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Careers in health and wellness are among the fastest growing occupations worldwide, so the need for well-prepared, broadly skilled professionals has never been greater. URI’s College of Health Sciences was formed to meet this need, bringing together majors and programs connected by a common theme—to make a positive and lasting impact on the health and well-being of people of all ages, adding years to their lives and life to their years.

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  • University of Rhode Island psychology Professor Nicole Weiss aims to better understand reasons people with PTSD drink alcohol, helping find better treatments for alcohol use disorder. URI study aims to improve understanding of alcohol use disorder among individuals with PTSD - Psychology Professor Nicole Weiss’ study funded by $500K NIH grant Drinking alcoholic beverages is often associated with celebration, and seen as a way to enhance positive emotions felt from an achievement, or a gathering or friends. However, for those experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol may also be used to dampen not just negative feelings, but […]