• Phillip-Clark URI’s geriatric workforce education program fueling improvements in older adult care - Program extended by new $5 million federal grant has trained thousands of health care workers in Rhode Island With more than 20 percent of its population over the age of 65, the fourth-highest percentage of residents over 85 in the country, and a fast-growing population of older adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias, […]
  • University of Rhode Island psychology Associate Professor Nicole Weiss leads a funded study on tools to help people leaving residential substance use facilities avoid return to substance use. URI study examines challenges, barriers to care for individuals leaving residential substance use facilities - Using biosensors and psychological self-reports, research aims to inform interventions to help prevent return to substance use Residential treatment is among the most effective tools for treating substance use disorder, with people in these settings showing improvement not only in their substance use but also in their mental health, social functioning and quality of life. […]
  • URI to host Youth Mental Health Summit May 23 - College of Health Sciences Dean Patrick Vivier to deliver keynote address at summit sponsored by Washington County Coalition for Children Washington County, R.I., middle and high school students will discuss bullying and stress experienced at school, and offer ideas and solutions for their wellbeing during the region’s first youth mental health summit hosted on the […]
  • Alexandrea Kenyon Commencement 2024: Challenging past fuels human development grad’s drive to help ‘people who remind me of me’ - A DCYF social case worker often encounters people at their lowest points, desperately seeking affordable childcare to take a much-needed job; choosing between heating the home and putting food on the table; or even fighting to avoid losing their home altogether. Case workers need to meet their clients where they are, and work creatively to […]
  • Kinesiology Assistant Professor Nicole Logan (left) and her research team work with study volunteer Finn Celeste in the Human Performance Lab on the Kingston Campus. Increased physical activity can spur cognitive development, help manage symptoms of ADHD - URI Kinesiology Professor Nicole Logan’s funded study aims to support alternative methods of treating the common childhood condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can impact many common childhood milestones and cognitive processes, such as decision-making, inhibitory control, language development, and goal-setting. Studies by University of Rhode Island kinesiology Assistant Professor Nicole Logan have shown that physical […]
  • University of Rhode Island Psychology Ph.D. candidate Sabrina Todaro will measure the degree to which adults 18 to 25 are using "protective behavioral strategies" when engaging in alcohol and cannabis co-use. URI Ph.D. candidate researches effects of cannabis and alcohol co-use, wins prestigious NIH F31 Award - University of Rhode Island psychology Ph.D. candidate Sabrina Todaro will measure the degree to which adults 18 to 25 are using “protective behavioral strategies” when engaging in both alcohol and cannabis in a study funded by an F31 grant from the National Institutes of Health. She aims to assess the use of protective behavioral strategies […]
  • Former Communications Disorders student Marland Chang demonstrates the eye-tracking and EEG technology used in a URI study on audio-visual speech perception. URI study examines audio-visual speech perception in parents of children with autism - Research on ‘Broad Autism Phenotype’ potentially affecting direct relatives aims to better understand the broader picture of autism It’s well established that children with autism often process audio-visual cues differently than their peers, especially during verbal communication. They may not make direct eye contact or focus intently on a speaker’s mouth. These differences in audio-visual […]
  • Students from Coventry High School test their grip strength at one of the many Kinesiology stations during Biomechanics Day at URI April 3. Kinesiology department hosts high school students for hands-on Biomechanics Day - Students get hands-on experience with the high-tech equipment from the College of Health Sciences’ labs High school students from around the state got a hands-on look at high-tech equipment in the University of Rhode Island Department of Kinesiology as professors and students welcomed several high schools to Mackal Field House during the annual National Biomechanics […]
  • URI Nursing student Emily Nichols works with four-year-old Asher during a respite care program on campus. A new certificate program in Early Intervention will allow childhood care workers like her to be certified, helping relieve the shortage of early intervention professionals. URI’s Early Intervention program helps kids with disabilities thrive - Certificate program aims to address ‘serious shortage’ in early intervention personnel throughout Rhode Island Looking to address a “serious shortage” of specialists to work with some of the youngest children at risk for developmental disabilities in the state, the University of Rhode Island College of Health Sciences is offering a certificate program in Early Intervention […]
  • The URI College of Health Sciences will now offer an interdisciplinary major in public health, which will help train the next generation of health care policy makers. URI College of Health Sciences creates Department of Public Health - New interdisciplinary major prepares graduates to improve health status and health behaviors in community Since the world experienced a global pandemic, there has been not only a greater appreciation of health care clinicians, but a better understanding of public health and its role in preventing disease, setting policies that impact a population’s health, and generally […]
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