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Bart Laws Co-Project Director of RICAP Symposium

The Rhode Island Community Academic Partnership for Behavioral Health is pleased to invite you to our fourth symposium, Monday, September 23, from 8:00 to 12:00 noon at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Leadership Council, 200 Metro Center Blvd, Warwick.

Largest Grant in Brown's History: $53.4M for Alzheimer's Research

Vince Mor co-leads the collaboration between the National Institute on Aging (NIH) and Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) that received a  $53.4 million five-year grant to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers.

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Congratulations to Xinqi Li for Successfully Defending her Dissertation!

Xinqi Li, PhD candidate in Health Services Research recently successfully defended her dissertation titled “Effects of Involuntary Plan Switching on Coverage Continuity, Medication Adherence, and Utilization: Evidence from Medicaid Managed Care Plan Exits.” Xinqi's advisor Omar Galárraga, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, together with her committee and fellow HSR students toasted her success with her fiancé and family. We are thrilled for Xinqi and wish her much success in her future!

HSPP's Issa Dahabreh wins Early Career Award

The Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Issa Dahabreh, MD, PhD was recently honored with an early career award by the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM). Congratulations, Issa!

HSPP's Theresa Shireman to Lead the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research (CGHR)

The Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice is pleased to congratulate Theresa I. Shireman, PhD, Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice who will lead the Center for Gerontology Healthcare and Research as newly appointed Director effective September 1. 

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Health Policy in Action: Ira Wilson's Cost Trends Team Briefs State Health Leaders

Ira Wilson, along with R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim briefed Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island state health leaders on health care cost trends at a conference held at the Hotel Providence on May 14.  The cost trends research team leader, Ira commented on the impact of the group's research.“This is very exciting. For the first time, we are looking at data that reflects actual health care costs and patterns of use here in Rhode Island, across all payers.

Student Profile: Kevin Nguyen

Propelled by his own experience navigating the health care system, graduate student Kevin Nguyen is using his research to build more equitable health care policy.

Melissa Clark Appointed as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Melissa Clark, PhD, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice has been appointed as successor to Don Operario, PhD, who has decided to step down as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Public Health to pursue full-time teaching and research. The appointment is effective on July 1, 2019. 

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