Upcoming Events

The School of Public Health follows all Brown University health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of our in-person events. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event, including current University policy regarding face masks and coverings (see the University’s COVID-19 Campus Activity Status page for the current policy for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals).

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    Webinar: Rachel Richesson, PhD, MPH, MS, FACMI presents “Learning to Use EHR Data in Learning Health Systems: Focus on Compatible Phenotype”

    Learning Health Systems thrive with use of real-world data from electronic health record (EHR) systems in both observational and interventional research to generate real-world evidence. Computable phenotypes are specified definitions that can be used to identify patients with particular clinical conditions through computerized queries to EHR systems or data repositories using defined data elements, codes, and logical expressions. Computable phenotypes can facilitate research and learning by supporting the identification of patient populations, the delivery of clinical interventions, and the assessment of outcomes. The sharing and re-use of computable phenotypes can enhance the efficiency of pragmatic research and the dissemination of evidence-based interventions into real-world settings. This talk will discuss current platforms for identifying existing computational phenotypes as well as challenges and strategies for their implementation and validation in learning health systems.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center is to advance innovation for the public good. Volpe staff achieves this by providing multidisciplinary, multimodal transportation expertise on behalf of U.S. DOT’s operating administrations, the Office of the Secretary, and other federal agencies, state and local governments, academia, and industry. Three staff from Volpe will share an overview of the Volpe Center, explain how they apply their public health backgrounds to project work, and provide examples of projects taking place at Volpe that cover the public health disciplines.

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  • Feb
    9
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Justice Circle

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street, Rm 375

    The School of Public Health community is invited to join the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Thursday, February 9th from 12 to 1 pm in room 375 as we kick off our monthly Justice Circle, a space dedicated to conversations, support, and unpacking of current events and public health issues impacting our communities.

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  • Feb
    10
    Virtual
    12:00pm

    CDC Evaluation Fellowship Webinar

    Zoom

    This informational webinar will provide an overview of the application process, review eligibility requirements, feature current Evaluation Fellows who will speak about their experience and have time for questions and answers.

    The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time, two-year program with the second year being contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Fellows are hired under Title 42 training Fellowship appointments as term employees for the two years of the Fellowship. Fellows are placed in host programs across the agency working on program evaluation activities. The Evaluation Fellowship offers a unique training opportunity with clear expectations and supportive resources, including professional development funds provided by the host program. In this experiential learning model, Fellows learn evaluation skills working in their host program while helping their host program build, expand, and/or improve their evaluation activities. For more information and detailed instructions for the application, please review the fellowship website at https://www.cdc.gov/evaluation/fellowship/index.htm.

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  • CAAS Rounds: Dr. Kelly Young-Wolff - Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

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  • Feb
    10
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    SPH-GSC Graduate Student Welcome Back Social & Black History Month Kickoff

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 375

    We are pleased to partner with both the SPH Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Brown Students for Latinos/Latinx in Public Health, and the Graduate African Students Organization (GASO) for this event which will also serve as a celebration of the beginning of Black History Month and as an in-person meet-up for members of the SPH-GSC School of Public Health Peer Mentorship Program. Food representing an array of Black and African American cultures from local Black-owned businesses will be served!

    This will be a great opportunity to socialize and connect with peers who you may not have seen over the break, touch base with your peer mentor/mentee (or maybe meet them in person for the first time!), and most importantly, share a delicious meal together! To ensure an adequate headcount for catering purposes, we kindly ask that you RSVP using this form no later than Wednesday, February 1st at 9am.

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  • The Udall Scholarship is an award for sophomores and juniors committed to pursuing careers dedicated to either improving or preserving the environment, to Native American health and tribal policy, and/or to effective public policy conflict resolution. Students who win the Udall receive up to $7,000 towards their educational expenses as well as the honor of participating in a Udall orientation that connects all 80 scholars from across the country. Native American and Alaska Native students who are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Brown can nominate up to 6 candidates each year for the national competition. To be considered for nomination, students must submit application materials via UFunds by 11:59pm on February 10, 2023.

    For more information about the Scholarship, please visit the Scholarship’s website.

