Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    27
    4:30pm - 7:30pm

    Volunteer Opportunity: PVD Health Equity Vaccine Clinic

    Scalabrini Dukcevich Center, 300 Laurel Hill Ave, Providence, RI

    The City of Providence and Lotus Noire Health will be helping administer vaccines to community members still in need of protection from COVID-19. Volunteers are needed to assist with check-in, crowd control and social distancing. All volunteers will receive a background check conducted by the City at no cost to the volunteer.

    Service, Engagement, Volunteering
  • Calling all students interested in concentrating in Public Health!

    Join the Public Health DUG for their first event of the year - “Meet the DUG e-Board”. The event will be held via zoom on September 28th at 6pm. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the executive board members of the Public Health DUG and learn more about the Public Health Concentration. Please fill out this Google form to RSVP and submit any questions you may have for the Q&A portion of the event!

    Advising, Mentorship, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Lisa Juckett presents, Identifying Contextual Determinants & Implementation Strategies: Stakeholder-Engaged Initiatives to Improve Rehabilitation Research and Practice.

    This presentation will review two national-level initiatives, both guided by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research, that aim to advance the use of evidence in rehabilitation practice.

    This event is part of the LeaRRn series, “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.”

  • Sep
    30

    Join us for the Exploring Grad School Virtual Fair!

    Who is invited?
    Prospective students and alumni from Universities & Colleges throughout the nation who are interested in enrolling in graduate and professional degree programs across all disciplines.

    Join Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room from 11am-12:30pm (EST)

    Brown University School of Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • 1.2 million women are under correctional supervision in the United States, yet the narrative of mass incarceration often ignores the gendered aspects of punishment.

    This panel centers on the voices and experiences of incarcerated women and their work to build communities free of mass incarceration. As society pushes for an end to mass incarceration, what do we want a future society to remember about the abolitionist efforts of today?

    This event launches the Mass Incarceration Lab Archive at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and is a Humanities Lab project led by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brown University. The Humanities Lab Initiative is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity
  • Lilly’s Visiting Scientist Fellowship program exposes Pharm.D., M.D. and relevant Ph.D. or master’s degree graduates to a myriad of pharmaceutical functions and experiences, providing hands-on involvement with the drug development process. As a fellow, you will use your skills to make a positive impact on global patient care and medicine development.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Join IBES for the next installment in our fall seminar series, Overcoming Climate Obstruction. This time, we welcome Neela Banerjee, NPR’s Supervising Climate Editor for her talk, “The American Anomaly: How fossil fuel companies in the United States pioneered climate denial and what that means for us today.”

    In-person seating is limited. Register at the link below for in-person or virtual attendance.

    Neela Banerjee is NPR’s first-ever Supervising Climate Editor, tasked with working across the newsroom to lead the network’s broad climate coverage. Before starting at NPR in April 2020, Neela spent five years as senior correspondent at InsideClimate News, where she led the team that revealed how Exxon had conducted its own ambitious climate research as far back as the mid-1970s. The Exxon project spurred public interest lawsuits, won more than a dozen national journalism awards and was a finalist for 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting. Before ICN, Neela was the energy and environment reporter in the Los Angeles Times’ Washington DC bureau. Prior to that, she was a reporter for The New York Times and had beats as diverse as global energy, the Iraq war and faith in America. She began her journalism career at The Wall Street Journal, where she served mostly as a Russia correspondent. Neela grew up all over the U.S., but mostly in southeast Louisiana, and is a graduate of Yale University.

  • Oct
    4
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Advance-CTR Qualitative Drop-In Sessions

    233 Richmond Street

    Advance-CTR offers complimentary Drop-In Sessions to clinical and translational researchers and related staff at Brown, URI, and the affiliated hospital systems.

    During these sessions, Rochelle Rosen, PhD, is available to assist investigators with questions related to qualitative methods research.

    No advance reservations are necessary - come by our Drop-In Sessions with your research questions! 

    Advising, Mentorship, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • Walk me through your resume.What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why are you interested in working for this company? Why do you want to work at this company? If you find yourself stumbling over your answers to these questions, come to this workshop to get some tips and, if you’re feeling a little brave, practice your own responses.
    Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Training, Professional Development
  • Join our current Health Equity Scholar students and staff to learn more about the Health Equity Scholars Program! 

    Open to graduates of HBCUs, The Health Equity Scholars program provides MPH students with the opportunity to address health disparities through research and practice, while also gaining critical skills for leadership.

    Students selected into the Health Equity Scholars Program benefit from:

    Financial support: Up to a full tuition scholarship (based on demonstrated need), coverage of fees, and stipend support for unpaid or low-paid internships.

