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Articles by Kathleen Meininger (11)

While dissections are an integral part of the Med School experience, staff now perform these dissections beforehand for students to study to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

News, Science & Research

Alpert Medical School adapts first-year anatomy course to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines

January 21, 2021 0 comments

Since the Warren Alpert Medical School moved the majority of its curriculum to a remote format beginning in fall 2020 to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, lectures have been given live over Zoom or pre-recorded.

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 received recognition for his research on neural connections in the brain, as well as for his efforts to increase diversity and equity within the sciences.

News, Science & Research

Neuroscience professor Carlos Aizenman ’93 acknowledged for research, dedication to diversity in STEM

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 discovered his passion for neuroscience while studying on campus as a University undergraduate. Now, he plays an integral role in teaching students who share his same scientific interests and helping to increase diversity in the field.

Panelists highlighted the need for more effective dissemination of public health information in order to restore public trust in data and science following the spread of misinformation during the Trump administration.

News, University News

University medical experts talk public health, 2020 election

November 8, 2020 0 comments

At a virtual event Thursday, University public health and medical experts discussed the impact of the pandemic on the 2020 election and public health’s lasting importance at the federal, community and individual levels moving into the next presidential administration.

Convalescent plasma, which is being used in these trials, uses antibodies to fight off viruses.

News, Science & Research

COVID-19 blood-based treatment clinical trials come to Rhode Island

October 1, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island Hospital has teamed up with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to test the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy as a potential early treatment for COVID-19.

The southern Oregon Almeda fire created enormous clouds of smoke and ash across California and Oregon, forcing many, including Brown students, to evacuate.

Science & Research

‘Everything moved so fast’: Ravaging wildfires burden Brown students studying out west

September 21, 2020 1 comment

Noah Hoffman ’22, a Resumed Undergraduate Education student, was relaxing at his home in Medford, Oregon Sept. 8, preparing for the first day of a new semester. Little did he know that less than 24 hours later, the southern Oregon Almeda fire would force him and his partner to pack their belongings and evacuate.

Seed and Salomon Awards support research at Brown

Science & Research

Seed and Salomon Awards support research at Brown

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Since 2003, the University has helped initiate and develop research projects through the Seed and Salomon awards. The Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2020 winners in both categories. Vice President for Research Jill Pipher, Elisha Benjamin Andrews professor of mathematics, describes the Seed awards as […]

Scientist Barbies present another way that Mattel has sought to represent diversity in its products.

News, Science & Research

Scientist Barbies, created by Brown alum, promote STEM

February 7, 2020 0 comments

In the National Geographic online store, shoppers can find the entomologist Barbie, equipped with a magnifying glass and insect collection kit.

U. received a Mellon Foundation grant alongside UChicago, Stanford and Yale to “re-conceptualize” research approaches.

News, Science & Research

CSREA receives Mellon Foundation grant to support research, programs

February 3, 2020 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $4 million research grant to be split equally between four centers across universities, including the University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. The grant will fund new programs, research and public events at the University relating to issues supporting […]

In a new study, University researchers worked with a team in China to discover that Cooper pairs can conduct electricity at a constant rate.

News, Science & Research

University researchers discover new state of matter

December 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

University researchers recently discovered a new state of matter in which pairs of electrons called Cooper pairs conduct electricity as metals.

$6.3 million DARPA grant boosts spinal repair research

News, Science & Research

$6.3 million DARPA grant boosts spinal repair research

October 11, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A $6.3 million research grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will allow University researchers to develop an implantable spinal device to help repair neural connections in the spine.