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URI Pharmacy’s Seminar by the Sea to tackle trending health topics

Conference in Newport offers continuing education credit for pharmacists 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 in March. The conference — March 14-16 at Gurney’s Newport Resort […]

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63 percent of survey respondents want URI to be tobacco-free

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 survey generated 2,274 responses, with 72 percent of those […]

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DNA study aims to identify carcinogen damage long before cancer develops

URI Pharmacy Assistant Professor Deyu Li leads study funded by NIH 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 […]

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URI faculty secure $470,000 in USDA funding for maple syrup research

The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded two University of Rhode Island researchers $470,000 to advance their pioneering work exploring the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup phytochemicals. The study, titled “Beneficial effects of maple syrup phytochemicals against inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome,” aims to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of a polyphenol-enriched maple syrup extract […]

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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Executive Director of URI’s Ryan Institute receives prestigious honor from national science peers

Paula Grammas named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science Paula Grammas, executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience and a College of Pharmacy professor, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of her pioneering research into […]

It’s not too late: Get your flu shot

As flu season peaks, the shot is the best way to defend against influenza Thanks in part to an early-winter cold snap that saw temperatures plummeting into the single digits and people huddling close indoors for warmth, the flu season is seeing an early peak that is likely to extend into April. And while there’s […]

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Q&A: Dr. Nasser Zawia

The biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences expert at URI talks about “the critical window” during brain development, why minority populations are more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s, and the secret to staying motivated.

College of Pharmacy Annual Report 2017

From dedicating a new building, to further modernizing teaching and clinical space, to securing millions to fund innovative research, it’s been a monumental year for the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Find out about all the college’s accomplishments in 2017. Check out this year’s annual report here.

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‘Clean room’ class to teach proper drug manufacturing

State-of-the-art facility located in Avedisian Hall basement When a patient leaves a doctor’s office with prescription in hand, he simply heads to the pharmacy, picks up a bottle of pills, and swallows one down to begin treating what ails him. It’s a simple process with which most are familiar. But rarely does the patient consider […]

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