Professor Lorin Crawford Awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Four Brown University assistant professors are among the 126 early-career scholars named as Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellows for 2019.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the foundation announced the winners of the fellowships, which are awarded annually to early-career scientists and scholars from the U.S. and Canada identified as the next generation of scientific leaders.

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Firsthand accounts indicate fentanyl test strips are effective in reducing overdose risk

Young adults who use drugs find fentanyl test strips useful, residue testing more convenient and testing at home more private, a Brown study found.

New Data Science Research Grants

In collaboration with Brown’s Office of the Vice-President for Research (OVPR), the Data Science Initiative made awards to Brown researchers this fall, part of DSI's new program offering funding to promote collaborative data science research at Brown in a range of domain areas. READ MORE

Michigan team’s findings on PFAS contaminants could inform broader approach to mitigation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is a class of toxic chemicals including byproducts from manufacturing non-stick household goods and waterproof fabrics. These manmade chemicals have been found in contamination sites in at least 40 states, where they can spread to enter the water supply. Many PFAS break down slowly and may build up in the bodies of wildlife and people. 

Climate change will have region-specific impacts on human health, economy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Earth has already warmed approximately 1.7 degrees since 1901, the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) reports, and projected warming between 2.7 degrees and 3.6 degrees by 2100 will bring even more record-breaking storms, rising sea levels and spread of disease-carrying insects. 

Dr. Megan Ranney: ‘Our focus is on stopping shootings...saving human lives’

(Providence Journal) A Rhode Island Hospital emergency physician and Brown University professor was the lead author for a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday about gun violence and the Twitter hashtag #ThisIsOurLane.