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CHS News 2011-13 Archives

  • National winners – UDance, Lori's Hands honored with 2013 Jefferson Awards for Public Service. ""
  • STAR questions, answers – Dean Matt discusses opening of STAR Campus Health Sciences Complex. ""
  • Nursing fellowships – The University of Delaware's School of Nursing has received a renewal of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support primary care nurse practitioner students.""
  • BADER honors – Kenton Kaufman, director of the Scientific Technical Cores for the BADER Consortium, recently received the Borelli Award from the American Society for Biomechanics.""
  • Clinical and translational research – The University of Delaware, along with partners Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and the Medical University of South Carolina, has received $25 million to support the growth of clinical and translational research over the next five years. ""
  • Athletic Training Honors – The University of Delaware’s athletic training education program was well represented at the National Athletic Training Association’s 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 24-27, 2013. ""
  • Chronic Illness in America: From Policy to Person – A new transdisciplinary course at the University of Delaware, Chronic Illness in America: From Policy to Person, exposes students to the social, financial, physical, and emotional issues surrounding chronic illness through direct experience with patients.""
  • Jim Richards to be on CNN’s “The Next List” – UD researchers have changed how figure skaters train. Now they turn to the same technology to change the lives of children born with brachial plexus birth palsy.""
  • Baby love – Inspired by a UD faculty member, nursing alumna Bari Melker recently spent a year volunteering in South Africa, first at a safe house for abused and abandoned children in Pretoria and then at a small maternity hospital in Cape Town. ""
  • Courtyard heroes – Three University of Delaware nursing faculty came to the aid of a hotel employee during a recent retirement celebration. ""
  • Holistic nursing textbook – Karen Avino, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, is co-author of Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (Second Edition). ""
  • Jefferson AwardsLori’s Hands and UDance, two registered student organizations at the University of Delaware, earned first place awards from the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in the 2013 Youth Service Challenge. ""
  • Back to Broad Street – A participant in UD's FastFES research project participated in the Broad Street Run just 15 months after a stroke left him with significant impairments. ""
  • Professor receives award for cancer prevention and early detection – Carolee Polek, associate professor in the School of Nursing at UD, has won the 2013 Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Award.""
  • Working toward wellness – Kate McCleary and Emily Moore, the first two recipients of the health coaching certificate at the University of Delaware, were honored May 15 at a College of Health Sciences ceremony. ""
  • UD expanding with private help – What an opportunity: When the University of Delaware took over a shuttered Chrysler plant in 2008, it gained enough space to double its academic campus in Newark, Del. ""
  • Beyond trail mix – A group of UD nutrition and dietetics students recently compiled a recipe book for those with limited mobility through the Yes U Can Nutrition Extension. ""
  • DHSA symposium – More than 150 academic and clinical researchers turned out for the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance’s fifth annual research symposium on Friday, May 10. Held at the University of Delaware, the symposium focused on “Transitions Toward Clinical Translational Research.” ""
  • Nontraditional NSF grant puts UD researchers on fast track to new ideas – Four UD researchers are on the fast track to developing commercial business ideas as National Science Foundation I-Corps grant recipients. ""
  • Faculty promotions – The University of Delaware Board of Trustees approved promotions for 39 faculty members at its spring meeting May 7. All are effective Sept. 1.
