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MARCH 2021    Volume 104, Number 2


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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
Dulcineia Cosme

Advertising Rate Sheet
and Insertion Order Form

For Authors
Author Guidelines
Copyright Transfer
Financial Disclosure
Commentary Guide
Letters to the Editor Guide
Images in Clinical Medicine


Getting Wiser, or Just More Crotchety?
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Losing Our Way: Caring for Patients Who May, Too Soon, Become Organ Donors
Lynn E. Taylor, MD, FACP, FAASLD

Vaccinating a Nation: Lessons from the Polio Epidemic
Zachary R. Kapner
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS

Tales of Two Vaccinations: From Polio to COVID
Mary Korr

Escalating Overdose Deaths Necessitate an Overdose Prevention Center in Rhode Island
Seth Clark, MD, MPH
Annajane Yolken, MPH
Steve DeToy

AMA supports pilot Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in RI
James L. Madara, MD

Guest Editors:  Bongsup P. Cho, PhD
James F. Padbury, MD

[Complete 39-page special section]

Impact of NIH’s Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Programs in Rhode Island
Bongsup P. Cho, PhD
James F. Padbury, MD

RI-INBRE: A Statewide NIH Program Grant to Improve Institutional Biomedical Research
Capacity in Rhode Island

Christopher Hemme, PhD
Laura Bellavia, MEd
Samantha Meenach, PhD
Niall G. Howlett, PhD
Bongsup P. Cho, PhD

The COBRE Center for Neuromodulation (CCN) at Butler Hospital:
Clinical-Translational Research in Human Brain Stimulation

Benjamin D. Greenberg, MD, PhD
Noah S. Philip, MD
Kristen Fortin-Ashburne, MBA
Linda L. Carpenter, MD

Immune-Based Interventions Against Infectious Disease – Impact of a Phase I Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Translational Infectious Diseases Immunology
Alan L. Rothman, MD
Jennifer Friedman, MD
Jonathan D. Kurtis, MD
, PhD

COBRE for Skeletal Health and Repair:
The Impact of Aging on the Capacity for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Neill Y. Li, MD
Jonathan Ge
Brandon Vorrius, MS
Edward Akelman, MD
Qian Chen
, PhD

Our Arduous Research Journey from Preeclampsia to Alzheimer’s Disease –
Report from the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Reproductive Health

Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD

Building Research Capacity in Vascular Biology in Rhode Island
Sharon Rounds, MD
Elizabeth O. Harrington
, PhD
Susan F. McNamara, MS

COBRE for Computational Biology of Human Disease at Brown University: Progress and Prospects
David M. Rand, PhD
Ashok Ragavendran, PhD

Splenomegaly, Non-Traumatic Splenic Rupture, and Pancytopenia
in Patient with Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis

Katie Hsia, MD’21
Jennie Johnson, MD
Donald Rice, MD

Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis as a Cause of Cryptogenic Stroke in Malignancy
Suleman Ilyas, MD
William Lang, MD
Neel Belani, MD
Philip Stockwell, MD, FACC 

A Young Man with Herpes Zoster Meningitis
Thomas M. Gomes, MD
Nicholas J. Musisca, MD, FACEP

A Cross-sectional Survey on the Use of Tranexamic Acid in the Pre-hospital Setting 
Meagan Kozhimala, MD-ScM’21
Nicholas Asselin, DO, MS
Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE

Association Between Cancer Diagnosis and Mental Health Among RI Adults, 2018
Emily Goodspeed, BS
Annie Gjelsvik,
C. Kelly Smith, MSW

Vital Statistics
Roseann Giorgianni, Deputy State Registrar

RIMS NEWS   [3-page PDF]
Working for You: RIMS Advocacy Activites

RIMJ Readers' Photos

Warren and Newport, Rhode Island

National Press Foundation honors Dr. Sanjay Gupta for his coverage of COVID-19
Mary Korr

IN THE NEWS    [6-page PDF]
Lifespan, Care New England, Brown sign agreement to form integrated academic health system
Brown to invest $125M in support over five years

State-run vaccination sites open in Providence and Cranston; two more expected to open
Field hospitals shutting down as hospitalizations decrease

Brown-based IMPACT Collaboratory teams with CVS to monitor COVID-19 vaccine effects
$4.2M grant to track vaccine rates and safety for Medicare recipients

Moderna announces it has shipped variant-specific vaccine candidate,
mRNA-1273.351,to NIH for clinical study
Company also provides update on strategy for addressing SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

Minimally Invasive Urology Institute at Miriam receives grant to establish
a statewide Urologic Cancer Registry
Registry, funded with a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, will help address
why Rhode Islanders have disproportionately higher rates of bladder cancer

Senate OKs Miller bill to explore ‘harm reduction center’ pilot

Fatima Hospital introduces advanced visualization technology for minimally invasive surgery

Saul N. Weingart, MD, PhD, named president of RIH, Hasbro

Subhashini Ayloo, MD, to lead Brown Surgical Associates
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery Division

Elias Hyams, MD, joins Brown Urology

Megan Ranney, MD, named Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation

Diana Franchitto, HopeHealth President & CEO, named vice chair
of National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation Board

OBITUARIES    [2-page PDF]
Jennifer Zannini-Cipriani, DO
Henry Gewirtz, MD
Bernard Lown, MD
Francis L. McNelis, MD

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