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Research Provides Unique Insight Into Extinction Dynamics in Late Triassic

A team of scientists and students at the University of Rhode Island is inching closer to revealing how a group of animals from the Late Triassic went extinct

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Pharamacy, Philanthropy, Armenians

University of Rhode Island Receives $5 Million Gift in Memory of Alumnus

The gift from Edward Avedisian will help fund a variety of projects in the College of Pharmacy, all working toward the goal of carrying on Paramez Avedisian’s legacy through education and innovation, according to College of Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat. Part of the gift will go toward a new Paramaz Avedisian ’54 Endowed Chair in Medicinal Organic Chemistry.

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women inmates, correctional institutions

University of Rhode Island Professor Named Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Ginette Ferszt was selected for her pioneering and significant contributions regarding the health needs and disparities facing incarcerated women and working to end the practice of shackling pregnant athletes during labor and delivery.

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University of Rhode Island Professor Wins National Mentoring Award in Gerontology

Clark has also specialized in narrative gerontology, which focuses on a patient’s entire life — not just his or her health — and health care policy and ethics. As an educator first, however, teaching and mentoring are among his top priorities, and he teaches multiple courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Much of his instruction focuses on interprofessional education.

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Respite Care, Nursing, Caregiver Coping, caregiver support

University of Rhode Island Nursing Students to Provide Caregiver Respite

Students visit the home and provide whatever assistance caregivers need or simply sitting with a patient so the caregiver can break away for a short time.

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University of Rhode Island Faculty to Receive Institute of Coaching’s Excellence Award

A University of Rhode Island psychology professor internationally renowned for his pioneering work in behavior change, along with his wife and research partner, will receive the Institute of Coaching’s Vision of Scientific Excellence in Coaching award.

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Mental Health, suicide, depression, anxiety, substance abuse

Mental Health Initiative at University of Rhode Island About Keeping Each Other Well

rovides participants with mental health literacy on more common illnesses such as During a daylong training, the program provides participants with mental health literacy on anxiety, depression and substance abuse, while also educating them about bipolar disorder, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia.

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Kidney Transplant, reperfusion injury, Ischemic Injury, Prostacylcin

University of Rhode Island Research Examines Cause of Kidney Transplant Failures

Nisanne Ghonemi's research seeks to address a universal problem in kidney transplant surgery that can result in failure of the organ graft. Her research will explore the use of a class of drugs known as prostacyclins to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury to a transplanted kidney from a deceased patient that can result in failure of the organ graft.

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University of Rhode Island Student on Front Lines of Addiction Crisis

Student combines interest in public health, pharmacy while meeting with recovering addicts in prison, assisting officer, non-profits

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Physical Therapy, neck injuries, Neck Pain, neck manipulation, physical therapist

University of Rhode Island Researcher Leads Team Revising Neck Pain Guidelines

In addition to refining treatment recommendations and reorganizing information to be presented in a more user-friendly format, the team expanded the guidelines, last updated in 2008, to include information on screening, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment–based classifications. The guidelines are used by physical therapists in clinical settings, insurers/payers, policy-makers, graduate students and educators.







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