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  • Feb
    13

    Speaker: Adam Levine

    Both disasters and conflict pose significant threats to human security. Separately or in tandem, they turn citizens into refugees and displaced people, stretch government capacity, and, increasingly, spark chronic disorder and instability. Despite significant gains made in other areas of global health and human development, the numbers of people affected by humanitarian crises continues to grow each year due to the effects of climate change and population movement. Yet humanitarian practice today remains much like medicine 50 years ago: based largely on anecdotes with little empiric research to guide it. Humanitarian organizations and professionals respond to new disasters and complex emergencies with the same sets of tools and assumptions they used for the last crisis, never knowing whether they are truly implementing the most effective interventions possible for the populations they are working to serve. During this talk, Dr. Levine will discuss the most common barriers to conducting research in humanitarian crises, and provide some real-world examples of how to overcome those barriers from his own experiences responding to and conducting research during humanitarian crises in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean over the past decade.

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  • Speaker: Mark Lurie

    Infectious diseases spread from person-to-person meaning that the way we interact with others is a critical determinant of epidemic and pandemic potential. Dr. Lurie will discuss his new NSF-funded project which uses data on human mobility and social mixing to predict and prevent future pandemics.

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  • The NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing: Putting Policy into Practice

    Arielle Nitenson and Andrew Creamer

    The new NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing went into effect on January 25, 2023. How have the departments at Brown that support researchers prepared for this new policy? How should researchers prepare for changes in proposal development, data collection, and depositing data? How does the policy impact research, including updating documentation for informed consent, new pre- and post-award engagement with NIH repositories, and updated timelines for data preparation and depositing? Resources will be shared such as templates to help researchers with writing plans, tools for managing their data throughout a project, and sharing data during and after a project closes.

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  • Feb
    14
    Virtual and In Person
    10:00am - 11:00am

    LDW: Biobehavioral Network Modeling for Public Health Policymaking

    Rockefeller Library, Rm Digital Scholarship Lab

    Speaker: Aditya Khanna

    This talk will open with an overview of the scope and utility of network modeling in public health, and describe two recent application projects. The first is on HIV transmission among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chicago, and ongoing efforts to formulate the Getting to Zero HIV Elimination policy in the State of Illinois. The second part of the talk will focus on using simulation modeling to understand the impact of incarceration on smoking and heavy alcohol use in the social networks of justice involved persons, and the downstream connections to risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  • Feb
    14
    Virtual and In Person
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    LDW: Mixed Methods in a Contemporary Community Study OR Archives, Big Data, Surveys, and Interviews: Taking in the Community

    Rockefeller Library, Rm Digital Scholarship Lab

    Speaker: Jonathon Acosta

    This presentation will review the data available and mixed methods applied to conduct a contemporary community study. Data sources include released census data, state archives, municipal archives, in-depth interviews, household surveys, HR records, and others. These data are in the process of being woven together to present what can be described, in the words of Marcus Anthony Hunter (2013), as a historical ethnography. The presenter will describe how he filled gaps in available data and created original datasets that will be provided to local officials for historical presentation and preservation.

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  • Feb
    15
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    SPH Student Open House at SPS

    225 Dyer Street

    SPH students are invited to join their peers at the School of Professional Studies and the Division of Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs for an Open House event!

    Wednesday, February 15 
    4 - 6 pm
    225 Dyer St | 4th & 5th Floors

    Come see the new spaces available to SPH students and get to know our friends at the SPS and PCUG!
    *Snacks and refreshments will be provided

    Please be aware that by registering for this event, you confirm that you have read and will abide by the rules set by SPS for use of their space

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  • NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

    “Methods for Designing Cluster Randomized Trials to Detect Treatment Effect Heterogeneity”

    Presented by:

    Fan Li, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

    Yale School of Public Health

    Zoom Conferencing
    Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:
    https://hebrewseniorlife.zoom.us/j/97344810673
    Dial In : +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll) or +1 470 250 9358 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 973 4481 0673

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  • Feb
    17
    Virtual and In Person
    12:00pm

    Health Data as the Foundation for Population Health

    Brown University Medical Education Building (Alpert Medical School), Rm 170

    Spring 2023 BCBI Health Informatics Seminar Series: Leveraging a Statewide Health Information Exchange for Advancing Population Health Research

    “Health Data as the Foundation for Population Health”

    Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI, ACHIP (President and CEO)
    Scott Young, MHA (Senior Director of Product Strategy & Growth)
    Rhode Island Quality Institute

     

    Join us on Friday, February 17, 2023 at Noon for a presentation on “Health Data as the Foundation for Population Health” by the Rhode Island Quality Institute. Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI, ACHIP (President and CEO) and Scott Young, MHA (Senior Director of Strategy & Growth) will provide an introduction to health information exchanges (HIEs) and discuss how health data across an entire healthcare ecosystem can enable population health insights. Held during Love Data Week 2023, this seminar is part of BCBI’s Spring 2023 Health Informatics Seminar Series.

