Upcoming Events

  • Registration is required. Register here.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has widened existing racial and socioeconomic educational inequities. In this panel discussion, three experts in educational policy and practice panel discuss one possible policy intervention that could help to address these growing gaps: tutoring. Research shows that tutoring is among the most effective educational interventions ever to be empirically tested. Private tutoring is a $47 billion dollar industry in the United States and has been much more available to affluent families, a dynamic that has increased, and increased inequality, during the pandemic. The panelists will consider what we know from the research about tutoring, how tutoring might be imagined as a policy intervention at scale to reduce inequality and improve student outcomes, and some efforts underway to implement tutoring programs as an equity reform, including the TMS/Brown Tutoring Initiative.

    Panelists:
    Matthew Kraft, Associate Professor of Education and Economics
    Susanna Loeb, Professor of Education, Professor of International and Public Affairs, and Director of Annenberg Institute
    Soljane Martinez, Education Coordinator, Annenberg Institute

    Moderated by Carrie Nordlund, Associate Director, Annenberg Institute

    Education, Teaching, Instruction
  • Growing Up in Neuroscience Webinar Series

    “Emotion Regulation and Aging: What I used to think, what I think now, and why”

    Derek Isaacowitz

    Northeastern University

    “How Older Adults Remember Emotional Events”

    Elizabeth Kensinger

    Boston College

    Register  to attend the webinar. Zoom details will be sent after registration.

    About Growing Up in Aging Neuroscience

    Any early-career researcher interested in aging neuroscience across a wide range of domains – including cognition, affect, memory, and everything in between – is invited to participate in Growing Up in Aging Neuroscience (GRAN). Our objective is to provide a setting in which junior researchers considering or pursuing a career in aging neuroscience can learn about the latest developments (and the people behind it). We have brought together world-class researchers across a wide range of career stages (from assistant to full professor) to present their work, as well as share their unique experiences relating to how they became investigators (inspired by the Growing Up in Science series), in hopes of encouraging junior researchers considering or pursuing a career in aging neuroscience.

    GRAN2020 will take place via a virtual and free webinar series in Fall 2020. To receive the zoom invite and passcode for each session, you will need to register for each session. Each session will be 1.5 hours long, with each speaker presenting their research and participating in a Q&A session at the end of each webinar.

    Abstracts

    “Emotion Regulation and Aging: What I used to think, what I think now, and why” (Derek Isaacowitz):

    For basically my whole career, I have been interested in trying to understand the mechanisms underlying older adults’ generally positive affective experience. Based on socioemotional selectivity theory, I spent a number of years investigating age-related positivity effects in attention, and whether these may play a role in older adults’ affective success. This then led to a wider investigation of emotion regulation strategies, including attentional deployment, that may vary by age. While our early work supported the age differences narrative, and sometimes the “older people are better” narrative, our more recent work has found much more similarity than differences among age groups in emotion regulation behavior, both in the lab and in everyday life. I will consider the implications of these findings for my own research trajectory as well as for the field in general.

    “How Older Adults Remember Emotional Events” (Elizabeth Kensinger):

    In this talk, I will first describe some similarities in the ways that young and older adults remember emotional events. In particular, across the adult lifespan individuals show emotional memory enhancements and also emotional memory trade-offs. I will then shift to focusing on ways in which age seems to affect the way that emotional experiences are remembered. In particular, older adults often appear to remember negative events less vividly, and with an increased focus on the silver linings. The negativity of emotional events also can fade over time for older adults. I will briefly describe how an expanded model of emotional memory that incorporates the role of the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex may elucidate these age-related differences.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Research
  • Please join us for our monthly (virtual) Division of Global Emergency Medicine Educational Conference held the first Friday of every month from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

    This conference is a great learning opportunity for those with an interest in global health, public health, emergency medicine, humanitarian and disaster response. All are welcome.

    Included in the program will be a global emergency medicine Journal Club by our division fellows, faculty didactic presentation, as well as “Global EM Bedside Rounds” clinical case presentation by division chair Dr. Adam Levine.

