Susan Campbell, Project Coordinator, was a recipient for the 2019 RIPHA Lifetime Achievement Award for her significant contributions to the advancement of public health in academics, in Rhode Island and beyond. For the past 17 years, her focus and passion has been the study of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a rare and fatal segmental aging disease in children, under the direction of Dr. Leslie Gordon, Medical Director of The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF).
Stefan Gravenstein, M.D. has accepted the position of Director of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital and at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Gravenstein is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency training and Geriatrics fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice Linda Resnik will lead a three-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense that will examine the effectiveness of various prostheses. Brown, along with several other medical research institutions, is a collaborator on the study.
The three-year U.S. Department of Defense contract was awarded Monday, September 30 to Ocean State Research Institute Inc., a nonprofit associated with the Providence VA.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) a five-year grant to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers.