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E. Paul Larrat, a respected professor, epidemiologist, and health policy and health economics analyst, has been named dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy. He speaks with Providence Business News about initiatives at the college. more
Dr. Sajeev Handa is head of hospital medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, a Lifespan facility. He helped to found the hospitalist program, in which physicians practice exclusively in a hospital setting; the program is marking its 20th anniversary this year. more
Notwithstanding the popularity of positron emission tomography scans, they are not effective in discovering cervical cancer in lymph nodes, according to research recently published by a team of oncologists, including one physician from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. more
The assistant vice principal of enrollment services at Rhode Island School of Design, Anthony Gallonio has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. After his daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, he and his wife, Michelle La Riviere, founded the National GRACE Foundation, an organization that helps young cancer survivors and their families navigate the college application process. As executive director, Gallonio hosts college admission and financial aid nights across the country to educate families on the realities of college enrollment. more
The University of Rhode Island is launching an Academic Health Collaborative as it reorganizes health programs to maximize cross-disciplinary programs and spur external partnerships. more
Private colleges and universities in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts schools received passing grades for financial responsibility, according to a recent analysis of federal data conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. more
The Warren Alpert Foundation gave a $2.5 million grant to Bryant University’s School of Health Sciences which the institution will match as part of its Expanding the World of Opportunity: The Campaign for Bryant’s Bold Future, according to a statement by the university on Tuesday. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Republic of Iceland recently formed a partnership to advance marine science and marine-related biotech research and commercialization. more
Susan Meschwitz, an assistant professor of chemistry at Salve Regina University, has had peer-reviewed research, which was co-authored by chemistry major Emily Poulin, published recently. Their research, which discovered that a class of organic molecules are proving effective in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria, could interest the members of Olympic sailing, triathlon and rowing teams competing in polluted waters at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. more
At the 21st annual New England Fine Furnishings Show held recently, two Rhode Island-based designers took home “Best in Show” awards for their work, according to a release sent Tuesday by KL Communications and Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. more
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