Cate is a junior and a section editor for the science and research section. She is pre-med and concentrating in Biology, yet she simultaneously maintains a love for the humanities. She hails from Mill Valley, CA. When not at The Herald, Cate can usually be found at a lab bench or in search of Providence's best study spots.

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“End Game,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, focuses on the decisions made by families and patients of palliative care. The film has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject.

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Alum co-produces Oscar nom ‘End Game’

February 22, 2019 0 comments

Oscar-nominated “End Game” is a film about love, family, healing and grief, featuring some of the hardest conversations many face in their lives — conversations about end-of-life care for gravely ill loved ones.

The University’s affiliated residency program for emergency medicine has been accused of violating the Animal Welfare Act. The University has denied any violations of federal regulations.

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University affiliated residency program accused of violating federal act

February 1, 2019 0 comments

An advocacy group has accused the University of violating federal regulations by using live pigs in its affiliated residency program for emergency medicine, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Government shutdown slows University science research

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Government shutdown slows University science research

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Since Dec. 22, the University and other research institutions have scrambled to adapt to the unprecedented political stalemate over the federal government shutdown, which has dried up funds for federally supported research projects and now threatens long-term scientific advancement across the nation. 

After students met with legislators in Washington D.C. last week, a small group presented to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI and Congressman David Cicilline, D-RI to further discuss their research.

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Whitehouse, Cicilline meet with climate lab

December 4, 2018 0 comments

On Monday morning in a small room on the second floor of the Urban Environmental Lab, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI and Congressman David Cicilline, D-RI, met with members of the Climate Development Lab.

Under Ziya Gokaslan’s P’18 tenure as chief of neurosurgery at the Med School, the department has expanded its number of labs and residency program.

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Gokaslan P’18 reflects on path to chief of neurosurgery

November 25, 2018 0 comments

Ziya Gokaslan P’18 can trace his desire to be a doctor back to his childhood. His father was a surgeon, and his older brother is now an oncologist.

Child outcomes affected by father’s background

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Child outcomes affected by father’s background

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Teenage mothers are often blamed for the hard circumstances that their children may face, but fathers may play a role in the future success of their children, according to a new study co-authored by Anna Aizer, professor of economics.

University study examines effects of SNAP benefits

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University study examines effects of SNAP benefits

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Families who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use fewer discount coupons and allot more money for spending on food than they would without assistance, according to a forthcoming paper in the American Economic Review by Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro, professors of economics.

This chart shows that there is no association between job growth in a given U.S. metropolitan area and average income of those who grew up as low-income in those areas; job growth and upward mobility are not correlated.

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Opportunity Insights helps craft policy

October 11, 2018 0 comments

It is well known that a person’s environment impacts them in many ways, but researchers have recently found that upward mobility is influenced not only by the city or region where a person grew up, but the exact neighborhood they called home.

The University hosted Transforming Research’s first meeting Wednesday morning at South Street Landing. The conference welcomed various research stakeholders to campus, providing them a space to exchange ideas.

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Transforming Research conference discusses ‘science of science’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Wednesday morning, the Transforming Research Conference welcomed a unique group of professionals to South Street Landing for a series of lectures and discussions.

VP of Research grows office’s influence

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VP of Research grows office’s influence

September 25, 2018 0 comments

In the year since Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher was named vice president for research, her office has undergone a series of developments including the creation of the Office for Industry Engagement and Commercial Venturing, headed by Executive Director Daniel Behr.