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Cress Health has created the Callie app for mental health, aimed at the younger population, which employs methods of journaling and reflection on a person’s health.

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Cress Health provides mental wellness through mobile application

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fill hospitals with patients, healthcare workers battle the virus while trying to maintain their own mental health. Cress Health, a mental wellness company, seeks to help address burnout among healthcare workers.

Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

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Connecting through the screen during COVID-19

October 8, 2020 0 comments

The college experience is an innately social one, drawing students, faculty and all community members to interact together. Now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, physically communing on campus and forming relationships in person have been restricted.

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.

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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.

‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

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‘We’re facing a tipping point:’ Cybersecurity in the age of COVID-19

October 1, 2020 0 comments

In the rush to transition many aspects of our daily lives online — attending virtual lectures, working a full-time job from home and communicating over social media — one issue has risen to the forefront of local and global concerns: cybersecurity. 

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

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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.

TeleHealth Access for Seniors, a nonprofit, provides smart devices to low-income and elderly patients across the country, helping them remain connected with health services, as well as family and friends.

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TeleHealth Access for Seniors provides senior citizens with smart devices to access health care, contact family

September 29, 2020 0 comments

TeleHealth Access for Seniors, a nonprofit, provides smart devices to low-income and elderly patients across the country, helping them remain connected with health services, as well as family and friends.  

Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

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Predicting outcomes of COVID-19: Brown professors describe the ‘art’ of drawing the curve in epidemiological modeling

September 28, 2020 0 comments

Picture thousands of undergraduate students unpacking their bags at an isolated Brown University campus free from outside contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In this simplified scenario, a certain number of these students are carrying stowaway SARS-CoV-2 particles.

Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

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Brown and Rhode Island Department of Health use interviews, mobile app for contact tracing

September 22, 2020 0 comments

From personal logs to phone applications and software, many methods of contact tracing are being put to use at the University, state and national levels to track COVID-19 infections.

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

‘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.

Health and Education for All, a humanitarian and health care non-profit founded by Associate Professor of Surgery Ruahul Abid, was nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nonprofit organization founded by Brown professor receives nomination for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

September 21, 2020 0 comments

Associate Professor of Surgery Ruhul Abid is one of 318 candidates in the world to receive a nomination for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonprofit organization Health and Education for All.