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IMMUNOLOGY ENGINEERING BIOTECH firm EpiVax will use Small Business Innovation Research funding to develop a Tregitrope-biotherapeutic intended to restore immunological balance in Graves’ disease patients.

New EpiVax innovation could target Graves’ disease

PROVIDENCE — The first target of immunology engineering biotech firm EpiVax Inc.’s latest antigen-specific therapies? Graves’ disease, an auto-immune condition that results in hypothyroidism. Current...
DR. JAMES O. MAHER III has been elected president of the medical staff at Newport Hospital. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS

Maher elected medical staff president at Newport Hospital

NEWPORT – Dr. James O. Maher III, an orthopedic surgeon at University Orthopedics, was recently elected president of the medical staff at Newport Hospital,...
RENEE EGER, medical director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center and the Menopause Program at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, recently received certification as a menopause practitioner from the North American Menopause Society. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Eger earns menopause practitioner certification

PROVIDENCE – Renee Eger, medical director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center and the Menopause Program at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode...

Management is a service job

Dr. Louis B. Rice | University Medicine Foundation CEO, ­president and physician-in-chief Leading a group of physicians is a complex endeavor that requires honesty and...
LINDA HUNTER, a certified nurse midwife in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, will lead the American Midwifery Certification Board in 2019. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Hunter to lead American Midwifery Certification Board in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Linda Hunter, certified nurse midwife in the Midwifery Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital, will...
DR. DONALD R. COUSTAN, director of the Prenatal Diabetes Program in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, has been recognized as a “Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology" by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Coustan named ‘Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology’

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Donald R. Coustan, of Jamestown, director of the Prenatal Diabetes Program in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants...
MACHINE PREP: Dr. Ling Zhang, left, and Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, prepare the AKTA machine to purify antibodies at the Lubris lab. Lubris has licensed the glycoprotein lubricin to Novartis to use as a dry-eye treatment. / PBN PHOTO/
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Lifespan researcher scores commercial hit with biolubricant Novartis deal

Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, is celebrating his company’s licensing of lubricin as a clinically superior dry-eye treatment to Novartis, which...
DR. E. SCOTT PAXTON is a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS

Five Questions With: Dr. E. Scott Paxton

Dr. E. Scott Paxton, a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at University Orthopedics and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

NSF grant funds Hasbro-Brown robot-pet program to benefit elders

PROVIDENCE – A National Science Foundation grant of $1 million will fund work by Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative to design a smart-robot animal...
CARDIOLOGIST DR. ALBERT LIN has joined Southcoast Physicians Group. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST HEALTH

Lin joins Southcoast Physicians Group

FAIRHAVEN – Cardiologist Dr. Albert Lin has joined the Southcoast Physicians Group. Lin obtained both his undergraduate and medical degree from Brown University, before completing...
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