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URI Pharmacy home to country's most advanced pulmonary simulator

Simulator trains Pharmacy students in real-life critical care

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Healthier communities, by design

Health advocate, former racewalker Mark Fenton to bring exercise message to URI Feb. 22  One would be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s not aware of the benefits of physical activity. From weight loss, to cardiovascular health, to prevention of diseases including cancer, diabetes, depression and more, the benefits of even moderate exercise can lead to […]

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URI nursing student taking ‘Pathway’ to career in global health

Emely Baez was in high school in Woonsocket, R.I. when she learned about the 1990s Rwandan genocide. A teacher who had traveled to the African nation told of the unimaginable tragedy and introduced Baez and her classmates to a Rwandan woman who had escaped her homeland’s horrors to the U.S., but did not get out […]

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URI researchers awarded $300,000 grant to examine healthy food choices

Changing behavior around food is never easy. A faculty member in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Health Sciences, part of the University’s Academic Health Collaborative, and colleagues in two other colleges are working to address that challenge, thanks to a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.

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URI students across health disciplines get immersed in learning during trip to Indonesia

URI students from across all three colleges in the Academic Health Collaborative got a firsthand look at health care overseas, helped educate residents on preventive health measures and experienced some of the local culture during a J-Term trip to Indonesia.

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URI’s College of Nursing appoints new associate dean

The University of Rhode Island has appointed Mary Leveillee, who was chief nursing officer at Butler Hospital, to the position of associate dean of the College of Nursing.

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URI researcher led international team in revising neck pain guidelines

A physical therapy professor at the University of Rhode Island led an international team of experts who spent several years revising and expanding clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of neck pain.

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It’s not too late: Get your flu shot

Thanks in part to an early-winter cold snap that saw temperatures plummeting into the single digits and people huddling close indoors for warmth, the flu season is seeing an early peak that is likely to extend into April. And while there’s no cause to panic over sensational headlines warning of a “widespread,” potentially deadly outbreak, […]

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‘Non-traditional’ Health Sciences student headed to med school

At age 33, Christopher Phothisane is not your typical college student. For a long time he saw that as a liability. Now, as he prepares to graduate in May with a double major in biology and psychology—and an acceptance letter to Brown University’s medical school in hand—Phothisane understands that his non-traditional journey is actually a strength.

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Protecting Against Loneliness and Cognitive Decline

A RECENT ESSAY in The New York Times, “The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health,” highlights the connection between loneliness and cognitive decline—with an important distinction: Loneliness and social isolation aren’t necessarily interchangeable. “Even people living with their families may feel lonely,” says Phillip Clark, director of the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center and Program […]

Dr. Paul Farmer relays health care challenges in impoverished nations

At the height of the ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014, a young girl no older than two arrived at an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia organized by Partners in Health. The child’s entire family had succumbed to the disease, leaving her frightened, alone and facing an uncertain future with no family to care […]

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