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Diabetes camp donation

Diabetes and You: Kamp for Kids received a generous donation from Kids with Confidence. For more than two decades, Diabetes and You: Kamp for Kids has strived to provide a normal, affordable camp experience for children who struggle with diabetes. The University of...

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Parkinson’s disease choir

The Neuro Notes, a choir for people with Parkinson’s disease, was created by a team of our Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students, area speech-language pathologists and members of the University of Delaware Department of Music.. The group encourages...

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Healthy side dishes for Thanksgiving

NEWSWEEK — If you’re like the average American, then you may gain at least a pound on Thanksgiving Day. According to research from the Calorie Control Council, people consume more than 4,500 calories 229 grams of fat on the holiday. But it’s totally possible to enjoy...

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A virtual reality cave for balance control testing

A virtual reality cave was installed in the fall of 2017 at the STAR Health Sciences Complex. John Jeka, who chairs the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, and his research team investigate how the nervous system uses sensory information (vision, inner...

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December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity,...

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Winter Session registration open

The University of Delaware’s Winter Session registration is now open, and classes fill up quickly, so students are encouraged to begin exploring their options. Winter Session is a five-week term between fall and spring semesters that gives students special...

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Nursing seniors present at research conference

Four senior honors nursing students presented research at the 12th annual research conference “Advancing Nursing: Developing Excellence in EBP and Research.” The conference was developed for professional nurses and students seeking to use research and evidence-based...

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Launching the Partnership for Healthy Communities

University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis launched the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities at the 10th annual Vision Coalition Conference, titled: Strengthening Partnerships in Health and Education: Delaware and the Nation. About 500 people attended the...

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November – National American Indian Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of...

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Chemours announces plan to build on STAR Campus

The Chemours Company announced that it has entered into an agreement to build a state-of-the-art research and innovation facility on the University of Delaware's Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. "The University of Delaware is excited to welcome...

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Joe Biden: UD health initiative can be national model

DELAWARE ONLINE — Former Vice President Joe Biden hailed a new University of Delaware initiative Monday for having the potential to create healthier, more equitable communities. "I think this is a big opportunity for the university and the state to tackle a really...

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International nursing scholar

As soon as her finals ended last spring, junior nursing student Claire O’Connor packed her bags and embarked on a journey of a lifetime to Australia. O’Connor was invited to join the International Scholar Laureate Program Delegation on Nursing & Health Care in...

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Healthy little food swaps that taste so good

Coconut water for juice. A 'BLAT' for a cobb salad. Registered dietitian nutritionist Sharon Collison was interviewed by Real Simple about healthy food swaps that actually taste good. Read the...
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Blue Hen alumni provide expert physical therapy care at Elite PT

Elite PT was named to the Blue Hen 43 Fastest Growing Companies list at the 2017 Blue Hen 17&43 Awards. Run by UD alumni, the physical therapy company treats patients across the lifespan for all types of orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular injuries and...
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Eating disorders movie night

Community members are invited to join the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Main Street Movies 5 for “Lecture and a Movie: Eating Disorders.” The event, which begins at 6:15 p.m., includes a panel discussion, questions from the...
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Infants advance in learning through START-Play program

Physical therapy professor Michele Lobo and her team are part of the nationwide START-Play Project to help advance play and learning for infants with mild to severe movement delays. Physical therapists aim to work with children who are 7- to 16-months-old and having...
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Chemours breaks ground on STAR Campus

The University of Delaware and the Chemours Company broke ground Monday, Dec. 18, for a ceremonial start to their new relationship, which will involve construction of a 312,000-square-foot research and development facility on UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced...
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Nutrition education through research

Shannon Robson received a Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association to investigate the impact of a low energy dense diet in children. This type of diet includes foods with more water, fiber and air, and less fat. Such foods include fruits and...
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January: Lunar (Chinese New Year)

January: Lunar (Chinese New Year) The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s been called since the 20th century, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, the holiday was a time to honor...
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Protect yourself from slips and falls this winter

A Delaware winter usually its fair share of ice, sleet, and snow. Keeping your balance, especially as you get older, is a difficult task. Consumer Reports interviewed our Jeremy Crenshaw (Kinesiology & Applied Physiology) and several other experts on how people...
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UD biomechanics analysis helps skaters reach their powerful potential

Olympic competitors aren't born. They're crafted through years of careful practice, agonies of defeat and the ability to persevere - and improve - under great pressure and difficulty. That's why more than 60 young figure skaters - including many of the United States'...
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Partnership with local fire companies on emergency medical services courses, certification

The University of Delaware is joining forces with local fire companies on emergency medical services (EMS). During the summer semester, Christiana Fire Company facilitated an inaugural course, MEDT267 – Seminar: Emergency Medical Services. The course is set up so that...
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Michael Smith receives John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award

Michael Smith, director of strategic initiatives and partnerships for the College of Health Sciences (CHS), has received the University of Delaware’s John Warren Excellence in Leadership and Service Award. The Warren Award, created in 2011, recognizes significant...
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Loss of sight doesn’t affect Lori’s Hands client’s joy

A University of Delaware College of Health Sciences course gives students the opportunity to learn about the healthcare system and community-based care. As part of their coursework, students visit clients of Lori's Hands, a non-profit that helps people with chronic...
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