Fifty years after the Black Student Walkout of 1968, alumni returned to campus to reflect on the impact of this historic event and discuss diversity and inclusion at Brown. At more than 30 events, the Brown community came together to celebrate student activism over the years, to look at current issues of diversity and inclusion, and […]
Climate Change Champion Creating a healthy, sustainable, and resilient future for all Rhode Islanders health.ri.gov Tell us about your role at the Rhode Island Department of Health. How does the Department of Health engage with environmental concerns? My program’s mission is to prepare for the human health effects of climate change and to create a healthy, […]
Brown University strives to contribute to building a clean, just, and responsible global environment.
Sayles Hall was filled with 82 public health posters on Thursday, April 13, 2017 – the largest number of posters ever presented during Research Day. The researchers responsible were on hand, answering the questions of judges, colleagues, and friends. After the public viewing, Dean Fox Wetle, presented awards for the best posters. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTERS: […]
NALARI HEALTH Imagine a world where a team of medical professionals provides critical care to you through your computer. Nalari Health is heading in that direction at rapid speed. Squarely at the intersection between technology, public health, and the delivery of health care, Nalari Health is not in the business of selling technology. Instead, they […]
Whether it’s providing a source for fresh fruits and vegetables, encouraging physical activity in school-aged children, or expanding access to HIV and Hepatitis C testing, the ultimate goal of all the Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s programs is to eliminate health disparities, in Rhode Island and beyond. Eliminating health disparities is a tall order. Many […]
That’s a record high and great indication of the growth of the School of Public Health and of interest in the field of public health at Brown. During her opening remarks of the Public Health Commencement ceremony, where 74 undergraduate concentrators received diplomas and 68 graduate degrees were acknowledged, Dean of the School, Terrie Fox […]
“One saturday, I was sitting in my office, and I got a call from Josh, saying ‘Have I got an idea for you,’” said Dean of the School of Public Health, Terrie Fox Wetle.
With a gift of $12.5 million from the family of retired Hasbro Chairman and CEO Alan Hassenfeld, Brown will establish the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute to accelerate progress on the urgent health needs of the smallest state’s smallest residents. Brown President Christina H. Paxson and Hassenfeld joined Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and other […]
The statistics are startling. In 2014, 239 people in RI lost their lives to overdose, more than the number of homicides, motor vehicle deaths, and suicides combined. The problems of opioid dependence and accidental drug overdose have been growing for some time. And growing in direct relation to a dramatic increase in the amount of […]