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July 2021

Associate Professor & Director of CCMB Sohini Ramachandran

Feature — The Atlantic

‘The Future Depends on Young Scientists’

https://www.theatlantic.com/the-future-depends-on-young-scientists

June 2021

Associate Provost for STEM Initiatives & Professor Christopher Rose

Announcement — IEEE Awards Board

Awarded the prestigious 2021 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award for innovations in team-oriented signature design and inspiring women and under-represented minority students to pursue engineering.

https://corporate-awards.ieee.org/recipients

Read more about this exciting news at the link below:

Feature — News from Brown

https://www.brown.edu/news

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Professor Stephon Alexander

Announcement — News from Brown

Awarded Simons Foundation 1M Research Grant

‘Grant Will Support Gravity Research That Could Update Einstein’s Theory of Gravity’

https://www.brown.edu/news/2021-06-30/alexander

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Bianca Brown (Postdoctoral)

Feature — Brown Alumni Magazine

‘Emerging Victorious’

Named one of seven exceptional alumni by Brown Alumni Magazine.

https://www.brownalumnimagazine.com

April 2021

Associate Provost of STEM Initiatives & Professor Christopher Rose 

Feature — MIT Technology Review

‘The Outer Bounds of Big Questions’

https://www.technologyreview.com

March 2021

Assistant Professor Theophilus A. Benson

Announcement — Brown CS News

‘DARPA Names Theophilus A. Benson To Its Information Science And Technology (ISAT) Study Group’

https://cs.brown.edu/news

December 2020

Professor Diana Grigsby-Toussaint

Feature — Healthline

‘Why Some Black and Latinx People Are Reluctant to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine’

https://www.healthline.com

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Congratulations to all our STEMJazz members who were listed on the ‘1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America’!

Feature — Cell Mentor From Cell Press & Cell Signaling Technology

http://1000-inspiring-black-scientists-in-america

Professor Stephon Alexander

Professor Wayne Bowen

Dean Andrew G. Campbell

Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford

Professor Sylvester J. Gates, Jr.

Assistant Professor Brandon Ogbunu

Professor Jason Sello

Professor Kimani Toussaint

November 2020

Dean Andrew G. Campbell 

Announcement — News from Brown

Dean Andrew G. Campbell has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society.  Dean Campbell was elected by his peers for his distinguished contributions to science.

https://www.brown.edu/news

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Assistant Professor Michelle Dawson

Feature — Brown Daily Herald

Researchers from the Dawson lab build upon prior studies of aggressive PGCC cancer cells to show significance of vimentin protein.

Brown researchers pinpoint protein important to enlarged, chemoresistant cancer cells

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Associate Professor Caroline Klivans

Feature — Academic Influence

‘Top Influential Mathematicians 2010-2020’

https://academicinfluence.com

October 2020

Professor Sylvester J. Gates, Jr.

Podcast Interview — Professor Gates discusses Albert Einstein and his novel Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe (co-author, Cathie Pelletier) on “Star Talk” hosted by Neil de Grasse Tyson.

Cosmic Queries – Proving Einstein Right

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Farrah Simpson (Graduate Student)

Feature — Physics Today

Black Voices in Physics’

https://physicstoday.scitation.org

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Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford 

Announcement & Feature — News from Brown

Brown School of Public Health faculty member Lorin Crawford will receive $875,000 over five years to pursue research in statistics, genomics and applied mathematics.

https://www.brown.edu/news/2020-10-15/crawford

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Associate Professor Seny Kamara

Co-Authored Article in Cryptology ePrint Archive

Title:  “Adversarial Level Agreements for Two-Party Protocols”

https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1249

Interview — Real World Cryptographers Podcast

https://www.buzzsprout.com

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Assistant Professor Michelle Dawson

Co-Authored Article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Title:  “Vimentin Filaments Drive Migratory Persistence in Polyploidal Cancer Cells”

https://www.pnas.org

September 2020

New Appointments at Brown University Professor Diana Grigsby-Toussaint named the Associate Director of Dual Degree Programs in the Brown School of Public Health. In this role she will oversee all aspects of the new undergraduate/MPH program, the Health Equity Scholars program, and the Brown-Tougaloo Partnership programs.