    Hands-on public health training: All MPH students, including the Health Equity Scholars, are required to complete 145 hours of an applied public health experience, working with a local, national, or international organization of the Scholar’s choosing.

    Leadership training: Bi-weekly interactive sessions led by Brown faculty and other experts will address communication, negotiation, critical thinking, crisis management, and other essential 21st century leadership skills.

    One-to-one coaching: HES students will work with a coach to help them define their leadership goals and create a personalized plan for leadership development.

    Brown University School of Public Health, SPH Diversity
  • Oct
    6

    Join Chelsea Misquith, Public Health & Research Support Librarian, and Patricia Markham Risica, DrPH, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors, for an Undergraduate Research Workshop intended to provide guidance to Public Health undergraduates. Attendees will learn expectations for performing research at the undergraduate level with an emphasis on search terms, literature reviews, and citation management. 

    Use the link above to join on the day of the event.

  • Are you a job seeker or working professional who wants your resume to effectively make the best first impression? While the modern job search has shifted almost entirely online, writing a stellar resume is still a fundamental part of the process. Now, however, your resume has to be designed in such a way to appeal both to AI resume screeners and the human eye. If you want to up-level your resume in order to stand out and land your next job, this is the workshop for you! Click here to join Zoom. 
    Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Training, Professional Development
  • How does uncertainty influence our choices and how we make decisions? 

    Join the Carney Institute for Brain Science for a conversation about uncertainty and decision-making, featuring:

    • Emily Oster, Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and Professor of Economics, whose academic work focuses on health economics and statistical methods
    • Amitai Shenhav, Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, whose research is focused on the neuroscience of motivation, decision-making and cognitive control

    This conversation will be moderated by Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director of the Carney Institute, and Christopher Moore, associate director of the Carney Institute.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Research
  • Please join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a conversation with Dr. Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of the board of Moderna, and founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, a company that conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life science platform companies to transform human health and sustainability.

    An interactive audience Q&A will follow. Please register through Zoom via the link provided.

    Dr. Afeyan is founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, a company that conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life science platform companies to transform human health and sustainability. An entrepreneur and biochemical engineer, Dr. Afeyan holds more than 100 patents and has co-founded and helped build more than 60 life science and technology startups during his 33-year career. He is co-founder and chairman of the board of Moderna, the pioneering messenger RNA vaccine company addressing the global COVID-19 pandemic, and serves on the boards of several private and public companies.

    A fervent believer that entrepreneurship involves skills and practices that can be professionalized and taught, Dr. Afeyan has been a Lecturer at Harvard Business School and Senior Lecturer at MIT where he taught technology-entrepreneurship and innovation for more than two decades. He received a Technology Pioneer 2012 award from the World Economic Forum (WEF), was awarded the National Order of Merit from his native Lebanon in 2021, a Great Immigrant honor from the Carnegie Corporation in 2016, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2008.

    Dr. Afeyan is a member of the Corporation of MIT (the Institute’s governing body) and a member of the board of trustees for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Together with his partners, Noubar has launched and supported philanthropic projects including the IDeA Foundation, UWC Dilijan School, FAST, and the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity to raise awareness of the world’s most pressing humanitarian problems. Previously, he was a co-founder and board member of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, a private-public partnership dedicated to promoting economic development in the former Soviet Republic of Armenia.

    A passionate advocate of the contributions of immigrants to economic and scientific progress, Dr. Afeyan received the Appeal of Conscience Award in 2020 and the Golden Door Award in 2017 from the International Institute of New England, in honor of his outstanding contributions to American society as a U.S citizen of foreign birth.

  • Oct
    15
    3:30pm

    Janet Redman: Climate Activism in the 2020s

    85 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02909
  • Oct
    20
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Boston College Virtual Health Professions Graduate School Fair

    https://bc.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/27064

    Registration is now open for our FREE Virtual Healthcare Graduate School Fair.

    The Boston College Career Center team is aware that many students pursuing a career in healthcare need an advanced degree. We are excited to host our first graduate school fair to help make connections between our students and graduate programs in health professions.

    Our Health Professions Graduate School Fair will be in a virtual format. This is our first graduate school fair focused specifically on health professions!

    Contact Caroline Meditz at [email protected] for questions about the fair.

    Brown University School of Public Health
  • Oct
    20

    Join us for a National Diversity College Fair!

    National Diversity College Fairs, LLC was founded with the goal of helping
    under-represented high school and college students in their college selection process.