     

     
    The theme of BCBI’s Spring 2023 Health Informatics Seminar Series (co-sponsored by Advance-CTR) is “Leveraging a Statewide Health Information Exchange for Advancing Population Health Research.” This series will start with a presentation by the Rhode Island Quality Institute that operates the CurrentCare health information exchange (HIE), demonstrate how health data from CurrentCare have been used for research, and end with a discussion of research infrastructure for enabling use of statewide health data.
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    Grand Rounds: Claire Kalpakjian, PhD, MS presents “Designing Data Inputs that Matter: Building An Infrastructure in a Real-World Learning Health System”

    Meaningful and relevant data are essential for any learning health system. Learning communities benefit from support in selecting and implementing data inputs – clinical assessment and documentation, patient-reported measures – that align with their learning goals. This talk will describe the development of an infrastructure to support the design and practical application of data inputs in medical rehabilitation that power cycles of learning to improve care.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Feb
    17

    Come join this year’s Love Data Week speakers and other data enthusiasts for our first Data Social!

    Food and drink will be provided. RSVP

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  • Feb
    21
    11:30am - 1:00pm

    Black History Month Lecture with Dr. Frank Richards Jr

    121 South Main Street, Rm 375

    11:30-12N | Catered Lunch 

    12N - 1:00pm | Lecture and Q & A

    Join us for a Black History Month Lecture by Dr. Frank Richards Jr. on Tuesday, February 21st from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in SPH Rm 375! Lunch will be provided. 

    Talk Title: “The Carter Center’s work to Eliminate Transmission of River Blindness (onchocerciasis) in Africa and the Americas”

    Speaker: Frank O. Richards Jr, MD, FAAP, FASTMH - Senior Advisor, River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, and Malaria Programs, The Carter Center 

    Dr. Frank Richards Jr completed Williams College, Cornell Medical School, a U Southern CA residency in pediatrics, the CDC EIS program, and an Emory fellowship in infectious diseases. He spent 23 years as a CDC epidemiologist before joining The Carter Center.

    At The Carter Center he was director of the River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, and Schistosomiasis Programs; during his 15-year tenure these programs assisted 11 countries to deliver more than half a billion treatments to prevent these debilitating diseases. Dr. Richards co-directed the Center’s Malaria Program that helped distribute over 18 million bednets in Nigeria and Ethiopia. In 2020 he became a Senior Advisor to these programs.

    Dr. Richards’ focus is the elimination vector borne parasitic diseases. His programs have interrupted transmission of River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis) in parts of four African countries. Dr. Richards was Chair of the steering committee a regional program that helped four countries in the Americas gain WHO verification of elimination River Blindness. He was Chair of the WHO Malaria Elimination Oversight Committee during a time when five countries gained certification of elimination of malaria transmission.

    Dr. Richards has authored or co-authored more than 230 publications. His many awards include the Pioneer Award from National Medical Fellowships and the National Medical Association’s Ophthalmology section recognition for his work in River Blindness. He has adjunct faculty appointments at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory School of Medicine. 

    Please be sure to RSVP below! 

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  • Feb
    23
    Virtual
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Advance-CTR REDCap: Drop-In Session

    Zoom

    Thank you for registering for the Advance-CTR REDCap Virtual Drop-in Session with Jeff Richardson.

    The drop-in session will be on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST. This is an open session where you may ask Mr. Richardson specific questions about REDCap and its applications to your study. You can also join the drop-in session to learn from the questions asked by others.

    *Note: If you have confidential study questions, please complete a service request form at https://advancectr.brown.edu/schedule-service-consultation.

    If you have any questions contact [email protected]

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

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  • Feb
    24
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Carl Hart - Topic TBD

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 245

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Carl Hart - Topic TBD

    This event is in-person only. 

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  • Feb
    27
    4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Getting Started with CareerLAB for Ph.D. Students and Postdocs

    CareerLAB, Rm 1st Floor Event Space

    This short program will go over some key services and resources that you can use during the academic year. No matter whether you will choose academia or industry or both, we can help you identify your career interests, strategize your job search, and prepare you for job application, interview, and negotiation.


