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The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccine Trials, Group Gatherings and Flu Shots

COVID-19 Updates, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccine Trials, Group Gatherings and Flu Shots

October 18, 2020 0 comments

In the inaugural episode of “The COVID Pod with Ashish Jha,” The Brown Daily Herald’s Editor-in-Chief Colleen Cronin ’21 joins Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha to discuss the national news surrounding ongoing vaccine trials, President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and the risk of group gatherings.

Students living on and off-campus are completing asymptomatic COVID-19 tests at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center or One Davol Square and symptomatic tests at the Health Services unit at Minden Hall.

News, Science & Research

From Brown to Broad and back again: the journey of the COVID-19 swab test samples

October 4, 2020 0 comments

Each week, the University and its testing partners process over 10,000 samples, most of which are collected on campus, then shipped beyond the state to laboratories in Massachusetts. Despite the distance, results circle back to students in about a day.

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard shows data on the small number of Brown community members who tested positive since the testing program began on August 24.

News, Science & Research

Comparing Brown’s COVID-19 positivity rate to other college campuses

September 17, 2020 2 comments

Out of over 23,000 asymptomatic COVID-19 tests administered at the University since the beginning of its academic-year testing program Aug. 24, under 0.1 percent have come back positive. 14 total cases have arisen out of over 6,000 people enrolled in the testing program, yielding a prevalence rate of 0.2 percent. 

Professor of Engineering Christopher Rose, former associate dean of faculty for special initiatives, was named associate provost for STEM initiatives as of July 1st. He hopes to support greater diversity in STEM in his new role, recruiting more HUG (Historically Underrepresented Group) faculty.

News, University News

Engineering professor Christopher Rose assumes appointment as Associate Provost for STEM Initiatives

September 8, 2020 0 comments

Professor of Engineering Christopher Rose was appointed associate provost for STEM initiatives effective July 1, according to a Today@Brown announcement made by Provost Richard Locke P’18 July 21.

Valerie Aguilar Dellisanti '23 and her team, pictured together on Zoom, won MIT’s virtual hackathon event: Latin America vs. COVID-19.

News, Science & Research

Brown University student named winner in MIT’s Latin America versus COVID-19 hackathon

July 23, 2020 1 comment

In June, Valerie Aguilar Dellisanti ’23 and her team — who represented the University, Harvard, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — competed and won MIT’s virtual hackathon event: Latin America vs. COVID-19.

Brown launches full-tuition scholarship for underrepresented students pursuing Masters in Public Health

News, Science & Research

Brown launches full-tuition scholarship for underrepresented students pursuing Masters in Public Health

June 22, 2020 0 comments

The School of Public Health has announced a new Health Equity Scholars fellowship program that will allow up to five students from Tougaloo College — a historically Black college in Mississippi — to pursue a Master of Public Health degree at the University under a full-tuition scholarship.

The Providence-based biotechnology company EpiVax has been working to develop T-cell based candidate vaccines for COVID-19.

News, Science & Research

Providence-based EpiVax collaborates on ongoing research for a COVID-19 vaccine

April 19, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country and the world, EpiVax, a biotechnology company based in Providence, is currently leading collaborative efforts to design a vaccine against the virus. 

COVID-19 Updates, News, Science & Research

Physicians’ perspectives: Impacts of PPE shortages, COVID-19 on Lifespan

April 2, 2020 0 comments

With the global development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rhode Island Lifespan Health System and its partners have been working with different sectors of the government, including the Rhode Island Department of Health, to prepare for and address the challenges posed by the pandemic locally.

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Health Services, University researchers stress flu vaccine

News, Science & Research

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Health Services, University researchers stress flu vaccine

March 13, 2020 0 comments

Influenza has persisted as a prevalent health concern at the University and within the community at large this year, and, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, receiving a flu vaccination remains especially important.

Brown political researchers discuss 2020 primary

News, Science & Research

Brown political researchers discuss 2020 primary

March 2, 2020 1 comment

With the 2020 Democratic primary under way, University political scientists are researching new ways to evaluate the current election cycle and incorporate current election news into the classroom.