Current Status Report - September 2011
Text in red denotes new activity since previous status report.

Leadership in Biology, Medicine, and Public Health

When adopted in February 2004, the Plan for Academic Enrichment called for a high standard of leadership for Brown’s programs in the life and health sciences. Over the past several years, the Division of Biology and Medicine has made significant progress toward meeting this standard. Since the plan was adopted, the Program in Biology has been strengthened with 14 new incremental PAE faculty joining the Division’s biology departments. Additionally, the Program in Public Health has also recruited 17 new incremental faculty, building its capabilities in teaching and research while expanding the enrollment in its master’s programs. Underpinning all of this growth are continuing efforts to deepen Brown’s relationships with its hospital partners to create an integrated academic medical center for Rhode Island.  Most recently, the school opened the doors to its new Medical Education Building which will not only help advance teaching methods through the integration of technology and architecture, but also play a major role in the revitalization of the historic Jewelry District in downtown Providence.