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PROVIDENCE – A new study by Brown University researchers in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure. more
PAWTUCKET – The internal-medicine residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced that 100 percent of the graduating Class of 2014 passed the American Board of Internal Medicine, certifying them as physicians. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Despite recommendations by the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force that women don’t need regular mammograms until age 50, the American Cancer Society continues to recommend screenings begin annually at age 40, and South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Susan Hall agrees. more
PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island recently promoted Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey to vice president of medical affairs. more
PROVIDENCE – Using a micro-engineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, Brown University researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. more
PROVIDENCE – The city school department has chosen Mt. Pleasant and Hope high schools to host two new Carnegie Opportunity by Design high schools. more
WORCESTER – Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick last week announced $750,000 in funding from the STEM Pipeline Fund for the next phase of the @Scale Initiative to promote and advance student interest, engagement and educator effectiveness in STEM education. more
The University of Rhode Island has appointed business professor Kathryn Jervis interim dean of the College of Business Administration. more
Brown University reduced its penalty against a fraternity accused of plying women with liquor and date-rape drugs, saying a laboratory test was inconclusive, while criticizing what it called the group’s substantial history of misconduct. more
Frank Sargent was recently appointed to vice president of education and chief academic officer at the IYRS School of Technology & Trades. He joins IYRS after holding a handful of leadership roles at Johnson & Wales University, such as the special liaison to the president, interim provost and dean of the Feinstein Graduate School. Prior to his career in education, Sargent was a military pilot for 18 years before becoming a practicing attorney. He holds a B.S. from Salem State College, a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Johnson & Wales University. more
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