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Future Docs
5:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Future Docs 10: Good Luck, Sarah and Peter

Second year medical student Peter Kaminski practices suturing on a pig's foot.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Throughout the school year, we’ve been documenting the experiences of two Brown University medical students. They’ve begun their careers at a time when health care is changing dramatically – from where we get care to who provides it and how we pay for it. But our Future Docs Sarah and Peter are ready to dive in. They’re about to begin their third year in medical school, leaving behind the familiarity of the classroom for the new world of the hospital wards.

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Morning News Podcast
10:39 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Morning News Podcast, April 29, 2013

In today's podcast, same-sex marriage  in Rhode Island, and animal rights activists demonstrating at Brown University.  Plus Scott Mackay on the road to same-sex marriage in Rhode Island.

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RI News
8:21 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Animal Rights Activists Demonstrate at Brown University

Demonstrators picketed outside Brown University on Sunday.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

Brown University was the target of an animal rights demonstration Sunday.

About a dozen people picketed Brown carrying signs saying “Stop Testing on Animals Now.”  The demonstration was organized by the group “In Defense of Animals.” Organizer Christen Baker says the animal experimentation going on at Brown and other universities is unnecessary.

"There are alternatives that need to be explored. They’re safer. They’re cheaper and they’re accurate."

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Future Docs
2:55 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Future Docs: Live Forum at Brown

Today, who takes care of you, where, and how your care is paid for is shifting dramatically. Tomorrow’s doctors need to understand how to work in teams, how to balance quality and cost, and maybe even how to keep an entire population – and not just a single patient – healthy.

Broadcast Program
Future Docs Bonus Q&A

Hear how Brown’s medical school faculty are responding to this changing landscape through innovations in the curriculum. Plus, meet the two medical students who have been featured in Rhode Island Public Radio’s school-year-long documentary seriesFuture Docs.”

The forum is moderated by Kristin Gourlay, health care reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio.

Panelists include:

· Rhode Island Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts

· Paul George, MD, Director of Year II curriculum at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University

· Second year medical students Peter Kaminski and Sarah Rapoport, featured on “Future Docs

The forum is moderated by Kristin Gourlay, health care reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio.

Forum recorded at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University on Tuesday April 23.

Before the forum, Dr. Stanley Aronson spoke to the audience about the advances in medical training. You can read his comments here on his guest blog post.

Future Docs
5:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Future Docs 9: Teaching Medical Ethics

Jay Baruch, MD teaches ethics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Some of the toughest decisions any of us will ever make will take place in a doctor’s office. But before those decisions ever come up, doctors must often wrestle with the options themselves. And those options are growing more complicated every year. In this next to last episode in our series Future Docs, we ask how today’s medical students are learning to grapple with tomorrow’s ethical questions.

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Higher Education
12:28 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Brown Statement on Missing Student, Now Confirmed Dead

Brown University President Christina Paxson sent the following letter to members of the Brown community after receiving confirmation that a body found in Providence is that of missing Brown student Sunil Tripathi.

Members of the Brown Community,

It is with profound sadness that I write to share news that the state medical examiner has confirmed the death of Brown student Sunil Tripathi.

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Higher Education
10:31 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Brown Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

Ben Affleck (2009)

Actor turned Director Ben Affleck will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts during Brown University’s commencement next month.  Affleck’s film Argo won best picture at the Academy Awards in February, but he was famously snubbed by the Oscar committee when it came to a best director nomination.

Brown will also confer honorary degrees on writer and MIT professor Junot Diaz and bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, along with three others. Falkow will host a forum on infectious diseases as part of commencement weekend.

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RI News
11:57 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Examiner Working to ID Body Pulled from India Point

A state medical examiner is examining a body pulled from the water off of India Point in Providence. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements told Rhode Island Public Radio that police suspect the body may be that of missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi.  Department of Health spokeswoman Dara Chadwick says it may take a little time to identify the body.

“I can’t really give you a definitive time as to when we might know. I don’t know that we’ll be able to confirm an ID today. But, again, the exam is being done today," said Chadwick.

RI News
5:04 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Family of Missing Brown Student Horrified by Erroneous Link to Boston Bombings

Sunil Tripathi has been missing since March 16th.
Credit Tripathi family

It’s been about six weeks since Brown University philosophy major Sunil Tripathi disappeared. For a few hours he was erroneously linked to the Boston Marathon bombings. His family was horrified that he was rumored to be involved. 

Sunil’s brother, Ravi Tripathi, stopped by our studios to talk with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic.

Sunil "Sunny" Tripathi is six-foot tall, last seen wearing a black ski jacket and black hat with a Philadelphia Eagles logo. Anyone with information should call the Providence or Brown University police.

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Future Docs
3:05 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Tonight! Future Docs Live at Brown Med School

Future Docs Peter Kaminski and Sarah Rapoport
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Where can you meet Future Docs Sarah and Peter and hear from some of Rhode Island's finest minds in health care and medical education? Wonder no more.

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