Past Events

  • Jan
    15
    1:30pm

    T32 Neuroengineering Career Seminar

    Richard B Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge St., Boston MA 02114

    Please join the NINDS T32 Fellowship Program in Recovery and Restoration of CNS Health and Function: T32 Neuroengineering Career Seminar 

    Join remotely: https://partners.zoom.us/j/243040767 +1 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 243 040 767

    Agenda 

    1:00-1:10 – Program Director Welcome

    1:15-1:55 – David Borton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

    2:00-2:40 – Kevin Mazurek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Rochester Medical Center

    2:40-3:10 – Cocktail/Networking Break

    3:10-3:50 – Ming Yin, Ph.D., Senior Electrical Engineer, Blackrock Microsystems, LLC, Adjunct Assistant Professor, ECE, University of Utah, Visiting Scientist, School of Engineering, Brown University

    3:55-4:35 – Canan Dagdeviren, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4:35-4:55 – Panel discussion

    4:55-5:00 – Program Director Closeout

    Sponsored by Mass General Neuroscience, the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery at MGH, Robert J. & Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, and the School of Engineering at Brown University. Hosted by the NINDS T32 Fellowship Program in Recovery and Restoration of CNS Health and Function.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Careers, Recruiting, Internships, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering
  • PSTC is hosting a Getting Started with Python and Data Science workshop. This is an introductory two-day workshop that aims to provide participants with an immersive practice on Python and data analytics. The workshop is designed primarily for Python beginners, and no prior programming experience is required. After this workshop, the participants will be prepared to understand the basics of Python, install and use Python packages, develop Python scripts and manipulate and analyze data using computing packages (e.g., NumPy, Pandas). In addition, participants will become familiar with Python working environment, Anaconda and Jupyter Notebook.

    This workshop is open to students, postdocs, faculty and other researchers with a Brown University affiliation.

    When: Wed - Thu, January 15-16, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

    Where: Seminar Room (the 2nd floor of PSTC), 68 Waterman St, Providence, RI, 02912. Get directions with Google Maps .

    Survey: Pre-workshop survey

    Registration: Eventbrite

    Requirements: Please complete the pre-workshop survey before attending. Participants must bring a laptop with a Windows or Mac operating system that they have administrator permission on.

    Contact: Please email [email protected] or Zhenchao Qian with questions about the content or logistics..

  • Jan
    10
    8:30am

    Carney Coffee Hour

    164 Angell Street

    Need a Friday morning pick me up? Or a place to have your Brain Science-related meeting? Join the Carney Institute on the fourth floor of 164 Angell Street for coffee after 8:30 a.m. every Friday.

  • Jan
    9
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Translational Research Seminar Series

    Rhode Island Quality Institute

    Join Advance-CTR for our January Translational Research Seminar, featuring a special talk by Neil Sarkar, PhD , director of the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics and interim President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute. 

    Dr. Sarkar will provide a presentation on CurrentCare and other RIQI initiatives and resources that are available to RI investigators for use in their research. 

    Please join us in person, or register to watch the seminar via livestream

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • Child popping bubbles
    Jan
    8
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    BSS Invited Talk | Tayla Ash, ScD, MPH

    121 South Main Street
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Invited Talk
    Tayla Ash, ScD, MPH
    “Examining the Emergence of Sleep Disparities and Implications for Childhood Obesity”
    Dr. Tayla Ash’s research interests center on three main themes: child development, promoting good daily habits, and health equity. These three themes have often come together in the form of research on childhood obesity prevention research, examining the various lifestyle behaviors that promote optimal child development and growth, and the contextual factors influencing them. Her recent work focuses specifically on insufficient sleep as a risk factor for childhood obesity, but the overall goal of her research program is to reduce obesity-related disparities among children from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds as well as those from low-income households. Dr. Ash’s work primarily takes a family-centered approach, while recognizing the impact of subsequent levels of the Social Ecological Model on children’s energy balance behaviors (e.g. schools/childcare and the community).
    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Government, Public & International Affairs, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
  • Georita Marie Frierson, PhD

    Dean, School of Arts, Sciences and Education

    Associate Editor, APA’s Training and Education in Professional Psychology

    Commissioner, APA’s Commission on Accreditation

    Lic. Clinical Psychologist

    D’Youville College

    Panelists:

    Maria Teresa Coutinho, PhD

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Department of Pediatrics

    Alpert Medical School

    Jessica Peters, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Alpert Medical School, Brown University

    Jordan Rego

    HIV/STI Testing & Prevention, Program Coordinator

    AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI)

  • Jan
    6
    5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies

    222 Richmond Street

    The AMS Office of Faculty Professional Development is excited to sponsor the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate program here at the medical school!

