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SEPTEMBER 2019    Volume 102, Number 7


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William Binder, MD
Edward Feller, MD

Associate Editor
Kenneth S. Korr, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

Advertising Administrator
Sarah Stevens

Advertising Rate Sheet
and Insertion Order Form

For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Letters to the Editor


COMMENTARY     [7-page section]
Groupthink: What’s So Great About Teamwork?
Kaitlyn McLeod, BS, MD’20
Edward Feller, MD, FACP, FACG

Physician overextenders
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Helping Prevent Unintended Teen Pregnancy in Rhode Island Impacts All of Us
Diana Wohler, MD
Minoo D’Cruz, MD
Jordan White, MD, MPH

RIMJ Readers' Photos

Siasconset, Nantucket

Guest Editors: Adam C. Levine, MD, MPH
Alison S. Hayward, MD, MPH

[Complete 37-page Themed Section]

Little Rhody Goes Global
Adam C. Levine, MD, MPH; Alison S. Hayward, MD, MPH

Addressing Global Human Rights Violations in Rhode Island:
The Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic

Odette Zero, BA, MD-ScM ‘22; Marga Kempner, BA, MD ‘22; Sarah Hsu, BA, MD-ScM ‘22;
Heba Haleem, BA, MD ‘22; Elizabeth Toll, MD; Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler, JD, MA

Obstetric Fistula Repair in Sub-Saharan Africa:
Partnering to Create Sustainable Impact for Patients and Trainees

Amita Kulkarni, MD; Annetta Madsen, MD; Sarah Andiman, MD;
Arlene Nishimwe, MD; B. Star Hampton, MD

A Collaborative Family Planning Program in Rural Uganda Utilizing Community Health Workers
Alison S. Hayward, MD, MPH; Kelsey Brown, MD’22

Tele-ECHO for Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Rural Kenya: A Feasibility Study
Lindsay Dreizler, MD’21; Grace W. Wanjiku, MD, MPH

Building and Sustaining Partnerships in Health Workforce and Research Capacity in Rwanda
Stephanie C. Garbern, MD, MPH; Kyle D. Martin, MD; Catalina Gonzalez-Marques, MD;
Olivier FÉlix Umuhire, MD; Doris Lorette Uwamahoro, MD; Adam R. Aluisio, MD, Ms
Adam C. Levine, MD, MPH

Developing a Novel Mobile Health (mHealth) Tool to Improve Dehydration Assessment and Management in Patients with Acute Diarrhea in Resource-Limited Settings
Monique Gainey, MS, MPH; Meagan Barry, MD, PhD;
Adam C. Levine, MD, MPH; Sabiha Nasrin, MBBS, MPH

From Rhode Island to Colombia: Brown University Emergency Physicians Lead a
Collaborative Consortium in a Post-Conflict Colombia

Katelyn Moretti, MD; Andrés Patiño, MD; Leonar Aguiar, MD;
Adrienne Fricke, JD; Melanie Lippmann, MD; Jaclyn Caffrey, MD;
Ashley Gray, MD; Maria Navedo; Christian Arbelaez, MD, MPH

An Overview of the Rhode Island Hospital-Cabral y Baez Medical Exchange Program
Neesha Nama, MD; Meghan McCarthy, BS; Amanda Noska, MD;
Amos Charles, MD; Martha Sanchez, MD

Tuberculosis: An Epidemic Perpetuated by Health Inequalities
Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH; Tara C. Bouton, MD, MPH; Natasha R. Rybak, MD;
E. Jane Carter, MD; Silvia S. Chiang, MD

Feasibility of a Regional Approach to an Obstetrics and Gynecology Transition to Residency Course Hope Y. Yu, MD; Elise N. Everett, MD; Laura Baecher-Lind, MD, MPH;
Brittany Star Hampton, MD

Possible Fatal Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
Leonard A. Mermel, DO

Health by Numbers
Trend in Thyroid Cancer Incidence among Rhode Island Adults, 1995–2016
Junhie Oh, BDS, MPH; C. Kelly Smith, MSW

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

RIMS NEWS   [5-page section]
Are you reading RIMS Notes?

Working for You: RIMS Advocacy Activites

Convivium 2019: September 20, registration is now open

IN THE NEWS    [5-page section]
Rhode Island seeing increase in non-fatal overdoses

Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care sign definitive agreement to combine organizations

Brown uses $12.5M grant to create research center on substance misuse and chronic disease

Brown researchers find higher vitamin A intake linked to lower skin cancer risk

PEOPLE/PLACES    [7-page section]
Hwamee Oh, MD, named director of imaging research
for The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital

Southcoast Hospitals Group named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

The Miriam Hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report
for Best Regional Hospital, urology services

University Orthopedics expands to Westerly; adds physicians

Newport Hospital celebrates ribbon cutting for transformed Emergency Department

Lifespan to open urgent care center in Warwick

Dr. Joseph Baruch
Dr. Jay Marshall Orson
Dr. Paul Edward Poirier
Dr. Walter J. Scott

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