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Dr. Albert Puerini, president and CEO of Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp., has been elected chairman of the board of Integra Community Care Network LLC. He holds a B.A. from Providence College and M.D. from the University of Guadalajara. more
Rhode Island ranked seventh in the nation for its percentage decline in hospital readmission rates from 2010 to 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said recently. more
Rhode Island’s new, integrated eligibility system for health and human services began launching in phases on Sept. 13. more
Data from the 2015 American Community Survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday found fewer Rhode Island adults lacked health insurance in 2015 than in 2014, while the percentage of uninsured children increased slightly in the same time period. more
The YWCA Rhode Island released on Monday the list of 13 women it has selected for its 2016 Women of Achievement awards. more
Helena B. Foulkes, CVS Pharmacy president and CVS Health Corp. executive vice president, again has been named one of the most powerful women in business by Fortune magazine, ranking 12th. more
EpiVax Inc. has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Small Business Innovation Research program to improve a vaccine for the H7N9 avian influenza virus. more
Named University of Rhode Island’s first dean of the College of Health Sciences, Gary Liguori was most recently an educator, researcher and department head at the University of Tennessee. As dean of the college, Liguori will serve as a member of the executive committee of URI’s Academic Health Collaborative, where he will work with faculty across disciplines to build robust and forward-looking educational and research programs relevant to the evolving roles of health and health care in the 21st century. He spoke with Providence Business News about his role as dean and the new college’s plans to expand its research, training and education capabilities. more
Calling Alzheimer’s disease “the most important public health crisis we face,” Dr. Stephen Salloway, director of neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, spoke enthusiastically about a preliminary clinical trial’s impressive results showing “unprecedented amyloid lowering [that], for the first time, seemed to be associated with a slowing of cognitive decline.” more
As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Opioids Action Plan, the agency recently issued new regulations imposing strong warning labels on nearly 400 medications. more
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