Centers for Behavioral
and Preventive Medicine
Coro Building, Suite 500
One Hoppin Street
Providence, RI 02903
The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine have received a three-year $3 million award from the National Institutes of Health to study cardiac patients participating in the cardiac rehabilitation and maintenance programs.
Research at the centers is conducted in collaboration with cardiology to develop interventions that reduce diabetic and cardiovascular risk factors for heart disease, through exercise and behavioral counseling. The research explores the link between depression and heart disease, evaluates the benefits rehabilitation for men and women, and tests interventions aimed at helping patients stay physically active following a supervised cardiac rehabilitation program.
The centers' research is a natural complement to The Miriam Hospital's biomedical and surgical expertise in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. For information about participating in any of these research programs, please call 401-793-8000.
The Miriam Hospital is a major teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves as an on-site training facility for medical students, residents and fellows. There is an active cardiology fellowship-training program at The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals. Cardiology fellows rotate through the CCU, cardiac catheterization and non-invasive laboratories, offer consultative and electrophysiologic services and work in conjunction with attending cardiologists who hold faculty appointments at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. More than half the current cardiologists in Rhode Island are graduates of this fellowship-training program and thus, it has an important role in training future cardiologists for the state and the region.