Stroke survivor joins national walker at finish line – Glenn Woerner, who participated in a stroke study at the University of Delaware earlier this year, was so pleased with his improved mobility that he was inspired to join four-time stroke survivor Mycle Brandy at the finish of his Walk Across America on 10-10-10.
Delaware Health Sciences Alliance awards two pilot projects – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) has awarded grants to two collaborative pilot projects, both focusing on children's health. One group of researchers will develop novel approaches to studying determinants of childhood obesity, and the other will explore the relationships between brain activity and exercise interventions in children with cerebral palsy.
Nursing honor society inducts new members – Sixty-seven nursing students at the University of Delaware were inducted into the Beta Xi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, at a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 12. In addition, one nursing professional, who currently serves as adjunct clinical faculty for UD's School of Nursing (SON), also joined the society.
McLane chosen Delaware Professor of the Year by Carnegie Foundation – Mary Ann McLane believes that education is all about empowerment. She teaches by sharing her extensive experience, and she provides her students with passion for the medical technology profession and for lifelong learning. She encourages and challenges the young adults in her classroom and mentors them in her research laboratory.
University to launch doctoral program in nursing science –The University of Delaware will offer a Ph.D. program in nursing science, beginning in the fall 2011 semester. Aimed at preparing recipients for careers in academic, research, and health care settings, the program will require full-time study. Students will be able to complete coursework, comprehensive exams, and dissertation in 3 to 4 years.
Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital hosts Delaware INBRE advisory board – Since 2001, Wesley College has established a joint undergraduate program in biological chemistry with Delaware State University (DSU), enrollment in the biotechnology program at Delaware Technical and Community College has jumped from eight students to 187, and DSU has gained access to library resources critical to scientific research and education.
Researchers find evidence of early marker for autism – Most health care professionals agree that early intervention is critical for the nearly 1 in 100 children now diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and repetitive behavior patterns.
NIH grant targets improved fitness in children with cerebral palsy – Samuel Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) to improve fitness and strength in children with cerebral palsy.
UD nursing professor on top 10 list – Carlton Brown, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, has been designated one of the top 10 most influential nursing professors on a blog called “Mister Medicine.”
Wii technolgy gets older adults moving – Video games have been blamed for weight gain and lack of fitness in children and adolescents, but Beth Orsega-Smith is finding that the right games used the right way can actually improve health and well-being. Her target population, however, is about 60 years older than the typical video game player.
New food and nutrition lab opens on UD campus – Students in Carolyn Manning's Food Concepts class, NTDT 201, are selecting, preparing, and tasting food in a new state-of-the-art laboratory on the University of Delaware campus.
Delaware INBRE hosts NIH representatives – The Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program hosted two representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a site visit on Sept. 2-3.
UD joins consortium focused on geriatric health – A $250,000 grant from the Health Resources Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has enabled the University of Delaware to become a partner in the Eastern Pennsylvania-Delaware Geriatric Education Center (EPaD GEC).
Clinical lab professionals provide hope – The annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), held in Anaheim, Calif. from July 27-31, was the scene of more than just scientific sessions and technical talks.
University to launch Nurse Managed Health Center – A Nurse Managed Health Center (NMHC) will open on the University of Delaware campus on Monday, Aug. 2, to provide follow-up care for employees who have been injured on the job and to administer job-required physical exams and health screening for employees.
Athletic training student wins research grant – Gabe Fife, a graduate student in athletic training at the University of Delaware, has been awarded a master's research grant from the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation.
UD students experience first African World Cup – The 12 University of Delaware students who spent five weeks in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup all had life-changing experiences during their travels, but when they returned to the U.S., everyone asked them the same question: “Did you bring back a vuvuzela?”
BIOMS students win national awards, scholarships – Five students and two recent alumni of the Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) interdisciplinary graduate program at the University of Delaware have received awards and scholarships recognizing their accomplishments.
Athletic training grads excel on national exam – Seven of the eight 2010 University of Delaware athletic training graduates who sat for the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) certification exam have passed on the first try.
Nursing alumna wins prestigious scholarship to study elder abuse – Carolyn Ziminski, a 2009 graduate of the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, is one of just 11 graduate students nationwide to receive a $100,000 scholarship from the John A. Hartford Foundation through its Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program. The program is coordinated by the American Academy of Nursing.
Nursing professor's book wins national award – A book written by Carlton Brown, assistant professor in the University of Delaware's School of Nursing, has received an Award of Excellence in the 22nd annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, sponsored by Writing That Works.
Biomechanics Priorities Conference brings future into focus – The Biomechanics Priorities Conference brought 55 scientists from institutions across the United States and Australia to the University of Delaware from June 9-11 to help develop a roadmap for biomechanics research for the next decade.
Proposals invited for Delaware Health Sciences Alliance pilot grants – Researchers at the four Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) institutions – UD, TJU, CCCH, and Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children – are invited to submit applications for pilot grants in basic or translational biomedical research. The five-page applications are due Monday, Aug. 16.
BIOMS students honored by ACSM – Allison Altman and Richard Willy, doctoral students in the BIOMS (Biomechanics and Movement Science) Program at the University of Delaware, were recently honored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG).
