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  • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: TBD Cost: Free
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    The AMS Office of Faculty Professional Development is excited to sponsor the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate program here at the medical school!

    PURPOSE
    The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research.

    The program is offered free of charge and open to all Brown faculty who are interested in improving their educational research skills. It is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

    CURRICULUM
    Each three-hour workshop focuses on a key skill or area in educational research, and emphasizes opportunities for hands-on activities and active participation, so as to maximize the applicability of the workshop principles.

    • Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation
    • Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
    • Hypothesis-Driven Research
    • Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity
    • Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    • Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
    • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
    • Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
    • Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

    Workshop descriptions can be found on the AAMC MERC website .

    Certificate achievement requires completion of six workshops of the participant’s choosing.

    REGISTRATION & FEES
    All nine of the medical education research workshops are being made available free of charge to Brown faculty. Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six workshops and pay a certificate fee of $100. This program is unfortunately ineligible for CME credit.

    Information about session dates, and registration for one or more sessions (up to nine), can be found here . If you experience difficulty accessing the google registration form, please email [email protected]

    Minimum enrollment for each three-hour workshop is eight, maximum is 25. Enrollment is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis, and a wait list for each session will be established. All workshops will take place at the medical school (222 Richmond Street), Rooms TBD.

  • Pathobiology Seminar: Clara Abraham, M.D.

    Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences Room: Room 220
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    Professor Clara Abraham from the Yale University School of Medicine will present “Modulation of immune responses by inflammatory bowel disease-associated genes”.  This lecture is part of the 2020 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series and all are welcome.

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds

    Location: Hasbro Children’s Hospital Room: George Auditorium Cost: Free
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    February 28, 2020

    Speaker:

    Kate Powers, DO

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Jack Rusley, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Topic:

    E-Cigarette and Vaping-Associated Lung injury (EVALI) Among Youth

    Objectives:

    (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)

    • Recognize the epidemiology, suspected pathophysiology, and diagnosis of e-cigarette and vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI)
    • Identify patients suspected for EVALI who may benefit from imaging and pulmonary function testing
    • Describe epidemiologic trends and develop a screening process for youth vaping
    • Formulate treatment and counseling strategies to address youth vaping
  • Pathobiology Thesis Defense: Mayara Grizotte-Lake

    Location: 70 Ship Street Room: Room 107
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    Please join the Pathobiology Graduate Program for the final examination of Mayara Grizotte-Lake for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The candidate will present herself for examination on the dissertation entitled “The role of commensal bacteria in regulating Vitamin A metabolism in the gut”. All are welcome.

  • Just Be You: A Day of Meditation, Self-Reflection, Setting Intentions and Discovering Purpose

    Location: Weiner Center (Hillel) Room: Goldfarb Family Social Room Cost: Free
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    Please join us for a workshop with internationally renowned lecturer and author, Mallika Chopra, on Sunday, March 1st from 11 am - 4 pm at Brown/RISD Hillel, the Goldfarb Family Social Room.  Mallika’s workshop is entitled:  Just Be You: A Day of Meditation, Self-Reflection, Setting Intentions and Discovering Purpose.

    In this workshop, Mallika will teach the basics of mindfulness, breathing, and mantra based meditation in an experiential day of practice. The group will explore the nature of consciousness, and the application of ancient wisdom to modern life. The day will incorporate self-reflection, intention and exercises to assess balance and individual purpose.

    Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. She is the author of Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement and More and Just Feel: How to be Stronger, Healthier, Happier and More - accessible, fun, how-to books filled with full-color illustrations written for 8-12 year olds.

    In Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy , Mallika shares insights she gained while seeking meaning and balance as a mom and entrepreneur who felt she was overwhelmed by work, family and too many responsibilities.

    Mallika Chopra has taught meditation to thousands of people, and enjoys speaking to audiences around the world about intention, balance and living a life of purpose.

  • Creating an Inclusive Environment: A Requisite for Academic Institutions

    Location: Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI Room: 170 Cost: Free
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    An interactive workshop on the topics of implicit bias, diversity, and inclusion in academia with guest speaker Dr. Bernard Lopez, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

    This event is open to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Brown University and/or Lifespan.

    Lunch provided.

    REGISTER HERE by February 11

  • EEG Core Initiative Seminar Series: “Working Memory 2.0”

    Location: 164 Angell Street Room: 4th Floor Innovation Zone
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    Featuring:

    Earl K. Miller, Ph.D.
    The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

     

    Abstract: 

    Working memory is the sketchpad of consciousness, the fundamental mechanism the brain uses to gain volitional control over its thoughts and actions. For the past 50 years, working memory has been thought to rely on cortical neurons that fire continuous impulses that keep thoughts “online”. However, new work from our lab has revealed more complex dynamics. The impulses fire sparsely and interact with brain rhythms of different frequencies. Higher frequency gamma (> 35 Hz) rhythms help carry the contents of working memory while lower frequency.

