Title IX program officer to join Brown in July

Rene Davis, a higher education leader who currently serves as Title IX and Section 504 coordinator at Mount Holyoke College, will oversee Brown’s Title IX office beginning on July 17, 2017.

Gonzalez named senior VP for advancement

Sergio Gonzalez, senior vice president for university advancement and external affairs at the University of Miami, has been named senior vice president for advancement at Brown University, effective Aug. 1, 2017.

Personalized music may help nursing home residents with dementia

People with dementia living in nursing homes that implemented the MUSIC & MEMORY program were more likely to cease using antipsychotic and antianxiety drugs and engaged in fewer problematic behaviors, according to the first evaluation of the program.

Yellen traces the struggles, progress of women in the U.S. economy

Weaving together historical data and stories of women who studied at Brown, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen outlined the evolving role of women in the U.S. economy and discussed the barriers that still prevent many from achieving full success and equality, to the detriment of the economy as a whole.

Unique primary care residency program hangs in budget balance

The Teaching Health Centers program, which funds outpatient primary care residencies serving rural and indigent patients, awaits Congressional budget reauthorization at a time when there is a primary care shortage, Brown University medical scholars write in a new article in JAMA.