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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 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.

University researchers funded by COVID-19 Seed Fund collaborate on life-saving machinery, diagnostic devices for patients, including “PufferFish” ventilator and “Bubbler” COVID-19 testing kit

COVID-19 Updates, News

Take a breath

July 18, 2020 0 comments

To assist in the battle against COVID-19, a number of University research projects in progress since early spring seek to develop new technology molded to the needs of medical personnel, COVID-19 patients and testing sites.

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.

Starting at the microscopic level: COVID-19 researchers at Brown combat viral proteins

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Starting at the microscopic level: COVID-19 researchers at Brown combat viral proteins

June 17, 2020 0 comments

With the assistance of the COVID-19 Research Seed Fund awards, several projects are diving in to investigate COVID-19 on the microscopic, molecular level.

Brown Research Seed Fund fuels ongoing research on COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown Research Seed Fund fuels ongoing research on COVID-19

June 10, 2020 0 comments

The University distributed $350,000 in research funds through the COVID-19 Seed Awards this April to faculty carrying out experiments on the virus and its societal impact.

Brown researchers identify malaria vaccine candidate

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Brown researchers identify malaria vaccine candidate

April 30, 2020 0 comments

A study partially conducted at the University has identified a new vaccine target for malaria with a novel mechanism underlying its ability to confer immunity.

Tweets, Testimonies, Reports: Brown researchers deconstruct climate change discourse in social media, Rhode Island

Tweets, Testimonies, Reports: Brown researchers deconstruct climate change discourse in social media, Rhode Island

April 25, 2020 0 comments

As the sun sets on a week preserved for celebrating and protecting the Earth and environment, University researchers continue dedicating their energy toward this very aim, unearthing information on climate-related discourse and the climate change countermovement and planting their findings to spur future action.

Brown assistant professor co-leads ongoing investigation on link between hair-loss causing hormones, COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates, News

Brown assistant professor co-leads ongoing investigation on link between hair-loss causing hormones, COVID-19

April 23, 2020 0 comments

In an ongoing, international effort co-led by University Assistant Professor of Dermatology Carlos Wambier, researchers are looking into the potential relationship between androgen, a class of male sex hormones that include testosterone, and infection from COVID-19.

Energy, Media, Action: Brown researchers investigate climate change countermovement

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Energy, Media, Action: Brown researchers investigate climate change countermovement

April 23, 2020 0 comments

As of Wednesday, Earth Day has completed its orbit around the world for the 50th time, carrying with it a global reminder to respect the environment.

Students at the Warren Alpert Medical School were given a choice to start their matched residency program early or to stay in Rhode Island to assist with the Ocean State’s efforts to combat the virus—most elected to stay in Rhode Island.

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Brown medical students given option to graduate early due to COVID-19

April 21, 2020 0 comments

The Alpert Medical School gave fourth-year medical students the option to graduate on April 15th, six weeks before planned, enabling them to work as residents and care for patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.