    Coffee and cookies will be served. Please RSVP using the link below, as seating is limited.

  • DPHB March Grand Rounds

    Location: Butler Campus Room: Ray Conference Center Cost: Free
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    Subject-level Functional Neuroimaging for Personalized Medicine

     Hesheng Liu, PhD

    SmartState Endowed Chair Professor of Neuroscience

    Director, Computational Brain Imaging Core

    Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Imaging

    Department of Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Butler Hospital ◊ Ray Hall Conference Center ◊ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

    Explain inter-subject variability in brain functional organization; Describe the advantages and methods for subject-specific functional mapping using resting state fMRI; and to Describe subject-specific functional mapping using task fMRI and its clinical uses

    Disclosure: Hesheng Liu, PhD has no financial relationships to disclose.

    This activity is not supported by a commercial entity.

  • Pathobiology Seminar: Jeremiah Faith, Ph.D.

    Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences Room: Room 220
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    Associate Professor Jeremiah Faith from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will present “Quantifying the transmission of gut microbiome strains and their influence on host immune function”.  This lecture is part of the 2020 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series and all are welcome.

  • BSHS Dissertation Defense: Sylvia Shangani

    Location: 121 South Main Street Room: 245 Cost: Free
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    The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the dissertation defense of Sylvia Shangani, on March 5, 2020.

    This dissertation presentation is open to all. School of Public Health graduate students and faculty are particularly encouraged to attend.

     

    “Engagement in HIV Prevention and Treatment Among Key Populations in Kenya”

    In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV incidence rates continue to rise among female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who use drugs. Yet these key population groups have the least access to prevention, care and treatment services. There are concerted policy efforts, notably the UNAIDS 90-90-90 initiative, to eliminate HIV by 2030. The success of such ambitious goals hinges on critical questions of why key populations are not benefiting sufficiently from HIV interventions. This dissertation aimed to advance our understanding of the degree of, and barriers to, engagement in HIV prevention and care among key populations, using data from Kenya. Results have implications for interventions designed to meet the needs of vulnerable populations in order to eliminate HIV in high-burden societies.

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds

    Location: Hasbro Children’s Hospital Room: George Auditorium Cost: Free
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    March 6, 2020

    Speaker:

    Mark Korson, MD

    Director of Physician Support, Director of Education at VMP Genetics, LLC

     

    Topic:

    Rare Disease Day Speaker Series: A Patient with Barth Syndrome

     

    Objectives:

    (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)

    • Describe the clinical features that characterize Barth syndrome
    • Indicate the testing that can raise suspicions about such a diagnosis
    • Summarize some challenges that patients/families with rare diseases face in the health care system and in the school/workplace
  • Pathobiology Thesis Defense: Kellyanne Duncan

    Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences Room: Room 220
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    Please join the Pathobiology Graduate Program for the final examination of Kellyanne Duncan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The candidate will present herself for examination on the dissertation entitled “Spatial Organization of the Gut Microbiome”. All are welcome.

  • Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: TBD Cost: Free
    Show Details

    The AMS Office of Faculty Professional Development is excited to sponsor the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate program here at the medical school!

    PURPOSE
    The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research.

    The program is offered free of charge and open to all Brown faculty who are interested in improving their educational research skills. It is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

    CURRICULUM
    Each three-hour workshop focuses on a key skill or area in educational research, and emphasizes opportunities for hands-on activities and active participation, so as to maximize the applicability of the workshop principles.

    • Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation
    • Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
    • Hypothesis-Driven Research
    • Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity
    • Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    • Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
    • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
    • Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
    • Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

    Workshop descriptions can be found on the AAMC MERC website .

    Certificate achievement requires completion of six workshops of the participant’s choosing.

    REGISTRATION & FEES
    All nine of the medical education research workshops are being made available free of charge to Brown faculty. Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six workshops and pay a certificate fee of $100. This program is unfortunately ineligible for CME credit.

    Information about session dates, and registration for one or more sessions (up to nine), can be found here . If you experience difficulty accessing the google registration form, please email [email protected]

    Minimum enrollment for each three-hour workshop is eight, maximum is 25. Enrollment is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis, and a wait list for each session will be established. All workshops will take place at the medical school (222 Richmond Street), Rooms TBD.

  • Providence Area Aging Research Forum (PAARF)

    Location: 70 Ship Street Room: 107 Cost: Free
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    Presentations: TBD

    PAARF is a forum allowing students, postdocs, and junior faculty to present data in a friendly atmosphere with a focus on discussing unpublished research in progress. The objective is to stimulate a grass-roots dialogue not only to troubleshoot data from a variety of perspectives, but also to stimulate collaborations. PAARF is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Laboratories for Molecular Medicine at 70 Ship Street in room 107. Refreshments are served at 5:30pm and the presentations begin at 6:00pm.

  • Brown Bag Presentation

    Location: 121 South Main Street Room: 636 Cost: Free
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    “Rigor of the Prior Research:  How to write it?”  This discussion will be facilitated by Barbara Bardenheier, PhD, MPH, MA, Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy & Practice.

