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Topic: Research

The Cancer Center at Brown University announced the funding of eight pilot projects. The funds are designed to help researchers obtain data for new projects that will make them competitive for outside funding in the future.

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U. Cancer Center pilot projects: developing cancer therapeutics

March 1, 2021 0 comments

The Cancer Center at Brown University announced the funding of eight pilot projects that aim to innovate and pioneer in the field of cancer research last December.

’21 Rising study investigates social networks, alcohol use for class of 2021

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’21 Rising study investigates social networks, alcohol use for class of 2021

February 25, 2021 0 comments

’21 Rising, an ongoing social network study led by Principal Investigator and Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences Nancy Barnett, enrolls members from the class of 2021 in biannual surveys to find out how social networks play a role in their health behaviors.

Given the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards by the Computing Research Association, four Brown University students are recognized for their hard work and in-depth research studies in computer science.

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Four University students recognized by Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

February 22, 2021 0 comments

Four University computer science students were recognized during the selection process of the 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards. Nishanth Kumar ’21 was selected as one of 23 finalists, and Sarah Bawabe ’21, Dylan Sam ’21 and Homer Walke ’21 were acknowledged as honorable mentions. 

Brown researchers posit region of brain’s role in planning movements based on sound

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Brown researchers posit region of brain’s role in planning movements based on sound

February 21, 2021 0 comments

University researchers collaborated with the BrainGate clinical trial to identify the role of the middle frontal gyrus — an area in the front region of the brain — in planning movements based on auditory stimuli, including words and other sounds, through observations of a single participant in the trial. 

Second annual Love Data Week explores social good of data

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Second annual Love Data Week explores social good of data

February 16, 2021 0 comments

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the University Library co-sponsored Brown’s Love Data Week, which was hosted online this year in the form of webinars and workshops during the week of Valentine’s Day.

SPRINT will now “serve as the umbrella application for all College-funded experiential learning opportunities, including BrownConnect LINKs, UTRAs and other awards,” according to Associate Dean of the College for Undergraduate Research and Inclusive Science Oludurotimi Adetunji.

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UTRA program changes application process, now to fall under SPRINT

February 5, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards will now fall under SPRINT’s purview in order to centralize funding opportunities, according to a Jan. 26 Today@Brown announcement. As a result, students will have to use a different application process to receive UTRA grants compared to past years.

Schmidt ’21: STEM students can still find research opportunities during the pandemic

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Schmidt ’21: STEM students can still find research opportunities during the pandemic

September 21, 2020 0 comments

COVID-19 has taken a toll on the healthcare system, the job market and the simple ability to conduct activities that once took place in person.

University students and research faculty submit requests for additional personnel to return to laboratories following the Resuming Research Stage 2 guidelines. Those who can’t resume in-person research are turning to creative options to pursue inquiry-based learning remotely.

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Resuming Research Guidance details students’ return to the lab bench as Brown offers remote research opportunities

September 13, 2020 0 comments

After most University labs slipped into a lull in March following the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, undergraduates are anxious to partake in hands-on research investigations once again. But with a pandemic still pushing onward, popping into a laboratory at one’s whim is no longer feasible.

To examine the effects of COVID-19 on communities, Brown researchers turn to data

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To examine the effects of COVID-19 on communities, Brown researchers turn to data

September 10, 2020 0 comments

With the assistance of the University’s COVID-19 Research Seed Fund, some research groups have focused their microscopes on the viral particles behind the infection, while others have built technology to approach the pandemic’s challenges from various angles.

John Sedivy (right) has been working on understanding the basic mechanisms of aging and cell death, in particular a form known as cellular senescence, since he came to the University in 1995.

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University honors professors with Distinguished Research Achievement Awards

April 19, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series University 2020 Research Achievement Awards

As part of its 2020 Research Achievement Awards, the University recognized the exemplary research of three accomplished professors in biology, computer science and alcohol and addiction studies with the Distinguished Research Achievement Awards.