Receipts of Brown Research Achievement Awards

Brown honors scholars with inaugural Research Achievement Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Six Brown faculty members were honored on Wednesday, April 19, with inaugural Brown Research Achievement Awards, presented by the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

Winners of the 2017 Public Health Research Day

Public Health Research Day 2017

Sayles Hall was filled with 80 public health posters on Thursday, April 13th – the most presentations during Public Health Research Day ever! The researchers responsible were on hand, answering the questions of judges, colleagues, and friends. After the public viewing, the Dean of the School of Public Health, presented awards for the best posters.


Madeline Pesec

Med student and public health alum, Madeline Pesec, on the success of Costa Rica's primary health care system

To lead a new paper in Health Affairs that describes the exceptional success of Costa Rica’s approach to primary care, student Madeline Pesec combined her own initiative and talent with Brown’s unique academic programs and alumni network.

Joseph W. Hogan (left) and Joseph M. Braun (right)

Public health faculty members awarded named professorships

The Brown University Corporation has appointed two Public Health faculty members to named professorships:

Damaris Rohsenow

CAAS faculty member endows pilot project program

A new funding mechanism has been established in the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) through the generosity of long-time faculty member Damaris Rohsenow, PhD. The Damaris J. Rohsenow Endowed Pilot Project Program is designed to ensure a steady stream of funding for pilot projects at the Center in coming years, regardless of economic difficulties in other sources of such funding.

Eric Bai and Michelle Petersen

Breakthrough Lab: Public Health Students Flex their Entrepreneurial Muscles

Brown’s 8-week immersive summer program, Breakthrough Lab, enables students to pursue their creative and entrepreneurial passions. 38 students participated in this summer’s B-Lab, researching, experimenting, and modifying their ventures, all with the support of sector specific mentors. The fruits of their intensive experience were presented to friends, faculty, and those dedicated mentors at the Granoff Center on July 28th. Three of the B-Lab venture teams included public health students.