Brown University announced today the launch of a new initiative that will bring together students, faculty and community organizations to tackle pressing social issues, both locally and globally. TRI-Lab — Teaching, Research and Impact — will be piloted beginning in the fall of the 2013-14 academic year with a focus on healthy early childhood development in Rhode Island. The inaugural lab will be co-chaired by Stephen Buka, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, and Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.
The initiative was announced at a launch event that included remarks by Brown University President Christina Paxson, Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron, Buka and Bryant. Government officials, members of the local community, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the announcement at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts on the Brown campus.
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