  • First Step: Ideas for a healthier world – The College of Health Sciences celebrated its inaugural First Step Program with an award ceremony on April 26 to honor undergraduate students who submitted solutions to important health-related challenges. ""
  • Education proposals invited – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) has issued a request for proposals for education pilot grants. The deadline is June 14. ""
  • National Nurses Week – In conjunction with National Nurses Week, UDaily talked to School of Nursing director Kathy Schell about how UD prepares students to deliver quality and innovation in patient care. ""
  • Sports medicine honors – Two University of Delaware students are among just 20 whose abstracts have been selected for special sessions at the American College of Sports Medicine's 60th annual meeting in May. ""
  • In Memoriam – Barry Milcarek, biostatistician in UD's College of Health Sciences and the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, died suddenly at his home in New Jersey on April 20, 2013, at the age of 64. ""
  • Projects Abroad – UD dietetics majors Cara Barbato and Livia Berg recently spent a month in Peru teaching mothers and children about nutrition and dental health. ""
  • Salzburg Fellows – Three UD professors will join colleagues from around the world at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria later this year to discuss solutions to world challenges, from human rights to health care. ""
  • Biomechanics – The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute hosted a Pre-Congress Workshop on Biomechanics and Knee Osteoarthritis on April 17 at UD. ""
  • Public health: Saving lives, saving money – The University of Delaware celebrated National Public Health Week (April 1–7) with a full slate of activities aimed at showing how public health initiatives save lives and money. ""
  • April 30: DHSA conference – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) will host a conference, “Mentorship for Successful Clinical and Translational Research,” on Tuesday, April 30, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Christiana Care’s Ammon Center Auditorium in Newark, Del. ""
  • 'Spice Kitchen' – "The Spice Kitchen: Taste the Flavor," a new one-credit course, is aimed at encouraging people to throw away the salt shaker and grab the spice shaker. ""
  • Serving soldiers – Rory Tedrick, a student in the nurse practitioner master's program at the University of Delaware, recently received the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary's Award for Nursing Excellence. ""
  • April 22: Biomedical pilot grants due – The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute has issued a request for proposals for pilot grants through its NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award, which focuses on osteoarthritis prevention and treatment. ""
  • Marking the Spot – Researchers at the University of Delaware are teaming with clinicians at Shriners Hospital for Children to shed light on an injury called brachial plexus birth palsy. ""
  • April 16: Flynn inaugural lecture – Daniel Flynn, who has been named Unidel Chair of Health Sciences, will present his inaugural lecture, "Oncogenes, Cellular Transformation and Breast Cancer," at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16. ""
  • Caring for kids – Janice Selekman, professor in UD's School of Nursing, has been selected to receive the 2013 Barbara A. Larson Humanitarian Award from the Society of Pediatric Nurses. ""
  • Healthy aging – In a class called "Evidence-Based Healthy Aging," students at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are getting the answers to some important health-related questions. ""
  • March 6, April 3, April 24: Nursing lecture series – The School of Nursing at the University of Delaware has announced dates and speakers for its 2013 spring lecture series. ""
  • Global health education – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance hosted "Global Health Education Symposium:  Careers and Opportunities" at Thomas Jefferson University on Feb. 9. ""
  • Nursing instructor named first Study Abroad Faculty Director of Year – School of Nursing instructor, Lisa McBeth, has touched many lives herself, including those of the students she has taken to South Africa and Peru over the past three years. Late in 2012, their nominations resulted in her selection as the University of Delaware’s first Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year. ""
  • Center for Premedical and Health Profession Studies celebrates official opening – The new center assists students who are pursuing careers in the health professions, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, physician assistant, advanced nurse practitioner, pharmacy, and physical and occupational therapy. ""
  • Physical therapy student develops program for Girl Scouts – As a Girl Scout, Jazmine Tooles participated in activities like self-defense classes and mock space shuttle missions, so it’s not surprising that she chose the organization as a way to teach young girls about the field of physical therapy. ""
  • New assignment – James Richards, Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, has been named vice provost for graduate and professional studies. ""
  • Nursing fellowships – UD's School of Nursing has received a two-year, $675,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support primary care nurse practitioner students. ""
  • Helping out for health – The University of Delaware has been awarded a contract with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to administer the state's Medical Reserve Corps. ""
