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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island


Ocean State Research Institute, Inc. Providence VAMC Non-Profit Research

DawnMarie Cruso  Robert Swift, MD,PhD   Mary L. Ford
            Admin Assistant          President             Executive Director        

The purpose of this institute is to further medical science by facilitating research and educational activities.  Funds donated to and accepted by the institute and the expenditures by the same shall be solely carried out with regard to this aim.

Ocean State Research Institute (OSRI) employes research investigators and staff to support VA research activities that may also be funded by other agencies, organizations, or corporations.  All employees must also possess a "Without Compensation" (WOC) appointment through the Providence VA Medical Center's Human Resources Service.

By-Laws and Supporting Agreements:

 Non-Profit Rate Agreement 


Sharon Rounds, MD - COBRE

The National Institute for General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Sharon Rounds through Ocean State Research Institute, Inc., a $10.1 million, 5-year grant to establish the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The Cardio Pulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE is led by Sharon Rounds, MD, Program Director, and by Elizabeth Harrington, PhD, Deputy Director, and also supports 5 junior investigators who will perform mentored vascular biology in laboratories located at either the Providence VA Medical Center or Rhode Island Hospital with Core support via the PVAMC and Brown University. Pleae visit the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE website at ** for updated information. 

Brown Medicine Magazine Features CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE

On October 24, 2104 the Brown Medicine Magazine published an article on some of the research currently underway with CPVB COBRE investigators featuring Amanda Jamison, Sharon Rounds, Elizabeth Harrington, Julie Newton and Quing Lu. Read Article.


Contact Information for OSRI:
Mary T. Ford*
Executive Director
(401) 273-7100 ext: 3674

DawnMarie Cruso*
Administrative Specialist
(401) 273-7100 ext: 3453




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