The Division of Biology and Medicine, or BioMed, is one of Brown's largest and most active divisions, with a mission of understanding and improving the health of humans and their environment. BioMed encompasses the Alpert Medical School, the Program in Biology, and the Public Health Program. Within these larger divisions, students have access to a highly diverse range of departments, many of which focus on environmental themes. For example, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, students can study biological systems on a macroscopic scale, and even spend a semester doing hands-on research at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. The Division of Biology and Medicine is brimming with opportunities for student involvement. For more information about research opportunities, see the BioMed research website.