2 from Alpert Medical School named to PBN's '40 Under Forty' list

July 31, 2019
Umer Akbar and Adam Levine

Two Brown professors with the Warren Alpert Medical School are among three from the university featured in the Providence Business News '40 Under Forty' list for 2019.

Umer Akbar, a neurologist and associate professor, and Adam Levine, the director for the center for human rights and humanitarian studies and an associate professor of emergency medicine, were among the 40 honored by the publication this year that highlighted those making a big impact in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Akbar, 36, was featured while holding a cap from a charity he founded called AHOPE, which provides assistance to refugees and those less fortunate.

Levine, 39, showcased an "outbreak responder" mobile app that assists clinicians in poor countries with their treatment of chlorea patients. Levine also shared advice he received while providing care for Ebola victims in Liberia.

While the Alpert Medical School was well represented on the '40 Under 40' list, a third Brown University representative made the list -- Nirva LaFortune, who is the assistant director for scholars programs and diversity initiatives. LaFortune is also a member of the Providence City Council.