Accelerating Breakthroughs, Finding Cures

Diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s require collaborative thinking across disciplines to generate the knowledge we need to advance prevention, treatments, and cures. That’s why our researchers at the Brown Institute for Translational Science are studying the mechanisms underlying disease, seeking breakthroughs to improve quality of life. 

Thanks in part to generous donor support, we are: 

  • Establishing new professorships in areas such as Alzheimer’s, respiratory diseases, and cancer research. 
  • Setting up a regional cancer center led by a nationally renowned physician-scientist.
  • Manipulating the gene networks that determine the rate of aging.  
  • Bolstering support for training the next generation of physician-scientists. 

With your help, Brown will continue to build its capacity as a powerhouse of cooperative, innovative, patient-centered biomedical research. The momentum is accelerating: yours could be the gift that unlocks a cure.

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129 %


in external research funding in the Division of Biology and Medicine since 2013

140 %


projected by 2022

“ We are now in a place where we look at every new day as an opportunity to find cures, advance science, and further our understanding of disease. At every step, our researchers are preparing students to become the next generation of physicians and scientists. ”

JACK A. ELIAS, MD Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences

Support biomedical research.

With your help, we're deciphering disease, finding cures, and advancing leading-edge research.

For information about specific giving opportunities, from research development to faculty support, please contact:

Cailie Burns
Associate Dean for Biomedical Advancement
+1 (401) 863-1635


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