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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...
DOROTHY JIANG, a student at Brown University, and Andrew Boardman, a student at the University of Rhode Island, were named as two of 59 Truman Scholars this year.

Brown, URI students named 2018 Truman Scholars

PROVIDENCE – Dorothy Jiang from Brown University and Andrew Boardman from the University of Rhode Island have been named among 59 2018 Truman Scholars,...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has received a $100 million gift from Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney for its brain institute, which is now named the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown receives $100M gift, renames brain institute after donors

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced a new $100 million gift for its brain institute from almunus Robert J. Carney and Nancy D. Carney and...
DR. ERIKA F. WERNER is the new associate editor of the American Journal of Perinatology. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Werner named associate editor of American Journal of Perinatology

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Erika F. Werner, interim director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women &...
DR. MASCHA van 't Wout-Frank, left, and Dr. Noah S. Philip at the VA Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology located at the Providence VA Medical Center in Providence. The pair are leading a team of physicians and scientists from CFNN and Brown University investigating whether a small amount of electricity can improve post traumatic stress symptoms and improve quality of life when used to augment virtual reality therapy. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER/KIMBERLY DIDONATO

First study of hybrid low-current stimulation virtual reality PTSD treatment seeks...

PROVIDENCE — Scientists and physicians at the Providence VA Medical Center and Brown University are investigating whether small amounts of electricity applied to the...
JULIE PLAUT has been hired by Brown University to fill the newly created assistant dean of the college and director of faculty engagement and research position. / COURTESY BILL CLEMENTS

Brown hires Plaut as assistant dean and director of faculty engagement

PROVIDENCE – Starting this month, Julie Plaut has been hired by Brown University to fill the newly created assistant dean of the college and...

Report: Teaching hospitals contribute $2.5B to local economy

PROVIDENCE – Teaching hospitals and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University supported 26,449 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017, according to an...
TEACHING HOSPITALS and Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University supported 26,449 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Report: Teaching hospitals contribute $2.5B to local economy

PROVIDENCE – Teaching hospitals and Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University supported 26,449 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017, according to...
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...
KELLY MCCARTHY, right, corporate director of memory care at LCB Senior Living in Norwood, Mass., served as the keynote address speaker at the Alzheimer's Association Caregiver's Journey conference two years ago. She is pictured with Jerome Morgan, who has Alzheimer's disease and attended the conference. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Alzheimers’ Association to host Caregiver’s Journey conference

WARWICK – About 23,000 Rhode Islanders are living with Alzheimer’s disease, cared for by roughly 53,000 unpaid caregivers, whose quality of life will be...
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