program Director

    Hasbro Children’s Hospital

    Department of Pediatrics

    Assistant Dean

    Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

    Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

     

    Brian Alverson, MD

    Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

    Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University

     

    Topic:

     

    Residency Awards

     

    No CME credits offered

  • Virtual

    Rhode Island IDeA Symposium

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    Join us for this year’s annual symposium on June 11-12, 2020, which showcases research from Rhode Island’s COBRE, INBRE, ECHO, and CTR IDeA programs. 

    This year, two keynote speakers will present research around the theme of aging:

    • John Sedivy, PhD , “Retrotransposon Activation as a Mechanism of Age-associated Sterile Inflammation: Repurposing HIV Drugs to Treat Chronic Diseases of Aging”
    • Reisa Sperling, MD : “Can We Predict and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease a Decade before Dementia? (and Why We Must!)”

    Nine investigators from RI’s IDeA programs will also deliver science talks. See the full agenda or register on the conference website: sites.brown.edu/ideari .

  • Decoding COVID Virtual Seminar Series

    Galit Alter, PhD
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Group Leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

    Dr. Alter’s work focuses on the development of systems biology tools to define the correlates of immunity against infectious diseases. She developed a novel, ever-evolving approach to probing humoral immunity that she termed ‘systems serology’. Dr. Alter uses this novel -omics platform to profile the remarkable diversity of antibodies generated in response to pathogens or vaccines and their abilities to leverage the immune system to fight disease.

    CME credit is available.

  • Virtual

    Carney SciCom Workshop: Scientific poster design

    Location: Zoom Cost: Free
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    Carney SciCom is a two-part workshop for Brown University trainees focused on science communication skills. The goal of these workshops is to empower trainees to share their research with broad and diverse audiences. In this session, participants will learn best practices for designing informative and engaging scientific posters.

    Andrew Creamer, Brown University Library’s scientific data management specialist, and Kelsey Sawyer, biomedical life sciences librarian, will discuss scientific criteria for successful posters, and share resources for designing conference posters. Jaci DaCosta, art director in the Office of University Communications, will discuss design principles — including typography, contrast and accessibility — and demonstrate how to adapt designs for multimedia. DaCosta will develop a poster template, which will be shared with participants following the workshop.

    Design experience is not required for this workshop. However, it is recommended that participants familiarize themselves with Adobe InDesign. Introductory courses to the Adobe Creative Suite are available through Brown’s LinkedIn Learning in Workday.

    RSVP is required. Please register for this event by June 8, 2020.

    The second workshop in this series, entitled “Carney SciCom Workshop: Interactive scientific posters ,” will be held on June 23.

  • Virtual

    VIRTUAL Pediatric Grand Rounds

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    June 19, 2020

     

    Speaker:

    Phyllis A. Dennery, M.D.

    Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics

    Chair, Department of Pediatrics

    Professor of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Pediatrician-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital

    Medical Director, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

     

    Topic:

     

    Year in Review 2020

     

    No CME credits offered

  • Virtual

    Carney SciCom Workshop: Interactive scientific posters

    Location: Zoom Cost: Free
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    Carney SciCom is a two-part workshop for Brown University trainees focused on science communication skills. The goal of these workshops is to empower trainees to share their research with broad and diverse audiences. In this session, participants will learn best practices for designing interactive scientific posters.

    Torrey Truszkowski, research compliance manager in the Office of Research Integrity at Brown, will demonstrate how to design interactive, dynamic scientific posters. Sara Feijo, communications and outreach manager at the Carney Institute for Brain Science, will share tips for presenting posters at conferences.

    Design experience is not required for this workshop.

    Note: This is the second workshop in the series. The first workshop, entitled “Carney SciCom Workshop: Scientific poster design ,” will be held on Tuesday, June 16. 

  • Virtual

    Presentation Basics

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    Presentation Basics

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, your basic didactic presentation isn’t going anywhere. If you’ve been asked to give a lecture or talk, or if you’re interested in improving talks that you have already developed, this workshop is for you. We will discuss the basics of high-quality didactics- how to communicate your content, what visuals to include (or delete), and how to make the most of your presentation style.

    This session is part of a “by-request” series of workshops on teaching and learning. Once restrictions on gatherings have been lifted, departments or other groups can request this workshop as an in-person session by filling out this form , or emailing [email protected] .

    Learning Objectives:

    After this session participants will be able to:

    • Identify common mistakes in academic presentations
    • Determine best practices in presentation development
    • Design high-quality slides

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