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  • Mar
    1
    11:00am - 12:30pm

    DPHB Academic Grand Rounds

    Virtual

    Innovations in the Treatment of PTSD

    Barbara O. Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP
    Professor in Psychiatry
    Director, Emory Healthcare Veterans Program
    Director, Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
    Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology
    Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023◊ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://cme-learning.brown.edu/DPHB-22-23

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to: Become familiar with various treatments for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including the description and rationale for treatment as well as available data on its efficacy. Interventions will include pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); Become familiar with specific CBT techniques for PTSD including prolonged exposure and virtual reality exposure therapy; and Learn the basics of these interventions and their relative efficacy with PTSD and comorbidities such as mood disorders.

    Disclosure: Dr. Rothbaum reports the following financial relationships: Virtually Better, Inc –
    Stock holder, co-owner (no income)
    This activity is not supported by a commercial entity.

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  • Mar
    3
    10:00am

    Dissertation Defense of Epidemiology Doctoral Candidate Rachel Yorlets

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 south Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 331

    The Department of Epidemiology would like to invite you to the dissertation defense of Epidemiology doctoral candidate Rachel Yorlets who will be defending her thesis Circular migration and HIV care engagement among adults in Northeastern South Africa” on Friday, March 3rd at 10:00 AM in room 331.

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  • Join us for the Spring offering of the Machine Learning for Health Seminar Series. These talks will explore machine learning, its methodology, and application in biomedicine and health. The purpose of this series is to serve as an introduction to machine learning for researchers, clinician scientists, and others who may be interested in using these methods in their research.

    Friday, March 3rd, 2023:

    Katie Brown, MSN, RN - PhD Candidate 

    “Unsupervised Machine Learning: An Overview of Methods and Case Study in Using Cluster Analysis for Studying COVID-19 Mental Health Outcomes”

    This talk will focus on an introduction to applying unsupervised learning methods to study clinical research questions using electronic health record data. She will briefly overview common unsupervised machine learning methods used in informatics research and put it in context with a research study done using statewide health information exchange data recently published in the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2022 Annual Symposium Proceedings entitled “An Unsupervised Cluster Analysis of Post-COVID-19 Mental Health Outcomes and Associated Comorbidities.”

    About the Speakers:

    Katie Brown is a PhD student with the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Brown University, a Registered Nurse (RN), and holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Child Health/Public Health. Her work aims to develop methods to transform data into knowledge, design interventions to enhance patient care, progress towards interoperability between health systems and patients, and formally evaluate methods and technological interventions. Her current focus is on applying machine learning techniques in addition to qualitative methods to study Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other mental health conditions with the goal of applying a user-centered design approach to develop digital tools and resources for patients and their families.

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  • CAAS Rounds: Dr. Lidia Meshesha - Alternative Rewards in SU Interventions

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  • Mar
    4
    8:15am - 3:00pm

    American Physician Scientists Association Brown Chapter Conference

    The Warren Alpert Medical School

    Join us for a day of exploring the careers of physician-scientists and their impact on medicine and health. The day includes:

    • The Charles O. Cooke Lecture presented by Douglas R. Lowy, M.D, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute;
    • Poster session showcasing medical student research;
    • Career panels featuring physician-scientists.

     

    8:15 a.m.         Breakfast and Poster Set Up

    9:15 a.m.         Cooke Lecture by Douglas Lowy, MD

    10:15 a.m.        Poster Session

    11:30-12:30 p.m.     Lunch

    12:30 - 3 p.m.   Panels

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event is free and registration is required.

    If accommodations are required, please contact [email protected] before February 15.

     

    The Charles O. Cooke, M.D. Distinguished Visiting Lectureship

    Embracing Challenges and Change Throughout a Professional Career

    Presented by Douglas R. Lowy, M.D.

    Douglas R. Lowy, M.D.About the Speaker

    Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., is Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Principal Deputy Director, and present Acting Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He has directed a research laboratory at NCI since 1975. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. For his research with John Schiller on technology that enabled the preventive human papillomavirus vaccines, they have jointly received numerous honors, including the 2007 Federal Employee of the Year Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service, the 2011 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award, the 2018 Szent-Györgyi prize, and the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, the country’s most prestigious honor for biomedical research.

    About the Lecture

    The Charles O. Cooke, M.D. Distinguished Visiting Lectureship was established in 1994 through a bequest by Mrs. Ruth Cooke Peterson so Brown could hold lectures (in any branch of medicine) that hold the promise of significant and lasting benefit to medical education at Brown, or to the community, or to the delivery of health care services.

     

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  • Mar
    6

    Thank you for registering for the Advance-CTR REDCap Virtual Workshop: Introduction to E-Consent with Jeff Richardson.

