Thu 7 Aug | The Providence Journal

At-risk inmates given lessons, naloxone kits

A new program at the Adult Correctional Institutions is working to prevent overdose after inmates are released from prison. Miriam Hospital and Brown University have agreed to supply the medication naxolone to the state Department of Corrections to distribute to prisoners at risk of overdose upon their release. Professors Traci Green and Josiah Rich both comment on their work with the program.
Wed 6 Aug |

Doctors Could Soon Use Your Ancestral DNA to Improve Your Care

Lundy Braun, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, comments on new research that indicates that doctors could one day be using a patient's unique ancestral history to diagnose and treat illness. She notes that the medical field’s focus on genetics might eclipse research on other factors that influence health.
Wed 6 Aug | The Providence Journal

Tech Collective recognizes RI bioscience leaders

Four people have been recognized as leaders in Rhode Island’s bioscience industry by Tech Collective, the state’s bioscience and information-technology industry association, including Megan L. Ranney, director of Brown University’s Emergency Digital Health Innovation program and an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Tue 5 Aug | Yahoo! Finance

Paramedics' start using Google Glass

Paul Porter, assistant professor of emergency medicine, commented on article about Google Glass' significance in a medical setting. "It's a really low-cost way of entering the telemedicine world," Porter said. "I think this is promising technology because it allows physicians to engage with a patient at eye level. There's nothing more discouraging than seeing a physician looking at his computer typing while trying to talk to you."
Tue 5 Aug | Providence Business News

Forbes names Brown University 7th most entrepreneurial college

Brown University has been named to Forbes’ 2014 list of the most entrepreneurial universities in the country, joining startup breeding grounds such as Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology.
Mon 4 Aug | The Providence Journal

Ebola a distant hazard, for now — but stay tuned

Stanley M. Aronson, dean of medicine emeritus, wrote an op-ed about the Ebola virus. Aronson explained that in the past there have been Ebola outbreaks in controlled labs. For those concerned of an outbreak in the United States he advised: "Give close attention to news sources, obviously; consider a healthy diet of broccoli and send a monetary contribution to any international health agency of your choice."
Mon 4 Aug | ecoRI

R.I. Climate-Change Bill Signed Into Law

Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed into law the state’s comprehensive climate-change legislation. The final bill received support from the Resilient Rhode Island student group, and students and faculty from Brown University.
Fri 1 Aug | The Boston Globe

Conventional military has lost power

Stephen Kinzer, visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, writes an op-ed on the diminishing military influence the United States has. "Today’s conflicts illustrate the declining value of conventional military power. For many decades, the United States dominated the world mainly because we had the most potent military. We still do — but that no longer brings the dominance it once assured," Kinzer wrote.
Thu 31 Jul | The Providence Journal

Sports and gambling drive college assaults

Pamela Foa, senior fellow at the Pembroke Center, writes an op-ed about how gambling on college sports and pressure on college athletes fuels an environment where women find themselves in "the midst of a financially fueled sexual frenzy," and offers suggestions for ending sexual assault on college campuses.
Thu 31 Jul | Bloomberg Businessweek

Doctors Are Fighting With Their MBA Bosses

Roy Poses, professor of medicine at the Alpert Medical School, comments on an article that puts physicians at odds with the management staff at hospitals. Physicians have taken an oath to put patients first and the same cannot be said for executives, Poses said.
Wed 30 Jul | Associated Press

Fed to keep cards close to the vest

David Wyss, adjunct professor of economics and international relations, comments on the state of the economy in an article on why the Federal Reserve is remaining quiet about its next moves.
Wed 30 Jul | The New York Times

A Mother’s Ambitions

Yael Chatav Schonbrun, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, blogs about how the way she works has changed since having children.
Wed 30 Jul |

Analysis: Obama impeachment talk just political theater

In an article on opponents' desire to impeach President Obama, and the odds that would actually happen, Wendy Schiller, associate professor of political science, calls impeachment a "far-fetched" maneuver that could cause independent voters leaning Republican now to instead vote Democratic in November.
Wed 30 Jul | Providence Business News

Money magazine names Brown University 19th best school in U.S.

Money magazine has named Brown University the 19th best school overall and the 15th best private school in its inaugural value ranking of U.S. colleges and universities released Monday. Money awarded Brown a value grade of “A-” and cited the school’s strong science programs, high graduate average salary, and policy of academic liberty that allows students to design their own majors.
Wed 30 Jul | The Providence Journal

2 Brown football players accused of sexual assault no longer on team

Two Brown University football players who have been under investigation by police and the state attorney general’s office in the alleged sexual assault of a Providence College student are no longer on the university’s 2014 football roster, and it’s unclear whether they will return to Brown in September.
Tue 29 Jul | The Boston Globe

Priorities in addiction treatment bill debated

David C. Lewis, founder of the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, comments on new Massachusetts legislation that would mandate insurance coverage for addiction treatment and why it's important to utilize less inpatient care.