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Centers of Attention


One key way to move research forward is to build on existing strengths. The BrownTogether campaign has been a catalyst for huge leaps forward within the Division of Biology and Medicine. As we cross the $200 million threshold in our fundraising efforts, it seems a fitting time to reflect on how far we have come.

Beginning with the Brown Institute for Translational Science in 2015, the Division has been able to launch several new research centers that have inspired individual philanthropy.

  • Brown Center on the Biology of Aging
  • Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics
  • Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health
  • Cancer Center at Brown
  • Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease
  • Center for Translational Neuroscience
  • Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute

The establishment of these centers represents the University’s commitment to making a difference in areas that affect the lives of a broad swath of patients and their families around the world. As we continue building on Brown’s distinction, we open more doors that reveal the hope and promise of treatments and cures.

More on these and other achievements can be found in our recently released 2020 Dean’s ReportThis publication, An Amazing Reinventionhighlights key activities like the relaunching of the MD/PhD program, the Medical School’s progress on a variety of diversity initiatives including increasing efforts to recruit more underrepresented faculty and students, and the inspiring efforts of our staff, faculty, and students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also details significant investments in research that have led to unprecedented growth, such as an increase of 50 percent in grant awards since 2013.


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