    The virtual workshop will be on Monday, March 6, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST. This workshop explains how to use REDCap to electronically collect informed consent of research participants. Jeff Richardson will review REDCap’s e-Consent framework and an e-Consent template project.

    If you have any questions contact [email protected]

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

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  • Mar
    8
    9:00am

    Common Grounds

    121 South Main Street, Rm 331

    Join us for “Common Grounds” - A Chance to Wake up and Smell the Coffee!

    We know that hybrid schedules and zoom meetings can affect our sense of community. In addition to the formal events and activities being planned, we’ll be holding a casual, drop-in opportunity to gather.

    SPH community members are invited for socializing, catching up, and grab-and-go-coffee with light snacks. SPH students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

    Public health protocols apply.

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    Webinar: Hadi Kharrazi MD, PhD, MS presents “Population Health Informatics: What, how, and why?”

    In this presentation, we will discuss what is the rapidly growing field of Population Health Informatics (PHI), how PHI is leveraged to achieve the objectives of population health, and why PHI is critical for value-based care. We will also discuss the role of PHI in risk stratification efforts and the added value of new concepts in PHI such as social determinants of health, health disparities, frailty, and unique EHR data types.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • Mar
    9

    Advance-CTR, in partnership with the School of Public Health, Biomedical Faculty Affairs, and the Center for AIDS Research, will be sponsoring a 2-Day Atkisson Group Grant Writing Workshop March 9-10th, 2023. Session 1 will take place from 1-6 PM in a virtual format and Session 2 will be from 1-5 PM (Zoom link to be provided).

    Day 1 will cover Structuring NIH Proposals, and Day 2 will cover K Awards. Please note, Day 1 attendance is required to be able to attend Day 2.Information regarding registration can be found here. Available seats are limited. Registrants will be notified by email if they received a seat.

    Please contact Emily Mercer with any questions.

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  • How extreme weather events impact our health and wellbeing
    Monday, March 13, 2023
    Panel Discussion 4-5pm
    Networking Reception 5-6pm
    121 S Main St, Room 245

    Join experts from the School of Public Health and the Population Studies and Training Center to discuss how extreme weather events, caused by climate change, are impacting our health and wellbeing. The discussion will reference Brown research looking at the impacts of hurricanes such as Katrina, Maria, and Irma have had on local populations, including those with vulnerabilities.

    The panel includes:
    - Stefanie Friedhoff, Co-founder and Co-director of the Information Futures Lab and Associate Professor of the Practice of Health Services (Chair)
    - Elizabeth Fussell, Professor of Population Studies and Environment and Society (Research)
    - Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

    This is the second in a series of climate and health lectures at the School of Public Health.

    Please be sure to RSVP below! 

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    Grand Rounds: Megan Morris, PhD, MPH presents “Advancing Healthcare Equity for Persons with Disabilities through Documentation in the Electronic Health Record”

    Persons with disabilities experience significant barriers in accessing high quality, equitable health care services. The presentation will discuss research, policy, and advocacy efforts to advance systematic collection of disability status in the electronic health record, which is the first step to addressing these disparities.

    This event is part of LeaRRn’s Series “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

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  • BCBI Spring 2023 Health Informatics Seminar Series: Leveraging a Statewide Health Information Exchange for Advancing Population Health Research

     

    From Metabolites to Myocardial Infarction: Translational Bioinformatics of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

    Aaron Eisman, MD/PhD Candidate, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics and Center for Computational Molecular Biology
     
    The theme of BCBI’s Spring 2023 Health Informatics Seminar Series (co-sponsored by Advance-CTR) is “Leveraging a Statewide Health Information Exchange for Advancing Population Health Research.” This series will start with a presentation by the Rhode Island Quality Institute that operates the CurrentCare health information exchange (HIE), demonstrate how health data from CurrentCare have been used for research, and end with a discussion of research infrastructure for enabling use of statewide health data.

     

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  • Mar
    31
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Rachel Gunn - Cannabis and Alcohol Co-Use

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 245

    CAAS Rounds: Dr. Rachel Gunn - Cannabis and Alcohol Co-Use

    This event is in-person only.

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  • Apr
    4
    1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Public Health Research Day 2023

    Alumnae Hall

    Public Health Research Day is an annual conference hosted by Brown University’s School of Public Health that highlights the research accomplishments of our students, trainees, and partners. All members of the Brown community are welcome to visit the poster session to learn more about Brown students’ high-impact public health work!

