Brown's 250th at the Medical School

Brown University's 250th Anniversary Opening Celebration

Friday, March 7, 2014 to Saturday, March 8, 2014
Brown's 250th Anniversary begins on College Hill with the Opening Celebration weekend for the Brown and Rhode Island communities. All are welcome to campus for a range of exciting programs and activities.

The Medical School is offering a series of activities as part of Saturday's 250+ Open House. Registration is requested.

Medical School Schedule of Events: Saturday, March 8, 2014

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Self-guided Tours of the Medical School

Take a stroll around the recently opened Medical School building and see where medical students spend their days—and nights!
222 RICHMOND ST.

10 – 11 a.m.

Clinical Skills Curriculum Demonstration

Julie Taylor, MD, Director of Clinical Curriculum, Alpert Medical School
Dana Zink, RN, Director of Clinical Skills Assessment, Alpert Medical School

Medical students need ample opportunity to practice fundamental clinical skills they’ll use throughout their careers. The Medical School’s Clinical Skills Simulation Center allows students to conduct medical interviews and physical exams in a learning space designed as an outpatient clinical site and outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. In this interactive session, you will see how the facility allows for experiential learning and innovative teaching across the curriculum. This demonstration will be limited to 45 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
222 RICHMOND ST., CLINICAL SKILLS SIMULATION CENTER

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Concussion: A Perfect Storm. A Call for Education and Advocacy.

Richard G. Ellenbogen ’80 MD’83, P’11, Professor and Chairman of the Dr. Richard EllenbogenDr. Richard EllenbogenDepartment of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, and Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair of Pediatric Neurological Surgery Service Chief, Harborview Medical Center

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a diagnosis that includes concussion, is one of the leading causes of neurological burden in the world. As concern about concussion in athletes grows, do the risks of playing contact sports outweigh the benefits? Dr. Ellenbogen of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee will survey the science of sports-related TBI and explore how to educate and advocate for student-athletes throughout the world.
222 RICHMOND ST., LECTURE HALL 170

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. and 3 - 3:30 p.m.

Medical School Tours

Alpert Medical School made history on August 15, 2011, when it opened the doors of its new home in Providence’s evolving “Knowledge District.” The 134,000-square-foot building provides educational enhancements and student amenities, including large lecture halls, a Clinical Skills Simulation Center, and new infrastructure for electronic information access. See this space firsthand in a guided tour of the building.
222 RICHMOND ST., 1ST FLOOR ATRIUM

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The Anatomy of Anatomy

Dale Ritter PhD’98, Morphology Course Director, Alpert Medical School, and Senior Lecturer in Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Learn about the Medical School’s anatomy curriculum and see the lab firsthand. Discussion will include Brown’s anatomical gift program: Dr. Ritter will talk about how donors become part of the program, the preparation and use of cadavers during the anatomy course, and what happens to the cadavers when the course is finished. In addition, medical students will discuss their experiences in the first-year anatomy course. Attendees will have the option to view anatomical preparations that are used for instruction during the anatomy course. This demonstration will be limited to 45 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
222 RICHMOND ST., DR. GEORGE “ERIK” ERIKSON ANATOMY LAB

Shuttle Service to Alpert Medical School

Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Van Wickle Gates and 222 Richmond Street on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions?

Contact Carlen Adler, senior project coordinator, at 401.863.6030 or email AlpertMedical_Events@brown.edu.