The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition unveiled its 2016 winners Tuesday night, naming a two-man team that is developing a manufacturing process to make explosion-resistant fuel tanks the top winner.
Rhode Island College announced the opening of a cross-disciplinary Institute for Education in Healthcare to focus on workforce development opportunities for Rhode Island health care workers Monday afternoon.
Kent Radiation Therapy has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology, after a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Kent Radiation Therapy, a 21st Century Oncology affiliate and a joint venture between Care New England and CharterCARE Health Partners, is Kent County’s only ACR-accredited radiation oncology facility.
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded The Miriam Hospital a five-year grant totaling $743,869 to study media influences on risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men and to develop an online health media literacy intervention to help reduce HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among this population.
Dennis Roy is president and chief executive officer of East Bay Community Action Program, a nonprofit organization that merged recently with East Bay Center. Roy, a board member of the Rhode Island Health Center Association and the Rhode Island Community Action Association, talked with Providence Business News about the merger of nonprofit organizations EBCAP and East Bay Center – which did not trigger staff reductions – and how that merger will impact their respective constituencies.