DR. ELIZABETH LAZARUS,  a radiologist at Women & Infants Hospital, looks at an MRI of breasts scanned with new technology where the patient lies on her stomach. /

Local doctors helping set new standards<br> for breast cancer diagnosis

If hospitals in the real world functioned like the doctors on “House, M.D.” every diagnosis could cost a year’s salary, and health insurers would...

Workforce Board awards $1.3M for job training

CRANSTON – The Governor’s Workforce Board last week awarded $1,298,665 in grants to 69 Rhode Island employers to support employee training. The grants, which ranged...

Brown gets $1M grant to aid enrollment program

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has received a $1 million grant to establish the College Advising Corps at its Howard R. Swearer Center for Public...
Alexander Lebedev, owner of the National Reserve Bank of Russia, spoke at World Trade Day last May, after which a formal Russia program was established at Bryant. /

Successful trade requires a cultural understanding

Although the Cold War ended nearly two decades ago, the views promoted during that time have left a gap in cultural understanding between the...
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Career makeovers can unmake you

Talk about Superman pulling a phone booth-style switcheroo. There’s a New Zealander named David Kirk, who is now CEO of Fairfax Holdings, one of...
ELECTRO STANDARDS has seen a considerable payoff from CE certification on one of its instruments. The Sepe family, from left: Mike  Sepe, Ray  Sepe Sr., Brenda Sepe, Ray  Sepe and Ken Sepe. /

Reaping rewards of meeting EU standards

If you are traveling to Europe and hoping to play one of the continent’s favorite sports, don’t take a baseball and bat. Similarly, if...

CCRI changes lives,<br> and it should have big dreams

On March 23, Ray M. Di Pasquale was officially inaugurated as the fourth president of the Community College of Rhode Island, a position he...

Designing economy breeds vitality

A key component of the “innovation economy” is the commercialization of intellectual capital. To wit: the brainiacs have to leave the comfort of the...
KYLE KETCHUM, right, The Spiced Pear's executive chef, gives Mike Salwen and Carol Kiesow cooking lessons at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport. /

R.I. chefs share secrets, connect with diners

Television chefs make cooking look so simple. Who among us who watches the Food Network or Frank Terranova hasn’t been inspired to take spatula...
DR. KATHLEEN C. HITTNER is promoting advances in cardiac care and minimally invasive surgery at The Miriam Hospital. /

High-flying Miriam chief <br>adds challenge at T.F. Green

Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner has distinguished herself on many fronts – in her medical specialty, as a leader in her profession, and especially at...
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