The Miriam Hospital has received an $11.1 million federal grant to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Rhode Island devoted to a growing field of inquiry – how stress and trauma early in life can have lasting impacts on our health and wellness.

The grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, will fund the creation of the STAR COBRE, which will be based out of the Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital. STAR stands for Stress, Trauma, and Resilience.

Lifespan and Care New England have progressed to the next step in the regulatory review process.

On Friday, Oct. 1, Lifespan and Care New England submitted a revised Hospital Conversions Act (HCA) application addressing follow-up questions from the initial April 26, 2021 HCA filing submitted to the  Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General. The Application seeks approval of the proposed merger of Lifespan and Care New England. 

With more than 30 percent of new COVID-19 cases occurring in children, understanding the long-term impact of this illness on their health, development, and well-being is critical.  A team of interdisciplinary researchers at Rhode Island’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital, NYU Langone Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northeastern University, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute will play an integral role in the recently announced $470 million NIH REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative to study the impact of Long COVID in infants, children

G. Alan Kurose, MD, Coastal Medical president, promoted to Lifespan senior vice president to lead new systemwide effort

Changes are designed to protect patients, staff

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases warranting extra precautions to keep patients, staff, and vulnerable residents as safe as possible, Lifespan now has a limited visitation policy in effect at its hospitals and ambulatory care sites.  The major changes to the visitation policy include:

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected emergency medicine physician Tracy Madsen, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAHA as the American Board of Emergency Medicine Fellow in their class of 2021 NAM Fellowships.  Dr. Madsen is one of only five health professionals selected for the prestigious two-year fellowship.