Steiner, Stanhope lead Delaware INBRE biomedical research – The Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), a statewide, multi-institutional program funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources (NIH-NCRR), and administered by the University of Delaware, has transitioned to a new leadership team.
Nursing Students visit United Nations – A group of nursing students from the University of Delaware recently visited the United Nations as part of a field experience for a junior-level course, Psychosocial Nursing.
Nursing professor wins national award – Janice Selekman, professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, has been named the School Nurse Educator of the Year by the National Association of School Nurses. She was honored at the spring meeting of the Delaware School Nurse Association (DNSA) in Dover on May 6.
UD alum performs shoulder research on Phillies pitchers – Modern health science researchers are increasingly interested in taking their work from “bench to bedside.” For Stephen Thomas, who recently completed his doctorate at the University of Delaware, the path is actually from the bench to the bullpen.
Center for Biomedical Engineering Research holds annual research symposium – Mark Latash is so fascinated by the concept of synergy that he has written an entire book on the use of the term in reference to biological systems. On Friday, May 7, he shared some of his most recent findings on the role played by synergies in the control and coordination of human movement at the 7th annual Biomechanics Research Symposium at the University of Delaware. The event was organized and hosted by UD's Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (CBER).
Barefoot running: So easy a caveman could do it – ttendees at the University of Delaware's Forum and Reunion Weekend will have the chance to learn more about the benefits of barefoot at “Showcases: Discover UD.” The College of Health Sciences (CHS) has invited two pioneers in the barefoot running movement – Chris McDougall and Ken Bob Saxton – to do treadmill demonstrations and answer questions.
UD nursing student is finalist in national student of the year competition – Kate Harton, who graduated from the University of Delaware's Accelerated Nursing Program in February, has been selected as a Nursing Student of the Year Outstanding Finalist by StuNurse.com magazine. One of four finalists, Harton was nominated by Diane Rudolphi, clinical instructor in UD's School of Nursing.
Binder-Macleod wins national physical therapy award – Stuart Binder-Macleod, Edward L. Ratledge Professor and chairperson of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, has been selected to receive the 2010 John H. P. Maley Award for Outstanding Contributions to Leadership in Research by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Health promotion grad student reaches out to Kenyan community – When Lindsay Palkovitz was 15, she visited a poor rural area in Mexico where the villagers made their living from other people's garbage, picking through piles of trash for copper wire and other items they could sell and burning the remainder to keep warm.
Alumna honored by National Kidney Foundation – Laura Byham-Gray, who earned a master's degree in food science and human nutrition at the University of Delaware in 1990, has received the Joel D. Kopple Research Award from the National Kidney Foundation's Council on Renal Nutrition (NKF-CRN).
PT grad student wins national award for research on infant mobility – Hui-Min Lee, a doctoral student in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, has won the Outstanding Student Paper Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA). She will receive the award at a society meeting in Tucson, Ariz., in June.
New RSO lends a hand, one patient at a time – Lori LaFave died from breast cancer in 2003, but her memory lives on in one of the University of Delaware's newest registered student organizations – Lori's Hands. Started by her daughter Sarah, now a junior nursing major in the Honors Program at UD, the organization has grown in just two semesters to include more than 50 students.
Health science student wins national award – Shannon Whalen, who completed her bachelor of science degree in health and physical education at the University of Delaware in December 2009, has received a Student Recognition Award from the Adapted Physical Activity Council (APAC)
Unique collaboration helps educate future healthcare professionals – Candice was a college soccer star until a spinal cord injury sustained in a car crash left her paralyzed from the waist down. She lies in her hospital bed, rolling her eyes in disgust at the upbeat manner of the physical therapist and two nurses who come into her room to get her up for the first time since the accident.
Three med tech students win scholarships – Three seniors in the University of Delaware's Department of Medical Technology -- Michelle Evers, Alaa Mahmoud and Kathleen Schieffer -- have received scholarships from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Kaminski named fellow of athletic trainers professional association–Thomas Kaminski, 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 2010 annual meeting and clinical symposia in Philadelphia on June 24.
School of Nursing prepares hygiene kits for Haiti–Thanks to a group of nursing students, faculty, and family members, 218 people in Port au Prince, Haiti, will receive bags containing items that most Americans just assume will be on the shelves of their medicine cabinets and linen closets when they need them -- soap, hand towels, washcloths, toothbrushes, nail clippers and adhesive bandages.
Nursing professor promotes responsible disposal of medications–The YouTube video shows buckets overflowing with tablets, gel-caps, and capsules in every color found in a Crayola box, plastic tubs filled with brown plastic pill bottles, and more tubs loaded with cardboard panels from drug sample blister packs.
UD health sciences dean, basketball star chosen as 'women to watch'–Kathleen Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware, and UD basketball standout Elena Delle Donne are among “10 women to watch in 2010,” featured in the February 2010 issue of Signature Brandywine magazine. The list also includes several Delaware alumni.
Accelerated Nursing Program holds convocation–For the 22 students in the University of Delaware's Accelerated Nursing Program, graduation day came on Thursday, Feb. 4, marking the end of 17 months of intense study and laying the foundation for a new career. The accelerated program is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in another field who wish to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing.