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NEXT CHALLENGE: Panelists discuss the region’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine during the PBN Health Care Summit on April 8. Clockwise from top left is Dr. Karen Tashima, who directs clinical trials for Life­span Corp.; Dr. Kirsten Anderson, from Aetna/CVS Health; moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello; Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University; Christopher Palmieri, CEO and president of Commonwealth Care Alliance; and Peter Marino, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

‘Hesitancy’ will be next snag with vaccinations

Rhode Island will soon hit a tipping point in COVID-19 vaccinations – a point at which there will be more vaccine available than the...
KEEPING TRACK: Justin M. Kim, left, and Michael W. Lai designed an app to help health care workers track their emotional and mental wellness. / COURTESY CRESS HEALTH

New app focuses on mental wellness of health care workers

Justin M. Kim and Michael W. Lai were in the process of developing an app that allowed users to log their most intimate mental...

Brown University student named Congressional Medal of Honor Society awardee

PROVIDENCE – Aidan Reilly, a senior at Brown University who helped co-found a nonprofit that addresses food insecurity by repurposing produce surplus, was named...

Brown students’ nationwide study aims to gather perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines

PROVIDENCE – Research students at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University are hoping to get a sense of whether various factors, including...

COVID-19 vaccination mandates are mulled by universities, businesses

PROVIDENCE – Universities and businesses in Rhode Island are grappling with whether to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, and in the case of colleges,...
DR. JACK A. ELIAS will step down in his role as the dean of Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School and become the university’s senior health advisor. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MIKE SKORSKI

Elias stepping down as Warren Alpert Medical School dean; will become...

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Jack A. Elias will be stepping down in his role as dean of Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and will...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, is launching a new initiative to develop recommendations on how the state can spend the federal stimulus it is expected to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation launches initiative to develop recommendations for state on stimulus...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council,...

Brown announces fall student vaccination requirement

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced plans for a mostly in-person fall semester return that will require all students on campus to have received a...
SIGNING UP: Kayla Amado, an occupational therapist, is one of the growing number of people applying to the Community College of Rhode Island nursing program. She is in the CCRI lab at the Warwick campus.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many nursing schools see spike in applications

Kayla Amado has seen the ­horrors of the coronavirus up close as a front-line worker. Amado worked in a Providence-based rehabilitation facility when COVID-19 cases...

Butler psychiatrist elected to leadership position in national psychiatric group

PROVIDENCE – A Butler Hospital psychiatrist has been named program chair-elect of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, a national nonprofit. Dr....

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