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

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

July 23, 2020 0 comments

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

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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.

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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. 

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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

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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

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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.

Stephon Alexander, Andrew Campbell and Arif Hamid were among 100 Black scientists recognized for their research, as well as their commitment to championing diversity and mentorship.

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Academic journal honors three Black U. researchers

February 24, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this February, in honor of Black History Month, three University researchers were named to a list of “100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” released by CellPress — the publisher of renowned research journals like Cell — through its blog CrossTalk.

Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

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Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

February 14, 2020 0 comments

University researchers are conducting a phase one clinical trial that will look at the potential therapeutic effect that a class of HIV drugs can have on the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

University officials said risk level for Coronavirus remains low in Rhode Island and has imposed travel restrictions for students.

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Coronavirus prompts Brown travel advisory to China

February 3, 2020 0 comments

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the University responded by advising students and faculty on travel and health precautions, preparing University health care providers to address the virus and reassuring the community.

Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have begun using 3D technology — such as the HoloLens and Oculus Rift — to incorporate virtual reality imaging into their treatment and education practices.

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R.I. Hospital utilizes 3D, Augmented, Virtual Reality

January 28, 2020 0 comments

A team of researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital has incorporated and reimagined the way 3D technology, virtual reality and augmented reality can be used in medical settings.