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Center for Perinatal Biology

COBRE Director, Principal Investigator
James F. Padbury, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Brown University, Division of Biology and Medicine

The aims of the COBRE for Perinatal Biology are to increase our understanding of cardiopulmonary development and to help develop strategies for new therapeutic interventions by defining how several of these events impact fetal and newborn development.
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Center for Cancer Research Development at Rhode Island Hospital

COBRE Director, Principal Investigator
Bharat Ramratnum, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Research)Brown University, Division of Biology and Medicine

The mission of the Center for Cancer Research Development is to create, interpret and apply new knowledge on the cellular and molecular pathways leading to carcinoma. Knowledge gained through basic laboratory research will be used to design and implement novel diagnostic and treatment protocols to benefit Center patients and the community.
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Center for New Approaches to Tissue Repair

COBRE Director, Principal Investigator
Vincent Falanga, MDRoger Williams Medical Center

The aim of the Center for New Approaches to Tissue Repair is to use multidisciplinary approaches involving surgery, medicine, pathology, dermatology, and hematology, to investigate tissue repair, its biology, and therapeutic opportunities.
Center for New Approaches to Tissue Repair

The COBRE Center for Skeletal Health and Repair at Rhode Island Hospital

Director, Principal Investigator
Qian Chen, MD
Professor of Medical ScienceBrown University, Division of Biology and Medicine

The COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair enables clinicians and basic scientists, engineers and biologists to work side-by-side to further our understanding of cartilage and joint health mechanisms and to develop strategies for the prevention and treatment of skeletal joint diseases.
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