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Emily Hauenstein

New Leadership in CHS

Emily Hauenstein, Unidel Katherine L. Esterly Chair in Health Sciences and Associate Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, focuses on health disparities with a specific emphasis on the causes and treatment of major depressive disorder among disadvantaged women. She is particularly interested in policy, community, social, and individual factors that contribute to health disparities among disadvantaged populations, especially rural women. Her future research will focus on both health policy that contributes to health disparities and the design and implementation of socially-oriented public health interventions that support healthier communities for disadvantaged populations. More ""

Rhonda Prisby

New insight into bone biology

Bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside long bones, produces new blood cells and helps the lymphatic system work properly. But it may also turn out to be a progressively hostile microenvironment that induces vascular dysfunction and ossification, or hardening, of blood vessels. More ""

Thomas Buckley

Hits to the head

Data collected from UD athletes on impacts to the head will provide answers to questions about sports-related concussion and its long-term and cumulative effects.
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Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff

Robotic shoe for people with Parkinson’s

The PDShoe, an ordinary beach shoe equipped with force sensors and a simple vibration system, shows promise for managing one of the most distressing symptoms of PD—freezing of gait, which is an episodic inability to step effectively. More ""

Michele Lobo

Kid-friendly upper-extremity exoskeleton

Children who are born with neurological or muscular deficiencies that prevent or limit early movement and exploration are at risk for future learning disabilities as well as difficulty with basic tasks like feeding and dressing themselves. More ""

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