News and Notes
Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Physics department, Stanley J. Pickart, passed away on July 13, 2017, at age 91. The funeral arrangements are provided on the following website: https://www.ccgfuneralhome.com/obit/stanley-j.-pickart
Drs. Miquel Dorca, Michael Tammaro and Andre van Tonder have been promoted to Teaching Professors. Congratulations!
Prof Michael Antosh received the R.I Foundation grant for the research project entitled “Use of Gold Nanoparticles to Enhance the Effect of Radiation on Cancer”
Prof Oleg Andreev received the Advanced Career Research and Scholarship Excellence Award for his contributions in the life sciences.
Professors at URI, Yana Reshetnyak and Oleg Andreev, were awarded NIH/GM R01 (GM073857) grant for 4 years (2016-2020): “Mechanism and Uses of Transmembrane Helix Insertion by Soluble Peptides”. The main goals of the project are to elucidate molecular mechanism of pHLIP peptides interaction with membrane and develop new methods of diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Physics department is very grateful for generous donations done by Thomas Exley and his wife Gina Catalano, Harold Browning, Bruce Cambell, Stephen Letcher and Sabatino family.
Physics Professors Yana Reshetnyak and Oleg Andreev received 2015 URI Excellence Award for their intellectual property achievements in 2014. They have pioneered a groundbreaking method to deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and research agents to diseased cells in human body using transmembrane peptides, which response to physiological process, such as pH drop in diseased tissue. During […]
Researchers from the University of Rhode Island and Brown University have demonstrated a promising new way to increase the effectiveness of radiation in killing cancer cells, using a new approach that involves gold nanoparticles tethered to acid-seeking compounds called pHLIPs.
URI’s five-year medical physics degree, which combines a bachelor of science in physics with a master of science in medical physics, has won accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, making it one of only two accredited medical physics programs in New England.
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