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The Division of Medicine and Biological Sciences at Brown University Sao Paulo, Brazil August 2013 Edward J. Wing, MD Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences. Division of Biology & Medicine. The Warren Alpert Medical School. Alpert Medical School.

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The division of medicine and biological sciences at brown university sao paulo brazil

The Division

of Medicine and Biological Sciences

at Brown University

Sao Paulo, Brazil

August 2013

Edward J. Wing, MD

Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences




Alpert medical school
Alpert Medical School

  • New state-of-the-art medical school building

  • 457 medical students

  • Highly competitive - 3.2% acceptance rate

  • Faculty / student ratio is 1.9

  • US News and World Report ranks AMS of 130 medical schools

    • 24 in primary care

    • 35 in research


The medical curriculum at the alpert medical school

The Medical Curriculum at the Alpert Medical School


The four year continuum
The Four Year Continuum

Basic Sciences

Flexibility/Creativity/Scholarship

Clinical Sciences

USMLE Step 1


The division of medicine and biological sciences at brown university sao paulo brazil

Year I

Note: Year I ends on Friday May 23, 2014 (before Memorial Day)

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

IMS I

IMS II

SS

VAC

Micro/ID

Scientific Foundations of Med

Brain Sciences

SS

Histology

Gen Path

Human Anatomy I

Head/Neck Anatomy

MSk Anat

Doctoring I

Doctoring II

Intro SCs

Scholarly Concentrations

SS, Supporting Structures (Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Dermatology)


The division of medicine and biological sciences at brown university sao paulo brazil

Year II

Note: Year II start date will be Monday August 11, 2014

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

IMS III

IMS IV

Cardio

Pulm

Repro

Heme

Renal

GI

Endo

USMLE Step 1

All blocks integrate systemic physiology, pathophysiology, pathology and pharmacologywith relevant nutrition, genetics, and epidemiology..

Doctoring III

Doctoring IV

Clinical Skills Clerkship

Scholarly Concentrations



Program in biology
Program in Biology

  • 5 Basic Science departments

  • 7 Graduate programs

  • 59 PhD degrees awarded in 2011

  • 78 Postdoctoral research associates and fellows

  • 252 Graduate students

  • 280 Undergraduate degrees awarded in 2011, of which 38% graduated with honors


Pubic health program
Pubic Health Program

  • 4 Public Health departments

  • 11 Public Health research centers

  • 215 students in the program

  • 70 undergraduate concentrators

  • 100 master’s students

  • 45 doctoral students


Enterprise fy 11 research funding
Enterprise FY ’11 Research Funding

Total

$ 208 Million


The division of medicine and biological sciences at brown university sao paulo brazil

  • Laboratories for Molecular Medicine

  • Opened in 2004

  • Center for Genomics and Proteomics

  • Houses transgenic, x-ray diffraction, and mass spectrometry facilities.

  • 121 South Main

  • Program in Public Health

  • The Math Institute

  • Sidney Frank Hall

  • Opened in 2006

  • 60 Labs

  • MRI facility

  • Electron microscopy suite


Research at brown
Research at Brown

  • Over 1.1M total gross square feet of dedicated research space on Campus and Affiliated Hospitals

  • 5 COBRE grants

    • Skeletal Health and Repair (Dr. Qian Chen, RIH)

    • Stem Cell Biology: New Directions in Clinical and Basic Research (Dr. Peter Quesenberry, RIH)

    • Center for Cancer Research Development (Dr. Bharat Ramratnam, RIH)

    • Perinatal Biology (Dr. Jim Padbury, W&I)

    • Center for Cancer Signaling Networks (Dr. Walter Atwood, Brown)

  • A research and educational affiliation with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.

  • Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) – One of only 7 in the US


The division of medicine and biological sciences at brown university sao paulo brazil

Brown Institute for Brain Science

  • Interdisciplinary research–over 100 Faculty members

  •  BIBS fosters interdisciplinary research around three themes:

    • Fundamental Discovery

    • Brain Health

    • Neurotechnology


Potential areas of future investment
Potential Areas of Future Investment

  • Biology of Aging

  • Biomics- High Throughput Experimental Biology

  • Developmental Biology and Disease

  • Genomic and Organismal Diversity

  • Environmental Sustainability and Human Health

  • Motion Systems Science

  • Human Genetics Initiative


Clinical partners lifespan
Clinical Partners: Lifespan

  • Rhode Island Hospital

  • Total $55M research funding FY’11

  • Research strength in orthopedics, psychiatry, and stem cell biology and oncology

  • Home to 11 of the 14 clinical departments

  • The Miriam Hospital

  • $23M research funding FY’11

  • Researchers are pioneers in the use of antiretrovirals for HIV/AIDS, behavioral techniques for weight loss

  • Bradley Hospital

  • Total $3.5M research funding FY’11

  • Researchers are pioneers in the biology of teen sleep and medications for pediatric mental illness


Clinical partners care new england
Clinical Partners: Care New England

  • Women & Infants Hospital

  • Total $13M research funding in FY’11

  • Research strength in perinatal and reproductive genetics, study for children at risk, infertility

  • Butler Hospital

  • Total $6.8M research funding in FY’11

  • Research strengths in psychiatric illnesses including OCD, addiction and substance abuse, Alzheimer's


Clinical partners independent hospitals
Clinical Partners: Independent Hospitals

  • Memorial Hospital of RI

  • Total $6.6M research funding FY’11

  • Center for Primary Care

  • Department of Family Medicine

  • Providence VA

  • Total $11M research funding FY’11

  • Research strengths in PTSD, substance abuse treatment, rehabilitative medicine, and prosthetics


Some international exchange programs at the medical school
Some International Exchange Programs at the Medical School

  • China - Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou

  • Dominican Republic – Cabral Y Baez Hospital, Santiago

  • Germany - University of Tuebingen

  • Germany - University of Rostock

  • Ghana - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

  • Haiti – St. Damien Hospital, Tabarre

  • Kenya - MoiUniversity School of Medicine