Biology at Brown

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.

The Program in Biology combines world-renowned educators with state-of-the-art facilities to provide rigorous scholarship that transcends fields of study.
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The Program in Biology shares in Brown's commitment to cultivating a learning and teaching community that embodies the social and intellectual diversity of the world.

Upcoming Events

  • Grand Rounds: Using a Pilot to Test and Refine Your Measurement Strategy

    Location: 121 South Main Street Room: 636 Cost: Free
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    Using a Pilot to Test and Refine Your Measurement Strategy

    presented by Ellen McCreedy, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research
    Brown University, School of Public Health

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Imbedded Pragmatic AD/ADRD Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory works to build the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials of interventions embedded within health care systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers. The IMPACT Collaboratory will host free webinars on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12 noon ET addressing these issues. The January 2020 Grand Rounds is an exception and will be hosted on the 4th Thursday of the month. If you are interested in signing up for our mailing list, click here to join our mailing list to receive updates and reminders. Registration is not required, and we will have a recording of the webinar as well as a companion podcast available.

  • Hypothesis-Driven Research

    Location: 222 Richmond Street Room: TBD Cost: Free
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    The AMS Office of Faculty Professional Development is excited to sponsor the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate program here at the medical school!

    The Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program is intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research.

    The program is offered free of charge and open to all Brown faculty who are interested in improving their educational research skills. It is targeted for those with a background in medical education but relatively less experience in conducting educational research. The courses are targeted for clinicians and other educators who desire to learn research skills that will enable collaborative participation in medical education research projects.

    Each three-hour workshop focuses on a key skill or area in educational research, and emphasizes opportunities for hands-on activities and active participation, so as to maximize the applicability of the workshop principles.

    • Data Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation
    • Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies
    • Hypothesis-Driven Research
    • Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity
    • Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection Methods
    • Program Evaluation and Evaluation Research
    • Questionnaire Design and Survey Research
    • Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
    • Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

    Workshop descriptions can be found on the AAMC MERC website .

    Certificate achievement requires completion of six workshops of the participant’s choosing.

    All nine of the medical education research workshops are being made available free of charge to Brown faculty. Those interested in receiving a MERC Certificate must complete six workshops and pay a certificate fee of $100. This program is unfortunately ineligible for CME credit.

    Information about session dates, and registration for one or more sessions (up to nine), can be found here . If you experience difficulty accessing the google registration form, please email [email protected]

    Minimum enrollment for each three-hour workshop is eight, maximum is 25. Enrollment is rolling and on a first-come, first-served basis, and a wait list for each session will be established. All workshops will take place at the medical school (222 Richmond Street), Rooms TBD.

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