Two well-known, Rhode Island executives with expertise in medical innovation told the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission Monday they want to create a new center to attract talent and spur business creation.
Rhode Island is rich in economic history. Samuel Slater, dubbed "father of the American Industrial Revolution" by Andrew Jackson, erected his first mill in Pawtucket. A hundred years later the robber barons transformed the oceanside city of Newport …
Cliff Weitzman, a Brown University senior, last month made Forbes’ 2017 30 under 30 class, a collection of the leading young changemakers and innovators in the country. Weitzman, who was featured in the education category, talks about being named to the list and his plans for the future.
John Smithers became executive director at Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s information technology and bioscience industry association, in August. Smithers talks about how Tech Collective is transitioning itself into the technology hub for Rhode Island, and some of the initiatives it has underway.
A $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health will support a suicide risk study by researchers at Care New England’s Butler Hospital, Brown University and the University of Michigan.