  • Nursing scholarships – The University of Delaware School of Nursing has been selected, for the second time, as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. ""
  • Epic first steps – The First Step program in UD's College of Health Sciences has been featured as one of "10 epic projects led by college students" by WorldWideLearn, an online educational resource. ""
  • Nurse of the year – University alumna Norine Watson has been selected as the 2012 Nurse of the Year by the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. In this role, she oversees the nursing professional development team, which includes nurse clinicians, clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse educators, a healing touch practitioner, and a lactation consultant. ""
  • Get Up and Do Something is source for optimal health – Mike Peterson believes that the best way to bring about changes in health behavior is to take an approach that’s fun, positive, and motivational. Chair of UD’s Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Peterson launched the Get Up and Do Something (GUADS) website in 2003 with funding from the state of Delaware. GUADS is a program of the Delaware Coalition to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Nutrition. ""
  • Nursing student develops toolkit for preconception peer education – Emily Gentile has always been interested in health disparities and she loves babies, so being president of the University of Delaware’s Preconception Peer Educators (PPE) is a perfect fit for the nursing student. ""
  • Healthy helping – Students and faculty in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Delaware are active in community service. ""
  • Nursing staff member to serve as preconception health nurse educator for state – During her 11-year stint as a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse, Anne DeCaire cared for hundreds of tiny babies born with serious health problems. ""
  • Nurse Managed Health Center reaches out across campus – The Nurse Managed Health Center at the University of Delaware is not only providing routine healthcare for employees but also branching out to collaborate with a variety of offices and organizations across campus. ""
  • Holistic RSO helps students reduce stress, find mind-body-spirit balance – Sponsored by CALM, a group of UD students dedicated to leading a balanced life recently participated in an intense five-day workshop offered by the Art of Living Foundation. ""
  • Medicine and the media – Bruce Geryk, a fifth-year resident in neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina, shared medical perspectives on the media with the UD community on Nov. 5 in a lecture sponsored by the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition. ""
  • Chronic Illness in America: From Policy to Person – Beginning in the spring 2013 semester, UD will offer a new transdisciplinary course, Chronic Illness in America: From Policy to Person, that will provide students with an opportunity to understand abstract health care system and policy concerns while assisting chronically ill individuals in the local community. ""
  • Nov. 12: Health sciences careers – The University of Delaware Health Sciences Career Fair will be held from 12:30-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center. ""
  • Research and event focus on health in Hispanic community – Getting exercise can be as simple as dancing to some fast-paced music, and preparing healthy meals can be easy and inexpensive. Those were the messages shared by a team of UD health sciences faculty and students who volunteered at Vive tu Vida, an annual Hispanic family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event. ""
  • Students receive funding to develop solutions to health-related challenges – Global hunger. Childhood obesity. Teen pregnancy and parenting. These are all big issues in the health arena, but some innovative undergraduates in CHS are thinking big and have proposed solutions to these challenges through the First Step Program. ""
  • Oct. 30: Health care forum – Clayton Hall will be the site for an open forum on "Health Care: The Road Ahead" from 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30. ""
  • Two nursing science doctoral students honored as Virginia Lee Franklin Fellows – Two doctoral students in the Nursing Science Program at the University of Delaware, Diane Bradley and Ronald Castaldo, have been named 2012-13 Virginia Lee Franklin Fellows. ""
  • Understanding the undertaking – A tour of a local funeral home owned and operated by a UD alumnus helps provide senior nursing students with valuable insights into death. ""
  • Clinical physical therapy professor named 'Mr. Sports Medicine' – Michael J. Axe of UD's Department of Physical Therapy received the 2012 Robert E. Leach "Mr. Sports Medicine Award" at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Baltimore. ""
  • Handling honored during Parents & Family Weekend – UD ATEP longtime faculty member Mr. Keith Handling served as "Honorary Captain" for UD's Parents Weekend home football game. ""
  • Study assesses athletic performance in novel cleated shoe – A team of athletic training researchers at UD recently completed a study to compare athletic performance variables in athletes wearing a new Under Armour cleated shoe with integral ankle brace technology. ""
  • New health sciences research leader – Daniel Flynn, formerly with Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa., has joined the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences (CHS) as associate dean for research and Unidel Professor. ""
