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Vinka Oyanedel-Craver is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She has also published more than a dozen articles on the chemical and biological processes used for sustainable water and wastewater purification, as well as collaborated on several projects. Most recently, she is working with Jordanian researchers to improve desalination technology. She has been working on embedding silver nanoparticles into the membranes used in current systems. The nanoparticles will slow bacteria growth and reduce contamination, as well as maintenance because operations will no longer need to be shut down to clean the machines. The yearlong collaboration (which began in 2014) between several Jordanian and U.S. researchers is backed by a $314,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development and a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Oyanedel-Craver holds a Ph.D. from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and a B.S. and an M.S. from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. more
James Hays, Manning assistant professor of computer science at Brown University, has been awarded a fellowship grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Hays was recognized for his work in computer graphics, computer vision and computational … more
When Johnna A. Pezzullo and Lynne A. Haughey met in 1987, they were both nurses at the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. more
PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital is the first of 60 clinical trial sites in the U.S. to begin administering an investigational drug to test a new way to prevent the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease in adults who may be at higher risk for developing the disease, but who have no symptoms. Butler is actively seeking volunteers in this age range who have normal memory function. more
DARTMOUTH – Elena Glatman has been named the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s director of research administration. more
PROVIDENCE – New York Hall of Science President Margaret Honey recently told a packed room of educators, business leaders and policymakers at the 2014 conference of the R.I. STEM Center that conventional approaches for engaging young scientists and designers are simply not working. more
PROVIDENCE – Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing and on their way to the bathroom. When women experience both types of urine leakage, the condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers say infectious-disease outbreaks appear to be on the rise globally, though on a per capita basis, the impact is declining. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers 10 doctoral programs and has up to three new doctoral degrees in the pipeline, as it positions itself to become the only nationally recognized doctoral research university in the state south of Boston. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s announcement that it is looking to be recognized as a doctoral research university is far more than a feather in the cap of the school’s administrators. It is essential if southern New England is to raise itself out of the economic doldrums. more
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