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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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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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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Physical therapy by design

The American Physical Therapy Association featured the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic in a recent issue of PT in Motion, explaining how a well-conceived clinical space can improve the care experience for patients and staff alike. Read the...
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Reproducible Research Seminar Series

Join the biostatistics team as they present a seminar series introducing some tools and techniques of reproducible research and how the use of these tools can improve the quality and efficiency of research.

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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


Our research and innovation programs focus on prevention, health monitoring and rehabilitation. We have more than 120 faculty members in five different departments who collaborate on research programs that address everything from cardiovascular health to neurological diseases to orthopedics to aging to pediatrics and so much more. We collaborate across our University and with external partners — in the health sciences and an array of other disciplines. We also emphasize the importance of ‘education as research’ and seek better ways to develop a workforce for today’s healthcare; we find better and more innovative ways to teach students and prepare them for careers. Our long term goal is to contribute to a ‘Healthy Delaware’ and develop best practices that advance healthcare across the nation and across the globe.








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