    PURPOSE
    The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research.

    The program is offered free of charge and open to all Brown faculty who are interested in improving their educational research skills. It is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

    CURRICULUM
    Each three-hour workshop focuses on a key skill or area in educational research, and emphasizes opportunities for hands-on activities and active participation, so as to maximize the applicability of the workshop principles.

    • Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation
    • Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
    • Hypothesis-Driven Research
    • Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity
    • Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    • Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
    • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
    • Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
    • Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

    Workshop descriptions can be found on the AAMC MERC website .

    Certificate achievement requires completion of six workshops of the participant’s choosing.

    REGISTRATION & FEES
    All nine of the medical education research workshops are being made available free of charge to Brown faculty. Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six workshops and pay a certificate fee of $100. This program is unfortunately ineligible for CME credit.

    Information about session dates, and registration for one or more sessions (up to nine), can be found here . If you experience difficulty accessing the google registration form, please email [email protected]

    Minimum enrollment for each three-hour workshop is eight, maximum is 25. Enrollment is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis, and a wait list for each session will be established. All workshops will take place at the medical school (222 Richmond Street), Rooms TBD.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Teaching & Learning, Training, Professional Development
  • Jan
    6
    10:00am

    Computation Seminar

    164 Angell Street

    We will kick off the computation seminar series this spring in the Carney Innovation Zone, with a duo of virtual Zoom talks from Tim Behrens and James Whittington (Oxford/UCL). Tim will give the broad overview of the research program and James will present on their neural net model of the Tolman Eichenbaum Machine capturing the interactions between hippocampal place and entorhinal grid cells in structure learning and abstraction. We are hoping that these will be interactive - e.g. for this one I know a few people have some questions on some of the nitty gritty implementational issues and we will try to hash out those issues especially during James’ presentation.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Research
  • Dec
    19
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds: Monica Taljaard, PhD

    121 South Main Street

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory is working to build the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials of interventions embedded within health care systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The IMPACT Collaboratory hosts free webinars on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 noon ET addressing these issues.

    On Thursday Dec. 19th we’ll hear from Monica Taljaard, PhD, a biostatistician specializing in the design, analysis and ethics of pragmatic cluster randomized and stepped wedge trials. As a member of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Methods Center, she regularly provides biostatistical assistance to investigators in the design, conduct, and analysis of pragmatic trials, pilot trials, quality improvement interventions, and health system projects. Dr. Taljaard will present “Stepped wedge cluster trials: what, how, and when?”

    Zoom Conferencing
    Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://hebrewseniorlife.zoom.us/j/5479652617
    Dial-In: +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll) or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 547 965 2617

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research
  • Dec
    13
    2:00pm

    Social & Cognitive Science Seminar Series

    Metcalf Research Building

    Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series.  Speaker: Peter Hitchcock, Brown University.  Title: Rumination Derails Learning about Potentially Reinforcing Cues.  Speaker: Meghan Gallo, Brown University.  Title: Effects of early life adversity on motivational vigor.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
  • Dec
    13
    8:30am - 9:30am

    Pediatric Grand Rounds

    Hasbro Children’s Hospital

    December 13, 2019

    Speaker:

    Elizabeth Lowenhaupt, MD

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Topic:

    Stayin” at the RITS: Incarcerated Adolescents and the Juvenile Justice System in Rhode Island

     

    Objectives:

    (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)

    • Identify the legal steps involved in and basic terminology associated with the detention and adjudication of adolescents in Rhode Island
    • Describe the structure, staffing, and treatment interventions available at the Rhode Island Training School, the state’s only juvenile correctional facility
    • Evaluate some of the most common clinical presentations seen in the juvenile correctional settings
    • Describe differences in providing medical and psychiatric care to incarcerated adolescents
    Incarcerated adoleschents, juvenile justice system, rhode island, RITS
  • Dec
    12
    4:00pm

    NSGP Seminar Series: Yael Niv, PhD; Princeton University

    Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences

    What is the role of the orbitofrontal cortex in reinforcement learning?

