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Lorin Crawford received a PhD in biostatistics from Duke University before joining the University in 2017.

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University biostatistician Crawford excels in lab, mentorship

October 15, 2019 0 comments

If someone asked Lorin Crawford, an assistant professor of biostatistics, where he saw himself a decade after finishing high school, Crawford could not have guessed that in 2019, he would receive accolades including a spot in Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science.

The Big Bang Science Fair, which took place at WaterFire Saturday evening, included speakers, workshops and booth activities to engage community members in science and increase interest in STEM.

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Community science fair kindles curiosity in STEM

October 1, 2019 0 comments

Golden embers flickered and twirled, darting out of the flames that leaned over the Providence River where crowds had gathered under an assemblage of white, pop-up tents for the second annual Big Bang Science Fair late Saturday evening.

University Health Services advises against e-cig use

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University Health Services advises against e-cig use

September 24, 2019 0 comments

Following six deaths and more than 450 cases of lung illness among people who had habitually used e-cigarettes across the country, the University’s Health Services advised community members to avoid e-cigarettes and report any adverse effects.

Researchers discover new method of cell separation

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Researchers discover new method of cell separation

September 12, 2019 0 comments

University researchers have discovered how to separate cells containing fetal DNA from a mother’s cervical cells, a process that could eventually be used to help identify fetal disorders, according to Sumaiya Sayeed ’19.5 and Christina Bailey-Hytholt GS, researchers in the study.

A $12.5 million NIH grant will fund a new research center studying the links between substance abuse and chronic illness as part of the Center of Alcohol and Addiction Studies. Researchers will study abuse of alcohol, marijuana, opiods and smoking.

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$12.5 million grant funds new substance abuse research

September 6, 2019 0 comments

As substance abuse permeates the national conversation and Rhode Island continues to battle the opioid crisis, the University will further advance research into the connection between substance abuse and chronic illness using a $12.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science.

Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

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Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Sleep rejuvenates the body and the mind, and drooping eyelids, nodding heads and the temptation to succumb to a nap in lecture point to the potential risks caused by lack of sleep among some at the University.

A new research tool is allowing students and scholars to easily uncover archived collections by and about women. The Pembroke Center hopes to have 51 percent of the Hay’s special collection be by or about women.

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Women Collections portal increases access to archives highlighting women

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Resting under layers of dust in attics and basements across the country lie piles of unpublished letters, manuscripts and artifacts preserving significant moments and historical figures.

Community mourns Christchurch victims

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Community mourns Christchurch victims

March 22, 2019 0 comments

Members of the Brown community gathered on the Main Green together under the night sky Thursday, candles lit in their hands, to mourn the Muslims who were killed during the New Zealand shooting last week.

University researchers developed a coating for IV catheters that would  fight potential MRSA and related bacterial infections common in hospital settings. The coating is made up of a drug and a plastic polymer.

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New discovery could prevent common hospital infections

March 15, 2019 0 comments

When life-saving drugs wind through catheters and into the drifting current of the bloodstream, sometimes unwanted and even deadly bacteria tag along, prepared to invade and infect vulnerable immune systems.

Study highlights lack of women authorship

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Study highlights lack of women authorship

March 8, 2019 0 comments

After watching the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” which detailed the lives and work of three black women at NASA in the 1960s, many viewers were left inspired as the film shed greater light on the concealed contributions of women in STEM.