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A component of Brown University's Division of Biology and Medicine, the Program in Biology comprises six basic science departments offering undergraduate and graduate study in the life sciences.

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Upcoming Events

  • Virtual

    VIRTUAL Pediatric Grand Rounds

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    June 5, 2020



    Lisa Swartz Topor, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology

    Alpert Medical School of Brown University



    Diabetes in Pediatrics: Advances in Treatment and Technologies



    (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)


    • Review the criteria for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus.
    • Describe recent advances in insulin pump therapy.
    • Illustrate how continuous glucose monitors are used in diabetes management.
    • Identify trends in presentation of new onset diabetes mellitus in the COVID-19 era.
  • Virtual

    COVID-19 Data Tutorial II

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    Join us Friday, June 5 at 12 PM for a videoconference discussion of COVID-19 data.

    We will also use a chat system called Babylon House for facilitating the discussion. You can go ahead and join that classroom here:

    If you’d like a very short introduction to using Babylon House as a meeting participant, check out this video:

    Last time, we explored publicly available data sets and discussed some of the challenges inherent in drawing inferences and making predictions. You can find information from that session (including a Jupyter notebook) here:

    This time we’ll explore methods for estimating the crucially important quantity Rₜ (the average number of new infections generated by each infectious individual, at time t). The discussion will be accessible, introducing the data analysis tools we’ll use along the way.

    Hosted by Samuel Watson, Director of Graduate Studies, Data Science Initiative.

    Please sign up with the ‘Register Here’ link above to indicate that you are participating.

  • Virtual

    Carney Conversations: Humans to robots

    Location: Zoom Cost: Free
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    Join the Carney Institute for Brain Science for a conversation about the future of robotics and ethical concerns with Stefanie Tellex, associate professor of computer science at Brown University. 

    This event will be moderated by Diane Lipscombe, Reliance Dhirubhai Ambani Director of the Carney Institute, and Christopher Moore, associate director of the Carney Institute.

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