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Division of Biology and Medicine

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Program in Public Health

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Program in Public Health

Through the Division of Biology and Medicine and the Brown Medical School, the University is committed to achieving recognition as a national leader in medical education and research, public health, and the biological sciences. The University's strong new leadership and the explosion of scientific discovery in the life sciences offer the Division the opportunity to achieve a new level of excellence.

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Advancing Public Health: Brown University, Women & Infants Join National Children’s Study

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded Brown University a $14.1 million contract to join the National Children’s Study, a landmark research project aimed at improving children’s health. Brown will partner with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and others to enroll 1,000 Providence County children in the study and follow them from before birth until age 21 to examine the effects of environmental influences on their health and well-being. [More]


Brown Researchers Make Major Signal Transduction Discovery

How cells sense and respond to chemical messages – a process known as signal transduction – is a fundamental force in biology, controlling key processes such as cell growth and immune response. Now researchers from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital report a significant discovery in the field of signal transduction that could provide a new target for drugs that fight cancer, HIV and diseases. Results are published in Cell. [More]

News in Brief

Brown Scientist John P. Donoghue Wins Major Neuroscience Award [More]

Brown Study Finds Link Between Depression and Household Mold [More]

Medical School renamed the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University - [BAM article]