STAR of Health Sciences | July 2018

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July 10, 2018
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STARs of Health Sciences

July 2018

Preventing the 'bobblehead effect' 


Upper-body strength could reduce brain injury from repeated headers, Tom Kaminski, director of UD's Athletic Training Education Program says in this recent article in Scientific American. Kaminski’s research investigates ways to reduce soccer’s adverse effects on the brain. You can also watch this video featuring research that he and Ph.D. student Victoria Wahlquist are doing to teach proper heading technique - along with neck and torso strengthening - to youth soccer players with the goal of decreasing risk of concussions. They check on Delaware Union players at practices and games to see how much they're heading the ball and how heading is being coached. 

Off the couch, on the run

The Department of Employee Health and Wellbeing sponsored another round of the Couch to 5K program this spring and saw some fantastic results from its participants. Read about the hard work of this group in this UDaily article

STAR leading innovation

What does all this growth at the STAR Campus mean for the University of Delaware and the state? Michael Smith, director of strategic initiatives for the College of Health Sciences, shares some of the exciting growth that's happening on the campus. Read his column for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Fulbright award, then medical school 

Briyana Chisholm just graduated from the University of Delaware and soon will be headed to medical school. Before she starts at the Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, the medical diagnostics graduate is traveling to Galicia, Spain. She received an English teaching assistant award from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which bestows merit-based grants for international educational exchange. Read about Briyana.

McLane named lab professional of the year 

Professor Mary Ann McLane may have retired from the University of Delaware, but she is still impacting students in the Department of Medical and Molecular Sciences. McLane received the Cardinal Health urEssential Laboratory Professional of the Year Award, which recognizes contributions medical laboratory professionals make to patient care. The award comes with $25,000 as an educational grant to UD, which McLane will put toward students pursuing careers in medical laboratory science. Read more in this UDaily article

Icebox berry shortcake

July is National Blueberry Month, which means it's a good time to avoid the oven and instead make an icebox cake that also happens to double as a patriotic dessert. Watch this video and make this sweet treat.  

Exercise counseling services offered

Interested in knowing more about your fitness level or having a personalized exercise program developed for you? Watch this video to learn more. Contact for more information regarding our exercise counseling services.

Nurse practitioner growth

Nursing students in the College of Health Sciences already know the impact nurses have in healthcare. Thanks to research by CHS faculty, others are learning, too. School of Nursing faculty Hilary Barnes was featured in a Forbes story highlighting the increased number of nurse practitioners in rural practices. Her research found that nurse practitioners now account for one in four medical care providers in U.S. rural practices. Read the article in Forbes and read about her research in UDaily

CHS student selected as Plastino Scholar

Drew Sanclemente, an exercise science major, will travel to Tanzania this summer following her selection as one of four Plastino Scholars. In Tanzania, she will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and study the effects of altitude before spending 10 days meeting with non-governmental organizations to learn about the impact of sexual and physical violence on women in the country. Read about her plans
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