Physical therapy alumna creates ‘Explore the Magic of Motion’ workshop for area Girl Scouts

Alumna Jazmine Tooles has turned what was originally a student project into an annual tradition for 6th to 12th graders. UD’s Department of Physical Therapy invites Girl Scouts to the STAR Health Sciences Complex for a workshop about the health professions. Working on...

Why it’s almost impossible to do a quintuple jump

WIRED senior writer Robbie Gonzalez wanted to learn the science of jumping in winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and figure skating. So naturally he interviewed biomechanics researcher Jim Richards (Kinesiology & Applied Physiology), who's worked for many years...

Thomas Buckley talks concussions in football

WDEL interviewed researcher Thomas Buckley (Kinesiology & Applied Physiology) about the worry over concussions in football. During the discussion, Buckley explained that we are a long way away from saying that football is a direct cause of chronic traumatic...

Is the quintuple jump in figure skating physically possible?

Scientific American interviewed Jim Richards of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, who studies the mechanics of figure-skating jumps. With the Winter Games approaching, Richards said he does not think a quintuple is feasible for the human body. To stay in the air...

Eating disorders movie night for the community

The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences (CHS) invited the local community to Main Street Movies 5 in Newark, Delaware, for a unique discussion on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders. “Lecture and a Movie: Eating Disorders”...

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.

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. 

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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