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URI Scientists Awarded $1.25 Million Grant to Provide Research Opportunities to Minority Students

by Todd McLeish / January 17, 2020

KINGSTON, R.I. – January 15, 2020 – Two scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to encourage historically under-represented students to gain research experience in the biomedical sciences. The grant to Assistant Professor Bryan Dewsbury and Associate Professor Niall Howlett will […]

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Study Finds Disparity in Critical Care Deaths Between Non-Minority and Minority Hospitals

by American Thoracic Society / January 17, 2020

While deaths steadily declined over a decade in intensive care units at hospitals with few minority patients, in ICUs with large numbers of minority patients, there was less improvement, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The disparity was most pronounced among critically […]


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ACA’s Impact on Racial Health Disparities Has Stalled

by Steven Ross Johnson / January 17, 2020

While black and Hispanic adult uninsured rates dramatically declined thanks to the Affordable Care Act, that progress has largely stalled in recent years and the overall uninsured rate has started to climb, according to a new study released Thursday. Since 2015, black adults in Medicaid expansion states were more likely to be insured than white […]

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URI Scientists Awarded $1.25 Million Grant to Provide Research Opportunities to Minority Students

by Todd McLeish / January 17, 2020

KINGSTON, R.I. – January 15, 2020 – Two scientists at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to encourage historically under-represented students to gain research experience in the biomedical sciences. The grant to Assistant Professor Bryan Dewsbury and Associate Professor Niall Howlett will […]


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Medical Students Take to the Streets to Give Free Care to Detroit’s Homeless

by Ryan Bergeron / November 4, 2019

(CNN) Armed with care packages, clothes and clinical supplies, medical students in Detroit are learning outside the classroom. They are putting their knowledge and boots to the pavement, providing free health care to the city’s homeless. Each week, students under the supervision of a registered physician or nurse practitioner get on their bikes and look […]

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New Task Force to Recommend College Mental Health Policies

by NBC Connecticut / January 06, 2020

A Connecticut task force has been charged with recommending a statewide policy for mental health services offered for college students across the state. The group was created by the General Assembly during the 2019 legislative session. Task force members, who include mental health experts, college mental health counselors and others, are expected to issue a […]


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Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]