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Fourteen promoted to professor.
Despite what you might see in the movies, becoming a professor is no easy feat. First, you have to do all the teaching, research, and sometimes, clinical care, that qualify you to even try. Then there’s the dossier, those articles of evidence that prove you are worthy of the title. Finally, it’s all put under the microscope, scrutinized by the Office of BioMed Faculty Affairs, departmental and university committees, and then the administration, all the way up through the University’s Corporation. The end result, though, makes it all worth it: you’re a professor at Brown.

Biomedical Faculty Promoted to Full Professor 2011-2012

Douglas Anthony, MD, PHD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Doug Anthony is chief of pathology at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital and leads the clinical, educational, and research pathology programs for Lifespan. Anthony will help bridge pathology and the neurosciences through the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, and will help to further develop the personalized medicine model. Anthony came to Brown from the University of Missouri, where he served as chair of the department of pathology and anatomical sciences and professor of neurology. At the University of Missouri Health Care Center he served as chief of pathology and medical director of pathology clinical laboratories. He also served as a pathologist at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration Medical Center, Women and Children’s Hospital, and the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and as a neuropathologist for the Office of the Medical Examiner in three counties in Missouri. He has won numerous awards, including the Dr. Edison H. and Sallie Y. Miyawaki Teaching Award in Neurosciences at Harvard Medical School and the Order of Socrates award at the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri. He earned his PhD in experimental pathology and medical degree from Duke University. He completed his residency in pathology and a fellowship in neuropathology at Duke University Medical Center. Anthony’s research interests include the biology of axons and its relevance to diseases of peripheral nerves, and the pathobiology of brain tumors.

Linda Carpenter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Linda Carpenter studies the biology and treatment of mood disorders at Butler Hospital. Her work involves characterization of biological correlates of depression and anxiety, and discovery of risk markers such as neuroendocrine/neuroimmune stress response, inflammatory processes, and genetic risk markers as mediators of biological consequences of early life adverse environment. Carpenter has also conducted clinical trials of novel brain stimulation therapies, such as vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and deep brain stimulation for medication-resistant depression. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete an internship in internal medicine, residency training in psychiatry, and a clinical neuroscience research fellowship at Yale University. She is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award from Brown Medical School (2001) and the Pfizer/SWHR Research Scholar Award (2002-05). She became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2007 and was cited on the U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors list in 2011.

Melissa Clark, PHD
Professor of Epidemiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Melissa Clark is currently the associate director and director of primary data collection activities within the Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology. Clark is a survey methodologist whose interests integrate survey research methods with women’s health and underserved populations in health care. Her current research aims to better understand the individual, social, and environmental barriers and facilitators to health and well being among individuals who traditionally experience disparities in health status and access to quality health care. Before her faculty appointment at Brown, Clark received her PhD in public health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, where she concentrated in quantitative methods and gerontology. She then completed a fellowship at Brown’s Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. She has served as the associate editor of Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research since 2010 and is also a recipient of Alpert Medical School’s Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

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