Events

  • Apr
    7

    Open to all School of Public Health students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Weekly, guided mindfulness sessions led by instructors from the Mindfulness Center.

    Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to be fully present in the moment, with clear perspective, thought, and intention. Mindfulness is also a major focus area of the School’s strategic plan, Advancing Well-Being for All, and these offerings give the community a chance to directly experience its benefits. Practicing mindfulness can alleviate stress and help you remain healthy, rested, and engaged, which is vital in today’s busy work environment — whether you are a student balancing your course load, faculty teaching and competing for research grants, or staff supporting the everyday function of the School.

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • Apr
    9
    12:00pm - 12:45pm

    CANCELED: Public Health Wellness: Naloxone Training

    121 South Main Street

    As part of National Public Health Week, the Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Education Program (NOPE-RI) will provide a free 45-minute training designed to prepare individuals to recognize and respond to an overdose.

    Topics include: 

    • Opioids and Overdose in RI
    • Addiction, Overdose, and Risk Factors
    • Overdose Recognition and Response
    • State-Wide Concerns
    • Hands-on Practice
    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • Apr
    14

    Open to all School of Public Health students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Weekly, guided mindfulness sessions led by instructors from the Mindfulness Center.

    Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to be fully present in the moment, with clear perspective, thought, and intention. Mindfulness is also a major focus area of the School’s strategic plan, Advancing Well-Being for All, and these offerings give the community a chance to directly experience its benefits. Practicing mindfulness can alleviate stress and help you remain healthy, rested, and engaged, which is vital in today’s busy work environment — whether you are a student balancing your course load, faculty teaching and competing for research grants, or staff supporting the everyday function of the School.

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • Apr
    21

    Open to all School of Public Health students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Weekly, guided mindfulness sessions led by instructors from the Mindfulness Center.

    Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to be fully present in the moment, with clear perspective, thought, and intention. Mindfulness is also a major focus area of the School’s strategic plan, Advancing Well-Being for All, and these offerings give the community a chance to directly experience its benefits. Practicing mindfulness can alleviate stress and help you remain healthy, rested, and engaged, which is vital in today’s busy work environment — whether you are a student balancing your course load, faculty teaching and competing for research grants, or staff supporting the everyday function of the School.

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • Apr
    28

    Open to all School of Public Health students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Weekly, guided mindfulness sessions led by instructors from the Mindfulness Center.

    Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to be fully present in the moment, with clear perspective, thought, and intention. Mindfulness is also a major focus area of the School’s strategic plan, Advancing Well-Being for All, and these offerings give the community a chance to directly experience its benefits. Practicing mindfulness can alleviate stress and help you remain healthy, rested, and engaged, which is vital in today’s busy work environment — whether you are a student balancing your course load, faculty teaching and competing for research grants, or staff supporting the everyday function of the School.

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • May
    5
    12:30pm - 12:50pm

    Weekly Community Mindfulness Session

    121 South Main Street

    Open to all School of Public Health students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Weekly, guided mindfulness sessions led by instructors from the Mindfulness Center.

    Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to be fully present in the moment, with clear perspective, thought, and intention. Mindfulness is also a major focus area of the School’s strategic plan, Advancing Well-Being for All, and these offerings give the community a chance to directly experience its benefits. Practicing mindfulness can alleviate stress and help you remain healthy, rested, and engaged, which is vital in today’s busy work environment — whether you are a student balancing your course load, faculty teaching and competing for research grants, or staff supporting the everyday function of the School.

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • May
    9
    8:00am - 4:00pm

    CME Event: Rhode Island Stroke Symposium

    Brown University Medical Education Building (Alpert Medical School)

    The Rhode Island Stroke Symposium seeks to integrate the most advanced research and medical knowledge in the treatment of stroke and provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of that knowledge by advanced practice professionals, stroke neurologists and registered nurses. This program will provide an update on state-of-the-art acute stroke treatment as practiced at a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

    Rhode Island Hospital is the oldest Comprehensive Stroke Center in New England and a high-volume center that provides care for patients with acute ischemic stroke, intraparenchymal hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this program, participants will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including neuro critical care, stroke neurology, neuro interventional radiology, advanced practice professionals, registered nurses and other members of the stroke team. The goal of the activity is to enhance the interdisciplinary care of the stroke patient in Rhode Island and the wider New England region.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Regional primary care and specialist physicians, including emergency physicians neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, advanced practice professionals, residents, fellows, medical students and other allied members of the healthcare team.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of the symposium, participants should be able to:

