Thursday, October 1, 2009

Professor developing gene-to-vaccine program

Professor Annie De Groot was recently profiled by the Boston Herald, for her leadership in vaccine development to address illness worldwide. The article, "Annie De Groot proves the power of one person" describes her pioneering work. De Groot was awarded a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead the development and application of an integrated gene-to-vaccine program targeting emerging infectious diseases. The College of Environment and Life Sciences professor is the founder of the Institute for Immunology Informatics (I’Cubed) at the University where she is ensuring the next generation of vaccine and biologics researchers. De Groot is also the the founder, CEO and CSO of EpiVax in Providence.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Researchers test effectiveness of of ADHD drug on college students
Professor Lisa Weygandt is in the news this week as she launches the first research study of the effectiveness of a drug to treat college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A collaboration with researchers at Lehigh University, the project has received coverage on CNBC, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Medical News Today, PsychCentral, and other online media outlets. Read the URI news release about the project here.

Nursing Shortage Yields Regional Collaboration
College of Nursing Dean Dayle Joseph was quoted in an Associated Press story about a new initiative uniting colleges, universities and hospitals in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire in an effort to ease the nursing shortage in the region. Part of the reason for the shortage, she said, is that not enough qualified nurses want to teach nursing. The story appeared in several regional newspapers, including the Boston Herald, the The South Coast Today, the New London Day, among others. The topic was also reported on ABC6 News among others.

President Dooley on WPRO with Buddy Cianci
President Dooley continued his visits with media around Rhode Island this week by appearing yesterday with WPRO radio talk show host Buddy Cianci to discuss the state of the University and his plans for the coming year. Listen to the podcast.