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Professor Christopher Rose

Feature — The Brown Daily Herald

‘Engineering professor Christopher Rose assumes appointment as Associate Provost for STEM Initiatives’

https://www.browndailyherald.com/2020/09/08/engineering_professor_christopher_rose

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Assistant Professor Brandon Ogbunu

Contributed Featured Article in WIRED

Title:  ‘The Flagrant Hypocrisy of Bungled College Re-Openings’

https://www.wired.com/story

August 2020

New Appointments at Brown University Professor Kimani Toussaint named Senior Associate Dean in the School of Engineering:  https://www.brown.edu/academics/toussaint.

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Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford

Professional Posting — Has accepted a new position as a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research (New England).

July 2020

Welcome to the new STEMJazz website!

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New Appointments at Brown University  Professor Christopher Rose appointed to Associate Provost for STEM Initiatives, Professor Johnny Guzman appointed to full professor in Division of Applied Mathematics and Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow C. Malik Boykin appointed to assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences.

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Assistant Professor Anita Shukla

Announcement School of Engineering

Brown Funds Biomedical Technologies with Commercial Potential, Patient Benefits

Professor Shukla and her research team’s biomedical engineering project named one of the five Brown Biomedical Innovations to Impact awards intended to accelerate medical solutions into commercial technologies.

https://www.brown.edu/academics/engineering/news/brown-funds-biomedical-technologies

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Assistant Professor C. Malik Boykin

Co-Authored Article in Emerald Insight

Title:  “Anti-Racist Actions and Accountability: Not More Empty Promises”

https://www.emerald.com

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Assistant Professor Anarina Murillo

Fellowship — 2020 RISE Scholar (UCSF Welcomes Cohort 8 RISE Fellows for Summer Institute)

https://epibiostat.ucsf.edu/news

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Amanda Elyssa Ruiz (Graduate Student)

Feature — Forbes

‘This Scientist Is Searching For A Vaccine To World’s Second-Most Devastating Parasite’

https://www.forbes.com

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Brandon J. Woodward (Graduate Student)

Fellowship Winner of The NASA RI Space Grant Fellowship for 2020-2021

https://cs.brown.edu/news/brandon_woodard

May 2020

Checkout our spring 2020 STEMJazz Newsletter!

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Congratulations to Professor Stephon Alexander and Dean Andrew Campbell!

Honorees — 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

http://crosstalk.cell.com/blog/100-inspiring-black-scientists-in-america

February 2020

Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford

Feature — Membership Magazine of American Statistical Association

Celebrating Black History Month

https://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2020/02/01/lorin-crawford/

January 2020

Professor Sylvester J. Gates, Jr.

Interview — It’s A Good Day, WBAI Pacific Radio in New York City

https://www.wbai.org/archive/program/episode/?id=9719

December 2019

Assistant Professor Brandon Ogbunu

Interview — Story Collider Podcast:  Personal Stories About Science

https://www.storycollider.org/stories

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Professor Sylvester J. Gates, Jr.

Interview — Artificial Intelligence Podcast with Lex Fridman

https://www.youtube.com/jgates_lfridman

November 2019

Professor Sylvester J. Gates, Jr.

Interview — Amanpour & Company

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company

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Associate Professor Seny Kamara

Feature — News from Brown

‘Brown Cryptography Expert Testifies on Data Security Before U.S. House Committee’

https://www.brown.edu/news/News_Feature

September 2019

Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford

Honoree — The Root 100 Annual Honoree List

https://interactives.theroot.com

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Assistant Professor Brandon Ogbunu

Feature — News from Brown

‘By Comparing Needles to Mosquitoes, New Model Offers Insights into Hepatitis C Solutions’

https://www.brown.edu/news/needles

July 2019

Checkout our spring 2020 STEMJazz Newsletter!

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