Research & Innovation

Super Suits — William’s robot shirt

William was born with arthrogryposis, congenital joint contractures and weakness that limit his movement. So Michele Lobo and the Super Suits Program are creating a user-controlled, air-filled, exoskeletal garment specially designed to improve his...
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Knee osteoarthritis thresholds for rehab referral

Healio — Researchers at the University of Delaware have determined the minimum workout thresholds for patients with knee osteoarthritis that would determine whether a patient should be referred to physical rehabilitation, according to a presentation at the American...
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Raising awareness and beating the odds

Nina Anderson, affiliated assistant professor of nursing, wrote an opinion piece discussing the importance of the violin in her life and encouraged minority students to learn to play stringed instruments. Read the op-ed on Delaware...
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UD, Nemours study cerebral palsy

DELAWARE ONLINE — Botox and vibration therapy might sound like ingredients to a new-age beauty ritual. To researchers with the University of Delaware and Nemours/A.I duPont Hospital for Children, the combination of these therapies could help improve the quality of...
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ASHA Convention

Our Communication Sciences & Disorders program descended on the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations’s 2016 Convention. The ASHA Convention is the premier annual event for speech-language pathologists,...
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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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