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research
  • Dec
    12
    2:00pm

    John M. K. Mislow, M.D., Ph.D. Memorial Lecture

    Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences

    Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.
    President Emerita
    Professor of Neuroscience
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

     

    The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will build the Next Technology Revolution

     

    Following the lecture, please join us for a reception in the Carney Institute Innovation Zone, 164 Angell St., fourth floor.

  • Dec
    12
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Translational Research Seminar Series

    Women & Infants Hospital

    This month’s seminar features:

    Sarah Thomas, PhD: “Cognitive Flexibility and Reward Motivation in Adolescent Cannabis Use: An Investigation of Neurobehavioral Mechanisms and Intrinsic Resting State Connectivity”

    Tracey Taveira, PhD & Philp Haines, PhD: Post-Hospitalization Community Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management for Heart Failure

    Can’t make it in person? Watch the seminar remotely.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • Dec
    11
    4:00pm

    Data Wednesday Seminar

    164 Angell Street

    PERFORMANCE AND IMPACT OF EHRs IN IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

    Hamish Fraser
    Associate Professor of Medical Science
    Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics

    Health information systems including Electronic Health Records are have been show to improve quality of care and reduce medical errors. In low and Middle income countries improving quality of care is a high priority especially for chronic diseases including HIV, MDR-TB, cardiovascular disease and Cancer. Electronic health records are increasingly widely used particularly to support HIV care. In this presentation I will discuss the current status of EHR deployments with the OpenMRS open source EHR, and the evidence for performance and clinical impact of OpenMRS in Rwanda and Kenya.

    Wednesday, December 11
    164 Angell Street, 3rd Floor Seminar Space
    4:00-5:00 PM

    Sponsored by DSI, CCMB, BCBI
    Refreshments will be served.

  • Dec
    11
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Child & Adolescent Grand Rounds

    Bradley Hospital

    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds*

    Genomic Psychiatry: Implementing Precision Medicine for Autism and Developmental Disorders

    Daniel Moreno De Luca MD, MSc

    Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist

    Genomic Psychiatry Consultation Service

    Verrecchia Clinic for Children with Autism & Developmental Disabilities

    Assistant Professor - Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    Bradley Hospital ◊ Pine Room ◊ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

    Understand basic rare genetics concepts relevant to psychiatry; Appreciate genetic testing recommendations for autism and developmental disorders from Professional Medical Societies; and Illustrate clinical examples where genetic testing results impact clinical care for autism and developmental disorders

    Disclosure: Daniel Moreno De Luca MD, MSc has no financial relationships to disclose.

    This presentation will be teleconferenced from the Pine Room at Bradley Hospital to Leone Conference Room, APC Building, Lifespan Cancer Institute, Suite 133.

    This activity is not supported by a commercial entity.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Physical & Earth Sciences, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
  • Dec
    10
    5:00pm

    Providence Sleep Research Interest Group Seminar

    Butler Hospital Campus, 300 Duncan Drive

    Providence Sleep Research Interest Group (PSRIG) Seminar Series

    Anne Venner, Ph.D.

    Instructor Harvard Medical School

    “Neural circuits governing arousal state condition”

  • Dec
    10

    Come experience novel virtual reality data visualization approaches for studying human footprint formation in Brown’s VR display room, the Yurt. Students. in Brown/RISD’s “VR Design for Science” class will present live VR demos and posters of their work this semester to design approaches for exploratory visual analysis of scientific research data.

    Host: Professor David Laidlaw

  • Dec
    9

    Shawn Olsen, Ph.D. 

    Allen Brain Institute 

    Large-scale electrophysiology reveals mesoscale functional networks
    in mouse visual cortex

  • Dec
    9
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    B-Lab & Brown Venture Prize Info Session

    1 Euclid Avenue, Providence RI 02908

    Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. We are agnostic to what type of venture we except into B-Lab and work with ventures from all backgrounds, from e-commerce to social impact. Each participating venture receives access to custom mentoring, a peer cohort of dedicated founders, co-working space, and a $4,000 summer stipend (per student).

    The Brown Venture Prize is designed to empower the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students. It supports teams who have identified a significant opportunity, and whose ventures have the potential to create “impact at scale”. The prize is agnostic with respect to what sectors or industries ventures are working in, or even whether they are commercial, social, or have blended approaches. The essential thing is that teams have identified an opportunity or challenge and are thinking big about how to solve it. The Brown Venture Prize is intended to help them accelerate and scale those solutions. Winners will receive prize money, critical mentorship, and access to leaders in the Brown entrepreneurial community and beyond.

