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Free From Pain — August 27, 2013
UD professor studies post-traumatic osteoarthritis treatment.
Joint trauma, such as meniscus and ligament tears, ruptures and sprains are among the most common injuries sustained by members of the United States military during training and service. In fact, according to the University of Delaware’s X. Lucas Lu, soldiers across all branches of the United States military experience traumatic knee, shoulder and other joint injuries at rates comparable to that of professional athletes. As a result, large portions of active and inactive service members live and suffer daily with pain. While these traumatic injuries can be treated and corrected through surgery, Lu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering with expertise in cartilage bioengineering and osteoarthritis, knows that within a few years patients often develop a condition known as “post-traumatic osteoarthritis” (PTOA). Read more »
North East Regional IDeA Conference — August 19, 2013
Building biomedical capacity.
The fifth Northeast Regional Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Meeting drew some 300 attendees to the University of Delaware campus from Aug. 14–16. Participants represented all five IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) programs and 17 Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) programs in Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Funded and administered by NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the IDeA program is aimed at broadening the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research. Read more »
Engineering Designs — May 23, 2013
UD engineering undergraduates showcase new inventions at design expo.
From quick-change prosthetic legs for triathletes to assistive rowing devices, undergraduates in the University of Delaware’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Program showcased their semester-long design projects at a first of its kind juried research design presentation at Pearson Hall on May 9. Read more »
CBER Celebration — May 9, 2013
USC's Winstein discusses post-stroke memory formation and memory learning.
The University of Delaware’s Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (CBER) celebrated a decade of research and service to the University community May 3, when it held its 10th annual biomechanics research symposium. “The center’s original goal was to promote interdisciplinary research,” commented Jill Higginson, associate professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, and director of the CBER. “As we enter our 11th year, we are expanding our mission to include more undergraduate research exposure for students, while improving the center’s industry partnerships and outreach efforts.” Read more »
DRI / OARSI Workshop — April 25, 2013
DRI hosts workshop on biomechanics, knee osteoarthritis.
The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) hosted a Pre-Congress Workshop on Biomechanics and Knee Osteoarthritis at the University of Delaware on April 17. The event was held in conjunction with the 2013 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress Program. Some 70 attendees from around the world rotated among four stations highlighting DRI core facilities currently funded by UD’s National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) III grant: gait analysis/knee contact force modeling; cytomechanics (mechanobiology and cellular biomechanics); surgical knee dissection; and PT Labs/Clinic. Read more »
DHSA Symposium — May 15, 2013
Event focuses on transitions toward clinical translational research.
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.” UD President Patrick Harker welcomed attendees with a recap of some of the alliance’s accomplishments over the past five years. Read more »
Hicks awarded 5 year NIH Grant— September 6, 2012
Research will focus on developing rehab approach for older adults with chronic low back pain.
All low back pain is not created equal, and Gregory Hicks would like to find a way to better individualize care and improve clinical outcomes for older adults suffering from this debilitating condition. Hicks, associate professor in the University of Delaware’s 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 that is specifically designed to reduce pain and optimize function. Read more »
Gift of Movement Celebration Dinner
NIH award to continue support of osteoarthritis research
WREX, 3D-Printed Exoskeleton, Helps Girl With Rare Congenital Disorder Move Her Arms
UD Dept of Physical Therapy chosen for national study
DRI Design and Rehabilitation Conference
UD Basketball Player Kayla Miller talks Rehab
Athletic training professor wins top award
Singh wins award for research
UD Team Awarded $4.8 million in NIH, NSF Funding
UD Research Foundation Grant
COBRE Grant Writing Workshop
University faculty report recent honors, presentations, publications
HIV Treatment solutions
Babies, start your engines
Wildly popular major
DHSA to hold conference
Physical therapy professor receives Catherine Worthingham Award
Back on Campus: Lacrosse alum returns to UD for research study
Kristi Kiick named deputy dean of College of Engineering
Advancing amputee care
Force feedback joysticks help infants using mobile robots avoid obstacles
Delaware Rehabilitation Institute holds inaugural symposium
Delaware Rehabilitation Institute to hold official launch
UD Physical Therapy Clinic recognized by Army officer
Buchanan to direct Delaware Rehabilitation Institute
UD doctoral programs rank among nation's best in NRC assessment
Agrawal discusses role of robotic exoskeletons in stroke rehabilitation
New UD tissue-engineering research focuses on vocal cords