Travis Pollen featured in Men's Health - "Man Performs Feat of Strength That Will Amaze You." Pollen, a UD BIOMS grad student, demonstrates his hanging dragon flag and proves no challenge is too great.
Calories IN Calories OUT – New cookbook coauthoried by UD alum Elaine Trujillo; each recipe is under 400 calories--plus you'll find out far you'll have to walk or run to burn off what you ate!
Nursing fellowships – The University of Delaware's School of Nursing has received a renewal of a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support primary care nurse practitioner students.
BADER honors – Kenton Kaufman, director of the Scientific Technical Cores for the BADER Consortium, recently received the Borelli Award from the American Society for Biomechanics.
Clinical and translational research – The University of Delaware, along with partners Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, and the Medical University of South Carolina, has received $25 million to support the growth of clinical and translational research over the next five years.
Athletic Training Honors – The University of Delaware’s athletic training education program was well represented at the National Athletic Training Association’s 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chronic Illness in America: From Policy to Person – A new transdisciplinary course at the University of Delaware, Chronic Illness in America: From Policy to Person, exposes students to the social, financial, physical, and emotional issues surrounding chronic illness through direct experience with patients.
Baby love – Inspired by a UD faculty member, nursing alumna Bari Melker recently spent a year volunteering in South Africa, first at a safe house for abused and abandoned children in Pretoria and then at a small maternity hospital in Cape Town.
Courtyard heroes – Three University of Delaware nursing faculty came to the aid of a hotel employee during a recent retirement celebration.
Holistic nursing textbook – Karen Avino, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, is co-author of Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing (Second Edition).
Jefferson Awards – Lori’s Hands and UDance, two registered student organizations at the University of Delaware, earned first place awards from the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in the 2013 Youth Service Challenge.
Back to Broad Street – A participant in UD's FastFES research project participated in the Broad Street Run just 15 months after a stroke left him with significant impairments.
Working toward wellness – Kate McCleary and Emily Moore, the first two recipients of the health coaching certificate at the University of Delaware, were honored May 15 at a College of Health Sciences ceremony.
UD expanding with private help – What an opportunity: When the University of Delaware took over a shuttered Chrysler plant in 2008, it gained enough space to double its academic campus in Newark, Del.
Beyond trail mix – A group of UD nutrition and dietetics students recently compiled a recipe book for those with limited mobility through the Yes U Can Nutrition Extension.
DHSA symposium – More than 150 academic and clinical researchers turned out for the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance’s fifth annual research symposium on Friday, May 10. Held at the University of Delaware, the symposium focused on “Transitions Toward Clinical Translational Research.”
Faculty promotions – The University of Delaware Board of Trustees approved promotions for 39 faculty members at its spring meeting May 7. All are effective Sept. 1.
First Step: Ideas for a healthier world – The College of Health Sciences celebrated its inaugural First Step Program with an award ceremony on April 26 to honor undergraduate students who submitted solutions to important health-related challenges.
Education proposals invited – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) has issued a request for proposals for education pilot grants. The deadline is June 14.
National Nurses Week – In conjunction with National Nurses Week, UDaily talked to School of Nursing director Kathy Schell about how UD prepares students to deliver quality and innovation in patient care.
Sports medicine honors – Two University of Delaware students are among just 20 whose abstracts have been selected for special sessions at the American College of Sports Medicine's 60th annual meeting in May.
In Memoriam – Barry Milcarek, biostatistician in UD's College of Health Sciences and the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, died suddenly at his home in New Jersey on April 20, 2013, at the age of 64.
Projects Abroad – UD dietetics majors Cara Barbato and Livia Berg recently spent a month in Peru teaching mothers and children about nutrition and dental health.
Salzburg Fellows – Three UD professors will join colleagues from around the world at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria later this year to discuss solutions to world challenges, from human rights to health care.
Public health: Saving lives, saving money – The University of Delaware celebrated National Public Health Week (April 1–7) with a full slate of activities aimed at showing how public health initiatives save lives and money.
April 30: DHSA conference – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA) will host a conference, “Mentorship for Successful Clinical and Translational Research,” on Tuesday, April 30, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Christiana Care’s Ammon Center Auditorium in Newark, Del.
'Spice Kitchen' – "The Spice Kitchen: Taste the Flavor," a new one-credit course, is aimed at encouraging people to throw away the salt shaker and grab the spice shaker.
Serving soldiers – Rory Tedrick, a student in the nurse practitioner master's program at the University of Delaware, recently received the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary's Award for Nursing Excellence.
April 22: Biomedical pilot grants due – The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute has issued a request for proposals for pilot grants through its NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award, which focuses on osteoarthritis prevention and treatment.
Marking the Spot – Researchers at the University of Delaware are teaming with clinicians at Shriners Hospital for Children to shed light on an injury called brachial plexus birth palsy.
April 16: Flynn inaugural lecture – Daniel Flynn, who has been named Unidel Chair of Health Sciences, will present his inaugural lecture, "Oncogenes, Cellular Transformation and Breast Cancer," at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16.
Caring for kids – Janice Selekman, professor in UD's School of Nursing, has been selected to receive the 2013 Barbara A. Larson Humanitarian Award from the Society of Pediatric Nurses.
Healthy aging – In a class called "Evidence-Based Healthy Aging," students at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are getting the answers to some important health-related questions.
Global health education – The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance hosted "Global Health Education Symposium: Careers and Opportunities" at Thomas Jefferson University on Feb. 9.
Nursing instructor named first Study Abroad Faculty Director of Year – School of Nursing instructor, Lisa McBeth, has touched many lives herself, including those of the students she has taken to South Africa and Peru over the past three years. Late in 2012, their nominations resulted in her selection as the University of Delaware’s first Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year.
Physical therapy student develops program for Girl Scouts – As a Girl Scout, Jazmine Tooles participated in activities like self-defense classes and mock space shuttle missions, so it’s not surprising that she chose the organization as a way to teach young girls about the field of physical therapy.