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Winter 2023

Papitto Grant

Lifespan Cancer Institute to Grow Research and Training Programs with Papitto Opportunity Connection Support

Transformational $10 million grant will launch effort to train high school students of color for careers in cancer medicine.

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RI Hospital Day of Giving

Rhode Island Hospital Will Present Its Third Annual
Day of Giving on March 23

In partnership with NBC 10 WJAR, this daylong telethon is an opportunity to celebrate health care heroes and their patient centered approach to care, while raising critical funds in support of Rhode Island Hospital’s lifesaving mission.

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New Spine Center Expands Rhode Island Hospital’s
Already Industry-Leading Care

Outside the common cold, back pain is the leading reason people visit their primary care physician. Fortunately, for patients across the Ocean State and beyond, the most comprehensive spine care in the region can be found right here, at the Norman Prince Spine Institute at Rhode Island Hospital.

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OCD Treatment

Grant-Funded Research:
Using ‘Magic Mushrooms’ for OCD Treatment

Enabled by a generous grant of $450,000 from Diana Oehrli’s Gruben Charitable Foundation, Lifespan recently established the Psilocybin for OCD Research Program at its Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute.

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Grateful Patient Gets Well and Gives Back

Mike Foncellino says he was always a healthy guy. So, you can imagine his shock when his doctor’s office called him—while he was out on a bike ride, no less—to tell him he had to get to an emergency room immediately.

Mike's story

AI Software

Rhode Island Hospital is first in New England to Use New
AI Software to Treat Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Rhode Island Hospital is now the first site in New England to partner with Providence-based Volta Medical and use their VX1 artificial intelligence (AI) software to treat persistent atrial fibrillation (AFib), and to participate in Volta’s international study of the VX1 device.

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Read the latest issue of Advancing Medicine. Touching Lives.

In addition to several stories that are featured in this e-newsletter, this edition of the magazine includes a collection of interesting and informative articles we know you’ll enjoy.

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Advancing Medicine Touching Lives 2022

Genetic testing

Genetic Testing for Cancer: Are You at Increased Risk?

Lauren J. Massingham, MD, is a clinical geneticist in the division of genetics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. In this blog, Dr. Massingham talks about genetic testing for cancer: what it is, why it’s important, when testing is recommended, risk factors, and who should consider getting an evaluation.

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Planned Giving

Planned Giving: A Lasting Legacy to a Life Well Lived

The only thing she was missing was the halo and the wings.” That is how Kimberly Beals describes her Aunt Nancy, a best friend and now her guardian angel, who passed away last year at the age of 95. Nancy Kimball Beals had a vibrant life that was intersected with tragedy and triumph.

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Healthy Recipe: Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a North African dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion, and garlic, often spiced with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. It’s great for brunch or dinner.

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