    The conference, held in Alumnae Hall, is one of several events held to commemorate National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2023. Visitors are encouraged to discuss posters with students, fellows, staff, faculty, and affiliates.

    Posters will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for posters judged to be the best in the following categories:

    • undergraduate student
    • master’s student
    • doctoral student

    Winners will be announced by the School of Public Health in mid-April.

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  • Register for this event below 

    Please join Interim Dean Ron Aubert and the School of Public Health for a special in-person conversation with Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, Deputy Coordinator for the White House National Mpox Response. 

    Dr. Daskalakis is an infectious disease physician who serves as the Deputy Coordinator of the White House National Mpox Response. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Daskalakis served locally and nationally as a leader in public health as the Director for the Division of HIV Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control and Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

    Dr. Daskalakis is recognized internationally as an expert in HIV prevention and has focused much of his career on the treatment and prevention of HIV and other STIs as an activist physician with a focus on LGBTQ+ communities. Dr. Daskalakis has extensive experience with outbreak response including serving as incident commander during the New York Measles Outbreak of 2018-2019 and the COVID-19 Response in 2020 while at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In 2021, he also served as Deputy Incident Manager of the Vaccine Task Force in CDC’s COVID-19 Response.

    About The Lectureship
    The lecture is supported by The Dr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Barnes, Jr. Lectureship in Public Health, endowed through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Zisson ’74, in memory of Norma and Miles Zisson ’38. Dr. Barnes was a beloved member of the faculty who had strong interests in humanism and medicine, and who developed several innovations in teaching at Brown, including the use of authors and actors to read and perform pieces on health relevant themes. Mrs. Barnes was a social worker who shared her husband’s love of students and teaching.

    More InformationRegistration InstructionsRegister below to join us for this year’s exciting Barnes Lecture! Please feel free to submit questions for the upcoming talk in the space below.  Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Government, Public & International Affairs, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, International, Global Engagement, Public Health DUG, Research, SPH-GSC
  • Access to Abortion in the Middle East and North Africa

    About the Event

    The panel will explore access to abortion in various parts of the Arab world, the intersectionality of access for married, and unmarried women, the interplay of class in access to abortion, and how women have sought to access abortions in the face of the different barriers and restrictions that are imposed on abortion in their respective countries.

    About the Panelists
    Samia Al Nagar, Independent Researcher
    Topic - “Hippocratic Disobedience, abortion in the highly policed Sudan”

    Zeina Fathallah, American University of Beirut
    Topic - “Access to abortion in Lebanon (class, marriage status)

    Angel Foster, University of Ottawa
    Topic - “Resourcefulness in the wake of restricted access to abortions

    Register Here

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  • Thank you for registering for the Advance-CTR REDCap Features, Tips, & Tricks Virtual Workshop with Jeff Richardson.

    The virtual workshop will be on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST. This workshop will provide an overview of helpful REDCap tools, features, and tricks to consider when using REDCap. Jeff Richardson will also provide general advice and suggestions on ways to optimize your REDCap.

    If you have any questions contact [email protected]

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

    Register Now! More Information Advising, Mentorship, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research, Teaching & Learning
  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: Registration required.

    Bringing scholars from a variety of disciplinary locations together to discuss and “diagnose” the varied intersections of queerness and contagion, this virtual symposium will consider how pandemics—from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19 and Monkeypox—have been endured, engaged, and confronted by queer and trans communities and how LGBTQ+ identifications and practices have themselves been troublingly figured as “viral” and “contagious” pandemics.

    Featuring:

    • Marlon M. Bailey, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University, St. Louis
    • Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, UC Berkeley
    • Joseph Osmundson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology, New York University
    • Sarah Williams, Louise Lamphere Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies.

    Moderated by Lynne Joyrich, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Modern Culture and Media and Director, LGBTQIA+ Thinking Initiative, Pembroke Center

    Free and open to the public.

    Register here More Information Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBTQIA Thinking, Research, Social Sciences
  • Apr
    12
    8:00am - 1:00pm

    2023 Brown Postdoctoral Research Symposium

    225 Dyer Street, Rm Classroom 565

    The Office of University Postdoctoral Affairs (OUPA) and the Office of the Provost at Brown University are pleased to announce the first annual postdoctoral research symposium on Wednesday, April 12, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The symposium will take place at 225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI 02903 on the fifth and fourth floors. Please save the date!

     

    This symposium features the innovative research being conducted by postdoctoral scholars at Brown. It also is a meaningful opportunity for professional development, networking with peers from across disciplinary areas, and increasing the visibility of postdoctoral research at Brown.

