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URI students across health disciplines get immersed in learning in Indonesia

Health Sciences students, dean join others from Pharmacy, Nursing on J-Term trip

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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 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.

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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‘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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Educational Tech: LENA gives URI speech pathology students an advantage

Speech pathology students are required to analyze a half-hour recorded conversation by listening to the recording and transcribing—by hand—every word, phrase, and turn in the conversation. That process can devour the bulk of a semester. Thanks to LENA, students at URI now have an advantage.

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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 […]

URI nutrition expert tells Channel 10 viewers how to eat healthy on a budget

Food and Nutrition Education Program Director Katie Mulligan appears on ‘Plant Pro’ segment Eating right doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of affordable fruits and vegetables that will keep you on budget while packing in the nutrition. URI Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Director Katie Mulligan recently appeared on NBC 10 […]

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Student Spotlight: Daniel Delaney

URI doctoral candidate helps those with substance abuse issues ‘find other ways to cope’   For Daniel Delaney, research at the University of Rhode Island is personal. His work on substance and alcohol abuse is driven by having in the past witnessed first-hand the damage it can cause. Delaney is doing all he can to […]

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Alumni spotlight: Christopher Yun, ‘88

URI grad helps develop medication to treat debilitating disease in children Chris Yun worked for years developing a cardiovascular medication that could reduce the chance of a recurrent cardiac event. After years of research, trials and development, the URI graduate and his colleagues at an Atlanta biotech firm were able to show a reduction in […]

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URI loses a ‘giant’ in his field, in the classroom, in life

Dr. Wayne Velicer passes away after 44 years at URI During the final weeks of his life, the last thing Dr. Wayne Velicer wanted to do was talk about his condition. He didn’t want his URI colleagues to know the extent of the cancer ravaging his body. He didn’t want to distract from the work […]

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