    • Recognize the most important factors in preventing stroke (prevention)
    • Accurately identify the patient that warrants transfer to a tertiary stroke center
    • Identify the indications and contraindications to mechanical thrombectomy for large vessel occlusion
    • Describe the work-up for acute ischemic stroke with particular reference to acute ischemic stroke in the young person
    • Recognize the role of the advanced practice professional in the treatment of acute stroke
    • Describe disparities in stroke care and recognize factors that can be addressed to improve equity in stroke care
    • Select patients who are appropriate for long-term cardiac monitoring
    • State the indications and contraindication for the use of tissue plasminogen activator

    Registration Fees

    Fee includes: breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to online syllabus, complimentary on-site parking

    $150.00 Physicians
    $125.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
    $ 75.00 Emergency Medical Technicians
    $ 50.00 Lifespan Employees, Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, other Health Profession Students

  • May
    12
    12:30pm - 12:50pm

    Weekly Community Mindfulness Session

    121 South Main Street

    Open to all School of Public Health students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Weekly, guided mindfulness sessions led by instructors from the Mindfulness Center.

    Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to be fully present in the moment, with clear perspective, thought, and intention. Mindfulness is also a major focus area of the School’s strategic plan, Advancing Well-Being for All, and these offerings give the community a chance to directly experience its benefits. Practicing mindfulness can alleviate stress and help you remain healthy, rested, and engaged, which is vital in today’s busy work environment — whether you are a student balancing your course load, faculty teaching and competing for research grants, or staff supporting the everyday function of the School.

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • May
    13
    5:00pm - 8:15pm

    CME Event: 2020 Immunization Providence Conference

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick RI 02886

    Vaccine hesitancy is a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one’s children vaccinated. It is identified by the World Health Organization as one of the top ten global health threats of 2019. Attendees of this event will leave understanding parental concerns and ways to educate on the importance of vaccination.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    Primary care specialists including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, & dentists.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

    • Address parent’s concerns about vaccines
    • Explain the history of the anti-vaccine movement
    • Describe how scientists and educators have fought against the movement
    • Describe the latest immunization updates
  • May
    14
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Translational Research Seminar Series

    70 Ship Street

    This month’s Translational Research Seminar features talks from two of our Pilot Project Awardee teams:

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

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Research, Training, Professional Development
  • May
    19
    12:30pm - 12:50pm

    Weekly Community Mindfulness Session

    121 South Main Street

    Open to all School of Public Health students, faculty, postdocs, and staff. Weekly, guided mindfulness sessions led by instructors from the Mindfulness Center.

    Mindfulness is defined as the capacity to be fully present in the moment, with clear perspective, thought, and intention. Mindfulness is also a major focus area of the School’s strategic plan, Advancing Well-Being for All, and these offerings give the community a chance to directly experience its benefits. Practicing mindfulness can alleviate stress and help you remain healthy, rested, and engaged, which is vital in today’s busy work environment — whether you are a student balancing your course load, faculty teaching and competing for research grants, or staff supporting the everyday function of the School.

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • 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
  • Oct
    9
    8:00am

    CME Event: The Patient, The Practitioner, and The Computer: Protecting Relationships in the Age of Technology

    Brown University Medical Education Building (Alpert Medical School)

    RESEARCH, INNOVATIVE PROJECTS, AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD

    The rapid introduction of the computer and other health information technology into clinical care is changing the relationship between patients and their practitioners. This international conference will bring together leading researchers from around the world to examine what modern science has learned about best practices for successfully integrating computers into clinical practice, using technology to advance team-based care and patient involvement, software design and innovation that supports healing relationships, ethical stewardship of shared data, and ways that government leaders and healthcare stakeholders can advance information technology that promotes the well-being of patients, practitioners, and clinical settings. The focus will be on research, practical solutions, and innovations from the United States and around the world.

    Topics Will Include

    • Successful interprofessional team-based care
    • Advancing the adoption of patient-empowering technology
    • Designing human-centric technology and systems
    • Teaching the use of health information technology to support relationship-based care
    • Ethical stewardship of shared data
    • Keeping practitioners well and resilient
    • Working with government, institutions, and stakeholders to support healing relationships and human capital