     

    The symposium’s program will include a keynote speaker, 15-minute research presentations by selected postdocs, a luncheon, a raffle for attendees, and the granting of the 2023 Postdoctoral Excellence Awards.

     

    Participate

     

    Brown postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and fields of research are encouraged to apply to present their work at the symposium.

     

    The abstract submission period is open from January 9, 2023 until February 10, 2023. Click here to learn more and submit an abstract.

     

    A committee of Brown faculty members will review the submissions, and OUPA will notify the postdocs selected to present their work in late February.

     

    Register

     

    Registration for the symposium will open on February 28, 2023. Please note, this event is exclusively for Brown postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral fellows, aside from select guests of OUPA and the Office of the Provost.

     

     

    Questions? Please email OUPA at [email protected].

    Abstract Submission Form More Information Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • Apr
    12
    8:00am - 1:00pm

    2023 Brown Postdoctoral Research Symposium

    225 Dyer Street, Rm Classroom 565

    The Office of University Postdoctoral Affairs (OUPA) and the Office of the Provost at Brown University are pleased to announce the first annual postdoctoral research symposium on Wednesday, April 12, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The symposium will take place at 225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI 02903 on the fifth and fourth floors. Please save the date!

     

    This symposium features the innovative research being conducted by postdoctoral scholars at Brown. It also is a meaningful opportunity for professional development, networking with peers from across disciplinary areas, and increasing the visibility of postdoctoral research at Brown.

     

    The symposium’s program will include a keynote speaker, 15-minute research presentations by selected postdocs, a luncheon, a raffle for attendees, and the granting of the 2023 Postdoctoral Excellence Awards.

     

    Participate

     

    Brown postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and fields of research are encouraged to apply to present their work at the symposium.

     

    The abstract submission period is open from January 9, 2023 until February 10, 2023. Click here to learn more and submit an abstract.

     

    A committee of Brown faculty members will review the submissions, and OUPA will notify the postdocs selected to present their work in late February.

     

    Register

     

    Registration for the symposium will open on February 28, 2023. Please note, this event is exclusively for Brown postdoctoral research associates and postdoctoral fellows, aside from select guests of OUPA and the Office of the Provost.

     

     

    Questions? Please email OUPA at [email protected].

    Abstract Submission Form More Information Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • Apr
    12
    9:00am

    Common Grounds

    121 South Main Street, Rm 331

    Join us for “Common Grounds” - A Chance to Wake up and Smell the Coffee!

    We know that hybrid schedules and zoom meetings can affect our sense of community. In addition to the formal events and activities being planned, we’ll be holding a casual, drop-in opportunity to gather.

    SPH community members are invited for socializing, catching up, and grab-and-go-coffee with light snacks. SPH students, staff, and faculty are welcome.

    Public health protocols apply.

    More Information Brown University School of Public Health
  • Apr
    12

    Dorothy Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor and George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also the founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on race, gender, and class inequities in U.S. institutions and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive freedom, child welfare, and bioethics. Roberts’ talk, “All of Reproductive Justice”, will address the importance of recognizing, integrating, and acting on all the key principles of reproductive justice.

    This is the second annual Pembroke Publics Lecture.

    Free and open to the public.

    Event accessibility information: To bypass stairs, visitors may enter via the automatic doors at the rear of the building, where there is a wheelchair-accessible elevator.

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  • CAAS Rounds: Dr. Rohan Palmer - Genetics of Substance Use

    This event is online only. 

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  • Apr
    17

    This 2-day conference will showcase innovative approaches in public health and will include keynote speakers with a focus on health equity and public health, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, poster sessions and opportunity to network.

    The conference is open to healthcare and human services clinicians and providers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, patients, health plans, researchers, public health officials, students and anyone interested in health equity and public health.

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  • Apr
    17
    Virtual and In Person
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Statistics Seminar | Johannes Lederer, Ph.D.

    School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street, Rm 245

    Talk Title: Sparse Deep Learning

    Abstract: Sparsity is popular in statistics and machine learning, because it can avoid overfitting, speed up computations, and facilitate interpretations. In deep learning, however, the full potential of sparsity still needs to be explored. This presentation first recaps sparsity in the framework of high-dimensional statistics and then introduces sparsity-inducing methods and corresponding theory for modern deep-learning pipelines.

    More Information Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research
  • Apr
    18
    Virtual
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Advance-CTR REDCap: Drop-In Session

    Zoom

    Thank you for registering for the Advance-CTR REDCap Virtual Drop-in Session with Jeff Richardson.

