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URI researchers examine health disparities in older adults as part of federal project

URI researchers examine health disparities in older adults as part of federal project

Faculty at the University of Rhode Island and colleagues from across the nation will present research age-related muscle loss in older women as part of a symposium at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics next week in San Francisco.

Leslie Mahler

Communicative disorders professor named director of URI’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Leslie Mahler, associate professor of communicative disorders in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Health Sciences, is the new director of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, where she serves as a faculty member.

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CoreMechanics engages URI to research viability of musculoskeletal wellness device

Imagine donning a vest every day that could strengthen your core, improve your posture and align your joints — allowing you to maintain your health or recover from an injury. CoreMechanics LLC of Narragansett envisions just such a device and has called on experts from three colleges at the University of Rhode Island to help make it a reality.

Alaa Eid, Celia Dunn and Mia Mitchell

Toy cars modified by URI students deliver fun, physical benefit

Who doesn’t remember the simple joy of zipping around the yard in a toy car? Every kid should have that experience, and thanks to Lil’ Rhody Riders — an ongoing student leadership project at the University of Rhode Island — they can.

Kinesthetic Class

University of Rhode Island, W. Kingston Elementary School pioneer research into the effects of movement on learning

The second-graders at West Kingston Elementary School are models of scholarly focus, reading silently and intently. At the same time, they wobble in their seats, pedal their legs under their desks or sway on balance boards.

Deborah Riebe

URI professor serves as senior editor for exercise guidelines

Since 1975, exercise physiologists, doctors, nurses, physical therapists and health/fitness professionals around the world have turned to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) “Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription” as a trusted and comprehensive source of information.

Jessica Brand

URI offering voice clinic to help transgender women speak with ease, confidence

From babbling infancy, our voices are uniquely ours — like oral fingerprints. But for those who are transgender, the voice one is born with may not authentically reflect that person’s identity.

Megan Fallon

Recent alumna co-authors journal article

Megan Fallon’s goal as a registered dietitian is to steer food policy toward better nutrition and health-related outcomes.

Jeannette Guillen

Student Spotlight: Jeannette Guillen

Kingston, Rhode Island, is a long way from Brownsville, Texas. But for Jeannette Guillen, a first-year doctor of physical therapy student, the journey she and her family made from Mexico to Texas when she was in grade school felt like an even bigger leap.

Nina Kraus

Annual Thewlis Lecture addresses aging, creativity and neuroscience

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.”

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