    Email our GEM coordinator and intern Suraya Ortiz [email protected] for the ZOOM link to join. We look forward to having you join our next conference!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Government, Public & International Affairs, International, Global Engagement, Teaching & Learning
  • Dec
    7
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Advance-CTR Qualitative Drop-In Sessions

    233 Richmond Street, Room 223

    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
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  • Join representatives from UCLA Health to learn about jumpstarting your
    career in health administration through the Administrative Internship. UCLA’s Administrative Internship is an engaging and rewarding 10-12 week program
    designed to provide you with real-world project work and in-depth exposure to a world-class academic medical center and health system.

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Dec
    8
    3:30pm - 5:00pm

    Open House

    Zoom

    Join us for a virtual open house! This will be a great opportunity to learn about our public health master’s programs while meeting and speaking with faculty, students, and staff.

    As you know, public health is more important than ever before. This open house, which focuses on our master’s programs, will feature a faculty panel and a student panel so you will be able to get the answers to the questions that matter the most to you.

    Register today!

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Brown University School of Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Social Sciences, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Health Career Connection (HCC) , through partnerships with leading organizations, provides internships in a variety of settings including but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, consulting firms, health plans, local health departments, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups.

    HCC is committed to increasing representation of all racial and ethnic groups in the health professions, so students of color, first-generation students and those of economically challenged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply as are students from under resourced rural and urban communities and those seeking to advance health equity.

    The webinar will provide more information on the HCC summer program and application process, including:

    • What to expect from an internship with HCC
    • The application process and eligibility requirements
    • Application checklist and selection criteria
    • Frequently Asked Questions – you have the opportunity to ask questions of HCC staff.

    Register Here

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Please Join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a conversation with Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.

    Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG, provides a valuable combination of experience at the highest levels of patient care and medical research, as well as organizational management and public health policy. Marrying her transformational leadership acumen and strategic thinking to tackle challenging management issues, she has a track record of redesigning complex organizations’ infrastructures to reflect the needs of evolving strategic environments and position the organization for success through sustainability tactics.

    The sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and the first woman to lead the free-standing medical institution, Montgomery Rice serves as both the president and dean. A renowned infertility specialist and researcher, she most recently served as dean and executive vice president of MSM, where she has served since 2011.

    An interactive audience Q&A will follow.

    Registration for this webinar is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

  • Join representatives from UCLA Health to learn about jumpstarting your
    career in health administration through the Administrative Internship. UCLA’s Administrative Internship is an engaging and rewarding 10-12 week program
    designed to provide you with real-world project work and in-depth exposure to a world-class academic medical center and health system.

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • The College Office is pleased to announce the campus deadline for the Truman Scholarship.

    The Truman Scholarship is the most prestigious award in the country for college juniors committed to public service. The award provides 30K towards graduate or professional school and is for students who are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in the public sector (broadly defined).

    Students interested in applying must submit a completed application through UFunds , Brown’s online application system by 11:59 pm on December 11, 2020.

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Desmond Upton Patton, PhD
    Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs
    Columbia University School of Social Work

    Desmond Upton Patton’s research uses qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief, and identity are expressed on social media; and the real-world impact these expressions have on well-being for low-income youth of color. He studies the ways in which gang-involved youth conceptualize threats on social media, and the extent to which social media shapes and facilitates youth and gang violence.

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series is sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health to examine health inequity and to outline steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

    The series is supported by The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. This lecture was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers’ daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen ’59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger’s decision to make this gift.

    Continuing Medical Education Credit

    This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Physicians: To be eligible to claim CME credit, please register for this event at cme-learning.brown.edu

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  • Join representatives from UCLA Health to learn about jumpstarting your
    career in health administration through the Administrative Internship. UCLA’s Administrative Internship is an engaging and rewarding 10-12 week program
    designed to provide you with real-world project work and in-depth exposure to a world-class academic medical center and health system.

    Careers, Recruiting, Internships
  • Jan
    27
    11:00am - 3:00pm

    Brown’s SPRING Virtual General Career Fair

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