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URI hosts the 11th  Annual SURF Conference Highlighting Undergraduate Research in Rhode Island 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Friday, July 27, 2018.

Dr. Judith Swift, University of Rhode Island Seminar: Communicating Science to the Public. Avedisian Hall, Room 170, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM, Friday, Friday, July 27, 2018.

Dr. Detlef Knappe, Seminar: Impacts of fluorochemical production & use on drinking water quality in North Carolina. Avedisian Hall, Room 170, 3:00 PM, Friday, April 20, 2018.

Dr. Laura E. Williams, Providence College Podcast: Predatory Bacteria and Women in STEM. (January 2018)


Dr. Victoria Templer & Keith Lee ’18, Providence College Podcast: Cutting-edge Research on Memory. They, along with other students, completed an incredible research study this year that showed that rats possess “metamemory” at the Animal Science & Cognition Lab (Sep 2017).

Dr. Samantha Meenach, University of R.I., and Dr. Mary O’Keefe, Providence College, were 2 of 23 professors awarded the Faculty Fellowship Award in Israel. The program’s goal is to develop collaborations, research projects, co-authoring articles, & establish exchange programs between university faculty & students in the U.S. & Israel.

Rachel Carley’s (URI PharmD) DNA research wins ‘Think Big’ award: Her work could one day contribute to a cancer cure! Rachel is currently researching DNA repair in Dr. Bongsup Cho’s lab.

URI hosts 10th Annual SURF Conference Highlighting Research in Rhode Island on July 28, 2017

Dr. Victoria Templer, Providence College, is interviewed on National Public Radio: From Rats To Humans, A Brain Knows When It Can’t Remember (July, 2017).

Dr. Victoria Templer & Keith Lee ’18, Providence College Podcast: Cutting-edge Research on Memory at the Animal Science & Cognition Lab (July 2017).

Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy, Providence College Podcast: Balancing Research, Scholarship, & Teaching (June 2017).

RI IDeA Symposium was held on June 2nd at the Alpert Medical School.

RI-INBRE provides funding for 100 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) at seven participating Research Institutions!

Dr. Jennifer Van Reet, Providence College Podcast: Kid Think (January 2017)


Dr. Nisa Ghonem, University of Rhode Island: South Kingstown resident works on the discovery of a cholesterol drug that reduces liver inflammation (August 2016)

URI hosts 9th Annual SURF Conference Highlighting Research in Rhode Island

RI-INBRE provides funding for 103 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) at seven participating Research Institutions!

ToXchange: Dr. Aschner, is SOT Treasurer-Elect for 2016‒2017


Governor Raimondo Inspires Students at URI’s Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Conference

A record 103 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) are placed at R.I.’s 7 research institutions and financially supported by RI-INBRE!


RI-INBRE Places 95 Undergraduate Students at Seven Participating Research Institutions for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF).

Grant Program Boosting Biomedical Research – Dr. Niall G. Howlett’s grant allowed him to set up a laboratory at URI, work with graduate students who earned the skills to join Rhode Island’s biomedical workforce. and led him to obtain additional grant funding.


URI Sets Research Grant Record – $85.5 Million in Awards Helps Boost Economy


Almost $20 Million in Research Grants Awarded to URI

NIH Awards $400,000 in Laboratory Startup Funding to URI

ToXchange: Dr. Aschner, SOT Treasurer-Elect 2016‒2017

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Aschner! Read the full article at: http://toxchange.toxicology.org/p/bl/et/blogaid=1805

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