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EpiVax Inc. has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Small Business Innovation Research program to improve a vaccine for the H7N9 avian influenza virus. more
Named University of Rhode Island’s first dean of the College of Health Sciences, Gary Liguori was most recently an educator, researcher and department head at the University of Tennessee. As dean of the college, Liguori will serve as a member of the executive committee of URI’s Academic Health Collaborative, where he will work with faculty across disciplines to build robust and forward-looking educational and research programs relevant to the evolving roles of health and health care in the 21st century. He spoke with Providence Business News about his role as dean and the new college’s plans to expand its research, training and education capabilities. more
Calling Alzheimer’s disease “the most important public health crisis we face,” Dr. Stephen Salloway, director of neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, spoke enthusiastically about a preliminary clinical trial’s impressive results showing “unprecedented amyloid lowering [that], for the first time, seemed to be associated with a slowing of cognitive decline.” more
As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Opioids Action Plan, the agency recently issued new regulations imposing strong warning labels on nearly 400 medications. more
Kali St. Marie Thomas, of Brown University and the Providence VA Medical Center, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award, according to The Gerontological Society of America. Thomas will receive the award at GSA’s 2016 annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held in New Orleans in November. more
Saint Anne’s Hospital has named Michael Bushell, its current chief financial officer and vice president of operations, as its next president, effective Oct. 3. Craig Jesiolowski, Saint Anne’s current president, will become president of Holy Family Hospital. more
Bill Kirkpatrick has been promoted to vice president of operations of PACE Organization of Rhode Island. He has a master's degree in casework from Boston College. more
Lauren Lapolla joined PACE Organization of Rhode Island as marketing and development manager. She holds a B.A. in international studies from Stonehill College. more
University Medicine, a nonprofit primary care, specialty outpatient and subspecialty group practice, recently announced it will occupy three of the four floors of a newly constructed building at 375 Wampanoag Trail. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a rule change that would lower the department’s threshold of lead found in a child’s blood to that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new reference level that has the potential to affect 2.9 million housing units built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. more
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