Newsletter, October 2018

Volume 2, Issue 2

Tim Ryan presents ceremonial check to KSU For $3.7 million in research funds

Congressman Tim Ryan, (OH-13), center, stands with Kent State President Beverly Warren, left, and Vice President for Research Paul DiCorleto, right, with a ceremonial check showing $3.7 million in NSF and NIH research grants awarded to KSU this year.

Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) joined Kent State University leaders and faculty to celebrate more than $3.7 million in federal research funding awarded to Kent State over the past year.
The funding was spread out across 12 separate projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Health and Human Services, the latter mostly via the National Institutes of Health.

Kent State psychologist leads NIH-funded study to identify children at risk for persistent distress after a traumatic injury

A parent holds their adolescent child while doctors examine him.

Several factors — including, age, gender, and medical history — determine how a child processes a trauma and what treatments may be most effective at preventing long-term psychological distress. But what role do parents play?

Kent State Geologist Wins Grant to Study Climate Change Factors and Inspire Young Scientists

Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D, assistant professor of geology in Kent State University, received a five-year, $487,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.

Some natural processes can help slow climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. One of the factors that influences the ability of plants and soils to store carbon is the focus of a new study by Dr. Elizabeth Herndon, Assistant Professor of Geology at Kent State University.

Kent State Researcher Wins NIH Grant to Fight Cancer at a Molecular Level

Dr. Hamza Balci, Associate Professor of Physics at Kent State, works with microscopy equipment in his lab.

Single molecule biophysics sounds complicated because it is. Then again, so is cancer.
So it makes sense that one of Kent State University's molecular biophysicists would take on the most notorious challenge in medical science.

Kent State Astrophysicist Wins NSF Grant to Search for Exotic Matter in Neutron Stars

Dr. Veronica Dexheimer, an assistant professor of physics in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently received a five-year $425,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Kent State University’s only theoretical astrophysicist just landed a grant that will help her to better understand dense stars while encouraging young female scientists to reach for them.