  • Research will focus on developing rehab approach for older adults with chronic low back pain – Gregory Hicks, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, has been awarded a five-year, $2.35-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a comprehensive, standardized rehabilitation approach for low back pain in older adults. ""
  • Doctoral student in nursing science receives national fellowship – Ronald Castaldo, a second-year doctoral student in the Nursing Science Program at the University of Delaware, has received a fellowship from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation. ""
  • Sept. 19-Oct. 31: Nursing Lecture Series – The University of Delaware School of Nursing will hold its 2012 Fall Lecture Series beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 19. All lectures will take place in 114 McDowell Hall at 12:15 p.m. ""
  • Nanomedicine– The First International Symposium on Nanomedicine in Drug Delivery and Cancer Diagnosis, held at the University of Delaware from Aug. 16–17, not only enabled researchers to share their latest findings but also provided a venue to launch new partnerships. ""
  • One World, One Health – The University of Delaware held its inaugural One World, One Health animal, human and environmental health symposium, titled “Global Thinking for the Greater Good: Interdisciplinary Health Discourse and Research,” in the Townsend Hall Commons on Wednesday, Aug. 22. ""
  • COBRE III – The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) has been awarded a five-year COBRE continuation grant totaling more than $5.4 million for osteoarthritis research. Supported by the National Institutes of Health, COBRE grants are aimed at expanding and developing institutional biomedical research capacity by enhancing research infrastructure. ""
  • STAR development – UD is entering into a strategic partnership with Delle Donne and Associates and Bancroft Construction to develop a plan for phase one of the STAR Campus. Construction will begin this summer and will be completed by fall 2013. Through this development, health and life sciences would be one of the first sectors to establish a presence on this campus. ""
  • UD Department of Physical Therapy chosen for national study – The Department of Physical Therapy has been chosen through a national nomination process as one of four exemplar sites participating in a national study of physical therapist education. ""
  • Prof's textbook endorsed by National Association of School Nurses – The second edition of a textbook by University of Delaware nursing professor Janice Selekman was recently published by F. A. Davis. School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text is the only text endorsed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). ""
  • Aug. 22: One World, One Health — UD will host the inaugural animal, human, and environmental health symposium, "Global Thinking for the Greater Good: Interdisciplinary Health Discourse and Research," on Wednesday, Aug. 22. ""
  • August symposium to feature international slate of keynote speakers – The First International Symposium on Nanomedicine in Drug Delivery and Cancer Diagnosis will be held Aug. 16-17 at UD. ""
  • STAR Campus to enhance research, innovation possibilities – More than 100 gathered for the STAR Campus town hall meeting on May 29. ""
  • New UD student organization focuses on holistic health – When Jellirica Tan enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Delaware two years ago, her plan was to become a nurse anesthetist—one of the highest-paying specialties in the field of nursing. She now plans to go into psychiatric and mental health nursing, with a focus on holistic health. ""
  • Racing toward freedom – Emily Holian, a junior nursing major, recently led a group that completed the Blue Cross Broad Street Run in Philadelphia to raise awareness of global human enslavement. ""
  • Conference addresses disaster preparedness for long-term care facilities – Almost 300 people attended the Disaster Preparedness for Long-Term Care Facilities Conference at the University of Delaware on May 15-16. ""
  • College sets friend and fund raising event for new health sciences complexThe College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Delaware will hold its second annual gala on Friday, May 11, from 6-10 p.m., at UD’s new Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus on the former Chrysler site. Organized around the theme “The Future of Healthcare,” the event will showcase some of the innovations in research and education underway in the college. ""
  • Doctoral students receive funding from Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence – Deborah Friedel and Robbi Alexander, both Ph.D. students in nursing science at UD, have received support for their doctoral work through an institutional grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. ""
  • Outstanding kinesiology professional – Avron Abraham, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware, has received the Outstanding Kinesiology Professional Award from the University of Connecticut. The award was conferred by the Neag School of Education at its annual awards dinner on March 31. ""
  • Research focuses on manufacturing composite orthotics for injured soldiers – Led by Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, CCM recently received a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a rapid prototyping process for the manufacture of advanced passive dynamic ankle-foot orthoses (PD-AFOs) for injured soldiers. The three-year, $3-million project will be carried out in collaboration with UD’s BADER Consortium, which will enable the new devices to be tested in clinical trials. ""
