FROM THE COLLECTIONS
The 2009-2010 BioMed senior faculty appointments.
BioMed promotions are not for the faint of heart. The lengthy process depends on the efforts of department administration, the Office of Faculty Affairs, and departmental and university committees to review candidates’ dossiers. Candidates must also be approved by the Dean of Biomed, the Provost, the President, and the Brown Corporation. Ultimately, the process ensures the continued excellence of Biomed academic programs— recognizing and rewarding a faculty member’s contributions to their discipline.
EdD, CNM, FACNM , FAN
Clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology
Diane Angelini has been promoted to clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Angelini has served as director of Nurse-Midwifery at Women & Infants Hospital since 1990. She is senior editor for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing and associate editor for Journal Watch Women's Health. Angelini was elected a fellow to both the American College of Nurse Midwives (1996) and the American Academy of Nursing (2001). During Angelini's tenure, the midwifery program at Women & Infants has become a national model for the role of midwifery in medical education. October marks the 20th anniversary of the academic midwifery section in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Clinical professor of surgery
Frederick Burgess has been promoted to clinical professor of surgery. Burgess is currently chief of anesthesia at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Before joining the VAMC, Burgess worked for more than 15 years as an attending anesthesiologist at Rhode Island Hospital. He has been active nationally in the area of pain treatment as a member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Pain Medicine, for which he served as president from 2006 to 2007. He is a member of the editorial boards for the medical journals Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and Pain Medicine, and is the current president of the Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists.
MD , FACOG
Professor of obstetrics and gynecology
Stephen Carr has been promoted to professor of obstetrics and gynecology. A specialist in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, he has served as director of its Prenatal Diagnosis Center and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Diagnostic Imaging since 2001 and as codirector of Brown’s Program in Fetal Medicine since 2000. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Alpert Medical School’s Profiles in Competence Award (2009) and the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award (2001-2007, 2009), as well as the CREOG Excellence in Teaching Award (2004, 2006). Carr’s research focuses on the pathophysiology of fetal disease and developing safe interventions for these diseases.
Clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior
Judith DePue has been promoted to clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior. DePue is a counseling psychologist at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. Her research interests focus on public health approaches to delivery of preventive care and behavioral/lifestyle interventions. Currently, DePue is co-principal investigator for a NIDDK-funded project using community health workers to support diabetes self-management in American Samoa. She received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2001 and a Teaching Recognition Award in 2005.
Professor of pediatrics
Zeev Harel has been promoted to professor of pediatrics. He is the director of research and training at the Adolescent Health Center of Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to providing health care to his adolescent patients, Harel has dedicated his career to improving the general well-being of teenagers through his research and teaching. At Brown, Harel has codirected the second-year course “Human Reproduction Growth and Development” for the past 10 years and is the recipient of seven Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Harel’s research interest is in the area of adolescent reproductive health; he has received extensive funding to support his projects.
Alpert Medical School