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Dr. Linda J. Resnik, a research scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center, was awarded a nearly $2.5 million U.S. Department of Defense contract last week to study the care of veterans and service members with upper-limb amputations. more
Real, or inflation-adjusted, compensation has risen 61 percent since 1970; wages, on the other hand, have increased less than 3 percent in real terms in that period. more
In an effort to support health care technology innovators in the Boston-Cambridge area of Massachusetts, Ximedica has partnered with Cambridge MedSpace, the medical technologies firm said this week. more
The Slater Technology Fund on Monday announced it is committing another $250,000 to the biomedical company ProThera Biologics, bringing Slater’s total investment in the company to $950,000. more
Pfizer Inc. decided not to split in two separate companies, opting against what could have been one of the biggest breakups in the drug industry’s history after four years of it called an “extensive evaluation.” more
Early last week, the Rhode Island Department of Health received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first human case of West Nile virus in Rhode Island in 2016. more
Phoenix House in New England announced the appointment of Daniel J. McCormick as its new senior vice president and executive director; he succeeds Patrick B. McEneaney, who retired in July 2016 after working for 17 years at Phoenix House. more
More than 500 swimmers participated in the seventh annual Swim Across America fundraising swim at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett earlier this month. Collectively, they raised more than $158,000 for cancer research at Women & Infants Hospital. more
In July 2016, Amanda Leite became executive director of the American Heart Association - Southern New England, after previously serving as senior Heart Walk director for the organization. She talked with Providence Business News about the AHA’s role in helping Rhode Islanders reduce their risks of heart attacks and cardiac disease and her new role with the AHA. more
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