The Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund encourages students to undertake projects in the United States or abroad that not only will foster their own development and enrich their educational experience but, just as importantly, will enable them to give back to the community at large. Such socially relevant projects embody the Warren Alpert Medical School’s mission of producing physicians and scientists who view medicine as a human service profession, as well as its tradition of student activism. In addition to support for larger projects, smaller amounts will be available to supplement projects that are in keeping with the goals of the Fund.
Upon completion of projects, recipients are expected to share results and insights with peers and colleagues via a presentation, publication or other means, thereby making a concrete contribution to the Warren Alpert Medical School community.
The Dr. Veronica Petersen ’55 and Dr. Robert A. Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is made possible by a generous endowed gift from Dr. Veronica Petersen ’55 and Dr. Robert A. Petersen. The Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund honors their son-in-law, Dr. Randal M. Rockney, and his contributions as a teacher, mentor of students, and researcher.
Any publications or presentations supported by the Fund (all or in part) will acknowledge the Fund’s role. For example: “The research findings described herein were made possible by the support of the Dr. Veronica Petersen ’55 and Dr. Robert A. Petersen Educational Enhancement Fund at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.”