    Learn more about the two programs and ask questions about the application process. In addition to meeting students that participated in the programs, you will meet the Nelson Center team: Jason Harry, Director of Breakthrough Lab; Jonas Clark, Nelson Center, Associate Director; and Liz Malone, Assistant Director for Programs – who work with you during the whole process, coaching and cheering you on. If you just want to learn more or are thinking about applying to either program, join us!

    Lunch will be served. RSVP here

  • Dec
    9
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Workshop - Using Matlab on Oscar

    180 George Street

    An introduction to using Matlab on Oscar. Topics covered include: working with Matlab interactively on Oscar, using the Matlab GUI, using Matlab in batch jobs, and working with Parallel Toolbox. Register online .

    Computing, HPC, Research
  • Dec
    6
    11:30am

    Social & Cognitive Science Seminar Series

    Metcalf Research Building

    Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series.  Speaker: Jae-Young Son, Brown University.  Title: Crowdsourcing punishment: Individuals reference group preferences to inform their own punitive decisions.  Abstract: Justice systems delegate punishment decisions to groups in the belief that the aggregation of individuals’ preferences facilitates judiciousness. However, group dynamics may also lead individuals to relinquish moral responsibility by conforming to the majority’s preference for punishment. Across five experiments (N = 399), we find Victims and Jurors tasked with restoring justice become increasingly punitive (by as much as 40%) as groups express a desire to punish, with every additional punisher augmenting an individual’s punishment rates. This influence is so potent that knowing about a past group’s preference continues swaying decisions even when they cannot affect present outcomes. Using computational models of decision-making, we test long-standing theories of how groups influence choice. We find groups induce conformity by making individuals less cautious and more impulsive, and by amplifying the value of punishment. However, compared to Victims, Jurors are more sensitive to moral violation severity and less readily swayed by the group. Conformity to a group’s punitive preference also extends to weightier moral violations such as assault and theft. Our results demonstrate that groups can powerfully shift an individual’s punitive preference across a variety of contexts, while additionally revealing the cognitive mechanisms by which social influence alters moral values.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
  • Dec
    5
    Machine Learning is invaluable for extracting insights from large volumes of data. A key assumption enabling many methods, however, is having access to training data comprising independent observations from the entire distribution of relevant data. In practice, data is commonly missing due to measurement limitations, legal restrictions, or data collection and sharing practices. Moreover, observations are commonly collected on a network, a spatial or a temporal domain and may be intricately dependent. Training on data that is censored or dependent is known to lead to Machine Learning models that are biased.

     

    In this talk, we overview recent work on learning from censored and dependent data. We propose a learning framework which is widely applicable, and instantiate this framework to obtain computationally and statistically efficient methods for linear, logistic and probit regression from censored or dependent samples, in high dimensions. We complement these theoretical findings with experiments showing the practicality of the framework in training Deep Neural Network models on biased data. Our findings are enabled through connections to Statistical Physics, Concentration and Anti-concentration of measure, and properties of Stochastic Gradient Descent, and resolve classical challenges in Statistics and Econometrics.

     

    Constantinos (a.k.a. “Costis”) Daskalakis is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT and a member of CSAIL. He works on computation theory and its interface with game theory, economics, probability theory, statistics and machine learning. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and a PhD in Computer Science from UC-Berkeley. He has been honored with the ACM Doctoral Dissertation award, the Kalai Prize from the Game Theory Society, the Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, the SIAM outstanding paper prize, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the Simons investigator award, the Bodossaki Foundation Distinguished Young Scientists Award, and the Nevanlinna prize from the International Mathematical Union.

     

    This lecture series honors Paris Kanellakis, a distinguished computer scientist who was an esteemed and beloved member of the Brown Computer Science Department. Paris joined the Computer Science Department in 1981 and became a full professor in 1990. His research area was theoretical computer science, with emphasis on the principles of database systems, logic in computer science, the principles of distributed computing and combinatorial optimization. He died in an airplane crash on December 20,1995, along with his wife, Maria Teresa Otoya, and their two young children, Alexandra and Stephanos Kanellakis.

                          

    Host: Professor Amy Greenwald

     

    A reception will follow. 

