Health

Kent State University employee Mark van ‘t Hooft presents at a lunch and learn to celebrate and recognize his achievements and commitment to the university’s wellness program.
Kent State University employee Mark van ‘t Hooft, Ph.D., took to the Netherlands for four days this summer and walked 125 miles in the largest multiday marching event in the world.

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For the second time in as many years, Keri Richmond took her call for improving the foster care system to the nation's leaders in Washington D.C.  
Kent State students help lead faculty and staff in the Fit for Life program.
Kent State University graduate student Elizabeth Michel has gained much – both professionally and personally – through her experience working on the Fit for Life Workshop.
Angela Ridgel, Ph.D., an associate professor of exercise science at Kent State University and an avid cyclist, has designed a bicycle specially tailored to Parkinson’s patients.
Physical therapy is usually a component of treatment for patients of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative and motor system disorders. Now, a Kent State University professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Services has designed a piece of equipment that s...
Kent State University graduate student Ashley Smith has a passion to get the public moving and eradicate obesity. As a result of her commitment and contributions to improving the health of the local community, the Ohio Public Health Association is recognizing Smith as a public he...
Kent State University’s Division of Student Affairs has partnered with the Jed Foundation Health Matters Campus Program, which is designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming.   During the four-ye...
Shanice Cheatham worked with Kent State’s College of Public Health and LaunchNET Kent State to help her company, Endemic Solutions, develop its Endemic Filtration Portable Handwashing System.
In 2009, Shanice Cheatham, who received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 2013 and is pursuing a graduate degree in environmental health sciences at Kent State, was told that her father had a 10 percent chance of living after being infected with MRSA, methicilli...
Kent State public health students participate in a disaster preparedness exercise on campus as part of their training.
Kent State University’s College of Public Health has received accreditation from the Board of Councilors of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The five-year span is the maximum term the college could have achieved as a first-time applicant. To earn the accreditat...
Mark Kretovics, Ph.D., associate professor of higher education administration and student personnel at Kent State University and a resident of Kent, Ohio, has been named interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2015. 
Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. This year’s simulation will be a mock Anthrax release, with a tri...
Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. The “Point-of-Dispensing Exercise,” which involves a mock Anthrax...

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