Archive for the ‘Alpert Medical School’ Category

Dr. Abrar A. Qureshi named dermatology chair

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Abrar A. Qureshi, MD, MPH, has been appointed chief of the department of dermatology at Rhode Island Hospital, and chair of dermatology at Alpert Medical School.
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Study suggests new ovarian cancer targets

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Scientists investigating the molecular drivers of ovarian cancer have identified an unsual suspect.
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How to improve health care for prisoners

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Dr. Josiah Rich, professor of medicine and epidemiology, is lead author on a new Health Affairs article that offers recommendations to improve health care for prisoners.
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Researchers demystify PP1 enzyme

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Brown scientists have made huge strides toward determining the specific behavior of PP1, an enzyme that is essential to many biological processes and associated with a wide range of diseases.
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Forest model predicts spatial dynamics

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Scientists have developed a new statistical model that helps interpret measurements of forest growth.
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New program brings gender-specific medicine to fore

Monday, February 17th, 2014

The Division of Women’s Health in Emergency Care (WHEC) is the first program in the country to focus exclusively on gender-specific research and education.
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Bipolar patients bear heavy Rx load

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

A new study shows that 36 percent of patients admitted to Rhode Island psychiatric hospitals for bipolar disorder were taking four or more psychotropic medications.
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Research setback yields valuable lessons

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Professor of Neurology Stephen Salloway highlights lessons learned from a failed Alzheimer’s drug trial in the Jan 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more…

Passages: Dr. Milton Hamolsky

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Dr. Milton Hamolsky, professor emeritus of medical science and a founding father of Alpert Medical School, died on Jan. 18.  Read more…

Remembering Sam Berns

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Sam Berns died on January 10 from complications from progeria, a rare condition that causes accelerated aging in children. His parents, Leslie Gordon, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and Scott Berns, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, founded the Progeria Research Foundation in 1999 to fight the disease.  Read more…