The Office of BioMed Communications develops and maintains communications standards and practices for the Division of Biology and Medicine. Our goal is to enhance communications with internal and external constituents and ensure consistent and clear communication of the efforts of Division faculty, students, and staff.
What We Do
The Office produces a number of print and digital collaterals, including Brown Medicine magazine; Kudos, the Dean's monthly newsletter; and the Division's event digest. We also work with Division leadership to provide support in the following areas:
BioMed in the News
BioMed i aggregates news from Division faculty, staff, and students.
Division News and Information Resources
The Event Digest consolidates the Division's many events into a single email sent weekly to faculty and staff. The process for submitting events to the digest is below: Use this Google Form to submit an event to the digest. The submitted information will automatically populate the weekly digest. A few things to note:
Whenever possible, public events should be submitted to the Brown University event calendar. This will help get the word out about your event. Submitters external to Brown that are unable to add events to the calendar should provide a website address where detailed information about the event can be found.
Event Digest will be sent out every Monday. Make sure you submit your event at least a week in advance, if not more. Only under truly unavoidable circumstances will event-specific emails be sent.
Event Digest consists of two sections: This Week, a list of events occurring within the week; and Coming Soon, a list of events scheduled for the following three weeks.
The submitter is solely responsible for the content of the announcement; however, communications staff reserve the right to deny requests if information is incomplete or if the content does not support the mission of the Division of Biology and Medicine. If you have questions about the digest or the announcement policy, please contact BioMed Communications.
Event Submission FAQ
I don't have an event URL to add to the submission form. How do I get one?
Event digest submissions require a URL (website address) where detailed information about your event can be found. If your event is listed on a website, you can copy the URL from the page and paste it into the form. If you do not have dedicated event web page, you can secure one by submitting your event to the Brown University event calendar. When you add an event to the calendar, a URL is generated - you can add that URL to the digest submission form.
How do I submit my event to the University calendar?
To add an event to the University calendar, go to Events.
Details about my event have changed. How do I get these changes into the digest?
Revisions should be sent to BioMed Communications.