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The 2017 Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics at the University of Rhode Island will explore the surprising interconnections among aging, creative expression and brain science. Nina Kraus, professor of communication sciences, neurobiology and otolaryngology at Northwestern University, spoke on April 12 on “The Fine Art of Aging: Connecting Creativity and Neuroscience.”
The University of Rhode Island’s motto is Think Big, We Do; and the results of some of that big thinking were evident at the URI Brain Fair, which brought some 500 people to campus March 18.
Professor Betty Rambur of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing has been recognized by two national organizations for her work advancing the profession and for efforts addressing the cost and quality of health care.
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has named Annemarie Vaccaro recipient of the 2017 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and/or Research Award.
2016 was a significant year for health education at URI as we saw the creation of a new College (Health Sciences), the welcoming of two new leaders to the University (Deans Barbara Wolfe and Gary Liguori) and the launch of a new approach to health education, service and research (the Academic Health Collaborative).
2016 saw the arrival of two dozen new faculty members and administrators at the Colleges within the Academic Health Collaborative.
Rhode Island-based charitable foundations have awarded Collaborative faculty and the Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation significant grants for education, research and outreach projects.
Students and faculty within the Collaborative’s colleges are engaging in learning that crosses professions, disciplines, borders and time zones.
In December, the Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation held meetings with faculty regarding collaborations around substance abuse/opioids and Clinic Esperanza to discuss future collaborations. We will be following up with both of those groups later this semester.
The Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation is planning several events for spring semester, including three in February:
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