Latest in series of health transformation webinars looks at the need for change in primary care in the U.S. What differentiates the U.S from the world’s highest performing, lowest cost health care systems? One key element is the international focus on a strong foundation in primary care. Yet to move to this model in the […]Continue reading "AHC webinar: Transforming primary care"
A mental health, substance abuse and addiction crisis has been sweeping the nation in recent years, requiring an influx of clinicians educated to treat mental illness. To that end, the URI College of Nursing has introduced a new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner master’s program beginning in Fall 2018. The program’s purpose is to educate […]Continue reading "URI College of Nursing introduces psychiatric mental health NP program"
The University of Rhode Island Foundation has announced the appointment of Eric Schonewald as managing director of development for the Academic Health Collaborative. Schonewald will work closely with College of Pharmacy Dean E. Paul Larrat, College of Nursing Dean Barbara E. Wolfe, and College of Health Sciences Dean Gary Liguori. Schonewald launched his 23-year development […]Continue reading "URI Foundation names new development director for Academic Health Collaborative"
Michael ‘Mick’ McDermott ’96 is one of the coaches of the Iran National Football Team, which is competing this week at the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Belfast, Ireland native was the first foreign recruit of URI’s Coach Ed Bradley, and was chosen to rebuild URI’s soccer program, which won an A-10 Championship […]Continue reading "World Cup Coach"
Professor Philip Davis, a nursing educator at William V.S. Tubman University in Liberia who is visiting the URI College of Nursing as part of an exchange program with Tubman University, has been offering lectures on global health and health care disparities at the Nursing Education Center in Providence and on the Kingston campus, where he […]Continue reading "Liberian professor visits URI ahead of student trip to West Africa"
Virtual learning series geared toward state’s, country’s healthcare workforce The United States has the most expensive health care system in the world, but consistently ranks far down the list in terms of quality of care. Among the 11 wealthiest nations in the world, the U.S. has the worst performing health care system, and studies show […]Continue reading "URI webinar series to promote health system transformation"
With a theme of “advocating for our patients,” the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Development is scheduled to present its 33rd annual Seminar by the Sea Northeast Regional Conference March 14-16.Continue reading "URI Pharmacy’s Seminar by the Sea to tackle trending health topics"
Health Sciences Associate Dean Deb Riebe co-chairs Tobacco-Free Committee; College of Pharmacy offers smokers tools to quit There is strong support among students, faculty and staff for a University of Rhode Island free of tobacco and electronic nicotine product use, according to a survey conducted last semester. Distributed and analyzed by URI’s Tobacco-Free Committee, the […]Continue reading "63 percent of survey respondents want URI to be tobacco-free"
A person unknowingly exposed to a carcinogen may live for years — even decades — before a cancer diagnosis is made, giving tumors time to grow and the disease time to develop, making treatment more difficult or even impossible. But what if people knew what toxins they’ve been exposed to in their lifetimes long before […]Continue reading "DNA study aims to identify carcinogen damage long before cancer develops"