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Jeffrey Bratberg, a clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, is a member of the Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. Bratberg talked recently with Providence Business News about the task force and its progress, as well as the ongoing challenges community pharmacists face regarding opioid dispensing, opioid safety, overdose and addiction. more
Dana Borrelli-Murray, the executive director of the Highlander Institute, discusses the organization's latest venture, EduvateRI. She is seeking businesses and entrepreneurs who want to bring innovative ideas and platforms to education. more
Mark J. Meiklejohn is president and CEO of Bank Rhode Island and a member of its board of directors. A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, Meiklejohn talks with Providence Business News about cybersecurity, the rising threat of cyberattacks to financial institutions and other industries, and what measures the bank is taking to protect itself. more
1 What are your goals as the first person to hold this position? In addition to ensuring the Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Home provide top-notch services to Rhode Islanders, I will work to improve outreach and access to services, benefits … more
Last year Providence was one of 189 cities to participate in Jane's Walks, and Joelle Kanter, of the Providence Foundation, helped spread the word for walks taking place in the Ocean State’s capital city. more
Edward Bozzi, associate professor and coordinator of the University of Rhode Island Biotechnology Program, talked about Rhode Island BioScience Leaders, the organization that he helped found three years ago, with Providence Business News. more
For the past 20 years, Jonny Skye has worked with children and families in a variety of capacities. She has experience as a teacher, administrator, program director, researcher and educational equity policy maker, the bulk of which was completed in Providence. Now the executive director of Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education, Skye has come to like working in the nonprofit sector, calling it a “fascinating experience.” more
Alan Usas, director of Brown University’s executive master in cybersecurity program, discusses the new program with Providence Business News. The intensive 16-month program is for individuals who want to advance their careers in cybersecurity; it is taught by leaders from Brown’s Department of Computer Science and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and by practitioners who are driving advances in cybersecurity. more
Connor Dowd is operating principal and principal broker for Keller Williams Newport and East Bay. He unfortunately has had experience with real estate-related scams that are being reported in Rhode Rhode Island. According to Dowd, representatives of the Boston field office of the FBI estimate $800,000 was targeted by scammers nationwide last fall, which has since grown to $2.4 billion. more
Executive Director Shannon Reedy of Cumberland founded the nonprofit Chase the Cure Inc. after her youngest son, Chase, was diagnosed with a terminal lysosomal storage disease known as Niemann Pick Type C (also referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s because of its symptoms), shortly after his second birthday in October 2011. The mission of the nonprofit, which became a 501(c)(3) in 2013, is to help move treatments for the disease out of the lab and to patients. Here Reedy discusses the nonprofit’s origin and mission in greater detail. more
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