    The groups include first-generation and low-income high school /college students especially African Americans, Native People, Latinex, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans. Our vision is to increase inclusion and access to all levels of higher learning. Our series of undergraduate and graduate college fairs attract representatives from renowned universities looking to connect with prospective students.

    Register here!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, SPH Diversity
  • Ruotao Zhang, MSc
    Oct
    20

    Advance-CTR presents the Machine Learning Seminar Series, kicking off October 1 through October 27, 2021.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Ruotao Zhang, MSc and Dilum Aluthge, BS: Role of Calibration in Uncertainty-based Referral for Deep Learning”

    The uncertainty in predictions from deep neural network analysis of medical imaging is challenging to assess but potentially important to include in subsequent decision making. Using data from diabetic retinopathy detection, we present an empirical evaluation of model performance and the impact of uncertainty-based referral, an approach that prioritizes referral of observations based on the magnitude of a measure of uncertainty. We consider several configurations of network architecture, method for uncertainty estimation, and training data size. We identify a strong relationship between the effectiveness of uncertainty-based referral and having a well-calibrated model. This is especially relevant as complex deep neural networks tend to have high calibration errors. Finally, we provide evidence that post-calibration of the neural network can improve uncertainty-based referral.

    About the Speaker

    Ruotao Zhangis a PhD student in the Department of Biostatisticsunder the supervision of Dr Steingrimsson and Dr Gatsonis. Before coming to the US, he worked as a data scientist at China Resources Holdings. Ruotao graduated from University of Oxford with a MSc in Applied Statistics, and before that he obtained a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London. His research interests focus on statistical machine learning methods with application to biomedical data. 

    Registration will be available soon. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive the latest seminar announcements and updates.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo offers numerous opportunities for learning, inspiration, and connecting with the public health community. APHA 2021 offers two ways to participate, making the Annual Meeting accessible to more people than ever! All attendees will have access to education, the Public Health Expo and unique networking experiences.

    Experience APHA 2021 in Denver

    In-person attendees will have the best of both worlds: access to all sessions presented in Denver, live virtual sessions, and on-demand content. APHA’s three general and eleven featured sessions will be held in Denver. In-person attendees can meet exhibitors at the three-day Public Health Expo and participate in meaningful networking opportunities and events with presenters and other attendees. Nothing can replace the energy and connections of an in-person meeting! Best for: in-person networking, career advancement and camaraderie as an addition to your educational experience.

    Experience APHA 2021 at Home

    Virtual attendees will gather online to participate and present. Virtual oral sessions will be presented live, and the audience will be able to interact with presenters. A limited number of sessions will be livestreamed from Denver, including all three general and eleven featured sessions. All sessions, virtual and in-person, will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing after the meeting. Best for: access to educational content and for those who need the flexibility of a remote experience.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Research
  • Join us at the National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference!  Brought to you by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), which is a society that aims to further the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American students in obtaining advanced degrees, careers, leadership positions, and equality in the STEM field.

    Founded in 1973, SACNAS has over 20,000 members and 110 chapters on college campuses across the United States and United States held territories. The society does not discriminate against any group, and benefits African American, Asian American, and white students, as well as those who are in the social sciences.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Social Sciences, SPH Diversity
  • Please join the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice Race, Medicine and Social Justice Research Cluster to welcome Professor Aumoithe for a lecture entitled “Medical Scarcity through Natural and Political Disaster in the United States”.

    The so-called richest country in the world, the U.S. produces an abundance of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and specialty care. At the same time, access to these resources are stratified across lines of race and class. Despite the plenitude, how do we puzzle over the historical lack of healthcare access in the U.S. and, thus, the manufactured scarceness of that care? How do we make sense of the paradox of abundance coexisting with impoverishment? This talk will explore how natural and political disasters over time have revealed the rotten underbelly of U.S. healthcare, showing how medical scarcity is created and operates.

  • Interested in starting your own venture or working in a startup environment? In this alumni panel, moderated by Professor Jennifer Nazareno of the School of Public Health and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn more about the industry, how to secure funding, and the challenges and rewards of working for yourself. Students and alumni are encouraged to ask questions when registering, though the Zoom Q&A feature will be enabled during the webinar.

