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THE PANDEMIC EFFECT: Dr. Annie Gjelsvik, director of Brown University’s Master of Public Health program, says every person who applied for the program this year referenced the COVID-19 pandemic in their application. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Students increasingly seeing future in public health

The pandemic may have had a silver lining. It opened many people’s eyes to the possibilities of a career in public health. After more than...
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...

Brown University plans expansion of School of Public Health

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has purchased the Packet Building on South Main Street with a long-term plan to expand its growing School of Public...
DOUBLE DOSE: A panel of state legislators has been meeting to discuss plans for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, but General Assembly leaders insist the House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force isn't competing with a committee of vaccine advisers formed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Calling the shots on a new COVID-19 vaccine

A task force of state lawmakers has started meeting to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution in Rhode Island, but House leaders say...
Dr. Ashish K. Jha / COURTESY HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE/LISA ABITBOL

Five Questions With: Dr. Ashish K. Jha

Dr. Ashish K. Jha | Dean, Brown University School of Public Health 1. How will you use your new role to shape COVID-19 policy...
AT THE READY: Julia Tiberi, CVS pharmacy manager in Cumberland, prepares a dose of the flu vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flu season made more complex by COVID-19

State health officials and health care providers are bracing for a flu season that may further test a Rhode Island health care system already...

Brown study indicates way to reduce overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have found that expanded access to medications for opioid use disorder in prisons and jails can reduce overdose deaths...
Brown gates

Brown awarded $10.8M grant to develop opioid treatment program in criminal...

PROVIDENCE – The National Institutes of Health is awarding a $10.8 million grant to Brown University to develop and evaluate an opioid treatment program...

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