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Linda Thomas of Slocum and Samantha Clark of Coventry

Technology-tutoring program erodes generation gap

The generation gap is shrinking one mouse click at a time, and the University of Rhode Island is helping to close it. In fall 2015 faculty from the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Arts and Sciences launched the URI Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors Program, an offshoot of an initiative started by teenage sisters in Canada in 2009 that has expanded […]

Kerry LaPlante and Rebecca Reece: Making sure antibiotics still work

Kerry LaPlante and Rebecca Reece: Making sure antibiotics still work

Antibiotics are one of the most significant scientific developments of the 20th century. They have made infections that were once fatal routinely treatable, while also allowing for other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, because antibiotics can treat a serious infection if it occurs.

Antoinette Gagliard, a physical therapy major from Walpole, Mass., works with Pauline Tudino of Narragansett during the Senior Health and Wellness Program held at URI in October.

Both older adults, URI students learn from health screenings

An older man carefully walks a straight line marked on the carpet while students assess his gait. Down the hall, a woman rises from her wheelchair to demonstrate a new prosthesis. In a room nearby, students advise a woman on medication use.

Student winners of the Pepto Bowl

URI PharmD students winners of 2016 Pepto Bowl

PharmD students Matthew Lippertshauser and Ethan Melillo, members of the Class of 2017, were the first-place winners of the 2016 Student and Pharmacist Self-Care Championship held September 23 at the 12th Annual New England Pharmacists Convention at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Rachel Carley

Pharmacy student works on the discovery of a cholesterol drug that reduces liver inflammation

Third-year pharmacy student Rachel Carley, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF), has worked on a discovery that could help patients with cholestasis, a condition that impairs the flow of bile from the liver. Carley will continue to work with URI Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Nisanne Ghonem, testing whether fenofibrate reduces inflammation.

Jessica Goren

Studies by Pharmacy Professor offer hope to patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia are not only tormented by their disease, but often receive ineffective treatment. Clozapine, the only effective treatment, is often a last resort because it has unique side effects and risks.

Gregory Kelly 2016 senior profile

Commencement 2016: PharmD Graduating Student Profile

As a student, Gregory Kelly did an internship at Johns Hopkins, raised money for Doctors without Borders, coordinated blood drives, and was active in the URI Student Alumni Association and Feinstein Enriching America Program. In June , the Pharma grad begins a pharmacy residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Kelsey Norman

Commencement 2016: PharmD Graduating Student Profile

Meet Kelsey Norman, president of the URI club field hockey team, academic coach in the New Student Programs Office, and recent PharmD grad as she heads off to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to begin a residency at a V.A. health care facility.

Jef Bratberg

NPR: Risk of Opioid Overdose Climbs in Middle Age

University of Rhode Island Pharmacy professor Jeffrey Bratberg says the way people in this age group tend to take drugs is putting them at higher risk.”They’re taking longer-acting opioids. They’re taking doses that, at certain thresholds, are associated with increased overdose death.”


PharmD student develops method to improve post-surgical pain management

During a general medicine rotation last summer, Krystal Memmer worked with patients who had recently undergone total joint arthroplasty. “When I was going through my patients’ files I realized that there was a lot of opportunity for improvement of pain management after they had their surgeries. That’s how the research project developed.”

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