Staff members return from Brazil with new insights on achieving a diverse and inclusive campus

Why look elsewhere for talent when there’s so much right in front of you? At Brown University, that was precisely the sentiment behind the launch of the Administrative Fellows Program—a professional development initiative designed to advance leadership skills and build on the strong commitment to diversity and inclusion among staff members from across Brown’s departments. This month, the 2018-19 Administrative Fellows, including Linda Angela, Academic Program Coordinator for the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, returned to campus after an immersive, experiential learning trip to Brazil. READ MORE

School of Public Health Awards Four New Catalyst Grants

The School of Public Health's Catalyst Grant Program supports work that builds outward from existing strengths to deepen and broaden the School’s research program around the four themes identified in the Strategic Plan: Mental Health, Resilience and Mindfulness; Environmental Health and Climate Change; Vulnerable Life Stages: Children and Older Adults; and Addiction. We are proud to fund the following projects and congratulate all the awardees! 

With $12.5M grant, Brown to create research center on substance misuse and chronic disease

With a new five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation will launch four research projects and establish a clinical laboratory for biological addiction research at Brown University.

Brown awarded $10.8 million for opioid treatment aimed at parolees and people on probation

The new collaboration between Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections will expand an already successful opioid treatment program in correctional institutions, helping people who are in the justice system but outside prison walls.

Study finds Philadelphia's heat warning system saves 45 lives a year

According to a study conducted by environmental health scholars at Brown University and Harvard, Philadelphia's heat warning system reduces heat-related death in the city by 4.4 percent. “Philadelphia has a long history of being particularly proactive in response to heat. And they’ve been quite innovative in educating the public and the public health response to heat emergencies,” says Gregory Wellenius, one of the study’s coauthors.

Meals on Wheels

Research leads to expansion of innovative Meals on Wheels program

Meals on Wheels might do more than deliver hot food to isolated seniors: New research suggests it can serve as an early warning system for declining health. The study included Meals on Wheels drivers in Guernsey County in Ohio and San Diego County, who were trained to use a mobile app to alert care coordinators if the drivers had a concern or noticed a change in a senior's condition.

New initiative improved care for sepsis patients, but black patients saw smaller benefits

Study found that hospitals with more black patients saw smaller increases in compliance with new sepsis protocols than those that treat mainly white patients, highlighting a need to evaluate the effects of quality improvement projects for minority groups.