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DEDICATED STAFF: Dr. Ana Tuya Fulton, back left, head of a special unit dedicated to seniors at Kent Hospital, speaks with, from left foreground, Dr. Julio Defillo Draibe; Leyda Urugutja-Cante, medical social worker; and Kim Jones, occupational therapist. Fulton said Rhode Island is among the top 10 states for its older adult population.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitals, health systems prepare to accommodate influx of older patients

Since February, when Kent County Memorial Hospital’s Acute Care for Elders unit opened, the 10-bed section has been full of patients age 75 and...

Self-guided walking tour of Jewelry District uses Brown student research

PROVIDENCE – A new self-guided walking tour of the Jewelry District features the original research of Brown University undergraduates and their professor, according to...

Social Innovation Fellowship created at Brown in partnership with SEG

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University have partnered to create a new Social Innovation Fellowship...
ARTS RESIDENCY: MacArthur fellow and Tony-nominated performer and playwright Taylor Mac, above holding the microphone, will speak, perform and participate in a panel discussion during an artist residency in Providence this month.
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FirstWorks looks to expand horizons through the arts

Education is at the core of the longstanding partnership between Providence’s FirstWorks and the Brown Arts Initiative.The collaboration has drawn performers and artists to...

Five Questions With: Carol Malysz

In her role as RI Bio’s executive director, Carol Malysz oversees the group’s coordination with health care organizations, life sciences companies, academic centers and...

Shawmut completes renovations on Brown University office building

PROVIDENCE – Shawmut Design and Construction has completed renovations at 164 Angell St., a building formerly known as the Brown Office Building on the...
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...

Five Questions With: Solanchy Rodriguez

Solanchy Rodriguez is the manager of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s first consumer banking branch in Rhode Island, located at 234 Thayer St., near Brown...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE has been ranked the No. 1 regional university in the North by U.S. News & World Report. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Brown remains No.14 nationally, PC hits No. 1 regionally in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 14 among top national universities and Providence College was deemed the No. 1 regional university in the north...

Brown study shows graphene can deter mosquitoes

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have found a new use for the nanomaterial graphene: preventing mosquito bites.In a paper published recently in the Proceedings...
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