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Alumni & Friends

The battle against cancer

Cancer doesn’t take a break, not even for a worldwide pandemic. The newly established Cancer Center at Brown University, directed by Dr. Wafik El-Deiry, is making sure advances in research and improvements to patient care continue uninterrupted.
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From the professor who changed everything to his current role in University leadership, Jeffrey Hines reflects on how Brown has shaped his career, his life, and his community.
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Empowered to Heal

Faculty in Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine are pushing boundaries in the name of patient health.
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From celebrating Match Day virtually to jumping in to serve during a global health crisis, how students and the wider Brown medical community are responding to the pandemic.
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Pediatric neuro-oncologist Stephen Gilheeney ’95 MMSc’97 MD’99 works with children and families affected by brain and spinal cord tumors. Although COVID-19 has changed the way he practices, he credits his experience at Brown—both as an undergraduate and in the Warren Alpert Medical School—with helping him become an exceptional physician.
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Brown’s faculty puts its expertise to work

Several faculty members across disciplines have shifted their research and community engagement efforts to focus specifically on COVID-19. Through their expertise and collaboration, they're providing a guide for addressing both the immediate and future effects of this global health and economic crisis.
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By 2040, approximately one in five people in the U.S. will be 65 years old or older. As Americans are increasingly dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s, Brown researchers are trying to understand why aging occurs in an attempt to meet the country’s growing health care needs.
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Living longer. Living better.

Can we live longer without major health challenges? Based on the research happening at Brown’s Center on the Biology of Aging, the prognosis is good.
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Opening doors for physicians of the future

By recruiting and supporting more aspiring physicians from underrepresented groups, like Krissia Rivera Perla ’15 MD’21, the Warren Alpert Medical School is increasing diversity at Brown and shaping the future of effective patient care.
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Physician and educator Rex Chiu ’89 MD’94 reflects on the ways a Brown education fosters a spirit of exploration and collaboration that stays with alumni long after graduation.
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Brain Power: Boosting Alzheimer’s research at Brown

Recent hires, game-changing grants, and collaboration are helping to position Brown’s Carney Institute for Brain Science as a global leader in Alzheimer’s research and treatment.
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Alumni & Friends

The rise of digital health

As a practicing emergency physician, Dr. Megan Ranney MPH’10 RES’08 believes that the emergency department is where you can change a patient’s health care trajectory. And technology is her tool of choice.
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Alumni & Friends

Drawing outside the lines

With support from the Brown Medical Annual Fund, students like Christopher Demas ’21 are exploring their interests and pursuing innovative ideas outside the classroom.
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Alumni & Friends

Action Figure

Oncologist Wafik El-Deiry knows a lot about translating basic research into patient care. He just wants to do it faster.
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Alumni & Friends

Decoding Autism

Professor Eric Morrow and his team of researchers are using genetics to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of autism in children—and to provide hope to families.
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By bringing together Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School and six medical practices employing more than 500 doctors, BPI will enable a new level of coordination for research, teaching and clinical care in southern New England.
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Brown’s new Biomedical Innovation Fund has made two grants to accelerate the commercialization of technologies — one for diagnosing drug dependence in newborns and a second for discovering anti-ALS medicines.
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