Research & Innovation

Adaptive fitness

The YMCA of Delaware is harnessing mobility for people with movement challenges. Interviews include Kathleen Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and GoBabyGo superstar Anne...
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Men in nursing

Nursing is a well-respected field with a diverse array of employment opportunities. But, in the profession’s long history, men have traditionally not gotten the message. With a 9-1 female-to-male ratio, the Men in Nursing Registered Student Organization (RSO) have...
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Gait training for stroke survivors

Thirty percent of stroke survivors, including some 300,000 Americans every year, are left with compromised walking ability. As our population ages, these numbers will undoubtedly grow, increasing the already high demand for technology to support gait training. “For...
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Nursing Australia

More than 1,500 miles from Sydney, the patients of Cairns Hinterland Tertiary Care Hospital include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, making the Queensland community an ideal setting for learning the importance of cultural competency in...
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Recreating Popular Toys for Kids with Disabilities

PARENTS — For many kids with mobility issues, playing can be an exercise in frustration. Large and small motor skill delays—and more profound challenges like holding up their heads—can make enjoying toys tough for many kids with special needs. But Cole Galloway, PT,...
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Research Studies

The College of Health Sciences is always seeking community member participation in research studies. Researchers are currently enrolling participants in studies focused on autism, blood vessel function, stroke, menopause, cerebral palsy, hamstring injury, prosthetics, chronic kidney disease, and ACL injury, just to name a few.

Each study has specific inclusion/exclusion criteria. Many studies are seeking healthy control participants. 

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Researchers Toolkit


Healthcare is changing. 

The Affordable Care Act has pointed towards a new focus on implementing  practices that lower costs and advance care options through prevention,  monitoring of health and cost-effective care.

Academic research can help advance these healthcare goals. Better prevention programs are needed that help people recognize and avoid risk; Better health monitoring programs are needed that assist the healthy and chronically ill to maintain an acceptable standard of health and become engaged in sustaining their own health; and Better and more advanced clinical care programs are needed that determine the most effective ways to treat rehabilitating patient populations and promote healthy outcomes.

At the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, our research and education programs focus on Prevention, Monitoring of Health and Rehabilitation. We seek to find new ways to help patients avoid getting sick, or if ill, better ways to be diagnosed and recover through advanced rehabilitation approaches.

In the College of Health Sciences, we have over 100 faculty members in five different departments who collaborate on research programs that address cardiovascular health, neurological diseases, orthopedics, health services research, aging, and women’s and children’s health. We also emphasize the importance of ‘education as research’ and seek better ways to develop a workforce for today’s healthcare system, as well as better and innovative ways to teach students and prepare them for careers.

Our long term goal is to help contribute to developing a ‘Healthy Delaware’ and developing best practices that advance healthcare across the nation and across the globe.

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