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BROWN UNIVERSITY and Hebrew SeniorLife have received a $53.4 million federal grant to test ideas on improving care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

$53.4M grant to fund Alzheimer’s research incubator at Brown

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, have received a $53.4 million grant to gather and...

Alzheimer’s Association R.I. chapter hosting multiple events in June

PROVIDENCE – Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 23,000 people and 53,000 caregivers in Rhode Island, and it is the fifth-leading cause of death in...

Five Questions With: Constantine Gatsonis

Constantine Gatsonis, a Henry Ledyard Goddard University professor of biostatistics, joined the Brown University faculty in 1995. He is the founding director of the Center for...

McKee calls for renewed, director-led state plan to address Alzheimer’s

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee recently unveiled an update to the State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, featuring a new set...

Rhode Island Hospital recruiting Alzheimer’s patients for TANGO study

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center researchers are recruiting volunteers for TANGO, a national clinical trial evaluating whether a...

R.I. Hospital study investigates if drug can slow, improve Alzheimer’s symptoms

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital researchers are seeking subjects for a Phase 2 study into whether an investigational drug, Troriluzole, a new version of...
THE GEORGE & ANNE Ryan Institute for Neuroscience researchers will investigate reduction of brain blood vessel inflammation in fighting Alzheimer’s disease as part of the $1.3 million, University of Rhode Island-sponsored, BEACON study. Above, Paula Grammas, executive director of the Ryan Institute. / COURTESY NORA LEWIS

URI-sponsored BEACON study seeks blood vessel inflammation, Alzheimer’s link

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience researchers will investigate reduction of brain blood vessel inflammation in fighting Alzheimer’s disease as...

Reed, McKee work to strengthen Rhode Island’s State Plan on Alzheimer’s

CRANSTON – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, state health officials and the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter met on Sept. 24...

Brown gift a big win for R.I.

Five years after a $15 million gift helped the University of Rhode Island establish the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, Brown University...
DR. BRIAN OTT has been awarded the Milton Hamolsky Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in pursuit of an end to Alzheimer’s disease. / COURTESY LIFESPAN

American College of Physicians honors Ott with lifetime achievement award for...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians has awarded Dr. Brian Ott, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory...
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