Improving Upper Limb Prosthesis for Women Veteran Amputees

Linda Resnik, a research scientist at the Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology at the Providence VA Medical Center, and Professor, Health Services Policy & Practice at Brown University, has been awarded nearly $600,000 by the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service to conduct a three-year research study to improve upper-limb prostheses for women veteran amputees.  For more information, please follow this link.

(Distributed October 19, 2018)

For elderly residents, hurricanes bring increased risks

Associate Professors David Dosa and Kali Thomas, along with collaborators at the University of South Florida, received a $900,000 grant in early September from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work studying the impact of hurricanes on residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Southeast coast and the potential for major disaster, Dosa shared insights from the team’s prior research on the effect of hurricanes in recent years. 

(Distributed September 14, 2018)

Academy Health 2018 | Best Post Doc Abstract

Amit KumarAmit KumarAmit Kumar, postdoctoral research fellow was awarded the Academy Health's 2018 Best Post Doc Abstract.  The title of the abstract is, "Comparing Post-Acute Rehabilitation Use, Length of Stay and Outcomes Experienced by Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries with Hip Fracture."  

(Distributed May 31, 2018)

AGS Epidemiology Best Paper Award

Andrew ZulloAndrew ZulloAssistant Professor Andrew Zullow's research won the Epidemiology Best Paper Award at the 2018 American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Many studies have examined the effects of statins after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but nearly all excluded frail older nursing home (NH) residents and few examined functional outcomes. The effect of statins on muscle pain, muscle fatigue, weakness, and functional decline is controversial and remains unclear.

(Distributed May 22, 2018)

Hospitals affiliated with ACOs reduced rehospitalizations from SNFs

Momotazur 'Shantu' RahmanMomotazur 'Shantu' Rahman“The take home message … is ACO-affiliated hospitals reduced rehospitalizations from SNFs at a faster rate than other hospitals,” Momotazur Rahman, PhD, assistant professor at Brown University School of Public Health, told Orthopedics Today

(Distributed May 11, 2018)

Hip Fractures Lower in Nursing Home Residents with Multiple Sclerosis

Tingting ZhangTingting ZhangHip fractures are common in nursing home residents and associated with functional dependence and elevated mortality. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated and degenerative disease of the central nervous system, characterized by disability progression over time.

(Distributed May 11, 2018)

Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Kali ThomasKali ThomasKali Thomas, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, Health Services Policy and Practice receives the School of Public Health's Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

(Distributed April 18, 2018)

Studying a music program for nursing home residents with dementia

Vince MorVince MorWith a new grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers plan to conduct a randomized trial of whether a nursing home program that involves listening to a personalized music playlist can improve care and outcomes among residents with dementia. “While MUSIC & MEMORY has been introduced to many residents with dementia living in nursing homes over the past few years, there is little systematic data on how the program is implemented nor on how it affects the behavior of the population of

(Distributed April 17, 2018)
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