  • Research team to study effects of infant diet composition – Jillian Trabulsi, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, is part of a team that recently received a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the impact of diet composition during infancy on energy balance, satiety and growth. ""
  • UD collaboration provides future nurses cultural competency training – To improve cultural diversity in educating future nurses, a new set of scenarios has been introduced to the University of Delaware’s Healthcare Theatre program through a collaboration with medical anthropologist Melissa Melby. ""
  • Professor recognized for four decades of health and physical education – UD's Karen Edwards has been named 2012 Outstanding Health Professional by the Eastern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance. ""
  • Physical Therapy ranked second in 'U.S. News' grad school guide – UD's Department of Physical Therapy is ranked second in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released March 13. The ratings appear online at USNews.com and will be published in a print guidebook available April 3. ""
  • UD's Swanik named fellow of National Athletic Trainers Association – Charles (Buz) Swanik, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, has been named a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). He will be inducted at the association’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in St. Louis in June. ""
  • School of Nursing professors use UD Capture technology to engage students – Rather than trying to plan a class meeting around the schedules of multiple working students, Voelmeck decided to use UD Capture to deliver orientation information. ""
  • Students raise awareness of issues during National Public Health Week – This year’s theme for National Public Health Week is “A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement.” Led by Mia Papas, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, nine teams of students at the University of Delaware shared information aimed at getting the UD community to join that movement as National Public Health Week was kicked off on Monday, April 2. ""
  • UD professor receives prestigious NIH MERIT Award for ACL research – Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, has spent the past two decades developing evidence-based approaches to the rehabilitation of knee injuries. ""
  • Speaker cites great work ethic and preparedness of UD athletic training students – When Shone Gipson was in seventh grade, he wanted nothing more than to play football. But he had epilepsy, and his mother refused to let him sign up. When a coach suggested that he offer to help the athletic trainer at the local high school, Gipson was less than enthusiastic. ""
  • Nurse Managed Health Center provides service to community, educates students – The Nurse Managed Health Center (NMHC) at the University of Delaware was launched in August 2010 to provide health care for UD employees on campus, but the center is also providing a valuable interprofessional education opportunity for UD students. ""
  • Nanomedicine Conference 2012 – UD will host the First International Symposium on Nanomedicine in Drug Delivery and Cancer Diagnosis from Aug. 16-17 at Clayton Hall. ""
  • Dean of Jefferson School of Population Health to hold information session – David Nash, founding dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH), will hold an information session on the school’s programs on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in 114 McDowell Hall on the University of Delaware campus. ""
  • Athletic training professor wins top award from professional society – Thomas Kaminski, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, has received the Presidential Award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association. ""
  • Health experts to address issues in education, research, practice – DHSA will hold its inaugural Global Health Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 4 at CCHS. The program will focus on education, research and practice, with presentations on topics ranging from refugee health clinics and relief medicine to anthropological approaches to the study of global health. ""
  • Scholarships support development of diverse pool of nursing professionals – Five students in UD's accelerated nursing program have received scholarships through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing scholarship program. ""
  • Health sciences programs host open house at Delaware Technology Park – More than 50 people from the University of Delaware community turned out for an open house at the new offices of the BADER Consortium, the Infant Behavior Laboratory and the National Children’s Study on Thursday, Dec. 15. ""
  • Students demonstrate academic excellence and interest in older adults – Kelly Leedy, Megan Hagen and Lindsay James have been named Jeanne K. Buxbaum Scholars in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware for the 2011-12 academic year. ""
  • Icing on the cake – Brittany Sullivan, a junior health behavior science major and member of the collegiate figure skating team at the University of Delaware, has been selected as a Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girl. ""
  • Students learn to deal with injuries, emotional trauma associated with disaster – A disaster drill at the University of Delaware on Nov. 21 was the latest in a series of simulations to prepare nurses and social scientists for large-scale disasters with mass casualties. ""
