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Brown researchers weigh in on COVID-19 vaccines

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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.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Thanksgiving, Travel and Testimony

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Thanksgiving, Travel and Testimony

November 20, 2020 1 comment

On this bonus episode of The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, Dr. Jha provides advice for managing COVID-19 over Thanksgiving.

Brown EMS adapts services during COVID-19 to respond to new needs of community

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Brown EMS adapts services during COVID-19 to respond to new needs of community

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Vivian Van ’21 rests in her official dark-blue Emergency Medical Services uniform, which matches the sky in the backdrop of the window behind her. It’s past midnight, but she’ll be ready to respond if there is an emergency call. The clock ticks onward, pushing into her 12-hour shift. 

Brown EMS incorporates online mentorship to foster new group of recruits

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Brown EMS incorporates online mentorship to foster new group of recruits

November 18, 2020 0 comments

This year, BEMS adapted to COVID-19 by training all incoming staff for free over the fall semester through a virtual academy.

Biological manifestations of childhood adversity explored in virtual seminar

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Biological manifestations of childhood adversity explored in virtual seminar

November 16, 2020 0 comments

When she was a psychiatry resident at Rhode Island Hospital and Butler Hospital, Audrey R. Tyrka noticed one common thread among her patients suffering from mood and substance disorders: childhood adversity. 

Brown researchers from the Dawson lab identify a protein as a potential target to treat enlarged chemoresistant cancer cells.

Brown researchers pinpoint protein important to enlarged, chemoresistant cancer cells

November 16, 2020 0 comments

A team of University researchers has proposed a new potential target for cancer treatments. The researchers identified the target — a structural protein known as vimentin — by observing a connection between a subset of cancer cells’ aggressiveness and their reliance on this protein for travel throughout the body.

THE COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: The Future of Pfizer’s Vaccine and President-Elect Biden’s Transition Team

COVID-19 Updates, News, Podcasts

THE COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: The Future of Pfizer’s Vaccine and President-Elect Biden’s Transition Team

November 13, 2020 0 comments

Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the aftermath of the 2020 Election and President-Elect Joe Biden’s announcement of a COVID-19 Task Force. Dr. Jha also walks us through news from Pfizer that the company may have a highly effective vaccine in the development.

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.

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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.

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.

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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. 

The University has seen an increase in applications for childcare subsidies from faculty due to the impact of the pandemic and the shift to virtual learning.

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‘This is a very challenging time’: Teaching, researching, parenting amid COVID-19

November 8, 2020 0 comments

As students log onto Zoom to watch their professors lecture, faculty’s children also slink behind screens, their needs posing challenges to faculty’s academic and research responsibilities.