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Miriam Hospital wins federal grant to study post-incarceration opioid treatment

PROVIDENCE — Miriam Hospital has been awarded a federal $215,157 National Institutes of Health grant to study an innovative opioid addiction program for incarcerated...

PBN fall 2017 Health Care Summit set for Oct. 5 in...

PROVIDENCE - PBN’s fall 2017 Health Care Summit will take place Oct. 5 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick from 8:30-11:30 p.m. This year the...
U.S. SEN. SHELDON Whitehouse, left, and Lifespan primary investigator Dr. Peter J. Quesenberry discuss his team’s research at Lifespan’s research lab at 1 Hoppin St. in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Whitehouse warns hospital consolidation could hurt innovation, economy

PROVIDENCE ­– As U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse spoke to Lifespan researchers celebrating a $10 million stem cell biology research grant Aug. 29, he warned...
LIFESPAN CANCER INSTITUTE Researcher Dr. Peter Quesenbery and his stem cell research team celebrated a $10 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Phase II grant Tuesday afternoon.

Lifespan announces $10M Phase II COBRE grant

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Peter Quesenberry and his team announced Tuesday a $10 million, five-year Phase II Centers of Biomedical Research...
URI STAR: Walt Besio, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island and owner of CREmedical, secured $6 million in a National Science Foundation grant in 2015, a year after he earned two patents for a biomedical electrode that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures. From left, Jessika Decker, test subject and intern at CREmedical, Besio and Rachel Bartels, product manager at CREmedical. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Rhode Island needs more scientific breakthroughs to become a biotech hub,...

Rhode Island wants its own share of the biomedical-, technology- and engineering-based economy that has transformed Boston, and strengthened the competitive position of Massachusetts. To...
THE PROP: Erin Pender and her family – husband, Seneca, son, Jamyn and daughter, London – enjoy moments together, as well as sharing them on Facebook.

Erin Pender, 36 Director of physician practices — Lifespan Physician...

Where do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? In 20 years, professionally, I see myself as a CEO or chief operating officer of a...
DR. G. DEAN ROYE has been appointed senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at The Miriam Hospital. /COURTESY THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL

Miriam appoints Roye senior VP of medical affairs, chief medical officer

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital, a Lifespan facility, announced the appointment of Dr. G. Dean Roye, a veteran surgeon at the hospital, as senior...
DR. DAVID C. SAVITZKY, chief child psychiatrist for the Lifespan-affiliated Gateway Healthcare, testified in support of legislation passed by the R.I. General Assembly last month to ban the practice of "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors in the state. / COURTESY CAPITOL TV

Five Questions With: Dr. David C. Savitzky

Dr. David C. Savitzky is the chief pediatric psychiatrist for Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan-affiliated behavioral health care nonprofit, who advocated as an independent citizen...
LIFESPAN PRESIDENT AND CEO Dr. Timothy J. Babineau said an improved financial position in 2016 allowed Lifespan to make a voluntary PILOT payment to Providence in fiscal 2017.

Lifespan pays Providence $400K in voluntary PILOT program

PROVIDENCE - Lifespan paid Providence $400,000 voluntarily as part of a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes program just in time to make a donation...
RHODE ISLAND Hospital President Margaret M. Van Bree speaks during the June 19 opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center, which will assist patients struggling with opioid addiction. /COURTESY LIFESPAN

Rhode Island Hospital opens recovery center for patients struggling with opioid...

PROVIDENCE – Federal and state officials joined Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan leadership at the June 19 opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center, Lifespan...

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