  • Empowering young women to avoid abusive relationships – Ten pregnant teens walk into the former church basement and take seats in a semi-circle. They’re all participating in the “Safe Dates for Young Mothers” program, which is being piloted by Judy Herrman with a $10,000 community action grant from the American Association of University Women. ""
  • Conference enables clinicians to share research and evidence-based practice – Some 150 turned out for the research conference Advancing Nursing: Developing Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice and Research. ""
  • Athletic training alum shares research and advice with UD community – Tamerah Hunt, a UD graduate, returned to campus to share her research results with the biomechanics and movement science community. Hunt, who is now assistant professor of clinical allied medical professions at Ohio State University, delivered a lecture in UD’s BIOMS seminar series. ""
  • Adjunct professor elected president of Medical Society of Delaware – Randeep S. Kahlon, M.D., adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, has been elected president of the Medical Society of Delaware for the 2011-2012 term. ""
  • Expert addresses the divide between biomedical research, clinical practice – Nazi atrocities on Jewish prisoners during World War led to creation of the Nuremberg Code in 1947, but, according to research ethics expert Tom Beauchamp, the code did little to stem abuse of human subjects. ""
  • Professor awarded fellowship status by American School Health Association – Stephen C. Goodwin, associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware, has been named a fellow of the American School Health Association. He was recognized at ASHA’s annual conference in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 12. ""
  • Alliance funds projects addressing hypertension, childhood cancer, autism – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) has selected three teams of investigators for funding through its pilot grant program. The 18-month awards—for projects addressing hypertension, childhood cancer and autism—will start on Nov. 1. ""
  • Site pays tribute to UD supporter Muriel Gilman – A garden near the entrance to McDowell Hall has been dedicated to the memory of the late Muriel Gilman, a long-time friend to the College of Health Sciences.""
  • Babies, start your engines – Best known for his “babies driving robots” research, Galloway has recently turned to off-the-shelf toy racecars to provide mobility to children who can’t crawl or walk, empowering them to be part of the action at home, in the daycare center, or on the playground.""
  • Expert to discuss emerging field of 'omics' research – Christopher W. Beecher, research professor of pathology at the University of Michigan, will deliver a lecture on metabolomics at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Room 102 of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.""
  • Is it time to throw away the salt shaker? – Two researchers at the University of Delaware think the answer to that question is an emphatic no, and they have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to test their theory that a high salt diet in humans may have negative consequences apart from an effect on blood pressure.""
  • Expert to address the ethics of federal regulation – Tom Beauchamp, professor of philosophy and senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, will deliver a special lecture, “The Ethics of Federal Regulation of Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice,” at the University of Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 3.""
  • Oct. 5: Project Have Hope – The University of Delaware Department of Medical Technology is co-sponsoring a talk by Ayaa Grace, “Uganda—War, Poverty, and the Hope of Tomorrow,” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., in 101 Brown Laboratory.""
  • Legislation protects young athletes from concussions – Research has shown that repeated concussions can lead to serious brain injury, and common practice in recent years has been to pull players with suspected concussion off the field.""
  • DHSA to hold conference – The University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University are partnering to hold a one-day conference, “Creating the Health Care Workforce for the 21st Century,” on Friday, Oct. 21. The event will be held at Jefferson’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Building from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.""
  • New certificate program will help people help themselves when it comes to health – The DHSA has awarded a $20,000 educational grant to a team led by Michael Peterson, chair of UD's Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, to develop a post-baccalaureate health coaching certification program at UD.""
  • A strike against stroke – A split-belt treadmill intervention by researchers in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware enables a stroke survivor to get back his bowling mojo.""
  • Research team develops exercise interventions for breast cancer survivors – For women dealing with breast cancer treatments and side effects, exercise may be one of the last things they think about. Nancy Getchell and Lynnette Jones believe it should be one of the first ""
  • Kamp for Kids – A camp run by the University of Delaware School of Nursing offers a week of fun and education for children and families dealing with Type I diabetes.""
