NIH grant will expand community asthma care program

November 15, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — To improve asthma care across Rhode Island and beyond, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded $8 million for a new center led by two Rhode Island Hospital-based professors at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute.

The center the grant creates will be one of only four in the country, according to Lifespan, which operates the hospital and announced the award on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Work in the center will expand upon earlier pilot research to help determine best practices for improving asthma outcomes among high-risk children with asthma and ensure long-term program sustainability. READ MORE