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Health Studies career event is a success!

!25 students attended the Health Studies Fall career event, Exploring non-Clinical Health Careers on October 4, 2017. The event that began with a panel presentation that was followed by interactive breakout sessions hosted by the speakers. This was the first Health Studies career event to feature graduates of the program! We would like to thank […]

Health Studies newsletter!

Health Studies newsletter!

Read about student research, student volunteers, and more in the 2017 Newsletter! Access the newsletter via this link: 2017-Newsletter

Major studies abroad in Ireland

Chandler Lemay ‘17, a health Studies major from Narragansett, RI spent last in Ireland where she lived in Cork and attended the University College Cork. According to Chandler, “the best part of studying abroad was that every day was an adventure and there was always something new to explore. It was an amazing experience to […]

Health Studies career event on 10/4!

Health Studies career event on 10/4!

Health Studies invites you to attend a panel presentation followed by interactive Q&A sessions focusing on non-clinical careers. The event is on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:15 PM in the Pharmacy Building. Light refreshments will be served. Featured Speakers: Ms. Rachel Asselin, Asselin Consulting, LLC Ms. Jennifer Hodshon, URIHealth Services Mr. Craig Snow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute […]

Dr. Cohen to participate in APHA webinar

Dr. Cohen will be a featured speaker in a webinar presented by the Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Cohen and colleagues will speak about career development, and will discuss: • strategies and skills to develop a successful career • real-world experiences •  mentoring Register Now! Brought to you by: Aging and Public Health Section […]

Health Studies faculty publishes new research

Dr. Sabik recently published a cross-sectional study (n=225)  in the Journal of Adult Development. As women grow older, physical changes accompanying the aging process may impact self-perceptions of body image and age. Data were collected from 115 European American and 100 African American aging 65+ and results demonstrated that for African American aging women, perceptions […]

Faculty examines social support and behavior change

Dr. Greaney and colleagues from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of Massachusetts, and the University of Guelph conducted a study examining the role of social support in changing multiple risk behaviors. For more information about the study, see

Two majors signed in the MLB draft!

Two Health Studies majors and members of the URI baseball team, Chris Hess and Martin Figueroa, were signed in the MLB draft!  Chris was signed by the New York Yankees and Martin Figueroa by the Houston Astro! Congratulations, Chris and Martin! Go Rhody! 2017 MLB Draft: Rhody’s Chris Hess Taken in 17th Round by New […]

Congratulations, 2017 Graduates!

On May 20th, 2017,  105 Health Studies majors were awarded their Bachelor of Science in Health Studies degrees!  The celebration took place at the Ryan Center and was followed by the graduation ceremony on Mat 22. Congratulations to all our new graduates. We are so proud of your accomplishments! Keep in touch!

Aleia Gardner receives Excellence Award

Aleia Gardner, the recipient of the Health Studies Excellence Award, is a dedicated scholar with an outstanding academic record.  She has excelled in all her class and graduated with a  near perfect GPA. Aleia is committed to a career to reduce health disparities and improve health care access, especially among individual with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.  Aleia will be attending […]

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