Attend: Emerging Areas of Science Symposium

Advance-CTR and the other IDeA programs of Rhode Island hosting the June 10 hybrid event.

For the past 15 years, the NIGMS-funded Innovation Development Awards (IDeA) programs in Rhode Island have joined together to hold a state-wide, day-long symposium that both celebrates successes and fosters collaborations among Rhode Island investigators. The symposium includes programs from Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, Lifespan Hospital System, Care New England Health System, and the VA Providence Health Care System.

The theme of the 2022 symposium is “Health Disparities in Clinical and Translational Research.” The symposium aims to educate and engage biomedical investigators in RI regarding the importance of engaging diverse populations in the planning and the execution of clinical and translational research, with the ultimate goals to reduce health disparities in our state and to improve the health of all Rhode Islanders.

Keynote Speakers

This year’s keynote speakers are Dr. Clyde Yancy from Northwestern University and Dr. Mariana C. Stern from the University of Southern California. Drs. Yancy and Stern will provide investigators in attendance with engaging talks that will inspire their research. 


There will be short scientific talks, poster sessions, and breakout sessions featuring investigators representing Rhode Island’s IDeA programs.

Registration is open!

This is a full-day, hybrid event (in-person and virtual) of research and discovery from around Rhode Island. If you choose to attend virtually, Zoom links and additional details will be distributed. The symposium will be held in-person at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, located at 222 Richmond St, Providence, RI 02903.

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