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A NEW VISION: EpiVax has pioneered the use of immune-informatics in the field of vaccine development. Here, research associate Ryan Tassone checks the efficacy of a vaccine on a group of cell cultures at the company’s Knowledge District lab. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Using math to design vaccines of the future

EpiVax Inc., a biotech firm in Providence’s Knowledge District, is an innovator in the field of computational immunology, which involves feeding data into computers...
TEACH YOUR TEACHERS WELL: Christine Alves, center, director of The Teaching Studio, sees herself as “an instructional coach” for other teachers. Here she works with Giovanna Donovan, left, superintendent of the Woonsocket schools, and Donna Coderre, principal of Leo Savoie Elementary School in Woonsocket. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Using common sense to help schools improve

The Learning Community, a public charter school, and its sister organization, The Teaching Studio, have developed an innovative, successful model for helping children to...
"Technology can play a big part in improving the coordination of care among providers, helping to ensure the right care is provided at the right time."

Five Questions With: Nick Martin

When Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group that oversees Connextions, the company that is contracted to run the contact center for HealthSourceRI, could not...

Using design to transform health care

PROVIDENCE – A discussion on how health care can be transformed through design was held at Butler Hospital on Aug. 28, organized by Michael...

Nursing conference to feature Hassmiller

PROVIDENCE – A two-day conference on Sept. 11 and 12 about the future of nursing, sponsored by the Rhode Island Action Coalition, will feature...

Kent introduces new cardiac telemedicine program

WARWICK – Kent Hospital announced a new telemedicine program on Sept. 3 that will allow its cardiologists to connect with their critical care colleagues...
In her new position, Sivaprasad will be responsible for graduate medical education and medical staff affairs as well as enhancing quality, safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery, hospital officials said. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

R.I. Hospital appoints new chief medical officer

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Latha Sivaprasad has been appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer at Rhode Island Hospital, effective Sept. 1, 2013. Sivaprasad,...

Demand growing for food for malnourished children

Demand for Edesia Inc. products – ready-to-use therapeutic food and ready-to use supplemental food for malnourished children – keeps surging, says founder and CEO...
CARE NEW ENGLAND PRESIDENT AND CEO DENNIS KEEFE, left, and Interim President and CEO Arthur DeBlois III of Memorial Hospital sign the partnership agreement that officially binds Memorial to the CNE network at a ceremony held Tuesday on Memorial's Pawtucket campus. / PBN PHOTO/RICHARD ASINOF

Care New England, Memorial ink partnership agreement

PAWTUCKET – Dennis D. Keefe, president and CEO of Care New England, and Arthur DeBlois III, interim president of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island,...

CVS details drug-abuse efforts

WOONSOCKET – In a “perspective” piece published online in the Aug. 21 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Abusive Prescribing of...
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