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Cyrus Kosar, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Boston University, came to the Brown University School of Public Health as a graduate student in 2015. His research interests are in aging, long-term care, health economics and quasi-experimental research methods. Kosar, who led a research project that reviewed data from millions of seniors with delirium, shared information with Providence Business News about the results of the study and other issues related to delirium. more
On May 18, business and civic leaders met in Westerly to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of South County Health’s newest Medical & Wellness Center. more
Hepatitis C, the nation’s most common bloodborne infection, was associated with the deaths of 102 Rhode Islanders, a fivefold increase in the last decade, according to a report issued earlier this month by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute. more
The Autism Project, an affiliate of Gateway Healthcare, recently received a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, according to a press statement from Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan entity. more
Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, has been named dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, following a national search. more
The American Lung Association will host its inaugural LUNG FORCE Expo at the Providence Marriot Downtown on Thursday, April 7. The LUNG FORCE Expo is a new educational event for health care professionals and lung disease patients and their caregivers to learn more about lung disease’s latest trends, research and treatments. more
An April 2016 "Tracking Trends” report from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island indicates that, in 2014, Rhode Island hospitals had an economic impact in the state of more than $6.5 billion. Given the hospital industry’s contributions to the Ocean State, HARI urged state leaders to make the appropriate investments to secure the industry’s role in the state’s economy. more
The Lifespan Community Health Institute has scheduled a series of health forums throughout the state. Designed to allow residents to share their health concerns with Lifespan, the forums will enable Lifespan to collect information for its Community Health Needs Assessment, which is an Affordable Care Act requirement. more
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has named Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza a recipient of its 2016 Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness and nutrition-related programs. more
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, part of Southcoast Health, recently received a $6,000 grant by the Colon Cancer Coalition for colon cancer prevention, education and screening programs to the area’s underserved populations. more
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