  • TBI, Spinal Cord Injury, and Intracortical Neurotechnologies for Restoring Function and Understanding the Brain

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research
  • Dec
    5
    12:00pm

    Perception & Action Seminar Series

    Metcalf Research Building

    Michael S. Goodman ’74 Memorial Seminar Series.  Speaker: Speaker, Michael Dickinson, California Institute of Technology.  Title: Navigation in fruit flies across large and small spatial scales.  Abstract: Over 400 million years ago, a group of tiny six-legged creatures evolved the ability to fly—an event that fundamentally transformed our planet. Equipped with the ability to fly, insects underwent an extraordinary radiation and have dominated every terrestrial ecosystem ever since. In order to employ fly effectively, these ancient insects must have possessed the rudimentary ability to take off, fly stably, disperse, forage, and land — a core set of behavioral modules that constitute a ‘Devonian Toolkit’. The fact that the basic architecture of the nervous system is remarkably uniform across species, further suggests that many behaviors of modern insects are deeply rooted in a common evolutionary history.   

    My lab is attempting to reconstruct the behavior and ecology of ancestral insects through investigations of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Most experiments on fly behaviors have been confined to small laboratory chambers, yet the natural history of these animals involves dispersal that takes place on a much larger spatial scale. New release-and-recapture experiments in the Mojave Desert confirm that flies can navigate over 10 kilometers of open landscape in just a few hours. A key component of their dispersal behavior is the ability to use the position of the sun and the pattern of polarized light in the sky as navigation landmarks. To do so, flies make use of specialized navigation circuits in the Central Complex, an ancient set of unpaired neuropil regions in the core of their brain. Laboratory experiments suggest that flies are also capable of small-scale navigation when they are walking on the ground in search of food. In particular, the flies use ideothetic path integration to keep track of their position in space relative to the location of feeding spots they have recently discovered. Using the genetic tools available in Drosophila, we are currently trying to characterize the neural circuits that underlie both the small- and large-scale navigational capabilities of insects.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
  • Marc Weisskopf
    Dec
    5
    12:00pm

    Epidemiology Seminar Series: Marc Weisskopf

    121 South Main Street

    Seminar Flyer

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, epidemiology, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Research
  • Dec
    5
    12:00pm

    Biology of Aging Seminar Series - Matthew Gill, PhD

    Biomedical Center (BMC)

    Matthew Gill of the Scripps Research Institute will be presenting “Modulation of insulin sensitivity by an alternatively spliced insulin receptor in C. elegans.”

    The Biology of Aging Seminar Series brings to Brown some of the most renown scientists in the Biology of Aging field. Seminars are held once per month during the academic year, at noon on the third Thursday each month).

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering
  • This course is designed to fulfill the NIH requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and is coordinated by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown. The Research Integrity Series for Faculty consists of core and elective modules, with content and discussion topics aimed at more experienced scholars in the biomedical and clinical sciences.

    Requirements:
    Faculty must complete a minimum of 8 hours of in-person core and elective content in order to receive RCR certification. Faculty who began training in this course last year and have yet to complete their 8 hours may continue with this year’s series. Faculty registered for this course may apply up to 1 hr of in-person external RCR training (for example, a departmental workshop, class, or seminar relating to a topic covered in this class). Attendees must provide OGPS with verification of attendance for tracking purposes.

    Registration is required to attend. More information about the trainings will be distributed prior to the event. To register, please fill out this form .

    Schedule:

     

    Wednesday, December 4th, 3:30-5pm Dr. Elizabeth Harrington and Dr. Audra Van Wart, Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency (Note that this is one of the required trainings)

     

    SPRING Session (Dates are TBD but will include the following topics): Mentorship (2 hrs), Running a Lab, *Human Subjects/Animal Research, Data Management and Ownership

  • Aging & Dementia Research Lecture:

     “Intertwined Etiologies for Alzheimer’s Disease and Preeclampsia: Insights for Prediction and Therapeutic Intervention” 

    Surendra Sharma, MD PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics

    Director, COBRE for Reproductive Health 

    Women & Infants Hospital

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    RI Hospital 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903

    APC Building, Leone Conference Room, first floor, room 133

    1pm -2pm

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Education, Teaching, Instruction, neurology, Research
  •  

    Beth Bock, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior

    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine

    Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    Butler Hospital ◊ Ray Hall Conference Center ◊ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

    Describe the iterative process of intervention development; Explain the value of early process qualitative work; Discuss considerations for choosing technology platforms; and Explain the relative advantages of text messaging versus smartphone apps

    Disclosure: Beth Bock, PhD has no financial relationships to disclose.

    This activity is not supported by a commercial entity.