    The drop-in session will be on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST. This is an open session where you may ask Mr. Richardson specific questions about REDCap and its applications to your study. You can also join the drop-in session to learn from the questions asked by others.

    *Note: If you have confidential study questions, please complete a service request form at https://advancectr.brown.edu/schedule-service-consultation.

    If you have any questions contact [email protected]

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

    Register Here! More Information Advising, Mentorship, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research, Teaching & Learning
  • Why climate change is the next public health emergency
    Wednesday, April 19, 2023
    Panel Discussion 5-6pm
    Networking Reception 6-7pm
    121 South Main Street, Room 375

    Join experts from the School of Public Health and across Brown to discuss why climate change is considered to be the next public health emergency. Climate change is impacting our health and health systems need to be able to respond to the challenges ahead, but health services are also contributing to climate change. The discussion will explore these issues and what the public health community can and is doing to respond to them.

    The panel includes:

    • Ronald Aubert, Interim Dean, School of Public Health
    • Megan Ranney, Deputy Dean, School of Public Health
    • Kim Kobb, Director, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
    • Irene Papanicolas, Director of the Center for Comparative Health Systems, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
    • Emily Hough, Senior Fellow

    This is the third in a series of climate and health lectures at the School of Public Health.

    Please be sure to RSVP below! 

    RSVP Here! More Information Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Government, Public & International Affairs, International, Global Engagement
  • An interactive discussion for undergraduate students featuring Madina Agénor, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Sarah Gamble, Visiting Professor of the Practice of Gender Studies. “What Will You Do With That? Gender/Sexuality Studies and a Career in Public Health” will explore the intersections of these two fields and what gender and sexuality studies brings to public health practice and research. The conversation will be facilitated by Eli Wasserman, MPH candidate at the School of Public Health.

    This event is for Brown University students interested in concentrating in gender and sexuality studies, public health, or a related field. Lunch will be included. RSVP required.

    Co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Center.

    Event accessibility information: To bypass stairs, visitors may enter via the automatic doors at the rear of the building, where there is a wheelchair-accessible elevator.

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  • Apr
    21
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    CADRE: Dr. Margaret Haney - Topic TBD

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 245

    CADRE: Dr. Margaret Haney - Topic TBD

    This event is in-person only. 

    More Information 
  • CAAS Rounds: Dr. Angelo DiBello - Personal Attitudes Toward Heavy Drinking and Relevance to Alcohol-Related Harms, Blackout, and Intervention

    This event is online only. 

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  • May
    5
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Dr. Angela Stevens Memorial Lecture: Dr. Monica Webb Hooper - Topic TBD

    School of Public Health at Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02912, Rm 245

    Dr. Angela Stevens Memorial Lecture: Dr. Monica Webb Hooper - Topic TBD

    This event is in-person only. 

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  • Thank you for registering for the Advance-CTR REDCap Virtual Advanced Survey Customizations and Multi-Language Management Workshop with Jeff Richardson.

    The workshop will be on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST. This workshop provides design tips and suggestions to improve the look and flow of surveys in REDCap. Mr. Richardson will also review existing options for administering surveys in multiple languages.

    If you have any questions contact [email protected]

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

    Register Now! More Information Advising, Mentorship, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research, Teaching & Learning
  • May
    11

    Assistant Professor Lucas Salas from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will present, “Using epigenetics to define cell heterogeneity in health and disease”. This lecture is part of the 2023 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series.

    More Information Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education
  • May
    17
    Virtual
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Advance-CTR REDCap: Drop-In Session

    Zoom

    Thank you for registering for the Advance-CTR REDCap Virtual Drop-in Session with Jeff Richardson.

    The drop-in session will be on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST. This is an open session allowing you to ask Mr. Richardson specific questions about REDCap and its applications to your study.

    *Note: If you have confidential study questions, please complete a service request form for an individual consult at https://advancectr.brown.edu/schedule-service-consultation.

    If you have any questions contact [email protected]

    REDCap is designed to be largely self-taught when it comes to the basics. We strongly recommend you view some of the available introductory videos noted below before attending one of the REDCap drop-in sessions.

    Introductory videos can be found here: https://projectredcap.org/resources/videos/

    Previous REDCap Workshop recordings can be found on the Advance-CTR website: https://advancectr.brown.edu/events-training/event-recordings

    Register Here! More Information Advising, Mentorship, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research, Teaching & Learning