Upcoming Events

  • Apr
    8:00am - 9:30am

    Neurology Grand Rounds

    Rhode Island Hospital


    Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact The Rhode Island Hospital CME office at (401) 444-4260.

  • Apr


    Thomas Sgouros

    Research Associate

    Department of Computer Science

    “Information theory and the Mad Gardener: Toward a theory of misunderstanding”


    Grab your lunch and join via Zoom | Meeting ID: 493 698 269

    Please note, this meeting requires you to be logged into Zoom through your Brown account. Click to learn more .

    Abstract: As scientific theories go, information theory has been phenomenally successful, revolutionizing our world – making it possible to have Carney talks via zoom, to pick a random example. And yet the theory has not been nearly as productive for neuroscience and molecular biology as its early advocates expected. Taking energy considerations into account helps clarify how better to apply the theory to complex natural systems, with ramifications for evolution and cognition, as well as approximate computing and deep learning. They also help explain why mutual misunderstanding is the norm, and why that’s to be celebrated, not lamented.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering, Research
  • Providence Sleep Research Interest Group (PSRIG) Streamed Presentation

    “Exploring mechanisms of the sleep and eating behavior association in children with overweight/obesity”

    Tuesday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m.

    Andrea B. Goldschmidt, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Alpert Medical School, Brown University

    Abstract: Dr. Goldschmidt will be presenting on foundational work suggesting that altered sleep affects eating behavior and eating-related self-regulation, thereby promoting excess weight status in children. She will discuss some pilot work assessing momentary associations between sleep and eating behavior, followed by a discussion of a new study designed to understand whether self-regulatory deficits explain the link between poor sleep and eating behavior in children with overweight/obesity.

    To join, please point your web browser to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/315907981. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to join.

  • “Early Behavioral and Neural Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease”

    Hwamee Oh, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

     April 29, 2020

    1 to 2 PM

    Rhode Island Hospital

    Ambulatory Patient Center (APC) Building

    Leone Conference Room 133

    neurology, Research
  • May

    Computation Seminar Series

    164 Angell Street

    Computation Seminar Series

    Bob Wilson

  • Spring 2020 RCR training is now available. The course content and discussion topics are designed for faculty in the biomedical and clinical sciences and fulfill the NIH requirements for training in RCR.

    This month: “Data Management, Ownership, and Record Keeping”

    Led by: Neil Sarkar, PhD and Andrew Creamer, MLIS

    Session Description: Learn about good data management practices from faculty, as well as emerging services and infrastructure at Brown University for supporting faculty with data management plans and archiving/sharing of data.

    Please Note: Faculty must complete 8 hours of RCR training within one 12-month period to receive a certificate of completion. Sessions that are required for meeting the RCR requirements are marked. All faculty are eligible to register for the sessions, but priority will be given to those who are working toward completing their grant RCR requirements. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

    All faculty from Brown, URI, and the affiliated hospital systems are eligible to enroll in the series.

    Registration is required as space is limited. Register now .

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • A symposium featuring the MGH-Brown T32 Training Program in Recovery and Restoration of CNS Health and Function, the 2020 John M. K. Mislow, M.D., Ph.D. Memorial Lecture, Science Blitz presentations by T32 postdoctoral fellows, and a panel discussion on the neuroscience of consciousness.

    Plenary Speakers:

    • Melanie Boly, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

    • Brian Edlow, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

    • Niko Schiff, M.D., 2020 Mislow Lecturer, Weill Cornell Medicine 

    Hosted by: Brown University’s Carney Institute for Brain Science and School of Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Neurology and Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Providence VA Medical Center, VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology. 

    For more information, contact Beth Travers .