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Jennifer Steger ’13 (left middle) and her team.

News, Science & Research

Nanodropper, startup co-founded by Brown alum, named to Forbes 30 under 30 Healthcare 2021

January 20, 2021 0 comments

Jennifer Steger ’13, co-founder of medical device startup company Nanodropper, was named alongside her cofounders to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare list of honorees this year. Nanodropper has designed a more cost-effective eye-drop bottle adapter of the same name, which reduces the size of eyedrops up to 60 percent, […]

The new Rhode Island House of Representatives Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine met for the first time Wednesday to discuss vaccine distribution with public health experts.

Metro, News

R.I. House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force hears from public health experts on vaccine distribution

December 4, 2020 0 comments

The new Rhode Island House of Representatives Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine discussed vaccine distribution and prioritization in the state and the challenges that lay ahead during its first meeting Wednesday.

Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

News, Science & Research

Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

November 25, 2020 0 comments

Since pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna announced that their vaccines for COVID-19 had achieved around 95 percent effectiveness, University researchers have formed insights about their potential impacts.

While more students surveyed by the Tripathi lab student researchers preferred a saliva-based COVID-19 test to a nasal swab, they were split on how frequently they wanted to be tested — some preferred weekly tests, while others said they would opt for a test every 2-3 days.

News, Science & Research

Some Brown undergraduate students expressed preferences for COVID-19 testing procedure, frequency in summer survey

November 11, 2020 0 comments

For Brown students in Providence this semester, semi-weekly testing has become the norm: Scheduled online twice a week, booking and receiving a COVID-19 test has become as commonplace as checking a dining hall’s menus before picking up dinner. 

From emotional messages to accusations: how politics plays out online this election

News, University News

From emotional messages to accusations: how politics plays out online this election

November 2, 2020 0 comments

Many elements of the 2020 presidential election — voter turnout, campaigning and election discourse — have played out through digital channels. Due to voter registration efforts by Facebook, the company has reported logging around 2.5 million registrations so far from its home app, Instagram and Messenger.

David Kertzer ’69 uncovered previously unknown documents detailing conversations between Pope Pius XII and other Vatican officials during his visit to the archives this spring.

News, Science & Research

From within the Vatican walls: Brown professor unveils insights into the history of the pope during the Holocaust

October 22, 2020 1 comment

On the morning of March 2, a group of researchers gathered outside of a gate in Vatican City. They were waiting to view the archives of Pope Pius XII, a collection of documents that had been sealed since the end of his pontificate in 1958 and have only now been opened to scholars under the current Pope Francis.

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

News, Science & Research

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

October 8, 2020 0 comments

The college experience is an innately social one, drawing students, faculty and all community members to interact together. Now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, physically communing on campus and forming relationships in person have been restricted.

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

News, Science & Research

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

October 1, 2020 0 comments

In the rush to transition many aspects of our daily lives online — attending virtual lectures, working a full-time job from home and communicating over social media — one issue has risen to the forefront of local and global concerns: cybersecurity. 

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

News, Science & Research

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

September 22, 2020 0 comments

From personal logs to phone applications and software, many methods of contact tracing are being put to use at the University, state and national levels to track COVID-19 infections.

The Economic Tracker is a novelty in its use of private sector data, according to the Opportunity Insights team.

News, Science & Research

Brown economist co-leads development of real-time COVID-19 Economic Tracker

September 10, 2020 0 comments

Opportunity Insights, a research and policy organization co-directed by University Professor of Economics John Friedman, has led national efforts to study the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States economy through its Economic Tracker, which launched in May.