    Panelists include:

    • Robbie Felton, AB’21
      Co-Founder / CEO, Intus Care
    • Rory Stanton, AB’09, MBA
      Founder, Aila Health
    • Whitney Terrill, Healthcare Leadership ’23
      Founder, The Reem Company
    • Elizabeth Wells, AB’21, MPH’22
      Former Co-Lead, [email protected] (Women’s Empowerment Conference), Brown Entrepreneurship Program
    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Dr. Jean Feng, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of C...
    Nov
    1

    Dr. Jean Feng, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

    Safe approval policies for continual learning systems in healthcare
    The number of machine learning (ML)-based medical devices approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been rapidly increasing. The current regulatory policy requires these algorithms to be locked post-approval; subsequent changes must undergo additional scrutiny. Nevertheless, ML algorithms have the potential to improve over time by training over a growing body of data, better reflect real-world settings, and adapt to distributional shifts. To facilitate a move toward continual learning algorithms, the FDA is looking to streamline regulatory policies and design Algorithm Change Protocols (ACPs) that autonomously approve proposed modifications. However, the problem of designing ACPs cannot be taken lightly. We show that policies without error rate guarantees are prone to “bio-creep” and may not protect against distributional shifts. To this end, we investigate the problem of ACP design within the frameworks of online hypothesis testing and online learning and take the first steps towards developing safe ACPs.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • There’s a growing concern that renewable and clean energy solutions to climate change can be harmful in their own right. Indigenous peoples are among the communities, countries, and peoples who have stated this concern. Why are some energy solutions enacted irresponsibly? Part of the reason why has to do with how some proponents of these solutions narrate climate change through linear time. When narrated like a ticking clock, the sense that swift action is needed obscures responsibilities to others who risk being harmed by solutions. This presentation will then offer four different Indigenous approaches to narrating climate change, “depth time,” “seasonal time,” “kinship time,” and “dystopian time,” showing how each offers an account of responsibility. While philosophical, the Indigenous approaches have implications for climate governance, allyship, policy, and the media.

  • Nov
    10
    All Day

    ABRCMS

    The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network.

    Visit the Brown University School of Public Health booth on:

    Wednesday: 245-330pm, 7-8pm
    Thursday: 11-1145am, 245-330pm, 7-8pm
    Friday: 11-1145am, 245-330pm, 7-8pm

    Brown University School of Public Health
  • Interested in working at a governmental organization? In this informal Q&A-style webinar, you’ll learn more about various career pathways and how to navigate their application processes. Students and alumni are encouraged to ask questions when registering, though the Zoom Q&A feature will be enabled during the webinar.

    Alumni panelists include:

    • Emma Creegan, MPH’20
      Public Health Epidemiologist, Rhode Island Department of Health
    • Heather Jue-Wong, AB’16, MSPH
      Consultant, World Health Organization
    • Kayvia Pemberton, MPH’17
      Emergency Management Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Additional panelists TBA.

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Nov
    12
    3:30pm

    Kert Davies: The development of organized opposition to climate action

    85 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02909, Room 130
  • Nov
    17

    Thinking of applying to a graduate school in public health? Join us for a virtual fair!

    Free to all prospective students and advisors, you will be able to meet and chat with representatives from dozens of public health schools and programs.

    Brown University School of Public Health’s chat room will be open from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST.

    Join us and learn more about our public health graduate programs!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Information Session, Research, Social Sciences
  • Join our current Health Equity Scholar students and staff to learn more about the Health Equity Scholars Program! 

    Open to graduates of HBCUs, the Health Equity Scholars program provides MPH students with the opportunity to address health disparities through research and practice, while also gaining critical skills for leadership.

    Students selected into the Health Equity Scholars Program benefit from:

    Financial support: Up to a full tuition scholarship (based on demonstrated need), coverage of fees, and stipend support for unpaid or low-paid internships.

    Hands-on public health training: All MPH students, including the Health Equity Scholars, are required to complete 145 hours of an applied public health experience, working with a local, national, or international organization of the Scholar’s choosing.

    Leadership training: Bi-weekly interactive sessions led by Brown faculty and other experts will address communication, negotiation, critical thinking, crisis management, and other essential 21st century leadership skills.

    One-to-one coaching: HES students will work with a coach to help them define their leadership goals and create a personalized plan for leadership development.

    Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Information Session, Social Sciences
  • Dec
    2
    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Open House

    121 South Main Street

    Join us for our annual open house, and learn more about the Brown University School of Public Health! This event will provide you with an overview of our school and graduate degree programs, and will feature a faculty and a student panel where you will be able to ask questions to our world-class faculty and students!

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health
  • Dec
    3
    3:30pm

    Amy Westervelt: The use of PR firms in obstructing climate action

    85 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02909, Room 130
  • Feb
    2
    11:00am - 3:00pm

    Brown’s SPRING General Career Fair

    Virtual Event
    Join us for our Spring fair with participating employers from a wide variety of industries. Register ahead of time and schedule sessions with the employers you want to meet. 
    Also follow @browncareerlab on Instagram for updates.
    Careers, Recruiting, Internships