  • Nursing professor receives state award for excellence in education – Kathleen Schell, associate professor and interim director of the University of Delaware School of Nursing, has received the 2011 Nurse Educator Award from the Delaware Nurses Association. ""
  • Physical therapy professor receives Catherine Worthingham Award – John Scholz, professor of physical therapy at the University of Delaware, has been elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).  He is the fourth UD professor to achieve this status in the past seven years. ""
  • Nursing professor appointed examiner for Baldrige Award – Joseph DeRanieri, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, has been appointed to the 2011 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. ""
  • Lacrosse alum returns to UD for research study –A former UD lacrosse player gets relief from lower back pain through cutting-edge treatment at the University of Delaware’s Physical Therapy Clinic. ""
  • Jefferson Award – Sarah LaFave, a 2011 graduate of the University of Delaware, has won a prestigious Jefferson Award for public service in recognition of her work with the Lori's Hands student organization.""
  • BIOMS students win research and travel awards from professional organization –Three Ph.D. students in the University of Delaware’s interdisciplinary Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) graduate program have won awards from the American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group.""
  • Signs of life – A sign language pamphlet of medical terms created by a nursing student will be distributed statewide to parents of deaf infants, as well as to others who have regular contact with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.""
  • Committed to excellence – The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences recognized three faculty members with awards on May 25. Steve Goodwin received the CHS excellence in teaching award, Don Lehman the excellence in service award, and Bill Farquhar the excellence in research award.""
  • College of Health Sciences holds successful gala – Almost 250 people attended the College of Health Sciences' first gala on Friday night on the site of the former Chrysler assembly plant, and the crowd exemplified the theme – partnerships.""
  • Working for healthier communities through nutrition education – Students in a community nutrition class at UD experience discovery learning and make a difference through extended placements at community organizations during their senior year.""
  • See John skate – A team of researchers at the University of Delaware is helping coaches and skaters explore "what-if" positioning and movement scenarios to improve jump technique.""
  • Nursing students plant garden at residential facility for adults with disabilities – Seniors David Krasucki and Nina David were doing their community rotation at the Mary Campbell Center, a residential facility that is home to 67 people with a variety of disabilities, when they learned of McDowell’s wish.""
  • Alumni Association honors top man, woman – Matthew Watters and Sarah LaFave have been selected as the recipients of the Alexander J. Taylor Sr. and Emalea Pusey Warner awards, respectively, as the outstanding man and woman of the University of Delaware's 2011 graduating class.""
  • UD students offer fitness support to adults with limited mobility – Vickie George was an outstanding athlete. She batted .500 in intercollegiate varsity softball at Temple University and went on to play women’s major league fast pitch. She also played basketball, field hockey, and racquetball, hiked and biked, and scuba dived.""
  • DHSA issues call for proposals – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) has issued a call for pilot grant applications for new biomedical research projects in basic or translational research. Five-page applications are due by Wednesday, June 15, with an expected start date of Sept. 1.""
  • Athletic training professor meets Prince of Monaco at professional conference – Tom Kaminski, professor and director of athletic training education at the University of Delaware, recently returned from Monte Carlo, where he was an invited speaker at the International Olympic Committee World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport.""
  • New guide helps cancer patients manage symptoms – A Patient's Guide to Cancer Symptom Management presents clearly written descriptions of 22 symptoms and their causes, as well as ways to prevent and treat them. Each chapter deals with a specific symptom and ends with a list of resources for more information about it. Brown and the publisher priced the book at $17 to make it affordable to patients with cancer.""
  • Physical therapy professor receives NSF grant for research on standing balance –  John Scholz, professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, has been awarded a one-year $162,766 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research to investigate how the brain controls upright posture.""
