The Pew Charitable Trusts will support Gilad Barnea in a project to apply his neural circuit tracing method to tracking the spread of cancer, while a National Science Foundation fellowship will enable Scott Cruikshank to master an advanced technology for controlling brain cells with light.
Researchers at Brown’s Center for Long-Term Care Quality & Innovation landed a $3.7 million grant to conduct a pragmatic cluster randomized trial of the MUSIC & MEMORY program at as many as 60 nursing homes.
Upon meeting fundraising goal, the University will be able to replace loans with scholarship funds in financial aid awards, building on need-blind admissions and other initiatives to make a Brown education more accessible.
A Brown University study identifies three large surface ice deposits near Mercury’s north pole, and suggests there could be many additional small-scale deposits that would dramatically increase the planet’s surface ice inventory.
A cofounder of the Earth Science Women’s Network, Meredith Hastings is now a co-principal investigator on a $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant to combat sexual harassment on college campuses and in the field.
Postdoctoral researcher Arif Hamid and graduate students Kavin Nuñez and Shawn Williams have earned competitive fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support their academic careers and their desire to become role models in science.
Hospitals facing the prospect of ransomware attacks like the one that afflicted British hospitals in May can take many concrete steps to better protect themselves, but some of the most important measures — such as a national policy not to pay ransoms — may be tougher to formulate.
Now in its third year, Brown’s Breakthrough Lab — one of the premier programs of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship — offers students time, money and mentorship to launch their next big ideas.
In the journal Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Eli Adashi writes a history and appreciation of the wonder drug Clomid, which radically changed what doctors could do for couples struggling to have children.
With a dual mission of research and public service, the Mindfulness Center at Brown University will conduct and promote rigorous research on the health effects of interventions and work to disseminate and promote evidence-based practices.
Among many other notable rankings, the University landed the No. 14 slot in the annual U.S. News and World Report guide to the nation’s best universities, including Top 5 honors for undergraduate teaching.