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BEST MEDICINE: Through her work at Thrive Behavioral Health Inc., Daisy Bassen allows Brown University students to watch her work with children attending Thrive’s Eleanor Briggs School, sit in on art therapy classes and meet with other staff. 
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Helping others was Bassen’s destiny

2024 Business Women Awards WOMAN TO WATCH | HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Daisy Bassen Thrive Behavioral Health Inc. medical director DAISY BASSEN WANTED to have a career...
THINKING AHEAD: Ezenwayi Amaechi Ejiribe, entrepreneurial professor at Johnson & Wales University, encourages students to learn beyond the traditional classroom. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

JWU’s Amaechi is changing the world with class

2024 Business Women Awards WOMAN TO WATCH | EDUCATION: Ezenwayi Amaechi Ejiribe Johnson & Wales University professor and entrepreneur STUDENTS SITTING IN Ezenwayi Amaechi Ejiribe’s classroom...
FAMILY MATTERS: Victoria Heimer-McGinn, co-founder and president of Brain Waves Rhode Island and a psychology professor at Roger Williams University, needed to better understand schizophrenia after her uncle was diagnosed with the mental health disorder. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Heimer-McGinn is making waves through neuroscience

2024 Business Women Awards WOMAN TO WATCH | NONPROFITS: Victoria Heimer-McGinn Brain Waves Rhode Island president; Roger Williams University professor AS THE CO-FOUNDER and president of...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded more than $360,000 in seed grants to 15 medical research projects. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $360K to 15 medical research projects

PROVIDENCE – More than $360,000 in seed funding has been awarded by the Rhode Island Foundation to 15 medical research projects to help early-career...
CONCERNED PARENT: Public school teacher Maddalena Cirignotta, center, pushed back against her children being required to wear masks in school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cirignotta has been closely monitoring the drafting of a new policy by the R.I. Department of Health. Pictured with Cirignotta are her children, Paul Daley, left, 10, and Anwen Daley, 11. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State poised to release new school masking policy

When Maddalena Cirignotta’s youngest son looks back on his experience as a kindergartener during the COVID-19 pandemic, he can share one particular experience that...

At RIC, Hope Scholarship is bringing about change

Ariel Polanco didn’t see many opportunities beyond high school as he was growing up, but his aspirations extended far beyond the Providence neighborhoods he...
ON THE BATTLEFIELD: University of Rhode Island Research Foundation Chief Business ­Development Officer Peter Rumsey graduated from Cornell University with the U.S. Air Force ­Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and served during the Gulf War as an electronic combat officer. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

URI Research Foundation’s Rumsey was always dedicated to serve

PBN C-Suite 2024 Awards CAREER ACHIEVER: Peter Rumsey University of Rhode Island Research Foundation | Chief business development officer Peter Rumsey admits it’s hard to stop the...
STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS have opened applications for $3.8 million in Learn365 grants through May 3.

$3.8M in Learn365 grants now available

PROVIDENCE – Another $3.8 million in state grants to help expand out-of-school learning in communities across Rhode Island is now available for municipalities and...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY Plan Commission on Tuesday gave final approval for construction of a new Frank D. Spaziano Middle School on Eastwood Avenue. / COURTESY TECHTON ARCHITECTS

2 Providence school projects progressing; one plan gets final approval

PROVIDENCE – Plans to construct two new school buildings in the city are moving forward, with one project receiving final approval from the city’s...
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Nancy Stone

PBN Health Care Heroes 2024 Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant: NANCY STONE Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute nurse practitioner; Community College of Rhode Island nursing professor What led you to...
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