  • Two national experts to speak at third annual DHSA Symposium – The third annual Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) Research Symposium will be held at the Dorrance Hamilton Building of Thomas Jefferson University on May 17. ""
  • UD awarded $19.5 million to establish orthopaedic rehabilitation clinical consortium – A team of researchers led by the University of Delaware has been awarded a five-year, $19.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to establish evidence-based orthopaedic rehabilitation care that optimizes the ability of soldiers with musculoskeletal injuries to function in everyday life.""
  • Health behavior science major at UD in line with new national focus – The HBS degree prepares students to work in a variety of organizations and settings -- from educational institutions, non-profits, and government agencies to corporations, clinics and hospitals. Careers include wellness program coordination, health education, health coaching, policy analysis, fundraising and event coordination, and nutrition.""
  • Alum tests efficacy of community nutrition and exercise class, seeks more participants – A pilot project initiated by a University of Delaware graduate is evaluating the effectiveness of a community-based, family-oriented wellness program to address a serious problem in Delaware and the nation: childhood obesity.""
  • 'A Healthy Baby Begins with You': UD students educate peers about preconception health – Led by three UD students - Tiara Goode, Brittney Jones, and Phylicia Lewis - the comprehensive program included presentations by UD faculty, public health professionals, healthcare providers, and media experts on issues ranging from the causes of infant mortality to the use of social media for community outreach. ""
  • UD skaters balance sports, rigorous athletic training curriculum – Three University of Delaware undergraduates are successfully juggling competitive ice skating and the athletic training major: Senior Samantha Riddle and sophomore Brittany Sullivan are members of UD's collegiate ice skating team, while sophomore Maggie Berkowitz is a synchronized skater.""
  • UD athletic training hosts students from Conrad Schools of Science – Sixty students from the Henry C. Conrad Schools of Science got a crash course in athletic training research techniques and clinical practice during a visit to the University of Delaware on Wednesday, March 2, as part of National Athletic Training Month.""
  • UD nursing students dare to make a difference in South Africa – Led by Lisa McBeth-Snyder, instructor and coordinator of UD's Maternal-Child Simulation Lab, 30 junior and senior nursing majors spent UD's 2011 Winter Session in South Africa. They came away with a profound understanding of Third World healthcare conditions.""
  • Delaware INBRE to hold annual meeting, issue call for proposals – The Delaware INBRE program will hold its annual research symposium and external advisory board meeting on April 28 and 29, respectively, at Delaware State University.""
  • Delaware Rehabilitation Institute holds inaugural symposium – The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) was officially launched on Thursday, Feb. 24, with a one-day research symposium at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.""
  • National Eating Disorder Awareness Week to be marked Feb. 21-24 – The National Eating Disorder Awareness Committee (NEDAC) at the University of Delaware is sponsoring a series of events and lectures to inspire and inform the community during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, from Feb. 21-24.""
  • Doctoral student wins athletic training research grant – Alan Needle, a second-year doctoral student in athletic training at the University of Delaware, recently won a research scholarship from the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA).""
  • UD Physical Therapy Clinic recognized by Army officer – Col. Edward DeLissio was so impressed with the care he received in the Physical Therapy Clinic at the University of Delaware that he presented therapist Anthony Carroll and his colleagues with an official “Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Clinical Team Effort.”""
  • Harker delivers remarks at Siemens International Healthcare Conference – University of Delaware president Patrick Harker delivered the following speech at the Siemens International Healthcare Conference, held at UD’s Clayton Hall on Tuesday,January 25, 2011.""
  • Delaware Rehabilitation Institute to hold official launch – The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) will hold its inaugural research symposium on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall.""
  • Jan. 28: Shindle to deliver talk on foot and ankle injuries – The Student Athletic Trainers Club at the University of Delaware will host a guest lecture, “Management of Common Sport-related Injuries about the Foot and Ankle,” by Dr. Mike Shindle from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. The lecture will take place in the Delaware Special Olympics Building, located at 619 S. College Ave., in Newark. ""
  • Obrusnikova selected Research Consortium Fellow – Iva Obrusnikova, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware, will be among 11 candidates to be inducted as Research Consortium fellows at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Convention and Exposition in San Diego on March 31.""

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