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So far, Rhode Island has administered over 66,000 vaccines, including over 16,000 vaccines from Lifespan. Most vaccines administered by Lifespan have gone to its employees.

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Lifespan COVID-19 vaccination program administers Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

January 25, 2021 0 comments

The Lifespan health system received a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna on Dec. 14 and Dec. 22, respectively. Two physicians who received both vaccine doses through the program spoke with The Herald about their experiences.

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Jody Rich, who collaborated with other members of a panel on a report outlining recommendations to reduce COVID-19 transmission in correctional facilities, noted difficulties in maintaining adequate social distancing.

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Report outlines recommendations for decarceration in correctional facilities

January 24, 2021 0 comments

A report released Oct. 19 provided recommendations for managing the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons and jails, which have become hotspots for the spread of COVID-19. 

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.

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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.

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

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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, […]

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.