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PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA and state officials have announced a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership designed to train city residents in the health care and social service sectors. The program is supported by a $300,000 grant from the state Department of Labor and Training. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence launches PVD Healthworks to boost health care, social assistance workforce

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city’s Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull met with state officials and health industry representatives Friday...

Health, education see slow growth in R.I.

Lackluster growth in health and education employment could spell trouble for the Ocean State, where job gains or losses in any segment of the...

First Healing Arts fundraiser generates more than financial support

Private donors have long fueled the bulk of the Rhode Island Hospital Healing Arts programs’ efforts to ease hospital and emergency room visits through...
BOTH LIFESPAN AND CVS HEALTH made the Flexjobs top 50 list for most flexible jobs postings from September 2016 to September 2017.

Lifespan, CVS rank high for flexible job offerings

PROVIDENCE – Both Lifespan and CVS Health Corp. made the 2017 top 50 shortlist for companies hiring for flexible jobs, according to Flexjobs, a...

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...
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