A magazine for friends of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Research Boom


Unprecedented funding expands the Division’s profile.

As federal grant funding goes, the past year was one for the record books. An $11.5 million Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in computational biology was followed closely by $19.5 million to launch the Rhode Island Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Then in August, a $9.7 million Program Project Grant boosted research efforts related to the biology of aging. The new investments from the National Institutes of Health were a major boon for the Division’s strategic initiative to increase clinical and translational research.

Life sciences writer David Orenstein explains what these grants mean for Brown, Rhode Island, and the patients who may someday benefit from their resulting discoveries.

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