    All are welcome.

  • Career conversation with Nina Gray, Ph.D.

    Location: 164 Angell Street Room: 4th floor Innovation Zone Cost: Free
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    Please join the Carney Institute for Brain Science for an informal lunch with Brown alumna Nina Gray, Ph.D. 

    Nina is the Associate Dean for the Sciences at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the Executive Director of its Advanced Science Research Center . She will give an informal talk about her career path and working in academia as an administrator, followed by questions from the audience. 

    Please RSVP to help with the head count for catering.

  • Pathobiology Seminar: Eileen M. Shore, Ph.D.

    Location: Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences Room: Room 220
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    Research Professor Eileen Shore from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will present “Heterotopic ossification in FOP – how does one tissue become another?”.  This lecture is part of the 2020 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series and all are welcome.

  • Translational Research Seminar Series

    Location: 70 Ship Street Room: Room 107 Cost: Free
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    This month’s Translational Research Seminar features talks from two of our Pilot Project Awardee teams: 

    • Marcella Thompson, PhD: “Translating Science and Research Results for Tribal Community through Intergenerational Workshops”
    • Hilary Aroke, PhD & Ashley Buchanan, DrPH : “New Methods to Evaluate the Effects of Opioids in Provider-Based Networks”

    Please join us in person, or register to watch the seminar via livestream .

  • The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEM and Medicine

    Location: Sciences Library Room: 720
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    The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEM and Medicine

    Roundtable featuring Erin Dolan, University of Georgia
    Thursday, March 12, 3:00 - 3:50 PM (Refreshments served)
    SciLi 720

    The roundtable session will offer a brief overview of the recently releasedNational Academies’ report and recommendations on mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate level, followed by an open discussion about mentoring. This program is sponsored by the HHMI-Sheridan Course-based Undergraduate Research Initiative.

    Please register.

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds

    Location: Hasbro Children’s Hospital Room: George Auditorium Cost: Free
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    March 13, 2020

    Speaker:

    Anthony Flores, MD, MPH, PhD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    University of Texas Health Sciences Center

    McGovern Medical School

    Topic:

    New Worries with Group A Streptococcus

     

    Objectives:

    (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)

     

    • Describe the disease manifestations and epidemiology of group A Streptococcus (GAS)
    • Compare and contrast GAS strain molecular epidemiology between disease types
    • Describe the types and frequency of antimicrobial resistance in GAS
    • Describe the associations between GAS strain molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance
  • Rhode Island Women’s Health Summit - Sex and Gender, Medical Research, and Our Community: Redefining Women’s Health in Rhode Island

    Location: Brown University Medical Education Building (Alpert Medical School) Cost: $195.00-60.00
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    Current clinical practice is based on knowledge from literature that has been historically based on research in men with underrepresentation of women. Men and women are different in physiologic, anatomical, hormonal, behavioral and other ways that impact health and well-being. A good clinical practice would consider sex and gender in disease understanding, screening, and management. Sex differences start at the cellular level, which impact clinical presentation of disease, treatment management and pharmacodynamics, to medication / intervention adherence. Clinicians need to be aware of such differences in order to equalize the field and better the lives of women.

    The Sex, Gender, Medical Research, and Our Community Summit is a regional collaboration dedicated to engaging thought leaders in research, education and clinical practice that impacts the health of women. Community leaders in health and medicine along with professional and non-profit organizational representatives who are interested in creating a network of health professionals to support and progress the integration of sex and gender differences in all aspects of health are for women are encouraged to attend. Opportunities to expand multi-disciplinary networks, receive valuable guidance from regional experts and obtain state of the art resources to advance scientific research and clinical care will be provided.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Community leaders in health and medicine along with professional and non-profit organizational representatives who are interested in creating a network of health professionals to support and progress the integration of sex and gender differences in all aspects of health care for women are encouraged to attend.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Recognize the state of women’s health in RI.
    • Appraise the importance of incorporating sex and gender in health and wellbeing of the population.
    • Describe the status of research in women’s health.
    • Discuss and review educational tracks in women’s health.

    REGISTRATION FEES

    Both Friday and Saturday Events:
    $195.00 Attending Physicians
    $120.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
    $40.00 Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Health Profession Students

    Friday Event Only:
    $60.00 All Attendees

    Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, & complimentary on-site parking.

    Please notify the Brown CME Office in writing at least two weeks prior to the conference to request reasonable accommodations.

  • “Through Our Eyes,” which opens March 14 at the Museum of Work & Culture, will exhibit artwork by people with autism in celebration of Brain Week RI. The theme of the exhibit is “home,” and it will give viewers the opportunity to see the world through the artists’ eyes. The show is sponsored by the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute and the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART). Reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 14 at the Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket.

    Brain Week RI builds off of Brain Awareness Week , the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, to bring scientists, educators and artists together with the community to discover the vast wonder of the brain.