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.

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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

  • Join the Carney Institute for Brain Science for a conversation focused on Alzheimer’s research at Brown University, featuring:

    • Stephen Salloway, Martin M. Zucker Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown, director of neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI
    • Ashley Webb, Richard and Edna Salomon Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

    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.

  • The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care
    David R. Williams, MPH, PhD
    Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health
    Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized social scientist focused on social influences on health. He has been invited to keynote scientific conferences in Europe, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, South America and across the United States. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health. He is the author of more than 475 scientific papers and he has served on the editorial board of 12 scientific journals and as a reviewer for over 75 others. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is the most widely used measure of discrimination in health studies.

    Registration is required. Link to Zoom webinar will be provided after registration.

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series

    The Decoding Disparities Lecture Series is sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health to examine health inequity and to outline steps toward a more equitable and just health care system.

    The series is supported by The Paul Levinger Professorship Pro Tem in the Economics of Health Care. This lecture was established in 1987 to honor the memory of Paul Levinger by a gift from his wife, Ruth N. Levinger, on behalf of the Levinger family. The Levingers’ daughter and son-in-law, Bette Levinger Cohen and John M. Cohen ’59, MD were instrumental in Mrs. Levinger’s decision to make this gift.

    Continuing Medical Education

    This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Physicians: To be eligible to claim CME credit, please register for this event at

  • Virtual

    DPHB Academic Grand Rounds

    Location: Virtual Cost: Free
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    Psychological and Developmental Impact of Trauma, Violence, and Racism: From Research to Service and Advocacy

    Maureen Allwood, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Psychology
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    City University of New York

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 ◊ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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    Join December 2, 2020 Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 977 6007 9559

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